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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 AP156 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 »

World Cup WAGS

Posted Saturday, December 19, 2009 by skysports.com7756 hits

Cheryl Cole is the wife of England left-back Ashley Cole, as if you didn't know.   Imogen Thomas has been hanging on the arm of Jermain Defoe for a while now.   Lukas Podolski with his wife Monika.   Czech model Alena Seredova backs her husband, Italian goalkeeper Buffon.   Daniele De Rossi's wife Tamara is left holding the kids. French pair, Samir Nasri's girlf...Full Story »

Estudiantes reaches Club World Cup final

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by AP23 hits

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP)—Three players from Pohang Steelers were ejected, and the South Korean team lost 2-1 to Argentina’s Estudiantes on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Club World Cup. Leandro Benitez scored off a free kick in first-half injury time and made it 2-0 when he knocked in a loose ball in the 53rd minute. Denilson cut the deficit in half in the 71st...Full Story »

U.S. World Cup bid committee holds first board meeting

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by chinaview.cn24 hits

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. bid committee aiming to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022 had its first board meeting on Tuesday, with the participation of famous footballer Mia Hamm, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and comedian Drew Carey.     Sunil Gulati, U.S. Soccer Federation president was also at the three-hour session held at Major League Soccer's o...Full Story »

2018 bid wins key funding pledge

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by The Independent22 hits

  Fabio Capello (left) and David Beckham have been prominent in the 2018 bid's attempt to win the votes of the Fifa executive committee members next year The sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe claims England's 2018 World Cup bid has regained its unity after the government signed off all the guarantees required by Fifa. The government have signed financial guarantees of £300m for E...Full Story »

Capello delivers World Cup hope for injured Hargreavesc

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by The Independent9 hits

United's defensive midfielder Owen Hargreaves has been injured for 15 months England manager Fabio Capello told Owen Hargreaves yesterday that the door is open for him to play in his third successive World Cup finals if he can finally prove his fitness after 15 months out the game with tendinitis. The 28-year-old last played for Manchester United on 21 September last year and has since had sur...Full Story »

Virginia tops Akron on PKs to win NCAA College Cup

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009 by AP34 hits

CARY, N.C. (AP)—There are pictures of each of Virginia’s national championship teams hanging in its locker room, and there’s about to be an addition to the wall. The Cavaliers beat Akron 3-2 on penalty kicks after a scoreless game to win the NCAA Men’s College Cup on Sunday. “Walking by it every single day and seeing those guys and how happy they were in those pic...Full Story »

Ferguson backs Owen for World Cup

Posted Saturday, December 12, 2009 by PA13 hits

Sir Alex Ferguson has told Michael Owen not to give up on his World Cup dream. Owen is hoping to retain his starting spot for Manchester United's Premier League encounter with Aston Villa tomorrow following his memorable hat-trick for the Red Devils in Tuesday's Champions League win over Wolfsburg. Although it has shot the 29-year-old back to prominence, the general view is that his efforts ...Full Story »

England stall over World Cup base

Posted Friday, December 11, 2009 by The Independent24 hits

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The ten best reasons why England can win the World Cup

Posted Monday, December 07, 2009 by The Independent150 hits

1. FABIO CAPELLOFor the first time since Sir Alf Ramsey, England have a manager who accepts nothing but the best. You don't mess with him. With every boss since Ramsey, and I include the late, great Sir Bobby Robson in this, players have taken liberties. Not now. Capello tells players to leave egos at the door. Discipline is a must and tactically he knows how to change games when they are no...Full Story »

Howard claims early World Cup edge

Posted Monday, December 07, 2009 by The Independent48 hits

Everton 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2: American keeper saves stoppage-time penalty from England striker Jermain Defoe as Everton fight back to deny Spurs victory at Goodison Park By Ian Herbert, Deputy Football CorrespondentHarry Redknapp was so traumatised that he couldn't drag his eyes away from the television set, having clambered up to the Everton press room last night. Sky's Richard Keys started t...Full Story »

Beckham to the rescue as England 2018 film bombs

Posted Saturday, December 05, 2009 by The Independent38 hits

The power of David Beckham to captivate the world's media was once again harnessed by the England 2018 committee who unleashed him at the Fifa bidders' convention yesterday to rescue another event that looked like it might go pear-shaped. Beckham strode into the Leeuwenhof Estate in Cape Town just in time: only minutes earlier the bidding nations for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments had screened th...Full Story »

Beckham turns on the charm to seek 2018 votes

Posted Friday, December 04, 2009 by The Independent20 hits

England ambassador comes into his own meeting Blatter and Warner as he speaks of African poverty and his grandfather's death David Beckham was rolled out as the big gun of England's 2018 World Cup finals bid yesterday – and with everything from strident patriotism, to the emotion at the death of his grandfather – duly delivered the required impact. But it was the lavish praise for F...Full Story »

World Cup 2010 Play-Offs second leg Ⅱ

Posted Sunday, November 22, 2009 by reuters.com25 hits

Algeria have become the last African nation to qualify for the 2010 World Cup finals, beating Egypt 1-0 in a bruising play-off in Sudan on November 19, 2009. Algeria's goalkeeper Faouzi Chaouchi punches the ball clear whilst under pressure.Full Story »

World Cup 2010 Play-Offs second leg

Posted Sunday, November 22, 2009 by AFP35 hits

Algeria have become the last African nation to qualify for the 2010 World Cup finals, beating Egypt 1-0 in a bruising play-off in Sudan on November 19, 2009. Algeria's Rafik Halliche attempts to block Imad Metaab's shot.Full Story »

Thierry Henry's handball puts goalline referees on Fifa's World Cup agenda

Posted Saturday, November 21, 2009 by theguardian.com30 hits

Thierry Henry's handball against the Republic of Ireland could lead to Fifa fast-tracking the introduction of two additional referees in time for the World Cup in South Africa. One of Fifa's most senior officials yesterday confirmed the matter will be on the agenda at the law-making International Football Association Board meeting in Zurich next March. Despite calls for Wednesday's controvers...Full Story »

Algeria beat Egypt in play-off to qualify for 2010 World Cup

Posted Saturday, November 21, 2009 by theguardian.com25 hits

Algeria have become the last African nation to qualify for the 2010 World Cup finals, beating Egypt 1-0 in a bruising play-off in Sudan. The breakthrough came in the 40th minute, when the defender Antar Yahia's stunning strike crashed in off the bar after Karim Ziani's cross from the left. That goal came against the run of play, but having established a lead Algeria took a more defensive app...Full Story »

Montrose boss Steven Tweed expects to be without a host of players for the Scottish Cup clash away to juniors Banks O'Dee in Aberdeen.

Posted Saturday, October 24, 2009 by PA11 hits

The Montrose gaffer says he is unlikely to have any more players at his disposal this weekend, with John Gemmell, Sean Fleming, Fraser Milligan, Gordon Pope and James Collier all still out injured.Tweed said: "Banks o' Dee go into the tie with nothing to lose."It is on their ground and it will be a very tough game for us. We will have to put on a performance if we are to get anything. We must tu...Full Story »

Bouadji to make cup debut

Posted Saturday, October 24, 2009 by PA9 hits

Stranraer have completed the signing of Romauld Bouadji ahead of their cup tie with Inverurie Locos this weekend.The 26-year-old defender was capped at under-16 level for France and has played in Scotland with Clyde.He began his career at AS Saint Etienne before moving to England and playing for Carshalton AthleticMeanwhile, Inverurie manager Dave Cormie said: "With our home draw we must ensure ...Full Story »

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