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Hulk will cost Man City £36M

Posted Monday, June 27, 2011 by Dailystar.co.uk

ABOVE: Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is eyeing up Porto’s powerhouse forward Hulk Manchester City have been told to find a club record £36m to land top transfer target Hulk. Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is looking around for alternatives in case he misses out on Udinese wing wizard Alexis Sanchez. Chelsea look to have leapt to the front of the queue to sign the excit...Full Story »

Plot to bribe Tevez - Carlos and City dragged into bet scandal

Posted Monday, June 27, 2011 by The Sun

CARLOS TEVEZ and Manchester City have been inadvertently dragged into a sensational match-fixing scandal.While there is absolutely no suggestion either the player or the club have done anything wrong, a Greek court is examining evidence that City's Europa League game against Aris in February was the target of a betting coup.Incredibly, prosecutors have presented extracts of a phone conversatio...Full Story »

Germany, France win on opening day of World Cup

Posted Monday, June 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

On a great day for women’s soccer, it was a good day for Europe’s teams. The World Cup started Sunday with two stadiums overflowing with goodwill, color and the cheer of nearly 100,000 fans. There were also four goals, including one stunner. Germany, the two-time defending champion, survived opening-game jitters to beat Canada 2-1 in Berlin and showed that the hosts will be the tea...Full Story »

Corinthians routs Sao Paulo 5-0 in Brazil

Posted Monday, June 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

Corinthians striker Liedson scored a hat trick as Corinthians routed 10-man Sao Paulo 5-0 on Sunday, halting its rival’s perfect start in the Brazilian league. Sao Paulo had won all previous five matches but it struggled after midfielder Carlinhos Paraiba was sent off in the 40th minute for receiving a second yellow card. Playmaker Danilo opened the scoring in the 47th minute and former ...Full Story »

Super skipper Sawa wants to lift Japan football

Posted Monday, June 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

BOCHUM, Germany (AFP) - Japan's veteran captain Homare Sawa insisted on Sunday that the time is finally right to bring Japanese football to the next level by winning the Women's World Cup title. The 32-year-old from Tokyo is set to compete in her fifth World Cup when Japan open their campaign against New Zealand in Bochum on Monday. But despite reaching the quarter-finals in 1995, the country'...Full Story »

France beat Nigeria in women's World Cup

Posted Monday, June 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

SINSHEIM, Germany (AFP) - France opened their 2011 women's World Cup with a hard-earned 1-0 victory over Nigeria here Sunday thanks to Marie-Laure Delie's goal in a crucial Group A encounter. A near sell-out crowd of 25,475 in Sinsheim saw a number of good chances but no goals until Delie's goal in the 56th minute gave France three points in the group with Nigeria remaining on zero. "It is our...Full Story »

Kiwi Smith confident of turning up heat on Japan

Posted Monday, June 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

BOCHUM, Germany (AFP) - New Zealand captain Rebecca Smith has high hopes of her side causing an upset in their opening match against Japan at the Women's World Cup here on Monday. Japan are Group B favourites, but Smith believes the New Zealand Ferns can pull off an upset as they did during the opening game of the Beijing Olympics when they also met the Japanese and drew 2-2. "Japan are among ...Full Story »

Germany beat Canada 2-1 in women's World Cup

Posted Monday, June 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

BERLIN (AFP) - Hosts and defending champions Germany got their women's World Cup campaign off to a flying start on Sunday as they beat Group A rivals Canada 2-1 at Berlin's Olympic Stadium. Having won both the 2003 and 2007 editions, Germany are bidding to complete a hat-trick of titles on home soil and had few problems against the Canadians, who threatened the German goal on only rare occasion...Full Story »

France beats Nigeria 1-0 in World Cup opener

Posted Monday, June 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

SINSHEIM, Germany (AP)—The Women’s World Cup opened its three-week showcase Sunday, with France beating Nigeria 1-0 amid the sounds of a brass band and a boisterous crowd of more than 25,000. Marie-Laure Delie scored in the 56th minute at Rhein-Neckar-Arena for a French team that went undefeated in qualifying. “We have three points in our pocket and no one can take them away ...Full Story »

Germany triumphs 2-1 in World Cup opener at home

Posted Monday, June 27, 2011 by YAHOO Sport

BERLIN (AP)—Germany made a grand start to the Women’s World Cup. The host country defeated Canada 2-1 before a capacity crowd of 73,680 at Olympic Stadium on Sunday after an opening ceremony watched by dignitaris and filled with pageantry. Chancellor Angela Merkel, German President Christian Wulff and FIFA President Sepp Blatter were among those on hand for the official start of th...Full Story »

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