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Di Maria extends Real Madrid contract until 2018

Posted Friday, August 10, 2012 by Goal.com141 hits

Real Madrid have reached an agreement with Angel Di Maria to extend his contract for a further six years, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2017-18 season. The 24-year-old’s new deal will run until June 30, 2018, according to an announcement on the club’s official website. Additional terms of the agreement were not disclosed. This is the second major update to Di Maria...Full Story »

Manchester United on verge of becoming world's most valuable club

Posted Thursday, August 09, 2012 by theguardian.com215 hits

The Glazer family is hoping to raise up to $332m by selling shares. Manchester United are on the verge of being rated the world's most valuable sports team, as they prepare to reveal the pricing of their initial public offering on Thursday. The club announced last month that they would float their shares in New York and a two-week sales effort by Wall Street bankers appears to have paid off, ...Full Story »

Mourinho: Any club in the world would finish behind Barcelona & Real Madrid in La Liga

Posted Friday, August 03, 2012 by Goal.com259 hits

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho believes that his side and Barcelona are the two best clubs in the world, and that any team in football would struggle to finish ahead of the Spanish giants. At the age of 49, Mourinho is already one of the most successful coaches in football history, having won several club trophies during his stints in Portugal, England, Italy and Spain. The Portuguese coach...Full Story »

Campos: Casillas is world's best

Posted Wednesday, August 01, 2012 by The Sun197 hits

Former Mexico international Jorge Campos has hailed Real Madrid captain Iker Casillas as the best goalkeeper in the world. Campos, who earned 130 caps for Mexico throughout his 18-year career, represented his country at three FIFA World Cups in 1994, 1998 and 2002. Likewise, Casillas has also played at the biggest event in world football thrice in his career, and captained Spain to their fir...Full Story »

British women swap World Cup dreams for Olympics

Posted Monday, July 30, 2012 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

Like their male counterparts, British female soccer players grew up dreaming of World Cups, not Olympics golds. Now that they have two victories at the London Games in front of the largest crowds of their lives - and a guaranteed quarterfinals spot - that may be changing. Until last week, no British female team had ever competed at the games. The last time the men appeared was in 1960. "Throug...Full Story »

Robinho wants Kaka at Milan - Brazilian believes linking up would be good World Cup preparation

Posted Monday, July 30, 2012 by skysports.com151 hits

Kaka and Robinho could be set to link up again at AC Milan AC Milan's Robinho has revealed his hope that compatriot Kaka will leave Real Madrid and make a sensational return to the San Siro. Kaka swapped Milan for Madrid in a €65million deal in 2009 but the Brazilian has struggled to make the same impact in three years at the Bernabeu. Robinho, who is a former Real star himself, admits ...Full Story »

I’d have sacked Kenny even if he won the FA Cup

Posted Thursday, July 26, 2012 by The Sun215 hits

AXED ... Kenny Dalglish was sacked in May JOHN W HENRY last night admitted not even winning the FA Cup would have saved Kenny Dalglish. The Kop idol was axed four days after a disastrous campaign which saw Liverpool limp home in eighth, with their worst home record in more than half a century. Arguments have raged whether King Kenny would have survived the chop had he followed the Carling C...Full Story »

Arsenal Wins Markus Liebherr Memorial Cup: A Fan's Reactio

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by YAHOO Sport68 hits

I enjoy a good penalty shoot-out, even if it's in a friendly. The Gunners lifted the Markus Liebherr Memorial Cup on Saturday, July 14.  In a somewhat tedious friendly match at St. Mary's, Southampton took the lead in the 31st minute with a Jay Rodriguez's header after a long period of extreme pressure. Then, in mere minutes, in the 35th minute, Arsenal responded when Gervinho breezed pas...Full Story »

James: Hart the best keeper in the world

Posted Tuesday, July 17, 2012 by ESPN188 hits

David James revealed that Joe Hart has overtaken Gianluigi Buffon as his choice as the best goalkeeper in the world. Hart helped City win their first league title in 44 years last season with an excellent campaign in goal, keeping the most clean sheets in the division for the second season in the row and earning him a spot in the Premier League Team of the Season. The 25-year-old was also th...Full Story »

Philadelphia Union Unlikely to Host U.S. Open Cup Final Match: A Fan’s Reaction

Posted Sunday, July 08, 2012 by YAHOO Sport40 hits

The U.S. Open Cup is down to just four teams, all part of the MLS, and the organizers have now released the scenarios for hosting. On Friday, July 6, 2012, the organizers revealed the three locations that would potentially get the game. Only Chivas USA is out of the running, but the Philadelphia Union is barely in the running. The top team, the one that will receive home field advantage if the t...Full Story »

Italy can reach the final at World Cup 2014 ... and here is how

Posted Wednesday, July 04, 2012 by Goal.com356 hits

The manner in which the adventure ended will take some getting over. Italy left Kiev in the early hours of Monday morning without the Henri Delaunay trophy amongst their carry-on luggage, having been handed a good old-fashioned spanking by the irrepressible Spain. But once the initial regrets are washed away in a few days time, Cesare Prandelli and the FIGC will be able to see their side̵...Full Story »

Italy qualify for 2013 Confederations Cup

Posted Friday, June 29, 2012 by Goal.com140 hits

Italy will be eligible to take part in the 2013 Confederations Cup after successfully earning a place in the final of Euro 2012. Fifa began running the tournament in 1997, initially staging it every two years until 2005 when the decision was made to change the schedule to every four years. The competition now acts as a precursor to the World Cup and is competed for by the champions of each o...Full Story »

Abate: Rooney is one of the best players in the world

Posted Sunday, June 24, 2012 by Goal.com127 hits

Ignazio Abate has warned his Italy team-mates of the threat posed by England striker Wayne Rooney ahead of their Euro 2012 quarter-final match on Sunday. The Italian admits that the Manchester United forward has the potential to create all kinds of trouble for the Azzurri back line. "England play a lot on the flanks, are quick on the counterattack and get to the other end of the pitch with r...Full Story »

Ronaldinho: Messi & Neymar are the best in the world

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2012 by Goal.com505 hits

New Atletico Mineiro signing Ronaldinho has admitted that he is honoured to have been named as a key influence in the development of Lionel Messi and Neymar, and named the Barcelona and Santos stars as the two best players in the world. The former Barca, Milan and Gremio playmaker joined the Galo in May after cutting short his time with Brasileirao rivals Flamengo in acrimonious circumstance...Full Story »

Pepe praises 'out of this world' Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted Saturday, June 23, 2012 by Goal.com146 hits

Portugal defender Pepe has given a glowing tribute to international and club team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo after his goal booked the nation into the Euro 2012 semi-finals, while admitting that they faced a tough task to make it to the final. The Real Madrid star's header led the Portugal team past Czech Republic in Thursday's quarter-final, holding on to win 1-0. Their reward is a clash agains...Full Story »

Lahm hails 'world class' Gomez as Germany edge closer to qualification

Posted Thursday, June 14, 2012 by Goal.com204 hits

The full-back praised his country's two-goal hero after the Bayern Munich striker inspired his side to a win over the Netherlands that put them on the verge of progression Philipp Lahm has hailed Mario Gomez as "world class" after the striker hit a double against the Netherlands to put Germany on the brink of qualification for the Euro 2012 knockout stages. Two first-half goals from Gomez pu...Full Story »

Juventus have won the Azzurri three World Cups, now ItalJuve set their sights on the Euros

Posted Saturday, June 09, 2012 by Goal.com297 hits

Basing their team around Bianconero has served the nation well in the past, so there is now a temptation to do likewise ahead of Sunday's Euro 2012 Group C opener against Spain Juventus are an incredibly divisive presence within Italian football. They are as loved as they are loathed, generating adulation and animosity in equal measure. The mere mention of their name never fails to provoke ...Full Story »

Messi is the best in the world, admits Brazil boss Menezes

Posted Friday, June 08, 2012 by Goal.com275 hits

Brazil boss Mano Menezes has acknowledged that, in Argentina attacker Lionel Messi, his troops are going up against the best player in the world on Saturday. The Selecao coach needed no reminding of the Barcelona forward's ability, but after watching a recording of the diminutive No.10 in action in last weekend's World Cup qualifying victory over Ecuador, he is acutely aware of the need to s...Full Story »

USA, Mexico begin World Cup qualifying run

Posted Friday, June 08, 2012 by YAHOO Sport55 hits

The United States and Mexico, the traditional mighty powers of CONCACAF, begin their qualifying run on Friday for the 2014 World Cup, which should result in a ticket to Brazil. The third of four stages of CONCACAF qualifying for the World Cup comprises twelve teams divided into groups of four. CONCACAF includes North America, Central America and the Caribbean. The top two from each group advan...Full Story »

Don’t quit, Rio! Hodgson: You could still have a World Cup future

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2012 by The Sun240 hits

RIO'S RETURN? ... door has been left open for snubbed Ferdinand ENGLAND boss Roy Hodgson has told Rio Ferdinand: You still have an international future. The Manchester United star is furious at TWICE being snubbed for the Euro 2012 squad. Hodgson has insisted Ferdinand, 33, was left out for “footballing reasons” though many believe it was because of his bitter fall-out with John T...Full Story »

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