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Ya Konan tracked by Premier League clubs

24 Apr 2012

Hannover and Ivory Coast striker Didier Ya Konan is being watched by a number of Premier League sides, according to reports. Ya Konan has been on the radar of a number of teams for a couple of years, but an impressive season in the...
 

Youth tournament in Haiti proves football is more than just a game

24 Apr 2012

A tournament organised by GOALS – Global Outreach and Love of Soccer – has hosted a succesful national youth soccer tournament in Haiti. The tournament drew hundreds of football fans to Cité Soleil Fields for a weekend filled...
 

China football chief corruption trial kicks off

24 Apr 2012

The former head of China's football league, Xie Yalong (pictured), has gone on trial over corruption charges, according to reports in China’s state media. The trial highlights Chinese efforts to clean up the sport, with dozens of...
 

MLS Week 7 Round-Up: Red Bulls fall by the sword of Pontius; Galaxy survive rushing Rapids

24 Apr 2012

There are a myriad of highlights in yet another unpredictable week in MLS, in which the unexpected came in waves of two. Two teams went down to nine men with plenty of time left in the match (Philadelphia Union and Real Salt...
 

Juventus keen on Torres

24 Apr 2012

Juventus are lining up a summer bid for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres. Juve are back in the running for major honours after bouncing back from their relegation, and will again compete in the Champions League next season. ...
 

Is the Bundesliga on track for European dominance?

23 Apr 2012

Could Sky’s success in winning the €2.5billion media rights for the Bundesliga mean Germany’s elite league is closer than ever to taking over the English Premier League as the economic powerhouse of European football? “In...
 

Guardiola congratulates Real Madrid on La Liga title

22 Apr 2012

Pep Guardiola has conceded the title to Real Madrid - even going so far as congratulating Barcelona's arch rivals on winning La Liga after Cristiano Ronaldo's winner sent Madrid seven points clear at the top of the table. Real's...
 

Ronaldo's stunning strike gives Real Madrid a seven point advantage in La Liga

21 Apr 2012

Barcelona 1-2 Real Madrid Saturday night's El Clasico at the Nou Camp was a classic indeed as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-1 to open up a seven point lead at the top of La Liga, thanks to a brilliant winner from Cristiano Ronaldo. ...
 

Mourinho will ‘stay in Madrid until 2014’

21 Apr 2012

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho has signed a new contract for the next two seasons, according to El Mundo. The Spanish newspaper reports that it is possible that Mourinho signed his contract renewal several weeks ago, after a...
 

Real Madrid plan Micah Richards swoop

21 Apr 2012

Manchester City star Micah Richards has been linked with a move to Real Madrid. Richards is wanted by Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho, who is looking for a right back who can cover several positions. According to reports...
 

El Clasico will live up to the hype as Real Madrid aim to beat Barca to La Liga title

21 Apr 2012

You just never know with ‘El Clasico’ – you might get a classic game, with classic goals, but you are just as likely to see tempers flare and red cards. As rivalries go, it’s currently the world’s number one. The...
 

Barca want Bale

20 Apr 2012

Gareth Bale is Barcelona’s number one summer transfer target, according to the Daily Telegraph. And Barca are keen to employ him as a left wing back to replace Eric Abidal, who had a liver transplant last week. The...
 

Raul to quit European football at end of season

20 Apr 2012

Raul will leave Schalke 04 at the end of the season. The Spanish goalscoring legend, who has played for the German club the last two years, has decided to quit European football. He has rejected an offer from the...
 

Thousands of fans attend Morosini funeral

19 Apr 2012

Thousands of football fans lined the streets and packed into a church in Bergamo on Thursday for the funeral of Piermario Morosini, the Italian player who died after collapsing on the pitch in a Serie B game on Saturday. Flowers,...
 

MLS Week 6 Round-Up: LA Galaxy return to form

17 Apr 2012

Whether you are a multi-millionaire professional athlete, a schoolboy, or a weekend warrior, there are some truths about football that are irrefutable. Two of them were on display in MLS this weekend, in which a bevy of late-game...
 

Ronaldo sets new La Liga goalscoring record, before Messi's double equals it

15 Apr 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo broke the La Liga goalscoring record as Real Madrid beat Sporting Gijon 3-1 to open up a seven-point advantage over Barcelona. Madrid had to come from behind after Miguel De Las Cuevas broke the deadlock from the...
 

If you thought Liverpool's defending was bad, watch this...

14 Apr 2012

Liverpool gave themselves an uphill struggle in the FA Cup semi-final clash against Everton when some comedy defending let in their Merseyside rivals to open the scoring. Like a scene from an episode of Benny Hill, two Reds defenders...
 

Serie B player dies after cardiac arrest

14 Apr 2012

A player in Italy has died after a cardiac arrest during a Serie B match on Saturday. Livorno midfielder Piermario Morosini (pictured) collapsed during his side's match at Pescara. Dr Edoardo De Blasio, a cardiologist...
 

Ronaldo hat-trick boosts Madrid title hopes

12 Apr 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick as Real Madrid went four points clear of Barcelona again at the top of La Liga with a 4-1 win against Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon Stadium on Wednesday night. Ronaldo scored with...
 

Barca move to within one point of Real Madrid

11 Apr 2012

Barcelona closed the gap on La Liga leaders Real Madrid to one point with a 4-0 win against Getafe at the Camp Nou on Tuesday. Alexis Sanchez broke the deadlock on 13 minutes when he fired a shot high into the net after being set up...