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  • Liverpool scent Chelsea blood as Wembley looms

    With Chelsea reeling from FA Cup humiliation, Liverpool will visit Stamford Bridge for their League Cup semi-final second leg on Tuesday with increased confidence of reaching the final. Liverpool were unfortunate not to emerge victorious from last week's first leg at Anfield, drawing 1-1, and they…

  • Life easy next to Messi, says Neymar

    Brazilian star Neymar has given four-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi the credit for his upturn in form during his second season with Barcelona. Neymar was set up twice by Messi to bag a double against Elche in a 6-0 rout on Saturday to take his tally for the season to 19 goals in just 24…

  • How in the world is Jose Mourinho keeping Petr Cech and Thibaut Courtois happy?

    By convincing two of the world's top goalkeepers to battle for playing time, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is playing for keeps.

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  • Sakho starts club v country row after West Ham outing

    Senegal coach Alain Giresse has accused West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho of setting a dangerous precedent by playing in the FA Cup after pulling out of the African Nations Cup with a back injury. "This sets a dangerous precedent because in future you are going to have players claiming they…

  • Soccer-African Nations Cup fixtures

    Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the African Nations Cup matches on Monday Group Stage - Group C Tuesday, January 27 (GMT)Senegal v Algeria (1800) South Africa v Ghana (1800) Group Stage - Group D Wednesday, January 28 (GMT)Cameroon v Ivory Coast (1800) Guinea v Mali (1800) Quarter-final…

  • Lampard, Terry turned my career around: Drogba

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Didier Drogba has paid tribute to the inspirational way Chelsea team mates Frank Lampard and John Terry helped turn his career around after suffering some difficult times in his early days at Stamford Bridge. The powerful Ivorian striker, signed in a big-money…

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    Is Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas Heading to MLS?

    Is Iker Casillas, goalkeeper for Real Madrid and the Spanish national team, heading to the U.S.? Here he discusses winning the Champions League and bouncing back from a disastrous World Cup. Photo: AP.

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  • Iran want life ban for Aussie referee after Asian Cup loss

    Delegation chief Houshang Moghaddas said Iran would lodge a formal complaint against Williams following the dismissal of their protest that had Iraq fielded an ineligible player. Iran were furious with Williams after he questionably yellow-carded defender Mehdrad Pooladi for simulation in the first…

  • Soccer-FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag

    NYON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Factbox on FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag -Born Sept. 28, 1947 in Amsterdam. His father Jaap van Praag was chairman of Ajax Amsterdam from 1964 to 1978. Under his presidency, Ajax built a memorable team featuring Johan Cruyff which won the European Cup three…

  • Soccer-Greek championship results and standings

    Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Greek championship matches on Monday Monday, January 26 Panaitolikos Agrinion 1 Atromitos Athinon 1 Platanias 1 Ergotelis 2 Sunday, January 25 Niki Volos 0 PAOK Salonika 3 awd. ...

  • Parma release Cassano: official

    Serie A strugglers Parma on Monday announced the immediate departure of striker Antonio Cassano. "Parma FC announces that it has reached agreement for the voluntary early termination of Antonio Cassano's contract," said a statement on the club's website. The news comes a day after Parma's 16th…

  • Five Cameroon v Ivory Coast facts

    Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) (AFP) - Five facts on the Africa Cup of Nations Group D match between Cameroon and Ivory Coast in Malabo Wednesday:

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    A Guide to Soccer in Brazil with Anthony Bourdain

    Tony discusses Brazil's soccer-crazy populace.

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  • Soccer-Bundesliga fixtures

    Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the Bundesliga matches on Monday Friday, January 30 (GMT)VfL Wolfsburg v Bayern Munich (1930) Saturday, January 31 (GMT)Mainz v SC Paderborn (1430) Hamburg SV v Cologne (1430) Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt (1430) Schalke 04 v Hanover 96 (1430) VfB…

  • Soccer-Serie A results and standings

    Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Serie A matches on Monday Monday, January 26Empoli 1 Udinese 2 Napoli 2 Genoa 1 Sunday, January 25Fiorentina 1 AS Roma 1 Inter Milan 0 Torino 1 Juventus 2 Chievo Verona 0 Parma 1 Cesena 2 Sampdoria 1 Palermo 1 Verona 1 Atalanta Bergamo 0…

  • Rangers FC seal funding lifeline with Ashley's Sports Direct

    (Writes through with details) By Neil Maidment LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Scottish soccer club Rangers said on Tuesday it had struck a deal with Mike Ashley's Sports Direct for a 10 million pound ($15 million) credit facility, giving the stricken former champions time to find permanent investment.…

  • No Champions league, no problem: Inter chief

    Inter Milan president Erick Thohir has played down the prospect of missing out on Champions League riches and believes the struggling Serie A giants should strive to flourish on their reputation as a global brand. Roberto Mancini's side were stunned by a last-gasp Torino winner at the San Siro on…

  • Soccer-La Liga summaries

    Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the La Liga matches on Monday Monday, January 26Getafe 2 Alvaro Vazquez 19, Pablo Sarabia 85 Missed penalty: Diego Castro 78Celta Vigo 1 Charles 15 Halftime: 1-1; Attendance: 4,570- - -Sunday, January 25Valencia 3 Daniel Parejo 18pen,33, Javi Fuego 56…