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Premier League preview No1: Arsenal

Posted Tuesday, August 03, 2010 by theguardian.com544 hits

This could be a breakthrough year, but much depends on Arsène Wenger keeping Cesc Fábregas away from Barcelona Could new signing Marouane Chamakh be the missing link for Arsenal? Guardian writers' prediction: 4th (NB: this is not necessarily David Hytner's prediction, but the average of our writers' tips) Last season's position: 3rd Odds to win the league: 6-1 At the time of writi...Full Story »

UEFA Under-19 Championship Final Preview: France - Spain

Posted Friday, July 30, 2010 by Goal.com231 hits

The finale is upon us... Kick-Off: Friday, July 30, 19:00 CET.Michel-d'Ornano, Caen, France. Comeback Win Injects More Confidence France may not always have been as slick and classy as Spain in the Under-19 European Championships, but they have been hugely clinical up front. No fewer than 12 goals have been scored by les Bleuets in this competition and just three conceded. One of those goa...Full Story »

New Premier League squad rules explained

Posted Thursday, July 29, 2010 by BBC.com152 hits

In and around this year's usual summer transfer gossip, you may have noticed the mention of 25-man squads and home-grown player quotas. The 2010-11 Premier League season will see top flight clubs forced to comply with rules over the size and make-up of their squads. The Premier League says the new rules are designed to increase the number of young 'home-grown' players in the Premier League,...Full Story »

World Cup showing puts England in the minor league

Posted Monday, July 12, 2010 by theguardian.com79 hits

Spain have found an obvious successor for their title of the most reliably disappointing team in world football Spain have plenty to celebrate after years of underachievement in international championships. By the end of tomorrow evening the list of World Cup winners will have expanded to eight and a new name will be attached to the trophy for the first time since France won at home in 1998. T...Full Story »

UEFA play down fears about Platini

Posted Saturday, July 10, 2010 by PA56 hits

UEFA president Michel Platini is recovering in hospital after fainting in a Johannesburg restaurant on Friday night. Platini, who had been suffering from flu-like symptoms, was taken to hospital for tests, none of which showed up any significant problems. Early reports suggested Platini had suffered a heart attack, but they proved unfounded. "Michel Platini, UEFA President, fainted (Frid...Full Story »

Chelsea's Florent Malouda saddened by Joe Cole exit, but says main target next season is retaining Premier League title

Posted Thursday, July 01, 2010 by Goal.com427 hits

Playmaker's release puzzling, but more trophies targeted Chelsea winger Florent Malouda has pinpointed defending the Premier League title as the Blues' priority for next season - though he admits that having to do so without the services of England winger Joe Cole saddens him. Cole was relased by Chelsea and, as Goal.com has revealed, looks to be on his way to Arsenal. Malouda was unhappy ...Full Story »

Eight still standing but Argentina and Brazil in league of their own

Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by The Independent287 hits

Forward Thinking: Dunga's men are starting to purr while playing almost entirely within themselves. There is something European about them So now we know the World Cup quarter-final line-up, and two teams have really stood apart for me so far: Argentina and Brazil, in that order. Coming into the tournament there were so many questions and doubts about Diego Maradona's team and about him, te...Full Story »

Swiss without Premier League duo

Posted Friday, June 25, 2010 by PA53 hits

Switzerland will be missing Valon Behrami and Philippe Senderos for their crucial Group H clash against Honduras on Friday. Midfielder Behrami is suspended following his dismissal in the 1-0 defeat to Chile and defender Senderos is sidelined with the ankle injury he sustained in Switzerland's opening group game against Spain. Honduras coach Reinaldo Rueda has no new injury or suspension ...Full Story »

Boateng backs Beleaguered brother

Posted Monday, June 21, 2010 by PA96 hits

Germany international Jerome Boateng has defended his brother Kevin-Prince ahead of Wednesday's confrontation between Germany and Ghana, a game which promises fireworks. Kevin-Prince recently decided to represent Ghana while his brother is part of Joachim Low's Germany squad. Yet the real focus is on the way the rest of the Germany team and fans will react towards Kevin-Prince, whose foul o...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Vuvuzelas may be on their way to the Premier League

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by theguardian.com67 hits

• Vuvuzela debate likely to continue after World Cup• Premier League would welcome the sound in England The great vuvuzela debate looks likely to run well beyond the World Cup final, after organisers yesterday urged international fans to export the horn to their own countries and the Premier League said it would welcome them in England. South African organisers today mounted a st...Full Story »

Ferguson: Man Utd Will Come Back And Win The Premier League Next Season

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by Goal.com103 hits

Sir Alex Ferguson is confident that Manchester United will reign supreme next season in the Premier League and ‘bring the title back where it belongs’. The Manchester United manager was disappointed that Chelsea ended his side’s bid to win a record fourth consecutive league title last year. However, Ferguson believes that United will return to the top of the Premier League ne...Full Story »

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

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by Goal.com379 hits

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 »

UEFA sets rules to curb soccer clubs’ spending

Posted Friday, May 28, 2010 by YAHOO Sport95 hits

UEFA passed rules designed to curb European clubs’ excessive spending and end an era of so-called “financial doping.” UEFA’s ruling executive agreed on Thursday to set limits on wealthy club owners subsidizing losses incurred by paying high transfer fees and salaries. Europe’s football authority wants clubs to break even by spending only what they earn from footba...Full Story »

The Best Of 2009-10 - League By League, Position By Position

Posted Thursday, May 27, 2010 by Goal.com420 hits

The details of the Castrol Rankings analysis... It's been a long, hard season for clubs across Europe's top leagues. Today, Goal.com can reveal the best performers, statistically, from the Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, the Premier League and Serie A. Below you will find the top three most effective players in their respective positions for the season 2009-10 with the Castrol Ranking alongs...Full Story »

Champions League Team Of The Season

Posted Wednesday, May 26, 2010 by Goal.com209 hits

Goal.com's editors put their heads together to come up with the best in show from this season's edition of Europe's premier club competition... Best Formation: 4-4-2 Goalkeeper: Hugo Lloris - Olympique Lyonnais (Castrol Ranking 20) The Frenchman continues his quest to be recognised as the hier to Gianluigi Buffon as the best goalkeeper in the world. Lloris provided a sturdy base for a tr...Full Story »

Forlan brace nets Europa League win for Atletico

Posted Thursday, May 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport62 hits

Uruguay striker Diego Forlan flicked a late winner to give Atletico Madrid a dramatic 2-1 win over Fulham in the Europa League final on Wednesday. It was Atletico’s first major trophy since winning a domestic League and Cup double in 1996, but for Fulham and manager Roy Hodgson it was a heartbreaking end to an epic run which started in July last year and ended with defeat in their 19th ma...Full Story »

Lille rallies past Marseille 3-2 in French league

Posted Sunday, May 09, 2010 by YAHOO Sport81 hits

PARIS (AP)—Mathieu Debuchy’s winner in stoppage time gave Lille a 3-2 victory over champion Marseille in the French league on Saturday and improved his team’s chances of securing a Champions League spot. Marseille clinched its ninth league title in the previous round on Wednesday and tops the standings with an unbeatable 75 points, five clear of Lille. Auxerre was third with 6...Full Story »

Crouch serves up Champions League

Posted Wednesday, May 05, 2010 by PA38 hits

Four years after an ill-timed bout of food poisoning cost them a place amongst Europe's elite, Peter Crouch's late winner in a 1-0 success ensured Tottenham will get their chance to tuck into the Champions League next season. Crouch settled what was dubbed the #50million match eight minutes from time when he was on hand to turn home the loose ball after Marton Fulop had only been able to push Y...Full Story »

Stirling win league

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by PA22 hits

Stirling secured the Scottish Division Two title on goal difference from Alloa after they drew 1-1 with Brechin at Glebe Park.The league leaders gained the early advantage as Michael Mullen scored with a left-footed curler from the edge of the area.But Brechin were back on level terms midway through the first period when Charlie King flighted a delightful free-kick into the top corner from 18 y...Full Story »

Stoke end Toffees Europa League dream

Posted Saturday, May 01, 2010 by PA38 hits

Everton's hopes of a Europa League slot ended amid controversy following a goalless draw with Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.Needing a victory to keep their hopes alive, they found the net in the 72nd minute through Phil Jagielka. He seemed to have scored the winner, following a corner from Mikel Arteta, only for referee Howard Webb to ruled out the defender's effort.Manager David Moyes was lef...Full Story »

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