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Everton vs Chelsea preview - Moyes urges fans to be realistic

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA171 hits

Everton manager David Moyes has promised supporters he will spend the summer looking for players to improve his squad. But the Scot has warned fans not to get carried away with thoughts of toppling the country's top clubs. For a second year in succession, the Toffees have finished the season strongly and left people wondering what might have been had they started brightly or had money to spend...Full Story »

'Riches to rags' as Monaco face Ligue 1 drop

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport54 hits

The contrast between the windswept industrial north and snazzy Monaco with its plush lifestyle of royalty and casinos couldn't be starker. But when it comes to football, it appears northern grit is what it takes if you want success, while riches can turn to rags if money is wedded to complacency and under-achievement. As Lille look to secure their first French title in more than half a century...Full Story »

Neuer aims for first Schalke title, in German Cup

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport42 hits

Bayern Munich target Manuel Neuer will lead out Schalke 04 for potentially the last time in Saturday's German Cup final, but the Germany goalkeeper insists he will always be a loyal Royal Blues fan. "I love Schalke, this club is like a piece of home for me and will remain so for sure," Royal Blues captain Neuer told German magazine Sport-Bild ahead of the cup final against second-divison Duisbu...Full Story »

Indonesia on brink of FIFA abyss

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport54 hits

The Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) was on the brink of expulsion from FIFA on Saturday after the governing body called off a crucial leadership vote that had descended into bitter deadlock. Rancour between supporters of rivals for the post—two of whom had been banned from the nominations—brought the general congress to a standstill and left the national association mired in ...Full Story »

Cagliari vs Parma preview - Donadoni wants win for fans

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA37 hits

Cagliari manager Roberto Donadoni believes his side owe their fans a final-day victory when they host Parma. The Sardinian outfit have not won since April 3 and Donadoni understands the fans' frustration. "We want to end the season well for the sake of our fans and the club, they deserve better," he said. Cagliari never came close to stopping the rot last weekend when they lost 4-1 to Serie A...Full Story »

Neymar's Santos favored to win Brazilian league

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

SAO PAULO (AP)—The Brazilian league begins this weekend with Santos favored to win the title thanks to the experience of coach Muricy Ramalho and the young talent of striker Neymar and playmaker Paulo Henrique Ganso. Neymar and Ganso are touted as the future stars of Brazil’s national team, while Ramalho has won four of the last five league titles, giving Santos a clear edge heading...Full Story »

Espanyol vs Sevilla preview - De la Pena poised for fond farewell

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by PA48 hits

Espanyol midfielder Ivan de la Pena will say goodbye to the club's fans in an emotional match at home to Sevilla in the Primera Division on Saturday night. A tearful De la Pena, who has been plagued by injuries in the last two seasons, announced his retirement in a press conference on Thursday but has been called up to the squad by coach Mauricio Pochettino and is set to make only his second ap...Full Story »

Ronaldo set for Romania farewell

Posted Friday, May 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport78 hits

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Brazilian football star Ronaldo will bid his farewell to the national side in a friendly against Romania on June 7, national coach Mano Menezes said. Menezes on Thursday named a 28-man squad for friendlies against the Netherlands on June 4 and Romania three days later as Brazil prepare for the Copa America in Argentina next July. The Romania game will be the final match ...Full Story »

Wenger determined to keep Fabregas

Posted Friday, May 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger insisted on Thursday that he was determined to spend a second successive summer fighting off mighty Barcelona to keep skipper Cesc Fabregas at the Emirates. The Gunners turned down a bid from the Spanish champions last year for a player who spent his junior days at Barcelona and Wenger said Fabregas still has a major role at the London club. "I expe...Full Story »

English FA will abstain from FIFA president vote

Posted Friday, May 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport20 hits

* No support for Blatter or Bin Hammam * FA wary of “well-reported issues” (adds whistleblower to be interviewed) By Mitch Phillips LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) - The English FA, bruised by their World Cup bid rejection and wary of stories of corruption within FIFA, said on Thursday it would abstain in the vote between Sepp Blatter and Mohamed Bin Hammam to be FIFA president. “...Full Story »

AC Milan make Fabregas their top summer target

Posted Thursday, May 19, 2011 by hits

Arsenal are gearing themselves up for a fresh approach from AC Milan for captain Cesc Fabregas. Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani has told his technical staff the Gunners' captain is their No.1 summer target, according to reports emerging from Italy today. Milan are Italian champions again, but want to be stronger in Europe after an embarrassing exit at the hands of Tottenham in this sea...Full Story »

Prolific Falcao heads Porto to Europa title

Posted Thursday, May 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport39 hits

* Falcao’s 17th goal of campaign separates sides * Portuguese champions stay on course for quadruple (adds details) By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN, May 18 (Reuters) - Porto deservedly beat Braga 1-0 in the Europa League final after a superb header by Colombian striker Falcao decided the first all-Portuguese final of a European competition at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday. Falcao swooped for...Full Story »

FIFA rules Syria unsafe for Olympic qualifier

Posted Wednesday, May 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport60 hits

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP)—Syria is searching for a neutral venue to hold its 2012 Olympics qualifier against Turkmenistan after FIFA ruled the country was unsafe due to ongoing anti-government protests. The first leg was originally scheduled to be played at the Al Abbassiyin Stadium in Damascus on June 19. However, FIFA informed the Syrian FA that it had decided to move the match t...Full Story »

Slumping Arsenal in danger of fading into oblivion

Posted Wednesday, May 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport67 hits

Arsenal’s customary place among the European elite is under threat as they prepare to visit Fulham on Sunday to conclude another disappointing season that once offered so much but will end without a trophy. The Gunners will complete a sixth successive season without any silverware and their spot at European soccer’s top table is no longer the formality it seemed a matter of weeks a...Full Story »

Fan's taunt at dinner was ‘racist’ abuse

Posted Wednesday, May 18, 2011 by hits

DEMBA BA insists he was the victim of a racist onslaught during a shameful brawl at West Ham's gala dinner. Police rushed to London's swanky Grosvenor Hotel when fighting broke out at Monday's end-of-season bash to raise funds for Hammers' academy. Witnesses told The Sun the brawl was triggered when Ba refused to sign an autograph for a fan, snapping: "I'm too tired." But Ba last night deni...Full Story »

West Ham co-owner: racist fan caused party trouble

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport56 hits

LONDON (AP)—West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has blamed the trouble that marred the club’s official end-of-season dinner on a fan who racially abused one of the players. The club held the party at Grosvenor House Hotel in central London on Monday night despite being relegated from the Premier League just a day earlier and still having one game left to play. Sullivan says British ...Full Story »

FA investigating Givet’s transfer to Blackburn

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport51 hits

LONDON (AP)—The Football Association is investigating the details of Gael Givet’s 2009 transfer to Blackburn following allegations of irregularities. The France defender joined the English Premier League club from Marseille for 3.5 million pounds ($5.7 million) but has told The Sun newspaper that he was forced to give 50,000 pounds ($81,340) to an unlicensed agent to facilitate the ...Full Story »

Milestone for Ronaldo as Barca lift cup

Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 by Supersport.com122 hits

Portuguese goal machine Cristiano Ronaldo equalled the all-time league record of 38 goals with a brace in Real Madrid's 3-1 victory at Villarreal on Sunday. Ronaldo made it nine goals in his last three games with a 22nd minute free-kick and a last minute strike to stay on course to pick up the Pichichi trophy for the league's top-scorer. Barcelona's Lionel Messi, his nearest rival, has 31 La...Full Story »

Blues parade FA-shion Cup

Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 by hits

TRIUMPHANT Manchester City players show off the ultimate piece of bling at a fashion show last night - the FA Cup. Goalkeeper Shay Given and vice-captain Vincent Kompany carried the trophy down the catwalk, followed by a clutch of sharply-dressed teammates. Big-hearted stars Kolo Toure, Joe Hart, Adam Johnson and Micah Richards had earlier strutted their stuff in cool looks at the charity ...Full Story »

Catania 2-1 Roma: Vincenzo Montella's side fail to qualify for Champions League

Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport40 hits

Roma’s hopes of Champions League qualification has ended after a deserved 2-1 defeat at the Angelo Massimino in Sicily. Simone Loria gave his side the lead after just 15 minutes, but goals from Gustavo Bergessio and Alejandro Gomez late in the second-half consigned the visitors to a crushing loss. The match began in free-flowing fashion, with both sides jostling for possession in the...Full Story »

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