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Busquets, Pique in doubt for Spanish Supercup

Posted Friday, August 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport41 hits

Barcelona's Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets are in doubt for the first leg of the Spanish Supercup against Real Madrid on Sunday after they picked up injuries during Spain's friendly against Italy, the club said. Pique limped off the pitch clutching the back of his thigh near the end of the first half of Spain's 2-1 loss to Italy on Wednesday in the southern Italian city of Bari. The 24-year-...Full Story »

Pique, Busquets could be available for Supercup

Posted Friday, August 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport21 hits

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Gerard Pique and Sergio Busquets could play for Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Supercup at Real Madrid despite being injured while with the national team. Barcelona says both players are carrying knocks from Spain’s 2-1 loss at Italy on Wednesday and how they respond to treatment over the coming days will mark their availability for Sunday’s ga...Full Story »

Young talent on display at U20 World Cup

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport39 hits

Brazil striker Oscar knows the football world is watching. He knows it’s a chance like no other. At the Under-20 World Cup, Oscar and other promising young players from around the world have the opportunity to demonstrate if they’re destined for stardom. While a few, such as Spain’s Sergio Canales and Brazil’s Philippe Coutinho, have already made it at big European club...Full Story »

Hammers and Charlton games off - Cup games fall foul of disturbances in London

Posted Tuesday, August 09, 2011 by skysports.com105 hits

West Ham and Charlton have announced that Tuesday's Carling Cup matches, against Aldershot and Reading respectively, have been postponed after a request from the police due to ongoing riots in London. Violent scenes have blighted the capital for the last three days, after the fatal shooting of Tottenham resident Mark Duggan last Thursday prompted rioting and looting in the area at the weekend...Full Story »

Another venue bans vuvuzelas at Under-20 World Cup

Posted Monday, August 08, 2011 by YAHOO Sport33 hits

CALI, Colombia (AP)—A second Colombian city has banned fans from taking vuvuzelas to Under-20 World Cup matches after residents complained of the noisemaking instruments. A day after Pereira city officials prohibited the vuvuzelas at the Hernan Ramirez Villegas venue, Cali officials did the same on Sunday after residents living near the Pascual Guerrero stadium protested. Officials condu...Full Story »

Dresden to meet Dortmund in German Cup

Posted Sunday, August 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport54 hits

BERLIN (AFP) - Giant-killers Dynamo Dresden have the chance to claim another major scalp when they face Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund in the second round of the German Cup. Having come from 3-0 down in the first-round to shock Bayer Leverkusen 4-3 in Dresden, the second-division side will face Dortmund away when the second round takes place on the nights of October 25 or 26. "What a s...Full Story »

AC Milan beats Inter 2-1 to win Italian Super Cup

Posted Sunday, August 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport106 hits

BEIJING (AP)—AC Milan won a record sixth Italian Super Cup on Saturday, rallying past city rival Inter Milan 2-1 at the Bird’s Nest stadium. With the score 1-1, Milan’s Alexandre Pato ran onto a through ball. His shot hit the post, but Kevin-Prince Boateng slid to knock in the rebound. Boateng celebrated with a spinning kung-fu kick that delighted the crowds packing the Olym...Full Story »

Milan edge out Inter in Super Cup

Posted Sunday, August 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

Serie A champions AC Milan scored twice in nine second-half minutes to come back and beat city rivals Inter Milan 2-1 in the Italian Super Cup played in Beijing on Saturday. Milan, who ended Inter’s five-year reign as Italian champions by winning the scudetto in May, fought back through ex-Inter striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Kevin-Prince Boateng. Inter dominated the first half with Dutc...Full Story »

Philippe Coutinho thriving for Brazil at U20 WCup

Posted Sunday, August 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport49 hits

Philippe Coutinho has fully embraced his role as Brazil’s leader at the Under-20 World Cup, taking advantage of his club experience to keep his team on track for a fifth world title. The Inter Milan midfielder is a veteran in the Brazilian squad, and his goals and assists have proved key so far. He scored three goals and set up two others in three matches, helping Brazil easily advance to...Full Story »

Henry helps Red Bulls win cup at ex-club Arsenal

Posted Monday, August 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport150 hits

LONDON (AP)—After receiving a hero’s return at Arsenal, Thierry Henry exposed his former team’s defensive deficiencies in helping the New York Red Bulls win the preseason Emirates Cup on Sunday. All that spoiled Henry’s homecoming was the referee denying him the chance to again pull on the Arsenal shirt he wore for eight years. “They have some stupid rules but t...Full Story »

Freiburg eliminated from 1st round of German Cup

Posted Monday, August 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport62 hits

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)—Third-division club Unterhaching knocked Freiburg out of the German Cup with a 3-2 victory on Sunday. Freiburg is the fourth topflight team to be eliminated in the first round, after Bayer Leverkusen, Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg. Title-holder Schalke routed seventh-tier team FC Teningen 11-1, but two Bundesliga clubs needed extra time to advance past lower-divis...Full Story »

England joy as they avoid France in World Cup draw

Posted Sunday, July 31, 2011 by The Sun102 hits

ENGLAND narrowly avoided old foes France as they overcame their first World Cup hurdle.The Three Lions and Spain were the last two teams left in the draw with the French lying in wait. But Brazil strike legend Ronaldo pulled England out of the hat to line up alongside Montenegro, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova and San Marino in Group H. Based on average FIFA rank, England's group is the weakest ...Full Story »

Brazil welcomes the world to Cup draw

Posted Sunday, July 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport43 hits

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - The eyes of the footballing world were focused on Rio de Janeiro on Saturday for the preliminary draw for the 20th World Cup. FIFA president Sepp Blatter opened the occasion at Rio's Marina, a stone's throw from the Copacabana beach, by noting that "Brazil holds a special place in the world of football". "We are happy to be back in Brazil because it is now 61 years since...Full Story »

Workers fight to keep roof on World Cup draw

Posted Sunday, July 31, 2011 by YAHOO Sport21 hits

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 30 (Reuters) - Workers struggled to keep the roof on the giant marquee holding Saturday’s 2014 World Cup draw as high winds threatened to tear it off. The winds blew across the Marina da Gloria on Rio’s beautiful shoreline causing serious problems to the top of the temporary auditorium specially erected for the draw. Security barriers more than two metres high ...Full Story »

Iraq knocks Yemen out of WCup qualifier

Posted Friday, July 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport40 hits

AL AIN, United Arab Emirates (AP)—Iraq drew 0-0 with Yemen on Thursday to advance to the third round of Asia’s World Cup qualifiers after a 2-0 aggregate victory for the war-torn nation. The match was played in the United Arab Emirates after FIFA determined it was too dangerous to hold it in the Yemen capital Sanaa due to months of political unrest there. After winning the first ...Full Story »

China, Saudis through in World Cup qualifying

Posted Friday, July 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport76 hits

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP)—China and Saudi Arabia were among the teams to progress in Asia’s World Cup qualifying on Thursday, as Singapore ousted neighbor Malaysia and crowd trouble forced the abandonment of Oman’s game at Myanmar. China won 6-1 at Laos to complete a 13-3 aggregate victory, while Saudi Arabia won 5-0 at Hong Kong for an 8-0 margin over two legs. Both moved into t...Full Story »

Fabio Capello's World Cup draw fear

Posted Thursday, July 28, 2011 by The Sun119 hits

ENGLAND could be thrown into a group of death in Saturday's draw for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.Boss Fabio Capello could see the Three Lions pitted against France, the Czech Republic, Poland, Finland and Wales in a worse-case scenario.England, ranked the fourth best team in Europe and No 6 in the world, will be in Pot One.That means they are certain to avoid the other big guns Spain, Hollan...Full Story »

Copa America champions Uruguay & Gold Cup winners Mexico prove that South Africa had the true 'Group of Death' at World Cup 2010

Posted Thursday, July 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport48 hits

On December 4, 2009 a global football-loving audience had their eyes firmly fixed on Cape Town, where the World Cup 2010 draw was taking place. At the Convention Centre in the Mother City, dignitaries, journalists, players and coaches convened to discover who the 32 countries - over the course of one month - would face in eight groups, throughout nine cities in the Rainbow Nation. The excitemen...Full Story »

2014 World Cup dates confirmed despite worries

Posted Thursday, July 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport23 hits

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil will take place between June 12 and July 13, FIFA announced on Wednesday, insisting that the country will be ready to host the sport's greatest tournament. "The World Cup in 2014 will start on June 12 and finish on July 13. I know everyone wants to know the city that will host the opening game of the tournament, but that will be decided in October," said FIFA genera...Full Story »

China, Thailand, Singapore win in WCup qualifying

Posted Sunday, July 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport243 hits

China recovered from a shock early two-goal deficit to beat lowly-ranked Laos 7-2 on Saturday in the first leg of their World Cup qualifying match. In other Asian zone matches, Thailand had a 1-0 home win over Palestine to leave that matchup in the balance, and Singapore had an entertaining 5-3 home win over neighbor Malaysia. A humbling home defeat loomed for China when Laos went 2-0 up in th...Full Story »

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