Champagne looks to burst the bubble of the long-serving Fifa overlord in next year’s presidential elections
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Monday 01 June 2009
So, I'm taking a gamble here. By the time you're reading this, you know whether Susan Boyle has just won an extension to her fifteen minutes or whether we've all decided that Britain's got a better, brighter talent.
Tuesday 12 May 2009
Florentino Perez will officially join the race to be the next president of Real Madrid today.
Tuesday 05 May 2009
Manchester United have made a bid of around £62.5m for Bayern Munich midfielder Franck Ribery according to reports.
Wednesday 22 April 2009
Juventus' weekend draw with Serie A leaders Inter left them ten points off the pace but still nine points clear of their nearest challengers for Champions League qualification.
Friday 27 March 2009
Monday 02 March 2009
Sunday 01 March 2009
So who was the greatest? Was it Maradona? Or Zidane? Maradona: In the Hands of the Gods (BBC4, Monday) told the story of five British freestyle footballers travelling to Argentina to fulfil their dream of meeting "El Diego", having to raise money for the trip by showing off their keepy-uppy skills along the way.
Monday 23 June 2008
Another day in the saga and another voice urging Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Manchester United for Real Madrid – yesterday, however, even the 23-year-old with the king-size ego would have listened. Zinedine Zidane, for whom Real paid a record £45m fee in 2001, said that Ronaldo would be ideal for the Spanish champions.
Monday 16 June 2008
France's Euro 2008 squad are missing Zinedine Zidane, the midfielder Franck Ribéry and the goalkeeper Grégory Coupet said yesterday. "He would take the ball and go and score three goals," Ribéry said as the team prepared for tomorrow's vital Group C game against Italy. "His presence would do everybody a lot of good," added the midfielder, a fan long before replacing him as France's playmaker.
Friday 06 June 2008
Tuesday 03 June 2008
David Beckham has stepped into the controversy surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo's future by urging him to stay at Old Trafford and develop his game.
Tuesday 03 June 2008
Over to Paris, where there is drama surrounding an unauthorised biography of the footballing legend Zinedine Zidane.
Tuesday 08 April 2008
The Italian World Cup-winning defender Marco Materazzi won a formal public apology from the Daily Star newspaper yesterday over its claim that he racially abused Zinedine Zidane during the 2006 World Cup final, when the Frenchman headbutted him in the chest and was sent off.
Wednesday 12 March 2008
If you think Zinedine Zidane's World Cup Final headbutt was savage, check out the resulting legal quarrels. Marco Materazzi, the Italian recipient of Zidane's forehead that evening, provoked his French opponent into the red card offence. Materazzi walked off with a winner's medal but has since been spraying his lawyers' ink about, disputing what he actually said to Zidane.
Wednesday 27 February 2008
President Nicolas Sarkozy admitted publicly yesterday that he was wrong to trade insults with a bystander at an agricultural show at the weekend. Or rather, he did not.
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