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RIO: United are devastated over their CL exit

Posted Friday, December 09, 2011 by The Sun76 hits

RIO FERDINAND admits Manchester United are devastated over their Champions League exit.Alex Ferguson's side crashed 2-1 at Basel on Wednesday night to miss out on the knockout rounds for only the second time since 1994. For Ferdinand, it was the team's costly failure to beat Benfica and Basel at home — they drew against both sides — that left them facing Europa League football for...Full Story »

Messi relishing World Club mission

Posted Thursday, December 08, 2011 by Supersport.com106 hits

Barcelona star Lionel Messi has dismissed the notion that the Club World Cup in Japan is an unwanted distraction, at a time when the Spanish giants trail Real Madrid at home. The reigning Spanish and European champions jet to the annual showpiece in the unfamiliar position of not topping La Liga, but it would be a huge shock if Barcelona didn't claim their 13th title under coach Pep Guardiola...Full Story »

Jorge Valdano: David Villa will be resigned to a secondary role at Barcelona if he is not selected for Clasico against Real Madrid

Posted Wednesday, December 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport125 hits

Former Real Madrid general manager Jorge Valdano feels that David Villa could become a fringe player at Barcelona if he is not selected for this Saturday's Clasico encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu. "It would not surprise me if Barcelona played Alexis (instead of Villa), who has found the net of late," the Argentine told Marca. The Spain international forward has been part of the Catalan gian...Full Story »

Japan opts out of 2013-14 Club World Cups

Posted Wednesday, December 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport51 hits

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Japan will not bid for the Club World Cup in 2013 and 2014 to give the country a better chance of staging major women’s tournaments. Japan Football Association (JFA) president Junji Ogura said on Wednesday that plans to keep FIFA’s seven-team Club World Cup in the country beyond 2012 have been put on ice. “If we have it every year, it makes it difficult to h...Full Story »

Wenger: Barca, Real are UCL favourites

Posted Tuesday, December 06, 2011 by ESPN111 hits

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admits La Liga duo Barcelona and Real Madrid remain favourites to win the UEFA Champions League this season. Nonetheless, he is quietly confident that his team have what it takes to challenge for the prestigious title. Arsenal are guaranteed of a place in the knockout round ahead of Tuesday's Group F tie against Olympiacos, and despite the Gunners firing on all ...Full Story »

Porto vs Zenit St Petersburg preview - Zenit clash could be pivotal - Pereira

Posted Tuesday, December 06, 2011 by PA104 hits

Porto coach Vitor Pereira admits his side's final make-or-break Champions Group G encounter at home to Zenit St Petersburg may be pivotal to their season. The hosts have to win to ensure they do not fail to qualify for the knockout stage for the first time since 2005/06. And while Pereira's side may be top of their domestic league, on goal difference from Benfica, their position is not as stro...Full Story »

Auckland City faces hosts in Club World Cup

Posted Monday, December 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport53 hits

New Zealand’s Auckland City faces a tough challenge in its opening match of the Club World Cup when the Oceania representative take on newly crowned J-League champions Kashiwa Reysol. Auckland City and Kashiwa will meet in a playoff Thursday with the winner advancing to take on CONCACAF champion Monterrey of Mexico in Sunday’s quarterfinals. Auckland qualified in April while Kashiw...Full Story »

Hooper helps Celtic close gap on Rangers

Posted Monday, December 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport33 hits

Celtic moved within four points of Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers after Gary Hooper's sixth goal in six matches clinched a 1-0 win at Dundee United on Sunday. Neil Lennon's side had been trailing well behind their Glasgow rivals just a few weeks ago, but Rangers have stumbled while Celtic are now putting together a decent run. Hooper's first half strike was enough to see off United at...Full Story »

Falkirk 1 - 0 Greenock Morton - Farid on cloud nine

Posted Saturday, December 03, 2011 by PA19 hits

Farid El Alagui's ninth goal of the season was enough to give Falkirk a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Morton. The League's top scorer's effort kept Falkirk second in the table. Morton could have taken the lead midway through the first half but Darren McGeouch's drilled effort was well tipped around the post by Michael McGovern. The same player tried his luck from long range towards the end of ...Full Story »

Chievo vs Atalanta preview - Sorrentino smiling before Nerazzurri clash

Posted Sunday, December 04, 2011 by PA139 hits

Stefano Sorrentino has expressed his delight at signing a contract extension with Chievo ahead of Sunday's game against Atalanta. The Italian goalkeeper has signed a new deal which will tie him to the Verona club until June 2014. "I'm really happy to have signed the new contract," Sorrentino said. "I could not be any more grateful to the club as they have granted all my wishes. "I hope I can ...Full Story »

Capello refutes England future claims

Posted Saturday, December 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

Fabio Capello has refuted suggestions he could stay on as England manager beyond the 2012 European Championships. The Football Association's director of football development Sir Trevor Brooking said Thursday there was still a chance Capello could remain in his post beyond the end of his £6million-a-year contract next summer if England performed well at Euro 2012. However Capello said he i...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Manchester United preview - McLeish rues Facebook revelation

Posted Saturday, December 03, 2011 by PA182 hits

Aston Villa trialist Yannick Djalo may be looking to impress at the club, but he has already made a mistake in the eyes of manager Alex McLeish - by announcing the deal on Facebook. The Portuguese has not yet arrived at Villa's Bodymoor Heath training ground, and McLeish had been hoping to keep the move quiet. However, any hopes of doing so were extinguished when Djalo resorted to social med...Full Story »

Ross County vs Raith Rovers preview - Duncan misses Rovers clash

Posted Saturday, December 03, 2011 by PA14 hits

Ross County midfielder Russell Duncan will sit out the visit of Raith Rovers. Duncan is carrying a foot injury and will be joined on the sidelines by Sam Morrow, who remains out with an Achilles problem. The leaders are going for their ninth league win in a row, but manager Derek Adams is not getting carried away. He said: "It was great to go to Livingston last week and score three times and ...Full Story »

Closed doors for Granada v Mallorca game

Posted Tuesday, November 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport54 hits

The Granada versus Real Mallorca Primera Liga game, halted after a linesman was hit in the face with an umbrella, will be played behind closed doors on December 7, the Spanish football federation said Tuesday. The November 20 match was called off mid-way through the second half after a linesman was hit by an umbrella thrown from the crowd. Granada had the initiative in the match between the tw...Full Story »

AC Milan 4 : 0 Chievo - Milan close in on leaders

Posted Sunday, November 27, 2011 by PA18 hits

AC Milan demolished Chievo 4-0 to move up to second in Serie A on Sunday night, just a point behind leaders Juventus. All four goals came in the first half with Thiago Silva opening the scoring in the eighth minute and Zlatan Ibrahimovic adding the second eight minutes later. Alexandre Pato added the third after half an hour before a penalty from Ibrahimovic took Massimiliano Allegri's side ab...Full Story »

Palermo 2 : 0 Fiorentina - Rossi falls to former club

Posted Sunday, November 27, 2011 by PA19 hits

Palermo claimed their sixth home victory in a row to move up to fifth in Serie A after beating Fiorentina 2-0. It was a return to the Stadio Renzo Barbera to forget for former Palermo coach Delio Rossi as he lost for the first time since taking charge of the Viola. Fabrizio Miccoli and Josip Ilicic were on target for the home side while Fiorentina ended the game with 10 men after Cesare Natali...Full Story »

Real Madrid 4 : 1 Atletico de Madrid - Real claim derby spoils

Posted Saturday, November 26, 2011 by PA21 hits

Real Madrid consolidated their place at the top of the Primera Division with a 4-1 victory over neighbours Atletico in an eventful derby at the Bernabeu. Atletico had not beaten their city rivals for 12 years coming into the match, but a change of fortunes seemed on the cards when Adrian Lopez fired them in front. However, the dismissal of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after 20 minutes turned th...Full Story »

Novara Calcio 2 : 1 Parma - Novara claim rare win

Posted Saturday, November 26, 2011 by PA13 hits

Novara came from behind to win only their second Serie A match of the season by beating Parma 2-1. An own goal from Matteo Centurioni in the 29th minute gave Parma the advantage in the first half, but Raffaele Rubino and Marco Rigoni turned the game around to lift the Piedmontese side out of the bottom three. They were reduced to 10 men in the 87th minute when Giuseppe Gemiti was sent off, but...Full Story »

Swansea vs Aston Villa preview - Villa are in `transition` - McLeish

Posted Sunday, November 27, 2011 by PA193 hits

Alex McLeish admits Aston Villa are in a period of transition and that the club has to "run within its means" after chief executive Paul Faulkner set his sights on securing European football. McLeish has had no discussions with Faulkner or club owner Randy Lerner about whether money will be available for new players in January, and is aware that Villa's wage bill has to be reduced further. But...Full Story »

Real Betis vs Real Sociedad preview - Betis and Sociedad braced for crucial clash

Posted Sunday, November 27, 2011 by PA70 hits

Real Betis midfielder Salva Sevilla has dismissed suggestions this weekend's clash with fellow strugglers Real Sociedad is akin to a cup final in terms of importance, but admits it is probably their biggest match of the season to date. After earning promotion as Segunda Division champions last term, Betis enjoyed a flying start to the current campaign with successive victories in their first ...Full Story »

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