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Italy’s Prandelli unperturbed by friendly defeats

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2011 by YAHOO Sport53 hits

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli insisted he was unworried by his side's latest friendly defeat after watching the Azzurri lose 1-0 to Uruguay. It was the third time Italy had lost a friendly in 18 months under Prandelli, while enjoying an unblemished record of eight wins and two draws in their European Championships qualifying campaign. But Prandelli felt his team had actually performed better at...Full Story »

Vieira: City should follow Barca model

Posted Sunday, November 13, 2011 by ESPN135 hits

Manchester City's sporting executive Patrick Vieira hailed that Barcelona's model and style of play and urged the club to emulate the Spanish giants. Manchester City are revamping themselves with the cash that arrived with new owner Sheikh Mansour, with a new stadium already built and a new youth system plan going underway. The club have had mixed fortunes in their first season in the Champi...Full Story »

Vicente del Bosque: England better than Fabio Capello says

Posted Saturday, November 12, 2011 by The Sun129 hits

BIG BOSQUE MAN ... Spain coach WORLD CUP winner Vicente del Bosque last night told Fabio Capello: "You're too modest." Capello is ready to write off his England team as a world force. But Spain boss Del Bosque insisted: "England have a great team, with pace and power. "It will be a big challenge playing against a good England side. "Spain are enjoying a good period of form and success, but ...Full Story »

Andrey Arshavin: No one dares question Arsene Wenger

Posted Thursday, November 10, 2011 by The Sun198 hits

ANDREY ARSHAVIN has launched a stinging attack on Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.The Russian forward accused Wenger of being unwilling to take advice from anyone else at the club. Arshavin, the Gunners' record £15million buy, said: "When you have a mundane, domestic problem, he's always very supportive. "But when it comes to Arsenal, no one would dare approach him with questions about footb...Full Story »

Prandelli leaves Di Natale off Italy's squad

Posted Monday, November 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport66 hits

ROME (AP)—Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has once again left Serie A’s leading scorer Antonio Di Natale off his squad, even with usual starters Giuseppe Rossi and Antonio Cassano unavailable. The Azzurri visit Euro 2012 co-host Poland on Friday then host Copa America champion Uruguay at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico four days later in friendlies. Prandelli instead called up regular re...Full Story »

Ex-glamour model lines up swoop for Sheffield Wednesday

Posted Tuesday, November 01, 2011 by The Sun667 hits

OWLS ABOUT THAT ... former pin-up girl Sybil Danning wants to buy Wednesday MEET the woman who wants to put the wow into Wednesday... Sheffield Wednesday. Sybil Danning, a former Hollywood action girl turned film producer, featured on the cover of Playboy in the 1980s and was once christened the 'Sex Symbol of the Year'. Now the multi-millionairess has set her heart on getting the League One ...Full Story »

Inter’s Julio Cesar sidelined by thigh injury

Posted Friday, October 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport38 hits

Inter Milan says that goalkeeper Julio Cesar picked up a thigh strain in his side’s 1-1 draw against Atalanta. Italian media said he would be sidelined for up to a month with the injury, which led to him being substituted at half time during Wednesday night’s game. A scan Thursday revealed the Brazilian had strained an adductor muscle in his left thigh. A month’s absence woul...Full Story »

Alonso delighted with Madrid win

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2011 by ESPN135 hits

Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso was delighted with the 3-0 win over Villarreal and urged his side to focus on themselves in the La Liga title race.The Los Blancos all but settled the match in the first-half as goals from Benzema, Kaka and Angel di Maria gave them a comfortable victory over the Yellow Submarine and keep them within touching distance of leaders Levante.Speaking after the matc...Full Story »

AC Milan chief Galliani opens door to sensational move for Juventus icon Del Piero

Posted Friday, October 21, 2011 by tribalfootball.com113 hits

AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani won't rule out a move for Juventus veteran Alessandro del Piero. Juventus announced this week that Del Piero would leave the club at the end of this season, although he might not necessarily retire from football. “We nearly signed Del Piero in 1993 and failing to do that remains one of the great regrets of my career,” confessed Vice-Presid...Full Story »

Luciano Moggi hits out at Juventus over timing of Alessandro Del Piero statement

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport79 hits

Ajax coach Frank de Boer believes his side have taken a big step toward qualifying for the knock-out stages of the Champions League by beating Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 on Tuesday evening. "We have taken a big step in the right direction, although obviously we also want to be in the Champions League after winter," De Boer was quoted as saying on the official UEFA website. Second half goals from Derk B...Full Story »

Del Piero playing final season for Juventus

Posted Tuesday, October 18, 2011 by YAHOO Sport55 hits

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli says this will be captain Alessandro Del Piero’s final season for the Serie A club. The 36-year-old Del Piero is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer since joining in 1993 and helped the club win five Italian leagues and the Champions League in 1996. Agnelli says Del Piero “wanted to stay with us for another year” but that the current...Full Story »

Joey Barton: Adel Taarabt must learn

Posted Monday, October 17, 2011 by The Sun199 hits

SULKER ... Adel Taarabt JOEY BARTON has accused QPR team-mate Adel Taarabt of being a lazy sulker. Rangers skipper Barton, who took the captain's armband off Taarabt after joining the Londoners in August, has blasted the Moroccan's workrate and told him to buck his ideas up. Barton said: "It's not a case of anybody giving him advice, it's whether it's taken on board. "This is the top level o...Full Story »

Morton vs Hamilton preview - Moore waits on McCaffrey

Posted Saturday, October 15, 2011 by PA12 hits

Morton central defender Stuart McCaffrey is an injury doubt for the home clash with Hamilton. McCaffrey is struggling with a heel injury and Cappielow boss Allan Moore's resources have already been hit by the absence of Andy Graham through suspension. Michael Tidser remains sidelined following a recent knee operation and Sean Fitzharris is unavailable because of a hamstring problem. Moore, wh...Full Story »

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque: Chelsea's Fernando Torres doesn't have any privileges

Posted Monday, October 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport108 hits

Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has made it clear that Chelsea attacker Fernando Torres will have to earn his place in the squad for Euro 2012 with good performances at club level. "There will not be any privileges for anyone. There is a lot of competition for places and we have to be fair," Del Bosque said at a press conference ahead of Tuesday's Group I qualifier at home to Scotland. The stri...Full Story »

Spain's Vicente del Bosque: I asked goalless Fernando Torres to be patient

Posted Saturday, October 08, 2011 by YAHOO Sport129 hits

Spain head coach Vicente del Bosque says he told striker Fernando Torres to be patient in the wake of his side's Euro 2012 qualifier victory against the Czech Republic. The European and World champion cemented its position at the top of Group I in Prague with two early goals from Juan Mata and Xabi Alonso. Torres, who started for Spain, failed to find the inside of the net, and was replaced by...Full Story »

Barcelona fined UEFA over for Super Cup delay

Posted Friday, October 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport121 hits

BERLIN, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben, who has only just returned from a five-week injury lay-off, underwent groin surgery on Friday and will be out for 10 days, the Bundesliga leaders said. Bayern said the 27-year-old Dutchman, who had only recently recovered from groin inflammation that had kept him out since August, had seen Bayern’s team doctor after pulling out ...Full Story »

Prandelli vows no Italian let up

Posted Friday, October 07, 2011 by YAHOO Sport37 hits

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli insists his side will put in a big performance when they tackle Serbia in a Euro 2012 qualifier at the Red Star Stadium here on Friday. Italy have already qualified for next year's finals in Poland and Ukraine as winners of Group C and have nothing left to play for in their last two games. But Friday's opponents Serbia, and Northern Ireland, who they host in Pescar...Full Story »

PREVIEW-Soccer-France try to stay upbeat after injury deluge

Posted Wednesday, October 05, 2011 by YAHOO Sport49 hits

PARIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) - France coach Laurent Blanc has sounded remarkably calm for a man who has lost possibly six players from his squad for Friday’s Euro 2012 qualifier at home to Albania, where anything other than a win could knock Les Bleus down to second in Group D. The 1984 and 2000 winners lead Bosnia by a point but with their rivals hosting Luxembourg on Friday before coming to P...Full Story »

Barzagli, Cigarini get Prandelli Italy call

Posted Monday, October 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport43 hits

World Cup-winning Juventus centre-back Andrea Barzagli has earned a recall to the Italy national team for the first time in three years. Atalanta midfielder Luca Cigarini was also given his first call-up by coach Cesare Prandelli for the Euro 2012 qualification matches against Serbia in Belgrade on October 7 and at home to Northern Ireland in Pescara four days later. Italy have already qualifi...Full Story »

Adel Taarabt is hell but Martin Jol loves him

Posted Sunday, October 02, 2011 by Dailystar.co.uk216 hits

Above: Martin Jol is an admirer of Fulham manager Martin Jol will give Adel Taarabt a special hug today after revealing: “He once saved me my job.” QPR’s Moroccan midfield player, 22, was just a teenager when he played under Jol at Spurs but he came on to the pitch and scored a goal against West Ham to keep under-pressure Jol employed. Jol moved to Hamburg after being final...Full Story »

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