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FIFA suspends Caribbean official Lisle Austin

Posted Thursday, August 11, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

FIFA has suspended Caribbean soccer official Lisle Austin for a year for breaching statutes in the ongoing fallout from the presidential election bribery scandal. FIFA says its disciplinary committee suspended Austin, an ally of former FIFA vice president Jack Warner, for breaking rules by taking his dispute with the CONCACAF confederation to a civil court in the Bahamas. Austin can appeal. T...Full Story »

Japan extends unbeaten run to 13 matches

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

 Japan (AP)—Japan extended its unbeaten run under coach Alberto Zaccheroni to 13 straight matches by beating South Korea 3-0 Wednesday in a friendly. Shinji Kagawa scored two goals for the Japanese, first in the 35th minute and then in the 53rd. It was the Borussia Dortmund striker’s first match for Japan since breaking a bone in his right foot in January at the Asian Cup in Qa...Full Story »

Bulgaria’s Petrovs rule out international retirement

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

SOFIA, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Bulgarians Stilian and Martin Petrov have ruled out the possibility of retiring from international football, denying media reports they will quit the national team after the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign. “We have no intention of terminating our participation in the national team,” the two Petrovs, who are unrelated, said in a joint statement on Wednesday. ...Full Story »

Ligament injury sidelines Man Utd’s Bebe

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Manchester United's on-loan winger Bebe has been sidelined for around six months after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, Turkish club Besiktas said Wednesday. Bebe, 21, was injured while playing for Portugal under-21s in Slovakia on Tuesday and will require surgery, the Turkish first division club said in a statement on its website. Club doctor Devrim Uygun said: "We hav...Full Story »

Napoli eye Rossi as potential Lavezzi replacement

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Napoli will target Villarreal's Italy forward Giuseppe Rossi if a potential suitor triggers Ezequiel Lavezzi's release clause, club president Aurelio De Laurentiis has said. Argentine forward Lavezzi is believed to have a 31-million-euro release clause and has attracted interest from a number of clubs. And should he decide to leave, De Laurentiis will turn his attention to former Manchester Un...Full Story »

Prandelli tells Balotelli to grow up

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has told Manchester City forward Mario Balotelli he needs to grow up if he is to reach his full his potential. Prandelli left Balotelli on the bench for Wednesday night's international friendly against world champions Spain in Bari with Antonio Cassano and Giuseppe Rossi preferred up front. "Mario needs to grow up and understand that if he does so, his physical pot...Full Story »

Hamburg rejects Juventus offer for Eljero Elia

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

HAMBURG, Germany (AP)—Hamburg has rejected an offer from Juventus for Netherlands forward Eljero Elia. The Bundesliga club says it received an official offer for the 24-year-old Elia on Tuesday evening. Hamburg brushed aside the Italian club’s bid. Sports director Frank Arnsen says “we don’t want to give up Eljero Elia and also have no need to sell him.” He add...Full Story »

Japan beat South Korea in friendly

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa returned to international action with two goals to lead Japan to a 3-0 win over South Korea on Wednesday in a warm-up game for World Cup qualifiers next month. The 22-year-old Kagawa, who broke a metatarsal bone against South Korea at the Asian Cup in January and missed the rest of the season as a result, avenged it by opening the scoring in the 35th minute. Y...Full Story »

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Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by Cfp.cn

Roma interest in Guarin - Reports suggest Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter may also bid

Posted Wednesday, August 10, 2011 by skysports.com

Guarin: The midfielder has a multi-million contract release clause Roma have shown an interest in Porto midfielder Fredy Guarin, according to the Colombian's agent. Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan have also been linked with the 25-year-old, who has a €30million (£26m) release clause in the remaining three years of his contract. But Guarin's agent, Marcelo Ferreyra, claims Roma...Full Story »

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