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Sergio Ramos thanks Casillas for Ballon d'Or nomination

Posted Thursday, October 25, 2012 by YAHOO Sport92 hits

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has paid tribute to his teammate Iker Casillas after the goalkeeper nominated him for the Ballon d’Or. Ramos was the 31-year-old's first pick along with Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Xavi. Whether it's a player, coach or journalist voting, five points goes to first pick, three to second choice and one point to the third selected player. And the versa...Full Story »

UPDATE 2-Soccer-Israeli championship preliminary round results and standings

Posted Sunday, September 23, 2012 by YAHOO Sport32 hits

Results and standings from the Israeli championship Preliminary round matches on Saturday Saturday, September 22 Beitar Jerusalem 0 Hapoel Akko 1 Bnei Yehuda 3 Hapoel Haifa 1 Bnei Sakhnin 1 Hapoel Ramat Gan 3 Maccabi Haifa 0 Ashdod 1 Maccabi Netanya 2 Hapoel Beer Sheva 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Ashdod 4 4 0 0 8 2 12 2 Hapoel Tel Aviv 3 3 0 0 5 0 9 3 Maccabi Tel Aviv 3 3 0 0 6 2 9 4 Hapoel Ak...Full Story »

Inter dominate new boys Pescara

Posted Monday, August 27, 2012 by ESPN110 hits

Serie A newboys Pescara were given a less-than-friendly introduction to life in the top flight as they were beaten by Inter Milan. The Delfini, second-tier champions last season, were always going to be up against it at the Stadio Adriatico and so it proved, as Wesley Sneijder got Inter up and running with 17 minutes gone. Diego Milito then caught them cold with a second two minutes later an...Full Story »

Pescara 0-3 Inter: Sneijder, Milito and Coutinho secure dominant win

Posted Monday, August 27, 2012 by YAHOO Sport35 hits

Inter opened its Serie A campaign with an impressive victory over a newly-promoted Pescara in Abruzzo on Sunday evening. The host played its part in an absorbing opening to the game at the Adriatico but it was left reeling after the concession of two goals in three minutes, with Diego Milito creating the opener for Wesley Sneijder before netting himself moments later after being set up by new s...Full Story »

Milla takes responsibility for Spain's Olympic elimination

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2012 by YAHOO Sport41 hits

Coach Luis Milla has shouldered the blame for Spain's early elimination from the men's football tournament at the Olympic Games. La Roja last won gold in 1992 and were among the favorites to do so once more, but two shock defeats against Japan and Honduras in their opening games has sent them packing at the group stages. Spain takes on Morocco in its final bracket game on Wednesday, and the co...Full Story »

Spain faces FIFA action after Olympic elimination

Posted Monday, July 30, 2012 by YAHOO Sport92 hits

Spain faces FIFA disciplinary action after its bad-tempered elimination from the Olympic soccer tournament. Seven Spain players, including star forward Juan Mata, received yellow cards in a 1-0 loss against Honduras in Newcastle. The tournament favorite now cannot advance from its group. Some Spain players clashed with opponents in the tunnel at halftime and confronted Venezuelan referee Juan ...Full Story »

Dominant Germany through to Euro semis

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2012 by ESPN222 hits

Germany eased ominously into the semi-finals of Euro 2012 - where they will meet either England or Italy - with a 4-2 win over Greece at the Gdansk Arena on Friday. Having set out to frustrate from the off, once they fell behind to Philipp Lahm's goal just before half-time the 2004 champions were always up against it. Having equalised somewhat unexpectedly through Celtic forward Giorgios Sam...Full Story »

Belgian eBay fans dump eliminated Dutch

Posted Tuesday, June 19, 2012 by YAHOO Sport84 hits

A group of Belgian fans, who backed Holland after their own team failed to qualify for Euro 2012 and after their neighbours 'bought them on eBay, are looking for a new team after the Oranje crashed out of Euro 2012. The fans had set up a Facebook group, 'Belgian soccer fans for sale for Euro 2012', which has grown to 20,000 members, while explaining if they were 'adopted' for a fee they would d...Full Story »

Portugal v Holland preview - Dutch out to avoid early elimination in Kharkiv

Posted Sunday, June 17, 2012 by skysports.com799 hits

Bert van Marwijk: Holland must win to stand any chance of going through Portugal will be hoping to make Holland the first high-profile casualty of Euro 2012 when they meet in the final round of fixtures in Group B. Sunday will see the so-called Group of Death put the final nails into the respective coffins of two disappointed nations. There is every chance that Holland will see their Europe...Full Story »

I can be the Jerminator

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 by The Sun103 hits

GO WITH DEFOE ... Spurs ace fires in a shot that just flies wide JERMAIN DEFOE is gearing up to make a massive impact at Euro 2012. The Spurs striker came off the bench to give an impressive second-half display and hit a post in Saturday’s win against Belgium. Defoe, 29, is considered by many pundits to be the “fourth choice” forward in Roy Hodgson’s squad for Poland a...Full Story »

Barca terminate Henrique's contract

Posted Saturday, June 02, 2012 by ESPN140 hits

Barcelona have agreed to cancel the remainder of Brazilian defender Henrique's contract, the La Liga club have announced. Henrique, who will be released from his deal this summer, cost Barca an initial 8million euros when he joined on a five-year contract from Palmeiras in 2008 but has spent the subsequent four years out on loan. Immediately after joining he moved to Bayer Leverkusen for a y...Full Story »

Livingston vs Ayr preview - Lions aim to halt Ayr dominance

Posted Saturday, April 14, 2012 by PA23 hits

Livingston are hoping to beat Ayr for the first time in five attempts this season. They are however likely to be without the injured trio of Jason Talbot, Liam Fox and Iain Russell. The Lions have also lost their last four games at home and manager John Hughes is looking to correct both sequences this time out. He said: "We played some really good stuff at Raith Rovers in midweek when we won ...Full Story »

Dominant Bayern book semi-final berth

Posted Wednesday, April 04, 2012 by ESPN112 hits

Two first-half goals from Ivica Olic helped Bayern Munich to a routine win over Marseille that booked them a Champions League semi-final birth. Already leading 2-0 from the first leg, the German giants were always favourites to progress on Tuesday night and so it proved as two clinical moments from the Croatian proved sufficient.Were it not for the heroics of visiting goalkeeper Steve Mandand...Full Story »

Guardiola: Messi as dominant as Jordan

Posted Wednesday, March 21, 2012 by ESPN109 hits

Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola likened Lionel Messi to basketball great Michael Jordan. While American Jordan ruled the NBA and set a host of records at the peak of his career with the Chicago Bulls, so Messi, at the age of 24, is achieving unprecedented feats in football. He set the Barcelona goals record in tonight's 5-3 Primera Division win over with Granada at the Nou Camp. Messi equalled...Full Story »

Ronaldinho in Brazil's preliminary Olympic squad

Posted Thursday, March 15, 2012 by YAHOO Sport65 hits

Ronaldinho was on Wednesday named in Brazil coach Mano Menezes' preliminary 52-man squad for the football tournament at this year's London Olympics. Menezes must whittle the squad down to 35 players by June 8 before announcing a final 18-man squad by July 6. Each squad is only allowed to include three players aged over 23 and Menezes' squad included young stars such as Santos forward Neymar, h...Full Story »

Brazil legend Ronaldo: Barcelona dominated the Clasico and is superior to Real Madrid

Posted Thursday, December 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport61 hits

Brazil legend Ronaldo has insisted that Barcelona were worthy winners of Saturday's crunch match against Real Madrid.The Catalan giants secured the full three points despite going behind in the first minute of the game, and moved ahead of their great rivals at the Primera Division summit.Ronaldo, who played at Camp Nou between 1996 and 1997 and at Madrid from 2002 to 2007, also stated that...Full Story »

Fergie demands response - United tactician hoping players respond to elimination

Posted Thursday, December 08, 2011 by skysports.com244 hits

Sir Alex Ferguson: Has called on United to respond to their Champions League exit Sir Alex Ferguson has called on Manchester United to use the misery of their UEFA Champions League exit at the hands of Basel as motivation for future glory. The Red Devils only needed to draw their final Group C game in Switzerland to book their place in the last 16 of the competition for a fifth consecutive sea...Full Story »

Messi, Ronaldo, Xavi, nominated for top FIFA award

Posted Monday, December 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport66 hits

Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Xavi Hernandez will be up against Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo for the FIFA world player of the year award. The three Ballon d’Or finalists were selected Monday from among 23 nominees. Messi beat Barcelona teammates Andres Iniesta and Xavi to win last year. Messi also won the award two years ago when France Football magazine chose the best pla...Full Story »

Aguero’s late winner eliminates Arsenal

Posted Wednesday, November 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport76 hits

Sergio Aguero came off the bench to send Manchester City into the League Cup semi-finals with a 1-0 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. The Argentina striker netted his 12th goal of the season when he settled the tie with seven minutes remaining, finishing off a swift counter-attack which started in City's own penalty area. Arsene Wenger's Arsenal, finalists last season, enjoy...Full Story »

Ajax Amsterdam 4 : 0 Dinamo Zagreb - Four-star Ajax dominate Dinamo

Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2011 by PA34 hits

Ajax assured themselves of a top-three finish in Champions League Group D after they completely dominated in a 4-0 victory over Dinamo Zagreb. Goals by Gregory van der Wiel, Miralem Sulejmani, Siem de Jong and Nicolas Lodeiro capped an evening at the Amsterdam ArenA where the Eredivisie side were completely in control. Christian Eriksen was influential and showed great understanding with Derk ...Full Story »

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