Andriy Shevchenko

Chelsea

Jose Mourinho’s All Time Best Chelsea XI

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Jose Mourinho's All Time Best Chelsea XI - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Jose Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge last summer for his second period in charge of Chelsea. Before the relationship with club owner Roman Abramovich broke down in 2007 and the Portuguese left the club, the Blues had enjoyed two trophy-laden years and seemed on the cusp of breaking the stranglehold of Manchester United over the Premier League.

Chelsea’s Striker Curse: Could Schurrle and Cavani be the cure?

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Chelsea's Striker Curse: Could Schurrle and Cavani be the cure? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Chelsea's pursuit of German international striker, Andre Schurrle, finally came to a conclusion on Tuesday, with the 22-year-old penning a five-year deal for a fee of £18 million.

Although not one of their most expensive outlays in recent times, Schurrle is a talented acquisition, who will undoubtedly put even more pressure on what is already a crowded attacking roster at the Stamford Bridge.

Real Madrid & José Mourinho: Separation by mutual consent?

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Real Madrid & José Mourinho: Separation by mutual consent? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

My Way – one of Ol' Blue Eyes alias Frank Sinatra's signature songs is perhaps the best description for The Special One's probable exit from the Casa Blanca.

And now the end is near; and so I face the final curtain

My Way, Frank Sinatra

Who knows if Jose Mourinho is a Frank Sinatra fan, chances are he is.

Stoke 0-0 Arsenal: Post-Match Notes

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-> Defend while they settle: There's no doubt that players new to England need time to settle in, some of course lesser than the others. Sergio Aguero took 9 minutes, Andriy Shevchenko meanwhile, couldn't settle in his three years at Chelsea. With three new players in attack, Arsenal surely have changed the way they look up front.

Remembering Sheva

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Has any transfer destroyed a career so quickly, so grandly as Andriy Shevchenko's to Chelsea? Probably. In fact, there is a bit of a theme with another Ballon D'Or winner of the time, Michael Owen. The man was the cat's pajamas near the catwalks of Milan, and then he spent most games in his pajamas in London a rather expensive mistake for all.

Olympics 2012 Football – Shevchenko announces retirement

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Former Chelsea jock Andriy Shevchenko announces he has retired from football in bid to prosecute a vocation in government. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/61871000/jpg/_61871596_shevchenko_afp.jpg

Andriy Shevchenko Announces Football Retirement Plan

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Chelsea's striker Andriy Shevchenko has made public his intention to leave football and pursue a career in politics instead. The announcement was released in a recent press statement by Dynamo Kiev, his football club. Shevchenko made his initial appearance as under Dynamo Kiev in 1994, and achieved his reputation as one of the deadliest strikers [.

D.C. United Round-Up: Boskovic Returns, United battle PSG, D.C. Sign a Striker

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There has been an onlslought of news to report from MLS Eastern Conference leader D.C. United, so enjoy!

The question about whether or not United would be retaining the services of Branko Boskovic has officially been answered today:

Boskovic signs new contract Boskovic seemed to say all the right things about why he resigned with United:

"I'm staying because this team is really good and we have a chance to be the best in MLS.

Andriy Yarmolenko

Liverpool Make Offer For Ukrainian Star

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Liverpool has tabled a £19.7m bid for Dynamo Kyiv striker Andriy Yarmolenko according to reports from Ukrainian newspaper Gazeta.
The 23-year-old is highly-rated in the Ukrainian league and was described by Andriy Shevchenko as a ‘great player.'
He has featured 126 times for Kyiv scoring 44 goals and is a versatile through the middle or as an attacking wide man.

Liverpool Wants Kiev Striker Yarmolenko

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With the Willian deal now dead in the water, Liverpool is reportedly considering a move for Dynamo Kiev attacker Andriy Yarmolenko.
According to a report in Ukrainian newspaper, Liverpool is 'close' to signing Yarmolenko, whose current contract expires in 2015.
AC Milan tried to sign the 23-year old last summer, but according to his Agent, Mikhail Gulordava, Kiev rejected the Rossoneri's €20 million bid.

Wayne Rooney

Would Wayne Rooney be the latest in Chelsea’s past-their-best strikers?

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Manchester United are continuing to claim that Wayne Rooney is not for sale at any price. But should they be selling him to Chelsea and letting the Blues make the same mistake all over again? There's no doubt that Roman Abramovich holds the purse strings at Stamford Bridge. If he likes a player, they invariably [.

Chelsea FC and Fernando Torres: On borrowed time

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Chelsea FC and Fernando Torres: On borrowed time - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Just a couple of years ago the player nicknamed El Niño was arguably the best striker in the EPL. These days he's more known for his exorbitant transfer fee (£50,000,000) than his scoring prowess.

At 28 years of age, he should be at the peak of his powers.

Repeat of first home game 2006/2007 – Fulham

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Manchester United's first home game of the brilliant 2006/2007 season was that 5-1 stuffing of Fulham. We sold our top scorer, Ruud van Nistelrooy and didn't buy a replacement. We brought in Michael Carrick as our new number 16 but there weren't many who had him as their first choice to replace Roy Keane.

UEFA: Signs promising following exciting group phase

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Mario Gomez scores for Germany in their 1-0 win over Portugal and help his team to a 100% group stage record

Euro 2012 has been a fantastic tournament so far with 61 goals scored in 24 group matches and with the culmination of the group stages last night comes a quarter-final line-up which promises plenty of action in the knockout stages.

England uninspiring but victorious to top Group D

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England uninspiring but victorious to top Group D - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Tuesday night saw the culmination of the Euro 2012 group stages, with Group D providing England and France as quarter-finalists. Wayne Rooney returned to action to head the only goal of the game against Ukraine in a 1-0 win for the Three Lions, whilst Les Bleus crashed to a 2-0 defeat to Sweden.

England 1, Ukraine 0: Outplayed but Advancing to the Quarter-Finals

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England 1 Rooney 48′
Ukraine 0

Much of the English media spent the days leading up to the match talking as though advancement to the knockout rounds was a foregone conclusion, little more than a formality with the only question being whether Roy Hodgson's side would face off against Spain or Italy in the next round.

Euro 2012: England wins group despite controversy, France advances despite loss

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By JOHN BOSCHINI

In the face of lowered expectations, England is excelling at Euro 2012.

Wayne Rooney marked his return from suspension with a goal as England, with the help of a controversial refereeing decision, weathered a relentless Ukraine attack to claim a 1-0 victory, first place in Group D and a date with Italy in the quarterfinals.

England survive scare to top Group D

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Wayne Rooney scored on his England return and John Terry was awarded a seemingly false goal-line clearance as the Three Lions hung on to a somewhat fortunate 1-0 win over Ukraine to win Group D over favorites France.

Laurent Blanc's Les Bleus, who entered their last group stage match against the eliminated Sweden on a 23-match unbeaten run, were finally defeated 2-0 as Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored six minutes after Rooney's 48th minute strike at the Donbass Arena and Sebastian Larsson added a late second.

Euro 2012: Matchday 12 (Group D)

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The Euro 2012 group stage comes to an end Tuesday, with the final two places in the quarterfinals up for grabs. Three of the four teams in action Tuesday have a chance at qualifying for the knockout round, including co-host Ukraine, which can advance with a win over England (2:45 p.m., ESPN/ESPN3.

England v Ukraine – where to put your bets

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England v Ukraine (7.45pm KO, Live on ITV1)

England bid to book their place in the quarter-finals against the co-hosts and it will be a major shock if they don't rise to the task and get the job done.

The Three Lions go into the game knowing that a draw will be good enough to book them a place in the last eight, and that outcome is a 3.

Where To Put Your Money: England vs Ukraine

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England v Ukraine (7.45pm KO, Live on ITV1)

England go into the game knowing that a draw will be good enough to book them a place in the quarter-finals, and that outcome is a 3.4 shot with Boylesports.

The Three Lions can be backed at a top priced 2.25 with Paddy Power to do it in style with a victory, while Ukraine are 3.

England+Rooney confident of beating Ukraine

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England+Rooney confident of beating Ukraine - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

England are looking to beat Ukraine, qualify for the knockout stages for Euro 2012 and give his side the momentum to kick on and go far in this year's Euros.

England v Ukraine (7.45pm KO, Live on ITV1)

A nation will wait with bated breath as England bid to book their place in the quarter-finals, and they go into the game knowing that a draw will be good enough to see them progress.

Euro 2012: The Return Of Wayne Rooney, Kai And Coleen And Ukraine’s Andriy Voronin

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England vs Ukraine
Group D Matchday 3
Donetsk | 20:45

There's no name we've heard more in the last 24 hours than "Wayne Rooney", partly because lovely English friends are getting overexcited at the prospect of WonderWayne's return for England tonight and also because everybody seems to have an opinion about Wayne Rooney.

Don’t Write England Off In The Euros

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England will go into their final Group D game against Co-hosts Ukraine knowing that a draw or win will see them progress to the knock out stages of Euro 2012 with a Quarter Final tie likely against holders and world champions, Spain.

Englandcurrently sit in second place behindFranceon goal difference but to avoidSpainin the last eight, they will need to defeatUkraineemphatically and hope thatFranceslip up in some way in their final match againstSweden.

Real Madrid

Ukraine legend Shevchenko urges Ronaldo to stay in Madrid

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With talks heating up surrounding the potential transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid back to Manchester United, former AC Milan star and Ukraine international player Andriy Shevchenko has spoken out encouraging Ronaldo to remain with Real Madrid next year.

The Ukrainian striker believes that playing for Madrid is the pinnacle for any player's football career.

Major Link Soccer: Olympic Edition

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Honduras sent Spain to a second defeat and knocked them out of the Olympics at London 2012. New England Revolution forward Jerry Bengtson scored the only goal. Potential new Sounder Mario Martinez started for the Hondurans.

Ukrainian striker Andriy Shevchenko has retired from from professional soccer.

Kaka and Arjen Robben to AC Milan?

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This player might see a return to his former club?

Kaka's future in Real Madrid is pretty much over and Florentino Perez is ready to off load him for €10m. However Kaka has set his heart on remaining in Europe which is why a rumoured trade to Corinthians was rejected.

This has fueled speculation that he might be primed for an AC Milan return.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Jogo 0361/2012 - Eurocopa - Ucrânia 2x1 Suécia

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Mais um jogo da Eurocopa de 2012, foi realizado no dia 11/06/2012, na cidade de Kiev-UKR, onde jogaram as seleções da Ucrânia (52º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Suécia (17º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:

Kharkov10/08/2011 UKR0:1 (0:0)SWE Nicosia09/02/2011 SWE1:1 (1:1) 4:5 PSOUKR 2008Solna01/06/2008 SWE0:1 (0:0)UKR

O quarteto de árbitros, foi:

Referee Cüneyt Çakır (TUR) Assistant referees Bahattin Duran (TUR), Tarik Ongun (TUR) Fourth official Marcin Borski (POL)

Scout:


Andriy Shevchenko(55.

Brazilian man named Franz Beckenbauer names son Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Franz Beckenbauer is Zlatan Ibrahimovic's father.

The Franz Beckenbauer in question, however, is not the legendary German defender, but a fanatical fan of Brazilian Campeonato side Santa Cruz. Being arbitrarily named after a European footballer now runs in the family, as Beckenbauer named his newborn son Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Euro 2012

Tuesday Kickoff: Shevchenko weighs options, new Euro fan racism and more

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After turning in some of the more memorable moments of Euro 2012, Andriy Shevchenko is a wanted man, and the 35-year-old Ukrainian forward is considering his options.

Contrary to some reports that suggest a move to MLS is imminent, Shevchenko said he is still very much figuring out whether he will even continue playing, let alone packing his bags for the United States.

Van Persie’s Euro 2012 performance could be blessing in disguise for Arsenal

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There's no doubt that Arsenal striker Robin van Persie didn't live up to most people's expectations at Euro 2012. In fact, nobody on the Dutch team had a performance they could write home about. But he certainly isn't the first football star to have a mediocre major tournament and he definitely won't be the last.

Is Twitter ruining football?

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A guest post today as Paul Fisher wonders if football isn't more enjoyable when watched far from the maddening crowd of social media:

I may only be 20 years of age but I feel like I have already been through about five decades of life. The way that technology has grown and evolved over the years is something that I have come to despise.

This is Ukraine: Player-for-player analysis pre-England game

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Ukraine go into their Group D Euro 2012 encounter with England looking to become the first host or co-host since 2006 to make it to the knockout rounds of a World Cup or European Championships.

Giorgos Karagounis: The name to remember from day nine of Euro 2012

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Part of the reason why you should remember Giorgos Karagounis' performance on day nine of Euro 2012 is because, even though Greece again mocked prognosticators by advancing to the quarterfinals, it might have been his last appearance in a European Championship. The 35-year-old captain, who is suspended for Greece's quarterfinal match due to a dubious yellow card for diving -- a fate similar, yet completely incomparable to when he was held out of Greece's memorable win in the Euro 2004 final -- scored the only goal in Greece's final group match against Russia just before the ref blew for halftime.

The Rest

Andriy Shevchenko Set To Make Professional Golf Debut At Kharkov Superior Cup

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By Chris Wright

Last we heard he was on the verge of moving into the murky world of Ukrainian politics, but it seems that Andriy Shevchenko has opted for an equally unusual post-football career with the news that he is about to make his professional golf debut at theKharkov Superior Cup in his homeland.

Per Mertesacker unleashes a spin move on Didier Drogba at Ballack farewell match

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A special farewell match for former German captain Michael Ballack, who retired last year, was held in Liepzig, Germany and featured an interesting mix of stars. The "Ballack and Friends" team included the likes of Miroslav Klose, Dietmar Hamann and Torsten Frings, while the "World Team" included The Continental himself (Dimitar Berbatov), Didier Drogba, Andriy Shevchenko, Philipp Lahm and Jose Mourinho as manager.

Andriy Shevchenko offered Ukraine manager job (and ridiculously high expectations)

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Recently retired and coming off a failed political campaign, Andriy Shevchenko has been given another chance at a new career by Ukrainian football federation president Anatoliy Konkov. Since Ukraine manager Oleh Blohkin left his post to take over Shevchenko's former club Dynamo Kiev last month, Konkov has been looking for a replacement and he has now decided to offer the job to Shevchenko.

“It was awesome”: Recaps & reaction to Union comeback win, more news

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Recaps and reaction to Union's comeback win. Wambach on being sucker-punched. Another Hope Solo controversy, hurray! Califf scores gamewinner. Lehigh Valley's FC Sonic NPSL national champions. More news

Transfer Window Set to Reopen

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It's almost that time of the summer again, when silly season kicks off again for MLS teams. The MLS window reopens on Wednesday the 27th of June and stays open for a month. Rumors and news has already started to come out Andriy Shevchenko has been linked with a move to DC United specifically within MLS, and the Philadelphia Union have made a move to get Bakary Soumare who is returning to MLS after a stint in Germany.