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Fabio Capello: Prove yourselves against Sweden

Posted Monday, November 14, 2011 by The Sun139 hits

CHALLENGE ... Fabio Capello FABIO CAPELLO has told his new-look England: Beat Sweden and I'll know we've got something special going on. The Three Lions boss believes young stars like Phil Jones, Jack Rodwell, Danny Welbeck and Kyle Walker, who featured in Saturday's win over world champions Spain, showed they have no fear and can thrive in the international arena. But Capello insists the gam...Full Story »

PSG ready to fight off Man United and Arsenal to land Hazard

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2011 by hits

Mega-rich Paris Saint-Germain are preparing a huge New Year bid for Arsenal and Manchester United target Eden Hazard. The Premier League pair and Real Madrid were thought to be the most likely buyers for Hazard, who is currently one of the most sought-after players in world football. But, according to reports in France, Qatari-backed PSG are now ready to trump all the other clubs pursuing Ha...Full Story »

Sweden without Ibra going for win against Dutch

Posted Monday, October 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport81 hits

Sweden must end the Netherlands’ winning streak to qualify automatically for the 2012 European Championship, and will have to do it without suspended star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Dutch have already won Group E and the Swedes are assured of a playoff spot regardless of Tuesday’s result. But if Sweden wins at Rasunda stadium it will take the last automatic spot given to the be...Full Story »

Sweden needs win over Finland for Euro playoff

Posted Thursday, October 06, 2011 by YAHOO Sport118 hits

Sweden needs a win against Finland on Friday to ensure at least a place in the European Championship playoffs. Sweden can still win Group E if the Netherlands lose at home to Moldova and Sweden wins in Helsinki and then later at home against the Dutch. The Netherlands has already secured a spot in the final tournament because even if the team finishes second, it is guaranteed to be the best run...Full Story »

Lille vs CSKA Moscow preview - Hazard relishing Champions League debut

Posted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 by PA164 hits

Lille midfielder Eden Hazard is looking forward to making his Champions League debut in their home opener against CSKA Moscow. The sought-after Belgium international will get the chance to test himself against Europe's elite after he played a major role in Lille's breakthrough Ligue 1 success last term. Hazard enjoyed a stellar campaign that drew the interest of bigger clubs around Europe, wit...Full Story »

Malmo 1 : 1 Rangers - Gers dreams shattered in Sweden

Posted Wednesday, August 03, 2011 by PA126 hits

Rangers' Champions League hopes were shattered as they crashed out of the competition 2-1 on aggregate at the hands of Malmo after being reduced to nine men in the third round qualifier in Sweden. Steven Whittaker and Madjid Bougherra were both shown straight red cards, before Malmo's Ricardinho was also dismissed by Russian referee Vladislav Bezborodov on a night of drama at the Swedbank sta...Full Story »

Sweden earns third place at World Cup: A fan's reaction

Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2011 by YAHOO Sport85 hits

On July 16, Sweden beat France and earned third place at the 2011 Women's World Cup. Ending the match with a score of 2-1, Sweden was able to win the game despite losing a member of the team. A late goal allowed Sweden to break the tie and leave the championship with a bronze medal. Early Lead at the Women's World Cup Sweden gained an early lead with a goal by Lotta Schelin in the 29th minute....Full Story »

Sweden beats North Korea 1-0 in Women’s World Cup

Posted Sunday, July 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport88 hits

AUGSBURG, Germany (AP)—Sweden moved to the brink of the quarterfinals at the Women’s World Cup, defeating North Korea 1-0 Saturday on a second-half goal by Lisa Dahlkvist. North Korea, which started five teenagers, wilted late in the game and was all but eliminated from the tournament after two losses in two games. The United States can join the Swedes at the top of Group C—p...Full Story »

Unbeaten Sweden beat N.Korea in Women's World Cup

Posted Sunday, July 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport88 hits

AUGSBURG, Germany (AFP) - Sweden once again struggled to score but secured their second straight 1-0 victory on Saturday, beating North Korea to take a big step towards reaching the 2011 Women's World Cup quarter-finals. Midfielder Lisa Dahlkvist scored the only goal in the 64th minute to leave Sweden on a maximum six points from Group C action. They will advance to the final eight later Satur...Full Story »

Colombia face tough women's W.Cup debut against Sweden

Posted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by YAHOO Sport129 hits

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AFP) - Colombia face a baptism of fire in their first ever FIFA Women's World Cup in a tough Group C where they open against European heavyweights Sweden on Tuesday. The experienced Swedes are old hands on the world stage having competed in all five previous World Cup finals, finishing runners-up to Germany in 2003, and third in the inaugural event in 1991. The young Colom...Full Story »

Bolton releases Sweden striker Elmander

Posted Thursday, May 26, 2011 by YAHOO Sport69 hits

BOLTON, England (AP)—Sweden striker Johan Elmander has been released by Bolton after his contract expired at the Premier League club. Elmander, who joined Bolton from French club Toulouse for a club-record fee of 10 million pounds (then $19.6 million) in 2008, scored 22 goals in all competitions for the northwest club. Turkish side Galatasaray announced last week it had reached a deal in...Full Story »

England, Norway, Sweden get extra Europa berth

Posted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 by YAHOO Sport72 hits

GENEVA (AFP) - Fulham could be set to play in Europe next season after UEFA announced on Monday that England have been awarded an additional place in next season's Europa League as part of the Respect Fair Play ranking. European football's governing body said that three countries have earned the fair play spots - Norway, who finished top of the table, followed by England and Sweden. Fulham, wh...Full Story »

Moratti rubbishes Eto'o talk - Inter rule out striker sale, while admitting to liking of Hazard

Posted Saturday, May 14, 2011 by skysports.com119 hits

Eto'o: Reported to be a summer target for ambitious City Inter Milan owner Massimo Moratti has dismissed reports linking Samuel Eto'o with a move to Manchester City. Speculation had suggested that the ambitious Blues are preparing a big-money raid for the Cameroonian striker this summer. City have booked their place in next season's UEFA Champions League and are keen to bring in players they ...Full Story »

Lille tell Arsenal, Spurs and Man United: Hazard will cost £20m

Posted Saturday, March 26, 2011 by hits

Premier League target Eden Hazard will be allowed to leave Lille if they receive a "super offer" this summer. Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United have all been linked with moves for the fleet-footed winger, who is also wanted by Atletico Madrid. But any move away from the Ligue 1 leaders looked unlikely after he signed an extension on his contract until 2015. But now Lille manager Rudi...Full Story »

Lazio and Napoli stake title credentials

Posted Monday, October 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport89 hits

ROME (AFP) - It was a good day to be wearing sky blue in Serie A on Sunday as Lazio and Napoli each made a statement of their title credentials. Lazio went top as they edged past newly-promoted Brescia 1-0 at Rome's Stadio Olimpico while their city rivals AS Roma lost 2-0 at Napoli, who are now second. Champions Inter Milan can however regain the league lead if they beat Juventus in the day's ...Full Story »

Sweden 4-2 Bosnia & Herzegovina

Posted Sunday, May 30, 2010 by Goal.com74 hits

The young Blackburn star shone bright tonight... A Sweden side, without their captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic, hosted Bosnia & Herzegovina tonight as part of the international friendlies leading up to the World Cup. It was a comprehensive win for the hosts as Blackburn Rovers starlet Martin Olsson pulled a brace out of the bag in the second half to quash any fears the fans had of the game endin...Full Story »

Liverpool humbled by Hazard's late sucker punch

Posted Saturday, March 13, 2010 by The Independent289 hits

Liverpool's goalkeeper Pepe Reina can only watch as a free-kick from the unseen Eden Hazard curls into the net Just when Lyons' heroics in the Bernabeu had seemed to cast Liverpool's Champions League elimination at that club's hands in a more sympathetic light, Lille provided a reminder of precisely where Rafael Benitez's side stands in the European scheme of things last night. There was a dr...Full Story »

Sweden beats Wales 1-0 in friendly

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport73 hits

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 »

Bellamy to miss Sweden friendly

Posted Saturday, February 27, 2010 by PA79 hits

Craig Bellamy may have played his last friendly for Wales after being left out for next week's fixture against Sweden. Manager John Toshack has steered clear of a potential club versus country row by opting to rest the Manchester City striker for the game in Swansea. The 30-year-old only returned to action after a knee injury last week and City have a crucial Barclays Premier League game aga...Full Story »

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