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Marta wins fourth consecutive FIFA award

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2009 by AFP55 hits

ZURICH, Switzerland (AFP) - Brazilian women's football star Marta won the FIFA world player of the year award for the fourth consecutive year here on Monday. Marta, who plays professionally for Los Angeles Sol, thus becomes the record winner of the honour awarded by football's world ruling body. American Mia Hamm won the inaugural women's award in 2001, winning again in 2002. Germany's Birg...Full Story »

Ronaldo's 'incredible, fantastic' goal

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2009 by FIFA.com196 hits

Though last year's winner Cristiano Ronaldo finished second-best to Lionel Messi at the FIFA World Player Gala 2009 as far as the year's best men's player award was concerned, the 24-year-old did not leave the Kongresshaus in Zurich empty-handed. The Portuguese maestro won the inaugural FIFA Puskás Award for the most outstanding goal of the 2008/09 season, named after Ferenc Puskas who wa...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Juergen Klinsmann Expects A World Cup Full Of Surprises

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2009 by Goal.com31 hits

As Germany head coach, Juergen Klinsmann led the 2006 World Cup hosts to the semi-finals as the nation erupted in a wave of euphoria. For 2010, the former Bayern Munich gaffer expects another fantastic World Cup full of surprises. "I’m expecting a fantastic World Cup. You shouldn’t compare it with previous World Cups, because it’s literally incomparable, so to speak. It's th...Full Story »

Lionel Messi named Fifa's World Player of the Year

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2009 by theguardian.com71 hits

Lionel Messi accepts his World Player of the Year award from Fifa president Sepp Blatter. Lionel Messi has been named the Fifa Fifpro World Player of the Year. The Argentina and Barcelona forward won the accolade for the first time for helping his club win an unprecedented six trophies, including the Champions League and the domestic league title. The 22-year-old beat last year's winner Cristi...Full Story »

'Fantastic' Levein prepares to take on Scotland role

Posted Tuesday, December 22, 2009 by The Independent10 hits

Craig Levein has been offered the Scotland job Scotland are closing in on their man. Craig Levein last night had "positive" talks with the Scottish Football Association that are expected to conclude with the Dundee United manager being appointed to succeed George Burley as the national side's coach, possibly as early as today. Exactly what the role will entail is key to Levein's final decisio...Full Story »

Rafael Benítez: 'Perfect' referee cost Liverpool victory at Portsmouth

Posted Sunday, December 20, 2009 by theguardian.com31 hits

Rafael Benitez argues with the fourth official and Lee Mason prior to Javier Mascherano's sending off. Are you worried about your job, Rafael Benítez? With a section of the Liverpool away fans joining in the Fratton chants of, "You're getting sacked in the morning," after their embarrassing defeat, he probably should be. Immediately after the game the Liverpool manager, who only last wee...Full Story »

World Cup WAGS

Posted Saturday, December 19, 2009 by skysports.com7752 hits

Cheryl Cole is the wife of England left-back Ashley Cole, as if you didn't know.   Imogen Thomas has been hanging on the arm of Jermain Defoe for a while now.   Lukas Podolski with his wife Monika.   Czech model Alena Seredova backs her husband, Italian goalkeeper Buffon.   Daniele De Rossi's wife Tamara is left holding the kids. French pair, Samir Nasri's girlf...Full Story »


Posted Saturday, December 19, 2009 by Worldfootball.net32 hits

Jefferson Farfan's well-worked goal was enough to give Schalke a narrow 1-0 win over Mainz and move them to the top of the Bundesliga. Farfan latched on to a neat pass from Lewis Holtby to race free in the area and poke the ball beyond the advancing Heinz Muller in the 12th minute. Schalke continued to press but could not find a second goal. However, that will not worry them too much as ...Full Story »

Facts and figures of the group stage

Posted Friday, December 18, 2009 by UEFA.com15 hits

FC Girondins de Bordeaux proved the most successful side during the group stage while Cristiano Ronaldo topped the scoring chart, as looks over the key facts and figures from the UEFA Champions League so far. Most points: 16 BordeauxThe French champions' record of five wins and a draw has been matched 12 times before, most recently by eventual champions Manchester United FC in 2007/08....Full Story »

Estudiantes reaches Club World Cup final

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by AP23 hits

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP)—Three players from Pohang Steelers were ejected, and the South Korean team lost 2-1 to Argentina’s Estudiantes on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Club World Cup. Leandro Benitez scored off a free kick in first-half injury time and made it 2-0 when he knocked in a loose ball in the 53rd minute. Denilson cut the deficit in half in the 71st...Full Story »

U.S. World Cup bid committee holds first board meeting

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by chinaview.cn24 hits

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. bid committee aiming to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022 had its first board meeting on Tuesday, with the participation of famous footballer Mia Hamm, former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and comedian Drew Carey.     Sunil Gulati, U.S. Soccer Federation president was also at the three-hour session held at Major League Soccer's o...Full Story »

Fans' fury as Wolves field reserves at Old Trafford

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by The Independent30 hits

Mick McCarthy made 10 changes to the Wolves side that beat Spurs on Saturday Mick McCarthy last night stood by his decision to rest 10 of his Wolverhampton Wanderers team that beat Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday and effectively wave the white flag at Old Trafford, where his second string were beaten 3-0 by Manchester United. McCarthy risked the wrath of the Premier League who stipulate in rule ...Full Story »

Capello delivers World Cup hope for injured Hargreavesc

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by The Independent9 hits

United's defensive midfielder Owen Hargreaves has been injured for 15 months England manager Fabio Capello told Owen Hargreaves yesterday that the door is open for him to play in his third successive World Cup finals if he can finally prove his fitness after 15 months out the game with tendinitis. The 28-year-old last played for Manchester United on 21 September last year and has since had sur...Full Story »

Virginia tops Akron on PKs to win NCAA College Cup

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009 by AP34 hits

CARY, N.C. (AP)—There are pictures of each of Virginia’s national championship teams hanging in its locker room, and there’s about to be an addition to the wall. The Cavaliers beat Akron 3-2 on penalty kicks after a scoreless game to win the NCAA Men’s College Cup on Sunday. “Walking by it every single day and seeing those guys and how happy they were in those pic...Full Story »

Ferguson backs Owen for World Cup

Posted Saturday, December 12, 2009 by PA13 hits

Sir Alex Ferguson has told Michael Owen not to give up on his World Cup dream. Owen is hoping to retain his starting spot for Manchester United's Premier League encounter with Aston Villa tomorrow following his memorable hat-trick for the Red Devils in Tuesday's Champions League win over Wolfsburg. Although it has shot the 29-year-old back to prominence, the general view is that his efforts ...Full Story »

England stall over World Cup base

Posted Friday, December 11, 2009 by The Independent24 hits

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Van Gaal faces make-or-break day at Bayern

Posted Tuesday, December 08, 2009 by The Independent26 hits

Defeat to Juventus tonight may spell the end of Dutch manager's time in charge By Robin Scott-Elliot Louis van Gaal's troubled tenure at Bayern Munich could be brought to an abrupt and premature conclusion if his side fail to beat Juventus and make the knockout stages of the Champions League. Louis van Gaal briefs his Bayern Munich players in Turin yesterday The Dutchman, who lost a Champion...Full Story »

Cesc Fabregas wants Arsenal to sign striker with a more direct approach

Posted Tuesday, December 08, 2009 by theguardian.com49 hits

• Midfielder believes club need player like Didier Drogba• Wenger promises to scour January transfer market The Arsenal midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, insists the club would benefit by signing striker with a more direct style. Cesc Fabregas has told Arsène Wenger that Arsenal require "a different kind of option" up front as the squad lacks variation in attack. Wenger has promised...Full Story »

Victoria Beckham: From style zero to fashion hero

Posted Tuesday, December 08, 2009 by theguardian.com2123 hits

It's 1997 and Victoria is starting to show her own unique sense of style. See how she's cleverly used a teddy bear hide to jazz up a simple velvet jacket Yabba dabba doooooo! Victoria rocks the Flintstones look circa 1999 In the words of Jarvis Cocker: lets all meet up in the year 2000. Or perhaps not, if this is what you're going to wear, Victoria. This leather bondage gear really...Full Story »

The ten best reasons why England can win the World Cup

Posted Monday, December 07, 2009 by The Independent150 hits

1. FABIO CAPELLOFor the first time since Sir Alf Ramsey, England have a manager who accepts nothing but the best. You don't mess with him. With every boss since Ramsey, and I include the late, great Sir Bobby Robson in this, players have taken liberties. Not now. Capello tells players to leave egos at the door. Discipline is a must and tactically he knows how to change games when they are no...Full Story »

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