Cristian Chivu

Serie A

Cristian Chivu Retires From Soccer At 33 After Injury Problems

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At the age of 33, Cristian Chivu announced earlier this week that he is retiring from the game. The Romanian international, who earned 63 caps for his country, played in Euro 2000 and Euro 2008, but he is perhaps best remembered for his glittering club career.

Chivu made a name for himself at A.

Photo: A Curious Press Conference

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Cristian Chivu arrived for a press conference before the match with Cluj this week and he spotted...something. Something which has apparently shocked and disgusted him, and perhaps, if he'll admit it (surely not), turned him on a little bit. Meanwhile, Andrea Stramaccioni can't bear to look either.

Serie A’s best XI prediction for this season

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Goalkeeper: Emiliano Viviano (Bologna). With Gianluigi Buffon injured for the best part of six months, there is a gaping space as Italy's top goalkeeper that nobody has grasped. The young Viviano...

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Inter Milan

Internazionale Season Preview: Boys In Blue Make The Moves

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Internazionale Season Preview: Boys In Blue Make The Moves is a post from: Serie A Weekly Internazionale Season Preview: Boys In Blue Make The Moves is a post from: Serie A Weekly If you're a die-hard Inter Milan fan like I am, you must have been disappointed by the team's season last year. It's not really hard to understand what happened last season.

The Inter-View: Mishap in Marseille

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When the Champions League draw of sixteen took place nearly three months ago, Inter were deemed to have the easiest match-up of the three remaining Italian teams. Napoli drew Chelsea, Milan had Arsenal, and Inter were facing Marseille. Both Napoli and Milan finished second in their group and the showdown between the two remaining powerhouse Premier League teams left everyone salivating.

Kickette Catch Up: Your Weekend Gossip Cheat Sheet

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Schalke 04 midfielder Jermaine Jones, pictured above heading into Boa Steakhouse for a bite on 26.12.2011, has been suspended for eight weeks after the American was charged with intentionally stepping on an opponent's injured foot. After first saying it intended to appeal, the club decided to accept the penalty instead.

More reinforcements linked for January

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With such a settled side and the emergence of players such as Kyle Walker and Younes Kaboul, it seems increasingly unlikely that there will be too much transfer activity at White Hart Lane this January.

Predictably however, that hasn't stopped the rumour mills and there are a couple of interesting names being touted around today.

Liverpool and Man City considering swoop for Inter Milan defender

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Liverpool and Man City considering swoop for Inter Milan defender

Cristian Chivu is out of contract at the San Siro in the summer and Premier League pair may move

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The Inter-View: One Step At A Time

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To say that Inter's Champions League match Tuesday night against Ligue 1 champions Lille was a "must win" would be a massive understatement. After a lackluster performance at the weekend that resulted in a loss to Catania, the heat was on and cranked up to the maximum temperature. Yes, one could argue the penalty given against Luca Castellazzi was a soft call and it should never have been.

Milan’s Philippe Mexes: A Romanista Hot-Head at Heart

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Philippe Mexes is a dirty cheat. He's a walking red card and a thuggish scumbag; an explosion waiting to happen like that quiet, inevitable interval in between lighting a firecracker and waiting for it to go off. Philippe Mexes is a tremendous defender. Sure, he has a dirty side, but what centerback doesn't?

Liverpool Check Out Chivu As Clichy Heads To City

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Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Inter Milan defender Cristian Chivu.
The 30-year-old, who primarily plays as a left-back but can also play in central defence or even in midfield, has twelve months left on his existing deal at the San Siro.
According to the Daily Mirror citing reports in Italy, the Merseysiders are keen on the Romania international, but face competition from Valencia and Napoli.

Romania’s Chivu retires from national football

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BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanian captain Cristian Chivu announced his retirement from international football on Saturday citing age and a succession of injuries as his reasons. The 30-year-old Inter Milan star capped 75-times since making his debut in 1999 said that he was not able to play both for the national team and his [.

Champions League - Quarterfinals Review

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The quarterfinals looked like they would serve up some good matches,
but all drama is gone as 3 of the 4 are already decidedTypically, I like to write a post about the upcoming Champions League round before it actually happens. Clearly, that's not the case this time. For those that are interested, I went 5-3 with my predictions from the round of sixteen.

An Inter-View: The Road Ahead After Derby Defeat

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3-0. A bitter pill to swallow, but as many of the Inter senior players stated after the derby loss to AC Milan, the Nerazzurri simply have to "get on with it." It was perceived to be the most significant derby match since the ill-fated Champions League matches nearly a decade ago. The five time Scudetto winning Inter seemingly did not show up.

Four-match ban Chivu for punch

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MILAN, Italy Inter defender Cristian Chivu has been handed a four-match ban after punching an opponent during Thursday's 3-0 victory over Bari. Chivu struck Bari's Marco Rossi in the second half but referee Andrea Romeo and his assistants missed the incident and no action was taken. After the matter was reviewed by the authorities, [.

Roy Jones’ Leaping Hook Invades Serie A

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YouTube was discovered from 'neath its rocks in the resource rich tundra of Siberia for moments like the one Cristian Chivu enjoyed on Thursday. Displeased by...not really sure what, Chivu punched an entirely unaware Marco Rossi in the face. Not his finest moment.

But admit it: despite the fact that he should be taken back to medieval times for throwing a punch from the back, that's some of the best punching form you've ever seen on a pitch.

Prova tv: 4 giornate a Chivu per il pugno a Rossi. Un turno a Bentivoglio

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Come era prevedibile, è arrivata la stangata del Giudice Sportivo nei confronti del difensore rumeno dell'Inter, Cristian Chivu. Grazie all'ausilio delle immagini, il calciatore nerazzurro, reo di aver sferrato un pugno in pieno volto all'indirizzo di Marco Rossi, durante la ripresa del posticipo di Serie A, è stato squalificato per 4 giornate.

Video: Inter Milan’s Cristian Chivu thinks he’s hard with his protective headwear, punches opponent

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Gloves off, headguard still on Cristian Chivu punched Bari's Marco Rossi during last night's 3-0 victory for Inter Milan. The Romanian 'hardman' thumped Rossi on the back of the head from behind, all the while under the protection of his safety headgear. The match officials missed the incident and Chivu stayed on the pitch, but [.

Inter sweaps into Club World Cup final

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— European champions Inter Milan swept into the final of the Club World Cup with a convincing 3-0 semi-final defeat of Asian counterparts Seongnam Ilhwa here on Wednesday. Argentine striker Diego Milito made one goal and scored another on his return from a five-week absence, as Rafael Benitez's under-performing side set [.

Inter president issues ultimatum for Club World Cup

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MILAN, Italy -Â Inter Milan president Massimo Moratti feels "betrayed" by his club's performance in a 3-0 loss to Werder Bremen, and has issued an ultimatum to win the Club World Cup. Moratti says, "I feel betrayed, as always when you lose. But there are no excuses now. The Club World Cup must be won.

Spurs set to make a mark in Europe or will Benitez save Inter?

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Tottenham vs Inter Milan
Group Stage, UEFA Champions League
White Hart Lane, London
Tuesday, 2nd November, 2010
19:45 GMT

Tottenham Hotspur probably have a fairly good chance to get on over Rafael Benitez and reigning champions Inter Milan from their last match where Spurs ended up losing but with three away goals.

Inter defender toots Rafa’s horn

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Inter Milan defender Cristian Chivu has already put a bullseye on his side ahead of the new season by declaring them the "team to beat." Inter currently have the bragging rights of Italy and Europe after winning a historic treble, picking up the Serie A crown, Italian cup title, and the much coveted Champions League trophy.

Inter Milan Win Champions League Title and a Treble Final score 2-0 Highlight videos and pictures!

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Inter Milan get the win! After a ten hour delay I finally got to watch the Champions League Final. Adding on to my problems was the fact I had to watch the game in Russian. One note, trying to put yourself in a bubble all day to avoid hearing the results is almost impossible.

Inter push away Barca

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Internazional Milano defeated FC Barcelona today in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final, the final score 1-0 for Barca at Camp Nou. The previous leg was won by Inter at the San Siro by the score of 3-1. Inter win 3-2 on aggregate and are through to the final where they will face Bayern Munich.

Serie A week 35 wrap

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Giampaolo Pazzini's brace puts Inter top again and Sampdoria in Champions League (Football.co.uk)


It seems like Inter will win their fifth straight Scudetto after they defeated Atalanta and Roma fell at home to Sampdoria. Although the reality of the moment makes one see that Inter have a slightly tougher schedule than Roma, but there is one match that could be under the watchful eye of many in Italy.

Video: Inter Milan’s Cristian Chivu fractures his skull

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Serie A-aaaagh! Inter Milan defender Cristian Chivu is in hospital and requires an operation after fracturing his skull in a clash of heads with Chievo's Sergio Pellissier. The Romanian will require an operation. Inter boss Jose Mourinho said: "I hope he will be back as soon as possible, but I think he will be out of action [.

Daily Dose: January 6th, 2009.

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Yesterday we gave you the real thing, today you get the comedic remix. [101gg] Manchester City spent a pound or two. (Unprofessional Foul) New Bundesboots with an identity crisis. (Dirty Tackle) Mali's new CON kits may cause seizures and/or confusion. (Football Fashion) Japan taking the casual approach to WC2010 preparation with 11 friendlies.

Walter Samuel

Serie A Predictions for 2011-12 Season: Second Place — Internazionale

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Last season, Milan was the center of the Italian soccer world, as the two city rivals battled at the top of the table. This season, things will not change much as Internazionale and AC Milan will lead the race for the scudetto. And just like last season, Inter will likely fall just short of the trophy.

Video: CL semi-finals: Inter's defensive mettle ensures Bernabeu destiny

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Thirty eight years after Giacinto Facchetti scored the goal to stun Liverpool and march to their second European Cup final on a 4-3 aggregate, it was Jose Mourinho and his men keeping their date with destiny.

In a contemporary twist, the Nerazzurri did that day what Barcelona failed to accomplish today, overcome a 3-1 deficit.

Inter Milan vs Barca Preview

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FC Barcelona will kick start their defense of Champions League crown officially with the visit to San Siro tonight. This match is set to bring out some stunning re-unions, most importantly Eto and Ibrahmovic. Zlatan Ibrahmovic is set to have a very hostile reception from the Inter fans; meanwhile Eto will feel a bit awkard playing against players who were his team mates for long six years.

RUMANIA

El once que no llegó

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Por Reimon.
Con el mundial ya a nada de comenzar, hay muchos futbolistas que no serán mencionados (tal vez ni recordados) por los aficionados por lo menos durante un mes. Son aquellos jugadores de gran clase y talento que por una razón u otra no lograron clasificar al máximo evento de este deporte.

El once que no llegó

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Por Reimon.
Con el mundial ya a nada de comenzar, hay muchos futbolistas que no serán mencionados (tal vez ni recordados) por los aficionados por lo menos durante un mes. Son aquellos jugadores de gran clase y talento que por una razón u otra no lograron clasificar al máximo evento de este deporte.

The Rest

Ajax Surprise Fans By Reuniting Them With Club Legends In Touching Video

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By Alan Duffy

Now this is rather lovely. Iconic Dutch lcub Ajax have produced a touching video where fans of the club are reunited with their heroes.

Three Ajax legends, Romanian defender Cristian Chivu (1999-2003), Dutch midfielder Richard Witschge (1996-2003) and Swedish striker Stefan Pettersson (1988-1994) surprise the fans who adored them as kids withsome rather sweet results.