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Japan, Iran win in World Cup qualifying

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 by YAHOO Sport36 hits

UNDATED (AP) Ryoichi Maeda and Shinji Okazaki scored second-half goals on Sunday as Japan started its final round of 2014 World Cup qualifiers with a 3-0 win over Oman. Iran stunned Uzbekistan 1-0 with a goal in the final seconds of stoppage time. Qatar won at Lebanon 1-0. Jordan held Iraq to a 1-1 draw. Maeda gave Japan a 2-0 lead in the 52nd minute of the Group B match at Saitama when he too...Full Story »

Japan beat Oman in football World Cup qualifying

Posted Monday, June 04, 2012 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

Asian Cup holders Japan beat Oman 3-0 on Sunday in the first match of the final Asian qualifying round for the 2014 World Cup. Goals early in both halves gave the hosts a comfortable win at the Saitama stadium, with CSKA Moscow midfielder Keisuke Honda first on the scoresheet in the 12th minute, shooting into the right corner from a Yuto Nagatomo cross. Two-time J-League top scorer Ryoichi Mae...Full Story »

Sudan outplay African champs Zambia in World Cup

Posted Sunday, June 03, 2012 by YAHOO Sport56 hits

African champions Zambia lost in Sudan, Ivory Coast made a winning start under a new coach, and Senegal overcame two shocks to defeat Liberia in 2014 World Cup qualifiers Saturday. Zambia swept aside Sudan in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals with France-born coach Herve Renard saying the losers played "sleep-inducing" football. But the Sudanese Falcons were wide awake for the Grou...Full Story »

FIFA doesn't require 'new Brazil' for World Cup

Posted Thursday, May 31, 2012 by 75 hits

FIFA on Wednesday indicated that not all of Brazil's preparations for the World Cup would be ready in time for the big kickoff in two years time but stressed it was not asking for a "new country" by 2014. FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke - in hot water earlier this year for suggesting that Brazil needed "a kick up the backside" to be ready on time, forecast certain projects would not be fin...Full Story »

Barcelona give Guardiola perfect Cup send off

Posted Saturday, May 26, 2012 by 48 hits

Barcelona gave coach Pep Guardiola the perfect send off, beating Athletic Bilbao 3-0 in Madrid to win the Spanish Cup in the coach's last match in charge after a memorable four seasons in the Catalan hot seat. Lionel Messi, with his 73rd goal of the season, and a Pedro Rodriguez double finished off the Basque side inside the first half an hour and delivered Guardiola his 14th and final trophy a...Full Story »

Chiellini: I wouldn't miss Euro 2012 for the world

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 by Goal.com105 hits

Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini says that he has no intention of allowing an injury to ruin his hopes of participating in Euro 2012. The versatile Juventus centre-back suffered a minor thigh injury in his club's final game of the Serie A season, against Atalanta, and was ruled out of action for 20 days. There are still concerns over whether Chiellini will be fully fit for the Azzurri's tour...Full Story »

Uproar over call for closed-door Spanish Cup final

Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 by YAHOO Sport89 hits

There was uproar in Spain on Wednesday over a call for this week's King's Cup final to be suspended and held behind closed doors in another stadium to thwart protests by Basque and Catalan separatists. Madrid regional government president Esperanza Aguirre made the threat to scupper plans by some fans to whistle during the national anthem before Friday's match between Basque club Athletic Bilba...Full Story »

Napoli end Juventus run with Italian Cup triumph

Posted Monday, May 21, 2012 by YAHOO Sport83 hits

 Juventus' record-breaking 43-match undefeated run came to an end when Napoli won the Italian Cup 2-0. Serie A champions Juventus saw their hopes of a league and cup double shattered by two second-half goals, with defeat particularly painful for skipper Alessandro Del Piero, who was playing the last match of his 19-year career with the club. Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani opened the sco...Full Story »

Cup glory for Napoli - Cavani and Hamsik on target as Juventus are denied domestic double

Posted Monday, May 21, 2012 by skysports.com143 hits

Edinson Cavani: Set Napoli on their way to glory against the Old Lady Napoli claimed their first major trophy for 22 years and denied Juventus a domestic double with a 2-0 win in the Italian Cup final. Edinson Cavani broke the deadlock with a 63rd-minute penalty and Marek Hamsik made sure of victory when he finished off a sweeping counter-attack seven minutes from time. Napoli were awarded th...Full Story »

Portugal has the best coach and the best player in the world, says Jorge Mendes

Posted Sunday, May 20, 2012 by Goal.com149 hits

Fifa agent Jorge Mendes has hailed Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho and striker Cristiano Ronaldo, saying that they are the best at what they do. Mendes received on Friday the Necklace of Honour for Sporting Merit from the hands of the Portuguese government for his role in football over the years. The Gestifute owner is hopeful that Portugal will scale great heights at Euro 2012 and did not f...Full Story »

Hearts crush 10-man Hibs in Scottish Cup final

Posted Sunday, May 20, 2012 by YAHOO Sport42 hits

Hearts crushed local rivals Hibernian 5-1 at Hampden Park on Saturday to win the first all-Edinburgh Scottish Cup final since 1896. Hearts, who last won the competition in 2006, surged into a two-goal lead thanks to Darren Barr and Rudi Skacel before James McPake got one back for Hibs before the break. The turning point came soon after half-time when Hibs defender Pa Saikou Kujabi was sent off...Full Story »

Biggest day in world football

Posted Saturday, May 19, 2012 by The Sun256 hits

PUNCHING HIS WAIT ... Drogba is desperate to finally win Champions League IT’S the biggest day in world football — with a TV audience of 300million and £140million riding on two games... This afternoon there is £90m up for grabs as Blackpool face West Ham in the Championship play-off final. Then, tonight, Chelsea hunt for a £50m jackpot for beating Bayern Munich i...Full Story »

Robben eyes Chelsea win to erase cup disaster

Posted Sunday, May 13, 2012 by YAHOO Sport39 hits

Dutch winger Arjen Robben has said Bayern Munich must beat Chelsea in Saturday's Champions League final to erase the painful memory of their German Cup final humiliation. German champions Borussia Dortmund sealed the domestic double with a 5-2 rout of Bayern at Berlin's Olympic Stadium on Saturday as Poland striker Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick past the hapless Bavarians. Bayern coach ...Full Story »

Liverpool avenge Cup loss to deny Chelsea fourth

Posted Wednesday, May 09, 2012 by YAHOO Sport50 hits

Liverpool scored three times in nine first-half minutes to avenge Saturday's FA Cup final defeat by Chelsea as they beat the Champions League finalists 4-1 at Anfield here on Tuesday. Michael Essien's own-goal and goals from Jordan Henderson, Daniel Agger and Jonjo Shelvey ensured Fernando Torres endured a nightmare return to his former club since leaving for £50 million ($81 million) in J...Full Story »

Chelsea aim for fresh Reds misery after FA Cup win

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2012 by YAHOO Sport50 hits

Roberto di Matteo's Chelsea side will face Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday with renewed hope of securing the top four finish that would guarantee their Champions League qualification. The two teams will meet just three days after the FA Cup final that ended with Chelsea celebrating a third success in the competition in four years following a 2-1 victory at Wembley. And while Liverpool have onl...Full Story »

Lampard hails 'special' FA Cup win for Chelsea

Posted Monday, May 07, 2012 by YAHOO Sport61 hits

Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has hailed Saturday's 2-1 FA Cup final triumph over Liverpool as a "special" victory for the club. The Blues were comfortable for the majority following goals from Ramires and Didier Drogba, although they were made to sweat after Andy Carroll reduced the deficit to just one goal before the striker's header then looked to have pulled Liverpool level, only for the...Full Story »

Chelsea beats Liverpool 2-1 to win FA Cup

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2012 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

WEMBLEY, England (AP) Chelsea won the FA Cup for the fourth time in six seasons, beating Liverpool 2-1 Saturday on a second-half goal by Didier Drogba. Didier became the first player to score in four finals and helped the Blues survive a late onslaught by Liverpool in the 131st final. Ramires put Chelsea in front after 11 minutes, capitalizing on blunders by Liverpool. In the 52nd, Drogba scor...Full Story »

Chelsea FC 2 : 1 Liverpool - Drogba wins Chelsea FA Cup again

Posted Sunday, May 06, 2012 by ESPN510 hits

Didier Drogba became the first man to score in four FA Cup finals as Chelsea overcame Liverpool at Wembley thanks to another massive goal-line controversy. The Blues appeared to be cruising when Drogba scored at the start of the second half following Ramires' early opener, but the arrival of Andy Carroll turned the game on its head. The burly Liverpool striker smashed home a superb goal not ...Full Story »

Liverpool aim for FA Cup swansong

Posted Saturday, May 05, 2012 by YAHOO Sport62 hits

Liverpool will bid to put a positive gloss on a lacklustre season on Saturday as they attempt to seal a rare domestic double against bitter rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup final. Kenny Dalglish's return to Anfield last year and the subsequent lavish outlay in the transfer market had fuelled optimism among Liverpool fans that the club were poised to re-emerge as a force in English football. But a ...Full Story »

City aces cash in as third-highest payers in world sport

Posted Wednesday, May 02, 2012 by The Sun276 hits

BIG EARNER ... Man City's Yaya Toure MANCHESTER CITY are the third-highest payers in world sport according to a new survey. Their first-teamers, including Yaya Toure, rake in an average of just over £86,000 per week — or £4.5million per year. Only Barcelona and Real Madrid pay more. The survey, published by website sportingintelligence.com, shows Chelsea’s wage bill has ...Full Story »

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