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Our boys could play for Barca

Posted Wednesday, June 15, 2011 by The Sun80 hits

PATRIOTIC Jack Rodwell last night stood up for St George against football's Spanish inquisition - by insisting at least FIVE of England stars would walk into Barcelona's all-conquering side.The Everton whizkid is sick of hearing how superior Spanish football is after the Young Lions' 1-1 draw against the kids from the Costas in Sunday's Euro Under-21 Championship opener.The young Matadors may ...Full Story »

Villa seek clarity over McLeish status

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport37 hits

BIRMINGHAM (AFP) - Aston Villa have reportedly approached city rivals Birmingham to ask about the precise status of Alex McLeish. The Scot resigned as manager of Birmingham, relegated from the Premier League last season, on Sunday and was immediately linked with a move to Villa, still in the top flight but without a boss after Gerard Houllier stepped down on health grounds. Britain's Press Ass...Full Story »

Jamaica top Gold Cup group, Guatemala advance

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

HARRISON, New Jersey (AFP) - Jamaica finished the first round of the Gold Cup on top of Group B after a 1-0 victory over Honduras on Monday, with both teams advancing to the quarter-finals along with Guatemala. Guatemala booked their berth with a 4-0 victory over Grenada, which was enough to put them through as one of the best two third-placed teams in group play. Ryan Johnson got the goal for...Full Story »

Pakistan ready to host Bangladesh World Cup qualifier

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport31 hits

KARACHI (AFP) - Pakistani football said on Tuesday it is confident next month's home World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh will go ahead, promising tight security for the match. After the first leg of their Asian zone qualifier for the 2014 World Cup in Dhaka on June 29, the two sides were scheduled to meet in Lahore on July 3. But arrangements ran into trouble after Bangladesh asked FIFA, th...Full Story »

'Partying' Gullit faces last Chechnya chance

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport64 hits

MOSCOW (AFP) - The Russian managerial career of Dutch legend Ruud Gullit was on the line on Tuesday after he was accused by the strongman leader of Chechnya of caring more about parties than his Terek Grozny club. Gullit and his unfancied side from war-ravaged Chechnya travelled on Tuesday to a crunch away match at fellow Russian Premier League strugglers Amkar Perm that Chechen leader Ramzan K...Full Story »

How Lionel Messi has grown under Pep Guardiola at Barcelona - & it has nothing to do with hormones

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by Goal.com146 hits

Lionel Messi has, quite literally, grown up at Barcelona. The brilliant Argentine forward is now the best player in the world, but he wouldn't be where he is today without the Catalan club. Already a prospect as an 11-year-old, Messi was starring in the youth side at Newell's and was also impressing River Plate. But there was a problem: he was diagnosed with a hormone deficiency. At that tim...Full Story »

Manchester United confirm signing of Phil Jones from Blackburn on five-year contract

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Blackburn Rovers highly-rated youngster Phil Jones.The 19-year-old, tipped as a future England captain by former Rover boss Sam Allardyce and current England under-21 coach Stuart Pearce, has penned a five-year deal at Old Trafford, with Sir Alex Ferguson believed to have shelled out £16.5m to take the player to the reigning Barclays Premier L...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid president disappointed Sergio Aguero wants to leave, but claims no developments are in view

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport81 hits

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has admitted his disappointment over Sergio Aguero's decision to leave the club, possibly joining city rivals Real Madrid.Aguero, 23, has refused to reveal further details over his future, but reports have linked him with a move across the capital, even though he still has three years left on his contract at the Vicente Calderon.Any club willing to negoti...Full Story »

Adil Rami: It is an honor to play for Valencia

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport42 hits

Valenciadefender Adil Rami is honored to finally get the chance to play for the Spanish club after returning from a loan spell at Lille.The French international, 25, joined Valencia in January and signed a four-year deal until July 2015, but his parent club loaned him back to the Ligue 1 champions until the end of the season.He has now returned to Spain to begin his adventure, and revealed his h...Full Story »

Nwankwo Kanu’s last football wish is for Nigeria to win trophies again

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport41 hits

When Nwankwo Kanu called it quits from football at the weekend with a testimonial match in his honor in Lagos, one last wish on his mind was for the Super Eagles of Nigeria to reign supreme again. In a career spanning two decades, Kanu won every trophy that was available at club level, but was not as successful with the Nigerian national team. He came on the scene as a lanky 17-year-old in Nig...Full Story »

Cuban player defects during CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport57 hits

CHICAGO (AFP) - Cuban soccer player Yosniel Mesa has defected during the CONCACAF Gold Cup, leaving the team hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina, and telling US media he wants to play professionally outside Cuba. In an interview aired Sunday on the Spanish language television network Univision, Mesa said he decided before the tournament, the regional championship for North and Central America an...Full Story »

Mexico claim group win in CONCACAF Gold Cup

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport36 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 »

McClaren back in England with Forest

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport24 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Former England boss Steve McClaren was on Monday named as the new manager of Championship side Nottingham Forest, the former European champions announced. McClaren, who returns to the game after being sacked by German side Wolfsburg in February, succeeds Billy Davies, the Scot who on Sunday paid the price for twice failing to take Forest back to the Premier League via the play-of...Full Story »

Man Utd sign Blackburn defender Jones

Posted Tuesday, June 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport29 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Blackburn Rovers said it was the lure of the Champions League that sealed the transfer of teenage defender Phil Jones to Premier League champions Manchester United. United announced on Monday that they had agreed terms with Rovers for Jones, with the 19-year-old due to sign a five-year contract upon his return from the ongoing European Under-21 Championship in Denmark. United th...Full Story »

Zelaya scores 2 in El Salvador’s 6-1 win over Cuba

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport131 hits

CHICAGO (AP)—Rodolfo Zelaya scored a goal in each half as El Salvador kept its Gold Cup quarterfinals hopes alive with a 6-1 rout of Cuba on Sunday. Osael Romero, Lester Blanco, Arturo Alvarez and Eliseo Quintanilla also scored for El Salvador, which now has four points in Group A and will have to wait out the remaining two days of group stage games to see if it can advance. The top two ...Full Story »

Glazers eye Hong Kong listing for Manchester United - Float would value club at about £1.7bn and provide profitable exit for American family

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 by theguardian.com132 hits

Cheering Chinese fans welcoming Manchester United players out for a training session at the Guangzhou Olympic stadium in southern China's Guangdong province. The American Glazer family, which owns Manchester United, could list the company on the Hong Kong stock exchange in a move that would value the club at around £1.7bn. A float would provide a profitable exit for the Glazers, which bo...Full Story »

McClaren lands Forest job

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 by The Sun96 hits

STEVE McCLAREN is poised to be unveiled as the new Nottingham Forest manager.The ex-England boss will step in just a day after Billy Davies got the sack.Talks are well advanced and McClaren is ready to take on the challenge.A source close to the negotiations said: "He is the outstanding candidate, he is desperate to get back into football and Forest is a huge club."It's a challenge and he seem...Full Story »

Usmanov blasts Arsenal board

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport69 hits

 Uzbek billionaire Alisher Usmanov has slammed the Arsenal board for the Premier League club's failure to win a major trophy in any of the past six seasons. Usmanov, 57, who is not a Gunners director despite owning 30 percent of the club's parent company, said too many board members were blinded by their own self-interest and said he did not wish to serve on such a board. "If the role of ...Full Story »

Report: Blackburn Rovers interested in a £6.5m move for Manchester City's Roque Santa Cruz

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

Blackburn Rovers is believed to be interested in £6.5 million move for its former player Roque Santa Cruz.The 29-year-old left Rovers to join Manchester City in a £17.5m move two years ago, but injuries and poor form have prevented the Paraguay international from succeeding at Eastlands.With the former Bayern Munich man having scored only three goals during his stay at City, the forwar...Full Story »

Sevilla coach Marcelino: I want Kanoute to stay

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

Sevilla coach Marcelino Garcia Toral says he hopes striker Frederic Kanoute will stay at the club.Kanoute has spent six seasons at the Sanchez Pizjuan and scored over 100 goals in a highly successful spell, which has seen the club win two UEFA Cups, two Copa del Rey titles, a Supercopa and a European Super Cup.The 33-year-old has recently been linked with moves to Qatar and the MLS, but his new ...Full Story »

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