Monthly Archives: January 2008

Capello Leaves Beckham Out

Fabio Capello has told David Beckham that he will not be part of his first England squad, which is being named this afternoon. The England manager telephoned the midfielder last night and broke the news to Beckham – who is just one appearance short of becoming the fifth man to earn 100 England caps –…

Eto'o Fires Cameroon Through

Samuel Eto’o became the all-time leading goalscorer in African Nations Cup history as his two goals helped fire Cameroon into the quarter-finals with an easy 3-0 victory over Sudan. The Barcelona striker scored either side of a Mohamed Khider own goal to move his overall tally on to 16, two more than previous record holder…

Fulham signs Eddie Johnson

Fulham have completed the signing of USA striker Eddie Johnson. The 23-year-old leaves Kansas City Wizards for a three-and-a-half-year deal with the Barclays Premier League strugglers, after his application for a work permit was successful. He joins Danish midfielder Leon Andreasen and Norwegian defender Brede Hangeland at Craven Cottage since the transfer window reopened. Cottagers…

Drogba Barcelona Bound?

Barcelona look set to splash the cash on Chelsea striker Didier Drogba. Drogba, who is currently at the African Cup of Nations with the Ivory Coast, has made no secret of his desire to leave Stamford Bridge. Spanish paper AS has reported that the funds are available to bring the highly-sought-after striker to the Nou…

Arsenal Humiliated By Spurs

Tottenham marched into the Carling Cup final after dismantling arch rivals Arsenal 5-1 in the semi-final second leg to win 6-2 on aggregate. The White Hart Lane tie was finely balanced after a 1-1 first-leg draw at The Emirates – but the Gunners were rocked on three minutes when Jermaine Jenas steered home the opener…

Mancini Keen On Ronaldinho

Internazionale boss Roberto Mancini still holds out hope the Serie A leaders could make a shock swoop for Ronaldinho. The Brazilian playmaker has has a torrid time at Barcelona this season and has been heavily linked with moves to Chelsea and Inter’s city rivals AC Milan. But, ahead of his 200th game in charge of…

U.S. Downs Sweden 2-0

(ussoccer.com) Landon Donovan became the all-time leading scorer for the U.S. Men’s National Team after scoring from the penalty spot in the second half to help defeat Sweden, 2-0 on Saturday night. For Donovan, his penalty kick in the 48th minute was his 35th goal in international play, pushing him past Eric Wynalda for the…