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Marchetti ready to face New Zealand

Posted Friday, June 18, 2010 by PA23 hits

Italy goalkeeper Federico Marchetti is excited about the opportunity to fill in for injured veteran Gianluigi Buffon on Sunday against New Zealand. Buffon has a herniated disc which forced him to leave Italy's opening game against Paraguay, and Marchetti came on as a substitute to help the Azzurri claim a 1-1 draw. "I am convinced I can play a good game on Sunday," said Marchetti, the go...Full Story »

Spain’s Marchena sets mark with 50 unbeaten games

Posted Sunday, May 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport21 hits

Spain defender Carlos Marchena has set a new record of 50 straight games without defeat in Spain’s 3-2 victory over Saudi Arabia in a World Cup warmup. Marchena overtook Brazil great Garrincha, who was unbeaten in 49 consecutive matches from 1955-66. Marchena is not a regular starter for the European champions and came on as a substitute for Sergio Ramos in the 61st minute Saturday. Spa...Full Story »

Italy Coach Marcello Lippi Will Not Call Up Roma's Francesco Totti

Posted Saturday, May 08, 2010 by Goal.com422 hits

Reports claim Totti will be snubbed. Roma World Cup hopeful Francesco Totti is set to miss out on Italy's South Africa adventure as Marcello Lippi has already decided he will snub him, according to Il Messaggero. Totti has come under heavy scrutiny this week after lashing out at Inter striker Mario Balotelli in Wednesday's Coppa Italia final. The Lupi man kicked out at Balotelli to earn a ...Full Story »

Spurs continue march for fourth

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by PA4 hits

Tottenham took one more step towards Champions League qualification with a narrow 1-0 win over Bolton thanks to a superb strike from Tom Huddlestone.With seven minutes of the first half left, the midfielder picked up Benoit Assou-Ekotto's pass to hammer a 22-yard strike past Jussi Jaaskelainen in the Bolton goal.Bolton spent most of the match on the back foot thanks to the pace and agility of G...Full Story »

Caley march on

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2010 by PA6 hits

Inverness all but secured the Scottish first division title and with it promotion to the SPL as they beat third-placed Dunfermline 2-0 at home to extend their unbeaten run to 19 games.Jonathan Hayes had the home side's best chance of the opening period but he shot straight at Dunfermline goalkeeper Chris Smith when well placed.Dunfermline's Chris Higgins could have given his team a half-time ad...Full Story »

Alloa march on

Posted Wednesday, April 07, 2010 by PA5 hits

Alloa strengthened their position at the top of Division Two with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over basement boys Clyde.Goals in either half from Stuart Noble and Bryan Prunty proved enough for the leaders, although Clyde will consider themselves unfortunate not to have taken anything from the game following a spirited display.There were chances at either end in a lively opening to the game.But it...Full Story »

Caley march on

Posted Tuesday, April 06, 2010 by PA3 hits

Inverness stretched their lead at the top of the First Division to seven points with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Morton.Goals from prolific duo Richie Foran and leading scorer Adam Rooney sealed three more precious points for Terry Butcher's side, who are on course to return to the top flight.Caley were worthy winners and could have won by a more emphatic margin, while defeat for Morton leaves...Full Story »

Marco Di Vaio Advises Emiliano Viviano To Stay At Bologna

Posted Tuesday, April 06, 2010 by Goal.com49 hits

The captain does not want the goalkeeper to go to Inter... Bologna captain Marco Di Vaio has told custodian Emiliano Viviano not to return to Inter at season's end because it may be a detriment to his career. Viviano is co-owned by both teams, and Di Vaio wants the shot-stopper to stay so that he can improve as a player before making the move to a big club. "He has done some fantastic things ...Full Story »

Alloa march on

Posted Saturday, April 03, 2010 by PA16 hits

Alloa maintained their six-point advantage at the top of the Second Division win a 1-0 away win at East Fife.The only goal of the game came after 54 minutes when Brown Ferguson played in Declan McAvoy in the area and the defender fired his shot into the roof of the net from 12 yards out.East Fife were made to pay for some poor finishing after they dominated the opening period but failed to find...Full Story »

Marcel Desailly On Chelsea v Manchester United & Why Argentina Will Win World Cup 2010

Posted Friday, April 02, 2010 by Goal.com542 hits

Former Stamford Bridge hero looks ahead to top-of-the-table clash The 41-year-old Ghana-born Frenchman has lifted the World Cup, a European championship and two Confederations Cups for his country, whilst at clubs including Marseille, AC Milan and Chelsea he scooped two European Cups, a clutch of league titles and a host of domestic cup victories.  Known as ‘The Rock’ for hi...Full Story »

Trotters on the march

Posted Saturday, March 13, 2010 by PA9 hits

Owen Coyle saw his Bolton side gain their third win in four Barclays Premier League games and edge closer to safety with a commanding 4-0 victory over relegation rivals Wigan. The Glasgow-born manager was recruited from Burnley in January to try to secure the club's status and his methods appear to be working. Johan Elmander made the breakthrough and second-half goals from Kevin Davies (pen), ...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain And Marcelo Ecstatic After Tenerife Thrashing

Posted Sunday, February 28, 2010 by Goal.com346 hits

Los Merengues racked up the goals. Gonzalo Higuain, Tenerife, Real Madrid Real Madrid kept up their title chase by thrashing Tenerife, and Gonzalo Higuain and Marcelo were thrilled with the display. Speaking to AS after the game, Higuain said, "I am very happy with the goals and the result, it is important to put pressure on Barcelona." "It was unfortunate that I could not get the hat-trick...Full Story »

Italy Squad: Marcello Lippi To La Nazionale For Cameroon Friendly

Posted Saturday, February 27, 2010 by Goal.com36 hits

Marcello Lippi will make major changes when he announces the Italy squad on Sunday to take on Cameroon as injuries to his regular stars force him to make wholesale changes. Il Corriere Dello Sport claims Bari's Leonardo Bonucci, Milan striker Marco Borriello, Palermo goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, Cagliari's Alessandro Matri, and Juventus winger Paolo De Ceglie will all get the nod for the friend...Full Story »

Marco Tardelli: Giovanni Trapattoni Is Happy In Ireland And Will Not Take Nigeria Post

Posted Saturday, February 13, 2010 by Goal.com46 hits

The former Inter and Italy U-21 boss does not believe 'Trap' will be going anywhere. Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has been touted as a possible candidate to coach Nigeria at the 2010 World Cup in the press, after Shuaibu Amodu was sacked last week, despite the Super Eagles' third place finish at the African Cup of Nations. Ireland assistant manager Marco Tardelli has dismisse...Full Story »

March D-Day for Euro qualifiers

Posted Monday, February 08, 2010 by PA21 hits

England and Wales will thrash out their qualifying fixtures for Euro 2012 in Switzerland on March 15. The meeting date was agreed in Warsaw on Sunday following the qualifying draw and is almost certain to be attended by Fabio Capello and John Toshack, who will be keen to get the schedule they feel suits their sides the best. Capello stated prior to the draw his preference for a five-team g...Full Story »

Marcelo extends Real contract until 2015

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by AFP23 hits

Marcelo, 21, joined Real in the winter of the 2006-7 season MADRID — Brazilian defender Marcelo Vieira Da Silva has extended his contract with Real Madrid until 2015, the Spanish giants announced Friday. Marcelo, 21, joined Real in the winter of the 2006-7 season and was under contract until 2012. The Brazil international has scored two goals in 19 La Liga games this season, 18 of which...Full Story »

Marcelo Signs Real Madrid Contract Extension

Posted Saturday, February 06, 2010 by YAHOO Sport46 hits

Real Madrid confirmed today that Brazilian wing-back Marcelo has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club for another five years. The Blancos confirmed the agreement via a statement on their official website that read, “Real Madrid C.F. and Marcelo Vieira today signed a contract extension that will link the player and club through June 2015.” The 21-year-old joine...Full Story »

Marcello Lippi Wonders How Fabio Capello Would React To An England-Italy Final

Posted Friday, February 05, 2010 by Goal.com385 hits

Azzurri coach ponders dream final. Italy coach Marcello Lippi has admitted he would love to know how England boss Fabio Capello would react to a World Cup Final against his country of birth. "Dreaming a little as I did, I would like a beautiful final between Italy and England," he told AS. “I want to see how they would react when Fabio Capello rang the Italian national anthem. I wou...Full Story »

Ruthless Blues march on

Posted Wednesday, January 27, 2010 by PA18 hits

Chelsea returned to the top of the Barclays Premier League with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Birmingham City at Stamford Bridge.Carlo Ancelotti's side brought an end to Birmingham's 15-game unbeaten run thanks to an opening goal by Florent Malouda and a brace from Frank Lampard.The win put Chelsea one point clear of Manchester United at the top of the table with a game in hand on their rivals...Full Story »

Ribery's Bayern Munich Future To Be Decided In March

Posted Tuesday, January 19, 2010 by Goal.com39 hits

Ribery is being followed by a host of big European clubs. Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery will sit down with the board of directors in March to openly discuss his future at the Bavarian club. The 26-year-old midfielder is wanted by a host of European clubs, including Juventus and Real Madrid. "The player has always openly affirmed to be happy here in Munich," sporting director Christian ...Full Story »

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