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Capello delighted with performance

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2010 by PA22 hits

Fabio Capello was in buoyant mood after seeing England display the spirit he had demanded to set up a last-16 World Cup showdown against Germany. Jermain Defoe scored the only goal as England beat Slovenia and with the USA defeating Algeria it means Capello's men, who finished runners-up in Group C, will now face the Germans on Sunday. Now the England manager believes his team can only get ...Full Story »

Del Bosque wants more from Spain

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by PA36 hits

Vicente Del Bosque saw plenty of room for improvement from his Spain side as they gained their first World Cup points with a 2-0 win over Honduras. David Villa scored a goal in each half and missed a penalty in the second period as the European champions recovered from a 1-0 defeat to Switzerland in their opening Group H match. Del Bosque said: "We certainly paved the way for the third g...Full Story »

RFEF: Del Bosque's job is safe

Posted Saturday, June 19, 2010 by PA28 hits

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque's job is safe no matter what happens in their next two group matches at the World Cup, according to Spanish football federation (RFEF) president Angel Maria Villar. Spain suffered a shock defeat in their opening Group H match against Switzerland and the European champions now face a battle to get through to the last 16. Villar said: "There is no issue with Del Bo...Full Story »

Del Bosque unhappy after defeat

Posted Thursday, June 17, 2010 by PA101 hits

Spain coach Vincente Del Bosque saluted Switzerland for their solid work in defence but insisted they did not deserve victory over his side in Durban. Gelson Fernandes struck the only goal as Switzerland, executing coach Ottmar Hitzfeld's game-plan to perfection, beat Del Bosque's European champions 1-0 in the biggest surprise of the World Cup so far. "I feel it's an excessive prize for ...Full Story »

Del Bosque: We can make the World Cup great

Posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 by PA54 hits

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque heads into his team's opening Group H game against Switzerland believing South Africa's tournament can still be remembered as the best World Cup of all time. Del Bosque said he and his players feel a sense of responsibility to make the tournament a success so the people in the host country, and all of Africa, have something to be proud of. A slow start to the tou...Full Story »

Iniesta will start - Del Bosque

Posted Sunday, June 13, 2010 by PA22 hits

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque is confident Andres Iniesta will be fit enough to start against Switzerland in their World Cup opener on Wednesday. Iniesta suffered a thigh injury during a 6-0 friendly win over Poland and has been training away from his team-mates as he looks to recover in time. And Del Bosque told La Siete: "Iniesta will play and he will be in the starting line-up. Tomor...Full Story »

Capello defends keeper delay

Posted Sunday, June 13, 2010 by PA37 hits

Fabio Capello defended his decision not to name his goalkeeper until a couple of hours before kick-off after seeing Robert Green make a howler in the 1-1 draw against the United States in England's opening World Cup encounter. Green fumbled a 25-yard shot from Clint Dempsey and watched the ball spin behind him and trickle agonisingly over the line. Capello, however, insisted his decision to ke...Full Story »

Mandela to miss opening ceremony

Posted Friday, June 11, 2010 by PA20 hits

Nelson Mandela will not attend the opening ceremony of the World Cup following the death of his great granddaughter in a car accident on Thursday, the South African organising committee have confirmed. It had been hoped that the iconic 91-year-old would be able to attend but the tragic news means he will not be present at Soccer City for the opening extravaganza. A statement read: "It would be...Full Story »

Forlan: problem delays Uruguay flight

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by YAHOO Sport162 hits

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA(AP) —Diego Forlan says a problem with the airplane has delayed Uruguay’s flight to Cape Town ahead of its opening match in the World Cup against France. Forlan said Thursday on his Twitter account it was “incredible, a day before the start of the Cup. Is there no other plane available?” Uruguay, which was training in the northern city of Kimberly...Full Story »

Del Bosque hopeful over Torres

Posted Friday, June 04, 2010 by PA42 hits

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque is hoping Fernando Torres can have a run-out during Tuesday's final World Cup warm-up match against Poland. Torres is the only member of Del Bosque's 23-man squad not to see any action in this week's two friendly wins over Saudi Arabia and South Korea as the Liverpool man continues his recovery from the knee operation he underwent in April. "We have good feelings...Full Story »

Prandelli praised by predecessors

Posted Monday, May 31, 2010 by PA115 hits

Italy coach Marcello Lippi has backed the decision to select Cesare Prandelli as his successor. Lippi will leave the national team after the World Cup and Prandelli, who has been at the helm of Fiorentina for five years, will take his place and sign a four-year contract. "The Federation has found the right person," Lippi said. "I told (Italy Football Federation president Giancarlo) Abete...Full Story »

Prandelli confirmed as next Italy boss

Posted Monday, May 31, 2010 by PA43 hits

Fiorentina coach Cesare Prandelli has signed a four-year contract to take over as Italy boss when Marcello Lippi steps down after this summer's World Cup in South Africa. Italian football federation president Giancarlo Abete was given permission by the Serie A club earlier this month to talk to Prandelli, and the two men met in Rome on Sunday to discuss the matter before reaching a positive...Full Story »

Del Bosque focused on group clashes

Posted Saturday, May 29, 2010 by PA33 hits

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque says his side cannot afford to start thinking about the latter stages of the World Cup and must focus on the first three Group H games against Switzerland, Chile and Honduras. The current European Champions, go into this summer's tournament as one of the big favourites, but Del Bosque hopes his side do not get ahead of themselves. "We all know the final objective...Full Story »

Del Bosque: Torres and Cesc will be ready

Posted Saturday, May 22, 2010 by PA18 hits

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is confident injured duo Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas will be 100 per cent fit in time for his side's opening World Cup match against Switzerland on June 16. Liverpool striker Torres is on his way back from a knee injury, while Arsenal midfielder Fabregas is recovering from a broken shin. But Del Bosque named both players in his final 23-man squad for the Wor...Full Story »

Prandelli lined up for Italy job

Posted Saturday, May 22, 2010 by PA14 hits

Italy want Cesare Prandelli to succeed Marcello Lippi as national team coach after the World Cup, his club Fiorentina have confirmed. Lippi is widely tipped to step down after the tournament in South Africa which gets under way next month. The Serie A club have given permission to Prandelli - who led La Viola to the second round of the Champions League this term - to speak to the Italian Footba...Full Story »

Copa Del Rey Final Preview: Sevilla - Atletico Madrid

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by Goal.com182 hits

The concluding match of the domestic Spanish season is the showpiece encounter between los Rojiblancos and los Colchoneros...Kick Off: Wednesday, May 19. 21:30 CETCamp Nou, Barcelona Searching For Silverware Neither Sevilla nor Atletico Madrid necessarily had a satisfactory season, yet Copa del Rey success would help soothe the scars created by Primera Division campaigns that were characterise...Full Story »

Philadelphia Union Vs FC Dallas

Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 by Goal.com51 hits

The Union finally return home... On Form Philadelphia Union by Anthony Burkhart: Young forward Jack McInerney has solidified himself as the first offensive-minded player off the bench for the Union. Drafted behind Danny Mwanga and Amobi Okugo, McInerney was initially considered a long-term project - one that certainly wasn’t expected to make an immediate impact. Given his limited playing...Full Story »

Andrey Arshavin And Gael Clichy Head Queue Of Eight Arsenal Players Who Could Leave This Summer

Posted Friday, May 14, 2010 by Goal.com63 hits

Gallas, Rosicky and Eduardo also set to leave north London Andrey Arshavin and Gael Clichy head a list of eight Arsenal players who could leave the club this summer. William Gallas, Tomas Rosicky, Eduardo, Philippe Senderos, Mikael Silvestre and Fran Merida are also in line to head through the Emirates Stadium exit door. Although manager Arsene Wenger has been promised “significant fun...Full Story »

Behrami sidelined for Hammers

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2010 by PA29 hits

Valon Behrami has been ruled out of West Ham's final match of the Barclays Premier League season against Manchester City.The Switzerland international twisted his knee in the defeat at Fulham and joins Herita Ilunga (thigh), Zavon Hines (ankle) and Jack Collison (knee) on the sidelines.Boss Gianfranco Zola has confirmed Collison faces nine months out after undergoing surgery to repair cartilage...Full Story »

Valencia sidelined for Red Devils

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2010 by PA59 hits

Antonio Valencia has been ruled out of Manchester United's Barclays Premier League encounter with Stoke.The Ecuador winger suffered an ankle injury against Tottenham a fortnight ago and has now been sent on his holidays early by boss Sir Alex Ferguson.Ferguson reported no other injury concerns ahead of a game his side must win to stand any chance of retaining the title.The Red Devils are also r...Full Story »

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