Friday, August 22, 2008
Goal.com's Juan Lirman and Ewan Macdonald take a look at the historic Nigerian Olympic victory over Argentina in the final of the 1996 Games, and what it means today...
Argentina and Nigeria: Twelve Years On
Nigerians warn against diving Argentina
The Argentina manager hopes winning the Olympic title will help change the way South American stars of the future are coached.
Batista has one eye on gold, and the other on a football revolution.
Playing on Saturday
Fulham vs. Arsenal
Stoke vs. Aston Villa
Playing on Sunday
Playing on Monday
Nick Webster's Predictions
Team News II
Lewis, 34, represented the U.S. at the World Cup in 2002 and 2006 and has scored 10 goals for his country in 81 appearances. Last season, he played for English team Derby County, who were then in the Premier League.
Hannover – Energie Cottbus
Saturday 23rd August
Werder Bremen - Schalke
Hamburg - Karlsruhe
Borussia Dortmund – Bayern Munich
VfB Stuttgart – Bayer Leverkusen
Hertha Berlin – Arminia Bielefeld
1899 Hoffenheim – Borussia Mönchengladbach
Sunday 24th August
Bochum - Wolfsburg
FC Köln – Eintracht Frankfurt
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wenger says Silvestre will add savvy to young Gunners
It's been 34 years since United sold a player to Arsenal (Brian Kidd).
"Carlos kicked me straight in my head," Howard said. "With Carlos you expect that. He is dirty. I wish I could say it otherwise, but he's played MLS for five years and I've seen him."
Bocanegra Heads Winner
Fabio Capello insists England are ready for next month's World Cup qualifiers despite his side's lacklustre display in a 2-2 draw against the Czech Republic.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Less than two months after Spain were crowned as the best team in Europe, the continent's big guns take to the stage anew Wednesday for friendly tests as they finalise preparations for their 2010 World Cup qualifiying campaign.
SSN is not a big fan of the International Friendly...
Players send out a message after risking their lives to play against Wales tonight.
'This game is to show Russia you can bomb us but you will never stop our people'
Maurice Edu has pretty much gone around the world in six days.
He left Beijing when the United States was eliminated from the Olympic soccer tournament last Wednesday, and flew to Toronto. Then he went to Scotland to sign a contract with Glasgow Rangers before heading to Guatemala for the U.S. national team’s World Cup qualifier on Wednesday night.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The Italian Olympic fencing team has come out with some scathing words regarding the unequal treatment of their footballing compatriots...
If the fanzines are an accurate representation then it is fair to say Ronaldo is being viewed in a much different light and that, to some, the damage might be irreversible.
No more chin stroking from the United faithful...
Tottenham have complained about Manchester United. United have moaned about Real Madrid. Aston Villa are unhappy with Liverpool. Liverpool can't decide whether Villa are asking for too much money or whether the problem lies with themselves.
Carlos Bocanegra, Rennes (France)
vs. Grenoble, 90 minutes
Bocanegra has played every competitive minute for his new club since his summer move from Fulham. But he was powerless to prevent Rennes from falling 1-0 to newly promoted Grenoble, who have enjoyed a dream start to the season with wins in their first two games. Next up: home to Lille, Sunday, August 24
This transfer window saw a strong contingent of foreign-based players join MLS, which is a perfect excuse for Goal.com's Kyle McCarthy to rate how the teams fared in the global player market.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Argentina and Brazil advanced to a South American showdown and Belgium scored three goals with a man disadvantage to shock Italy 3-2 in men’s Olympic soccer on Saturday, earning a semifinal match against Nigeria and a chance at its first medal since winning gold in 1920.
In the wake of an unsure start to the season, Goal.com's Matthew Braine takes his first gander at the Yanks in England.
Eddie Johnson, Fulham
vs. Hull City: DNP
Johnson was not included on the substitutes list and depending on how the next few weeks pan out, we could see the striker either loaned out or playing for the reserves come September.
Hull win, Totttenham lose, Manchester United draw, Arsenal win, Villa win, Blackburn win, Chelsea win...
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