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‘We Have Informed Him Of His Layoff’ – Marseille Terminate Patrice Evra’s Contract For Kicking Out At Fan Before Europa League Tie

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Marseille have terminated Patrice Evra's contract with immediate effect after the veteran left-back clashed with fans before Thursday night's Europa League game against Vitoria Guimaeres.

After being taunted from the terraces during the warm-up, Evra eventually confronted the fan and aimed a kick at his head, promptly becoming the first player in Europa League history to be sent-off before the start of a game.

Europa League : after Croatia, the reserves visit Portugal

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Once Rémi Garde believes in something, he sticks to it. Take the Rijeka game, in which he sent the Baby OL while the real squad was training hard in Lyon for the St Etienne all important Derby.

Today, it's the same. Replace St Etienne by the other rival, Marseille, Rijeka by Guimaraes, and Briand, the ex-banned turned baby sitter, by Gomis, other ex-banned turned baby-sitter for tonight ( and hopefully savior, as despite all that, OL apparently wants to win this game)other than that, the situation is the same.


Evra red-carded before game for karate kick on fan

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Guimaraes (Portugal) (AFP) – Marseille defender Patrice Evra was sent off after launching a karate-style kick at a supporter ahead of Thursday’s match against Vitoria Guimaraes in the Europa League.

Evra was engaged in a heated exchange with a group of fans from an area reserved for Marseille supporters in Portugal before aiming a head-high kick at one of them, an AFP reporter observed.

Campeonato Português - 2ª Divisão - 2012/2013

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1 Sporting B 25 10
2 Belenenses 24 10
3 Oliveirense 21 10
4 Benfica B 19 10
5 Marítimo B 18 10
6 Arouca 18 10
7 Desp.

Campeonato Português - 2ª Divisão - 2012/2013

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1 Belenenses 21 8
2 Sporting B 19 8
3 Oliveirense 17 8
4 Benfica B 15 8
5 Arouca 15 8
6 Penafiel 14 8
7 Desp.

Looking back at Week 15 in the Portuguese League

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Week 15 saw Benfica maintain their two point lead over Porto as the season hit the midway point. Benfica earned a convincing 4-1 win over Setubal while Porto stayed pace with a 2-0 win over Rio Ave. In what amounted to the game of the week, Braga defeated Sporting 2-1 to move into sole spot of third place in the Portuguese league as Sporting drop to fourth.

Jogo 0668/2011 - Elim. Euro 2012 - Chipre 0x4 Portugal

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Mais um jogo das eliminatórias da Eurocopa de 2012, foi realizado no dia 02/09/2011, na cidade de Nicosia-CYP, onde jogaram as seleções do Chipre (76º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção de Portugal (8º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias Copa do Mundo
2002Larnaca 05/09/2001 CYP1:3 (1:0)POR First stage2002Lisbon 06/06/2001 POR6:0 (1:0)CYP First stage1978Faro 16/11/1977 POR4:0 (2:0)CYP First stage1978Limassol 05/12/1976 CYP1:2 (0:1)POR First stage1974Nicosia 10/05/1972 CYP0:1 (0:0)POR First stage1974Lisbon 29/03/1972 POR4:0 (2:0)CYP First stage
Eliminatórias Continentais
Guimaraes 03/09/2010 POR4:4 (2:2)CYP
1976Setubal 03/12/1975 POR1:0 (1:0)CYP Preliminary round1976Limassol 08/06/1975 CYP0:2 (0:1)POR Preliminary round
O árbitro desse jogo, foi: Gianluca Rossi-ITA

O primeiro gol do jogo, foi de Cristiano Ronaldo, aos 35 minutos do primeiro tempo, sendo seu 28º gol pela seleção nacional.

Looking Back at Week 10 in the Portuguese League

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Week 10 kicked off with a loud bang as Guimaraes thumped Pacos Ferreira 5-1 leaping them out of the cellar and into a tie for 10th place in Portugal. Maritimo then on Saturday defeated Academica 3-2 temporarily moving the club into third place in the league. Porto was then held on the road by Olhanense, playing the Algarve club to a scoreless draw.

Vitor Pontes takes over at Uniao de Leiria

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Uniao de Leiria have named Vitor Pontes their new head coach for the remainder of the season. Pontes takes over for the departing Pedro Caixinha. Pontes is on his third stint as coach of Leiria and has also coached Guimaraes and Portimonense but has not held a head coaching position since the 2009 season.

Portuguese clubs disappoint in European action

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Portuguese clubs did not fair well this week in European competitions with none of the five clubs in action coming away with a victory. Benfica opened the week of drawing 2-2 with Dutch club Twente and will be looking to advance to the Champions League group stage at home this coming week. In Europe League action, Sporting, Braga and Nacional all played to scoreless draws against

Porto and Guimaraes announce rosters for Portuguese Super Cup

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Porto and Guimaraes have announced their rosters for tomorrows Super Cup. The season kick off game will have both clubs looking to start their campaign on a positive note. Rosters: FC Porto Goalies- Helton, Bracali Defense- Maicon, Fucile, Otamendi, Rolando, Sereno, Sapunaru Midfield- Guarin, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Micael, Souza, Belluschi Forwards- Hulk, Varela, Falcao, Kleber, Djalma

Portuguese Clubs set for next step in Europe

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Portuguese clubs have been handed their next round of games in Europe by the draw in Nyon today. Benfica will look to advance to the Group Stage of the Champions League as they take on Dutch side Twente, the games will be played Aug 16/11 and August 24/11. While in the Europa League, four Portuguese clubs look to make the Group Stage with Sporting facing Danish side Nordsjaelland.

Nacional win, Guimaraes draw in Europa League play

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Nacional earned a 3-0 home victory in the first leg of their Europa League encounter with Hacken from Sweden. The Madeira side scored three first half goals with Matheus getting a brace and Luis Alberto the other. Guimaraes on the other hand played to a scoreless draw on the road with Midtjylland from Denmark, the Northern Portugal squad will be looking for the victory in their second leg

Upcoming friendlies for Portuguese Clubs

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The exhibition season is upon us once again as Portuguese clubs get set to start their friendlies after a summer break, upcoming games. July 6/11 FC Porto vs Tourizense July 6/11 Guimaraes vs Brasov (Rom) July 8/11 Seia vs P. Ferreira July 9/11 Beira Mar vs Brasov (Rom) July 9/11 Trofense vs Rio Ave July 9/11 Freamunde vs Braga July 9/11 Benfica vs Nice (Fra) July 9/11 Guimaraes vs Penafiel

Guimaraes upset with Braga's handling of tickets prior to Derby

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Guimaraes officials are steaming prior to their encounter with Braga as the two clubs meet for their Derby at AXA Stadium in Braga.Guimaraes states that Braga did not provide ticket sales to their supporters in which Braga rebuttaled that Guimaraes had until today to request 4500 tickets and they did not.

Guimaraes win to move into tie for third spot

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Guimaraes earned a huge home win today defeating Portimonense and moving into a third place tie in the Portuguese League with Sporting with 15 points each.Guimaraes got goals from Edgar in the first half and Maranhao in the second to earn the victory and keep their undefeated home record intact.

Maybe he is not that bad

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In early September, OTWT wrote about Manchester United signing of Portuguese forward Bebe and how everyone needed to calm down about trashing the kid.
Bebe made Bébé made his debut for Manchester United as he replaced Park Ji Sung in the 74th minute of a 5–2 away victory over Scunthorpe in the League Cup.

FC Porto remain atop leaderboard after win

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FC Porto continued their perfect run in the Portuguese League after earning a 2-0 victory in Madeira over Nacional. The win was the Dragons fifth in a row and they remain atop the league with 15 points, four points ahead of Guimaraes.Porto opened the scoring in the first half when their free kick was headed into the net by Nacional's Joao Aurellio for the own goal at the 20 minute mark.

Guimaraes add to Benfica struggles

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Benfica struggles in the Portuguese League continue after falling to Guimaraes on the road. Benfica has now lost three out of the first four games of the season, eclipsing last seasons total of two already after four games.Guimaraes opened the scoring at home when Edgar's tap went over a sprawling Roberto to give Guimaraes a 1-0 seventeen minutes into the game.

Ferguson finally opens his cheque book – for Bebe

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You really have to hand it to the old fox. While all the attention has been on the "Will he" or "Won't he" attempt to sign German international Mesut Ozil, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson...

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Guimaraes look to Algerian Halliche

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Guimaraes coach Manuel Machado has his eye on Algerian central defender Rafik Halliche to join his club for the upcoming season. Halliche who is playing in World Cup 2010 belongs to Benfica and was loaned out to Nacional by the Champions this past season. Halliche's contract runs until the 2011 season with the team from Lisbon and it is said that Machado has already submitted a request to Benfica

Guimaraes end the week with a win

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Guimaraes end Week 28 with a 2-0 victory over Belenenses, Guimaraes got a first half marker from Andrezinho and a second half marker from Nuno Assis. Guimaraes now sit in sole position of fifth with two games left in the season,

Sporting and Braga win on Holy Friday

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Sporting and Braga both pulled out victorys on Good Friday, Sporting got their fans to quickly forget last weekends loss in Madeira with a thumping at the Estadio Avalade over Rio Ave. Sporting was quick to open the scoring with Yannick's low shot into the right corner at the 7th minute mark. Liedson doubled the lead before the half when he out leaped the Rio Ave defender and headed home a

Sporting CP

Sporting CP Update

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Sporting were kept off the boardthis week byGuimaraes, who played the Leoes to a0-0draw. Their best scoring chances came after the 75th minute when Guimaraes defender Josue was sent off after picking up a second yellow. Sporting peppered Guimaraes keeper Joao Miguel, but he held his own and had made every stop and intervention to prevent any goals.

Sporting CP Update: 3/23

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The Leoes returned to league action on Sunday versus Guimaraes. After winning their last two league games in unconvincing manner, Sportingwould need to put together a good performance against Guimaraes, who sit 5th in the standings. And just exactly what the doctor ordered. A 83rd minute goal from Guimaraes' Kanu would be the only damper in this game, ruining what could of been a clean sheet win for Sporting.

English Premier League

WCR Weekend Soccer on Television - 13/14 August 2011

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For months, the biggest question on the lips of every football fan around the world is whether the Weekend Soccer on Television entries will return to World Club Rankings even though the head office has moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Rest your worried mind, sports fans of all ages. We're back.

Falcao committed to Porto after another crucial goal

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DUBLIN, Ireland Colombia striker Radamel Falcao re-affirmed his desire to stay at Porto next season after scoring his 38th goal of the season to seal a 1-0 victory over Braga in Wednesday's Europa League final. The 25-year-old had broken Juergen Klinsmann's record 15-goal haul in the competition during the semi-finals when he scored five [.

Missed Opportunity AGAIN....

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Having read what my fellow blogger Arief blogged earlier on in his blog, I received this press release from "Football Management International & Trebol Sport International" that reads
We are pleased to announce that Bangkok Glass has signed our player, Sylvain Idangar on a 2-year contract for an undisclosed fee for the Thai Premier League season 2011.

Who is Man Utd’s New Signing Bebe?

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Manchester United completed the shock signing of pretty much unknown Portuguese striker Bebe yesterday, increasing their array of young talent. With Sir Alex splashing out £7.4million for his signature, there has to be something special about the striker, right?

World Cup

Owen’s Shopping List: Strikers

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This past season has made it blindingly obvious that we need some new strikers. Danny Sturridge isn't coming back, our record signing has left for nothing, and I wouldn't be shocked if Robbie Blake had to use a walker to get to the box next appearance he makes. So when I saw the story today that Coyle is looking at not one, but two whole strikers (with two kidneys each, presumably), I was pleased.

Official: Reinaldo Rueda will not continue with Honduras

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Official: Reinaldo Rueda will not continue with Honduras is a post from: Just Football

Well...just hours ago, Reinaldo Rueda held a press conference regarding his future as, head coach of Honduras. With not much surprise Reinaldo Rueda decided to not continue with Honduras and that he will now explore his options, which include teams in, The Middle East, Ecuador, and Central American teams.

Portuguese league

The Amazing Rise of Andre Villas Boas

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Some coaches get their shot with a major club at a relatively tender age (in coaching years, anyway). Barcelona's Pep Guardiola was 37 when he got the gig.

And there are those who get a crack at the big time without ever having played beyond amaetur level, like Aston Villa's Gerard Houllier.

Guimaraes pick up Jorge Ribeiro and Cleber

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Guimaraes have added two more players to the squad for the upcoming season picking up Benfica leftback Jorge Ribeiro on loan for the season and Cleber, the midfielder left Nacional and has signed a two year contract with the club.

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Recap: Weekend Portuguese action

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Tony Taylor and Estoril threw away a late lead against Guimaraes on the road, while Steven Silva Rodrigues and Leix?es also earned a tie with Freamunde a division below.

Champions League Teams Went 14-10-8 This Weekend

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The Champions League group stage starts this week, and so this weekend was always going to be a bit of a preliminary hangover, as teams prepare for matchday 1 on Tuesday and Wednesday. Though teams are always a little softer before European matches because of squad rotation and some players probably holding back to avoid injuries, this seemed to be a particularly bad weekend for the Champions League bound.

2012 European Championships Sept 3 Matches

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In an exiting round of Euro 2012 qualifying games, the shock of the evening's games was France's 1-0 home loss to Belarus in Group D.

The most exciting match was Portugal's 4-4 draw with Cyprus in Guimaraes, where the visitors came back to gain a last-gasp point.

The big teams, with the exception of France, all had comfortable wins: world champions Spain cruised to a 4-0 win in Liechtenstein, the Netherlands won 5-0 away in San Marino, England defeated Bulgaria 4-0 at Wembley behind a Jermaine Defoe hat-trick, and Italy came from behind to beat Estonia 1-2.

New Man Utd Signing Not Good Enough For Reserves?

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Bebe (circled) with Little Pea, Fergie and Big Chris Smalling

BEBE, who Man Utd signed for £7m despite Alex Ferguson never having seen him play, is playing so badly in training that he was withdrawn from United's reserves last night so says the Mirror. Oops I guess that can happen when you sign a player you know almost nothing about.