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Tour 2012 Finale + Highlights

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And so the final match of Tour 2012 was conducted last night against Hannover 96. For the benefit of those watching, both teams had a pre-match conference and decided that defending was not to be given high priority; the result a seven goal thriller. The match did at least show Utd to be improving in playing speed as the Premier League opener draws nearer.

Spain Shocked By Japan In Olympics

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Japan pulled off the first shock of the Olympic football competition by beating 10-man Spain 1-0 at Hampden Park. Spain were second favourites for gold having won the last three major tournaments, as well as last year's European Under-21 Championship.

But Yuki Otsu's 34th-minute strike was enough for Japan's first win over Spain at any level after Inigo Martinez was sent off in the 41st minute.

Suarez Swipe At English Media

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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez hinted at his contempt for the English press as he prepares to return to Old Trafford this week.
The Liverpool forward is part of the Uruguay team taking on the United Arab Emirates in Group A of the Olympic football competition in Manchester on Thursday.
The fixture represents Suarez's first visit to the ground since triggering a row in February by refusing to shake hands with Manchester United's Patrice Evra - the man he was found guilty of racially abusing in October.

London 2012 Olympic Football Draw: Team GB Grouped With Senegal, UAE & Uruguay

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By Chris Wright

I know full well that there's a lot of you out there that could care less about this two-bit Olympic Team GB wossname, but for those who do; here are the draws for the group stages of the London 2012 Olympic football competition.

The balls were fished by none other than (the original) Ronaldo and (sadly, the original) Robbie Savage and, as such, the Team GB men's side will take on Senegal in their opening fixture at Old Trafford on 26th July also drawing United Arab Emirates and Uruguay in Group A.

Better candidates than Beckam for Olympic captaincy

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Better candidates than Beckam for Olympic captaincy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Understandably, European nations often decline to participate in Olympic football competition. The alignment of their respective four year rotations means that UEFA's European Championships coincide with the Olympic Games.

England

US Women Face France in Olympic Opener Wednesday

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The Football competition kicks off the London 2012 Olympic Games beginning Wednesday. The Women start things off when the host's England face off against New Zealand at 10:00 am on MSNBC. The USA faces France at 11:00 am on NBC Sports Network. Japan plays Canada, also at 11:00 am.

40 per cent of Euro 2012 players expected to be dosed up on painkillers

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OTP saw a stat that told us that there had been more player withdrawals from preliminary Euro 2012 squads than any other European Championships in history. The current figure – to which England made a handsome contribution sits at 57. That huge glut of injuries may well be explained by the incredible number of [.

A Brief History of Liverpool in the FA Cup

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With February's victory in the League Cup, Liverpool's tally in England's younger cup competition rose to eight—three more than the second place side. It also pushed them one past their FA Cup total. On Saturday, the club gets the chance to equal its silverware haul in England's first cup competition, move past Manchester United's tally of trophies won in the two domestic cups, and end what has been a rather up and down season on a distinctly high note.

Hope Powell: Leading Olympic Team Lady

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We haven't bothered to cover the whole Team GB Olympic 2012 football side palava mainly because proper Football Association business makes us nod off. Our view was that if/when the British powers-that-be stopped bickering and decided to field a unified squad to play, we would post photos of them looking hot.

English Premier League

Stuart Pearce discussing penalties plus his Ryan Giggs influence

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On July 2, With just 25 days until the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the British Olympic Association # (BOA) has announced the 18 players selected to represent Team GB in the men's football competition this summer. The announcement was made on July 2 at Wembley Stadium in London, which will host the [.

Will the spirit of Wenger & Bergkamp always live on at Arsenal?

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Micky's post on Sunday: ‘Calling International Gooners', in which he asked why ‘millions of bright eyed and highly intelligent young guns from around the globe discovered their spiritual homes at The Arsenal', led to a fantastic collection of comments. It became very clear there is a great support for Arsenal across the world and that the passion, with which International Gooners (IGs) support the mighty Arsenal, is equal to that of those who are based on British soil.

Will the spirit of Wenger & Bergkamp always live on at Arsenal?

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Micky's post on Sunday: ‘Calling International Gooners', in which he asked why ‘millions of bright eyed and highly intelligent young guns from around the globe discovered their spiritual homes at The Arsenal', led to a fantastic collection of comments. It became very clear there is a great support for Arsenal across the world and that the passion, with which International Gooners (IGs) support the mighty Arsenal, is equal to that of those who are based on British soil.

Is India’s Premier League Soccer the future?

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By Richard Nash

2012 will see the inaugural Premier League Soccer competition take place in India. It follows in the footsteps of the hugely successful Indian Premier League cricket competition which began in 2008 and has now run for four seasons.

A Necessary Short Term Solution

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Thiery Henry's short return to Arsenal is pretty much imminent but theres still some question being raised regarding the necessity of the deal as some doesn't really understand what would the Gunners gain with Henry's addition aside from a short stop gap solution.

However, the London outfit's keeper, Wojciech Szczesny, shuts down the doubters by stating that acquiring the club's legend even for only two months is very important indeed.

Should Kenny DALGLISH take Arsene Wenger's advice on this player...?

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Last week, Everton manager David Moyes admitted to offering Arsenal legend Thierry Henry a chance to return to the Premier League, but is he still good enough for Europe's toughest football competition? Arsene Wenger seems to think so. last week, Moyes revealed Everton's interest in Arsenal's record goalscorer:"I already asked him [Henry].

Take part in the ultimate football experience

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Backpackers FC is a unique sports holiday that enables you to work, play football and play some more in Perth, Australia's sunniest state capital, enjoying over 3000 hours of sunshine a year. In 2012, Backpackers FC will kick off their inaugural season in the Perth Metropolitan Football Competition.

Take part in the ultimate football experience

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Backpackers FC is a unique sports holiday that enables you to work, play football and play some more in Perth, Australia's sunniest state capital, enjoying over 3000 hours of sunshine a year. In 2012, Backpackers FC will kick off their inaugural season in the Perth Metropolitan Football Competition.

Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund: Team line-ups, half-time thoughts and match chat

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The Game As much as you may love the English Premier League, you cannot deny that the Champions League possesses something special, something that indeed makes it the most important football competition, for clubs. Today we have ...

EPL: Cracking The Code On Premiership Fantasy

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Author Devin Pleuler is miles ahead of you when it comes to fantasy "football" preparation...

Wenger's, Le Professeur...but he can't match this.....

It may come as no surprise that in the Fantasy Football competition hosted on the English Premier League's website, the more a player is worth doesn't necessarily mean that that player will produce more fantasy points.

UEFA Europa League

Valencia Turned Focus on La Liga After Europa League Failure

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Valencia's tactician, Unay Emerey was obviously disappointed with his team's elimination from the Europa League by Atletico Madrid, but the Spaniard manly admitted that Diego Simeone's squad were the better team in their two meetings.

Emery admitted that not being able to reach the final left a bitter taste for El Che but he urged his players to forget about Europa League and continue their focus in maintaining the third place spot at La Liga.

Europa League theme song

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The Europa League is often viewed as the poor cousin of the much more high profile Champions League. This contents of this video propose a new theme song for the competition in order to help it reach its rightful place amongst the world's great footballing competitions.

I would be very interested if anyone else has any ideas for theme songs for the Europa League (or any other football competition for that matter).

FA Cup

FA Cup Preview: Chelsea v. Tottenham

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Spurs haven't been to an FA Cup final since 1991, when they won the trophy via a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest. It would be most agreeable and most enjoyable if we were able to extend that barren run a year longer by making our fourth final appearance in six years.


Motivation

Chelsea, you know, rather enjoy these 21st century days out at New Wembley.

The FA CUP - Upload your Chelsea Fan Photos

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No other football competition offers the passion, drama and giant killings of the FA CUP. Support Chelsea by posting a photo of your day tomorrow in the FA CUP.

The photo with the most votes from each round will win two tickets to The Final. And you could win two Semi-Final tickets just by clicking your favourite and voting.

The FA Cup Moves From Saturday Night To Sunday Morning

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Viewers looking at the television schedules for last night may have noticed a gap in the football coverage. For the first time in more than two decades, there were no highlights from the FA Cup First Round on the television on the Saturday night after the matches were played, and viewers were forced to wait until this morning to catch up with what happened yesterday afternoon instead.

The Rest

Olympics: Women’s Football Semi-Finals – USA vs Canada, France vs USA, Hope Solo & Sophia Schmidt

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Today marks an important day in the Olympics Women's Football competition as the semi-finals are slated to be played out between the USA and Canada (what a rivalry!) and France and Japan. In a recent interview Canada's Sophie Schmidt admitted she knew deep down that they would beat Great Britain to advance to the semis of the tournament.

Storm clouds gather over 2012 Twenty20 season

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This article titled "Storm clouds gather over 2012 Twenty20 season" was written by Paul Weaver, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 12th June 2012 09.54 UTC

The 10th season of domestic Twenty20 cricket gets under way on Tuesday with matches at Tunbridge Wells and Leicester, and with counties fearing a financial calamity if the bad weather continues.

The Only Highlight Of Liverpool's 2011-2012 Season

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The Reds had another season to forget. - 37 points behind the title winners, Manchester City - Racism rows which divided opinions between player, manager and owners - A totally unnecessary siege mentality - Finishing behind cross-town rivals, Everton - Losing pathetically in the FA Cup Final - Having a dismal home record at what used to be "fortress" Anfield - Not gaining maximum points against the eventual bottom six in the Premiership table
And yet, Liverpool amidst a trying season, won the Carling Cup, making Suarez, Carroll and Henderson first time winners of an English club football competition.

2011 SAFF Championship Live Video Streaming Available On YouTube

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All 15 matches of the 2011 South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Championship, South Asia's premier football competition will be broadcast live on YouTube from December 2 when the tournament kicks-off.

Ticket Prices

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We are one week into the SEA Games football competition and the games have been marked by pitifully low attendances so far. While Timor Leste attracted plenty of supporters for their games at Lebak Bulus Cambodia have been followed by a few embassy staff and teams like Thailand and Singapore have seen their support swallowed up by the cavernous Bung Karno Stadium.

Trabzonspor replaces Fenerbahce in Champions League draw

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European soccer's governing body decided on Wednesday to replace Turkish champions Fenerbahce with league runners-up Trabzonspor in the Champions League group stage draw.

The UEFA Emergency Panel, composed of the UEFA president and four members of the UEFA Executive Committee, met Wednesday following the decision of the Turkish Football Federation to withdraw Fenerbahce from the 2011-12 UEFA Champions League due to the fact that the club has been involved in alleged match-fixing, a statement on UEFA's website read.

Barcelona win the Gamper Trophy

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The Joan Gamper Trophy is an annual friendly football competition held in August, before the start of Barcelona's La Liga season.The competition is hosted by Barcelona at the Camp Nou stadium and is named in honour of Joan Gamper, a founding member, player, and later president of the club. The competition has been around since 1966.

The 2011/2012 Premiership Season Preview – Making it Olympic

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Right now it may be hard to think about anything other than the riots that ruined England over the last week, but just wait; the Premiership is starting.
A few great goals, dodgy decisions and tough tackles will have you forgetting the riots like your partners birthday. As the season goes on though, something will be forced into your thinking, no matter how much you want to ignore it.