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Kaka extends contract at AC Milan

Brazil international midfielder Kaka has signed a two-year contract extension with European champions AC Milan, the club have announced. The 25-year-old – reportedly a target for Real Madrid – has committed himself to the club until June 30, 2013. Kaka was named the FIFA World Player of the Year last season and scored a competition-leading…

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Eduardo released from hospital

Arsenal striker Eduardo has been released from hospital to continue his recovery at home from the broken leg received against Birmingham. The Coatian suffered the horrific injury when he was caught by Martin Taylor in the 2-2 draw at St Andrews on Saturday. He has spent the last four nights in a London hospital but…

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Tottenham Stage FA Rally Over Chelsea

Jonathan Woodgate’s headed goal in extra-time gave Tottenham a 2-1 victory over holders Chelsea in the Carling Cup final at Wembley on Sunday. A first-half goal from Didier Drogba, his 10th of the season, put Chelsea on the brink of a second successive Carling Cup triumph – but a second-half penalty from Dimitar Berbatov sent…

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Aresnal's Eduardo vows to overcome blow

Eduardo da Silva has revealed he remembers little about the incident which saw him suffer a broken leg following a tackle by Martin Taylor. The Croatia striker, 25 on Monday, has been ruled out for the remainder of the season and will miss Euro 2008 due to the horrific injury he suffered in Arsenal’s 2-2…

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Fernando Torres wants more than goals

Fernando Torres would prefer Liverpool fans to remember him for titles, not just goals after he took his tally to 21 for the season with a hat trick against Middlesborough. Torres was the local hero at Atletico Madrid, and now he has proved inside just seven months to be worth every penny of his record…

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Riquelme: Fast Start Essential for Boca Juniors

Boca Juniors midfield ace Juan Roman Riquelme says it is imperative that the team fly out of the gate if they hope to reclaim the league crown this season. After two games, the Bombonera gang stand fourth on four points, and the play maker has warned his teammates about the bullseye they carry every match….

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Van Basten To Take Ajax Reins

Ajax have named Marco van Basten as their new coach with the former Godenzonen striker set to take over after Euro 2008. Van Basten is currently in charge of Holland but announced in December he would not be renewing his contract with the Dutch FA (KNVB) following the summer showpiece in Austria and Switzerland. He…

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Carragher: Gerrard Made For Europe

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Steven Gerrard is “made for the Champions League” after the Reds captain scored a crucial second goal against Inter Milan on Tuesday. Leading through Dirk Kuyt’s 85th-minute effort, most of the team had settled for the slender victory but Gerrard had other ideas. In the final minute of normal time…

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Real Madrid Frustrated With Roma Defeat

Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster was left frustrated after his side slipped to a narrow 2-1 defeat against Roma in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Stadio Olimpico Having failed to progress to the quarter-finals for the last three years, the Primera Liga leaders had hoped to take charge of…

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Philipp Lahm confused by 'two Beckenbauers'

Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm has hit out at club president Franz Beckenbauer for being two-faced. Lahm was one of the players criticised by Beckenbauer in his weekly column in a leading German newspaper for failing to emulate the form he showed at the 2006 World Cup. His Bayern team-mates Bastian Schweinsteiger and Lukas Podolski also…

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UEFA Confident In Snowy Fenerbahce Pitch

UEFA are confident that Wednesday night’s Champions League last-16 clash between Fenerbahce and Sevilla will go ahead despite heavy snow in Istanbul. The Sukru Saracoglu pitch is reportedly covered in 30 centimetres of snow and a pitch inspection is scheduled to take place on Tuesday afternoon, But UEFA believe the first-leg tie is not in…

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Luca Toni Is Bayern's Hat Trick Hero

Luca Toni hit a second-half hat-trick as Bayern Munich swept past Hannover 3-0 to re-establish their three-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga. The Italy striker opened the scoring in the 58th minute after Hannover boss Dieter Hecking had been sent to the stands and struck twice more in the 64th and 82nd minutes…

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Ronaldinho will snub Serie A move

Ronaldinho has told the Italian media that even if Italy’s top clubs are interested in him, he has no interest in joining them. For months there has been widespread speculation suggesting the Barcelona forward is set for a move away from the Camp Nou at the end of the season, following a year in which…

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Freddy Adu Busy Growing Up In Lisbon

Although Benfica rookie Freddy Adu has turned heads with some late game heroics, the American attacker says his most important progress during his short time in Portugal has come off the field. The teen phenom believes that maturity away from the park will lead to greater benefits when it comes time to take the field….

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Nasri plays down transfer talk

Highly-rated France midfielder Samir Nasri has not ruled out staying at Marseille beyond this summer. Nasri, who has evoked comparisons with Les Bleus legend Zinedine Zidane, has been tipped to move to one of Europe’s heavyweights at the end of this season. But with OM growing as a force as the season progresses and looking…