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Bougherra fit for World Cup

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by PA

Madjid Bougherra has declared himself fit for Algeria's World Cup campaign. The Rangers defender, who missed the end of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League season with a calf injury, took part in his country's training session on Thursday ahead of Friday night's friendly with the Republic of Ireland. The 27-year-old will sit that game out, but said in the Scottish Sun: "I am fine now and there ...Full Story »

EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United's Finances And £80m Cristiano Ronaldo Proceeds At Centre Of TV Investigation

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by Goal.com

Relations between Sir Alex Ferguson and BBC set to worsen The state of Manchester United’s finances, and the club’s reluctance to spend the £80 million Cristiano Ronaldo money, are the subject of a new BBC documentary to be screened next month, Goal.com UK can reveal. Relations between the BBC - who have been boycotted by Sir Alex Ferguson for six years - and the club could p...Full Story »

Ghana & Chelsea Star Ruled Out Of World Cup

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by Goal.com

Midfielder's injury concerns keep on growing... Chelsea and Ghana midfielder Michael Essien has been ruled out of the World Cup. Essien had long been recovering from a knee injury he sustained ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations in January, but a medical assessment revealed he will now not be fully fit until after the tournament has finished. As a result, he will play no part in proceedings i...Full Story »

UEFA Announce Two Extra Assistant Referees In Next Season's Champions League

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by Goal.com

Euro 2012 qualifiers will also get in on the action... UEFA have announced that their experiment using two extra match officials, first trialled in last season's Europa League, is to be extended to next season’s Champions League and qualifying games for the 2012 European Championship. An official UEFA Statement read: “The UEFA Executive Committee also agreed to propose to FIFA a...Full Story »

Honduras salvage Belarus draw

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by teamtalk.com

Honduras salvaged a 2-2 draw with Belarus in a friendly on Thursday as they prepared for their first appearance at the World Cup since 1982. The unfancied Hondurans, who are among the longest odds to win the tournament, played the game in Austria as they try to acclimatise to the altitude of where they will play in South Africa. They took the lead in the game through Torino midfielder Julio...Full Story »

Torres returns to Spain training

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by teamtalk.com

Fernando Torres has taken another step towards recovering from injury by training with Spain's World Cup squad for the first time.. The Liverpool striker underwent knee surgery last month and was back in action on Thursday at Spain's training camp just outside Madrid. Torres had surgery on damaged cartilage in his right knee and his recovery is slightly ahead of schedule. The 26-year-old...Full Story »

Swiss star rolls out of World Cup

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by teamtalk.com

Switzerland striker Marco Streller has been ruled out of the World Cup after damaging his hamstring in training. The 28-year-old, who plays for Basle, sustained the injury yesterday and subsequent medical tests have confirmed he will not be available for the showpiece event in South Africa. Coach Ottmar Hitzfeld has not yet announced a replacement but it is likely to be either Albert Bunjak...Full Story »

Cardiff consortium officially on board

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by teamtalk.com

Cardiff shareholders officially approved the investment of a Malaysian consortium at an extraordinary general meeting on Thursday morning. The cash-strapped Championship club announced on May 1 that an agreement over new funding and restructuring of its existing debt had been agreed, with chairman and chief executive Peter Ridsdale to step down on May 31. That agreement has now been rubber-...Full Story »

Danes earn warm-up win

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by PA

Christian Poulsen and Tomas Enevoldsen scored to earn Denmark a 2-0 friendly win over Senegal in Aalborg on Thursday night. Juventus midfielder Poulsen broke the deadlock in the 27th minute and FC Groningen's Enevoldsen added a second goal in the 90th minute as the Danes warmed up for their forthcoming World Cup campaign. Denmark are in Group E in South Africa alongside Holland, Cameroon and J...Full Story »

Buffon confident of maintaining form

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon established himself as the world’s top goalkeeper at the 2006 World Cup. He’s confident he can make a similar impact in South Africa. Buffon missed two months of the season with a knee injury, but now feels he is back to his best. “I have faith in my ability. To say otherwise would be a lie,” Buffon said Thursday at the Italy training c...Full Story »

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