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Barcelona take out 155-million-euro loan

Posted Thursday, July 15, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

MADRID (AFP) - Spanish champions Barcelona have taken out a loan of 155 million euros (196 million dollars), the club said Wednesday. The club announced on July 6 that it would take out the loan but the agreement between it and a host of banks led by La Caixa and Banco Santander, Spain's largest bank, was only signed on Wednesday. Last week Barcelona's new president Sandro Rosell, who was elec...Full Story »

Messi says WCup loss left him with ‘bad feeling’

Posted Thursday, July 15, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

PANAMA CITY (AP)—Lionel Messi says Argentina's 4-0 defeat to Germany in the World Cup quarterfinals left him with a “bad feeling” that lingers almost two weeks later. Messi is playing an exhibition game in the Panama capital on Wednesday, which will feature Messi and a few Argentine players against a team led by former German international Kevin Kuranyi. Messi arrived after sp...Full Story »

Now it's Brazil's turn to get ready for the WCup

Posted Thursday, July 15, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

SAO PAULO (AP)—South Africa did its job successfully hosting the World Cup. Now the focus—and the pressure—is on Brazil. The 2010 World Cup went off without any major problems despite fears that South Africa would not be able to cope. Brazil will also have to prove it can overcome challenges to host football’s biggest showcase in four years’ time. And it will be a...Full Story »

New York Red Bulls Confirm Signing Of Thierry Henry

Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2010 by Goal.com

'Titi' has completed his long awaited move to the MLS... Former Barcelona striker Thierry Henry will play for New York Red Bulls next season, the MLS club has announced via their official website. Speculation had been rife that the France international forward would conclude his career in the USA for several months, with many reports linking him with a move to the Big Apple. Deprived of game...Full Story »

Cole close to Real move, says Casillas

Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2010 by theguardian.com

Iker Casillas says 'signs are good' for Ashley Cole move to Real Madrid Ashley Cole is reported to be close to moving to Spain.  Chelsea's Ashley Cole is reported to be closing in on a £30m deal to move to Real Madrid, according to the Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas. The left-back Cole recently split with wife Cheryl and was found to be sending a message to pals saying he hated Engl...Full Story »

Andrés Iniesta hoping for reunion with Cesc Fábregas at Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2010 by theguardian.com

Cesc Fábregas, left, and Andrés Iniesta embrace during celebrations after combining for Spain's World Cup winning goal.  Andrés Iniesta today reiterated his desire to be reunited with Cesc Fábregas at Barcelona next season after the two players combined to win the World Cup for Spain on Sunday. With just four minutes of extra-time remaining in the final against H...Full Story »

UK deputy PM’s wife hits out at Casillas coverage

Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—The Spanish wife of Britain’s deputy prime minister has hit out at claims Spain captain Iker Casillas was distracted by his TV reporter girlfriend at the World Cup. Goalkeeper Casillas conceded in the opening game loss to Switzerland while girlfriend Sara Carbonero was working on the touchline. Carbonero later berated Casillas in an interview which became front-page new...Full Story »

Dutch celebrate 2nd place in World Cup

Posted Wednesday, July 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

AMSTERDAM (AP)—Hundreds of thousands of fans lined Amsterdam’s web of canals to cheer the World Cup runner-up Netherlands as the team cruised the waterways, swigging beer and blowing vuvuzelas, in an open-top boat on Tuesday. Looking to have finally shaken off the disappointment of the team’s third second-place World Cup finish, the players drank beer and waved at fans as oran...Full Story »

Forlan credits team for award

Posted Monday, July 12, 2010 by PA

Diego Forlan has dedicated his FIFA Golden Ball award for the outstanding player at the World Cup to his Uruguay team-mates and vowed he will not let the praise go to his head. The Atletico Madrid striker scored five goals, including a couple of stunners against South Africa and Germany, as Uruguay exceeded expectations to reach the semi-finals before losing the third-place play-off 3-2 to Germ...Full Story »

Blatter laments Webb's hard task

Posted Monday, July 12, 2010 by PA

FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes referee Howard Webb had a "very hard task" in the World Cup final between Spain and Holland that saw a record 14 yellow cards shown. In a record for a final, Webb booked 13 different players - John Heitinga was shown two yellows followed by a red - in a fiery encounter that saw Andres Iniesta's extra-time goal secure a 1-0 win for Spain. Blatter said: "The ...Full Story »

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