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  • Paraguay down Brazil on penalties, meet Argentina

    Paraguay down Brazil on penalties, meet Argentina

    Derlis Gonzalez slotted two penalties, one in regular time and again in the shootout, to help Paraguay beat Brazil 4-3 after a 1-1 draw on Saturday that advanced them to a Copa America semi-final against Argentina. It was the second tournament in...

  • Phil Neville appointed Valencia assistant coach

    Former Manchester United, Everton and England midfielder Phil Neville has agreed to become Valencia coach Nuno’s assistant, the La Liga club said yesterday. Neville played for boyhood club United from 1995 to 2005 before switching to Everton and...

  • Scala issues Blatter reminder

    Scala issues Blatter reminder

    Sepp Blatter has been urged to stop “flirting with power” by the man who will oversee the next FIFA presidential election. Blatter announced on June 2 he would step down from the presidency of the sport’s world governing body at an extraordinary...

  • England end Canada’s party

    England end Canada’s party

    England scored twice in three first-half minutes then held on to beat hosts Canada 2-1 on Saturday night and book a spot in the Women’s World Cup semi-finals. The hosts had been hoping to secure the semi-final spot against defending champions...

  • Football news

    Cristiano Ronaldo has broken several months of near-silence to rebuff media reports he is unhappy at Real Madrid and might be seeking an exit. The Portugal forward has barely made any public statements since he gruffly told reporters after the...

  • Sporting briefs

    Casillas: Iker Casillas is “flattered” by interest from Roma as “one of the best clubs in Europe,” said the Real Madrid man’s agent. The story emerged in Spanish newspaper As yesterday that veteran goalkeeper Casillas was a target for the...

  • Argentina reach semis after shootout victory

    Argentina reach semis after shootout victory

    Four years after his miss in a penalty shootout sent Argentina spinning out of the Copa America, Carlos Tevez slammed home the winning spot-kick against Colombia yesterday to book his country’s place in this year’s semi-finals. After a goalless...

  • Uruguay complain over Jara finger incident

    Uruguay’s FA will raise a formal complaint against Chilean de-fender Gonzalo Jara for provoking striker Edinson Cavani by sticking his finger up his backside during the hosts’ 1-0 Copa America quarter-final win. The complaint to the South American...

  • Blatter tells paper ‘not a candidate for presidency’

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a newspaper interview yesterday that he will not stand as a candidate to remain the head of world soccer’s governing body at a special elective congress of member associations which he called for earlier this...

  • Tevez to return to Boca Juniors

    Tevez to return to Boca Juniors

    Argentina forward Carlos Tevez is to leave Juventus after two seasons in which he has revived his career and will rejoin Boca Juniors, the club where he started out and remains a cult figure. The 31-year-old will cut short his three-year contract...

  • Canizares hopes for good solution to Casillas position at Real Madrid

    Santiago Canizares is hoping his former Spain team-mate Iker Casillas can find some peace after a turbulent two years at Real Madrid. Casillas’s future at Real is in doubt with the club thought to be interested in acquiring Manchester United...

  • Will Cech help Gunners bounce back?

    Will Cech help Gunners bounce back?

    A few weeks ago I wrote about David de Gea’s impending move to Real Madrid and how it will not be the tragedy some Manchester United fans fear. Partly this is because they have a more than capable replacement in Victor Valdes just waiting to take...

  • United States girls too strong for China

    United States girls too strong for China

    The United States maintained their record of having reached every semi-final of the women’s World Cup after their 1-0 win over China yesterday set up a last four encounter with Germany. The Americans came into the quarter-final in Ottawa missing...

  • Firmino put under pressure says Babbel

    Firmino put under pressure says Babbel

    Former Liverpool defender Markus Babbel believes a “brutal” £29m transfer fee puts new signing Roberto Firmino under immediate pressure. On Wednesday, the Reds confirmed the arrival of the 23-year-old Hoffenheim forward in a deal which will see...

  • Portugal reach the final after trouncing Germany

    Portugal reach the final after trouncing Germany

    Luis Figo and Rui Costa may have stumbled in the U-21 European Championship final 21 years ago, but it will take a lot to stop Portugal’s current crop from triumphing if their mauling of favourites Germany is anything to go by. What was supposed...

  • Blazer’s role to get Hollywood treatment

    Actor-director Ben Affleck is to help produce a feature film about the corruption scandal that has rocked FIFA, the author of an upcoming book said yesterday. Affleck and his friend since childhood, actor Matt Damon, will be among the producers of...

  • Football news

    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has pledged his long-term future to the club, after admitting the fans’ faith in him was hard to ignore. Toure has been the subject of interest from Inter, who are managed by former City boss Roberto Mancini,...

  • Sporting briefs

    Dicko: Wolves striker Nouha Dicko has signed a new three-year deal keeping him at Molineux until the summer of 2018. The Mali international, 23, has scored 28 goals in 59 games since a permanent move from Wigan in January 2014. Dicko said: “I feel...

  • Blatter says has not resigned

    Blatter says has not resigned

    Sepp Blatter has told a Swiss newspaper he has not quit as FIFA president, adding to speculation he may try to stay on as head of world soccer’s governing body that is gripped by a corruption scandal. “I have not resigned, rather I am offering my...

  • Guerrero hat-trick eases Peru into the semi-finals

    Guerrero hat-trick eases Peru into the semi-finals

    Peru striker Paolo Guerrero scored a hat-trick to give his side a comfortable 3-1 victory over Bolivia at the Copa America late Thursday, setting up a last-four showdown with hosts Chile. Guerrero scored twice in three minutes midway through the...

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