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2014 World Cup: Germany coach Loew tips Ghana to cause a surprise in Brazil, hails coach Appiah

Ghana will play Germany at the 2014 World Cup in Brazilcoach Joachim Loew has heaped praise on Ghana trainer Kwesi Appiah for steering the Black Stars in the right direction by injecting youth into the squad, ensuring World Cup qualification.The Germany coach says under Appiah there is confidence that the Black Stars will excel at the World Cup in June because of the way the former...
Via Ghanasoccernet
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 World Cup: America’s star Donovan confident USA will triumph in Group of Death

Landon Donovan says America will progress from the Group of DeathAmerica star player Landon Donovan says they will progress from their group with Ghana at the World Cup in Brazil in June despite being rated as the Group of Death.The Americans have drawn Germany, Portugal and Ghana in Brazil, but the LA Galaxy man says that Jurgen Klinsmann’s men have the ability to progress to...
Via Ghanasoccernet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

EXCLUSIVE: Arsene Wenger sends scouts to watch Ghana midfielder Afriyie Acquah

Afriyie Acquah is being monitored by ArsenalArsenal manager Arsene Wenger is sending a senior scout to Italy this weekend to watch Afriyie Acquah after shortlisting him as a top-summer transfer target.A confidential source at the Emirates revealed the defensive midfielder will be watched when Parma host Inter Milan in Saturday’s Serie A tie at the Stadio Ennio Tardini.‘‘It...
Via Ghanasoccernet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: PAOK Soccer Fans Create Breathtaking Ring of Fire Display With Flares

FAOK and Olympiakos are bitter rivals, so they decided to do something really awesome before their most recent match.  […] 
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hillsborough factor fuelling Liverpool title charge

Originally posted on Top-soccer.com Liverpool are now in a position to decide their own destiny after beating Manchester City 3-2 last weekend. The victory wiped out City’s advantage and Liverpool now have to win their remaining four fixtures to secure the Premiership title. The City match proceeded an emotional week for everyone at Anfield as Tuesday marked the 25th anniversary...
Via Top-soCCer
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Soccer stadium full of fans sporting flares

Via YouTube We’ve already covered crazy soccer fans throwing flares at players and trying to burn down a stadium, so here’s the logical followup: a Greek Cup match between PAOK and Olympiacos was delayed for over an hour because of a pre-match bit where a stadium full of crazy soccer fans lit flares. Somebody seriously thought this was a good idea. The visual is stunning, you...
Via With Leather
2 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Ronaldo comforts Messi after the Copa del Rey final

PHOTO: Ronaldo comforts Messi after the Copa del Rey final - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Gareth Bale has his first trophy as a Real Madrid player, after the Los Blancos earned a 2-1 victory in the finals of the Copa del Rey against arch rivals Barcelona. Madrid took the early lead through Angel di Maria, but Barcelona restored parity through Marc Bartra, who in his first...
Via Soccerlens
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Gareth Bale Scores Amazing Game-Winning Goal in Copa Del Rey

Gareth Bale has a knack for scoring big goals. And in today’s Copa Del Rey, he did just that. In the 85th minute, with the score deadlocked at 1-1, he decided to take things into his own hands. He received the ball near midfield, and took a touch down […] 
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gareth Bale’s Stunning Solo Goal Puts Real Madrid Past Barcelona (GIF)

Gareth Bale stepped into Cristiano Ronaldo’s shoes Wednesday and became a Real Madrid hero. Bale scored a stunning solo goal, which helped Real Madrid win the Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) final against eternal rival Barcelona. In the 85th minute, Bale outraced Barcelona defender Mark Bartra over nearly 60 yards before poking his shot past goalkeeper Jose Pinto. The goal was Bale’s...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Soccer player in Sweden stuffs ball under his shirt (Video)

On Monday, a soccer player in the Swedish second division earned himself a yellow card for catching a soccer ball underneath his shirt. It happened late in the game as Hammarby was running out the clock with a monumental 5-0 lead over Degerfors. The big lead may have caused Norwegian Jan Gunnar Solli, a defender for Hammarby, to get a little carried away when accepting a pass...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

World Cup: the bigger picture

The 2014 World Cup Brazil is less than two months away and the only thing people are talking about is soccer, soccer and more soccer. But preparing a country for one of the world’s largest sporting events involves more. There is a bigger picture than just the game of soccer. Most people are unaware, but Brazil has been undergoing drastic changes. In order to get ready for the World...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Injured Cristiano Ronaldo To Miss Copa Del Rey Final Against Barcelona

MADRID — Real Madrid will be without Cristiano Ronaldo for the Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) final against Barcelona on Wednesday after the forward failed to recover from a leg injury. Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti was hopeful Ronaldo would recover in time, but said the player has been ruled out after not practicing on Tuesday. Madrid has won two games and lost one without...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cech: Let’s see If Liverpool can jump the final hurdle

Cech: Let’s see If Liverpool can jump the final hurdle - originally posted on Soccerlens.com After Liverpool’s emphatic triumph on Sunday over Manchester City, the Reds have moved to the top of the Premier League table, with just four games left to play. Their destiny lies in their own hands now, but as with the nature of the Premier League, we can still expect few topsy-turvy...
Via Soccerlens
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerrard: It was not tears of joy, But of pain

Gerrard: It was not tears of joy, But of pain - originally posted on Soccerlens.com We all saw that. We all were touched by that gesture. By we, I didn’t mean Liverpool fans only, but everyone who saw Reds skipper Steven Gerrard crying after Liverpool’s 3-2 victory against Manchester City last Sunday, which arguably was their most important victory of the season till now. Gerrard...
Via Soccerlens
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Man United evaluating Jurgen Klopp as a potential David Moyes replacement

Jurgan Klopp is the latest name to pop up as a possible replacement for David Moyes as Manchester United Manager. We’ve also heard Louis van Gaal and Carlo Ancelotti’s named kicked around as potential successors to the much maligned Scot. But while Van Gaal would be a candidate, Mirror Sport understands it is Jurgen Klopp who is the first choice of the Old Trafford hierarchy...
Via The Sports Bank
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Man United final offer: Patrice Evra £85,000-a-week

Manchester United are set to offer full-back Patrice Evra one final contract offer of £85,000-a-week, according to Goal.com. The United left back Patrice Evra is still undecided on his future as his contract expires this summer. Italy is a strong possibility although his agent also is saying Paris St. Germain. Inter Milan and Monaco are two clubs that have been linked to him...
Via The Sports Bank
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chelsea's Jose Mourinho is the most hated manager in Europe says Feyenoord boss Ronald Koeman

Jose Mourinho is the most hated coach in European football, according to one leading boss. But Ronald Koeman, the former Barcelona star now in charge at ­Feyenoord, has revealed he’s been won over by ­Mourinho’s sharp brain and winning tactics. The Chelsea manager’s touchline and verbal antics infuriate many opponents. But Koeman, who has won eight trophies in his coaching...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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