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Alleged ringleader of Serb football riot arrested

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

ROME (AP)—Police investigating rioting at the Italy-Serbia game have detained 17 people, including the alleged ringleader, and UEFA warned that sanctions against Serbia could include disqualification from the European Championship or exclusion from future competitions. The Euro 2012 qualifier in Genoa on Tuesday was abandoned after seven minutes when Serbia fans threw flares and fireworks...Full Story »

Miles to go before Team USA reaps

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Two more friendlies, two draws, two goals and precious few answers came from the United States’ efforts over the past week. Yet with two more years to go until the business end of Bob Bradley’s second cycle really begins, the head coach can afford to take his time in clicking things into place ahead of the next World Cup. Tuesday night’s 0-0 draw with Colombia wasn’t pre...Full Story »

Bayern anger over injured van Bommel

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

BERLIN (AFP) - Bayern Munich are to lodge a formal complaint to UEFA and are considering legal action against the Dutch football federation after their captain Mark van Bommel returned injured from national duty. On Tuesday, hours before the Dutch faced Sweden in a Euro 2012 qualifier, Bayern had demanded the Dutch federation (KNVB) not to field the midfielder after he had picked up an injury a...Full Story »

UEFA orders disciplinary probe on Italy-Serbia

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

GENEVA (AFP) - UEFA said on Wednesday that it had ordered a thorough disciplinary investigation into "serious" crowd trouble that forced the Euro 2012 qualifier between Italy and Serbia to be aborted. European football's governing body underlined in a statement that sanctions up to disqualification from the competition were possible under the rule book, after its disciplinary body meets on Octo...Full Story »

Blatter: English are leaders on stadium security

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—FIFA president Sepp Blatter praised England’s anti-hooligan record Wednesday and said similar security measures could have prevented the crowd trouble that marred Italy’s European Championship qualifier against Serbia. The game in Genoa was abandoned after seven minutes on Tuesday night when Serbia fans threw flares and fireworks onto the pitch and sliced through a...Full Story »

Serbia apologises after Italy football clashes

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

ROME (AFP) - Serbia apologised to Italy on Wednesday after clashes between Serbian fans and Italian police that forced the cancellation of a Euro 2012 qualifying match, as football officials mulled possible sanctions. Sixteen people were hospitalised including a police officer with first degree burns and 17 arrests were made following the violence, which began before the scrapped match and cont...Full Story »

Benayoun ruled out for six months

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AP)—Chelsea says Yossi Benayoun will undergo surgery on his torn Achilles’ tendon next week, ruling him out for six months. The Israel midfielder was diagnosed with the injury while on international duty last week, and missed the games against Croatia and Greece to make an early return to the English Premier League club. Benayoun, who joined Chelsea from Liverpool in the of...Full Story »

Blatter impressed by England World Cup bid

Posted Thursday, October 14, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

LONDON (AFP) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Wednesday he had been "personally impressed" by England's bid for the 2018 World Cup and said the country was ready to host the tournament immediately. Blatter was speaking after meeting Prime Minister David Cameron in Downing Street, where he received a presentation on the English 2018 bid less than two months before the final December 2 vote in ...Full Story »

Greece beats Israel 2-1 in Euro 2012 qualifier

Posted Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

PIRAEUS, Greece (AP)—Dimitris Salpigidis and Giorgos Karagounis scored a goal in each half to help Greece beat Israel 2-1 Tuesday in a 2012 European Championship qualifier. The Greeks recovered from a nervous start to earn their second straight home win in Group F. Salpigidis put the Greeks ahead in the 22nd, cutting through the Israeli defense after a pass by Pantelis Kafes. He managed ...Full Story »

France beats Luxembourg 2-0 in Euro 2012 qualifier

Posted Wednesday, October 13, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

METZ, France (AP)—Karim Benzema and Yoann Gourcuff scored a goal in each half on Tuesday as France beat 10-man Luxembourg 2-0 to stay top of its group in European Championship qualifying. A third straight win for coach Laurent Blanc’s team by the same score gives it nine points in Group D, one more than Belarus. “It’s a relief after we started qualifying badly with a de...Full Story »

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