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No rest for Napoli's Cavani ahead of Bayern clash

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport55 hits

Napoli coach Walter Mazzarri hinted on Friday that Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani could start in Saturday's Serie A clash with Parma despite a Champions League meeting with Bayern Munich next week. "The match against Parma is the beginning of a new cycle, so there is no need for us to rest players just now," Mazzarri said. "Cavani is in good shape physically and is an extraordinary athlete."...Full Story »

Sion players face Swiss League probe in legal saga

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport47 hits

Six FC Sion players at the center of a legal battle with UEFA are now facing Swiss League disciplinary action for going to a civil court in a dispute over their right to play. The league said Friday it has begun proceedings because the players ignored the rules of FIFA, UEFA and Swiss football authorities by petitioning a civil court. Football’s rules only recognize sports tribunals. The...Full Story »

AC Milan vs Palermo preview - Allegri: Palermo clash a must-win

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by PA95 hits

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri has declared the home clash against Palermo as a must-win for his side. The defending champions have had a slow start to the season, collecting just five points in five games. As a result, the Rossoneri are 15th in the standings, six points behind joint-Serie A leaders Juventus and Udinese. It has been 21 years since a reigning champion has had such a poor ...Full Story »

Norwich City vs Swansea City preview - Lambert gives Swans due respect

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by PA96 hits

Norwich manager Paul Lambert believes every game in the Barclays Premier League is difficult and thinks Saturday's clash with Swansea is no different. The Canaries come into the match on the back of an impressive performance at reigning champions Manchester United, although they eventually lost 2-0 at Old Trafford. After a two-week break, Norwich face fellow promoted side Swansea at Carrow Roa...Full Story »

Chelsea FC vs Everton preview - Villas-Boas plays down talk of job for life

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by PA99 hits

Andre Villas-Boas has played down talk he could stay at Chelsea for the rest of his career, admitting he had expected to be at Porto for many years. Blues chairman Bruce Buck last week declared the club may finally have found their Sir Alex Ferguson figure in Villas-Boas, claiming the 33-year-old could end up staying at Stamford Bridge for 15 years. That is the maximum time Villas-Boas plans t...Full Story »

Forfar Athletic vs Arbroath preview - Loons and Red Lichties braced for derby clash

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by PA17 hits

Forfar will bring in Greg Paterson to replace suspended goalkeeper Adam McHugh for their local derby with league leaders Arbroath at Station Park. The sixth-placed Loons will also be missing defenders Greg Ross and Craig Wilson as they look to bounce back after consecutive defeats to Dumbarton and East Fife. Assistant manager Ian Campbell said: "This is a huge game for us due to the local natu...Full Story »

Catania vs Inter Milan preview - Problems mount for Ranieri

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by PA37 hits

Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri has plenty of injury concerns heading into the Serie A match at Catania. The Nerazzurri are without injured Julio Cesar, Christian Chivu, Philippe Coutinho and Wesley Sneijder - all set to recover in time for Tuesday's Champions League match at Lille. Andrea Ranocchia and Joel Obi are also absent through suspension and to complicate matters for Ranieri, his si...Full Story »

Queens Park Rangers vs Blackburn Rovers preview - Warnock expects response

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by PA49 hits

QPR manager Neil Warnock has been pleased by his team's response to the 6-0 drubbing at Fulham and expects Blackburn to feel the backlash tomorrow. Having performed well since their promotion, QPR looked a shell of their normal self at Craven Cottage as Andrew Johnson's hat-trick saw Fulham romp to their first Barclays Premier League victory of the season. Warnock was understandably disappoint...Full Story »

Manchester City vs Aston Villa preview - Tevez poser continues for Mancini

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by PA90 hits

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini on Friday said he does not know whether Carlos Tevez will play for the club again. Tevez is now the subject of internal disciplinary proceedings after an investigation into his alleged refusal to play against Bayern Munich a fortnight ago concluded he does have case to answer. Journalists at Mancini's pre-planned press conference ahead of Saturday's game...Full Story »

Getafe vs Villarreal preview - Lopo: We must play to the whistle

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by PA49 hits

Getafe and Villarreal have endured a difficult start to the season with both sides only recording one win from six matches ahead of their meeting on Saturday. Getafe in particular have suffered from conceding late goals to Levante, Espanyol and Malaga that have cost them four point. Defender Albert Lopo recognises that this is a trait his side must eradicate in the coming weeks, starting on Sa...Full Story »

Pulis backs Crouch for England spot

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by ESPN79 hits

Stoke boss Tony Pulis believes striker Peter Crouch can still cut it for England.The former Tottenham frontman has enjoyed an impressive start to his Potters career, scoring the equaliser to earn a draw with Manchester United and netting in the win against Turkish giants Besiktas in the Europa League.The 30-year-old was quoted this week as saying he felt his days as an international player wer...Full Story »

Pique confident of Guardiola stay

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by ESPN77 hits

Despite doubts about Pep Guardiola's stay at Barcelona, defender Gerard Pique is confident the Catalan will sign a new deal with the La Liga giants.With Guardiola's current deal running out at the end of this season, there is fear that the Catalan could be lured by the siren call of Inter Milan, who have been reported to be keenly interested in snapping up the 40-year-old from the Nou Camp.Spe...Full Story »

Barca aim to keep La Liga lead

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by ESPN75 hits

Racing Santander midfielder Pape Diop is optimistic his side can defy expectations and pick up points against Barcelona.Barca head into the match sitting top of the La Liga standings and having won their three home fixtures at the Nou Camp this season by a combined 18-0 scoreline, thrashing Osasuna 8-0 and Villarreal and Atletico Madrid 5-0 each.Racing coach Hector Cuper admitted on Wednesday ...Full Story »

Andre Villas-Boas backs Chelsea stadium move

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by The Sun90 hits

ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS has backed plans for Chelsea to move away from Stamford Bridge.Sections of the club's support oppose the idea of moving into a new 60,000 stadium away from their current home. But Chelsea boss Villas-Boas was confident chairman Bruce Buck and chief executive Ron Gourlay had supporters' best interests at heart. He said: "The most important thing for us it to position ourselv...Full Story »

Platini asks Europe to protect sport from mafias

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport52 hits

UEFA President Michel Platini has asked European Union sports ministers to help protect football from mafia influences and match-fixing. Platini says European football risks being “the victim, if not the slave, of online betting and organized crime.” He wants sports bodies to own the property rights of betting on their competitions. Match-fixing scandals have tarnished leagues in ...Full Story »

England striker Rooney gets three-match ban

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport43 hits

England striker Wayne Rooney has been given a three-match international ban by UEFA for his sending-off against Montenegro last Friday, ruling him out of the group stage of Euro 2012. “The striker will now be suspended from playing in his country’s next three UEFA national competition matches for which he would be eligible,” European soccer’s governing body said in a sta...Full Story »

Harry Redknapp praises performances of new players at Tottenham

Posted Friday, October 14, 2011 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has praised the effect that the club’s new signings Scott Parker, Emmanuel Adebayor and Brad Friedel have had on the team this season. Spurs currently lie sixth in the Premier League after six games and Redknapp believes the confidence boost given to the club by its new players is one of the reasons for the good start. "Scott (Parker) was a big signing, I ha...Full Story »

Fabio Cannavaro: Andrea Pirlo's transfer to Juventus has shifted the balance of power in Serie A

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport108 hits

Former Juventus star Fabio Cannavaro says Andrea Pirlo is the player capable of making the difference in the Serie A title race this season. "The transfer of Andrea Pirlo from AC Milan to Juventus shifted the balance in Serie A," Cannavaro told Tuttosport. The Turin giants lead Serie A having picked up 11 points from their opening five games, and Cannavaro believes that Juventus is capable of ...Full Story »

QPR boss Neil Warnock: Joey Barton is far more articulate and clever than people give him credit for

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport48 hits

Queens Park Rangers manager Neil Warnock claims his new captain Joey Barton has raised the club's standard of training by "50 percent" since his arrival and says he does not get the credit he deserves. Warnock added that he thought Barton could forge a career in the media when he eventually finishes playing, describing him as "articulate and clever". "Training has improved 50 percent since he'...Full Story »

Morocco replaces Egypt as host for qualifiers

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport81 hits

CAIRO (AP)—The Confederation of African Football says Morocco will replace Egypt as host for the continent’s Olympic football qualifying tournament after an upsurge in violence in Cairo. CAF says on Thursday the cities of Marrakech and Tangiers will be the main venues for the eight-team under-23 competition. Additional stadiums are available in Rabat and Fes. Africa’s footbal...Full Story »

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