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Maradona vows to utilise Messi at World Cup

Posted Saturday, March 27, 2010 by The Independent

Argentina will change tactics if necessary to let Lionel Messi shine at the World Cup, coach Diego Maradona said yesterday. Messi has been brilliant for Barcelona but struggled to make an impact for Argentina, sparking criticism of his performances and Maradona's failure to make the 22-year-old fit in. "If I had to change for his good, I'd change," Maradona told local radio station Coopera...Full Story »

Uefa plans to restrict spending power of wealthy owners

Posted Saturday, March 27, 2010 by theguardian.com

The Uefa president Michel Platini wants to impose limits on the spending power of wealthy owners. The owners of big-spending Premier League teams could soon find themselves prohibited from operating their clubs at heavy losses under plans being proposed by European football's governing body. In a 60-page document seen by the Times Uefa sets out its intention to restrict the spending power of ...Full Story »

Roberto Mancini charged with improper conduct for David Moyes spat

Posted Saturday, March 27, 2010 by theguardian.com

Roberto Mancini and David Moyes clashed on the sidelines towards the end of Everton's 2-0 win at Eastlands. Manchester City's manager, Roberto Mancini, has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after his clash with Everton's David Moyes on Wednesday, the FA has announced. Both managers were sent to the stands after a touchline confrontation. The Italian took exception...Full Story »

Adriano denies giving bike to trafficker's mother

Posted Saturday, March 27, 2010 by

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP)—Brazil striker Adriano denies buying a motorcycle for the mother of a Rio de Janeiro drug trafficker, according to police. Inspector Jader Machado Amaral says Adriano admits giving money to a friend to buy two motorcycles in 2008. Adriano said when questioned that one motorcycle was for his own use and the other was for a friend. Amaral said on Friday, “someh...Full Story »

Hamburg’s Jansen injured

Posted Saturday, March 27, 2010 by AP

HAMBURG (AP)—Hamburger SV and Germany midfielder Marcell Jansen will be out for at least several weeks after injuring his left ankle in practice. The Bundesliga club said Friday that Jansen damaged ligaments in the ankle. The player and the club doctors will decide over the next few days whether the player will need surgery. A prolonged absence could threaten Jansen’s hopes of pl...Full Story »

England fans upset by decision to switch Euro 2012 games to a Friday

Posted Friday, March 26, 2010 by theguardian.com

England to play three Euro 2012 qualifying games on a FridaySwitch made by Fifa to allow players to return to their clubs earlier England fans will be watching Fabio Capello's England attempt to qualify for Euro 2012 on a Firday rather than the traditional Saturday. Fans have reacted angrily to Fifa's changing of the international calendar to allow clubs the return of their players a day early...Full Story »

Kaká strives to keep dream alive

Posted Friday, March 26, 2010 by UEFA.com

Real Madrid CF's Kaká may dream of playing in the UEFA Champions League final at the Santiago Bernabéu but he tells UEFA.com that the focus for now is a "great opponent" – Olympique Lyonnais. If Ricardo Izecson Dos Santos Leite, more commonly known as Kaká, embodies anything beyond his immense skill and athleticism it would probably be intelligence and articulacy. The B...Full Story »

South African Fans Pick Brazil As Their Second Team

Posted Friday, March 26, 2010 by Goal.com

The South Americans might have home field advantage in South Africa. South Africans still love their national football team, Bafana Bafana, but in a surprising move they have thrown their weight behind Brazil as their second team of choice ahead of this year's FIFA 2010 World Cup finals. With less than 80 days to the kick-off of the spectacular that will enthrall football fans across the globe...Full Story »

Getafe 2-4 Real Madrid

Posted Friday, March 26, 2010 by Goal.com

The Merengues returned to the summit of La Liga after a flood in the mini Madrid derby. Five goals were scored in the first 40 minutes as a Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain double allowed Real Madrid to kill off the game before Dani Parejo and Pedro Leon netted consolation strikes for Getafe. On a wet night and a soggy surface in the south of Madrid, it was El Geta who threatened first af...Full Story »

Napoli 3-1 Juventus

Posted Friday, March 26, 2010 by Goal.com

Napoli came from behind to beat Juventus 3-1 in Serie A, ending an eight-game winless run to overtake the Bianconeri in the race for European football next season. Giorgio Chiellini gave Juve a seventh minute lead, but Hamsik headed home just three minutes after blazing over from the penalty spot. The Slovakian then delivered the cross from which Fabio Quagliarella turned into the back of the n...Full Story »

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