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Palermo midfielder Franco Vazquez beginning to make a name for himself

Franco Vazquez is not necessarily a household name in the soccer world.  After all, the 26-year-old midfielder was previously buried in Palermo’s depth chart my ex-manager Gennaro Gattuso during last season’s Serie B campaign.  In fact, Vazquez was not even on the squad list for the first half of the 2013-14 season for the Rosanero. Additionally, Vazquez has never received...
Via World Soccer Talk
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Greece: OFI docked 6 points on FIFA sanction

ATHENS, Greece (AP) Top-flight Greek club OFI has had six points deducted following disciplinary action demanded by football's world governing body FIFA. The decision was implemented by Greek league organizers Friday, a day after notice was received from FIFA's disciplinary committee, backing a complaint over delayed salary payments made by 22-year-old Serbian striker Aleksandar...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympiakos beats Panathinaikos 1-0 in Greek league

ATHENS, Greece (AP) Tassos Avlonitis scored with his first touch in the 59th minute Sunday to give defending champion Olympiakos a 1-0 win over archrival Panathinaikos in the Greek league. The central defender had come on as a substitute two minutes earlier and headed in Alejandro Dominguez's free kick for the winning goal. The win allowed Olympiakos to leap into second place, three...
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October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Gattuso under investigation

Former AC Milan and Italy midfielder Gennaro Gattuso was placed under investigation for match-fixing on Tuesday as the widening Italian inquiry into soccer corruption targeted Milan's last title campaign. Four others were arrested in an early morning police sweep. Cremona prosecutor Roberto Di Martino, who has been leading the Last Bet operation for three years, confirmed to The...
Via Fox Soccer
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Gattuso placed under inquiry for match-fixing

Former AC Milan and Italy midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has been placed under investigation for match-fixing and four more people have been arrested in an early morning police sweep in Italy. Cremona prosecutor Roberto Di Martino, who has been leading the Last Bet operation for three years, confirmed to The Associated Press that Gattuso and retired Lazio player Cristian Brocchi allegedly...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Gianluca Zambrotta to coach Swiss club Chiasso

Italian World Cup-winning defender Gianluca Zambrotta has been promoted to player-coach at struggling Swiss second-tier club Chiasso. Chiasso says Zambrotta, a former Juventus, Barcelona and AC Milan player, will take over coaching duties for the rest of the season. The 36-year-old joined on a playing contract in July. Chiasso is ninth in the 10-team division having won just once...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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