Monthly Archives: September 2008

Klose Rescues Germany

Miroslav Klose struck a hat-trick to salvage a 3-3 draw for Germany following a lackluster display against Finland. Klose has struggled at club level this season with Bayern Munich but he put his woes behind him to draw his side level three times in this Group Four World Cup qualifier. Jonathan Johansson (32), Mika Vayrynen…

Modric Sounds England Warning

Croatia star Luka Modric has warned England to prepare for further heartache in Zagreb. The Three Lions slumped to a 2-0 defeat on their last visit to the Croatian capital, during Euro 2008 qualifying, while they were also humbled 3-2 at Wembley by Slaven Bilic’s men. With the two nations once again paired together on…

USMNT Edges Out Cuba

In their first trip to Havana in 61 years, the U.S. Men’s National Team defeated Cuba, 1-0, to move into first place in Group 1 in the Semifinal Round of FIFA World Cup qualifying. Clint Dempsey provided the game-winner with an opportunistic strike in the 40th minute to give the U.S. the three valuable points….

Podolski Regrets Bayern Move

Bayern Munich striker Lukas Podolski has admitted it was a mistake to move to the Bundesliga champions two years ago. The Germany international joined Bayern from Cologne in 2006 after being unable to prevent his hometown club from a second relegation to the second division in three years. He had previously proved his pedigree with…

Inter Seal Quaresma Swap

Inter Milan have signed Portugal winger Ricardo Quaresma from Porto, with midfielder Pele heading in the opposite direction. The 24-year-old passed a medical on Monday before putting pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Italian champions. Quaresma, who will wear the number 77 shirt for the Nerazzurri, will be officially unveiled at a…