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World Cup 2010 deadline for Gareth Barry extended by Fabio Capello

Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2010 by theguardian.com39 hits

• Gareth Barry given until 1 June to prove fitness• England midfielder to visit specialist again Fabio Capello's desperation to include Gareth Barry in his World Cup squad means the England coach will delay making any final decision on the midfielder's participation until as late as 1 June, the eve of the team's departure for South Africa. Barry damaged ankle ligaments during Man...Full Story »

Meghni out of World Cup

Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by PA10 hits

Algeria midfielder Mourad Meghni has been ruled out of the World Cup due to injury. The Lazio playmaker, who has become an important part of Rabah Saadane's team in recent months, had been told that a knee injury he had been carrying will not heal in time for the tournament, which begins in South Africa on June 11. Speaking to television station Arryadia immediately after the announcement, Meg...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Diego Maradona Happy With Argentina Friendly Win Over Canada

Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Goal.com348 hits

World Cup preparations off to a healthy start... Argentina coach Diego Maradona declared himself happy after his side strolled to a comfortable 5-0 friendly victory over Canada at El Monumental in Buenos Aires. With a handful of their stars, including Lionel Messi, absent from the starting lineup, the Albiceleste secured the win thanks to a brace from Maxi Rodriguez and one each from Angel d...Full Story »

Manchester United's Michael Owen Feels Strange Not Going To The World Cup

Posted Monday, May 24, 2010 by Goal.com82 hits

Red Devils striker a part of last three squads Michael Owen admits it feels strange to not be a part of England's World Cup campaign. The Manchester United striker, who burst onto the scene with one of the goal’s of the tournament against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup in France, will not be a part of this summer's tournament after a hamstring injury in March ruled him out. The 30-ye...Full Story »

Diarra out of World Cup

Posted Sunday, May 23, 2010 by PA44 hits

France midfielder Lassana Diarra will miss the World Cup with a stomach problem. The Real Madrid man and has been advised to rest for an indefinite period and so has been forced to withdraw from Raymond Domenech's squad, the French Football Federation have confirmed. A statement on read: "Further to his intestinal pain contracted on the glacier in Tignes, check-ups have detected evi...Full Story »

World Cup fear for Bougherra

Posted Saturday, May 22, 2010 by PA10 hits

Madjid Bougherra is sweating over his fitness ahead of the World Cup. The Rangers defender has been hampered by injury problems throughout the season and failed to take part in the Scottish champions' final four games. Algeria coach Rabah Saadane now wants Bougherra to rest for up to 10 days to ensure he is at peak fitness for the tournament, and said: "Madjid will be subject to intensive medi...Full Story »

Fabregas and Torres heading to World Cup

Posted Saturday, May 22, 2010 by PA37 hits

Convalescing duo Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas have both been included in Spain's final 23-man squad for the World Cup, along with uncapped trio Victor Valdes, Pedro Rodriguez and Javi Martinez. Liverpool striker Torres (knee) and Arsenal midfielder Fabregas (lower leg) are recovering from injuries that forced them to miss the end of the English Premier League season, but both will go to So...Full Story »

Barry positive about World Cup chances

Posted Saturday, May 22, 2010 by PA22 hits

England midfielder Gareth Barry remains optimistic he will be passed fit to play at the World Cup. The Manchester City player sustained damaged ankle ligaments on club duty against Tottenham on May 5 and the injury put his prospects of playing for his country this summer in jeopardy. Barry, who has been a mainstay of the England team during Fabio Capello's tenure, will see a specialist on Mond...Full Story »

FIFA bans Egypt from Cairo for 2 WCup matches

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

ZURICH (AP)—FIFA has banned Egypt from playing in Cairo for two World Cup qualifiers after fans attacked Algeria’s team before a match. FIFA ruled Tuesday that Egypt must stage its first two home matches in qualifying for the 2014 finals at least 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the capital. FIFA's disciplinary panel said Egypt's federation failed to ensure the Algeria's delegation...Full Story »

FIFA wants bribery probe report before World Cup

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by YAHOO Sport50 hits

ZURICH (AP)—FIFA hopes its investigation into “crazy allegations” by a senior English official that Spain is trying to bribe World Cup referees will be concluded before the tournament begins. “We want to have something definitive before the World Cup,” FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said Tuesday. The monthlong tournament kicks off June 11. Valcke said it wa...Full Story »

Germany in shock as Michael Ballack ruled out of World Cup

Posted Tuesday, May 18, 2010 by theguardian.com122 hits

Michael Ballack, captain of the German national football team, uses cruthces as he leaves a specialist sports clinic in Munich. Germany were today reeling from the news that Michael Ballack, their captain and most influential player, will miss the World Cup finals after the Chelsea midfielder was ruled out with ankle ligament damage. Ballack feared the worst when he was unable to continue in...Full Story »

Ballack injured in FA Cup final ahead of World Cup

Posted Sunday, May 16, 2010 by BBC.com32 hits

Chelsea midfielder Michael Ballack's FA Cup final appearance was cut short as the Germany captain limped out of the Wembley showpiece against Portsmouth. Less than a month before the World Cup begins the 33-year-old was upended by a late tackle from Kevin-Prince Boateng, who was booked on 35 minutes. He played on with the ankle injury but had to be replaced as Chelsea won 1-0. "We don't t...Full Story »

Dutch coach van Marwijk cuts three from World Cup squad

Posted Sunday, May 16, 2010 by BBC.com41 hits

Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk has trimmed his provisional World Cup squad from 30 to 27 players. PSV Eindhoven forward Otman Bakkal and midfielders Wout Brama (FC Twente) and David Mendes Da Silva (AZ Alkmaar) were all omitted. Van Marwijk made the decision ahead of a training camp in Austria. The travelling party is missing Champions League finalists Arjen Robben and Mark van Bommel (...Full Story »

Ballack fears missing the World Cup

Posted Sunday, May 16, 2010 by hits

BALLACK: Writhing in agony MICHAEL BALLACK last night admitted he fears he could miss the World Cup for Germany this summer. Ballack limped off during the first half of Chelsea's 1-0 win over Portsmouth after a clattering challenge by Kevin-Prince Boateng. Ballack left Wembley last night with a plastic cast on his right leg. And on Sunday he will have to undergo a scan to assess the fu...Full Story »

Bayern wins German Cup

Posted Sunday, May 16, 2010 by 82 hits

Bayern Munich captured its eighth domestic double by routing Werder Bremen 4-0 in the final of the German Cup on Saturday. Bayern can complete a rare treble in Louis van Gaal’s first season as coach if it beats Inter Milan in the Champions League final in one week in Madrid. Arjen Robben scored from a penalty in the 34th minute, Ivica Olic doubled the lead in the 51st, Franck Ribery adde...Full Story »

2010 World Cup Preview: Australia

Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 by Kansascity.com38 hits

In a world, where every four years, 32 nations gather to determine a champion, only one team can hoist the World Cup trophy. [Cue the massive explosions.] With apologies to "Iron Man 2," "Twilight" and whatever other blockbusters are headed to theaters this summer, none of them can compare to the most dramatic event of 2010: The World Cup. The World Cup, in addition to being the only truly...Full Story »

Fabio Capello says England not making World Cup final would be failure

Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 by theguardian.com46 hits

• Fabio Capello took over 'scared' group of players• Italian warns England players to put transfer talks on hold Fabio Capello says that when he took over as England manager he inherited a group of players who were "switched off" and "scared", but believes his remedial work has been so successful that it would be a personal failure if they do not reach the World Cup final. In an ...Full Story »

John Terry fit for Chelsea's Wembley final and England World Cup bid

Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 by theguardian.com193 hits

Centre-back suffered 'a bit of bruising' in right footWinning Double 'would rank at the very top' John Terry has felt the hot flush of horror before in what has been a tumultuous season, but at Chelsea's training ground on Wednesday, when he lay with pain coursing through the nerves in his right foot, he thought he saw the future flash in front of him. England's World Cup metatarsal curse had...Full Story »

What would a World Cup be without a metatarsal scare?

Posted Thursday, May 13, 2010 by The Independent41 hits

No sooner had David Cameron got his foot in the door of Number 10, than news broke that something foot-related had also befallen another true blue, John Terry. Indeed for several hours yesterday it seemed that we might have the first metatarsal injury under a coalition government. Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg, the Andy Cole and Teddy Sheringham of modern politics, forced into a marriage of convenie...Full Story »

WORLD CUP 2010- Gareth Barry injury makes room for Owen Hargreaves return

Posted Tuesday, May 11, 2010 by hits

Gareth Barry's dream of playing in a World Cup died on Monday night when Fabio Capello ruled him out of the tournament - opening the door for a sensational return to international football for Owen Hargreaves. The Manchester City midfielder suffered serious ankle-ligament damage during last week's encounter with Tottenham and Capello conceded he was not going to recover in time. Door is open: Af...Full Story »

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