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Valencia to miss most of the season - Man Utd

Posted Thursday, September 16, 2010 by YAHOO Sport47 hits

MANCHESTER, England (AFP) - Manchester United winger Antonio Valencia will be out for "a good portion" of the season, the English Premier League side announced Thursday. The Ecuador international had an operation Wednesday on the ankle he broke in Tuesday's Champions League goalless draw against Rangers at Old Trafford. United medical staff revealed Thursday that Valencia had also suffered l...Full Story »

Bursaspor 0-4 Valencia - Valencia run riot in Turkey

Posted Tuesday, September 14, 2010 by PA16 hits

Valencia kicked off their Champions League Group C campaign with a thumping away 4-0 win in Turkey. Bursaspor beat Istanbul giants Galatasaray, Besiktas and Fenerbahce to win their domestic title last season but had no answer against the Spanish Primera Division side tonight. Facundo Costa and Aritz Aduriz scored in the first half and Pablo Hernandez and substitute Roberto Soldado added a dese...Full Story »

Mourinho tips Aragones for Portugal coach job

Posted Saturday, September 11, 2010 by YAHOO Sport62 hits

MADRID (AFP) - Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho said Friday he would like to see former Spain manager Luis Aragones replace the recently sacked Carlos Queiroz as Portugal's national team coach. "I would like Aragones to be the new national coach because he is very experienced, but my conviction is that national teams should be coached by men from the country itself," the Portuguese manager told ...Full Story »

Euro 2012 Qualifying Preview: Norway - Portugal

Posted Tuesday, September 07, 2010 by Goal.com95 hits

The Selecao will be desperate to bounce back in Group H... Flying High And Wild Norway commenced their Euro 2012 adventure with a 2-1 comeback win against Iceland away from home on Friday in their opening game of the qualifying campaign. It wasn't a very convincing victory for Egil Olsen's side but it was an important win nevertheless. Norway welcome a dysfunction Portugal at Oslo on Tuesday ...Full Story »

Portugal coach Queiroz suspended for 6 months

Posted Thursday, September 02, 2010 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

LISBON, Portugal (AP)—Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz was suspended for six months Thursday after the country’s Sports Institute ruled that he disrupted an anti-doping test ahead of the World Cup. The institute, which governs the National Anti-Doping Agency, said an inquiry found that Queiroz insulted an anti-doping team sent to test the Portugal squad before the tournament in South A...Full Story »

Santos may report Chelsea to FIFA over Neymar bids

Posted Friday, August 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport106 hits

SAO PAULO (AP)—Santos says it could report Chelsea to FIFA for allegedly trying to lure striker Neymar without talking to the Brazilian club first. Santos president Luis Alvaro Ribeiro says Chelsea is insisting on reaching out to Neymar for transfer talks even though the club has already denied an offer made for the 18-year-old striker. Neymar and his father reportedly met with Chelsea o...Full Story »

United sign Portuguese striker £7.4m Bébé

Posted Thursday, August 12, 2010 by theguardian.com429 hits

Alex Ferguson has added an eighth senior striker to his books by signing the Portuguese Bebe.  Manchester United have spent £7.4m to sign Tiago Manuel Dias Correia, otherwise known as Bébé, a relatively unknown 20-year-old from the Portuguese club Vitória de Guimarães, the Guardian can reveal. The deal was finalised today, with the player becoming the eighth senior...Full Story »

Manchester City Now Offer Inter €26 Million Plus Bonuses For Mario Balotelli After Agreeing Player Terms - Report

Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport104 hits

Emphasis has shifted on Inter and Manchester City in the deal for Mario Balotelli after the player agreed personal terms. And now it's down to the clubs to agree on a new transfer fee: €26 million plus bonuses. Sky Sport Italia reports Mino Raiola, the player's agent, and a lawyer working on Balotelli's behalf met with Inter director Marco Branca. Raiola informed the transfer director th...Full Story »

Valerenga 2-4 Barcelona: Blaugrana's Fringe Players Record Norwegian Victory

Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 by Goal.com43 hits

Many of the players may not have been household names, but the end outcome was the same... Bojan, Maxwell, Barcelona An unfamiliar Barcelona side produced a thoroughly familiar result as they proved too good for Norwegian outfit Valerenga, running out routine 4-2 victors despite a large number of youngsters being given significant game time. It took only 12 minutes for Victor Sanchez to colle...Full Story »

Manchester City agree to sign David Silva from Valencia for £30m

Posted Thursday, July 01, 2010 by theguardian.com296 hits

• 'I am thrilled about playing in England with Manchester City'• Roberto Mancini: 'We are bringing the best players here' Manchester City's position as the most powerful spenders in English football was reaffirmed today when they flexed their financial muscle to sign David Silva, the Spain midfielder, for a fee in the region of £25m-30m. Silva has agreed a four-year contract...Full Story »

FIFA monitor reports of Nigeria ban

Posted Thursday, July 01, 2010 by PA53 hits

FIFA will monitor reports emanating out of Nigeria that the country's president has banned the national squad from international competition for two years after their disappointing World Cup. A presidential spokesman made the announcement in Lagos on Wednesday after the Super Eagles bowed out of the tournament with just one point. In previous cases, FIFA have suspended a national associatio...Full Story »

Villa the difference as Spain beats Portugal 1-0

Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport43 hits

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP)—David Villa finished off a move of Spanish perfection to finally break down Portugal’s defensive wall Tuesday and give the European champions a 1-0 win and spot in the World Cup quarterfinals. Villa scored his fourth goal of the tournament in the 63rd minute, while Cristiano Ronaldo again failed to inspire Portugal. A trademark Spanish passing move foun...Full Story »

Don't Give Portugal The Ball

Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 by Goal.com87 hits

The former Spain coach has declared what he believes might make La Seleccion slip up against Portugal... As reported by Marca, former Spain coach Luis Aragones has commented on La Roja's play thus far in the World Cup, and failed to express too much confidence in the national team's chances of progressing to the quarter-finals. "I am not very optimistic because I see Portugal as a very good ...Full Story »

Spain VS Portugal: Villa defends `spectacular' Torres

Posted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 by PA180 hits

Spain forward David Villa has launched a staunch defence of Fernando Torres and insists he is "totally convinced" his strike partner will regain his scoring touch. Vicente Del Bosque's side meet Iberian rivals Portugal in the World Cup last-16 clash in Cape Town with Villa having scored three goals from as many matches. Torres, however, has yet to find the net in South Africa having only recove...Full Story »

Portugal 0-0 Brazil: Scrappy Encounter Sees Both Sides Advance

Posted Saturday, June 26, 2010 by Goal.com33 hits

Portugal and Brazil battled to a 0-0 draw in Durban to ensure both sides qualified from Group G in the World Cup. It was a largely scrappy game, with the best chance falling to Portugal's Raul Meireles on the hour mark, who had his effort tipped wide by Julio Cesar. As expected, Brazil made changes to their side in light of their already-assured place in the last 16. Dani Alves, Julio Baptista...Full Story »

Portugal VS Brazil: Queiroz does not shirk from challenge

Posted Friday, June 25, 2010 by PA247 hits

Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz believes it will take a monumental effort for his side to upset Brazil and clinch first place in Group G. The Portuguese need only a point from the game in Durban to be assured of joining Brazil in the last 16 of the World Cup. "We play against the highest-ranked team in the world," said Queiroz. "They have tremendous organisation. They are a very solid team, ful...Full Story »

Rehhagel quits Greece - reports

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2010 by PA23 hits

Greece coach Otto Rehhagel has reportedly ended his nine-year tenure in charge of the national team, according to his assistant Yiannis Topalidis. Rehhagel saw his side fail to reach the knockout stages of the World Cup finals on Tuesday following a 2-0 defeat to Argentina. After their exit the 71-year-old German refused to comment on his future but Topalidis, who did announce his departure...Full Story »

FIFA await report on Villa

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA54 hits

FIFA will wait to receive the referee's report from the World Cup match between Spain and Honduras before deciding whether to take any retrospective action against David Villa. The new Barcelona recruit scored twice, hit the crossbar and missed a penalty against the Central Americans but also struck Honduras defender Emilio Izaguirre in the face as they waited for a free-kick to be taken. ...Full Story »

Portugal net seven past North Korea

Posted Monday, June 21, 2010 by PA41 hits

Portugal produced a spectacular performance of fluidity and flair to earn their first win of the World Cup in style with a 7-0 victory over North Korea. Having failed to impress in their opening Group G stalemate with the Ivory Coast, Carlos Queiroz's side were under pressure to deliver against North Korea with a showdown against Brazil still to come. And they did that emphatically as Ra...Full Story »

Seven-up Portugal

Posted Monday, June 21, 2010 by PA79 hits

Portugal produced a spectacular performance of fluidity and flair to earn their first win - a 7-0 one at that - of the World Cup in style against North Korea. Having failed to impress in their opening Group G stalemate with the Ivory Coast, Carlos Queiroz's side were under pressure to deliver against North Korea with a showdown against Brazil still to come. And they did that emphatically as ...Full Story »

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