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Word Cup Daily - 19 May

Posted Thursday, May 20, 2010 by PA

Maradona retains Garce Colon defender Ariel Garce is the most surprising name in Argentina's 23-man World Cup squad, which was released on Wednesday. Garce, 30, has won just one cap for the national team, a 4-0 friendly win over Haiti two weeks ago, and was a surprise inclusion even in the 30-man provisional squad for South Africa named by coach Diego Maradona last week. The seven men cut...Full Story »

Jamie And Louise Redknapp At Shoreditch House

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by Kickette.com

Jamie and Louise Redknapp hit Shoreditch House for David Walliams and Lara Stone's wedding reception on Sunday UPDATE: As a savvy reader pointed out, Louise wore the same dress to John and Toni Terry's wedding. Way to recycle! Full Story »

A general view of Soccer City

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by Daylife.com

Maintenance workers are seen outside Soccer City in Johannesburg, May 18, 2010. The stadium is earmarked to host both the opening and final soccer matches of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup. After years of doubt, soul searching and criticism, South Africa stands on the threshold of a unique World Cup that looks likely to confound the pessimists. This country has had to endure acres of negativ...Full Story »

United may sign only one more player

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by theguardian.com

Sir Alex Ferguson may sign only one more player for United Manchester United's manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, left, speaks with chief executive David Gill at a press conference in New York. Sir Alex Ferguson may add just one more player to his Manchester United squad this summer as he plots to regain the Premier League title from Chelsea. United's chief executive, David Gill, has indicated fu...Full Story »

Word Cup Daily - 18 May

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by PA

Lippi trims Azzurri squad Juventus defender Fabio Grosso and Udinese midfielder Antonio Candreva have been cut from the Italy squad for the World Cup as coach Marcello Lippi reduced his 30-man provisional group to 28. The 32-year-old Grosso was a pivotal player for Italy four years ago, scoring the decisive first goal against Germany in the semi-final and then the winning spot-kick in the ...Full Story »

Cesc Fábregas says adiós to Arsenal

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by theguardian.com

• Arsène Wenger to hold talks with 23-year-old this week• Arsenal want £40m, Barça see it as a £30m deal Barcelona's long-running pursuit of Cesc Fábregas appears finally to be nearing a successful conclusion as the Arsenal midfielder has made it clear to Arsène Wenger that the time is right for him to return to the Camp Nou. Fábregas went back ...Full Story »

FIFA bans Egypt from Cairo for 2 WCup matches

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

ZURICH (AP)—FIFA has banned Egypt from playing in Cairo for two World Cup qualifiers after fans attacked Algeria’s team before a match. FIFA ruled Tuesday that Egypt must stage its first two home matches in qualifying for the 2014 finals at least 100 kilometers (62 miles) from the capital. FIFA's disciplinary panel said Egypt's federation failed to ensure the Algeria's delegation...Full Story »

PSG unveil plan to curb fan violence

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

PARIS, May 18 (Reuters) - Paris St Germain chairman Robin Leproux unveiled on Tuesday a plan to curb violence among rival groups of hardline supporters which led to the death of two fans in three years. Leproux told a news conference the club would suspend the sale and renewal of season tickets for the 2010-2011 season. Tickets will be named and seats in the Boulogne and Auteuil stands, stro...Full Story »

FIFA wants bribery probe report before World Cup

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

ZURICH (AP)—FIFA hopes its investigation into “crazy allegations” by a senior English official that Spain is trying to bribe World Cup referees will be concluded before the tournament begins. “We want to have something definitive before the World Cup,” FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke said Tuesday. The monthlong tournament kicks off June 11. Valcke said it wa...Full Story »

South Korean VS Ecuador, May 16, 2010

Posted Tuesday, May 18, 2010 by Daylife.com

South Korean national football team 'Red Devil' supporters cheer during a friendly football match with Ecuador in Seoul on May 16, 2010, ahead the participation to the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa. Drawn in Group B, South Korea will play their first World Cup match on June 12 against Greece. They will meet Argentina on June 17 and Nigeria on June 22. South Korean national footbal...Full Story »

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