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Lionel Messi

FC Porto 4-4 Barcelona – Deco signs off in style in mouthwatering game (VIDEO)

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Legendary Portuguese midfielder, Deco, ended his staggering career in the best possible fashion, with an exquisite lob over the keeper in the last 10 seconds of his own testimonial.

Mark van Bommel says Milan believe Leo Messi wouldn’t do as well in Serie A

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Lionel Messi has never scored against an Italian club from open play. In nine matches against Serie A teams, he has scored three times -- all of which came from penalties against Milan in the Champions League last season (Barcelona played Milan a total of four times in the group stage and quarterfinals).

AC Milan

Paolo Di Canio booed and taken out by Joey Barton at Steve Harper’s Newcastle testimonial

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It was 1996 all over again at St James' Park on Wednesday evening, as Alan Shearer, Sir Les Ferdinand, David Ginola and Rob Lee were among the names in a Newcastle Utd legends side assembled for former goalkeeper Steve Harper's testimonial.

In front of nearly 51,000 fans paying their respects to the keeper who served the club for 20 years, the Magpies faced an AC Milan XI featuring Paolo Maldini, Massimo Taibi, Mark Van Bommel and former Rossoneri forward Paolo Di Canio.

Nigel De Jong is off to Milan

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Mark Van Bommel's understudy is taking over at the San Siro

Gazzetta Dello Sport is reporting that Milan shocked off their socks by their weekend defeat to Sampdoria is adding Man City hardman, Nigel De Jong to their roster. With Jack Rodwell brought over from Everton showing signs of promise in the backfield and freeing up Yaya Toure to rove ahead, Roberto Mancini can afford to let go the Dutchman who is in his last year of his contract.

Ten-year-old Scottish girl signed by AC Milan scouts

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AC Milan are struggling for players this summer. After two months of the transfer window they have already lost Alessandro Nesta, Mark Van Bommel, Gennaro Gattuso, Clarence Seedorf, Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But more shocking even than the news ... Continue reading →

Ten-year-old Scottish girl signed by AC Milan scouts

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AC Milan are struggling for players this summer. After two months of the transfer window they have already lost Alessandro Nesta, Mark Van Bommel, Gennaro Gattuso, Clarence Seedorf, Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But more shocking even than the news they are chasing Nicklas Bendtner is that their scouts have signed a ten-year-old Scottish girl [.

Milan transfer update (June 14): The Thiago Silva saga continues as

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One minute it's on, the next minute it's off, the next minute it is back on again. The proposed sale of Thiago Silva to Paris Saint-Germain from Milan has had more twists and turns than John Grisham novel. It has become quite the saga, one that has the whole football world keeping one eye on [...]

Rogers: Midfield duo in Reds’ plans

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New Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers may not have the ability to bring any of his old allies from Swansea to Anfield due to contractual restrictions but he has offered future hopes to returning midfielders Joe Cole and Alberto Aquilani.

Cole, 30, and Aquilani, 27, spent the last season on loan to Lille and AC Milan, respectively.

psv eindhoven

Franck Ribery swaps mascot at charity game because he is too tall

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Mark van Bommel — the man who earned a red card in his final competitive game — celebrated a violence-laden career with a testimonial match eleven days ago. His PSV Eindhoven side lost 4-3 to an all-star cast featuring the likes of Wesley Sneijder, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Dirk Kuyt and Arjen Robben.

For hire – PSV Stadium, manager, cars, kits & UEFA Cup

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PSV EINDHOVEN FANS GIVEN CHANCE TO BORROW DICK ADVOCAAT, HIS PLAYERS, CARS, KIT, VIP SUITES, STADIUM AND EVEN THE UEFA CUP
PSV players advertise they are For Hire to kick off Freo loan league this Saturday
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Calling all football fans have you ever wanted to borrow PSV Eindhovens Philips Stadium, manager Dick Advocaat, captain Mark van Bommel, Jetro Willems socks , Phoxy the mascot, masseur, team bus or the UEFA Cup?

Football Results for PSV Eindhoven ( 5 – 1 ) AZ Alkmaar at Philips Stadion on September 2, 2012, 1:30 pm

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Football Match just over at Philips Stadion Eredivisie Home Team PSV Eindhoven Goals & Scorers 90′: Atiba Hutchinson;83′: Tim Matavz;67′: Marcelo;54′: Mark van Bommel;10′: Tim Matavz; Keeper Przemyslaw Tyton Midfield Jeremain Lens; Mark van Bommel; Ola Toivonen; Kevin Strootman; Forwards Tim Matavz; Dries Mertens; Defense Jetro Willems; [.

Videos

Video: Franck Ribery swaps his mascot for a shorter one

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Bayern Munich star Franck Ribery traded his mascot at a charity match because he thought his was too tall. Ahead of Mark Van Bommel's testimonial match last week, the France international appeared to become concerned at the height of the child with whom he was holding hands. Spotting a much smaller model up ahead, the [.

Mark Van Bommel shows that he’s more than a hard man at PSV training

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Mark Van Bommel was known throughout his career as something of a footballing bastard, so much so that he was even sent off a couple of weeks ago in his last ever professional match. However, in this video of PSV training shows that Van Bommel also had a more delicate side. The enforcer pings football [.

Dutch Hardman Mark Van Bommel Chips Ball Into Trailer From 30 Yards, Before Attempting To Break Its Leg (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

Actually, the second bit isn't true. It's a downright lie. Indeed, veteran midfielder Van Bommel, a player more renowned for kicking chunks out of the opposition, shows us the lighter, brighter and more skillful side of his game in this little clipette.

During a training session with PSV, the recently retired 36-year-old dinked a ball into a trailer from all of 30 yards.

AZ Alkmaar v PSG: Dutch Cup Final Set for Rotterdam

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The Dutch Cup Final is set to take place this evening in Rotterdam as AZ Alkmaar take on PSV Eindhoven in what should be a fantastic end to Holland's domestic cup. PSV Eindhoven currently sit second in the table while Alkmaar sit in tenth, but league tables won't matter this evening as both sides set their sights on silverware.

AZ Alkmaar v PSV: Dutch Cup Final Set for Rotterdam

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The Dutch Cup Final is set to take place this evening in Rotterdam as AZ Alkmaar take on PSV Eindhoven in what should be a fantastic end to Holland's domestic cup. PSV Eindhoven currently sit second in the table while Alkmaar sit in tenth, but league tables won't matter this evening as both sides set their sights on silverware.

Arsene Wenger

OTP Rebounds: Man Utd fans crowd-fund Cristiano Ronaldo transfer, Stoke’s goodbye to Michael Owen and Arsene Wenger is psychic

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Stoke's squad bid farewell to Michael Owen by caking his car in flours and egg [Twitter] A group of Manchester United fans are trying to crowd-fund a bid for Cristiano Ronaldo by pledging to purchase replica shirts bearing his name [Bring Ronaldo Home] Arsene Wenger told his Arsenal staff months ago that this would be [.

The Van Gaal factor in Liverpool: A coup d'etat waiting to happen

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The gates of Gaal: What Brendan Rodgers could face

Brendan Rodgers is set to become the new manager in Liverpool. An appointment which should please many fans. Rodgers will have to do a lot of heavy lifting overseeing what could be an accelerated re-structuring of the squad in the off season to bring in more creativity and make Liverpool more nimble and effective up front.

FC Twente

Van Bommel Retires With Red Card

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Mark Van Bommel called time on his professional career yesterday with immediate effect following this 70th minute dismissal in PSV's 3-1 loss to FC Twente at the weekend.

DTotD: Mark van Bommel earns a straight red card in final game of his career

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During an illustrious career that has lasted 21 seasons, Mark van Bommel has brought his uniquely aggressive brand of football to PSV, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Milan. Back with PSV this season, the 36-year-old midfielder played his 350th Eredivisie game on Sunday, which turned out to be a 3-1 loss at FC Twente.

Euro 2012

Andy Carroll Targeted By AC Milan's Transfer Guru

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Liverpool striker Andy Carroll has been identified as a transfer target by the son of AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi, who has urged his father to pull off the shock signing of the summer.
Italian media mogul Pier Silvio Berlusconi, who is the president of Mediaset, the holding company that owns AC Milan, has acted as a consultant on the Rossoneri's transfer business in recent years, as the club seek to replace their ageing stars with a new wave of young talent.

Mid-Day Ticker: Van Persie to stay put, Van Bommel retires from Holland & more

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If Arsene Wenger's latest comments are any indication, Robin van Persie won't be leaving Arsenal this summer.

Van Persie has been widely speculated to be making a move from the Emirates, coming off a career-best season in which he won the Premier League golden boot with 30 goals and captured the PFA Player of the Year award.

Portugal progress as Ronaldo returns to form

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Group B threw up two enthralling and captivating games on Sunday night, as four good teams were all still in the mix to qualify for the quarter-finals ahead of play. Germany overcame a dogged Denmark side 2-1 to progress through to the last eight, whilst

Portugal were inspired by captain Cristiano Ronaldo to also win 2-1 against Netherlands and finish as runners up in the pool.

Top 10 Euro 2012 conclusions: Portugal 2-1 Netherlands

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www.dailygoalz.com P 2-1 H by DailyGoalz 1. Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived at Euro 2012. To be fair, he missed as many chances tonight as he has in the first two games, but at least he found the net twice tonight as well. 2. CR7 can't wait to get back to his hotel now to [...]


Euro 2012: Dutch ball hoggers vs Portugese ball hoggers

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The Dutch have been the poorest shooting team in the Euros averaging almost 14 attempts off target per match. They managed to beat Russia and Aleksandr Kherzakov to second best by about 3 attempts. Against Denmark, the Dutch sprayed the ball all over the place like drunks taking a wiz.

Most of this scoring futility has been the result of leaving the ball at the feet of Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie.

Dutch Futbolita: Do or Die – part two

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For the second time in a row: it's D-day for Oranje. But this time, they REALLY need to win this match. Last Wednesday the high hopes they had didn't result in a victory. After a good start for the Dutch NT they couldn't finish it and the German team won with 1-2. Today that result won't be enough.

Racism at Euro 2012: A bold solution

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It is 2012 and race is still a factor in the world. This is not only sad, but also pathetic, as it appears rampant in a part of the world plagued by ethnic conflict for nearly a century.

The United States has struggled with the issue as well, though it was, for the most part, solved via the Civil Rights Movement.

Arjen Robben getting his head stapled during match against Germany

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Football hasn't gotten much more enjoyable for Arjen Robben since his disastrous Champions League final last month.  Two losses in two Euro 2012 matches for the Netherlands after being the highest scoring team in qualifying has led to inevitable rumors of infighting and bitterness.

In the first half of their 2-1 loss to Germany, Arjen Robben opened up a cut after a clash of heads with Holger Badstuber.

Euro 2012 special, part two: when did Holland last play without a ‘van’?

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This article titled "Euro 2012 special, part two: when did Holland last play without a 'van'?" was written by Barry Glendenning, James Dart and Rob Smyth, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 13th June 2012 08.35 UTC

"When was the last time Holland played an international fixture without any players with 'van' in their name on the pitch or substitutes' bench?

Dutch Futbolita: Do or Die !!

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It's D-day for Oranje. This is THE match, not only because of the disappointing start but also because they are playing rivals Germany tonight. After the disappointing loss last Saturday (Denmark beat them by 1-0) the Dutch guys have to be at their best behavior today. It will take a lot of effort, skills and luck to beat Germany tonight.

Top 10 Euro 2012 conclusions: Netherlands 0-1 Denmark

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1. Euro 2012 has its first mini-shock. Denmark were supposed to be the poor relatives of the Group of Death. This has thrown a cat and a pigeon into the applecart. 2. Netherlands missed so many chances that they looked they would've struggled to score in one of Amsterdam's seedier districts. 3. The Danes were [.

Quotes, reaction to Nowak Mwanga presser, more

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Check back throughout the day for three post looking at Reading United ahead of Saturday's friendly with the Union. Also, look at our weekly Footy on the Telly post for World Cup qualifiers and Euro 2012 live listings for your TV and computer.

Philadelphia Union

At Thursday's press conference, Peter Nowak said the Danny Mwanga trade was based on immediate needs:

"It's not Danny's fault.

Euro 2012: Monkey Chants Aimed At Holland Squad, Van Bommel Implores UEFA To ‘Open Their Ears’

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By Chris Wright

Holland captain Mark van Bommel has implored UEFA to 'open their ears' after complaining that the Dutch squad were subjected to racist abuse and monkey chanting during an open training session in Krakow, Poland yesterday evening.

Unsurprisingly, UEFA have refused to acknowledge the abuse was of a racist nature instead claiming that the unrest among the 20,000 present at the Stadion Miejski (where Holland were training) was due to a protest being staged at the by local fans who were angered by the fact that Krakow hadn't been given any Euro 2012 games.

Holland Players Racially Abused By Polish Fans In Krakow

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TweetDutch players were racially abused by a group of Polish fans during a training session in the city of Krakow hours after visiting Auschwitz concentration camp. Several of the Dutch players were subjected to vile monkey chants as they trained in Wisla Krakow's ground in front of 25,000 spectators in the tournament's first case of [.

Euro 2012 : Balotelli and Sneijder Reunited As Dutch And Italian National Teams Visit Auschwitz Camp

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Following Germany's visit to Auschwitz camp a few days ago, the Oranje and Azzurri followed their footsteps yesterday by visiting the Birkenau camp in Oswiecim, Poland to pay their respects to the victims of the former extermination camp from World War II.

Bert Van Marwijk

The Netherlands: From FIFA finalists to fractured football team

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Countries have always had footballing stereotypes attached to them, often unwittingly reflecting the nation's wider living philosophy. Erstwhile West Germany were all about strict formations, defensive discipline and attacking organization; conversely, the Latin American countries exercised their creative license with exuberance, as the samba beat of attacking laterals replaced the stoic violin of conservative full-backs.

Netherlands players get racial abuse at training session before Euro 12 even starts, UEFA denies it

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And so it begins. Following the many warnings about racial abuse and violence in Poland and Ukraine, the BBC investigation revealing ugly incidents during matches and UEFA's ruling that players will be booked for fleeing abuse, the first reported racist incident has already taken place a full day before Euro 12 even starts.

Netherlands v Bulgaria – Match Preview – Friendly – 26 May 2012

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The Netherlands begin their UEFA Euro 2012 preparations with a friendly against Bulgaria. The match will take place at the Amsterdam Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands with kickoff is scheduled for 19:00 BST time.

Netherlands manager Bert van Marwijk

"We will do everything, although I won't explain how we will do it.

The Rest

Ribery Swaps Mascots Because of his Height

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Franck Ribery is well known for his elaborate pranks but he ensured his ego wasn't about to take a hit as he swapped his taller mascot with a smaller version before Mark Van Bommel's star-studded testimonial, who said footballers were fickle eh.

Berlusconi wants you to be impressed with how much he’s saving by selling two of Milan’s best

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As we've seen with the bunga bunga parties and relations with underage prostitues that ended his marriage and mishandling of Italy's economic crisis which forced him to resign as prime minister, Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi has never been one to consider the potential consequences of his actions.