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Mozambican footballer killed in croc attack

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Maputo (AFP) – A young Mozambican football player was snatched and killed by a crocodile while training along the banks of a river, his club said on Monday.

Estevao Alberto Gino, 19, who played for Mozambique’s second division club Atletico Mineiro de Tete, lived near the Zambezi river in the western province of Tete.

Mozambican footballer killed in croc attack

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Maputo (AFP) – A young Mozambican football player was snatched and killed by a crocodile while training along the banks of a river, his club said on Monday.

Estevao Alberto Gino, 19, who played for Mozambique’s second division club Atletico Mineiro de Tete, lived near the Zambezi river in the western province of Tete.

Manchester United

Spanish newspaper Marca calls Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney “a freckled demon” and a “hooligan”

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Spanish sports paper Marca has branded Wayne Rooney a "hooligan" ahead of tomorrow night's Champions League clash between Manchester United and Real Madrid. The front page is dedicated to the man they dub "a freckled demon" and exclaims: ""The Bad Boy — and his 5,000 ‘friends'". On the inside pages, journalist Hugo Cerezo continues the [.

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez fue nombrado embajador de UNICEF en México

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En la corta pero exitosa carrera del delantero del Manchester United y figura de la Selección Nacional Javier "Chicharito" Hernández,se suma un logro mas . Ya que el sábado pasado fue nombrado embajador de buena voluntad del Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia (UNICEF), tercer mexicano en hacerlo, después de los cantautores César Costa (2004) y Julieta Venegas (2009).

Arsenal

No sympathy for Cesc Fabregas

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Speaking just for myself and not Arsenal supporters in general, if the rumours are true that Cesc Fabregas wants to come back to the Gunners, I have a couple of choice words for him and they're not too kind. The way Fabregas left the team was one of the most annoying and distasteful situations in recent memory for me.

Arsenal manager admits midfielder worry

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Arsene Wenger admits that Abou Diaby long-term absence from Arsenal's midfield left him concerned about the player's ability to return to full fitness.

Diaby, 26, made only five appearances across all competitions for the Gunners in an injury-plagued campaign last season but has made a strong comeback this season.

Wenger brushes off striker exit

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After watching his side succumb to a second straight goalless draw, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger rubbished claims that they'll struggle to cope with the departure of talisman Robin van Persie.

The Gunners' leading goalscorer from last season completed a shocking move to Manchester United earlier this month, and while Arsenal fired yet another blank the Dutchman was on the scoresheet at Old Trafford.

CAZORLA - SAHIN | ARSENAL FISHING IN SPANISH FOOTBALL WATERS

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ARSENAL FC is fishing in Spanish Football waters. One catch virtually done is Spanish International & MALAGA FC midfielder SANTIAGO CAZORLA. His current Club is undergoing financial problems & paying the players has not been a regular habit. Thus Malaga FC & Cazorla have been open to offers & Arsenal has happily stepped in with around 16M€.

How will RVP decision affect Arsenal’s stance on Walcott?

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When a football player remains silent for weeks or even months on end about his future at a specific football club, you know there's a good chance he's not quite happy with his situation. When Robin van Persie announced he wasn't going to re-sign with Arsenal it shouldn't have surprised anybody.

Fundamentals of Football

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I have decided to write this piece in a bid to react to what really makes a good football player (Reactionary to "is this the time to sell Walcott?") particularly when it comes to delivering in the required playing position. I believe the knowledge of the facts of an issue will result in better formulation of opinions.

Fundamentals of Football

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I have decided to write this piece in a bid to react to what really makes a good football player (Reactionary to "is this the time to sell Walcott?") particularly when it comes to delivering in the required playing position. I believe the knowledge of the facts of an issue will result in better formulation of opinions.

Theo Walcott suddenly a hot item

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Arsenal winger Theo Walcott has suddenly become a wanted man, if not by the Gunners then reportedly by London neighbours Chelsea. Rumours have been circling around that if Arsene Wenger is fed up with the enigmatic youngster then Roman Abramovich is willing to open up his wallet to sign him.

And according to former Gunner Stewart Robson, he wouldn't mind seeing the back of Arsenal's number 14.

Walcott and Oxlade-Chamberlain families sadly to skip Euro 2012

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Not to put a damper on the upcoming European Championships, but there's been a lot of news lately regarding possible racial attacks on players and fans in Ukraine. There has also been video news footage of organized, political hooligans taking part in military-style training camps.

This doesn't bode well for England and it's believed a lot of supporters are simply going to stay home this summer and watch the tournament on TV instead of dealing with any possible aggravation and the sky-high hotel prices.

Sex and Drugs and Robin van Persie, Sex and Drugs and Robin van Persie

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Ian Dury and The Blockheads' famous song ‘Sex and Drugs and Rock ‘N' Roll' is often on my mind when something exciting happens in my life. The lyrics of this song are rubbish, but the title is very strong as it captures in a few words those diversions that provide us with a lot of pleasure in our lives that help us to relieve our worries, fears and occasional boredom, a lot.

Sex and Drugs and Robin van Persie, Sex and Drugs and Robin van Persie

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Ian Dury and The Blockheads' famous song ‘Sex and Drugs and Rock ‘N' Roll' is often on my mind when something exciting happens in my life. The lyrics of this song are rubbish, but the title is very strong as it captures in a few words those diversions that provide us with a lot of pleasure in our lives that help us to relieve our worries, fears and occasional boredom, a lot.

Have a nice trip

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I was walking down the Euston Road the other day and asked someone for his autograph. Turns out he was foreign and didn't seem to understand what I wanted.
"Your autograph," I said, thrusting out a pen and piece of paper.
He looked confused. So, in typical English fashion, I explained further.

Wenger Upset at the Possibility of Losing Key Duo to Injuries

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Arsene Wenger has criticised the stubborn attitudes of Belgium and Netherlands' international coaches after revealing that Robin van Persie and Thomas Vermaelen are doubtful for their Saturday afternoon's league clash with Liverpool due to their respective injury issues.

Van Persie was a part of the Netherlands' starting eleven in their 3-2 defeat of England in the midweek, while Vermaelen played for Belgium against Greece in their 1-1 draw on the same night.

Ramsey: the next victim of Fans Fulfilling Prophecy?

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From an interview by Simon Hattenstone with Paul Gascoigne, The Guardian 7 October:

But no, he's [Gascoigne] not thinking about going back into football, either as a manager or as a pundit. He says he's not got the constitution for it. "I've been told when a player's playing well praise him, and when he's having a bad game fuckin' slaughter him, and I couldn't do that.

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Irish gold medal boxer Katie Taylor linked with Arsenal Ladies move

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Katie Taylor did the nation of Ireland proud with her gold medallist performance in the London Olympics, and in truth no-one really came close to beating her. But she could be in for a change of career? Taylor used to be a football player and made 15 appearances for the Republic of Ireland women's football [.

Portland Timbers Practice Quotes and Notes: More Quotes Than Notes

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The Portland Timbers practiced out in Tualatin today ahead of their season opener against the Philadelphia Union. Today's practice was a short one, incluenced by both the rain and the need to be rested for tomorrow night. Unfortunately, as I had to work this morning, I was unable to actually get there in time to witness any actual practicing.

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FC BARCELONA - NEYMAR | DONE BUT WHEN?

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Wondering what's up with Brazilian & SANTOS Football player NEYMAR & his connection with Spanish Football? Remember last year the REAL MADRID almost done deal? Neymar The lastest from local Spanish press & Sports media is that FC BARCELONA is the next destination for Neymar. The deal is said to cost Barça 60M€, that is,  the amount that Santos will receive from the Spanish Club.

SPANISH FOOTBALL | COACH MANOLO PRECIADO LEAVES ALL EMPTY WITH DEATH

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Spain & Spanish Football took their morning coffee with a spirit shaking news flash. Ex Footballer & ex Coach  MANOLO PRECIADO died of a heart-attack at the age of 54 years. The man was to be announced the new Coach of Villareal tomorrow. Manolo Preciado Preciado was unknown out of Spain, but locally the man was loved by all & from all sides of the fence.

YOUNG LIONEL MESSI

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This post is purely for the fans, especially the LIONEL MESSI followers, although it is also a bit of a curiosity piece. Below is the Catalonian Football Federation card , with the Barça stamp, of today's Nº1 Football player & FC BARCELONA star, LIONEL MESSI Messi I personally find curious the signature, its very young man in its forms.

English Premier League

Midfielder thrilled with Liverpool training

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Liverpool youngster Jonjo Shelvey has expressed his delight at the manner in which new manager Brendan Rodgers runs his training sessions.

Shelvey, 20, recently signed a new long-term deal at the club and having worked with Rodgers in training for almost a week now, he is convinced that the boss has the right vision to turn Anfield into a fortress of strong attacking football.

Rodgers Will Have Time

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Liverpool chairman Tom Werner insists that new manager Brendan Rodgers will be given time to bring success back to Anfield.
Rodgers became Liverpool's fourth manager in just two years when he was appointed as Kenny Dalglish's successor on Friday.
That represents a period of unprecedented upheaval for a club that had just eight managers in the previous 50 years.

FERNANDO TORRES INTERVIEW | NOT COMFORTABLE AT CHELSEA FC

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Spanish Football player & CHELSEA FC newly crowned European Champion FERNANDO TORRES has given a very interesting interview to Spanish Sports daily "AS" that will hit the stands in the morning. The paper has already given extracts of the interview were Torres talks about his "horror" year & the immediate future.

Putting into perspective the spending of Manchester City

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If you are not from the blue half of Manchester, any discussion that involves Manchester City quickly boils down to buying titles.

A few weeks ago when City played Arsenal at the Emirates, there was this banner:

With the Manchester Derby looming on Monday, there are a slew of articles centered on arguments like buying titles and class.

sky sports

Newcastle Interested In Coventry City Top Young Midfielder

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Sky Sports News is reporting that Newcastle are planning a move for Coventry City's young star Gael Bigirimana. Gael Bigirimana 18 year-old Coventry midfielder The Burundian-born Congolese football player is 18 years old and plays in midfield, and he has so far played 26 times for Coventry with 16 starts.

Neville will Pull no Punches

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Having recently been named as part of Roy Hodgson's back room team, Gary Neville has insisted that he will be frank and honest with the players, promising not to shirk difficult discussions, if they are needed.

The former Manchester United and England right back, who retired from playing in February 2011, said: "I believe in honesty and, if a football player makes a mistake, he has potentially a billion people watching it around the world, depending on what game it is.

The Rest

The Magician Cesc Fabregas makes this claim about our game - do you agree?

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Cesc Fabregas has given an interview to Chelsea TV and has raised a point for debate. He has stated that these days, it's more difficult for talented players to succeed in the game. Do you agree?

For me personally, Cesc Fabregas is the perfect example of a player who finds himself in exactly that situation this season having given way to Nemanja Matic and N'Golo Kante in the heart of Chelsea's midfield under Antonio Conte.

It takes a brave man to call 6-foot-9, 280-pound Oakman ‘overrated’

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Shawn Oakman is simply the most imposing player in college football this season.

Most have the Baylor senior defensive end as a likely No. 1 draft pick next year with a strong senior season. And with a breakout season, he might even contend for the No. 1 pick in the draft, considering his 6-foot-9, 280-pound physique, his speed and his top-end abilities.

Why was one of Africa’s greatest athletes forced to strip naked?

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That is the question posed in an excellent essay by Shireen Ahmen, whose blog Tales of a Hijabi Footballer is a must-read for those interested in the global politics of global football. It is published at Football is a Country, part of the Africa is a Country blog.

The piece focuses on a recent incident of "gender testing" directed at Genoveva Anonma, a football player from Equatorial Guinea who was named Africa's Female Footballer of the Year in 2012.

Adidas miadidas x EPL Talk

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EPL Talk love getting mail so when the post guy knocks on your door and hands you a huge box with a German stamp on it, it's time to smile. Especially when you know that it's personalised boots. Something that was only open to the elite football player just a few seasons ago. As time goes on, technology has made it easier to customise your boots with details which make them specific to you.

Midfield legend announces retirement

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After a summer of uncertainty regarding his future as a football player, former Germany captain Michael Ballack has announced his retirement from the game, effective immediately.

Ballack became a free agent this summer but he knew in the early months of 2012 that his last club Bayer Leverkusen would let him leave to further his career elsewhere.

Contact Lenses For Football Players

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There are many times during a person's life when it is absolutely necessary to have convenient and perfect vision. This is precisely why corrective vision such as glasses and contact lenses are so popular, and why the majority of people get eye tests at some point and at least consider glasses or contacts.

4 American Athletes that Resemble Mario Balotelli

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He's listed as 6'2", weighing 180 pounds. He looks like a pure athlete, like he could have played American football or NBA basketball. But, Mario Balotelli is a forward in Soccer, a goal-scorer, a striker.

He's coming off excellent performances in Euro Cup 2012 that raised his profile worldwide.

Nike GS Soccer Boots – As Worn by Neymar

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Brazilian football star Neymar will become the world's most environmentally-friendly football player this summer, when he wears the new Nike GS football boot (World Soccer Shop and Big Toe Soccer)...

Much ado about something: The "gayness" of Antonio Cassano

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Antonio Cassano is a bit of an exhibitionist actually

Can anyone who does what Antonio Cassano did as the picture above shows be taken seriously? On the face of it, Cassano was baited by a TV personality who apparently had an encounter with a football player in the national team who in turn "outed" another player to him.

Blogging the World Cup 2006

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If you are a sport aficionado then by now the World Cup Mania will have you in its grip. The World Wide Web has changed the way people view sports and now even a fan staying many oceans away can have a say and be heard by millions across the world.

With the events drawing close, the excitement is building up to high levels.

Piotr’s Corner: I am now the journalism

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I am the man of Renaissance. Football player. Football coach. International spy. Culinary master. Fencing expert. Gifted oboe player. Man-who-can-eat-Joey's-two-foot-cheesesteak. And now, I am also the journalism. Back in 2010, I sent to J.P. Dellacamera my first story. It was called: Watch Me Punch Chris Seitz in this YouTube Video It was very compelling story, with accompanying video.