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Mexico claim group win in CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport37 hits

CHICAGO (AFP) - Mexico sealed their Group A victory in the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 4-1 triumph over Costa Rica. Andres Guardado scored twice, and Rafael Marquez and Pablo Barrera added a goal apiece for Mexico, the defending champions who won all three of their Group A matches despite a squad reduced to 17 players after five were withdrawn by Mexican football authorities after positive drug te...Full Story »

Depleted Mexico rout Costa Rica, finish unbeaten in Gold Cup

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport68 hits

CHICAGO, June 12 (Reuters) - Mexico, under a cloud after five players tested positive for doping, completed an unbeaten Group A run in the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 4-1 victory over Costa Rica on Sunday. The win, in the shadow of the doping suspensions which they claimed was the result of contaminated food, ensured Mexico advanced to the quarter-finals. They were joined in the quarter-finals by...Full Story »

Panama shock USA, reach CONCACAF Gold Cup quarters

Posted Sunday, June 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport78 hits

TAMPA, Florida (AFP) - Panama have ended the United States' 26-game unbeaten run in group play at the Gold Cup, downing the US 2-1 to book a quarter-final berth in the regional football championship. Luis Tejada scored in the 19th minute and Gabriel Gomez converted a penalty in the 36th for Panama, who posted their first victory in nine meetings with a US side that had never lost a match in the...Full Story »

Jamaica advance in CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted Saturday, June 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport75 hits

MIAMI (AFP) - Demar Phillips scored twice in the second half to lift Jamaica to a 2-0 victory over 10-man Guatemala, a victory that secured Jamaica's spot in the Gold Cup quarter-finals. In the night's second Group B match, Carlos Costly scored three times and Jerry Bengston twice as Honduras rallied from an early deficit to thump Grenada 7-1 and boost their chances of advancing. Honduras now ...Full Story »

Fans turn as Egypt's African Cup hopes fade

Posted Monday, June 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport19 hits

CAIRO (AP)—With Egypt on the brink of failure to qualify for the African Cup of Nations, fans of the one-time giant have turned on the team’s controversial coach Hassan Shehata. Websites and social media were filled Monday with calls from fans for Shehata to quit after the team’s latest embarrassing performance—a 0-0 draw Sunday against South Africa that leaves Egypt bot...Full Story »

Mexico, Costa Rica win Gold Cup openers

Posted Monday, June 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport87 hits

ARLINGTON, Texas (AFP) - Javier Hernandez scored three goals for Mexico in a 5-0 rout of El Salvador while Costa Rica blanked Cuba by the same score in the openers of the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament. The Mexicans and Salvadorans on Sunday were scoreless in their Group A round-robin match until Efrain Juarez found the net in the 54th minute. Aldo De Nigri followed three minutes later and "Chir...Full Story »

Champions Egypt slump to brink of Nations Cup elimination

Posted Monday, June 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport29 hits

CAIRO, June 5 (Reuters) - Defending champions Egypt were all but eliminated from the African Nations Cup qualifying campaign after being held to a 0-0 draw by South Africa in Cairo on Sunday. Egypt have not won a match in their qualifying group, rooted to the bottom of the standings with just two points and left with only the slimmest mathematical chance of salvaging their situation. South Afr...Full Story »

Nigeria suffer Cup of Nations setback

Posted Monday, June 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport17 hits

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Nigeria suffered a setback to their hopes of playing in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations when held 2-2 by Ethiopia in Addis Ababa Sunday. The 'Super Eagles' flew to the eastern city in high spirits after a 4-1 friendly triumph over a second-string Argentina team four days ago in Abuja, where they also scored four goals last March against the Ethiopians. Ikechukwu Uche put th...Full Story »

US World Cup warmup vs Mexico not revenge match

Posted Sunday, June 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport42 hits

MONTCLAIR, N.J. (AP)—The last time they hooked up, Mexico beat the U.S. women for the first time, grabbed an automatic spot in the upcoming World Cup and forced the Americans to take a circuitous route to the tournament. Could make for a spicy revenge motive for the United States—except that the Americans have tunnel vision in preparing for the world championship that begins later t...Full Story »

Peru, Czech Republic draw 0-0 in Kirin Cup

Posted Saturday, June 04, 2011 by 54 hits

Peru and the Czech Republic finished in a goalless draw in the Kirin Cup on Saturday. Peru had the best scoring chance late in the match when substitute Jefferson Farfan hit the post with a header in the 83rd minute. “We created a lot of chances, more than the Czech team so from that standpoint I am happy,” Peru coach Sergio Markarian said. “We had a young team here and I was...Full Story »

Looking ahead to the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany: Group A

Posted Thursday, June 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport67 hits

When the FIFA Women's World Cup begins in Germany this month, the host country will be looking to repeat. First, they have to emerge from Group A. While they are the favorite, the German side needs to be wary of the other teams in the group. Here's a look at them, and the expectations for each. Germany The defending side opens up play June 26 in Berlin against Canada. While Germany will be th...Full Story »

Inter sink Palermo to lift cup - Nerazzurri defend trophy in Rome

Posted Monday, May 30, 2011 by skysports.com88 hits

Eto'o: Was on target with two goals against Palermo Inter Milan claimed a 3-1 victory over Palermo to retain the Coppa Italia and hand coach Leonardo his first piece of silverware at the helm of the Nerazzurri. Samuel Eto'o struck twice at Rome's Stadio Olimpico on Sunday night as Inter won the competition for the seventh time. The Cameroon international scored his first goal in the 26th minu...Full Story »

Eto’o double helps Inter to cup triumph

Posted Monday, May 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport49 hits

ROME, May 29 (Reuters)- Samuel Eto’o scored twice as Inter Milan salvaged a trophy from a disappointing season with a 3-1 win over Palermo in an electric Italian Cup final on Sunday. The Cameroon striker scored in the 26th and 76th minutes with carbon-copy strikes after latching on to precise Wesley Sneijder passes. Palermo, seeking their first Italian Cup victory, dominated much of the ...Full Story »

Italian Cup, a final for the presidents

Posted Sunday, May 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport48 hits

ROME (AFP) - The Italian Cup final between deposed champions Inter Milan and Palermo on Sunday could have been overshadowed by the Champions League trophy clash in London the day before, but two presidents are ensuring no one forgets about it. Inter's Massimo Moratti and Palermo counterpart Maurizio Zamparini have brought a level of intensity to the build-up that has usually been lacking in t...Full Story »

CSKA Sofia edge city rivals Slavia to win Bulgarian Cup

Posted Thursday, May 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport35 hits

SOFIA, May 25 (Reuters) - A first-half goal by winger Spas Delev helped CSKA Sofia secure their first Bulgarian Cup triumph in five years with a 1-0 win over city rivals Slavia on Wednesday. Bulgaria international Delev, who scored in every round, netted from close range from Brazilian midfielder Marquinhos’s precise pass six minutes before the break. Slavia, the oldest Sofia club, fin...Full Story »

Adu gets US call-up for Spain exhibition, Gold Cup

Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport40 hits

CHICAGO (AP)—Freddy Adu has been selected to the U.S. roster for next month’s Gold Cup as well as a June 4 exhibition against World Cup champion Spain, the first time in two years he’s been selected. The 21-year-old midfielder has struggled to fulfill the potential he showed when he joined D.C. United at age 14, being left off the World Cup team last summer. But he’s got...Full Story »

Adu makes surprise return to U.S. team for Gold Cup

Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport23 hits

MIAMI, May 23 (Reuters) - United States coach Bob Bradley has recalled forward Freddy Adu, naming the former ‘gold boy’ of American soccer, in the 23-man squad for next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup and the June 4 friendly against world champions Spain. Adu’s recall is a surprise as he is currently playing for Caykur Rizespor in the Turkish second division after a series of ...Full Story »

Inter Milan 3-1 Catania: Nerazzurri end season in style ahead of cup final.

Posted Monday, May 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport31 hits

The encounter was billed as a ‘nothing game’ due to Inter’s failure to take the title race to the last day, and Catania’s safety from the relegation battle, and indeed Leonardo played something of an under-strength team in mind of Inter’s up-coming Coppa Italia final against Palermo. However, from the outset, both teams seemed desperate to prove a point on the last...Full Story »

Schalke lift German Cup to book European spot

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

BERLIN, May 21 (Reuters) - Schalke 04 won the German Cup for the fifth time on Saturday, crushing second division Duisburg 5-0 to book a Europa League spot as Manuel Neuer lifted the trophy in probably his final game for the club. Dutchman Klaas-Jan Huntelaar struck twice as Schalke took up their last chance of a European place after a rollercoaster season saw them reach the Champions League se...Full Story »

Schalke beats Duisburg 5-0 to win German Cup

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport89 hits

BERLIN (AP)—Schalke routed second-division side Duisburg 5-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday to claim the trophy for the fifth time and qualify for the Europa League. Julian Draxler scored a spectacular opener in the 18th minute, before goals in each half from Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar, and one each from Benedikt Hoewedes and Jose Manuel Jurado consigned Duisburg to its fourth...Full Story »

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