Midfielder Britto and Rafael Silva of Uniao Barbarense both wore the number five
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Wednesday 01 July 2009
Manchester United were moving closer last night to signing French striker Karim Benzema from Lyons only hours after taking the first step towards replacing Cristiano Ronaldo by completing a deal for Wigan Athletic's Luis Antonio Valencia.
Tuesday 30 June 2009
Barcelona midfielder Xavi has blasted incoming Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo, saying there would be no room for him at the Camp Nou.
Monday 29 June 2009
USA coach Bob Bradley saw his side throw away a two-goal lead over Brazil in last night's Confederations Cup final - but then warned the world that his men are becoming genuine contenders on the global stage.
Thursday 25 June 2009
AC Milan may yet try to sign Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor should they fail to lure Wolfsburg star Edin Dzeko to the San Siro.
Friday 19 June 2009
Tuesday 16 June 2009
Egypt lodged a protest with Confederations Cup organisers after their 4-3 defeat by Brazil yesterday, claiming Brazil's late penalty was awarded illegally on the basis of video evidence by English referee Howard Webb.
Tuesday 16 June 2009
Brazil had to rely on a 90th-minute Kaka penalty to overcome Egypt and claim a barely deserved win to start their Confederations Cup defence in Bloemfontein. The South Americans looked to be on their way to an easy win in Group B after first-half goals from Kaka, Luis Fabiano and Juan opened up a 3-1 lead at the break. But two goals in as many minutes soon after the restart, from Mohamed Shawky and first-half scorer Mohamed Zidan, had Egypt dreaming of a memorable win.
Monday 08 June 2009
Sunday 07 June 2009
The Republic of Ireland stayed in the hunt for a place in the World Cup finals in South Africa next year with a crucial 1-1 draw away to Bulgaria that kept them on the heels of Italy in second place in Group Eight.
Monday 01 December 2008
Lionel Messi scored his 13th and 14th goals of the season to send Barcelona four points clear at the top and remind everyone that soon-to-be-announced European Footballer of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo is not completely without peers.
Friday 22 August 2008
Tottenham head coach Juande Ramos will meet Dimitar Berbatov later today and assess whether the striker will feature against Sunderland this weekend.
Thursday 21 August 2008
Tottenham head coach Juande Ramos believes the only way for Dimitar Berbatov to silence jeers from his own fans this weekend is to find the net against Sunderland.
Monday 25 February 2008
Luis Fabiano only scored twice in Seville's 5-0 demolition of Real Zaragoza on Saturday but still took the match ball home as a gift for his family, who had been robbed in their home at gunpoint on Friday afternoon.
Monday 25 February 2008
There was talk of Real Madrid wrapping up the Spanish title in time to be given a guard of honour by Barcelona's players when they visit the Bernabeu three weeks from the end of the season, but that will not be happening if Samuel Eto'o has anything to do with it.
Monday 18 February 2008
Thierry Henry will touch down in Glasgow for Wednesday's Champions League tie against Celtic as Barcelona's joint top scorer having helped his side move to within five points of stumbling Real Madrid at the top of La Liga on Saturday.
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