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Strachan brace rescues point for Clyde

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010 by PA

Adam Strachan scored two penalties as bottom club Clyde came from two goals down to secure a 3-3 draw at Dumbarton.The hosts opened the scoring after 21 minutes when David Winters set up Derek Carcary to drill home, but Clyde hit back eight minutes later, Strachan placing a penalty beyond Michael White following Chris Smith's foul on John Stewart.Two goals in the final five minutes of the first...Full Story »

County held by Morton

Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010 by PA

Morton gained a valuable point but could not spoil Ross County`s celebratory mood in a 1-1 draw.The visitors arrived at Cappielow Park fresh from their memorable 2-0 Scottish Cup triumph over Celtic at the weekend.But it was the hosts who took an early lead after just five minutes from the penalty spot when Michael McGovern brought down David Witteveen, Carlo Monti converting for his first goal...Full Story »

Barcelona’s Iniesta out for a month

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

BARCELONA, Spain (AP)—Barcelona will be without key midfielder Andres Iniesta for its Champions League semifinal matches against Inter Milan. The club said Tuesday that Iniesta injured a muscle in his right leg during training and will be out for up to a month. A similar injury forced him to miss the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal against Arsenal. He returned as a late su...Full Story »

Domenech frets over player form ahead of World Cup

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

PARIS (AP)—France coach Raymond Domenech is worried that key players like striker Thierry Henry and midfielder Patrick Vieira are struggling for form less than a month before he announces his World Cup squad. Henry is struggling to play games for Barcelona, while Vieira has been in and out of the Manchester City team since joining from Inter Milan in January. “When we have so many ...Full Story »

Arsenal’s Van Persie to return after 5 months out

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—Robin van Persie is back in the Arsenal squad for Wednesday’s match against Tottenham after five months on the sidelines. The Netherlands striker injured ankle ligaments in November while on international duty, but returned to full training last week. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said Tuesday that Van Persie will be on the bench for the north London derby at White Hart...Full Story »

Albiol: We're staying grounded

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by FIFA.com

Though he may not be one of Los Blancos' biggest-name stars, there can be little doubt that centre-back Raul Albiol has been a key figure in Real Madrid’s bid for this season’s La Liga crown. Having adapted swiftly to life at the Bernabeu following his June 2009 switch from Valencia, only four of his fellow Merengue squad members have played more league minutes under coach Manuel Pel...Full Story »

Okazaki, Japan's lethal weapon

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by FIFA.com

By any standards, Shinji Okazaki's rise to prominence has been meteoric. He debuted just 18 months ago and since then the 23-year-old has already accrued 16 goals at a strike rate of better than a goal every other game. Last calendar year proved memorable for Okazaki who scored 15 times for Samurai Blue, including firing the momentous goal against Uzbekistan which sealed qualification for the 2...Full Story »

Inkoom: Ghana can go all the way

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by FIFA.com

Since playing his way into the hearts of the Black Stars fans last year, 20-year-old defender Samuel Inkoom has become one of the most important members of Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac's squad, epitomising an exciting new generation of players in the national team known as the 'young and wild ones.' The right-back made his international breakthrough at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2009 in Egypt, wher...Full Story »

Schwarzer: We are quietly confident

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by FIFA.com

Though in the twilight of his career Australia goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is enjoying rare form for both club and country. The Socceroos No1 for several years now, Schwarzer played a major role in his country reaching successive FIFA World Cups™ for the first time. His well-documented penalty shoot-out heroics against Uruguay were key to Australia reaching Germany 2006 and the custodia...Full Story »

Alcaraz and Albirroja aim for semis

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by FIFA.com

Keen for the praise to fall on those who earned it most, Antolin Alcaraz positively glowed with gratitude as he savoured Paraguay's recent form. “The success of this team is down to the coach,” the defender told FIFA.com, with just two months to go before he and his colleagues touch down in South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. Called up for the first time in November 200...Full Story »

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