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Alcaraz and Albirroja aim for semis

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by FIFA.com

Keen for the praise to fall on those who earned it most, Antolin Alcaraz positively glowed with gratitude as he savoured Paraguay's recent form. “The success of this team is down to the coach,” the defender told FIFA.com, with just two months to go before he and his colleagues touch down in South Africa for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. Called up for the first time in November 200...Full Story »

Lagerback: No limits for Nigeria

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by FIFA.com

Lars Lagerback is Nigeria’s 23rd expatriate coach since Englishman John Finch in 1949, but he is the first Scandinavian to handle the Super Eagles. Always considered something of a long-shot to get the post ahead of former England bosses, Sven Goran-Eriksson and Glenn Hoddle, the Swede apparently dazzled his interviewers to be picked ahead of a strong field of candidates this past February...Full Story »

All's well that ends well

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by FIFA.com

Once the Taeguk Warriors' automatic choices up front, at present Ahn Jung-Hwan and Lee Dong-Gook are nervously waiting for their chances to take part in what would probably be their last FIFA World Cup™. The two strikers used to work in tandem with one another during the qualifying for Germany 2006, but four years on, only coach Huh Jung-Moo knows whether the duo, or even one of them, will...Full Story »

Low open to Kuranyi discussions

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by FIFA.com

Kevin Kuranyi's chances of returning to the Germany squad have been given a boost after coach Joachim Low revealed the issue would be on the agenda at a meeting of technical staff next week. Kuranyi has not figured for Germany since he walked away from the squad at half-time of their FIFA World Cup qualifier with Russia in October 2008 after being left out of the 18-man matchday squad. Low vow...Full Story »

Liverpool chairman appointed by RBS

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by theguardian.com

Liverpool owners asked by Royal Bank of Scotland to relinquish control Liverpool could soon be sold after Royal Bank of Scotland conditioned its refinancing package on Tom Hicks and George Gillett relinquishing control of the club. The Royal Bank of Scotland is to increase its control at Liverpool having insisted on the appointment of an independent chairman, Martin Broughton of British Airwa...Full Story »

Adebayor quits international football after attack

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by theguardian.com

Emmanuel Adebayor during Manchester City's 5-1 Premier League victory over Birmingham City. Emmanuel Adebayor has retired from international football with Togo after describing himself as "still haunted" by the terrorist attack on the team bus at the Africa Cup of Nations. Three people were killed – the bus driver, an assistant coach and a press officer – when gunmen fired on the ...Full Story »

McLaren stuns Airdrie

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by PA

William McLaren netted a late winner for Queen of the South as Airdrie's hopes of avoiding relegation suffered a blow in a 1-0 home reverse.Airdrie, who had won three of their last four games, seemed set to pick up another point in their bid to catch ninth-placed Ayr until McLaren slotted home from 12 yards for his third goal in five matches.It was the first goal the basement-boys had conceded ...Full Story »

Doris double rescues Rovers

Posted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 by PA

Steve Doris ended his goal drought to boost Arbroath's chances of avoiding a relegation play-off following a 2-2 draw at high-flying Stirling.Second-from-bottom Arbroath took the lead in the 20th minute when Doris found the bottom corner from 12 yards for his first goal in 10 games.But Stirling levelled seven minutes before the break through Andy Graham, who headed home David O'Brien's corner.A...Full Story »

Ashely and Cheryl Cole close to making up?

Posted Monday, April 12, 2010 by Justwagnews.com

It is being reported today that Ashley Cole is close to a reconciliation with his Missus, the delectable Cheryl Cole. It seems that they are constantly texting and talking on the phone as Ashley tries hard to persuade Cheryl to take him back, after the numerous indiscretions on his part were revealed by the Sunday papers. Cheryl was asked about the state of her marriage now in an interview ...Full Story »

Lippi keeping faith in old guard

Posted Monday, April 12, 2010 by FIFA.com

With the self-belief befitting a coach of his vast experience and pedigree, Marcello Lippi is very much his own man. And despite the persistent media queries about the ageing legs of the world champions’ big-name stars, the Azzurri supremo appears set to keep faith with his veterans come the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa. Fabio Cannavaro, Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio Grosso, G...Full Story »

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