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Matches - Europe

Spain vs. Belarus - Football Match Summary - October 11, 2013 - ESPN

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England vs. Montenegro - Football Match Summary - October 11, 2013 - ESPN

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Ecuador vs. Uruguay - Football Match Summary - October 11, 2013 - ESPN

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Ethiopia make their football mark

Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger challenged British reporters in January to name five members of Ethiopia's squad ahead of their rare appearance at the African Cup of Nations in South Africa.<p>"It is maybe the only international competition today where you do not know all the players," he said in …

International Misfits XI: would this team qualify for the World Cup?

Roy Hodgson could be forgiven for feeling a tad envious. While the England manager was forced to select a squad for this week's crucial round of World Cup qualifiers from an increasingly shallow pool of talent, some national team managers were spoilt for choice. Vicente del Bosque was able to …

Why Raheem Sterling Isn't a Right-Wing-Back for Liverpool

On Saturday, for Liverpool’s home league game against Crystal Palace, Raheem Sterling was given an opportunity to prove why he should be a regular first team player.<p>From the team that beat Sunderland a week before, Brendan Rodgers moved Jordan Henderson in from the right-wing-back position to sit …

Picking an England XI to Annoy Jack Wilshere

Jack Wilshere has caused quite a stir with his latest comments, reported by <i>The Guardian,</i> suggesting we should "keep England for the English."<p>It's in response to the Adnan Januzaj debate, in which many prominent figures are wading in to give their views on a convoluted, messy subject.<p>Wilshere …

Uruguay under Oscar Washington Tabárez can claw way to World Cup

Rationally, football teams should not have personalities. There is no reason why certain clubs or countries should not be able to change the way they play, or why the same pattern should keep repeating itself, and yet they do. Why do England keep losing on penalties? Some would argue it is to do …

David Bernstein says England should select players like Adnan Januzaj

The former chairman of the Football Association, David Bernstein, weighed into the debate over England eligibility on Wednesday when he told BBC Radio 5 that it make sense to take advantage of the five-year eligibility rule "if that can give us the better team".<p>After Jack Wilshere has called into …

Former FA chairman David Bernstein backs England foreigners as Adnan Januzaj debate intensifies

Former FA chairman David Bernstein has no problem with the FA taking advantage of the residency rule, given other countries may be doing the same.<p>Former Football Association chairman David Bernstein believes <b>England</b> must take advantage of the residency rule that could open the door for Manchester …

Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois Admired by Barcelona President Sandro Rosell

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has spoken to the Spanish media of his liking for Chelsea-owned goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, as the Catalan side continue their search for a new long-term No. 1.<p>With established first-team keeper Victor Valdes having stated he will leave the club at the end of his …

Bacary Sagna Reportedly Planning Summer Exit from Arsenal

Arsene Wenger’s terrific month could be soured with the knowledge that Bacary Sagna is looking to leave Arsenal in the summer.<p>Reports suggest the Gunners’ star right-back is preparing a move away from the Emirates and will reject the chance to extend his tenure with the current Premier League …

Dennis Bergkamp says he wants to coach Arsenal

Dennis Bergkamp has said that he wants to coach Arsenal, though he has no ambition to replace Arsène Wenger as manager.<p>"The feeling Johan Cruyff has had for Barcelona, I have the same with Arsenal," said Bergkamp. "At Arsenal it was a good click. I always enjoyed it. I never had a bad day there. It …

Jack Wilshere enters the Januzaj debate: 'Keep England for the English'

Jack Wilshere has called into question the Football Association's desire to gain Adnan Januzaj's international allegiance and insisted becoming naturalised after living in England for a period of time "does not make you English".<p>The Manchester United manager David Moyes revealed in the wake of …

Neymar Had Summer Bids from Manchester City and Chelsea, Claims Sandro Rosell

Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has revealed striker Neymar received offers from Premier League giants Manchester City and Chelsea ahead of his move to the Catalan side this summer, per the <i>Daily Star</i>'s Jack Wilson.<p>Rosell was speaking to the El Larguero radio programme on Cadena SER when he made …

Premier League turns down role on FA chairman Greg Dyke's commission to improve England team

The Premier League - arguably the organisation best placed to effect change - will not have a representative on FA chairman Greg Dyke's commission looking at how to improve the England team.<p>Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has announced the Premier League will not have a representative on …

Mamadou Sakho Reveals He Has Been Nicknamed 'Killer' at Liverpool

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho has revealed to French newspaper <i>Le Parisien</i> he has been nicknamed "Killer" by new manager Brendan Rodgers, per the <i>Daily Mail</i>'s Graeme Yorke.<p>Sakho, who joined the Reds from Paris Saint-Germain earlier this summer, has a reputation for his uncompromising style and is …

Football-related arrests grow by four per cent in 2012/13 season according to latest Home Office statistics

Slight increase reported in number of arrests at football matches in England and Wales, but number of banning orders decreses by 11 per cent.<p>The number of football-related arrests involving teams from England and Wales last season grew by 4%, statistics released by the Home Office revealed on …

Erik Lamela Can Be Argentina's Trump Card at World Cup 2014

Tottenham's brilliant midfielder Erik Lamela has the potential to become a superstar for the Argentine national side in the future, but at the upcoming World Cup the youngster could well be the joker in the pack for the Albicelestes.<p>The uber-talented 21-year-old is now regularly being called up by …

Javier Hernández: Manchester United striker set on winning regular spot

Javier Hernández is determined to prove himself worthy of a regular spot with Manchester United.<p>The striker's late return for pre-season training after appearing in the Confederations Cup for Mexico means he has been one of the players who has struggled to make an impact during David Moyes' first …

Sick Of How U.S. Sports Are Run? Take A Look At Europe

Complain all you want about how sports in the U.S. are run, but the playing fields aren't always greener on the other side.<p>In Europe, FIFA, the soccer federation, is dealing with problems associated with the 2022 World Cup's timing and venue. For one, after awarding the World Cup to Qatar, those …

Hugo Lloris Is so Vital to Tottenham Because of His Growing Stature

Hugo Lloris has carried on where he left off in this, his second season with Tottenham Hotspur.<p>After initially waiting his turn behind an in-form Brad Friedel, the 2012 summer signing from Olympique Lyonnais quickly settled into life in England.<p>Early on this time around, there has been little to …

Mario Balotelli and the 6 Best Penalty Takers in World Football Right Now

Taking a good penalty consistently requires impeccable technique and execution. It also requires a self-belief and confidence in oneself that can occasionally border on the obnoxious.<p>No surprise then, that Milan striker and ever-reliable headline generator Mario Balotelli is one of the best around …

Norwich City: The Canaries' 3 Best Performers so Far This Season

It's been a mixed start to the season for Norwich City, who find themselves in the bottom three heading into the international break despite picking up seven points.<p>During the opening two months of the campaign, there's been some below-par displays that have meant that the Canaries have missed out …

Cardiff City suspend Malky Mackay's head of recruitment Iain Moody

Malky Mackay's head of recruitment at Cardiff, Iain Moody, has been suspended by the Premier League club.<p>Moody followed Mackay from Watford when the former Norwich City player joined the Bluebirds as manager in 2011 and has played a key role in the acquisitions of players such as Steven Caulker, …

What Barcelona's Carles Puyol Must Do to Return to His Best

In May, Barcelona announced on their official website that captain Carles Puyol had successfully undergone knee surgery. He was expected to return after six weeks of recuperation, but he has only recently begun training.<p>Reports from InsideSpanishFootball.com have claimed that Puyol is targeting a …

Real Madrid Sign 9-Year-Old Wonderkid Takuhiro Nakai; Watch 'Pipi' Play

Real Madrid have been planning for the future by signing a nine-year-old to their youth program, but given the skills Takuhiro Nakai, also known as "Pipi," displays in this video, you can see why they were so desperate to bag him early.<p>According to <i>Marca</i> (Spanish, reported in English via 101 Great …

Soccer

Wayne Rooney Comments on Issues with Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United

While Manchester United fans may be frustrated with first-year head coach David Moyes through seven Premier League matches this season, club superstar Wayne Rooney is content with Sir Alex Ferguson's replacement, according to <i>The Telegraph</i>'s Henry Winter.<p>Rooney, who felt stymied by Ferguson's …