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John Terry calls on Fabio Capello to pick him

Posted Thursday, November 03, 2011 by The Sun65 hits

JOHN TERRY last night pleaded with Fabio Capello to select him for England — despite the Anton Ferdinand race row.Skipper Terry has told the FA he is innocent and should still lead Capello's Three Lions in this month's Wembley friendlies against Spain and Sweden. The defender vehemently denies he racially abused Ferdinand during Chelsea's 1-0 defeat at QPR on October 23. On Tuesday, the...Full Story »

FIFA asks Makudi for more proof in land deals case

Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2011 by YAHOO Sport17 hits

FIFA executive committee member Worawi Makudi faces further investigation into allegations that $860,000 of development funds were spent building football projects on land he owns in Thailand. FIFA says it will launch a formal case against Makudi if he fails to provide further documents by Dec. 1 which prove his claims that he donated land to the Thailand Football Association. FIFA says “...Full Story »

UEFA Champions League round-up

Posted Wednesday, November 02, 2011 by The Sun105 hits

ANOTHER FINE MESSI ... Barca's hat-trick hero fires home from the spot LIONEL MESSI'S hat-trick took his tally to 202 goals for Barcelona as they pummelled Plzen 4-0. Argy ace Messi, playing his 285th game for Barca, struck twice before the break and again in injury time. Cesc Fabregas hit Barca's third against the Czechs. Also in Group H, BATE held AC MILAN 1-1 as Zlatan Ibrahimovic's opene...Full Story »

FIFA gets $300M in World Cup hospitality deal

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport33 hits

ZURICH (AP)—FIFA announced another improved World Cup deal Tuesday after selling the rights to market corporate tickets at the 2018 and 2022 tournaments for $300 million (?219 million) to current partner MATCH Hospitality. FIFA said it would also get a share of MATCH’s profits on high-end ticket sales for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and Qatar in 2022. The deal also covers Confeder...Full Story »

Fancy some keepy-uppy Giggsy? - Spoof snaps mock stars

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by The Sun550 hits

Gigg-le ... Ryan Giggs lookalike reveals secret in fake pic LOOKS like Ryan Giggs is getting a cheeky assist — from a box of Viagra in his dressing room locker.But the Man Utd ace, fresh from flings with model Imogen Thomas and his sis-in-law, needs no help in that area. Instead, the picture is one of a series of spoof images by snapper Alison Jackson, who uses lookalikes to stage mock "...Full Story »

Rafael van der Vaart in title warning to Manchester City

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by The Sun110 hits

RAFAEL VAN DER VAART reckons Manchester City could end up in Real trouble — by tripping over their egos in the race for the title.Spurs' former Real Madrid ace said: "The difficulty is they have a lot of egos so maybe that's going to be a problem. "It's a huge problem when you have too many big stars. "At this moment City are really good and winning games easily. "The way they beat Ma...Full Story »

Di Stefano says Messi should skipper Argentina

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport61 hits

Legendary star Alfredo Di Stefano said Monday he believed Argentina would benefit if they made Lionel Messi their skipper. "The captaincy of the national side is a distinction which Messi deserves as he has all the qualities a captain requires - a combative character and immeasurable talent," Argentina-born naturalised Spaniard Di Stefano told the journal of the Argentina Football Federation pu...Full Story »

Tottenham's Rafael van der Vaart: Manchester City is the best team in Premier League

Posted Monday, October 31, 2011 by 108 hits

LONDON—Tottenham's Rafael var der Vaart has claimed that table-toppers Manchester City is the best team in the Premier League. Roberto Mancini's side find themselves five points clear at the summit of the standings, though on current form, Spurs are only slightly off the pace, being undefeated in the last eight domestic outings. In their latest win, a Van der Vaart goal was sandwiched be...Full Story »

Man City face PFA clash over Kolo Toure

Posted Monday, October 31, 2011 by The Sun77 hits

BAN DISPUTE ... City defender Toure MANCHESTER CITY are on collision course with the PFA again today as they put Kolo Toure in the dock. The defender could be hit with a fine of around £300,000 when he faces an internal disciplinary panel over his six-month drugs ban. Toure is expected to be represented by the players' union just days after they clashed with his club over the Carlos Teve...Full Story »

Andre Villas-Boas faces D-day over John Terry

Posted Monday, October 31, 2011 by The Sun169 hits

STRAIN GAME ... Blues skipper Terry ANDRE VILLAS-BOAS must decide whether to pull John Terry out of the firing line this week. But the Chelsea boss seems likely to stick with his under-siege skipper for tomorrow's Champions League trip to Genk. Villas-Boas knows he can probably afford to leave Terry out against the Belgian minnows, who were buried 5-0 at the Bridge two weeks ago. But he also...Full Story »

Magical Magyars keeper Grosics in hospital after fall

Posted Sunday, October 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport52 hits

By Gergely Szakacs BUDAPEST, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Gyula Grosics, 85, the goalkeeper of the outstanding Hungary team of the 1950s enshrined in soccer folklore as the Magical Magyars, was recovering in hospital on Sunday after falling down an escalator, a hospital spokeswoman said. Grosics—one of the top names of the team that narrowly lost the 1954 World Cup final to West Germany for their ...Full Story »

Stoke City vs Newcastle preview - Woodgate set to face Magpies

Posted Monday, October 31, 2011 by PA482 hits

Jonathan Woodgate could start against his former club Newcastle in the Barclays Premier League on Monday night after returning to the Stoke side for Wednesday's Carling Cup match with Liverpool. Woodgate played the full 90 minutes of the 2-1 defeat having missed the previous three games with a calf injury, while Jermaine Pennant might also be involved having appeared as a second-half replace...Full Story »

Fabregas ecstatic over Arsenal victory

Posted Sunday, October 30, 2011 by ESPN211 hits

Despite leaving Arsenal for Barcelona during the summer, Cesc Fabregas revealed his soft spot for the North London club.The ex-Arsenal captain revealed he had watched the Gunners 5-3 victory over Chelsea from home in Spain, and showed how much he still adored the club that brought him to stardom, despite his decision to forsake them for Barcelona.Right after Theo Walcott scored Arsenal's third...Full Story »

Dalglish hails 'fantastic' Suarez

Posted Sunday, October 30, 2011 by ESPN131 hits

Kenny Dalglish hailed another star performance from Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in the 2-0 win at West Brom.But the Liverpool manager admitted: "I am running out of superlatives to describe him."The Uruguayan international won the penalty for the opener from Charlie Adam and then set up Andy Carroll for the second - his fifth in 21 appearances for the Reds since his £35million move.Vict...Full Story »

Forfar Athletic 0 : 2 Albion Rovers FC - Albion get that Loving feeling

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by PA12 hits

A Robert Love double gave Albion their first back-to-back wins of the season in a 2-0 triumph at Forfar. John Gemmell looked most likely to score early on for the visitors, but volleyed over from close-range 10 minutes in. Love opened the scoring in first-half stoppage time, coolly sliding Simon Marriott's through ball past Greg Paterson. The striker, who scored a last-minute winner in the re...Full Story »

Falkirk 2 : 0 Raith Rovers - Late show wins it for Bairns

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by PA19 hits

Late goals from Blair Alston and Darren Dods saw Falkirk to a hard-fought 2-0 victory over Raith in the Scottish First Division. The hosts almost took the lead after 28 minutes when Kallum Higginbotham curled a shot from the edge of the area only to see it tipped over by David McGurn. Raith went close themselves in the 52nd minute but Iain Williamson's header from Allan Walker's corner cannone...Full Story »

Chelsea to host Liverpool in League Cup quarters

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport58 hits

LONDON (AP)—Chelsea will host Liverpool and Manchester City will visit Arsenal in the quarterfinals of England’s League Cup. Manchester United has been drawn at home against Crystal Palace and Blackburn will play at Cardiff in the other match. While Liverpool has won English football’s second cup competition a record seven times, it has not lifted the trophy since 2003. Che...Full Story »

Rooney victim calls for UEFA 'leniency'

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

Montenegro defender Miodrag Dzudovic has written to UEFA calling for leniency for Wayne Rooney as the England striker awaits his 2012 European Championships fate, reports said on Saturday. Rooney's chances of starring at Euro 2012 could be scuppered by a three-match ban handed down by UEFA after the Manchester United star's sending-off for kicking Dzudovic in their final qualifier earlier this ...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid vs Zaragoza preview - Manzano: Fans deserve a performance

Posted Sunday, October 30, 2011 by PA80 hits

Atletico Madrid coach Gregorio Manzano admits his struggling side owe it to their fans to put in a big performance and pick up three much-needed points against Real Zaragoza at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday. Atletico underwent a major overhaul this summer with Manzano and a host of new players being brought in, but the new-look Rojiblancos have suffered a dismal start to the campaign. Thursda...Full Story »

New Cameroon coach eyes youth for World Cup bid

Posted Saturday, October 29, 2011 by YAHOO Sport27 hits

By Tansa Musa YAOUNDE, Oct 29 (Reuters) - New Cameroon coach Denis Lavagne faces a “challenging task” to rejuvenate the Indomitable Lions and qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, he told Reuters in an interview. The Frenchman was appointed this week to succeed Spaniard Javier Clemente, fired on Monday after Cameroon failed to qualify for the upcoming African Nations Cup finals...Full Story »

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