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  • Absent Ronaldinho threatened with sack

    Mexico City (AFP) - Two-time world footballer of the year Ronaldinho has been threatened with the sack if he doesn't return as soon as possible to his Mexican club Queretaro, the team's president said on Tuesday.

  • Holiday fixtures favor Man City over Chelsea in Premier League title race

    The holidays might not be so happy for first-place Chelsea, which faces a much tougher schedule than second-place Manchester City.

    FC Yahoo
  • Soccer-Khedira would be happy to extend Real Madrid contract

    MADRID, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Germany midfielder Sami Khedira has indicated he would be happy to extend his contract with Real Madrid beyond June 2015 if an agreement can be reached. Khedira, whose season has been disrupted by injuries, is not a first-choice starter under coach Carlo Ancelotti, with…

  • Soccer-Redknapp confident QPR can stay up and keep Austin

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Queens Park Rangers' leading scorer Charlie Austin will not be sold in the January transfer window but his future depends on the club staying in the Premier League, manager Harry Redknapp said on Wednesday. The 25-year-old Austin, whose 11 goals so far…

  • Soldiers in Afghanistan play soccer in memory of WW1 truce

    By Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - British and German soldiers gathered in a dusty field in Afghanistan on Wednesday to play a game of soccer in memory of a Christmas truce spontaneously called between their armies a century ago during World War One. That moment in 1914 - when troops along…

  • Cameroon's Song left out of Nations Cup squad

    (Reuters) - Cameroon have left in-form West Ham United midfielder Alex Song out of their 23-man squad for next month's African Nations Cup finals in Equatorial Guinea which was named on Tuesday. Song had asked the English Premier League club to be released for the tournament despite fears over the…

  • Newcastle United-Manchester United Preview

    There hasn't been much in the way of festive cheer on offer for Manchester United or opponents Newcastle United in the build up to their Boxing Day clash at Old Trafford.

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer coach charged with murder in Liverpool

    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — A soccer coach accused of murdering an off-duty police officer has appeared in an English court.

    Associated Press
  • Blackpool appeal for Ranger to return

    Controversial striker Nile Ranger has gone missing and his Championship club Blackpool have not seen him for two weeks, manager Lee Clark said on Wednesday. Former Newcastle and Swindon player Ranger is in London, Clark believes, but he has been unable to contact the 23-year-old, who is absent…

  • Jueves 25 de diciembre de 2014

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  • Soccer-UAE lose captain Khaseif for Asian Cup - report

    Dec 24 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates suffered a big blow to their Asian Cup preparations with captain Ali Khaseif missing next month's tournament in order to complete his national service, local media reported. The 27-year-old goalkeeper had originally been named in the travelling party but…

  • DeAndre Yedlin to join Tottenham in January

    LONDON (AP) -- United States defender DeAndre Yedlin will join Tottenham in January, six months earlier than expected.

    The Associated Press
  • Rangers suffer new blow as SFA reject Ashley request

    Fallen Scottish giants Rangers suffered a fresh blow on Wednesday with the announcement by the Scottish Football Association (SFA) it has refused a request from the club to permit Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley to increase his shareholding. The SFA held the talks on Tuesday -- over Ashley…

  • Mendes, Heldon headline Cape Verde Nations Cup squad

    (Reuters) - Cape Verde coach Rui Aguas largely kept faith with the Nations Cup squad that played in South Africa two years ago when he named his selection on Tuesday for next year's finals. Sporting Lisbon's Heldon and Lille's Ryan Mendes are again the key players in a 23-man squad for the Jan.…

  • Soccer-Balotelli not suited to Liverpool's style, says Rodgers

    Dec 24 (Reuters) - Mario Balotelli will return to Liverpool's squad for the festive programme but manager Brendan Rodgers was hardly effusive in his praise of the Italy's striker's credentials on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Balotelli has struggled to make an impact at Anfield since his 16 million…

  • Zola appointed as Cagliari boss

    Serie A strugglers Cagliari have appointed club favourite Gianfranco Zola as their new coach, the club announced on Wednesday. Zola, 48, replaces Zdemak Zemen who was sacked on Monday after a series of poor results left the Sardinian club hovering just above the relegation zone with just one win in…

  • Soccer-Martinez will not waver from purist style

    LONDON, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Everton manager Roberto Martinez's deeply-ingrained belief in how his teams should play football has earned the Spaniard many plaudits since starting out on his managerial journey in England. A fifth-placed finish in the Premier League last season, when many believed…

  • Soccer-Coyle delighted with Dynamo's Torres capture

    Dec 24 (Reuters) - Houston Dynamo's Scottish coach Owen Coyle says he is delighted with the club's acquisition of Mexican international striker Erick Torres. The 21-year-old Torres scored 15 goals in 29 games in Major League Soccer last season for Chivas USA, the now defunct Los Angeles club. The…

  • Soccer-Agbonlahor wins red card appeal

    LONDON, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has won his appeal against the red card he received during the Premier League match against Manchester United, the FA said on Tuesday. Agbonlahor was sent off for a late challenge on Ashley Young during the 1-1 draw at Villa Park on…