Saturday, July 05, 2008
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Now that Jozy Altidore is on his way to Europe, there may be no MLS player with more interest from teams overseas than ChivasUSA keeper Brad Guzan. He talks with Soccer365's Lars Lifrak about his current team, his prospects for making the jump to Europe and where he thinks he fits in on the US National Team.
Fluminense midfielder Thiago Nieves scored a hat-trick as the tie finished 5-5 on aggregate but his efforts were in vain as LDU won the shootout 3-1 to stun the 86,000 crowd at the Maracana.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
But the football wasn't the only thing to admire in Austria and Switzerland!
The babes have been just as good to watch — so impressive that we've decided to do a best of the best slideshow of all those gorgeous female footie fans from across the continent.
A month ago, there were calls for the head of Luis Aragonés. Now he leaves the selección as their most successful ever manager. Here's how he did it.
The definitive story of how Aragonés led Spain to Euro 2008 glory
Boca Juniors midfielder Sebastian Nayar’s decision to leave after playing only one game to negotiate a deal with a European club has provoked an angry reaction from the Argentine club.
Martin Rogers: ...Spain’s win doesn’t mean England’s time is coming. England doesn’t deserve success just because it’s England. That time may never come again unless the arrogance and superstition and nonsense is swept away and replaced by a dose of realism.
Brazil’s Fluminense believe overturning a two-goal deficit against Ecuadorean champions LDU in the second leg of the Libertadores Cup final on Wednesday is little more than a formality.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
I hope this doesn't always become apparent, but normally I labour quite a bit when writing these columns. Coming up with something worthwhile to say (yeah, yeah - keep that quip to yourself) and then saying it in what is not my native language is not always as easy as, well, as it is today.
Wolff left the Wizards in December 2006 to sign with 1860 Munich in the German second division, and scored two goals in 34 games with the German club.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Aston Villa may want to wait until January before following up their interest in injured Sheffield Wednesday defender Frank Simek…
Over a long breakfast at Uefa's gleaming hotel in Vienna yesterday, Dein talked openly about everyone from Arsene Wenger to Cesc Fabregas, Jose Mourinho to Luiz Felipe Scolari. Smitten by the Euro 2008 bug, Dein enthused about Russian strikers and Uefa's throwing of a "faultless" party for footballers and supporters.
While Europe has been concentrating on the international game, South America now builds towards the biggest match in its club calendar - Wednesday's second leg of the final of the Copa Libertadores.
Alan Hansen, Alan Shearer and Martin O'Neill
Invisible referees make it a tournament to remember
Biggest disappointment: Ronaldo
Specifically, his failure to flop, as everyone deep down hoped he would. But he still didn't shine - and failed to disprove the idea that he's a big-game bottler. Perhaps he found it hard to concentrate...The Observer's Sport team assess Euro 2008's best and worst.
Norman Hubbard's Team of the Tournament
Spain midfielder Xavi has been named the best player of Euro 2008.
Euro 2008 team of the tournament:
Goalkeepers: Gianluigi Buffon (Italy), Iker Casillas (Spain), Edwin van der Sar (Netherlands).
Defenders: Bosingwa (Portugal), Philipp Lahm (Germany), Carlos Marchena (Spain), Pepe (Portugal), Carles Puyol (Spain), Yuri Zhirkov (Russia).
Midfielders: Hamit Altintop (Turkey), Luka Modric (Croatia), Marcos Senna (Spain), Xavi Hernández (Spain), Konstantin Zyryanov (Russia), Michael Ballack (Germany), Cesc Fàbregas (Spain), Andrés Iniesta (Spain), Lukas Podolski (Germany), Wesley Sneijder (Netherlands).
Forwards: Andrei Arshavin (Russia), Roman Pavlyuchenko (Russia), Fernando Torres (Spain), David Villa (Spain).
Torres delivers finishing touch to make Spain kings of Europe
Spain's victory a vindication of their ideals
Spain reign with beautiful game for the purists
Low admits Spain deserves victory
Lehmann lays into 'biased' referee following Germany defeat
'The referee didn't really fancy us Germans,' claims beaten goalkeeper
German Media: Spain deserved it
Henry Winter: Spain's long wait finally over