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

Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 by theguardian.com47 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.com194 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 Football.co.uk55 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 »

World Cup Watch ... 31 days to go

Posted Tuesday, May 11, 2010 by theguardian.com42 hits

New Zealand plump for a wildcard in their squad and Landon Donovan insists the US can beat England - but nobody can dance with footballs like the Brazilians New Zealand's Shane Smeltz, with the Waitemata Harbour behind him, will lead the All White's attack in South Africa. New Zealand Aaron Clapham was the sought-after interview in Auckland yesterday after the amateur was a surprise pick in ...Full Story »

City duo boost World Cup chances

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2010 by PA31 hits

Shaun Wright-Phillips and Adam Johnson pressed their World Cup claims by combining to earn Manchester City a point in a 1-1 draw against West Ham.England assistant coaches Franco Baldini and Ray Clemence were in the stands to run their eye over six potential summer stars ahead of Tuesday's 30-man provisional squad announcement.Wright-Phillips' far-post header from Johnson's cross drew Mancheste...Full Story »

Fábregas 'looking good' for World Cup

Posted Monday, May 10, 2010 by theguardian.com39 hits

Cesc Fábregas has resumed jogging in Spain after cracking his fibula. The Arsenal captain, Cesc Fábregas, feels he is "looking good" to be fully fit for Spain at the World Cup. The 22-year-old midfielder has been out of action since cracking his fibula during the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Barcelona on 31 March and missed the end of the season. Fábregas h...Full Story »

Carragher mulls shock return for World Cup

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2010 by The Independent38 hits

Jamie Carragher is on the verge of making a remarkable return to international football in time to be named in Fabio Capello's 30-man provisional World Cup finals squad on Tuesday. The Liverpool defender retired from international football in the summer of 2007 after he became disillusioned with the inconsistency with which he was treated under the Sven Goran Eriksson and Steve McClaren regimes...Full Story »

Ledley King to be included in England's provisional 30 for World Cup

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by theguardian.com51 hits

Spurs captain has managed 18 games this seasonDoubts over Gareth Barry's involvement due to ankle sprain Fabio Capello will select Ledley King in his provisional 30-man squad for the World Cup finals after the Tottenham Hotspur defender's recent outstanding form convinced the England manager to gamble on his fitness. King, capped 19 times, has not represented his country since appearing agai...Full Story »

South Africans gear up for World Cup

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by AFP14 hits

In the final run-up to the World Cup, South Africans have snapped up tickets in a last-minute surge in local sales that will give the tournament a more African flavour, as foreign sales sag. The decision last month to begin over-the-counter sales in South Africa saw enormous queues spring up, with local fans buying 180,000 tickets in the first week, according to FIFA. Previously South Africa...Full Story »

World Cup Countdown: Where Would The USA Be Without. . .France?

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by Goal.com35 hits

In this edition, we cover our friends across the Atlantic, France. There’s no denying it. Of all the major soccer powers throughout the world that have helped shape the American game, France ranks a ways down on the list. But that doesn’t mean that the French haven’t contributed to the game in USA. Though their contributions are outweighed by those of Mexico, England, and nu...Full Story »

Ghana includes Boateng on World Cup roster

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by YAHOO Sport28 hits

ACCRA, GHANA(AP) —Injured Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien has been included on Ghana’s preliminary 30-man World Cup roster along with Inter Milan midfielder Sulley Muntari and Portsmouth midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng, who has never played for the Black Stars. Essien injured a hamstring playing for Chelsea on Dec. 8, returned to appear for Ghana in the African Cup of Nations, the...Full Story »

Mandela reunited with World Cup trophy

Posted Friday, May 07, 2010 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

JOHANNESBURG (AP)—Nelson Mandela was reunited with the World Cup trophy on Thursday, six years after he was famously pictured with soccer's greatest prize on the day South Africa won the right to host the event. The 91-year-old former president met with FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke and chief local organizer Danny Jordaan, who brought the 18-carat, solid gold trophy to the Nelson M...Full Story »

250,000 World Cup tickets yet to be sold

Posted Thursday, May 06, 2010 by theguardian.com25 hits

The ticket office at Soweto's Soccer City. World Cup organisers have admitted that more than half of the 500,000 match tickets offered for cash sale are still unsold, just over a month before the tournament starts. Business appeared to be brisk when the fifth and final phase of sales opened in South Africa on 15 April, sparking long queues, but interest now appears to have cooled. Greg Fre...Full Story »

Hajduk Split win Croatian Cup

Posted Thursday, May 06, 2010 by YAHOO Sport35 hits

SIBENIK, Croatia, May 5 (Reuters) - Hajduk Split won the Croatian Cup for the first time since 2003 after Wednesday’s 2-0 second leg win at Sibenik completed a 4-1 aggregate victory over their coastal rivals. Ante Vukusic fired Hajduk ahead in the 16th minute, drilling in a low shot after a one-two with strike partner Senijad Ibricic who converted a penalty in added time. Sibenik squande...Full Story »

Sneijder injured in Italian Cup final

Posted Thursday, May 06, 2010 by YAHOO Sport79 hits

ROME (AP)—Inter Milan playmaker Wesley Sneijder has injured his right thigh one minute into the Italian Cup final with AS Roma. The injury occurred during a collision with Roma defender Nicolas Burdisso. Sneijder attempted to play on after a bandage was applied, but then signaled for a change to Inter’s bench, and Mario Balotelli came on as the substitute. Sneijder has been the ke...Full Story »

Man City vs Tottenham - mother of all 'cup finals'

Posted Tuesday, May 04, 2010 by The Independent175 hits

Crouch sets aside family ties for mother of all 'cup finals' at Eastlands Peter Crouch has described Tottenham Hotspur's match with Manchester City tomorrow night as a cup final and has told fans the club is ready to finally make the step up to the Champions League, four years after missing out in agonising fashion. If Spurs beat Roberto Mancini's side at Eastlands then they will qualify, at C...Full Story »

South Africa name preliminary 29-man World Cup squad

Posted Friday, April 30, 2010 by BBC.com33 hits

South Africa's World Cup build-up South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has named a 29-man preliminary squad for the World Cup which they host in June. Included on the list are West Ham striker Benni McCarthy and Portsmouth midfielder Aaron Mokoena. But Nasief Morris who plays for Real Santander in Spain's La Liga is omitted from the squad. South Africa kick off the tournament on J...Full Story »

South Korea name preliminary 30-man World Cup squad

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by BBC.com33 hits

South Korea's World Cup qualifying highlights South Korea coach Huh Jung-moo has named two English-based players in his 30-man preliminary squad for this summer's World Cup in South Africa. Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-Sung and Bolton winger Lee Chung-Yong were both named in the initial group. But there was no place for ex-Fulham and Reading striker Seol Ki-Hyeon who is still recover...Full Story »

Be aware of new World Cup scam

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by Daylife.com35 hits

FIFA has warned soccer fans not to be fooled by a new World Cup lottery scam sweeping the globe. The latest World Cup scam takes the form of an e-mail, including official Fifa branding, informing the recipient he or she has won $2.8-million (R24.5-million). The e-mail tells the recipient he or she is one of three lucky winners in the Fifa 2010 Award draw held in April. It further states all ...Full Story »

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