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Pellegrini threatens Hebei shake-up

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Shanghai (AFP) Ex-Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini threatened a shake-up at big-spending Hebei China Fortune after two defeats in his first two games in charge.

The Chilean cut a frustrated figure as Hebei lost 3-2 away to Yanbian Fude on Saturday, a week after slumping 3-0 to Chinese Super League leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.

Pellegrini threatens Hebei shake-up

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Shanghai (AFP) Ex-Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini threatened a shake-up at big-spending Hebei China Fortune after two defeats in his first two games in charge.

The Chilean cut a frustrated figure as Hebei lost 3-2 away to Yanbian Fude on Saturday, a week after slumping 3-0 to Chinese Super League leaders Guangzhou Evergrande.

English Premier League

Sevilla hero eager to join Liverpool, but €20m winger rejects move

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Sevilla's on loan midfielder Stephane M'Bia has revealed his excitement at being linked with Liverpool, fueling rumours of an impending summer move, but long-term targetXherdan Shaqiri has stated his desire to remain at Bayern Munich beyond the summer.

Top 10 conclusions: Premier League weekend, 6-7 April

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1. The battle for fourth is hotting up after Tottenham's draw with Everton. It looks like that and one relegation place is what we'll all be talking about on the last day of the season. 2. Harry Redknapp has been saying for weeks that Bobby Zamora would kickstart QPR's relegation fight. We're not sure that's [.

QPR’s Stephane Mbia a little miffed by the location of his club: “I thought they were in Scotland”

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Stephane Mbia did nothing to stem the common belief that professional footballers havedramaticallylittle going on in between their heads after admitting anabysmalawareness of his club's geographical location. The QPR midfielder -who has recently complained that the Premier League was "nothing but battles" full of "cuts and bruises" hit theimbecilicsweet-spot at the weekend.

Who Are Ya? Stephane Mbia (QPR)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Stephane Mbia Age: 26 Position: Centre-back/midfielder Signed from: Marseille Fee: Undisclosed Did you know? Mbia was at the centre of a racism row with ex-Liverpool striker Milan Baros in 2007. Baros pinched his nose and gestured to suggest that Mbia had an offensive odour.

Who Are Ya? Stephane Mbia (QPR)

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Your whistle-stop guide to the latest Premier League arrivals Name: Stephane Mbia Age: 26 Position: Centre-back/midfielder Signed from: Marseille Fee: Undisclosed Did you know? Mbia was at the centre of a racism row with ex-Liverpool striker Milan Baros in 2007. Baros pinched his nose and gestured to suggest that Mbia had an offensive odour.

Spurs complete late swoop for duo

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Tottenham Hotspur have wrapped up the signings of France international goalkeeper Hugo Lloris from Lyon and U.S. international Clint Dempsey from Fulham.

Lloris had been in London the entire afternoon to complete a medical and finalize terms, but negotiations had stalled between the involved parties for a few hours.

Arsenal Prepare £16m Midfield Maestro Bid: Wenger Plans Summer Bid for In Form Marseille Man Mbia

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Emirates boss wants to sign adaptable Cameroonian international.

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Arsenal prepare £16m move for Marseille's Stephane Mbia
Arsenal are preparing to make a £16m transfer bid for 24-year-old Marseille midfielder Stephane Mbia, according to latest reports.

Top ten transfer stories from today

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1. Manchester City have reached an agreement with Carlos Tevez to sign a five year contract for the Eastlands club.

The club have agreed personal terms with the 25-year-old, and the deal has been ratified by the Premier League and the Football Association. (The Guardian)

2. Chelsea are to hold further talks with their captain, John Terry, over his future.


QPR defender Stephane Mbia tweets Joey Barton to ask if they can swap clubs again

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QPR have launched an internal investigation after Stephane Mbia took to Twitter to begin talks about a move away from the club. Mbia tweeted Joey Barton who moved to Marseille on loan as part of the deal that saw Mbia move to Loftus Road asking if they could swap back. He tweeted: "Do [...]

Half a Season with QPR Chairman Tony Fernandes

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Some of QPR Chairman Tony Fernandes Tweets since the beginning of September through the end of November - pertaining to QPR -

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Grenero is a massive signing and one that in years to come we will always par ourselves on the back

Stephane MbiA has signed to QPR.


Wenger – QPR are a quality team

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Arsene Wenger watched his Arsenal team struggle to break down bottom-of-the-table QPR after a rollercoaster week for the club in which they lost two games and got a rollicking from the fans at the yearly AGM, but the Frenchman insists that yesterdays opponents were a quality side that won't be in the relegation positiions for much longer.

Arsenal v Marseille – Champions League Match Preview

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Team news, match facts and quotes ahead of the Champions League Group F fixture between Arsenal and Valencia at Emirates Stadium.


Thomas Vermaelen and Carl Jenkinson are both fit to start. Marouane Chamakh has suffered a knee injury and is not fit, but Yossi Benayoun is available again after sitting out Saturday's win over Chelsea due to the terms of his loan deal.

Arsenal Face Tricky Marseille Fixture

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Arsenal travel to the Stade Velodrome tonight in a champions league clash against Group F leaders Marseille. The Gunners go into this match knowing that anything less than a win could seriously hamper their chances of moving onto the next stage.

However things do not look too good for Arsenal as number of their key players are major doubts for the fixture.

London Duo Victorious in Europe

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Whether it's a coincidence or not, two EPL London giants, Chelsea and Arsenal, that will be facing each others next weekend all cruised to a victory against their opponents at the UEFA Champions League match day 2 last night (Tuesday).

The blues defeated their rival, Marseille with two goals from John Terry and Nicolas Anelka at Stamford Bridge while the Gunners sailed through Partizan Belgrade with a 3-1 victory at Belgrade.

Franck Ribery Set To Sign New Deal At Bayern Munich, Man City Still Chasing James Milner And Also Ashley Young

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By Chris Wright

TMFJCAIF. Here's the round up...

Rumour No. 1: Reports in the German media today are suggesting that Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Barcelona and Real Madrid target Franck Ribery is set to sign a new five-year deal at Bayern Munich that will see him tied to the German club until 2015 thus putting the kibosh on any prospective summer move.

Stephane Mbia “Keen To Join” Everton

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UPDATE: According to Giscard Gourizro at Sky Sports News, Rennes midfielder Stephane Mbia is interested in joining Everton. Mbia said,

"I have been aware of Everton's interest since last year when I almost joined them .

Real Madrid

QPR get very, very ambitious: Esteban Granero and Stephane Mbia

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Esteban Granero can't find work at Real Madrid

Loftus Road phones and faxes have been plenty busy this transfer deadline as Esteban Granero becomes another victim of Real Madrid's proud cantera system, a homegrown lifeline replenishing the club with talent before they went Galactico.


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Marseille defender, Stephane Mbia has revealed that he had contact with both Real Madrid and Manchester United over the summer, concerning a possible move to them.

The versatile Cameroonian was outstanding last season as Marseille lifted the Ligue 1 title, however an injury suffered at the World Cup has hindered his progress this season as he has struggled to find his form.

Champions League

Getting A Boot In

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Soft penalties are an epidemic. Stephane Mbia's challenge/rearranging of Sebastian Kehl's face is not a soft penalty. This is earning every single bit of the penalty and then some, with Kehl being subbed off. (He's fine, though probably not remembering much of pi.)

Fair warning: not for the exceedingly squeamish.

CL Recap: Chelsea 2-0 Marseille

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Bomb squad.

That rapturous free kick from Alex during the second half of our 2-0 Champions League win against Olympique de Marseille deserves its own soundscape. Following several mental replays, only one production group can provide it:

Moving on to the match.

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Marseille it is

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With the possibility of drawing either one of the Milan teams or a seasoned European club like Roma or Lyon, we could consider ourselves fortunate to end up with Marseille. That being said, Marseille cannot be taken lightly as they are the reigning French champions and have steadily improved their play in Europe this season.

Brest stay top as Marseille stumble again

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PARIS, France — Brest held onto top spot in the French first division despite being held to a 1-1 draw at home to Sochaux on Saturday, as Marseille missed the chance to gain ground in a 1-1 draw with Lens. Victory for Marseille would have taken them to within a point of Brest and Stephane [...]

Video: L'OM become Ligue champions

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After 18 long years. Their last title in 1990-1991. They beat Rennes, 3-1 and with two matches to spare won their ninth domestic title. It sparked mad celebrations with fans diving in the sea at the Vieux Port. Key moments in their season:

Jan 30: Marseille slump to a 2-0 defeat at promoted Montpellier and drop 12 points off the pace.

Marseille are ready for serious title challenge

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Olympique Marseille narrowly missed out on the Ligue 1 title last season, but their performances were highly encouraging and the famous French club are determined to win the league title next season. Didier Descamps has been brought to replace Eric Gerets and he has already been given a couple of presents from the new president Jean-Claude Dassier.

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Los 23 de Camerún

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1 Idriss KAMENI 18/02/1984 P Espanyol (ESP)2 Benoit ASSOU-EKOTTO 24/03/1984 DF Tottenham (ENG)3 Nicolas NKOULOU 27/03/1990 DF Mónaco (FRA)4 Rigobert SONG 01/07/1976 DF Trabzonspor (TUR)5 Sebastien BASSONG 09/07/1986 DF Tottenham (ENG)6 Alexandre SONG 09/09/1987 MC Arsenal (ENG)7 Landry NGUEMO 28/11/1985 MC Celtic (SCO)8 GEREMI 20/12/1978 DF Ankaragucu (TUR)9 Samuel ETO´O 10/03/1981 DL Inter (ITA)10 Achille EMANA 05/06/1982 DL Betis Sevilla (ESP)11 Jean MAKOUN 29/05/1983 MC Lyon (FRA)12 Gaetan BONG 25/04/1988 DF Valenciennes (FRA)13 Eric CHOUPO MOTING 23/03/1989 DL Nuremberg (GER)14 Aurelien CHEDJOU 20/06/1985 DF Lille (FRA)15 Pierre WEBO 20/01/1982 DL Mallorca (ESP)16 Souleymanou HAMIDOU 22/11/1973 P Kayserispor (TUR)17 Mohamadou IDRISSOU 08/03/1980 DL SC Friburgo (GER)18 Eyong ENOH 23/03/1986 MC Ajax (NED)19 Stephane MBIA 20/05/1986 DF Marsella (FRA)20 Georges MANDJECK 09/12/1988 MC Kaiserslautern (GER)21 Joel MATIP 08/08/1991 MC Schalke 04 (GER)22 Guy NDY 28/02/1986 P Valenciennes (FRA)23 Vincent ABOUBAKAR 22/01/1992 DL Coton Sport (CMR)
Director Técnico: Paul LE GUEN (FRA).

Cameroon’s World Cup chances

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After an excellent showing in the 1990 FIFA World Cup, Cameroon have since faded somewhat – and this is widely attributed to the older members of the team during the "glory years" going into retirement. However, this year, the side are rejuvenated and could definitely be the ones to watch during the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa and even worth a World Cup bet.

Mondiali 2010, Camerun: I 30 preconvocati di Le Guen. Eto’o capitano dei Leoni

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L'attaccante nerazzurro Samuel Eto'o, fuoriclasse del club milanese, sarà il capitano dei "Leoni indomabili" (nonchè unico italiano nella lista) che si preparano ad affrontare il mondiale sudafricano.
Arriva, in queste ore, l'investitura ufficiale da parte del selezionatore francese del Camerun, Paul Le Guen (artefice del miracolo qualificazione, visto che dall'ultimo posto nel girone ha portato la nazionale africana al primo staccando il biglietto per i Mondiali), insieme alla lista dei 30 giocatori preconvocati per il ritiro in vista della competizione calcistica del giugno prossimo.

Cameroon 2010 World Cup Squad

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Cameroon Preliminary Squad

Coach:Â Paul Le Guen

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club GK Souleymanou Hamidou 22 November 1973 (aged 36) 40 Kayserispor GK Idriss Carlos Kameni 18 February 1984 (aged 26) 58 Espanyol GK Guy N'dy Assembé 28 February 1986 (aged 24) 0 Valenciennes GK Amour Patrick Tignyemb 14 June 1985 (aged 24) 1 Bloemfontein Celtic DF Jean Patrick Abouna Ndzana 20 June 1988 (aged 21) 0 Astres Douala DF Benoît Assou-Ekotto 24 March 1984 (aged 26) 4 Tottenham Hotspur DF Sébastien Bassong 9 July 1986 (aged 23) 3 Tottenham Hotspur DF Gaëtan Bong 25 April 1988 (aged 22) 0 Valenciennes DF Aurélien Chedjou 20 June 1985 (aged 24) 8 Lille DF Geremi Njitap 20 December 1978 (aged 31) 109 Ankaragücü DF Stephane Mbia 20 May 1986 (aged 24) 29 Marseille DF Makadji Boukar 29 January 1984 (aged 26) 0 Al-Nahda DF Nicolas N'Koulou 27 March 1990 (aged 20) 6 Monaco DF Rigobert Song 1 July 1976 (aged 33) 133 Trabzonspor DF Marcel Ndjeng 6 May 1982 (aged 28) Augsburg MF Eyong Enoh 23 March 1986 (aged 24) 12 Ajax MF Jean Makoun 29 May 1983 (aged 27) 46 Lyon MF Georges Mandjeck 9 December 1988 (aged 21) 4 Kaiserslautern MF Joel Matip 8 August 1991 (aged 18) 1 Schalke MF Patrick Mevoungou 15 February 1986 (aged 24) Canon Yaoundé MF Landry N'Guémo 28 November 1985 (aged 24) 17 Celtic MF Alexandre Song 9 September 1987 (aged 22) 20 Arsenal FW Vincent Aboubakar 22 January 1992 (aged 18) Cotonsport Garoua FW Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting 23 March 1989 (aged 21) 0 Nuremberg FW Achille Emana 5 June 1982 (aged 28) 32 Real Betis FW Samuel Eto'o (c) 10 March 1981 (aged 29) 92 Internazionale FW Mohammadou Idrissou 8 March 1980 (aged 30) 28 Freiburg FW Dorge Kouemaha 28 June 1983 (aged 26) 2 Club Brugge FW Pierre Webó 20 January 1982 (aged 28) 39 Mallorca FW Jacques Zoua 6 September 1991 (aged 18) 0 Basel

Most Capped Player: Rigobert Song 133
Top Goalscoere: Samuel Eto'o 44

Back to 2010 World Cup Squads.

World Cup Preview - Cameroon

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World Cup
Appearances 5 (First in 1982)
Best result Quarterfinals, 1990
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 16 (First in 1970)
Best result Winners, 1984, 1988, 2000, 2002
Confederations Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2001)
Best result Runners-up, 2003

Cameroon has qualified for more World Cups than any other African nation.

Cameroon’s World Cup Preview: Roster Grades

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The Keeper

Espanyol star Carlos Idriss Kameni is probably the second best player on this Cameroon club and he will have his work cut out for him this World Cup with a not so great defensive unit supporting him.

WCQ Preview: Cameroon versus Togo

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Cameroon sits at the top of Africa's Group A, having climbed from fourth (last) to first during the last break by virtue of their two wins against Gabon, who previously led the group. The Indomitable Lions lead Gabon by one point, Togo by two, with a November trip to Morocco to close-out qualifying.

World Cup 2010

Rigobert and Alex Song: Both cousins in Cameroon squad

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Rigobert Song returns to the Cameroon line up 16 years after making his debut in the 1994 World Cup. Paul Le Guen named his 23 man roster and included the veteran journeyman who is now out of contract at Trabzanspor.

Rigobert has always been described as the uncle of Arsenal's Alex Song, who was also selected.

Cameroon World Cup Team Profile

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There's something awfully intriguing about Cameroon. Each and every tournament the world waits for them to break out of their shells and begin to fulfill that potential. One on African soil would seem to be as good as any, but then the last two African Cup of Nations didn't go so brilliantly.

And while this one is on their home continent and they'll want to do well, it may be a bit about growth.

Group D: African Cup of Nations 2010 Preview (Cameroon, Gabon, Tunisia, Zambia)

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The Cup of Nations all-time top scorer - but can Eto'o add more silverware to the collection in Angola?

With the African Cup of Nations 2010 now but a few days away we turn our attentions to the final group preview, Group D:

Group D

Cameroon - Gabon - Tunisia - Zambia


Alongside Cote d'Ivoire Cameroon probably have the most talented squad in Africa, yet until Paul Le Guen took over as coach in July 2009 the Indomitable Lions were in real jeopardy of missing out on World Cup 2010 altogether.

The Rest

Report: Atlanta fails to come to terms with midfielder Stephane Mbia

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Atlanta United was reportedly after an addition to the midfield, but it appears one target has been ruled out.

Reports from Cameroon state that the club has failed to come to terms with midfielderStephane Mbia, who reportedly was in attendance for Atlanta's 5-0 win over LAFC last week.

Mbia, who has 67 caps with Cameroon, was seen as a potential No.

Union-Seattle previews, White to City Islanders, 2016 Copa America in US, more news

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Previewing the game in Seattle. Ethan White loan to City Islanders likely ahead of tonight's game in Harrisburg. Us to host 2016 Copa America. More news.

World Cup car crash

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Day 4

I have this recurring dream where I'm driving a car and the brakes don't work. I'm always going down hill so I have to slalom through traffic like Bode Miller. Luckily, I always dodge the danger and survive the terrifying ordeal. It's not a pleasant dream. I'm a risk taker, but I'm not exactly the kind of person who jumps out of airplanes on weekends.

Weekend Notes: Altidore, Davies, Boca and an EPL scare

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Jozy Altidore'
s Hull City got their first win of the young season with a 1-0 win over Bolton. And Altidore, after a long wait and some complications, got his chance to play. Coming on in the 59th minute for striker Caleb Folan, Altidore immediately made an impact providing an acrobatic assist to fellow newbie Kamel Ghilas for the gamewinner.