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Joe Cole: 'It's our time'

Posted Saturday, June 26, 2010 by PA54 hits

Joe Cole has revealed his displeasure at England's 'Golden Generation' tag but believes they may finally live up to it by winning the 2010 World Cup. Midfielder Cole feels the title is undeserved given England have failed to win a major tournament with that group of players, but Cole believes this is "our time" regarding England ahead of Sunday's last-16 meeting with old rivals Germany. ...Full Story »

Scholes set for final season on pitch

Posted Friday, June 25, 2010 by teamtalk.com104 hits

Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is taking his coaching badges as he prepares for what he expects to be his last season as a player. Scholes, who admitted prior to the World Cup that he would have come out of international retirement to play for England if coach Fabio Capello had asked him earlier, reckons he has one more top flight season left in him. He was talked out of retiring...Full Story »

Park focused solely on Uruguay

Posted Thursday, June 24, 2010 by PA54 hits

Park Ji-sung is not looking beyond Saturday's game with Uruguay as South Korea bid to extend their historic run at the World Cup. The Taeguk Warriors cemented their place in the last 16 of a World Cup for the first time ever on foreign soil after a win and a draw sealed second in Group B. And Manchester United midfielder Park is focused solely on the upcoming game against Uruguay. "We're...Full Story »

Terry calls for Joe Cole recall

Posted Sunday, June 20, 2010 by PA73 hits

John Terry has urged England coach Fabio Capello to recall Joe Cole for the crucial World Cup qualifier with Slovenia. Terry believes Cole and Wayne Rooney are the two England players capable of breaking down opposition defences but the midfielder has so far been overlooked by Capello for the disappointing draws with the United States and Algeria. And Terry believes a firing Cole can mak...Full Story »

World Cup 2010: Wayne Rooney and Ashley Cole return to training

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by theguardian.com73 hits

Wayne Rooney and Ashley Cole both took part in England's training session on Tuesday, having missed the session on Monday. Rooney was forced to miss yesterday's session in order to receive treatment on a minor ankle injury sustained when he was kicked during the 1-1 draw with the USA. However, after some work in the hotel swimming pool on Monday, Rooney returned to full training, and is expe...Full Story »

Vicelich could fill midfield role

Posted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 by PA47 hits

New Zealand coach Ricki Herbert could turn to the experience of defender Ivan Vicelich to fill a midfield hole in their World Cup opener against Slovakia. A shoulder injury to Tim Brown - whose participation in the whole tournament could be in doubt - has created a problem for Herbert for Tuesday's Group F clash in Rustenburg. Martin Skrtel is expected to feature for the Slovakians after shaki...Full Story »

Song set for Bench role

Posted Sunday, June 13, 2010 by PA64 hits

Cameroon coach Paul Le Guen has hinted he will name midfielder Alex Song on the substitutes' bench for his side's World Cup opener against Japan on Monday. Arsenal midfielder Song was expected to play a key part in the Indomitable Lions' bid to qualify from Group E but looks set to be employed off the bench initially. "We've had three weeks of hard training and I've had a better idea of ...Full Story »

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.com103 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 Independent134 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 PA33 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.com92 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 PA39 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 Sport79 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 Independent56 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 PA46 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 Independent69 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.com111 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 »

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