mondiali 2014

Belgio a fatica sull’Algeria, determinante Mertens. Capello stoppato dalla Corea

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Vince ma non convince il Belgio di Wilmots, che supera 2 a 1 in rimonta l'Algeria nella gara inaugurale del Gruppo H di Brasile 2014. Felicit per i tre punti messi in cascina, ma non per la prestazione con i belgi che vanno addirittura sotto contro una buona Algeria, in rete grazie alla firma, dal [.

Mondiali 2014: Italia in casa dell’Armenia. Capello sfida Ronaldo, Trapattoni all’esame di tedesco

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Tante big sono pronte a scendere in campo, questa sera, nelle gare di qualificazione alla fase finale dei campionati del Mondo, in programma nel 2014 in Brasile. Oltre all'Italia di Prandelli, di scena in casa dell'Armenia (alle 19 ora italiana, ndr), c'è grande interesse per Eire-Germania e Russia-Portogallo, due appetitose sfide che possono consentire aiContinua a leggere …

English Premier League

Top managers convinced Arsenal can win Top trophies

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Fabio Capello and Jurgen Klopp have proved that they know what it takes to win, so it is great to hear their thoughts on Arsenal. Both managers have been talking about the Gunners, and they are seriously impressed by what they have seen so far this season. So much so that both men have declared [...]

Capello to PSG will mean Arsenal can sign Higuain AT LAST

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If the rumours are true, then Arsenal have all but agreed the personal terms and transfer fees with Gonzalo Higuain and Real Madrid, so what is the hold up? The Gunners have apparently seen off Juventus, who wanted to pay the Spanish giants something like £2.50 a week for the next 100 years, but there is a hold up.

John Terry cleared of racism charges against Anton Ferdinand

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John Terry has been cleared or racism charges against Anton Ferdinand stemming from a 2011 October match at Loftus Road. Chief Magistrate Howard Riddle issued a written judgement stating that the evidence pointed against accusations of Terry being a racist.

Below are a few excerpts from the decision.

England “Play Like Italy’ Says Leonardo Bonucci

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Italy center-half Leonardo Bonucci believes England will copy Italy's style of play in their Euro 2012 quarter-final on Sunday.

"England have become more like an Italian team thanks to Capello and other Italian managers in the Premier League" said Bonucci.

"They have improved a lot over the last two years.

Poll: Liverpool’s Next Manager

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From the outside, at least, Liverpool Football Club is in a holding pattern, a theoretical construct that may or may not field a "squad" to compete in various English and European footballing "competitions" in the coming season and that at present exists primarily as a vehicle for endless whisper, rumour, and speculation.

Andre Villas-Boas leads oddsmakers as next Liverpool manager

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Former Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is the early favorite, according to the oddmakers, to take over at Anfield. AVB was sacked at Chelsea during the season but still considered by many to be a top notch manager. Other favorites at Roberto Martinez and Brendan Rodgers who are both currently managing other EPL teams.


Stale Sagas and Tired Tales

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Another match, another 3 points - that's the good part. Another match, another sputtering performance - that's the bad part. Another match, another round of Diego Lopez vs. Iker Casillas rhetoric - that's when it gets worse... Another match, another round of Gareth Bale speculation - that's the worst.

Stale Sagas and Tired Tales

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Another match, another 3 points - that's the good part. Another match, another sputtering performance - that's the bad part. Another match, another round of Diego Lopez vs. Iker Casillas rhetoric - that's when it gets worse... Another match, another round of Gareth Bale speculation - that's the worst.


Higuain to Arsenal is agreed but on hold due to Madrid’s mess

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Well the good news is that, apparently, Arsenal have agreed personal terms with the Real Madrid and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, but the bad news is that the Gunners are still waiting fro the Spanish giants to sort out the mess left by the departing Jose Mourinho before the transfer can be completed.

Arsene Wenger set to manage PSG from 2014?

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Of all the thousands of Arsenal transfer rumours that have appeared since the end of the season, surely this is the biggest bombshell we have seen yet. We all know that Arsene Wenger's current contract ends at the end of the coming season and the Frenchman has always insisted that he has and will always honour his contract with the club, but that doesn't mean that he can't make plans for when it finally ends.

Arshavin’s Russia snub could benefit Arsenal

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Andrey Arshavin has 75 caps and 17 goals for the national team of Russia, but it does not look as if he will be getting any more in the near future. The Coach of Russia is Fabio Capello, and he has only used Arshavin once since taking over after Euro 2012. Capello has announced his latest 35 man squad for the upcoming friendly against USA and the Arsenal player is not in it.

Andrei Arshavin MUST join a Russian team today – or effectively retire from football

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I fully expect Andrei Arshavin to make a decision on his future today and it is expected that he will be returning to Russia with either Dynamo Moscow or CSKA Moscow being his expected destination. Just like the January transfer window when Arshavin went to Zenit at the last-minute, today is the deadline day for [.


Liga MX Toda la Jornada 15 quince fútbol mexicano Apertura 2012 horarios, pronósticos y resultados

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El clásico tapatío deslavado en un Omnilife que probablemente tenga una buena entrada, pero el partido que roba la atención es el clásico capitalino entre las aguilas del America visitando a los goleados Pumas de la UNAM, el morbo de saber si por fin correrán a Carrillo pase lo que pase, Capello recibirá al supuesto equipo de sus amores vaya choque que habrá en las tribunas de ciudad universitaria.

Mario Carrillo nuevo DT de Pumas

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Mario Carrillo es el nuevo técnico de Pumas, tomará el timón de los universitarios tras la salida de Joaquín del Olmo, quien quedó fuera por malos resultados en las primeras seis fechas de la Liga MX.
A través de un comunicado de prensa este jueves la UNAM lo hizo oficial y adelantó que el sábado será presentado a los medios y afición.

Fabio Capello

News Daily: Milan going Dutch with chase for Strootman, Taibi says Marchetti and Kaka in January?

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How good/bad are Milan? Capello does not know Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport, former Milan boss Fabio Capello and current head coach of Russia cannot exactly tell how good or bad this Milan side is. "I still can't evaluate the strength of Milan after the loss of their best two players, but it is [.

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Former England manager Fabio Capello declined to let his serration with England athlete Wayne Rooney conk an expiry on Wednesday as he claimed the participant done much better for Manchester United than his land because he only understood Scottish

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Speculation as to the next manager is inevitable and it's hard to ignore at the moment. The first name mentioned from all corners of the media seems to be David Moyes and that has been supported by the bookmakers, most of whom put the Everton manager down as 5/4 favourite.

In second place is Roberto Martinez at around 7/4 but the third favourite seems to have dropped from 14/1 down to around 6/1 shortly after his name was first mentioned on social media.

Roy Hodgson

Carrick Back In England Squad

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Michael Carrick has been named in the England squad for the game against Italy next week. Having told the FA he wasn't interested in being considered for the squad if he wasn't going to play, Carrick was left out of Roy Hodgson's team that went to Euro 2012.

Despite statistically being the most effective English midfielder in the Premier League last season, along with Paul Scholes, Hodgson rated Scott Parker, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard and Gareth Barry more highly, meaning that Carrick wasn't asked to come out of 'retirement' and Jordan Henderson went in his place.

Fabio Capello got this one right about Wayne Rooney

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Not as bad as the 2010 World Cup when England returned from a dismal campaign

Fabio Capello said something that was absolutely true. There is so much of a disconnect between the Wayne Rooney who makes himself central to Man Utd's fortunes and the player who consistently underwhelms in his national appearances in the big competitions.

Juve star: Italy are favorites over England

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Italy defender Leonardo Bunucci has offered his respect to England's consistent form of late but believes that the Azzurri will go into Sunday's quarterfinal as the more fancied team.

The Italians only managed to finish second in Group C after claiming their first Euro 2012 win with a 2-0 defeat of the Irish on Monday.

BBC Sport – Euro 2012: France 1-1 England

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BBC Sport Euro 2012: France 1-1 England.

England today embarked on their Euro2012 with a robust defensive display against an in-form France team that threatens to win Group D outright. England opened the scoring withna Joleon Lescott header while France equalised just 9 minutes later with a Samir Nasri strike from 20 yards out.

Euro 2012: France 1-1 England – Three Lions Hold France As Hodgson’s Age Of Austerity Begins (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

No doubt Fabio Capello would have been torn to shreds by the media if he'd presided over such a defensive and mostly dour performance. However, under Roy Hodgson, expectations for the Three Lions have started to mirror reality and so a well-drilled draw against Group D's top side will have pleased most of the nation.

Expectations Differs

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The right connection

Now that I've done with the favourites (my own choice, at least) for Euro 2012, it's time to look at those dark horses. Teams that I won't necessarily wage my house on but worth a small punt if the prices are right. Teams that will go into the tournament without much chance of winning it but could rise to the occasion and spring a surprise or two.

Rio issue could overshadow whole tournament

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The England fans and press never really believed Roy Hodgson's assertion that Rio Ferdinand was dropped for ‘footballing reasons', but were prepared to accept it for now as attention switched towards the impending European Championships.
But as the steady succession of England players pulled out through injury, with Ferdinand still excluded, it became increasingly obvious that the Manchester United man was left out for political reasons.

Hodgson ufficializza i 23 convocati. Welbeck e Johnson a Euro 2012 nonostante gli infortuni

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Wayne Rooney, stella del Manchester United, sarà il battistrada, in Polonia ed Ucraina, dell'Inghilterra di Roy Hodgson (tecnico chiamato ad assumere le redini della nazionale dei "tre leoni" dopo le dimissioni di Capello, ndr) che, in queste ore, ha ufficializzato la lista dei 23 per Euro 2012. Maglia numero 10 per il fuoriclasse dei RedContinua a leggere .

How England’s Midfield Should Line Up At The Euros

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You would have to say that Roy Hodgson has a strong midfield line-up to choose from, for his England Euro 2012 squad in Poland and Ukraine, and he will be hard-pushed to select his first midfielders for the game with Sweden.

Aside from Stuart Downing, who was a complete surprise call up, there can be little complaints with the other nine players, namely, Theo Walcott, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Gareth Barry, Scott Parker, James Milner, Ashley Young, and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain.

2012 England EURO preview - How will Roy line up?

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With the 2012 EUROS around the corner, Alistair Magowan of BBC Sport writes a great piece analyzing Roy Hodgson's tactical preferences, as well as potential lineups for England at the European Championships next month.

"Roy is a pure coach," Gallacher said. "You only get a week to train with the national team, so it is all about organisation, getting players thinking about the system you want to play.

Why has Peter Crouch been overlooked? Again…

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Poor Peter Crouch. It was no secret that he and Capello never always saw eye to eye so the Stoke striker must have been jumping for joy when the Italian resigned with months to go until Euro 2012.

The journeyman forward soon stepped up his form, netting a goal of the season contender against eventual Premier League champions Manchester City at Britannia Stadium, volleying in from 25 yards.

Is Gary Neville’s appointment as England assistant coach a step forward or a step back ?

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One of my must do tasks as I start my day off is to catch up on the news from the BBC Sport website and to my surprise this morning, I read that Gary Neville, ex Man Utd and England defender, had accepted a four year contract from The FA to be one of manager Roy Hodgson's assistant coaches.

Arsenal v Tottenham v Newcastle: The Race for Third Place

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Arsenal v Tottenham v Newcastle: The Race for Third Place - originally posted on

It seems the competition for third place in the Premier League is now going to be decided on the final day of the season. Here I take a look at each team's final fixture and their chances of finishing ahead of their rivals.

Noticias : Roy Hodgson Takes Up English FA’s ‘Italian Job’, Jermaine Pennant’s Nightclub Brawl

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Roy or "Woy" Hodgson is barely 24 hours into the job of England manager and the pressure has already sunk in. He officially assumes the grand position on May 14 and his first uphill battle will be to oversee John Terry and co' at the EURO 2012.

Roy Hodgson: Is This Surprise Selection the Man to Lead England to Glory at Euro 2012?

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Roy Hodgson: Is This Surprise Selection the Man to Lead England to Glory at Euro 2012? - originally posted on

Roy Hodgson emerged as a surprise candidate for the vacant England manager's role, and was announced earlier today as England manager with the countdown to Euro 2012 well under way.

Redknapp Not Disappointed By FA’s Decision

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Long considered the favourite to succeed former England manager Fabio Capello, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp had all but started preparing for his new role; at least psychologically. So it came as a big surprise when the FA announced that they had opted for former Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson for the role of England manager, there were certainly a lot of murmurs.


If an octopus (RIP Paul) can do it, so can we: AFR's predictions for Euro 2012

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It's nearly here, and you can't say you didn't see it coming. Eight months ago, Wayne Rooney flicked his boot toward a forgotten Montenegrin, and the Euro-drama carnival clicked into gear. Capello left and Hodgson came, and England was engulfed in a saga that revolved largely around a man who won't be at the Euros.

England’s biggest problem at the Euros – and beyond

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England's biggest problem at the Euros and beyond - originally posted on

England are placed 6th in the pre-Euro 2012 FIFA rankings, and despite the criticisms of the system it is a openly accessible, results-based formula. It doesn't meant that England are the 6th best side in the world it just means that in terms of matches played in last four years, in terms of percentages, England have the 6th best record.

On Brendan Rodgers

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Rodgers' appointment is imminent according to the BBC and Liverpool Echo, although we're still waiting for confirmation from the club.

Biography Snapshot
Born: 26 January 1973, Camlough, Northern Ireland
Teams Managed: Swansea (July 2010 - May 2012), Reading (June 2009 - December 2009), Watford (November 2008 - June 2009)
Career Record: 151 matches (62W-33D-56L)

We might as well get the feared, loaded question out of the way up front.

The Rest

RUS 2-0 NIR: Step One Accomplished.

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Capello and his team earned a victory to start off their journey to Brazil. Russia were the clear favorites to walk away with all three points and they did so to get the job done. Northern Ireland never really looked like they were in the match or finding [read more]

Roberto Di Matteo's chances at Chelsea permanence appear bleak

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This does not look good for Roberto Di Matteo's chances of staying on at Chelsea, at least as manager. Days after winning the most coveted prize a European club can hope to get and adding the oldest football trophy in the world to that bag, the club owner and the technical director are the ones calling the shots on the transfers.