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AC Milan Set To Make Bid For Fulham Midfielder Clint Dempsey

Posted Thursday, July 08, 2010 by Goal.com48 hits

The USA star could be on his way to Italy... Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey is said to be on the radar of Italian giants AC Milan, according to reports emanating from Italy. Yahoo! Sports reports that the USA international, who was a star for the American team at the World Cup finals in South Africa, could head to Milan in the summer. Dempsey had a marvellous season with Fulham in 2009-10,...Full Story »

Nakamura ends international career

Posted Friday, July 02, 2010 by PA56 hits

Shunsuke Nakamura has announced his retirement from international football following Japan's exit from the World Cup. The Blue Samurai reached the last 16 for the first time outside their own country but were denied a place in the quarter-finals as they lost 5-3 on penalties to Paraguay following a goalless draw after 120 minutes. Nakamura, 32, had to be content with a place on the bench...Full Story »

Sven: England needs winter break

Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by PA45 hits

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson believes the Premier League must introduce a winter break if the national side are to be successful at major tournaments. Current incumbent Fabio Capello spoke of the need for a break in his final press conference before England departed South Africa on Monday following the heavy 4-1 defeat to Germany. Eriksson, who was in charge of the Ivory Co...Full Story »

Tabarez hails international stars

Posted Monday, June 28, 2010 by PA26 hits

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has put his side's World Cup success down to the majority of his players plying their trade overseas. The South Americans were the first team to book their place in the quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over South Korea. Only two of the 23-man party in South Africa currently play their football in Uruguay with the bulk playing for European clubs. Tabarez said: "Mo...Full Story »

Slovenia VS England: Kek uninterested in England problems

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2010 by PA60 hits

Slovenia coach Matjaz Kek is refusing to be distracted by the turmoil within the England camp ahead of Group C showdown in Port Elizabeth. Kek's side go into the game sitting top of the group and knowing a point would be enough to take them through to the second round, a result which could prove fatal for Fabio Capello's men. However, while the debate over England's unimpressive form in South ...Full Story »

Henry Winter: goalkeeping problem a long-term issue

Posted Monday, June 14, 2010 by theguardian.com40 hits

England have a major problem in goal, not simply with Robert Green, whose error destroyed the good start against the United States, but also with David James, who seems to have issues with management. All in the mind: Fabio Capello has said he will work on Robert Green's 'psychological' problem The obvious solution would be to employ the most in-form, confident keeper in Joe Hart against A...Full Story »

Gattuso to quit international game

Posted Saturday, June 12, 2010 by PA35 hits

Italy midfielder Gennaro Gattuso will retire from international football after the World Cup. The 32-year-old AC Milan player, who helped the Azzurri to World Cup glory in Germany four years ago, struggled with knee injuries in the 2009/10 season and feels it is time to step aside. "To wear this jersey is the most beautiful thing there can be," he said. "But, being almost 33, it's right to lea...Full Story »

Benitez named Inter Milan coach

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by YAHOO Sport93 hits

MILAN, June 10 (Reuters) - Rafael Benitez was named Inter Milan coach on Thursday, charged with the tough task of matching last season’s stunning treble success under Jose Mourinho. The Spaniard left Liverpool last week and has penned a two-year deal with the European, Serie A and Italian Cup champions, Inter said in a statement.  Full Story »

International Friendly: Tunisia – France

Posted Saturday, May 29, 2010 by Goal.com374 hits

France continue their preparations for their upcoming World Cup campaign with a friendly against the struggling Carthage Eagles. Kick-Off: Sunday, May 30, 2010. 22:00 CET. November 7th Stadium, Rades Desperate Search For A Revival Things have been far from pleasant for Tunisia fans in the past year. After failing on the final day of World Cup qualifying in Maputo against the Black Mambas of...Full Story »

International Friendly: USA - Turkey

Posted Saturday, May 29, 2010 by Goal.com321 hits

Who: United States vs. Turkey What: International Friendly When: Saturday, May 29; 2 p.m .ET Where: Lincoln Financial Field; Philadelphia, PA TV: ESPN2 and Galavision Bob Bradley has his 23 men; now it's time to get to work. On Saturday afternoon, the United States Men's National Team battles Turkey in their first appearance since the American coach announced his final World Cup roster. The ...Full Story »

Inter upset as Mourinho steals limelight in finest hour

Posted Saturday, May 29, 2010 by YAHOO Sport766 hits

Inter Milan should be basking in the glory of a record-breaking season but instead the manner of Jose Mourinho’s departure has left a nasty taste in the mouth. A first Champions League triumph since 1965 and an unprecedented Italian treble have been overshadowed by Mourinho’s unashamed desire to join Real Madrid and his verbal volleys against what he saw as the cynical Italian gam...Full Story »

'Big universe' of buyers interested in Reds

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by teamtalk.com220 hits

Liverpool co-owner Tom Hicks says there is a large number of "interested buyers" in the club he and George Gillett put up for sale last month. Having leveraged huge debt on the club - parent company Kop Holdings' were £351million in the red last summer with annual loan repayments of £40million - the Americans decided to end their tumultuous reign at Anfield. Liverpool are up for s...Full Story »

International Friendly: Ireland - Paraguay

Posted Thursday, May 27, 2010 by Goal.com221 hits

The South Americans warm up for the World Cup in Dublin... Planning for 2012 Giovanni Trapattoni and his Ireland squad have been together since the end of the English league season and have played two behind the scenes friendlies against representative sides in Dublin. Ahead of the Paraguay game, in which he will play a number of his first choice XI, he reaffirmed the seriousness of this en...Full Story »

International Friendly: Belarus - Honduras

Posted Thursday, May 27, 2010 by Goal.com222 hits

The CONCACAF team will be looking to warm up with a win..... Kick-Off: Thursday, May 27, 18:30 CET.Villach Stadthalle, Villach, Austria. Looking Beyond The World Cup Belarus have not qualified for the World Cup finals in South Africa next month and actually didn't even come close to doing so. However, they will be looking beyond the summer and towards the Euro 2012 qualifiers that start in...Full Story »

Friendly International: France – Costa Rica

Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2010 by Goal.com249 hits

Les Bleus’ first serious workout before the World Cup takes place on Wednesday against la Sele... Kick Off: Wednesday, May 26, 2010. 21:00 CETStade Felix Bollaert, Lens Building Up It’s time for France to step-up their preparations for the World Cup, starting with a friendly at home against Costa Rica. Raymond Domenech’s unit have only three encounters to hone their skil...Full Story »

International Friendly: Netherlands - Mexico

Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2010 by Goal.com265 hits

The Dutch will be looking to warm up for their World Cup adventure in style..... Kick-Off: Wednesday, May 26, 20:00 CET.Badenova-Stadion, Freiburg, Germany. Looking Ahead To World Cup Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk made a controversial decision in leaving out former Manchester United and Real Madrid striker Ruud van Nistelrooy from his provisional squad. This hasn't gone too well in certain q...Full Story »

International Friendly Preview: Greece - North Korea

Posted Tuesday, May 25, 2010 by Goal.com225 hits

Two World Cup hopefuls continue their preparations for South Africa with an international friendly in Altach... Kick-off: Tuesday, May 25, 20:00 CET Cashpoint Arena, Altach, Austria Finding Form Greece begin their two-match preparation for this summer’s World Cup against North Korea, needing a win to boost confidence in the camp ahead of the tournament in South Africa early next mont...Full Story »

International Friendly Preview: England - Mexico

Posted Monday, May 24, 2010 by Goal.com243 hits

Three Lions set for first warm-up match… Kick-off: Monday, May 24, 20:00 BSTWembley Stadium, London England host Mexico at Wembley Stadium on Monday evening with a number of players keen to impress manager Fabio Capello as he looks to name his 23-man squad ahead of the World Cup. The former Real Madrid boss has a number of selection dilemmas for his side’s first warm-up match be...Full Story »

Lippi draws confidence from Inter success

Posted Monday, May 24, 2010 by PA36 hits

Marcello Lippi is hoping that Inter Milan's Champions League triumph is a good omen for Italy ahead of the World Cup. Inter beat Bayern Munich 2-0 to win Europe's elite club competition on Saturday and become the first Italian side to win the Coppa Italia, Serie A title and Champions League in the same season. "The European football campaign has come to an end with the extraordinary victory of...Full Story »

Milito braces gives Inter victory

Posted Saturday, May 22, 2010 by PA52 hits

Diego Milito scored both goals as Inter Milan sealed an historic treble and ended a 45-year wait to be crowned kings of Europe after defeating Bayern Munich 2-0 in the Champions League final in Madrid.Milito struck in the 34th and 70th minutes as Inter became the first Italian team to win the treble of league, cup and European Cup in the same season, whilst ending German double-winners Bayern's...Full Story »

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