Monthly Archives: August 2008

FIFA Down Over Olympics Ruling

FIFA described a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport allowing clubs to pull their players out of the Olympics as “disappointing” and urged clubs to allow their players to compete in Beijing. The CAS ruled on Wednesday in favour of Barcelona, Werder Bremen and Schalke, stating that clubs could not be forced to…

U.S. WNT Stunned By Norway

Norway surprised the U.S. with two goals in the first five minutes and held on for a 2-0 victory in the opening game for each team at the 2008 Olympics at Qinhuangdao Olympic Sports Center Stadium. Norway’s dream start came in the second minute. After Christie Rampone cleared a long throw in, Norway captain Ane…

Rooney Out Of Season Opener

Manchester United will have to start the season without star striker Wayne Rooney after he picked up a virus during the team’s pre-season tour to Africa. United manager Sir Alex Ferguson told Sky Sports: “I doubt we’ll get Rooney fit for the start of the season with the virus he’s had. “It’s a virus he…

Robinho Hints At Chelsea Move

Real Madrid playmaker Robinho has indicated he would be interested in a possible move to Stamford Bridge. The Brazilian is unsettled at Real and has stated his desire to work with new Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari. Robinho has fallen out with the club since they refused to release him for the Olympics. He said:…

Real Fret Over Sneijder Injury

Real Madrid coach Bernd Schuster has confirmed Wesley Sneijder will be out for “a while” after the Holland playmaker was carried off in the Emirates Cup defeat to Arsenal on Sunday. Sneijder left the field on a stretcher after an hour following a heavy challenge by Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby as the Primera Liga champions…

Eduardo Happy With Recovery

Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva believes he could be ready for a return to action as soon as the end of the year. The Croatian international is currently recovering from the horrific broken leg he sustained in a horrendous tackle from Birmingham defender Martin Taylor in February. Eduardo returned to England to continue his rehabilitation…