Trapattoni keeps the faith

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Trapattoni keeps the faith


Trapattoni keeps the faith

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Giovanni Trapattoni has defended his decision to leave Steven Reid and Steve Finnan out of the 25-man squad for the play-off against France.

McGlinchey eyes historic double

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Two years after representing Scotland at the FIFA U-20 World Cup, Michael McGlinchey is now aiming to reach the senior equivalent with New Zealand.

Messi in line for double scoop

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Argentine ace and Barcelona star Lionel Messi has had quite a year.  After leading Barcelona to an unprecedented treble in the Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Ray he's now up for both the Ballon d'Or (European footballer of the year) and the equally prestigious FIFA World Player of ...

Ferguson unhappy about England friendly

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Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson has picked on England's forthcoming friendly against Brazil as part of his ongoing campaign to avoid speaking about his side's Premiership issues. First, a certain ref is called "unfit". Then all of the major...

Guzan eyeing World Cup place

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Guzan eyeing World Cup place


Guzan eyeing World Cup place

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rnBrad Guzan has admitted forcing his way into the Aston Villa team could be crucial to his hopes of being USA's No1 at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.rn

Spreading the 2010 message

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South African football legend Physician Khumalo shares his experience of taking news of his country's preparations for next year's World Cup to two time champions Argentina.

Zidan named in Egypt squad

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rnMohamed Zidan has been recalled to the Egypt squad for their crucial final FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Algeria next month.rn

Joel targets title and ticket

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FIFA.com chats to Joel Porter about his desire to help Gold Coast United seize the A-League trophy and make Australia's squad for South Africa 2010.

YIDS your thoughts about this article in the Telegraph

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This was written in the Telegraph newspaper let me know your thoughtsnWHAT DOES PRIDE COME BEFORE AGAIN?nThe clocks have gone back, Spurs have lost at home to Stoke and Daniel Levy has been boasting. And we know what all that means, don't we? Yep, six months from now Tottenham will have ...

World Cup Bafana Bafana 2010 afternoon headlines

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Since familiarity with Arabic, French or Egyptian is not my strong point I can't claim to know what the equivalent of 'finely balanced' is in any of these languages. But I do know this phrase is bound to be on the lips of commentators as the Afri...

Was Blatter Right About Messi & Ronaldo?

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Now that Argentina has qualified to the World Cup ensuring the presence of star player Lionel Messi, barring any injury or outlandish suspension,  how does one evaluate the comments made by FIFA President Sepp Blatter? Prior to the decisive qualifiers which yielded  Argentina's qualification to South Africa as well as Portugal's opportunity to do so ...

Hooligan debate in England and Italy

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No one wants to take the blame and everyone else is wrong. That appears to be the mature assessment of the current hooligan debate which is dragging Fabio Capello into trouble with his countrymen in Italy.New Zealand – Bahrain Asia/Oceania Inter-Cont...

Spreading the 2010 message

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South African football legend Physician Khumalo shares his experience of taking news of his country's preparations for next year's World Cup to two time champions Argentina.

Ancelotti protects England stars

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Ancelotti protects England stars


Ancelotti protects England stars

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rnCarlo Ancelotti has vowed that his England stars will be in perfect condition for South Africa 2010, with Messrs Terry and Lampard set for a rest. rn

Villar hoping for happy ending

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Justo Villar, the Albirroja goalkeeper and captain recalls Paraguay's qualification to South Africa 2010 and his hopes for next year's tournament.

2010 to be ‘a great festival of football’

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The South African Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, has given next year's FIFA World Cup a massive thumbs up during his speech to parliament.

Brazilians look to SA

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With both the World Cup and the Olympic games on the horizon, a Brazilian delegation has been sent to see how South Africa is preparing for 2010.

Future of England national side in doubt

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Here's a cheery thought: the commercial pressures on English Premier League sides mean they'll continue to import players from abroad at the expense of homegrown talent. This trend will inevitably have a negative impact on the national side. South ...

Adidas Expects Record Football Shirt Sales

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Adidas shirt sales have been boosted this year with the continued success of Spain and the signings made by Real Madrid but next year Adidas anticipates to break previous sales records of football shirts due to them having more teams than ever at the 2010 World Cup.nAdidas manufactured the football ...

Brazilians look to SA

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With both the World Cup and the Olympic games on the horizon, a Brazilian delegation has been sent to see how South Africa is preparing for 2010.

2010 to be ‘a great festival of football’

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The South African Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, has given next year's FIFA World Cup a large thumbs up during his speech to parliament.

Watch Part 1 24/7 Pacquiao vs Cotto HBO Episode 1

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Pacquiao vs Cotto 24/7 Boxing Series Coming on HBO | Watch Live Stream

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The 24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto series will debut on Saturday, Oct. 24 (10:15 p.m. ET/PT), and the remaining episodes premiering Oct. 31 (11 p.m. ET/PT), Nov. 7 (9 p.m. ET/PT) and Nov. 13 (9:30 p.m. ET/PT). As always, the final episode will air the night before the fight, wherein HBO will cover what seems to be a heated weigh-in Friday afternoon.

The 24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto series will take fans behind the scenes and have a glimpse of each fighters training camps. This series was named "24/7 Pacquiao/Cotto," and was made official last Thursday at the Yankee Stadium news conference that marked the start of the much-anticipated Miguel Cotto-Manny Pacquiao welterweight title bout this coming November 14, also at the MGM Grand.

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Dunne keen to play France’s villain

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Dunne keen to play France’s villain


Dunne keen to play France’s villain

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Richard Dunne has thrived since signing for Aston Villa. He will now be tasked with helping Republic of Ireland past France and into South Africa 2010.

African great bowled over by Soccer City

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Having once played football on the very ground where Soccer City stadium now stands, Kalusha Bwalya is amazed at what South Africa has achieved in such a short space of time.

Special World Cup Bafana Bafana 2010 Irish ticket allocation scandal issue

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Last week it was announced that French coach Raymond Domenech had got his way after moaning about the possibility of 30,000 Irish supporters turning up for the home game against the Republic of Ireland on November 18th.The good news this week is Irish ...

Capello ‘tormented’ by Owen debate

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rnFabio Capello has has continued to leave Michael Owen out of his squads even though the striker has scored more goals for England than his rivals.rn

Do you want to watch football in 3D?

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Picture the scene. England have a free kick in the dying seconds of their World Cup semi final against Italy. Gerrard whips in a cross which evades the Italian defenders and falls to the feet of an unmarked Wayne Rooney. The tackles fly in but the Man ...

Harry demands a big performance from Russian sub

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp anticipates interest in Roman Pavlyuchenko from Italy and Spain in the January transfer window.nThe striker has failed to make an impact at White Hart Lane since arriving from Spartak Moscow in a £13.8million deal in August 2008. nRedknapp, who has only been in charge of Spurs for 12 ...

African great bowled over by Soccer City

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Having once played football on the very ground where Soccer City stadium now stands, Kalusha Bwalya is amazed at what South Africa has achieved in such a short space of time.

Queiroz: I’m convinced we’ll qualify

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Queiroz: I’m convinced we’ll qualify


Queiroz: I’m convinced we’ll qualify

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rnPortugal coach Carlos Queiroz speaks to FIFA.com about Bosnia-Herzegovina, Edin Dzeko, Cristiano Ronaldo and his team's hopes of play-off success. rn

Users expect tense battles

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You clearly feel that the play-offs will all be tight affairs, as only a small minority think about the outcomes clear-cut before a ball has been kicked.

Top 5 – Edition IX: Best National Team Coaches

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We got another edition of World Cup Buzz Top 5. This time we're going to breakdown the 5 best national team coaches right now. These 5 men have led their charges to surprise heights in qualifying for the 2010 World Cup or in some cases right on the door step ...

More news on the official England World Cup song

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This is a worrying time for anyone with a sense of history or, failing that, a pair of ears. Nineties heartthrobs Take That are set to record the official England World Cup song for South Africa 2010. I still like the unofficial song, Rik Mayall's ...

Ledley, his agent and City set to meet again

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Ledley, his agent and City set to meet again

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Joe Ledley's contract speaks seems to have been running longer than Coronation Street but is there finally light at the end of the tunnel?nIn the final year of his contract, Ledley's agent and the club have been unable to reach a suitable deal since early summer andn with a new ...

Parreira returns for South Africa

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FIFA World Cup hosts South Africa appointed Brazilian Carlos Alberto Parreira as coach for a second time, replacing Joel Santana who resigned on Monday.rnrn rn

Ronaldo boost for club and country

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Ronaldo boost for club and country


Ronaldo boost for club and country

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rnCristiano Ronaldo is confident he'll return from injury in time to represent Real Madrid at AC Milan and Portugal at home against Bosnia-Herzegovina. rn

Germany arrange Argentina friendly

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rnGermany have lined up a friendly against Argentina on 3 March at Munich's Allianz Arena as part of their preparations for the FIFA World Cup.rn

Party-Goers Have Apologised – Harry Redknapp

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The celebrations that followed Tottenham Hotspur's 2-1 victory over Portsmouth last Saturday reportedly spilled into a London nightclub, but one of the revellers has issued an apology to Spurs manager Harry Redknapp, who revealed his "disappointment."  nRedknapp, who is alleged to have a nightclub ban in place at White Hart Lane during ...

Arshavin reveals Spurs bid but it gets all out of proportion

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This whole will he wont he saga about the Scums Arshavin has been taken way out of context nNowhere in the writing below indicates in anyway he would like a swop to the real north London team what so ever infact he has stated IF and thats a large word ...

How we used to do World Cup bids

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OK, it failed, but this When Saturday Comes article on England's bid to host the 2006 World Cup reminds us of a time when players from the victorious 1966 side were acknowledged as important. The current bid committee selected Michael Ballack, Sven Gora...

England 2018 Ambassadors Squad lacks 1966 sparkle

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The England 2018 Ambassadors Squad has finally been unveiled:Aaron Mokoena (South Africa), Alan Shearer, Alexandre Song (Cameroon), Andrew Cole, Ashley Young, Brian Deane, Bryan Robson, Carlos Edwards (Trinidad & Tobago), Chris Powell, Cyrille Regi...

tehTrunk Tottenham’s Top ITK – Episode Five: Halloween

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woooooOOOoooooo…nIt's Halloween as Spurs take on Aston Villa at White Hart Lane…nThe match is pulsating, tied at 7-7, but wait! Some wicked plot is afoot!nAdditional voice supplied by Daniel WebbnnnnBookmark It

UN Secretary General urges Africa to seize its 2010 chance

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UN Secretary General urges Africa to seize its 2010 chance


UN Secretary General urges Africa to seize its 2010 chance

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The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon met with Dr Danny Jordaan yesterday to speak about the importance of 2010 to the African continent.

England’s supporters raring to go

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England has successfully secured their spot for the 2010 FIFA World Cup but it isn't just the team that is preparing for South Africa 2010.

Roof wetting celebrations for 2010 centrepiece

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Thousands of construction workers gathered at Soccer City yesterday to celebrate the begin of the final inspection phase of the stadium

Warnock eyes England role

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rnStephen Warnock has spoken about his desire to hold on to the left-back spot in the Aston Villa team and earn an England recall from Fabio Capello.rn

Ribery set to miss play-off

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rnBayern Munich's Franck Ribery is facing a four-week lay-off that'll keep him out of France's FIFA World Cup play-off with Republic of Ireland.rn

If the BNP were in power, who could play for England?

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Here's a frightening thought. It's the World Cup Final in 2030. England enter the arena flanked by their Brazilian opponents. But there's something wrong with the Brazilians. While the English chat and exchange nervous laughter, the South America...

UN Secretary General urges Africa to seize its 2010 chance

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The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon met with Dr Danny Jordaan yesterday to talk about the importance of 2010 to the African continent.

England’s supporters raring to go

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England has successfully secured their spot for the 2010 FIFA World Cup but it isn't just the team that's preparing for South Africa 2010.

Roof wetting celebrations for 2010 centrepiece

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Thousands of construction workers gathered at Soccer City yesterday to celebrate the begin of the final inspection phase of the stadium

N’Guemo’s 2010 dream

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N’Guemo’s 2010 dream


N’Guemo’s 2010 dream

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rnCameroon midfielder Landry N'Guemo has spoken of his desire to reach next year's FIFA World Cup and also to lead Celtic to victory against Hamburg.  rn

Paraguay set their sights on Soccer City

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Having recently qualified for 2010, Paraguay are already well advanced in their preparations for their campaign to lift the FIFA World Cup Trophy in South Africa next year.

Swiss duo riding high

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FIFA.com takes a look at Eren Derdiyok and Tranquillo Barnetta, key players in Switzerland's successful South Africa 2010 qualifying campaign.

Donovan still US top dog

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rnLandon Donovan has been named the USA national team's 2009 Player ofrnthe Year, the sixth time he has won the award in the last nine years.rn

With Rubin Kazan’s Deserved Victory, FC Barcelona Suffers a Minor Setback

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After a workmanlike 1-0 victory against Almería and a mediocre showing in their 0-0 draw at the Mestalla against Valencia CF on Saturday, FC Barcelona looked to reverse their form in the Champions League against a supposed weaker team in FK Rubin Kazan.  To their credit, Barça did not make ...

Price hike on play off flights to Paris shock

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Ronaldo is trying to resurrect his Brazil career with some not so subtle brown nosing of coach Dunga. The PR department of the South African Association of Pie Manufacturers went into meltdown at the news.Whether you dream of recreating the famous Cruy...

Paraguay set their sights on Soccer City

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Having recently qualified for 2010, Paraguay are already well advanced in their preparations for their campaign to lift the FIFA World Cup Trophy in South Africa next year.

Davies leaves intensive care

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Davies leaves intensive care


Davies leaves intensive care

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USA striker Charlie Davies has left intensive care as he continues tornrecover in hospital from serious injuries suffered in a road accidentrnlast week.

Onyewu set for knee surgery

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rnThe US Soccer Federation have announced that defender Oguchi Onyewu will have surgery tomorrow to fix a ruptured patellar tendon in his left kne. rn

Trapattoni prepares for ‘cup finals’

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rnRepublic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni will prepare his players for two "cup finals" as they attempt to dump France out of the World Cup.rnrnrn rn

Reaction to the play-off draw

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rnRepresentatives of the eight countries taking part in next month's European Zone FIFA World Cup play-offs gave their reactions to Monday's draw.rn

Who will win the play-offs?

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In this week's Have Your Say debate, FIFA.com wants your thoughts on the following question:  Who will win the FIFA World Cup play-offs?

Santana – pushed or did he jump?

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Can France cope with 30,000 Irish fans humming La Marseillaise? That's the prospect facing them again after yesterday's draw. Of course boss Giovanni Trapattoni has weightier strategic issues on his mind after admitting his team must raised their g...

X Factor-style choice of Man of the Match for future England games

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Beckham MOTM controversyThe only good news about this X-Factor story is Steve Bruce threatening to quit as a television pundit because his choice of David Beckham as MOTM against Belarus caused so much controversy. Good riddance to him if it happens. Your aver...

European play-offs wide open

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European play-offs wide open


European play-offs wide open

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rnFIFA.com analyses the four play-off ties in the European Zone by looking at the past as well as the present as South Africa 2010 looms ever closer.rn

Russia pleased with draw

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Russian players and officials have given a cautious welcome to today's European Zone play-off draw that has pitted them against Slovenia.

Santana ends stint with South Africa

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Brazilian Joel Santana's reign as the head coach of the 2010 FIFA World Cup hosts, South Africa came to an end today by mutual consent with SAFA.

Drogba: Teams must worry about us

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rnIvorian captain Didier Drogba speaks about his side's aspirations, his own future plans and why the 2010 FIFA World Cup is important for Africa. rn

Play-off octet learn their fate

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The much-anticipated draw for the European Zone 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa qualifying play-offs has taken place at the Home of FIFA in Zurich.

O’Neill: Versatility boosts Milner’s hopes

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rnAston Villa manager Martin O'Neill believes the versatility of James Milner can help the England hopeful win a place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. rn

Brazil friendly not about money

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Kevin Kilbane is still optimistic about Ireland's chances, whoever they end up facing after today's play offs draw.The draw takes place in Zurich at midday British time. Here the FIFA site speaks us through some of the issues, including why "the r...