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Capello delivers World Cup hope for injured Hargreavesc

Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2009 by The Independent

United's defensive midfielder Owen Hargreaves has been injured for 15 months England manager Fabio Capello told Owen Hargreaves yesterday that the door is open for him to play in his third successive World Cup finals if he can finally prove his fitness after 15 months out the game with tendinitis. The 28-year-old last played for Manchester United on 21 September last year and has since had sur...Full Story »

During a training session

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by YAHOO Sport

Barcelona's Argentine defender Gabriel Milito is challenged by a teammate during a training session in the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi on December 14, 2009. Barcelona are keen to end 2009 with a sixth trophy in a year with the FIFA Club World Cup Championship in Abu Dhabi. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE Full Story »

Benitez: Reds' season starts now

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by teamtalk.com

Manager Rafael Benitez hopes the culmination of Liverpool's Champions League campaign can lead to "the beginning of a new season" for the Reds. Benitez: Saw his side lose in the last minute again Liverpool were out of the competition before final Group E game against Fiorentina at Anfield, but the manner of the 2-1 defeat summed up their whole Champions League campaign this term. Benitez has...Full Story »

Gattuso extends Milan contract

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by UEFA.com

Gennaro Gattuso (right) has signed a new deal with Milan AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has put an end to speculation about his future by adding another year to his contract with the Rossoneri which will take him through to the end of the 2011/12 campaign. World Cup winnerThe 31-year-old Italian international has been limited by injuries to only seven games in Serie A this season. A FIFA ...Full Story »

Goalkeepers turn goalscorers

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by UEFA.com

Hans-Jörg Butt is congratulated after scoring against Juventus Locating the back of the net has never featured highly on the list of skills required of goalkeepers, but coaches may begin testing finishing ability before snapping up a new No1 after two keepers found the net on the same UEFA Champions League matchday for the first time last week. Butt trebleHans-Jörg Butt set the tone...Full Story »

Baggies fight back to claim draw

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by teamtalk.com

West Brom striker Simon Cox denied QPR a memorable win with a 94th-minute equaliser as Monday's Championship clash ended 2-2 at The Hawthorns. Cox: Celebrates Baggies' equaliser Rangers manager Jim Magilton was absent for the first time following his suspension pending an internal investigation into an incident at Vicarage Road last week involving Akos Buzsaky. The Hungary international was ...Full Story »

De Los Cobos leaving El Salvador

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by AP

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP)—Carlos de Los Cobos says he will not return as coach of El Salvador’s national team. De Los Cobos told a news conference on Monday that he would be leaving when his contract expires at the end of the year. The Mexico-born De Los Cobos took over the Salvador national team three years ago, but failed to get it to next year’s World Cup in South Afri...Full Story »

Former Birmingham owners bid for West Ham

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by AP

LONDON (AP)—Former Birmingham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold reportedly offered to buy troubled Premier League club West Ham for 50 million pounds ($81.5 million) on Monday. The Hammers are in the relegation zone after being hit last season by the bankruptcy of its Icelandic chairman and collapse of the company that sponsored its shirts. Gold has spoken publicly of wanting to ow...Full Story »

Bremen coach Schaaf to stay through 2012

Posted Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by AP

BREMEN, Germany (AP)—Long-serving Werder Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf has extended his contract by a further two years until June 2012. Werder manager Klaus Allofs said Monday Schaaf has “proven over many years that he is a very important factor in our success with his ability to improve teams and players.” The 48-year-old has been Bremen coach since May 1999. The club won the ...Full Story »

Season over for Madrid's Pepe

Posted Monday, December 14, 2009 by UEFA.com

Pepe had played every minute of Madrid's UEFA Champions League campaign Real Madrid CF have suffered a severe blow in their quest for a tenth European Champion Clubs' Cup triumph with central defender Pepe set to miss the remainder of the season with a torn knee ligament. Operation requiredThe Portuguese international picked up the injury to his right knee shortly before half-time during his s...Full Story »

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