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Injury Not Major Setback For Mexico’s Guardado

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Andres Guardado had been having a fine season with Deportivo La Coruña before tearing knee ligaments in January.Originally given a lengthy recovery timetable, Guardado returned sooner than anticipated and returned to action with his Spanish club.But while he admitted that he is not fully healthy, he said the opportunity to play for Mexico in the one and only FIFA date before the World Cup w...Full Story »

Gio Lauds Jona’s Ability To Play For Mexico

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Giovani Dos Santos has the majority of his career ahead of him but has already established himself as an important player for the Mexican national team. Dos Santos helped win the Under-17 World Cup in 2005 and was a key player in 2009 for both Mexico's Gold Cup-winning squad and in their successful World Cup qualifying campaign. His younger brother Jonathan, though, has had relatively little t...Full Story »

Young Lions beaten by Greece

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA

England's hopes of qualifying for next summer's Under-21 European Championship suffered a major blow with a 2-1 defeat against Greece in Doncaster. Victory for Stuart Pearce's side at the Keepmoat Stadium would have taken them above their opponents to the top of Group Nine and within three points of qualifying for the play-offs. But they did not manage a meaningful effort on goal until the 3...Full Story »

Report: Italian FA Backs FIFA Review On Video Technology

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Italian FA (FIGC) president Giancarlo Abete has called for FIFA to soften their stance on video technology when they review calls on its introduction during the International Board meeting in Zurich on Saturday. Abete called for a comprehensive review on plans to implement the use of technology in football in a letter he sent to the world football's governing body in February. "I hope we get a...Full Story »

Flamengo Striker Adriano Could Join Roma, Real Madrid Or Barcelona - Agent

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Adriano will be spoilt for choice when deciding which club to choose as he ponders interest from Roma, Real Madrid and Barcelona, according to his agent Gilmar Rinaldi. Brazil international Adriano has revived his career at Flamengo after joining them from Inter last year and he revealed playing for Roma at some point was his ambition. "Adriano can return to Europe in a team that has Brazilian...Full Story »

Jermain Defoe Hopeful Fabio Capello Trusts He Can Partner Wayne Rooney For England

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

Tottenham Hotspur hotshot Jermain Defoe is praying that Fabio Capello's recent declaration that Wayne Rooney cannot lead the line on his own will pave the way for his own inclusion in the Italian's England XI. Defoe has been in exemplary form for both Spurs and the Three Lions this season, returning 25 goals for both teams. "I want to get everything right in a World Cup year and Wazza [Roone...Full Story »

Turkey beats Honduras 2-0 in friendly

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

ISTANBUL (AP)—Emre Gungor and Hamit Altintop scored to give Turkey a 2-0 win over Honduras in an international friendly match in Istanbul. Arda Turan headed a corner from the right down to the feet of defender Emre, who made no mistake from close range to open the scoring in the 41st minute. AP - Mar 3, 1:28 pm EST 1 of 3 World Soccer Gallery Hamit then slammed the ball from the edge o...Full Story »

South Korea 2-0 Ivory Coast: Elephants Not Strong Enough For Koreans

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by

South Korea came out on top in a friendly international against one of Africa's finest teams, Ivory Coast at Queens Park Rangers' Loftus Road in London this evening.Both of the sides will be looking to make a good impression in South Africa later this year at the World Cup, and the Asians continued their good preparations for the event with yet another win, while a coachless Elephants side disap...Full Story »

Porto want better spread of Champions League wealth

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by YAHOO Sport

MANCHESTER, March 3 (Reuters) - More of the money generated by the Champions League should be allocated to clubs not in the tournament in order to stop domestic competitions becoming unbalanced, the vice president of Porto said on Wednesday. Fernando Gomes, whose Porto team were European champions in 1987 and 2004, told delegates at the Soccerex business convention that Champions League organis...Full Story »

Guilfoyle close to finding buyer

Posted Thursday, March 04, 2010 by PA

Crystal Palace's administrator Brendan Guilfoyle hopes to have found a buyer for the club by the end of the month. Guilfoyle appointed Paul Hart as manager on Tuesday after Neil Warnock's move to QPR and can now concentrate on securing the future of the club which went into administration in January with debts of £30million. "This has been an unwelcome distraction, it's not something I ...Full Story »

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