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Poland’s national stadium faces delays

Posted Wednesday, May 25, 2011 by YAHOO Sport18 hits

WARSAW, May 25 (Reuters) - Faulty construction of evacuation stairs at Poland’s new national sports stadium in Warsaw may delay the opening of the arena built for soccer’s 2012 European Championship, officials said on Wednesday. The stadium on the bank of the Vistula river was scheduled to be ready by the end of June, one year before Poland is due to co-host Euro 2012 with Ukraine. ...Full Story »

Brazil striker Pato to miss Copa America

Posted Tuesday, May 24, 2011 by YAHOO Sport28 hits

ROME, May 23 (Reuters) - Brazil forward Alexandre Pato will miss July’s Copa America after dislocating his shoulder on Sunday during AC Milan’s final match of the season. Pato was carried off injured in the 70th minute of the goalless draw against Udinese after falling awkwardly in a challenge with defender Christian Zapata. He will be in plaster for at least a month, Milan club do...Full Story »

Del Neri sacked by Juventus

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by Supersport.com38 hits

Juventus coach Luigi Del Neri has been sacked and will leave after Sunday's final game of the season against Napoli as the once mighty club again try desperately to rediscover former glories. "The club told me of their decision during the week," Del Neri, whose side lie seventh in Serie A after a second season of woe, told a news conference on Saturday. "It is not my defeat. I hope it is the...Full Story »

Irina Shayk pours her model curves into a sheer white gown as she parties in Cannes

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by 2687 hits

She's one of the most famous models in the world, with legions of fans looking to her for style inspiration. And Irina Shayk certainly disappoint as she attended a party in Cannes earlier this week looking incredible in a sheer white Atelier Versace gown. The 25-year-old left little to the imagination in the Grecian-style draped gown, which she teamed with sky-high silver heels and a pair o...Full Story »

Juventus vs Napoli preview - Del Neri hopes to stay in charge

Posted Sunday, May 22, 2011 by PA35 hits

Juventus go into their season-ending clash with Napoli with manager Luigi Del Neri knowing it could be his last game in charge of the Turin side. The 60-year-old`s position with the club has been under some question of late, with Juve having failed to secure a top-six position and with it a European finish. They are currently in seventh spot, three points shy of Roma, and even if they beat Nap...Full Story »

Stadium delay could hit Poland's France friendly

Posted Saturday, May 21, 2011 by YAHOO Sport76 hits

WARSAW (AFP) - A friendly pitting Euro 2012 co-hosts Poland against France could be shifted to the capital Warsaw because of stadium delays in the Baltic port of Gdansk, the Polish football association (PZPN) said Friday. Poland's June 9 meeting with les Bleus was meant to mark the inauguration of Gdansk's PGE Arena, one of four Polish venues for the European Championships. "Right now, the sta...Full Story »

Kaka out of Brazil’s Copa plans, Fred recalled

Posted Friday, May 20, 2011 by YAHOO Sport32 hits

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 19 (Reuters) - Brazil playmaker Kaka has been overlooked for the Copa America while striker Fred earned another shot at the tournament when he was named in coach Mano Menezes’s squad on Thursday.Menezes, who also left out Ronaldinho, picked 28 players for friendlies at home to Netherlands and Romania next month from which he will draw his squad for the tournament being ...Full Story »

Delneri accepts Juve's Euro quest over

Posted Monday, May 16, 2011 by Supersport.com23 hits

Juventus coach Luigi Delneri said his team's hopes of playing in Europe next season are over after they lost 1-0 at Parma on Sunday. That left them in seventh place, three points behind Roma in sixth and the last European qualification place. Although they have the better head-to-head record, they need Roma to lose at home to relegated Sampdoria and to beat Napoli next week to snatch a place...Full Story »

Hot-shot Gomez delighted to join Bayern's greats

Posted Sunday, May 15, 2011 by YAHOO Sport36 hits

MUNICH, Germany (AFP) - Bayern Munich's Mario Gomez admitted he was delighted to collect the award as the Bundesliga's top-scorer after becoming the first German for 30 years to net 28 league goals in a season. The 25-year-old has scored 39 goals for Bayern in all competitions this term and he netted in Munich's 2-1 win over VfB Stuttgart on Saturday on the final day of the season as the Bavari...Full Story »

Galaxy to play Philadelphia Union without Beckham: A fan’s take

Posted Thursday, May 12, 2011 by YAHOO Sport88 hits

After playing his best game of the season in the 1-1 draw against the New York Red Bulls, David Beckham did not travel to play the Philadelphia Union on May 11. As much as I'd like to see Beckham on the pitch for our side in the rematch with the Union, it is probably better that he gets some rest. Galaxy fans should keep in mind that Beckham, who recently turned 36, has played 789 minutes thi...Full Story »

Juventus vs Chievo preview - Del Neri: It`s not over yet

Posted Monday, May 09, 2011 by PA236 hits

Juventus coach Luigi Del Neri has refused to write off his team's chances of qualifying for the Champions League next season. The Bianconeri host Del Neri's former club Chievo needing a win to keep alive their hopes of finishing in the top four. Victory would see Juve cut the gap to fourth-place Udinese to three points with two rounds remaining. Udinese beat Lazio 2-1 to hold onto the last Ch...Full Story »

Ross County vs Cowdenbeath preview - County quartet sidelined

Posted Saturday, May 07, 2011 by PA23 hits

Ross County will be missing four players when they host Cowdenbeath. Long-term injured Darren McCormack and midfielder Paul Lawson are still missing as well as strike duo Paul Di Giacomo and Steven Milne. County are looking to avoid an unlikely 11-goal defeat which would see them featuring in the end of season relegation play-offs. Manager Jimmy Calderwood said: "We can look forward to this g...Full Story »

Del Piero extends contract with Juventus

Posted Friday, May 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport39 hits

TURIN, Italy (AP)—Juventus captain Alessandro Del Piero has signed a one-year contract extension for a reported minimal salary. The new deal announced on the club’s website Thursday extends through June 30, 2012.pm EDT World Soccer Gallery Italian daily La Repubblica reports that the deal is worth about ?1 million ($1.5 million), making Del Piero one of the lowest paid players on th...Full Story »

Manchester United vs Schalke 04 preview - Visa delay "no problem" insists Rangnick

Posted Wednesday, May 04, 2011 by PA682 hits

Schalke coach Ralf Rangnick has dismissed the visa red tape wrangle which caused the Champions League semi-finalists a two-hour delay in Dusseldorf. When the German side arrived to catch their flight to Manchester ahead of Wednesday's semi-final second leg with United at Old Trafford, they discovered visas for five of their players, including Jefferson Farfan, Edu and Atsuto Uchida, had not b...Full Story »

Barcelona's Milito sidelined

Posted Monday, May 02, 2011 by Supersport.com38 hits

Barcelona's injury problems in defence worsened on Sunday when tests showed centre back Gabriel Milito would be out for around four weeks with a thigh injury. Barca, who defend a two-goal lead over arch rivals Real Madrid in Tuesday's Champions League semifinal second leg at their Nou Camp Stadium, had also lost reserve team fullback Martin Montoya, they said in a statement on their website ....Full Story »

Cesena vs Inter Milan preview - Leonardo hoping to delay Milan celebrations

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2011 by PA70 hits

Inter Milan coach Leonardo is confident his team can at least postpone AC Milan's Scudetto celebrations by beating Cesena on Saturday afternoon. The Nerazzurri are well aware that anything but a win at the Dino Manuzzi stadium, coupled with an AC Milan triumph over Bologna, will see the league title head to the Rossoneri camp for the first time since 2004. Inter trail Milan, who have a bette...Full Story »

Kenny delighted with Maxi impact

Posted Sunday, April 24, 2011 by The Sun75 hits

KENNY DALGLISH hailed hat-trick hero Maxi Rodriguez after Liverpool thumped Birmingham. The Argentine winger netted a treble while Dirk Kuyt hit his seventh goal in six Premier League matches and Joe Cole added a late fifth. Reds boss Dalgish, who brought in Rodriguez for the injured Andy Carroll, said: "Maxi is a very intelligent footballer. "He's not a direct replacement for Andy but he's...Full Story »

Peterhead vs East Fife preview - Duo sidelined for Blue Toon

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by PA20 hits

Peterhead are without defender Daniel Moore and striker Conor Gethins through injury for their crucial clash with East Fife. A defeat would send the Blue Toon into the Third Division should Stenhousemuir pick up a point at Alloa, and recently-appointed manager John Sheran is determined his side keep things going for a week longer at least. Sheran said, "We played the best I have seen in my tim...Full Story »

Juventus vs Catania preview - Del Neri: Anything can happen

Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 by PA20 hits

Juventus coach Luigi Del Neri is hoping the club will win at Catania to trigger a late-season run that would qualify the Biaconeri for the 2011/12 Champions League. The Turin outfit are eight points behind Lazio, who are fourth in Serie A with only the top four sides earning spots in Europe's elite club competition. "There are five games remaining and anything can happen," said Del Neri, whose...Full Story »

Schalke's Raul congratulates former club Real Madrid on its Copa del Rey victory

Posted Friday, April 22, 2011 by YAHOO Sport35 hits

Schalke striker Raul has congratulated his former club Real Madrid for its 1-0 Copa del Rey victory over arch-rivals Barcelona on Wednesday evening. The former Spain international left Madrid last summer after 15 hugely successful years at the club for a new adventure in Germany. However, the Madrid giants, who have now won the Copa del Rey 18 times, remain close to Raul's heart. "It was an i...Full Story »

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