After recovering from an injury that kept him off the field for 3 months, Robinho hasn't been able
to find a spot in new coach Mancini's starting 11. Robinho says Mancini told him he would start
every other game for Manchester City, but that was just not good enough for the player, so he
wanted out. Robinho will be playing for Santos, first club in which he played for as a
professional, on loan
A few deals have been done already and there are quite a few rumors out there about player
transfers this Winter. Some people even started speculating what will happen when the Summer
transfer window opens. Winter Deals: David Beckham - LA Galaxy to AC Milan (Loan) Patrick Vieira -
Inter Milan to Manchester City Tiago Mendes - Juventus to Atletico Madrid (Loan) Andrea Dossena -
Just where he belongs...European soccer, playing in front of fans who actually know what kind of
player he is!David Beckham started training this week with AC Milan after players returned from
their Christmas break. He'll give them the extra boost they need to stay on top in the Serie A and
advance in the Champions League.
This explains why Real Madrid let Arjen Robben go to Bayern Munich!Many sources say the transfer of
Robben to Bayern was the first step to get Franck Ribery in a Real Madrid uniform next season.
Madrid has yet to collect the 25 million Euros from Robben's transfer, meaning this is part of what
will cost Madrid the transfer of Ribery, estimated between 50 an 60 million Euros.
Not quite.Spanish media reported over the weekend that Manchester City's owner, Sheikh Mansour bin
Zayed Al Nahyan, is preparing an offer of 1 billion Euros to purchase Real Madrid. That's right, 1
BILLION!!!There is speculation that the offer might even exceed that amount. Mansour is a member of
the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi, and since they own pretty much all the oil in the world, he has the
Manchester City fired coach Mark Hughes after the team's 4-3 win over Sunderland this past Sunday.
The club hasn't played well lately and they've had some unfavorable results in their last few
matches. Man City's new owner, Sheikh Mansour, spent millions of his petrodollars to bring top
players to the club such as Robinho, Tevez, Adebayor, and Touré, but Hughes just wasn't up to the
job of taking
Lionel Messi was named the 2009 FIFA World Player!!! Messi is the first Argentine player to win the
award for the best player in the world.After winning the Balon d'Or, it was expected that Messi
would also win the world player award. Not only did Messi win the award, but he won by a landslide!
After the vote from coaches and team captains from 147 national teams, Messi took the award with
If anyone thought it was going to be easy, then you were wrong. It took Barcelona 120 minutes of
play to defeat Estudiantes La Plata for the FIFA Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.As it has been for the
past few years, the 2 finalists were the Champions League winner (Europe) against the Copa
Libertadores winner (South America).
The 2010 World Cup ball was finally unveiled on Friday. The ball is called Jabulani, meaning "to
celebrate" in isiZulu, which is one of the 11 official languages of host country South Africa.The
main idea behind the new design was the number 11. There are 11 colors to honor the 11 languages
spoken in South Africa, 11 small triangles to represent the 11 different communities of South
The groups are set for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Here are the results from Friday's
draw:Group ASouth AfricaMexicoUruguayFranceGroup BArgentinaNigeriaKorea RepublicGreeceGroup
ENetherlandsDenmarkJapanCameroonGroup FItalyParaguayNew ZealandSlovakiaGroup GBrazilKorea DPRIvory
Lionel Messi will be featured in the new issue of France Football magazine out this Tuesday. He's
officially the winner of the 2009 Golden Ball trophy awarded by the magazine for the best player in
Europe.Messi won the awards with 473 points, while 2008 winner Cristiano Ronaldo came in second
place with 233 points, and Xavi came in third with 170 points.
Real Madrid still cannot beat Barcelona!!!The first game of El Clásico was a 1-0 win for
Barcelona. The game was a little tighter that I expected, but once again Barcelona showed Real
Madrid that they're still the team to beat.Cristiano Ronaldo started and played 65 minutes, but he
didn't really do much to make a difference.
I recently got a pair of the Adidas F50 Techfit shin guards from the Soccer Shop and I have to say
these shin guards are really good.The shin guards are light weight with a very hard shell, meaning
it's going to protect your shins really well without bothering you while you play.I really liked
the Techfit compression sleeves that comes with the shin guards.
1986 World Cup in Mexico...Argentina vs England...Diego Armando Maradona...If you still don't know
what I'm talking about, here's a quick summary:It was a quarter final game and Argentina defeated
England 2-1. Argentina's second goal was scored by Maradona, who is 5 ft 5 in, against England's
goalkeeper Peter Shilton, who is 6 ft 1 in, on a "header"!
We finally have all 32 countries who will be in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa!!!After the
games played on November 18th, Portugal, Greece, Uruguay, France, Algeria, and Slovenia have
qualified for the tournament. Here are the results:Bosnia 0 – 1 Portugal (agg. 0-2)Ukraine 0 –
1 Greece (agg.