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Milan 4-0 Siena: Ronaldinho Back To World Class Best To Crush Siena With Stunning Hat-trick

Posted Monday, January 18, 2010 by Goal.com47 hits

The Rossoneri cut the lead at the top of Serie A to six points. Milan continued their fine recent form with a 4-0 win over ten-man Siena at San Siro in Serie A, thanks to a Ronaldinho hat-trick and Marco Borriello. The Rossoneri had a few injury problems coming into the game as Alexandre Pato, Massimo Oddo, Gianluca Zambrotta, Oguchi Onyewu, Clarence Seedorf, Dominic Adiyiah were sidelined and...Full Story »

Mancini hopes Toure wins cup

Posted Saturday, January 16, 2010 by PA15 hits

Roberto Mancini did not have his cheeky African Nations Cup wish granted - so now he hopes Kolo Toure does not turn up at Manchester City again until February.After failing to overcome Burkina Faso in their opening Group B game on Monday, favourites the Ivory Coast would have been out if they had lost to Ghana last night. Instead they managed a 3-1 win that sealed a quarter-final berth that ensu...Full Story »

Chicago, San Francisco get World Cup boot

Posted Wednesday, January 13, 2010 by AP47 hits

NEW YORK (AP)—Chicago’s World Cup bid met the same fate as its try for the Olympics when the Windy City was dropped Tuesday from U.S. plans for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. Americans organizers selected 21 stadiums in 18 metropolitan areas to submit in their bid book to FIFA by May 14. Also left off was San Francisco, but organizers said the Bay Area could return to contention if th...Full Story »

Villarreal prepare to host Celta in King's Cup return leg

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010 by chinaview.cn23 hits

MADRID, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Villarreal are to entertain Celta Vigo on Tuesday in the first of eight King's Cup return leg matches to be played during the week.     Television rights mean that the Copa del Rey will be spread over three days to ensure the maximum amount of televised soccer, something that has not always pleased coaches or fans, who have in general stayed away from...Full Story »

Malawi beats Algeria 3-0 at African Cup

Posted Tuesday, January 12, 2010 by AP12 hits

LUANDA, Angola (AP)—Malawi gained its first ever victory at the African Cup of Nations with a 3-0 win over World Cup qualifier Algeria in Group A on Monday, while tournament favorite Ivory Coast could only manage a scoreless draw against west African neighbor Burkina Faso in Group B. Following Togo’s withdrawal from the tournament, Ivory Coast will have to beat Ghana on Friday in Ca...Full Story »

Three all-SPL Cup ties possible

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010 by BBC.com19 hits

St Mirren will host either holders Rangers or Hamilton Accies in the Active Nation Scottish Cup fifth round. Two other all-SPL ties are possible with Kilmarnock or Falkirk meeting Inverness or Motherwell, while Dundee United visit St Johnstone or Forfar. If Dunfermline remain in the cup after fielding a suspended player they will play Morton or Celtic at home. Hibernian could host amateur o...Full Story »

Togo head home as Africa Cup of Nations gets under way

Posted Monday, January 11, 2010 by BBC.com14 hits

Mali's players observe a minute's silence ahead of their 4-4 draw against Angola Togo's footballers flew home from the Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday as the tournament got under way in Angola. The players had been keen to stay but Togo president Faure Gnassingbe urged them to withdraw after Friday's gun attack which killed three people. Three days of mourning for the dead and injured have b...Full Story »

World Cup boss Danny Jordaan allays security concerns

Posted Sunday, January 10, 2010 by BBC.com41 hits

World Cup boss Danny Jordaan says South Africa's hosting of the tournament will not be affected by the attack on Togo's team bus at the Africa Cup of Nations. Togo withdrew from the Cup of Nations after the gun attack in Angola, which is said to have killed three people. But Jordaan said there was no reason for the incident in Angola to have any impact on the World Cup in June. "It's nothin...Full Story »

FA Cup's average attendance flatters to deceive

Posted Tuesday, January 05, 2010 by The Independent5 hits

Magic of the Cup: not all grounds were as packed as Old Trafford for the third round of the Cup But the total of 514,172 at 28 ties was boosted by the 74,526 who saw Leeds shock Manchester United, at Old Trafford, and the 41,000 who saw Chelsea rout Watford. However, the FA will privately be concerned that some clubs suffered huge drops, most obviously at Wigan. Even though they hosted one of...Full Story »

Dunne driven by desire to collect his first Cup

Posted Tuesday, January 05, 2010 by The Independent26 hits

Richard Dunne cannot stop thinking about trophies. The Irishman who, at the age of 30, is yet to win a major title, has two in particular on his mind. There's the World Cup, a tournament that, thanks at least partly to Thierry Henry's quick hands, he will spend this summer watching rather than playing in – and then there's the Carling Cup, a competition that his Aston Villa side have a ver...Full Story »

If teams don't show for the FA Cup, nor will fans

Posted Monday, January 04, 2010 by BBC.com19 hits

Nobody is going to pretend Wigan Athletic v Hull City, on a freezing cold day in January, was a tie likely to sparkle with the fabled verve of an FA Cup classic. With both teams mired in the Premier League's relegation battle, their supporters - and players, and accountants - have more pressing concerns than chasing some unlikely silverware. That may be why just 5,335 people turned up to watch...Full Story »

Leeds send Manchester United crashing out of FA Cup

Posted Monday, January 04, 2010 by The Independent19 hits

Leeds emerged from five years of hurt to inflict some pain of their own as Jermaine Beckford's first-half goal sent old enemies Manchester United crashing out of the FA Cup. It is six years since Leeds' loyal fans have made this particular trip - and not since 1981 have they returned across the Pennines celebrating victory. But in manager Simon Grayson they have a man with the club in his he...Full Story »

Watford's Jay DeMerit relishes Chelsea challenge as World Cup taster

Posted Sunday, January 03, 2010 by theguardian.com35 hits

Jay DeMerit, right, celebrates Watford's equaliser at Bristol City last Monday with his team-mate John Eustace. The American has become a key player for both club and country. Watford's captain sees the trip to Stamford Bridge as a stepping stone to facing England in the World Cup for the USA is a footballing life less ordinary. Bartender, bouncer, painter and decorator, sculptor, product desi...Full Story »

RSL end magical season with MLS Cup

Posted Saturday, December 26, 2009 by MLSnet.com14 hits

Salt Lake caps move to top by winning first Anschutz Trophy Once they claimed the 2009 MLS Cup as their own, Real Salt Lake came full circle during a sometimes turbulent season.RSL went from a team touted as one of the top Western Conference teams in the preseason to a group seemingly on the verge of not even making the playoffs in just a few months. When Real finally put together an amazing ...Full Story »

The end of the world

Posted Friday, December 25, 2009 by hits

A CONFRONTATION is looming between club and country after Sydney FC yesterday confirmed they won't allow key players Simon Colosimo and Alex Brosque to leave before the end of the season to pursue their World Cup dreams. Both Brosque, 26, and Colosimo, 30, have been selected in a 23-man squad laden with A-League players for next month's Asian Cup qualifier in Kuwait, and Socceroos coach Pim Ver...Full Story »

Well-Suited: Our Fantasy Four at FIFA World Player Gala

Posted Thursday, December 24, 2009 by Kickette.com28 hits

Well, this is extremely convenient. These four very talented footballers have agreed to be photographed together for the FIFA World Player Gala, and in doing so have created the perfect fantasy-assisting scenery. As all women know, we’re creatures made of many different facets and characteristics. This helps to justify owning several hundred pairs of shoes, and needing to possess a dif...Full Story »

US to start pre-World Cup training on Jan 4

Posted Wednesday, December 23, 2009 by AP24 hits

CHICAGO (AP) -- Aarhus midfielder Benny Feilhaber and Valerenga goalkeeper Troy Perkins were among five players based in Scandinavia invited to a U.S. training camp next month ahead of a World Cup warmup match against Honduras. Twenty-five players from Major League Soccer were asked to the camp, which opens Jan. 4 at Carson, Calif. The MLS contingent includes goalkeeper Kevin Hartman; defenders...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Juergen Klinsmann Expects A World Cup Full Of Surprises

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2009 by Goal.com31 hits

As Germany head coach, Juergen Klinsmann led the 2006 World Cup hosts to the semi-finals as the nation erupted in a wave of euphoria. For 2010, the former Bayern Munich gaffer expects another fantastic World Cup full of surprises. "I’m expecting a fantastic World Cup. You shouldn’t compare it with previous World Cups, because it’s literally incomparable, so to speak. It's th...Full Story »

Lionel Messi named Fifa's World Player of the Year

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2009 by theguardian.com71 hits

Lionel Messi accepts his World Player of the Year award from Fifa president Sepp Blatter. Lionel Messi has been named the Fifa Fifpro World Player of the Year. The Argentina and Barcelona forward won the accolade for the first time for helping his club win an unprecedented six trophies, including the Champions League and the domestic league title. The 22-year-old beat last year's winner Cristi...Full Story »

FC Barcelona’s Messi wins World Player of the Year

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2009 by AP155 hits

  ZURICH (AP)—Lionel Messi claimed the World Player of the Year award on Monday to nearly complete his collection of football’s greatest honors. Messi tacked on the prestigious award to his growing list of accolades at a FIFA gala ceremony in Zurich, easily outdistancing the last two winners— Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka—along with his Barcelona teammates Xavi Hernan...Full Story »

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