Monthly Archives: July 2012

Coppa Italia- Chievo cruise, Bari march on

Serie A high-flyers Chievo eased into the fourth round of the Coppa Italia with a 2-0 home win over Sassuolo. Davide Mandelli gave the Verona side a 43rd-minute lead with Davide Moscardelli delivering the match-sealing goal late into the second … Continue reading

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Kenton named Costa Rica coach

Guatemala under-20 national coach Rodrigo Kenton has replacedsacked Hernan Medford at the reins of Costa Rica, Kenton told alocal radio station on Sunday. Medford, who was capped 89 times forthe Central American country, was fired on Friday after Costa Ricawent … Continue reading

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Scots duo doubtful

Lee McCulloch and James McFadden are doubts for Scotland’s friendly against the Czech Republic at Hampden on Wednesday.The Rangers midfielder sustained an ankle injury in Sunday’s Old Firm derby win over Celtic at Ibrox, while McFadden reported with a groin … Continue reading

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Wilkins- Mancini needs to make a team

Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins believes Manchester City can challenge for the Premier League title this season – if they are properly moulded into a team by Roberto Mancini.City have already boosted their ranks this summer by recruiting David Silva, … Continue reading

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Carrick- Fletcher’s at highest level

Michael Carrick has hailed Manchester United team-mate Darren Fletcher as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League. It does not seem long ago that the Scotland international was being vilified by his own supporters, who were demanding his … Continue reading

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Rangers begin new era with Hamilton clash

Rangers have the chance to show there is life after Sir David Murray as they bid to continue their winning start to the season in the Scottish Premier League against Hamilton on Saturday. The Ibrox supremo stepped down after 21 … Continue reading

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Duff out for Irish

Republic of Ireland midfielder Damien Duff was ruled out of the upcoming UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier at home to Russia with a calf injury, manager Giovanni Trapattoni announced Monday.And the Italian said it was “90 per cent” the Fulham player … Continue reading

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McLeish- Given close to comeback

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish believes that goalkeeper Shay Given is close to being fully fit again after a month on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.The Republic of Ireland international could even be available for selection for the Premier … Continue reading

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Syria stun heavyweights Saudi Arabia

Syria shocked 2007 finalists and three-time champions Saudi Arabia 2-1 at the AFC Asian Cup on Sunday in Group B, piling yet more pressure on their underfire coach Jose Peseiro.Syria, who had to hold on for grim life in the … Continue reading

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Dinamo Zagreb complete second straight double

Dinamo Zagreb clinched their second successive domestic double on Wednesday as they beat Osijek 3-1 in the second leg of the Cup final to win by the same aggregate score.In April, Dinamo Zagreb clinched a seventh successive Croatian league title.Since … Continue reading

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