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Jack: Get in their face, Fergie

Posted Friday, May 27, 2011 by The Sun174 hits

JACK WILSHERE has told Alex Ferguson the key to unlocking Barcelona: Get in their faces. Fergie's Manchester United face the Catalan giants in the Champions League final tomorrow. England starlet Wilshere saw his Arsenal side ousted by Barca in the last 16. And the Gunners midfielder said: "The thing with Barca is three passes - bang, bang, bang - and they're through. So you have to get in ...Full Story »

Tottenham's Jermain Defoe withdraws squad to face

Posted Thursday, May 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport67 hits

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe has withdrawn from the England squad for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland on June 4.The forward has had a mixed season at White Hart Lane, scoring just four league goals and voicing his concerns at a lack of action.However, he completed a full game against Birmingham City on the final day of the season, although he was overshadowed by Roman Pavlyuchenko...Full Story »

FIFA investigates bin Hammam, Warner for bribery

Posted Thursday, May 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport23 hits

ZURICH (AP)—With FIFA’s presidential election just a week away, football’s governing body said Wednesday it is investigating challenger Mohamed bin Hammam for bribery in his campaign to unseat Sepp Blatter. FIFA summoned Asian Football Confederation leader bin Hammam and FIFA vice president Jack Warner to an ethics hearing on Sunday to face allegations of corruption during the...Full Story »

CSKA Sofia edge city rivals Slavia to win Bulgarian Cup

Posted Thursday, May 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport36 hits

SOFIA, May 25 (Reuters) - A first-half goal by winger Spas Delev helped CSKA Sofia secure their first Bulgarian Cup triumph in five years with a 1-0 win over city rivals Slavia on Wednesday. Bulgaria international Delev, who scored in every round, netted from close range from Brazilian midfielder Marquinhos’s precise pass six minutes before the break. Slavia, the oldest Sofia club, fin...Full Story »

Poland’s national stadium faces delays

Posted Wednesday, May 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport30 hits

WARSAW, May 25 (Reuters) - Faulty construction of evacuation stairs at Poland’s new national sports stadium in Warsaw may delay the opening of the arena built for soccer’s 2012 European Championship, officials said on Wednesday. The stadium on the bank of the Vistula river was scheduled to be ready by the end of June, one year before Poland is due to co-host Euro 2012 with Ukraine. ...Full Story »

Beckham returns to Man U team for Neville farewell

Posted Wednesday, May 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport90 hits

MANCHESTER, England (AP)—To chants of “Fergie sign him up,” David Beckham made a one-off return to the Manchester United team on Tuesday to mark the end of best friend Gary Neville’s career in a friendly against Juventus. The Los Angeles Galaxy gave their star midfielder permission to miss the Major League Soccer match against the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday to return to...Full Story »

Beckham will miss game against Houston: A fan’s reaction

Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport139 hits

Get ready to be down a Designated Player against the Houston Dynamo, fellow Los Angeles Galaxy fans. David Beckham is missing another match. Unlike the previous game which Beckham did not participate in against the Philadelphia Union, age and injury are not factors. Having gained permission from manager Bruce Arena, Beckham will be heading to England to play in Gary Neville's testimonial mat...Full Story »

Rafa Benitez talks Turkey to help Chelsea Grab back Guus Hiddink

Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by hits

Rafa Benitez could get Guus Hiddink’s current job and let him return to Stamford Bridge GUUS HIDDINK will be given a clear route back to Chelsea – with Turkey lining up Rafa Benitez to replace him as their manager. Former Liverpool boss Benitez, out of work since being sacked by Inter Milan in December, has already had talks with Turkey about taking over from Hiddink for the rest o...Full Story »

Adu gets US call-up for Spain exhibition, Gold Cup

Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport41 hits

CHICAGO (AP)—Freddy Adu has been selected to the U.S. roster for next month’s Gold Cup as well as a June 4 exhibition against World Cup champion Spain, the first time in two years he’s been selected. The 21-year-old midfielder has struggled to fulfill the potential he showed when he joined D.C. United at age 14, being left off the World Cup team last summer. But he’s got...Full Story »

Adu makes surprise return to U.S. team for Gold Cup

Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport25 hits

MIAMI, May 23 (Reuters) - United States coach Bob Bradley has recalled forward Freddy Adu, naming the former ‘gold boy’ of American soccer, in the 23-man squad for next month’s CONCACAF Gold Cup and the June 4 friendly against world champions Spain. Adu’s recall is a surprise as he is currently playing for Caykur Rizespor in the Turkish second division after a series of ...Full Story »

Porto boss Andre Villas-Boas made bookies' favourite to replace Carlo Ancelotti as manager of Chelsea

Posted Monday, May 23, 2011 by Goal.com201 hits

Jose Mourinho, Guus Hiddink and Pep Guardiola are potential candidates to take over at Stamford Bridge after the Italian was sacked following his side's defeat at Everton Porto manager Andres Villas-Boas has been installed as 2/1 favourite to replace Carlo Ancelotti as Chelsea manager after the Italian was sacked just over an hour after losing 1-0 to Everton at Goodison Park. The 33-year-old...Full Story »

Devastated Alex Mcleish and Ian Holloway fall-gays left with all the pain

Posted Monday, May 23, 2011 by hits

Ian Holloway salutes Blackpool’s loyal fans after losing against Manchester United BIRMINGHAM and Blackpool were relegated yesterday on one of the most incredible afternoons in the history of the Premier League. Twelve weeks after winning the Carling Cup at Wembley, Alex McLeish’s side lost 2-1 at Tottenham to land back in the Championship – and that could cost the manager hi...Full Story »

Fans want Jose after Carlo KO

Posted Monday, May 23, 2011 by hits

I'LL BE OFF, THEN ... Carlo Ancelotti was sacked 10 minutes after his side's defeat yesterday CHELSEA sacked boss Carlo Ancelotti last night - and Blues fans immediately demanded the return of Jose Mourinho. Ancelotti went just 10 minutes after the runners-up ended their league season with a 1-0 defeat at Everton. After news broke, radio phone-in shows were swamped with fans calling for the s...Full Story »

Inter Milan 3-1 Catania: Nerazzurri end season in style ahead of cup final.

Posted Monday, May 23, 2011 by YAHOO Sport31 hits

The encounter was billed as a ‘nothing game’ due to Inter’s failure to take the title race to the last day, and Catania’s safety from the relegation battle, and indeed Leonardo played something of an under-strength team in mind of Inter’s up-coming Coppa Italia final against Palermo. However, from the outset, both teams seemed desperate to prove a point on the last...Full Story »

Brechin City 1 : 2 Ayr Utd. - Moffat seals Ayr promotion

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA29 hits

Ayr striker Michael Moffat's late winner clinched Ayr a 2-1 win in the second leg of their Irn Bru First Division play-off final and condemned Brechin to another season in Division Two. Moffat struck an 87th-minute winner as Ayr fought back from behind to secure a 3-2 aggregate win after the first leg had ended 1-1. Brechin, beaten play-off finalists last season and ousted in the semi-finals t...Full Story »

FIFA to rule on Indonesian elections on May 31 - report

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by 80 hits

FIFA will decide on any necessary action against the strife-torn Indonesian football association (PSSI) during their congress on May 31 after chaotic scenes brought a halt to the PSSI leadership elections. The FIFA-appointed normalisation committee head Agum Gumelar stopped the PSSI congress on Friday after six hours without a new leader elected after some opponents of former chairman Nurdin Ha...Full Story »

Schalke lift German Cup to book European spot

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport46 hits

BERLIN, May 21 (Reuters) - Schalke 04 won the German Cup for the fifth time on Saturday, crushing second division Duisburg 5-0 to book a Europa League spot as Manuel Neuer lifted the trophy in probably his final game for the club. Dutchman Klaas-Jan Huntelaar struck twice as Schalke took up their last chance of a European place after a rollercoaster season saw them reach the Champions League se...Full Story »

Schalke beats Duisburg 5-0 to win German Cup

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport101 hits

BERLIN (AP)—Schalke routed second-division side Duisburg 5-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday to claim the trophy for the fifth time and qualify for the Europa League. Julian Draxler scored a spectacular opener in the 18th minute, before goals in each half from Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar, and one each from Benedikt Hoewedes and Jose Manuel Jurado consigned Duisburg to its fourth...Full Story »

Troubled year for Celtic’s Lennon ends in cup win

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport46 hits

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP)—Neil Lennon ended a troubled first full season as Celtic manager with glory in the Scottish Cup after his side beat Motherwell 3-0 on Saturday. Ki Sung-yueng and Charlie Mulgrew scored either side of Stephen Craigan’s own goal at Hampden Park. “It’s an unbelievable performance from all the boys,” Ki said. “We are a little bit disappoin...Full Story »

Neuer leads Schalke to cup final rout

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport28 hits

BERLIN (AFP) - Bayern Munich-target Manuel Neuer captained Schalke 04 to their fifth German Cup title as second-division Duisburg were hammered 5-0 in Saturday's final on what may be his last game for the club. The 25-year-old has told Schalke he will not stay past June 2012 and with Bavarian giants Bayern waiting to sign him for a reported 25 million euros before next season, Neuer lifted the ...Full Story »

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