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SoccerMcCarthy aiming to be Champions League Rover
BLACKBURN, England (AFP) - Benni McCarthy believes he can return to the Champions League with Blackburn Rovers - and perhaps as early as next season. The 30-year-old South Africa striker won European club football's greatest prize with Porto in 2004...
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SoccerZaragoza coach Irureta stands down after just six games
ZARAGOZA, Spain (AFP) - Real Zaragoza coach Javier Irureta has decided to stand down after just six league games in charge, he announced at a press conference here on Monday. Zaragoza have won just four points under the veteran, who took over 42 day...
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SoccerSpanish football Federation is not above the law says govern
MADRID (AFP) - Spain's chances of competing at Euro 2008 dimmed on Monday when the Spanish Sports Council (CSD) declared the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) were not above the law and should proceed with elections before March 31 and not in Novem...
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SoccerValencia's Banega in trouble again
VALENCIA, Spain (AFP) - Valencia's 19-year-old midfielder Ever Banega was questioned by Spanish police in the early hours of Monday morning for failing an alcohol test while at the wheel of his car. The club, confirming this latest incident involvin...
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SoccerVan Marwijk to succeed van Basten as Dutch coach
THE HAGUE (AFP) - Feyenoord coach Bert van Marwijk is to succeed Marco van Basten as boss of the Dutch national side in July following Euro 2008, the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) announced on Monday. The 55-year-old van Marwijk signed a contract...
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SoccerMan Utd wary of new Zidane
MANCHESTER (AFP) - Rio Ferdinand has admitted that Manchester United's dream of Champions League glory could be wrecked if he and his fellow defenders fail to keep Lyon star Karim Benzema under control at Old Trafford on Tuesday night. Benzema, incr...
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SoccerPressure the same for both sides, insists Wenger
MILAN, Italy (AFP) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Monday that Tuesday's Champions League second round, second leg tie between his team and AC Milan was evenly balanced. The sides drew 0-0 in London two weeks ago but Wenger denied that resul...
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SoccerChelsea appeal Lampard red card
Chelsea have appealed against Frank Lampard's sending-off in their 4-0 Premier League victory at West Ham, the Football Association announced here Monday. The England midfielder, who opened the scoring with a 17th minute penalty against his old club...
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SoccerCeltic have a mountain to climb at Barca: Strachan
BARCELONA, Spain, March 3, 2008 (AFP) - Celtic manager Gordon Strachan obviously spends some of his free time in the Scottish Highlands as he was clearly familiar with the concept of climbing mountains here on Monday. His team face Spanish giants Ba...
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SoccerLyon vow to come out fighting in Old Trafford crunch
MANCHESTER (AFP) - Lyon boss Alain Perrin vowed that his side would not be intimidated by Manchester United or the Old Trafford crowd as they seek to book a place in the Champions League quarter-finals here on Tuesday. Perrin acknowledged that Carlo...
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