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U.S. Soccer: Hope Solo Can Return From Suspension By Doing ‘Number Of Things’

Hope Solo isn’t going to waltz back into the United States women’s national soccer team picture unless dancing is one of the items on the “To Do” list that the U.S. Soccer Federation gave her. U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati and women’s national team head coach Jill Ellis also said Tuesday that Solo must take a number of steps in order to...
Via NESN.com
17 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Luis Enrique: Messi, Neymar dependent on Barca teammates

Luis Enrique says Lionel Messi and Neymar's current exceptional form owes much to the way his entire Barcelona side is playing. Messi and Neymar have scored or assisted 11 of the 18 goals Barcelona has notched in the past five games and combined to devastating effect in the 6-0 thrashing of Elche at the weekend. While acknowledging the form of the attacking duo, Luis Enrique was...
Via Fox Sports
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Stoke striker Bojan Krkic ruled out for the rest of the season

Stoke forward Bojan Krkic has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury. The 24-year-old suffered cruciate knee ligament damage in Monday's 4-1 FA Cup fourth-round win at Rochdale, after scoring the opener. Scans have revealed he suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament in his left knee and will have to undergo surgery. Manager Mark Hughes told the club's...
Via World Soccer Talk
42 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Stoke City's Bojan Krkic out for season with knee ligament injury

Stoke City forward Bojan Krkic has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury. The 24-year-old suffered cruciate knee ligament damage in Monday's 4-1 FA Cup fourth-round win at Rochdale, after scoring the opener. Scans have revealed he suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament in his left knee and will have to undergo surgery. Manager Mark Hughes told the club...
Via Fox Sports
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South Africa legend Benny McCarthy encourages under-fire striker Tokelo Rantie ahead of Ghana clash

Tokelo Rantie Legendary Bafana Bafana striker, Benni McCarthy, has thrown his full support behind national team forward Tokelo Rantie ahead of the team’s crucial must-win Group C encounter against Ghana later tonight. Rantie has come under a lot of scrutiny during the Afcon tournament for his missed chances, most notably the penalty against the Desert Foxes which eventually saw...
Via Ghanasoccernet
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Quotes from voters in this week's AP Global Football 10

LONDON (AP) Leonardo Bertozzi, ESPN, Brazil ''The changes made by (Jose) Mourinho at Chelsea do not diminish the feat of Bradford at Stamford Bridge. One of the greatest achievements of the long history of the FA Cup.'' --- Paolo Condo, Gazzetta dello Sport, Italy ''Paul Pogba gave more impressive proof of his incredible talent. (Antoine) Griezmann was enormous and (Alexandre) Lacazette...
Via AP on Fox
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Baba Abdul Rahman: The potential new Gareth Bale making a fast but clever run to the top

Baba Rahman FourFourTwo.com’s Tomos Knox on the pacy left-back whose moves have left opponents – and potential suitors – wrong-footed…The 60-second storyRising from second-tier side Dreamz FC to an impressive season with Ghanaian big boys Asante Kotoko, Abdul Baba Rahman showed enough maturity (and pace) to attract Eurogiants like Real Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester City and...
Via Ghanasoccernet
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Pirlo insists Pogba will not be rejoining Manchester United

Andrea Pirlo says that Manchester United must "live with their mistake" of allowing Paul Pogba to leave because he is never coming back. Pogba exited United in 2012 and later said he was "disgusted" that Sir Alex Ferguson had chosen Rafael and Ji-Sung Park in central midfield instead of giving him a chance. The Frenchman - whose fee is likely to be £70million ($106.43m) - has been...
Via Fox Sports
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Video: Cristiano Ronaldo’s moment of madness

Video: Cristiano Ronaldo’s moment of madness - originally posted on Soccerlens.com Real Madrid superstar and Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off last Saturday against Cordoba, which was his ninth dismissal in his career. Ronaldo’s reckless kick from behind on Edimar was followed by a slap and punch, and later rival fans taunted him on his way to the tunnel. Madrid...
Via Soccerlens
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Top Africa football chief Nyantakyi reveals Blatter has ‘solid’ African support

Africa will support Blatter in FIFA elections, Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed Sepp Blatter has secured the overwhelming supporting of African countries going into this year’s FIFA elections, one of Africa’s leading football administrators Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed.African countries have vowed to vote overwhelmingly for the current leader Blatter in this year’s Fifa elections...
Via Ghanasoccernet
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Samuel Eto'o completes transfer to Sampdoria from Everton

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Everton says striker Samuel Eto'o has completed a transfer to Serie A club Sampdoria on a two-and-a-half-year contract. The 33-year-old Eto'o joined Everton on a free transfer last August, and scored four times in 20 appearances before moving back to Italy, where he used to play for Inter Milan. Everton manager Roberto Martinez says, ''we thank Samuel for...
Via AP on Fox
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Eto'o leaves Everton and signs long-term deal with Sampdoria

Samuel Eto'o has completed his move from Everton to Sampdoria, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal. The 33-year-old striker joined the Toffees on a free transfer in August and leaves after scoring four goals in 20 appearances. Everton boss Roberto Martinez told the club website: "We thank Samuel for his efforts and for bringing his know-how to the team and to (Everton's training ground...
Via Fox Sports
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Cristiano Ronaldo likely to see further suspension following red card

Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to see addition match suspensions following his straight red card offense in the dying minutes of Real Madrid’s hard-fought 2-1 victory this past weekend. The reigning Ballon d’Or winner was seen to have kicked Cordoba defender Edimar after a tussle in the box. Then, shortly after lashing out at the Brazilian left-back, Ronaldo took a backhand...
Via World Soccer Talk
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Wakaso handed first AFCON start in Ghana’s line-up to face South Africa, Badu axed

Gyan will play in Ghana’s attack on Tuesday night Gyan will play in Ghana’s attack on Tuesday night Ghana coach Avram Grant has made one change to his starting line-up to play South Africa on Tuesday night at the Africa Cup of Nations as in-form midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has been handed his first start of the tournament in Equatorial Guinea.The Scotland-based midfielder’s...
Via Ghanasoccernet
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Neymar replaces Messi atop the AP Global Football 10

LONDON (AP) Neymar replaced Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi atop the Associated Press Global Football 10 on Tuesday for propelling their side to a 6-0 win over Elche in the Spanish league. Neymar and Messi scored twice, but Neymar won a penalty for his side and assisted on another goal. Messi tied for second in the poll with Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba. Barcelona returned to...
Via AP on Fox
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Barcelona are not favourites against Atletico, says Luis Enrique

Barcelona’s Copa del Rey first-leg victory over Atletico Madrid does not make them favourites to progress, says Luis Enrique. Luis […]
Via Soccer News
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Hope Solo could be left off US World Cup team: Report

Hope Solo faces the possibility of being left off the American roster for this year's Women's World Cup if the goalkeeper fails to complete tasks set for her by the U.S. Soccer Federation, which may include alcohol counseling. The troubled soccer star was suspended for 30 days last Wednesday for what the U.S. Soccer Federation called "an incident that occurred during the current...
Via The Other Paper
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Juan Cuadrado’s Chelsea move dependent on the futures of Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah

Over the past week, much has been written about the imminent futures of Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado and Chelsea players Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah, with each player’s fortune unwittingly tied together. Chelsea need to offload salary before they can bring in another player, and Schurrle and Salah are the players Jose Mourinho is willing to let depart from Stamford...
Via World Soccer Talk
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gyan wants to kill off South Africa early to avoid Ghanaian heartache

Gyan struck late for Ghana in Algeria win Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan says he prefers to have his team wrap up victory early against South Africa to spare Ghanaian hearts from anguish.The Black Stars left it late to beat Algeria to get their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations campaign back on track after a stuttering start.Ghana needed a last gasp strike from its ailing captain to put away...
Via Ghanasoccernet
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Misfiring Mario Balotelli happy at Liverpool, according to agent

Mario Balotelli is happy at Liverpool, according to the striker's agent Mino Raiola. Liverpool and Balotelli have struggled to adapt to the needs of the other, but the Italy striker is happy at the club according to his agent. Mino Raiola, who also includes Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as clients, believes the Italy international will return "stronger than ever". "Yes, he is...
Via Fox Sports
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Asamoah Gyan scores with the heart for Ghana, not legs – Avram Grant

Ghana coach Avram Grant continues to laud Asamoah Gyan, saying the world-class striker scores with his heart, no legs when representing his country at the international level. The 28-year-old goal machine delivered the bullet that gave the Black Stars a lifeline in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.The Al Ain attacker scored a fabulous goal at the death to hand the West Africans...
Via Ghanasoccernet
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

AP Interview: Serie A TV head says Spanish league better

ROME (AP) Avoid going head-to-head with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Don't stop for Christmas. It's that easy to make drastic improvements in the slumping Italian league, according to the man whose company controls Serie A's foreign TV rights. Says Italian entrepreneur Riccardo Silva, ''The bottom line is that the Spanish league is more interesting than the Italian league...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Newcastle Star Upset – Mike Ashley Hasn’t Got A Clue

Newcastle announced yesterday that John Carver will be caretaker manager through the end of the season, and if Newcastle want to appoint a coach that;s only available in the summer, that seemed an obvious move. Micky Quinn - Ashley hasn’t got a clue But Newcastle fans are not happy with the appointment and in our poll […]
Via Newcastle United FC Blog
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fabregas wants Chelsea to show winning mentality

Cesc Fabregas wants Chelsea to show the mental strength that was such a feature of the side he used to […]
Via Soccer News
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rangers borrow £10m from Ashley´s Sports Direct

Mike Ashley has ploughed further investment into Rangers, with his retail company lending the financially stricken club £10million. Rangers are […]
Via Soccer News
10 hours ago  |  Discuss
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