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Samuel Eto'o sorry for headbutting Chievo Verona player in Serie A match

Posted Thursday, November 25, 2010 by theguardian.com65 hits

Internazionale striker Samuel Eto'o has apologised for headbutting a Chievo Verona player during their Serie A defeat on Sunday that led to the Cameroonian being given a three-match ban. "I wish to offer my sincere apologies to all the people who could have been shocked and surprised by my unfortunate gesture last Sunday in Verona," Eto'o said via his agent. Eto'o struck Chievo defender Cesar ...Full Story »

Auxerre vs AC Milan preview - Allegri wants more of the same

Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2010 by PA118 hits

AC Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri was delighted with his team's performance against Fiorentina on Saturday and has called for more of the same in the Champions League at Auxerre. A win in France coupled with a defeat for Ajax at Real Madrid in the other Group G game would see the Italians qualify for the knockout stages and eliminate Auxerre. The Rossoneri are in buoyant mood after a solid d...Full Story »

England remain lost in time as France expose same old failings

Posted Friday, November 19, 2010 by theguardian.com120 hits

Fabio Capello's team are stuck: between generations, styles of play and even national training centres Andy Carroll's inclusion against France emphasised England do not know how they are supposed to be playing.  The booing that greeted the final whistle was muted on Wednesday night, but then most of England's supporters had already left, taking their feelings with them. Many of those who ...Full Story »

Newcastle v Blackburn Preview: Andy Carroll's Threat Worries Sam Allardyce

Posted Wednesday, November 10, 2010 by sportinglife.aol.co.uk138 hits

PREMIER LEAGUE: ST JAMES' PARK, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2010. KICK-OFF: 1945 GMT When Sam Allardyce admitted defeat in the battle with his raging ego, and stated he would be more than at home in charge of Real Madrid, nowhere were pints more choked into and eyebrows raised higher than on Tyneside. Managing Newcastle remains one of English football's larger tasks, but it is still a notch or t...Full Story »

Cassano begs Sampdoria to let him stay

Posted Monday, November 01, 2010 by YAHOO Sport69 hits

ROME (AFP) - Bad boy Antonio Cassano has begged his employers Sampdoria to let him stay at the club following a spat with club president Riccardo Garrone. Sampdoria have asked Italian footballing authorities for permission to terminate the Italy striker's contract after he apparently argued with and insulted Garrone on Tuesday. But now Cassano, who has often fallen out with coaches, team-mates...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Sami Khedira Reveals He's Having No Problems Communicating With Spanish Speaking Team-Mates

Posted Saturday, October 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira says that even though he doesn't speak Spanish very well, he can still communicate with his team-mates on the pitch. Khedira admits that neither he nor compatriot Mesut Oezil can speak fluent Spanish yet but insists that this doesn’t impede them in matches. "Oezil and I are ready to help,” Khedira is quoted as saying by Madrid’s official we...Full Story »

Sampdoria Star Antonio Cassano Could Face Disciplinary Action After Skipping Event

Posted Friday, October 29, 2010 by 39 hits

Sampdoria striker Antonio Cassano could face disciplinary action from the club after skipping out on a celebration, according to La Repubblica. The Italian international would not participate in the 'Silver Goal' celebration of club De Paoli of Lavagna and upset president Riccardo Garrone, resulting in an argument during training on Tuesday. On Thursday, the players and the president had a mee...Full Story »

Mourinho: Milan clash same as any other

Posted Tuesday, October 19, 2010 by PA49 hits

European superpowers Real Madrid and AC Milan go head-to-head at the Bernabeu in arguably the stand-out match of the Champions League group stages - although for Madrid coach Jose Mourinho it is business as usual. Madrid and Milan are the two most successful clubs in European Cup history with 16 titles between them and they go into Tuesday's encounter as the top two sides in Group G, with the S...Full Story »

Samu Lifts Inter

Posted Monday, October 18, 2010 by Goal.com16 hits

Samuel Eto'o sends Inter joint top of Serie A and silenced racist chanting in Cagliari... A wonderful Samuel Eto'o goal saw Inter overcome a resolute Cagliari side in a game of few chances at Sant'Elia. The 39th minute strike sees Nerazzurri go joint top of Serie A with their fierce rivals Milan although Lazio could leapfrog both tonight with victory over Bari. The game endured a slow start ...Full Story »

New Owners, Same Result

Posted Monday, October 18, 2010 by Goal.com17 hits

Everton 2-0 Liverpool: Pressure Mounts On Roy Hodgson As Tim Cahill And Mikel Arteta Goals Seal Merseyside Derby Win. Tim Cahill grabbed his fifth Merseyside derby goal before Mikel Arteta thundered home a second as Everton ran out 2-0 winners over Liverpool in a high-tempo affair. Everton dominated the first half and deservedly went ahead after 34 minutes when a fantastic run by youngster Sea...Full Story »

Schalke 04 v Benfica - Magath may select same Schalke side

Posted Wednesday, September 29, 2010 by PA90 hits

Schalke striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar is looking to build on his first goal in the Arena AufSchalke by celebrating a first win in the Champions League with the Royal Blues against Benfica. The Dutch striker has scored in each of Schalke's last two games and now wants his goals to ensure the Gelsenkirchen-based club bounce back from their defeat to Lyon in their first group game by defeating Benfi...Full Story »

Sam Wallace: Beckham to Blackburn? That's a 'dream' signing that could only end in disaster

Posted Monday, August 23, 2010 by The Independent149 hits

Talking Football: There are better ways to spend £100m than on transfer fees. It could be used to payoff debts and establish financial security to set the club up for life At Ewood Park you cannot help but notice the size of the press box. It is nearly as big as its equivalent at Old Trafford – rows of seats that were installed, presumably, to accommodate the army of reporters that...Full Story »

OFFICIAL: Real Madrid Sign Stuttgart Midfielder Sami Khedira

Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 by YAHOO Sport59 hits

Bundesliga side Stuttgart have confirmed the departure of holding midfielder Sami Khedira to Real Madrid. A report in Bild claims that the Blancos have agreed a fee of €14 million for the services of the Germany international. However, Stuttgart have not disclosed any details about the transfer fee. The 23-year-old midfielder had already agreed personal terms with Madrid on Wednesday and...Full Story »

Uruguay 2–3 Germany: Late Sami Khedira Header Gives Die Mannschaft Third Place

Posted Sunday, July 11, 2010 by Goal.com121 hits

Germany have won third place at the World Cup, claiming the bronze medal position after a fine match against Uruguay. A lively opening period saw the teams go into the break level. Die Mannschaft impressed early and moved ahead thanks to a predatory strike from Thomas Mueller but Edison Cavani had tied the scores by the interval. The Celeste turned the game on its head when Diego Forlan’s...Full Story »

Blue Samurai show England how to play with pride in the shirt

Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by The Independent407 hits

While France and England were the despair of their nations, Japan showed how far you could go when you fight to the last bead of sweat Yuichi Komano, a full-back famed for his courage but also the culprit for Japan in yesterday's penalty shoot-out Japan are still in the margins of world football's elite. Indeed, between the Blue Samurai and the big yellow machine of Brazil there remains a vast...Full Story »

USA 1-2 Ghana: Asamoah Gyan Sends Black Stars Into Quarter Finals After Extra Time Drama

Posted Sunday, June 27, 2010 by Goal.com76 hits

Asamoah Gyan has rifled Ghana into the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup after striking early in the first half of extra-time. The game was locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes when a Landon Donavon penalty cancelled out Kevin-Prince Boateng’s opening goal. With a quarter-final showdown with Uruguay awaiting either nation, both teams went on an early charge to find the go-ahead goal in what ...Full Story »

Kaka dismissal spoils successful night for Samba Stars

Posted Sunday, June 20, 2010 by PA34 hits

Kaka was controversially sent off as a brace from Luis Fabiano and an Elano strike helped Brazil ease to a 3-1 victory in their battle with Ivory Coast at Soccer City. Didier Drogba grabbed a late goal for the Elephants, but the game was marred by the late dismissal of Kaka for an off the-the-ball foul on Kader Keita. It came too late, though, for the Elephants to respond as they slipped to a ...Full Story »

Samaras savours historic Greece win

Posted Friday, June 18, 2010 by PA19 hits

Celtic striker Georgios Samaras savoured Greece's first win at the fifth attempt in two World Cup finals. Otto Rehhagel's side secured a 2-1 victory against 10-man Nigeria at the Free State Stadium to give them a glimmer of hope of reaching the next stage. Samaras, who stepped off the bench to play his part in the victory, was delighted at the result. He said: "We have a very good team a...Full Story »

Serbia 0–1 Ghana: Asamoah Gyan Penalty Gifts Black Stars Win

Posted Monday, June 14, 2010 by Goal.com205 hits

The Black Stars became the first African team to win a World Cup finals match on African soil, defeating the Beli Orlovi... The opening game of World Cup Group D was dramatically won by Ghana, who scored a late penalty to punish a Serbia side whose lack of discipline was ultimately decisive. Though the first half failed to produce any goals, there were chances at either end. Despite early in...Full Story »

Samaras: Fight is on for second

Posted Saturday, June 05, 2010 by PA26 hits

Greece striker Georgios Samaras expects an open fight for second place behind Argentina in World Cup Group B. The Celtic ace expects the South Americans to come out on top and admits Otto Rehhagel's side will be battling with South Korea and Nigeria for second spot. "I think Argentina will be easy group winners," he told www.celticfc.net. "For the rest there are three countries, Nigeria, South...Full Story »

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