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Police confirm Greece players had money stolen

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by YAHOO Sport163 hits

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA(AP) —Three Greece players at the World Cup have had money stolen from their hotel rooms, police say. Lt. Colonel Leon Engelbrecht said Thursday the unidentified players reported $1,921 had been stolen from their rooms on Tuesday night at the Beverly Hills Hotel in the resort of Umhlanga, just north of Durban. Engelbrecht said the Greek squad has told police it doesn&...Full Story »

Cole and Ballack to leave Chelsea

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by hits

Champions won't renew deals COLE: Scoring for England CHELSEA have confirmed that England star Joe Cole and Michael Ballack will not be renewing their contracts at Stamford Bridge. Cole, 28, has been linked with most of the leading clubs in the Premier League but is unlikely to make a firm announcement on his next destination until after the World Cup. Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti had insist...Full Story »

Chelsea Confirm Joe Cole & Michael Ballack To Leave Club At End Of June

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2010 by Goal.com100 hits

Chelsea have confirmed that both Joe Cole and Michael Ballack will be departing from Stamford Bridge at the end of the month. The two midfielders' contracts are set to expire and they have not signed new deals. Cole has been linked with a clutch of clubs in England, most notably Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, with Spurs boss Harry Redknapp publicly declaring an interest in s...Full Story »

Timing led Scholes to turn down England

Posted Monday, June 07, 2010 by PA40 hits

Paul Scholes could have been tempted out of international retirement had Fabio Capello asked him sooner. The Manchester United midfielder called time on his England career six years ago and decided against reversing his decision ahead of the World Cup in South Africa, however, the 35-year-old revealed the decision had a lot to do with the timing of the enquiry from England's coach. He told the...Full Story »

Beckham ready to start coaching role

Posted Friday, June 04, 2010 by The Independent133 hits

Off the dusty R565 road, the England team bus finally swung through the gates of the Royal Bafokeng sports campus yesterday and into the site that they will call home for as long as they last in the World Cup finals. For one member of the party – squad member No 24 – it will have been a bittersweet moment as the bus pulled up and the staff came out to meet the players. David Beck...Full Story »

Pienaar unhappy with friendly role

Posted Saturday, May 29, 2010 by PA32 hits

South Africa midfielder Steven Pienaar has questioned the tactics of coach Carlos Alberto Parreira after the World Cup host's 2-1 friendly victory over Colombia. Although the Everton schemer accepted his place on the bench, he was not happy with the central midfield role given to him when he joined the action. "I knew that I wouldn't be starting because I was the last into camp and the coach w...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Cash stolen from Colombia players' hotel rooms

Posted Saturday, May 29, 2010 by theguardian.com91 hits

World Cup organisers in South Africa suffered a public relations embarrassment today when it was revealed the Colombian football team had belongings stolen at a five-star hotel. Police said two hotel workers stole money from members of the Colombian team a day after they arrived for a friendly match against the host nation. Police spokesman Eugene Opperman said the players' hotel rooms were ...Full Story »

Khedira set for Ballack role

Posted Sunday, May 23, 2010 by PA38 hits

Germany coach Joachim Low has revealed Sami Khedira is his first choice to replace Michael Ballack at the World Cup. Low said he will not be altering his system following the injury-enforced withdrawal of his captain, and Stuttgart midfielder Khedira has been earmarked to replace him. "It can be assumed that Khedira is the number one candidate for this position. He has a great deal of potentia...Full Story »

PSG unveil plan to curb fan violence

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 by YAHOO Sport76 hits

PARIS, May 18 (Reuters) - Paris St Germain chairman Robin Leproux unveiled on Tuesday a plan to curb violence among rival groups of hardline supporters which led to the death of two fans in three years. Leproux told a news conference the club would suspend the sale and renewal of season tickets for the 2010-2011 season. Tickets will be named and seats in the Boulogne and Auteuil stands, stro...Full Story »

Hurst wants Scholes to play in World Cup

Posted Thursday, April 29, 2010 by The Independent54 hits

England legend Sir Geoff Hurst believes veteran Paul Scholes deserves to be part of the England World Cup squad this summer - if the midfielder can be persuaded to come out of international retirement. Hurst has been hugely impressed with Scholes' appearances for Manchester United in the past few weeks in rekindling their hopes of winning the Barclays Premier League title. And England's 1966...Full Story »

Zola `relying' on Cole

Posted Saturday, April 24, 2010 by PA45 hits

Gianfranco Zola is banking on some Carlton Cole heroics to fire West Ham towards Barclays Premier League safety against Wigan on Saturday.The Hammers are three points outside the relegation zone and a victory at Upton Park, combined with defeats for Hull and Burnley, would effectively secure their top-flight status.West Ham's goal difference - 21 better than Hull and 18 better than Burnley - is...Full Story »

Johnson is given hope of role at World Cup

Posted Thursday, April 15, 2010 by The Independent68 hits

England manager says Manchester City winger deserves international call-up – and forces Wembley into action over pitch Fabio Capello has given his broadest hint yet that he will give the Manchester City winger Adam Johnson the chance to make a late bid for a place in the England squad at the World Cup finals in June. The England manager said yesterday in an interview with La Gazzetta ...Full Story »

Manchester City 0-1 Manchester United: Paul Scholes Keeps Red Devils' Title Hopes Alive With Last Gasp Derby Winner

Posted Sunday, April 18, 2010 by Goal.com108 hits

Champions leave it late to seal victory at Eastlands... Manchester United once again left it late to seal victory over rivals Manchester City as a stoppage time goal from Paul Scholes handed the champions all three points to move them to within a single point of leaders Chelsea. Roberto Mancini opted to make one change for the clash with Wayne Bridge welcomed back into the side. For the visit...Full Story »

Scholes wins it

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2010 by PA66 hits

Paul Scholes' last-gasp goal stunned Manchester City as Manchester United caused their neighbours more injury-time heartbreak at Eastlands, as they won 1-0.After Michael Owen's winner in the sixth-minute of stoppage time at Old Trafford in September, there were just 20 seconds of the three additional minutes left this time around as Scholes rose unchallenged to head home Patrice Evra's left-win...Full Story »

Cattermole set to miss out

Posted Saturday, April 17, 2010 by PA37 hits

Sunderland's Lee Cattermole is a major doubt for the Barclays Premier League clash with Burnley.The former Middlesbrough and Wigan midfielder is struggling with a calf problem, and manager Steve Bruce will not risk him until he is fully fit.But skipper Lorik Cana (groin) and defender John Mensah (hamstring) have resumed training and are in contention, while Fraizer Campbell is hoping to shake o...Full Story »

Ton-up Scholes fires champions back to summit

Posted Saturday, March 06, 2010 by PA82 hits

Paul Scholes' 100th Premier League goal was enough for Manchester United to leapfrog back to into top spot. Scholes settled a tense encounter with Wolves at Molineux 17 minutes from time, when he kept a cool head to beat Marcus Hahnemann after Jody Craddock's clearance had fallen nicely for the veteran midfielder. Sir Alex Ferguson will hope the goal helps persuade Scholes to sign a one-year c...Full Story »

Scholes strike sends United top

Posted Sunday, March 07, 2010 by PA70 hits

Paul Scholes claimed his 100th Premier League goal in the 1-0 victory over Wolves which sent Manchester United back to the top of the table. Scholes struck 17 minutes from time to settle a tense encounter with relegation-threatened Wolves. The Red Devils laboured badly at times without injured talisman Wayne Rooney, who Sir Alex Ferguson rates as "a big doubt" for Wednesday's Champions Lea...Full Story »

Wilkins confident Cole will stay

Posted Friday, March 05, 2010 by PA103 hits

Chelsea assistant coach Ray Wilkins insists Joe Cole will remain at the club despite reports of a rift between the England midfielder and owner Roman Abramovich. It has been suggested that Cole and his representatives have infuriated the Russian with their hard line stance over wages during contract negotiations with the midfielder's contract set to expire this summer. But Wilkins remains c...Full Story »

Solskjaer: Roo goals gift is basic instinct

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA88 hits

Wayne Rooney is scoring goals through sheer instinct, according to former Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The England forward netted his 28th goal of the season on Sunday to seal United's 2-1 victory over Aston Villa in the Carling Cup final at Wembley. "Whenever you see a striker scoring goals you are happy for him and Wayne has really put practice in," said Solskjaer. "He h...Full Story »

Alexander was earmarked for LMA role

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA69 hits

LMA chief executive Richard Bevan has revealed he had intended on inviting Keith Alexander to join the organisation's board before his sad passing. Macclesfield boss Alexander, who suffered a brain aneurysm in November 2003, died at the age of 53 after arriving home on Tuesday night from the club's League Two match at Notts County. Bevan told Press Association Sport: "A position became avail...Full Story »

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