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Atalanta vs Inter Milan preview - Ranieri ready for Orobici examination

Posted Wednesday, October 26, 2011 by PA87 hits

Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri is expecting a tough examination for his side against Atalanta in Bergamo on Wednesday. The Nerazzurri bounced back from defeats to Napoli and Catania with a 1-0 triumph over Chievo on Sunday. The result saw Inter keep a clean sheet for only the second time this season and lifted the Nerazzurri to 16th place, eight points adrift of league leaders Udinese. Int...Full Story »

Barcelona 2 : 0 FC Viktoria Plzen - Dominant Barca ease to win

Posted Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by PA40 hits

Barcelona had to settle for a 2-0 win battering Plzen in a predictably one-sided Champions League clash at the Nou Camp. Andres Iniesta and David Villa scored at either end of a game in which the hosts could have got close to double figures had they taken their full quota of chances. Lionel Messi twice hit the post on a night when he left the Plzen defence punch-drunk but was simply unable to ...Full Story »

Platini: Europe must criminalize match-fixing

Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport28 hits

BRUSSELS (AP)—UEFA President Michel Platini says football authorities can’t stop the spread of match-fixing on their own and called on all European countries to make sports fraud a criminal offense. Platini told the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, on Wednesday that the sports movement itself is overwhelmed when faced with criminal gangs fixing matches for multimillion profi...Full Story »

Stoke City 0-0 Chelsea - Villas-Boas endures stern Potters examination

Posted Sunday, August 14, 2011 by PA17 hits

New Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas' introduction to the Barclays Premier League proved to be a testing and frustrating affair as his side were held to a goalless draw at Stoke. The Portuguese may have raced to the league title with Porto and also won the Europa League last season but nothing could have prepared him for the challenge he met at the Britannia Stadium. Having withstood consider...Full Story »

Battle of Britain dominates Europa League draw

Posted Saturday, August 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport42 hits

NYON, Switzerland (AFP) - The draw for the Europa League playoffs on Friday threw up a 'Battle of Britain' clash as Scottish club Hearts were paired with English Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur. Hearts sealed their place in this stage of the competition after beating Hungarian club Paksi in new coach Paulo Sergio's first match in charge on Thursday. However, the meeting with last seaso...Full Story »

Freiburg eliminated from 1st round of German Cup

Posted Monday, August 01, 2011 by YAHOO Sport50 hits

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP)—Third-division club Unterhaching knocked Freiburg out of the German Cup with a 3-2 victory on Sunday. Freiburg is the fourth topflight team to be eliminated in the first round, after Bayer Leverkusen, Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg. Title-holder Schalke routed seventh-tier team FC Teningen 11-1, but two Bundesliga clubs needed extra time to advance past lower-divis...Full Story »

David Beckham: Manchester City will never match United's dominance

Posted Friday, July 22, 2011 by theguardian.com182 hits

• Doubts about Eastlands spirit, says former United man• 'History – and Sir Alex Ferguson – have set United apart' David Beckham says Manchester City are Premier League contenders but will never reach United's level of dominance. David Beckham has dismissed Manchester City's ambitions of becoming the dominant force in English football, questioning the team spirit at Ea...Full Story »

Ferguson vows to challenge Barcelona dominance

Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport116 hits

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has urged his players to learn from their Champions League final defeat to Barcelona and dethrone the Spanish giants as Kings of Europe. Ferguson told British media outlets on Tuesday that the next generation of United players would need to rise to the challenge of downing Barcelona while noting that winning the Premier League was equal...Full Story »

Champions Egypt slump to brink of Nations Cup elimination

Posted Monday, June 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport20 hits

CAIRO, June 5 (Reuters) - Defending champions Egypt were all but eliminated from the African Nations Cup qualifying campaign after being held to a 0-0 draw by South Africa in Cairo on Sunday. Egypt have not won a match in their qualifying group, rooted to the bottom of the standings with just two points and left with only the slimmest mathematical chance of salvaging their situation. South Afr...Full Story »

Milan win Italian title to end Internazionale's dominance

Posted Sunday, May 08, 2011 by theguardian.com58 hits

• Rossoneri draw 0-0 at Roma to seal first scudetto since 2004• Palermo beat Bari before Italian Cup semi-final with Milan The Milan players toss their coach Massimiliano Allegri into the air as they celebrate winning the Serie A title with a 0-0 at Roma. Milan got the point they needed to clinch their first Serie A title since 2004 with a 0-0 draw at Roma. The hosts dominated the ...Full Story »

French soccer investigates discrimination report

Posted Saturday, April 30, 2011 by YAHOO Sport32 hits

PARIS (AP)—French soccer officials denied accusations of racial discrimination on Friday after a report claimed that the federation agreed to reduce the number of black and Arab players in national training programs. An angry French federation president Fernand Duchaussoy and national team coach Laurent Blanc said in separate news conferences that such a move was never discussed. Investi...Full Story »

Gareth Bale & Samir Nasri lead PFA nominations

Posted Saturday, April 09, 2011 by BBC.com51 hits

Nasri and Bale are nominated in both PFA categories Gareth Bale and Samir Nasri have been nominated for both the Professional Footballers' Association Player and Young Player of the Year awards. Tottenham's Bale and Arsenal's Nasri are among seven picks for both categories. Charlie Adam, Scott Parker, Carlos Tevez, Rafael van der Vaart and Nemanja Vidic make up the senior contenders. Arsenal...Full Story »

Tevez nominated, Berbatov snubbed for award

Posted Saturday, April 09, 2011 by YAHOO Sport24 hits

LONDON (AP)—Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez has been nominated for England’s player of the year award, but Manchester United’s Dimitar Berbatov was overlooked by his fellow pros despite being the Premier League’s top scorer. Tevez has made the short list of seven in the Professional Footballers’ Association awards on Friday after scoring 19 league goals so far...Full Story »

Ronaldinho Reaches Agreement With Milan To Terminate Contract

Posted Friday, January 07, 2011 by Goal.com295 hits

Ronaldinho is set to leave Milan but he has not decided which Brazilian club he will join... Ronaldinho says he has reached an agreement with AC Milan to officially end his contract with the Italian club, but did not announce his new club. Ronaldinho and Milan have reached an agreement to rescind his contract but the playmaker has yet to decide which Brazilian club he will join. The 30-year-o...Full Story »

Atletico Madrid in danger of elimination

Posted Tuesday, December 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport45 hits

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP)—Diego Forlan needs to come up with another night of magic on Thursday at Bayer Leverkusen if defending champion Atletico Madrid is to make it into the last 32 of the Europa League—and even that may not be enough. Atletico must do better than Aris at home against Rosenborg to become one of the top two teams to advance from Group B. In his last trip to German...Full Story »

North Korea 0-3 Cote D’Ivoire: Elephants Eliminated Despite Impressive Victory

Posted Saturday, June 26, 2010 by Goal.com28 hits

Cote d’Ivoire have been eliminated from the World Cup as they failed to achieve the eight-goal swing against North Korea that would have put Portugal under threat, winning only 3-0. The first half was entirely monopolised by the Elephants, but despite creating a steady stream of chances, they would only strike twice, with goals from Yaya Toure and Koffi Romaric. Such profligacy would be r...Full Story »

Dominant Dutch down Danes

Posted Monday, June 14, 2010 by PA26 hits

An own goal by Daniel Agger and a late Dirk Kuyt effort helped Holland begin their World Cup campaign with a 2-0 victory over Denmark at Soccer City. Both goals came in the second half after an assured first period of defending by the Scandinavians, who constantly thwarted a Dutch attack which appeared short of ideas without the injured Arjen Robben. But the resistance was broken less than a 6...Full Story »

Hitzfeld predicts Bayern domination

Posted Saturday, May 22, 2010 by PA80 hits

Former Bayern Munich coach Ottmar Hitzfeld believes a new golden era is just beginning for the German champions. Bayern face Inter Milan at the Bernabeu in the Champions League final with both clubs on the verge of historic trebles having already wrapped up their domestic league and cup titles. Furthermore, both Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho can make history by winning the competition with ...Full Story »

South Africa name preliminary 29-man World Cup squad

Posted Friday, April 30, 2010 by BBC.com24 hits

South Africa's World Cup build-up South Africa coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has named a 29-man preliminary squad for the World Cup which they host in June. Included on the list are West Ham striker Benni McCarthy and Portsmouth midfielder Aaron Mokoena. But Nasief Morris who plays for Real Santander in Spain's La Liga is omitted from the squad. South Africa kick off the tournament on J...Full Story »

South Korea name preliminary 30-man World Cup squad

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by BBC.com23 hits

South Korea's World Cup qualifying highlights South Korea coach Huh Jung-moo has named two English-based players in his 30-man preliminary squad for this summer's World Cup in South Africa. Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-Sung and Bolton winger Lee Chung-Yong were both named in the initial group. But there was no place for ex-Fulham and Reading striker Seol Ki-Hyeon who is still recover...Full Story »

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