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Villarreal hires Molina to replace fired Garrido

Posted Friday, December 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

Villarreal has promoted B-team coach Jose Francisco Molina to replace the fired Juan Carlos Garrido for the remainder of the Spanish league season. Garrido, who was also promoted from the B team nearly two years ago, was fired Wednesday after the club bowed out of the Copa del Rey competition to third-tier Mirandes by a 3-1 aggregate score. Molina joined Villarreal in 2009. The former Spain go...Full Story »

Dutch match might be replayed after fan incident

Posted Thursday, December 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport80 hits

AMSTERDAM (AP)—The Dutch soccer federation is debating whether to replay a cup match between Ajax and AZ Alkmaar that was halted after a fan ran onto the field and tried to attack Alkmaar’s goalkeeper. Esteban Alvarado deflected the attack but was given a red card for kicking the supporter in anger immediately afterward. Alkmaar’s team left the field in protest and the game w...Full Story »

Report: Liverpool's Luis Suarez given extra time to reply to FA improper conduct charge following gesture at Fulham

Posted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport91 hits

The Football Association have accepted Liverpool’s request for more time for striker Luis Suarez to reply to his charge of improper conduct, according to The Telegraph. The Uruguayan, already under the eye of the FA for alleged racial remarks towards Manchester United’s Partice Evra, sparked further controversy after apparently aiming a one-fingered gesture in the direction of Fulha...Full Story »

Redknapp won’t sell Pavlyuchenko until replacement is found

Posted Sunday, December 11, 2011 by Talksport.co.uk139 hits

Harry Redknapp has insisted that striker Roman Pavlyuchenko will not leave Tottenham until a replacement has been found. The Russian star has only played 15 minutes of Premier League football this season due to the form of Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe. But Redknapp has reiterated that if Pavlyuchenko was to leave the club a replacement would have to be found first. "If we let Pav go ...Full Story »

Kondratyev replaces German Stange as Belarus coach

Posted Friday, December 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport27 hits

Georgy Kondratyev, who led the Belarus under-21 soccer team to the Euro semi-finals this year, was appointed coach of the country’s senior team on Thursday. The former Soviet striker, who was given a four-year contract, replaces German coach Bernd Stange, whose contract was not renewed following Belarus’s unsuccessful Euro 2012 qualifying campaign. Under Stange, Belarus stunned Fra...Full Story »

Report: Schalke wants Lukas Podolski to replace Raul

Posted Friday, December 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport80 hits

Schalke is reportedly lining up Lukas Podolski as a replacement for the seemingly outbound Raul. The Spanish striker has been a hit since arriving in Gelsenkirchen from Real Madrid in July 2010 but, with his lucrative contract set to expire next summer, he reportedly will have to take a salary cut if he is to remain with the Champions League semifinalists. Such a loss of wages he is far from c...Full Story »

Ballardini replaces Ficcadenti at Cagliari

Posted Thursday, November 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport49 hits

Davide Ballardini was named Cagliari coach on Wednesday following the sacking of Massimo Ficcadenti after the Sardinian club only managed to take three points from their last five matches in Serie A. Ballardini coached Genoa last season from November to June, and has twice coached Cagliari, from September-November 2005 and October 2007-October 2008. The 47-year-old becomes Cagliari's third coa...Full Story »

Gonalons called up by France to replace Nasri

Posted Thursday, November 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport48 hits

Lyon defensive midfielder Maxime Gonalons was awarded his first France call-up on Wednesday after Samir Nasri was ruled out of the friendly games with the United States and Belgium due to injury. Gonalons, 22, has never previously been included in a France squad but was drafted in after Manchester City midfielder Nasri succumbed to an inflamed tendon in his left knee. France play the United St...Full Story »

An Englishman should replace Capello - Becks

Posted Sunday, November 06, 2011 by Supersport.com143 hits

David Beckham wants an Englishman to take charge of the England team when Italian Fabio Capello leaves the job after next year's European championship. Beckham, the former England skipper who played 115 times for his country – more than any other outfield player – told BBC Sport in an interview filmed in Los Angeles: "Ideally of course we want an English manager leading the Englan...Full Story »

David Beckham is new face of Sainsbury's - Star replaces Jamie Oliver

Posted Thursday, November 03, 2011 by The Sun546 hits

Helping children ... David Beckham will promote food store's work with youngsters SOCCER hero David Beckham was yesterday unveiled as the new face of Sainsbury's. The former England captain will front its Active Kids campaign and promote the store's sponsorship of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The announcement comes four months after celeb chef Jamie Oliver said he would end his 11-year s...Full Story »

Executive: Foreign EPL owners want no relegation

Posted Tuesday, October 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport26 hits

LONDON (AP)—Some of the Premier League’s foreign owners want to abolish the relegation and promotion system, a senior English football executive said Monday. With half of the Premier League’s 20 clubs under foreign ownership, League Managers’ Association chief executive Richard Bevan said many are keen on emulating the American system, where major leagues like the NFL, N...Full Story »

Morocco replaces Egypt as host for qualifiers

Posted Thursday, October 13, 2011 by YAHOO Sport73 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 »

Pioli replaces Bisoli at Bologna

Posted Wednesday, October 05, 2011 by Supersport.com52 hits

Struggling Serie A club Bologna appointed Stefano Pioli as their new coach Tuesday after sacking Pierpaolo Bisoli. Pioli, whose short reign as coach of Palermo ended last month before a Serie A ball had been kicked, inherits a side bottom of the league with one point from five matches. "Stefano Pioli is from today the new coach of Bologna," the club said in a statement on their website ...Full Story »

Rooney Rule advocate wants same for the EPL

Posted Tuesday, September 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport95 hits

The English Premier League is considering a proposal to implement its very own “Rooney Rule” – and it has absolutely nothing to do with Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney. Civil rights lawyer Cyrus Mehri, a driving force behind the National Football League’s regulation that enforces coaching and front-office opportunities for minority candidates, has launched a campa...Full Story »

West Brom, Blackburn earn 1st points in EPL

Posted Monday, September 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport18 hits

LONDON (AP)—West Bromwich Albion grabbed its first points of the season with a 1-0 victory over promoted Norwich, while Blackburn also got off the mark in the Premier League at the fourth time of asking by holding Fulham to a 1-1 draw on Sunday. Nigeria striker Peter Odemwingie pounced on a defensive error to clip home a third-minute winner at Carrow Road for West Brom, which ended a run ...Full Story »

Depleted Turkey can move closer to Euro 2012

Posted Monday, September 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

By Brian Homewood Sept 4 (Reuters) - Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is unlikely to have to worry about his team’s defensive problems as they try to clinch their Euro 2012 place at home to Liechtenstein on Tuesday. Italy can also book their slot in Poland and Ukraine next year with a home win over Slovenia in the latest round of matches in the marathon and largely predictable qualifying c...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Wolves preview - McLeish seeks replacement for Young

Posted Saturday, August 27, 2011 by PA66 hits

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is looking to bring in a quickfire replacement for QPR-bound Luke Young but has ruled out a move for the midfield duo of Scott Parker and Darron Gibson. Villa have accepted an undisclosed offer from Rangers for former England international Young, who is holding talks with Rangers. McLeish, whose side entertain Wolves on Saturday, has to adopt a 'sell to buy' po...Full Story »

EPL players told to set better example after riots

Posted Friday, August 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport26 hits

With the Premier League season starting against the backdrop of civil unrest in England, soccer authorities are urging players to set a better example for youngsters. A crackdown on bad behavior on the field was launched Thursday, including an attempt to eradicate unacceptable criticism and abuse of referees by players and managers. English Football Association chairman David Bernstein sees th...Full Story »

Keane backs Man Utd for EPL title

Posted Thursday, August 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport67 hits

Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes his old club will romp to the Premier League title as their rivals fall by the wayside, it was reported Wednesday. The outspoken Irish midfielder said United were firm favourites to retain the Premier League crown and dismissed the chances of Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal. "Even Sir Alex Ferguson said the other day the league's getting tougher. But ...Full Story »

Napoli eye Rossi as potential Lavezzi replacement

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport53 hits

Napoli will target Villarreal's Italy forward Giuseppe Rossi if a potential suitor triggers Ezequiel Lavezzi's release clause, club president Aurelio De Laurentiis has said. Argentine forward Lavezzi is believed to have a 31-million-euro release clause and has attracted interest from a number of clubs. And should he decide to leave, De Laurentiis will turn his attention to former Manchester Un...Full Story »

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