Spurs manager Andre Villas Boas says Chelsea's fixture pile-up is actually an advantage for the Blues. AVB reckons the prospect of reaching the Europa League final will give Rafa Benitez and his squad a boost. And he says he would rather his side had as many games left to play this season. He said: "It's [.
Chelsea's players reportedly got a very prompt reply to their enquiries as to whether they would be in line for a bonus for winning the Europa League. The Champions League holders put out the feelers to see if they would be in-line for a bumper pay day if they won Uefa's second-tier silverware instead this [.
Four Liga MX vs MLS matchups hit their return legs in the Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals. How to watch, Gamethreads and a bizarre story about stolen cell phones. Can MLS get two teams through to the Semi-Finals? Watch with us.
The Seattle Sounders play Wednesday night at 5 PM in Azteca Stadium against Club America.
The MLS final will be exactly the same as it was last year, the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo. It is a strange coincidence, since the Galaxy were the #4 team in the West and the Dynamo were the#5 team in the East. The Galaxy took an insurmountable 3-0 aggregate lead (on the strength of yet another two-goal performanceby Robbie Keane)into tonight's match at Seattle's CenturyLink
The German girls have progressed to the semi-finals of the U-17 Women's World Cup after a goal from Rebecca Knaak in the 92nd minute knocked Brazil out of the tournament yesterday. Despite dominating much of the possession in the first half, Djenifer's goal in the 13th minute was not enough for the Selecao girls who were dealt a crushing blow when Germany went up 2-1 in the dying minutes of the game.
After a pulsating 0-0 draw last night, the French U-17 girls are through to the semi-finals of the tournament after beating Nigeria on penalties. Bravo, chicas! (well, it's really "les filles" but that's a little formal, no?)
Marion Romanelli scored the winning penalty for France and despite an onslaught of opportunities from the Nigerian camp throughout the game, the French girls maintained possession and controlled it.
New Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has admitted that he was attracted by the opportunity to work
in the Premier League with Liverpool.
The 61-year-old was linked with both the manager's job and a role as sporting director at Anfield
following the dismissal of Kenny Dalglish, but Brendan Rodgers was eventually appointed.
Without the benefit of context, this finish looks like a defender taking advantage of some slack marking to power home a header from the edge of the six-yard box. To an extent that's true. Alas, Middlesbrough defender Seb Hines is heading into his own net. Hines' own goal proved to be the winning goal for [.
Canada completely outplayed by France in the second half managed to score an extra time goal by
Diane Matheson following a scramble for the ball in front of the box. Before that heartbreak,
France had peppered the Canadian goal with a plethora of shots, one that unluckily hit the upright,
with the rest sailing over the crossbar.
Chelsea team-mates Frank Lampard and David Luiz had to be separated as they clashed at half-time in last night's Europa League match against Rubin Kazan. Luiz was held back by Yossi Benayoun possibly the world's worst candidate for a bouncer while goalkeeper Petr Cech stepped in to make sure Lampard didn't take things [.
Nigeria's Africa Cup of Nations squad will be offered a week of free sex if they bring the trophy home. An organisation representing the country's sex workers says Chelsea star Victor Moses and his team-mates will be entitled to freebies for a week providing they win the tournament. Jessica Elvis, national secretary of the [.
Caught in the midst of angst and anxiety of Arsenal getting on board with scoring, comes the
news of Pia Sundhage's stepping down as US Women's national team coach over the weekend. She joined
in 2007 in one the lowest points in team history, the 4-0 loss to Brazil in the World Cup
semi-finals following a huge conflagration between Greg Ryan and Hope Solo which resulted in the US
After one-and-a-half sensational semi-finals, I feel like a killjoy. Despite the wonderful
football played â€“ at least as much by the losers as the winners â€“ my thoughts were of
refereeing decisions at Old Trafford; of penalties given (to the United States) and not given (to
Canada); of yellow cards not shown (to Abby Wambach).
It has been a marvelous three weeks for the Under-20 Women's football teams in Japan, more so for
the teams that have gone on to progress to the semi-finals of the tournament. The USA Women's team,
who defeated a resilient North Korean side last week, will now face Nigeria in the semi-finals in
Tokyo tomorrow while Germany take on Japan.
There has been quite a lot written over the last few days on the subject of the Olympic Games
and its various interactions with association football. A lot of this in particular the hand-
wringing chip wrapper fodder about how the behaviour of competitors over last couple of weeks has
somehow 'shamed' our national game but there is perhaps a grain of a point to be made about the
different feeling that Olympic football has had about it in comparison with the standard, bread and
butter that we usually imbibe to the point of intoxication.
The US Women face Canada in the Semi Finals of the 2012 London Olympics today at 11:45 AM Pacifc
on NBC Sports Network (Comcast 626, 603 on DirectTV). The United States has come under scrutiny for
the Canadian's claim that their set piece defense is illegal, which is just a precursor to the
excuses issued for yet another Canadian loss to the US.
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.
Japan will see France in the chars's football semi-finals after vanquishing Brazil, while the
United States too serve after defeating New Zealand.
Mais um jogo da Eurocopa, foi realizado no dia 28/06/2012, na cidade de Varsovia-POL, onde jogaram
as seleÃ§Ãµes da Alemanha (3Âº no ranking da FIFA) e a seleÃ§Ã£o da ItÃ¡lia (12Âº no ranking da
Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleÃ§Ãµes jogaram: Copa do Mundo
2006Dortmund04/07/2006 GER0:2 a.
O primeiro jogo da Arab Nations Cup 2012, foi realizado no dia 22/06/2012, na cidade de TaÂ´if-KSA,
onde jogaram as seleÃ§Ãµes da ArÃ¡bia Saudita (101Âº no ranking da FIFA) e a seleÃ§Ã£o do Kuwait
(93Âº no ranking da FIFA).
Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleÃ§Ãµes jogaram: EliminatÃ³rias copa do mundo
2006Riyadh03/06/2005 KSA3:0 (1:0)KUW Third stage2006Kuwait City30/03/2005 KUW0:0KSA Third
stage1998Kuwait City17/10/1997 KUW2:1 (0:1)KSA Second stage1998Taif14/09/1997 KSA2:1 (1:1)KUW
Second stage1994Taif18/05/1993 KSA2:0 (1:0)KUW First stage1994Kuala Lumpur05/05/1993 KUW0:0KSA
First stage1982Kuwait City07/12/1981 KUW2:0 (1:0)KSA Final round1982Riyadh04/11/1981 KSA0:1
(0:0)KUW Final round Copa AsiÃ¡tica
2000Beirut24/10/2000 KUW2:3 a.
Starting with the NextGen U19 European competition last season, the past year has seen a widespread
and increasing focus on youth development and providing a platform for young players to further
improve their games and bridge the gap between youth and first team football.
Now, the Premier League has revealed that for the coming season the fractured reserve league system
in England will largely take a back seat to a new U21 Premier League consisting of the 23
clubsâ€”17 from the EPL and six from the Championshipâ€”whose academies qualify for Category One
There is a belief that Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is keen to secure the services of the
17-year-old and would be prepared to make a substantial offer of around Â£7million for the
Liverpool would certainly want to keep hold of Sterling who cost just Â£600,000 when he made the
move from QPR as Rodgers is believed to be a fan of the exciting young winger.
Indonesian football moves in mysterious ways. After the nonsense between PSS and PSIS which ended 3-2 to one of the teams with all the goals being own goals, and Persis refusing to travel to Samarinda to play Pusamania we are finally coming to the end of the Divis Utama.
The dates and venue were announced for the semi finals.
Chelsea's interim manager Rafa Benitez has joked that he expected the club's supporters to blame him for their current fixture congestion. The Blues have a busy run-in. They have been playing fixture catch-up for most of the season after a trip to the Club World Cup and a run to the semi-finals of the Capital [.
Just days after falling to the German club 3-0 in the group stage of the tournament, the United
States shocked Germany 1-0 on Saturday to win the U-20 World Cup in Tokyo, Japan. Kealia Ohai
scored her second goal of the tournament late in the first half, which proved to be the
After the United States women's team downed Japan 2-1 to win the gold medal at the Olympics
Women's Football Final on Thursday night, goalkeeper Hope Solo found the time to
grab a specially created cappucino today in between doing media interviews in London. The prospect
of meeting the press usually involves copious amounts of caffeine (as Mesut Ozil would tell you)
and in Hope's case, she would've probably needed it after a night of hard partying!
South Korea dominated the early stages of their men's Olympic football semi-final against what
Jonathan Pearce summed up perfectly as "a higgledy-piggledy mess" of a Brazil side. This led to the
fleeting prospect of a South Korea v. Mexico final. And, as those two sides met at Newcastle in one
of the tournament's direst games, it was just as well the prospect was only fleeting.
Anyone who had watched yesterday's semi-finals in the Olympic men's soccer tournament would have
walked away being incredibly impressed by the performances of Mexico and Brazil. Both teams
deservedly won their matches and will now feature in the...
Brazilian sensation Neymar is quite possibly the biggest football name at the London 2012 Olympics.
Given his flamboyant flicks and eye-catching invention with the ball, it's easy to see why the
world's biggest clubs are buzzing around him like a bee over spilt Tango. The stick-thin prodigy
failed to add to his endless showreel of [.