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World Cup 2018: Victory is the only word on joyous Russia's lips

Posted Friday, December 03, 2010 by theguardian.com184 hits

Russian soccer fans celebrate winningt the right to host the 2018 World Cup during CSKA Moscow's Europa League match against Lausanne. Muscovites reacted joyously tonight to the news that Russia will host the 2018 World Cup. As temperatures outside dipped below -20C, many thousands of viewers were glued to the announcement from Zurich, shown live on Russia's national sports channel, Rossiya 2. ...Full Story »

AC Milan held to 1-1 draw with Sampdoria

Posted Sunday, November 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport42 hits

MILAN (AP)—Giampaolo Pazzini scored a second-half equalizer to give Sampdoria a 1-1 draw with AC Milan on Saturday and end the Serie A leader’s four-game winning streak. Robinho had put Milan ahead shortly before halftime, but Pazzini earned his team a point by slotting past goalkeeper Christian Abbiati in the 59th after Daniele Gasteldello headed down a corner. Milan has 30 points...Full Story »

Catania 5-1 Brescia: Maxi Lopez Fires Hosts Into Last 16 Of Coppa Italia

Posted Friday, November 26, 2010 by Goal.com50 hits

A second-half brace from Maxi Lopez powered the Etnei past the visitors... Goalscorer ... Maxi Lopez scores for Catania Catania cruised to a comfortable 5-1 victory over Brescia on Thursday evening to progress to the last 16 of the Coppa Italia. Martinho opened the scoring for the hosts 12 minutes into the match before Robert Feczesin levelled matters six minutes later. The floodgates then ...Full Story »

Tottenham look beyond final 16 after Champions League good vibrations

Posted Friday, November 26, 2010 by theguardian.com311 hits

• Peter Crouch: 'There is no limit to what we can achieve'• We have to believe in ourselves and fight, says William Gallas Luca Modric, No14, gets hugs from Gareth Bale, left, and Peter Crouch after scoring Tottenham's second against Werder Bremen. Tottenham Hotspur's excitable players are no different to the club's supporters in one respect. They have been pouring over the Champi...Full Story »

SAmerica to vote for Spain-Portugal for 2018 WCup

Posted Friday, November 26, 2010 by YAHOO Sport42 hits

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP)—A senior official for the South American football federation says its three votes for the 2018 World Cup will go to the joint bid from Spain and Portugal. Eduardo Deluca , general secretary of CONMEBOL, made the announcement on Thursday ahead of the Dec. 2 vote. Spain and Portugal are competing with bids from England, Russia and a combined bid from Belgium and the...Full Story »

Valencia 6-1 Bursaspor - Los Che advance after rout

Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2010 by PA26 hits

Valencia qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League in style with an emphatic 6-1 victory over Group C whipping boys Bursaspor. Los Che, who beat the Turkish side 4-0 away from home in their first meeting, had the match all but wrapped up by half-time after blitzing their opponents with four goals in a stunning 20-minute spell in the opening period. Attacking quartet Juan Manuel Mata, R...Full Story »

Glasgow Rangers 0-1 Man United - Rooney sends United through

Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2010 by PA35 hits

There was no apology from Wayne Rooney, only a match-winning penalty as the Manchester United sharpshooter fired his side into the knockout phase with a 1-0 win over Rangers. On his first start since signing a lucrative new contract and annoying the Red Devils fans with his negotiating tactics, Rooney gave another television interview in which he did not say sorry. Whether United are bothered ...Full Story »

Inter Milan 1-0 FC Twente - Inter secure qualification

Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2010 by PA50 hits

Inter Milan handed under-pressure boss Rafael Benitez some respite as they edged out FC Twente 1-0 to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League. Esteban Cambiasso scored the only goal of the game at the San Siro after 55 minutes to secure a victory which was deserved but far from simple for the Italian champions, who were without a win in five in all competitions and have slipped to six...Full Story »

Rubin beats Copenhagen 1-0 in Champs League

Posted Thursday, November 25, 2010 by YAHOO Sport43 hits

KAZAN, Russia (AP)—Christian Noboa scored from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage time Wednesday to help Rubin Kazan beat Copenhagen 1-0 in the Champions League and keep alive the team’s chances of advancing to the knockout stage. Rubin is third in Group D with six points from five games, one point behind Copenhagen. Barcelona tops the standings with eight points from four game...Full Story »

Chelsea wins 2-1 to secure top spot in Group F

Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2010 by YAHOO Sport127 hits

LONDON (AP)—Second-half goals by Daniel Sturridge and Florent Malouda earned Chelsea a 2-1 win over Zilina that secured top spot in Group F of the Champions League but the English champions were given a scare by the unfancied Slovakian side. Zilina, coming off a tournament-record 7-0 home defeat by Marseille last time out, stunned the home crowd by taking the lead in the 19th minute throu...Full Story »

Basel beats Cluj 1-0 in Champions League

Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2010 by YAHOO Sport20 hits

BASEL, Switzerland (AP)—A first-half goal by Federico Almerares lifted Basel to a 1-0 win against Cluj in the Champions League on Tuesday, and virtually assured the Swiss club of third place in Group E. Almerares struck in the 15th minute, sliding in to shoot past Cluj goalkeeper Nuno Claro from eight meters (yards). Cluj defender Felice Piccolo was sent off in the 88th minute for pushin...Full Story »

Milan through to last 16

Posted Tuesday, November 23, 2010 by PA16 hits

AC Milan secured their qualification from Champions League Group G with a 2-0 victory in a lacklustre encounter in Burgundy.Zlatan Ibrahimovic's wonderful 64th-minute opener came out of the blue and he was later replaced by Ronaldinho, who netted the second late on.That left Milan on eight points and Ajax's 4-0 thumping at home to Real Madrid ensured the Rossoneri would qualify as runners-up to...Full Story »

Hapoel Tel-Aviv vs Benfica preview - Benfica eyeing last 16

Posted Wednesday, November 24, 2010 by PA165 hits

Benfica are hoping to secure a last-16 place in the Champions League for the first time in five years and know that wins over Hapoel Tel-Aviv and Schalke could make that happen. The Portuguese club travel to Israel to face Tel-Aviv, three points behind Group B leaders Lyon and a point behind second-placed Schalke. A win will mean qualification is a possibility if they beat Schalke in two week'...Full Story »

Coming soon to Arsenal: the first £100 non-corporate ticket

Posted Monday, November 22, 2010 by theguardian.com69 hits

The club said the rise was an inevitable result of the increase in VAT.  Arsenal may have played out five seasons since their last trophy and scotched their 17-year unbeaten home league record against Tottenham Hotspur, but they appear likely to power through a new threshold next year with the launch of football's first £100 non-corporate ticket. The price rise is anticipated to come...Full Story »

Euro 2012 Qualifier: Croatia 3-0 Malta

Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by Goal.com54 hits

Croatia defeated Malta 3-0 in Group F of the Euro 2012 qualifiers and leapfrogged Greece to the top of the table. Niko Kranjcar grabbed a double and Nikola Kalinic put the ribbon on a easy victory to pick up their first home win in the qualifiers against the whipping boys of Group F. Mladen Petric looked dangerous and showed some nice touches but it was Kranjcar who was lethal in front of goal...Full Story »

Euro 2012 Qualifier: Finland 8-0 San Marino:

Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by Goal.com46 hits

Finland picked up the first points of their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign thanks to an emphatic 8-0 win over hapless San Marino in Helsinki on Wednesday. A second half explosion handed interim coach Olli Hattanen, who took over from Stuart Baxter after the English-born tactician’s contract with the national team expired last week, a win in his debut for the Finns. The hosts scored just on...Full Story »

Estonia 1-1 Liechtenstein: Minnows Cancel Each Other Out In Freezing Tallinn

Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by Goal.com55 hits

A small crowd of around 500 brave souls decided to brace temperatures as low as -10 Celsius in the Le Coq Arena in the Estonian capital of Tallinn as Estonia and Liechtenstein played out a 1-1 draw. Although the home side began brightly, the Liechtenstein defence generally held firm and they almost opened the scoring when young prospect David Hasler failed to find the net after being free on th...Full Story »

Bulgaria 0-1 Serbia: Match-Winner Nikola Zigic Sees Red In Stoppage Time

Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by Goal.com39 hits

A late goal from substitute Nikola Zigic gave Vladimir Petrovic's side a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Bulgaria. The sole bright moment in an extremely lacklustre encounter arrived twelve minutes from the end when  Zigic raced on to a through ball and kept his cool to slide his shot underneath FC Twente goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov. It was the 20th international goal for the Birmingham Cit...Full Story »

Argentina 1-0 Brazil: Messi Magic Gives Albiceleste Last-Minute Victory

Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by Goal.com62 hits

A last-minute wonder goal by Lionel Messi stole a tight encounter for Argentina over South American rivals Brazil, when a surprisingly low-key game appeared destined for a draw. The Barcelona talisman scored with a typically mazy run and driven shot, to give Sergio Batista a great scalp in his first match since being confirmed as Diego Maradona's successor. Right from the outset it was clear th...Full Story »

Italy Under-21 2-1 Turkey Under-21

Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010 by Goal.com141 hits

Italy Under-21 2-1 Turkey Under-21: Federico Macheda Brace Hands Ciro Ferrara Debut Win As Azzurrini Coach Italy defeated Turkey 2-1 in an Under-21 friendly as Azzurrini coach Ciro Ferrara got off to a perfect start courtesy of two goals from Manchester United starlet Federico Macheda. Turkey got off to a fast start when they hit the post after nine minutes through Emre Colak's effort from ...Full Story »

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