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Robson thrilled Boyd is back

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA

Scotland midfielder Barry Robson believes Kris Boyd can play a key role in Craig Levein's team push for a place in the Euro 2012 finals following Wednesday night's 1-0 friendly win over the Czech Republic. Rangers striker Boyd had refused to be considered for selection under previous boss George Burley, and after being recalled by Levein for his first game as Scotland manager it was expected ...Full Story »

Toshack 'no comment' on Bellamy future

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA

The thorny subject of Craig Bellamy's international career overshadowed Wales' latest efforts after they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Sweden on Wednesday night. Bolton's Johan Elmander grabbed the only goal of a low-key international friendly at Swansea's Liberty Stadium on the stroke of half-time. It was a victory Sweden deserved but Wales showed tenacity in the second half and, driven forward b...Full Story »

WAGS lonely, insecure despite the glamour

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by Asianone.com

LOUD, obnoxious and crass. That's how the wives and girlfriends (Wags for short) of English Premier League players are often portrayed. But they're really insecure and lonely people, freelance writer and journalist Alison Kervin told The New Paper on Sunday. Ms Kervin, 40, is a former chief sports interviewer for the Daily Telegraph newspaper in the UK. Having spent a lot of time with Wa...Full Story »

Scotland 1-0 Czech Republic

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by theguardian.com

Scott Brown's strike lifts Scotland at the start of Craig Levein era Scott Brown, left, celebrates with Kenny Miller, Darren Fletcher and Graham Dorrans after scoring what turned out to be Scotland's winner. With more good fortune on one night than George Burley experienced in 20 months as Scotland's manager, Craig Levein swept a pragmatic but highly effective broom through Hampden Parktonigh...Full Story »

Holden limps off after hard tackle by de Jong

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by AP

AMSTERDAM (AP)—American midfielder Stuart Holden limped off the field in the first half of the United States’ 2-1 exhibition loss at the Netherlands with a bruised shin after a hard tackle by Nigel de Jong. The 22-year-old, who has started the last two matches for Bolton in England’s Premier League, was hurt in the 32nd minute on a late challenge by the Manchester City midfiel...Full Story »

England 3-1 Egypt

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by theguardian.com

Peter Crouch substitutes goals for England's first-half sloppiness Peter Crouch of England celebrates after scoring England's third goal. England had a friendly that suited them, even if it was not always to the taste of a Wembley audience that saw the team fall behind. That setback contained real worth since it staved off any torpor that might have taken a grip on players who, in some cases,...Full Story »

Substitutes give England 3-1 win against Egypt

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

WEMBLEY, England (AP)—England needed second-half goals by substitutes Peter Crouch and Shaun Wright-Phillips to beat African champion Egypt 3-1 at Wembley on Wednesday. Mohamed Zidan put the visitors ahead in the 23rd minute following a mistake by defender Matthew Upson and England was jeered off at halftime. But the home side improved with the introduction of Crouch and Michael Carrick ...Full Story »

Scotland 1-0 Czech Republic: Craig Levein Begins New Era With Victory

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Craig Levein's Scotland drew first blood in the battle for a Euro 2012 spot with victory over the Czech Republic. Both nations will go head to head in group I, but a second half strike from Scott Brown may just swing the psychological edge the way of the Scots. With James McFadden failing to prove his fitness during the afternoon, Graham Dorrans took his place on the left of midfield, behind t...Full Story »

Uruguay beats Switzerland 3-1 in friendly

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

ST. GALLEN, Switzerland (AP)—Diego Forlan, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani scored as Uruguay came from behind to beat Switzerland 3-1 in a friendly between two World Cup qualifiers. Captain and midfielder Gokhan Inler gave Switzerland the lead in the 29th minute by converting a penalty. Atletico Madrid striker Forlan equalized six minutes later and Suarez gave Uruguay the lead shortly a...Full Story »

Sweden beats Wales 1-0 in friendly

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

SWANSEA, Wales (AP)—Johan Elmander fired Sweden to a 1-0 victory over Wales an international friendly on Wednesday with a goal in the final minute of the first half. Ola Toivonen headed the ball into the Wales net only for it to be harshly ruled out for offside at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium. AP - Mar 3, 3:46 pm EST World Soccer Gallery But Elmander collected the loose ball from a ...Full Story »

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