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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 –…

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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…

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Cruijff's Barcelona return ruled out

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has rubbished reports that the club are set to replace Frank Rijkaard with former coach Johan Cruijff. Cruijff led the Catalan giants to 11 trophies in an eight-year spell in charge between 1988 and 1996, a haul that included four La Liga titles, a European Cup Winners’ Cup and the 1992…

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Adebayor is 'dream striker' – Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas believes Emmanuel Adebayor is now “one of the best strikers in the world” and admits Arsenal could not “live without him”. Togo’s loss in failing to secure qualification for the African Nations Cup has certainly proved the Gunners’ gain, as in-form Adebayor took his tally to 19 for the season with a first-half…

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Maradona Jr Claims La Liga Link

Diego Maradona Jr claims he has been contacted about the prospect of joining a club in La Liga. The son of the Argentina idol currently plies his trade at Italian Serie D side Venafro and has never played top-flight football. The 21-year old says he has been contacted by clubs in Spain’s top two divisions…

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Cristiano Ronaldo To Get £40M Deal?

Real Madrid are reportedly preparing a six-year contract for Ronaldo that is worth £40m after tax. According to the Spanish newspaper DiarioSport, who publish a similar rumor every single day, Real president Ramon Calderon is prepared to make Ronaldo the highest-paid player in the world. And that money would be on top of the £60m…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Mama Ronaldo wants son at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother wants her to son to play for Real Madrid rather than any English team. The Portugal international is currently playing a major role in Manchester United’s bid for the English Premier League title but his mother, Dolores Aveiro, is keen to see her 22-year-old son at the Bernabeu. She told Spanish TV…

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Ronaldo not worried about Best record

Cristiano Ronaldo admits he is flattered to be compared to Manchester United great George Best but insists his only focus is winning the title. The Portuguese winger is chasing Best’s record of 32 goals in a season after continuing his red-hot form with a goal against Reading on Saturday. Ronaldo’s late effort at the Madejski…

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Celtic chance excites USA stopper

American international goalkeeper Brad Guzan admits he is ‘excited’ about the chance to earn a move to SPL giants Celtic. The 23-year-old will spend the week training with the Bhoys in a bid to convince Gordon Strachan he is worth spending £1million on. Arsenal have also been linked with a move for the Chivas USA…

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USWNT Wins Four Nations Crown

(ussoccer.com) The U.S. Women’s National Team scored a 77th minute goal off a header from midfielder Shannon Boxx to earn a 1-0 victory over China and win the 2008 Four Nations Tournament. It was the first tournament title for new U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage. The U.S. team swept almost all of the tournament awards…

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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…

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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…