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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Spanish Press Report Robben to Real Madrid

Chelsea_Away_Jersey_2007_2008.jpgA Spanish newspaper is reporting Chelsea's Arjen Robben has agreed to terms with Real Madrid for a €20 million transfer.

Robben could be set for Madrid move - Setanta Sports

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Liverpool Interested in United's Heinze

Manchester_United_T_Shirt.jpgJoining Real Madrid and Juventus, Liverpool now appear interested in Gabriel Heinze as well.

The Manchester United and Argentina defender will not make any decisions until after Copa America.

Reds enter Heinze race -

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Forlan to Atletico, Clears Torres Path

Atletico_Madrid_Jerseys.jpgAtletico Madrid sign Diego Forlan from Villarreal, reportedly for €21 million.

Liverpool target Fernando Torres now looks clear to make the move from Atletico to Anfield.

Atletico agrees to deal to sign Villarreal's Forlan - AP -

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Tevez Will Decide Future After Copa America

Tevez_Argentina_T_Shirt.jpgWest Ham and Argentina striker Carlos Tevez is waiting until after Copa America 2007 to decide who he will play for next season.

Tevez delays decision on future - BBC

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Friday, June 29, 2007

Copa America 2007 Group A Saturday 30.06.07

Copa_America_2007_T_Shirt_Nike.jpgCopa America 2007 Matches for Saturday 30.06.07

Group A
30.06.07 - 16:00 - Bolivia v Uruguay 4:00PM Eastern US
30.06.07 - 18:15 - Venezuela v Peru 6:15PM Eastern US

Copa America 2007 Schedule and Results

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Beckham, American Football Player Reggie Bush Video

David Beckham plays keepy-up with an American football and more.

Saints FC? Becks meets Bush - Video 3:03

Beckham Merchandise

Sissoko Signs New Liverpool Contract

Liverpool_T-Shirt.jpgLiverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko signs new Liverpool deal.

Sissoko signs new long-term contract - AP -

Sissoko signs new Liverpool deal - BBC

Liverpool Merchandise

Beckham LA Galaxy Unveiling 13 July

LA Galaxy will unveil David Beckham on 13 July.

His first match will possibly be a friendly against Chelsea 21 July.

Galaxy set date to unveil Beckham - BBC

David Beckham Merchandise

Argentina Opens Promising Copa America Tonight

Argentina opens their Copa America 2007 campaign tonight against invited guests the United States.

A strong Argentina side are favorites to win the tournament, with arch rivals Brazil fielding a weakened side.

In 2004 Brazil's young squad defeated Argentina in the final on penalties, but after a thrashing from Mexico in their opening group match last night, Brazil hardly look likely to defend their title.

The U.S. enters the match with a weakened squad as well, without most of their few recognizable players, and are not expected to put up much resistance to the full strength Argentinians.

Copa America 2007 Schedule and Results

Other sites:
Copa America Group C Preview: Argentina - USA -

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Tevez Inter Milan Deal Will Not Happen

Inter_Milan_T_Shirt.jpgInter Milan owner Massimo Moratti says his club is no longer interested in West Ham's Carlos Tevez.

Moratti: Inter does not want Tevez - AP -

Tevez rejects move to Inter Milan - BBC

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Capello Sacked by Real Madrid

Real_Madrid_Jersey.jpgFabio Capello is sacked after leading Real Madrid to its first La Liga title since 2003.

Real Madrid sack manager Capello - BBC

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Copa America 2007 - Chile Rally, Mexico Stun Brazil

Copa_America_Football_Soccer_Nike_Veer.jpgCopa America 2007 really gets fired up as Chile rally to beat Ecuador and Mexico are brilliant in an historic 2-0 win over Brazil.

Group B
27.06.07 - 18:30 - Ecuador v Chile - 6:35PM - Reuters -
27.06.07 - 20:45 - Brazil v Mexico - 8:50PM - Reuters -

Copa America 2007 @ Soccer Golazo!

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Copa America 2007 LIVE Streaming Video on Web - Free

Copa_America_Football_Soccer_Nike_Veer.jpgCopa America 2007 can be viewed for free, live on the web, through Univision's streaming video feed.

Univision - LIVE Video

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Brazil v Mexico Tonight - Copa America 2007

The first marquee match-up of Copa America 2007 takes place tonight as Brazil face Mexico.

Copa America 2007 Schedule and Results

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Gold Cup TV Ratings 41 Percent Higher than NHL Final

The CONCACAF Gold Cup Final between the U.S. and Mexico draws a much larger audience than NHL Stanley Cup Final.

Gold Cup TV ratings 41 percent higher than NHL final - AP -

Torres Liverpool Drama Continues

Liverpool_T-Shirt.jpgLiverpool is still working on a deal for Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres.

Liverpool step up move for Torres - BBC

Liverpool Merchandise

Monday, June 25, 2007

Trezeguet Stays at Juventus

Juventus_Jerseys.jpgDavid Trezeguet signs new deal with Juventus.

Trezeguet reverses course, extends contract with Juventus - AP -

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Copa America 2007 Football - Nike Mercurial Veer

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Copa America Security Concerns

Copa_America_2007_T_Shirt_Nike.jpgUnited States traveling supporters are warned by the U.S. State Department to consider the risks of attending the Copa America.

State Department warns U.S. travelers - AP -

The first semifinal is moved from Caracas to Maracaibo.

Copa America semi-final venue switched from Caracas - Reuters - ESPN Soccernet

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Beckham Sports American Football Uniform

For a new American television commercial, David Beckham trades in his football kit for American football pads.

Beckham gets football lesson from NFL´s Reggie Bush - AFP -

Brand it like Beckham - AP -

Beckham Merchandise

Henry Unveiled at Barcelona

Barcelona_Unicef_Jerseys.jpgThierry Henry is unveiled at Barcelona's Camp Nou.

Henry completes move to Barcelona - BBC

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Kanoute Will Stay at Sevilla

Much to the disappointment of several English Premier League teams, Sevilla striker Frederic Kanoute says he is not planning on moving.

Kanoute opts to stay with Sevilla - BBC

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Henry Looks to Barcelona for Final Trophy

Barcelona_Unicef_Jerseys.jpgHaving won two EPL titles and three FA Cups, a Champions League crown was all that was missing from Thierry Henry's Arsenal.

But now, as the France international makes a move to Barcelona, one can't help but sense a bit of irony in the whole proceedings.

The Gunners were within 14 minutes from hoisting Europe's most prestigious club trophy in 2006, but two late goals sent the trophy to his new club.

Interestingly, it was Henry who unable to finish, and on numerous occasions the France international could have put the match out of reach.

Barcelona were very fortunate to pick up the trophy that night in Paris, and one moment of brilliance from Henry and it could have been England's 4th place Gunners that were immortalized.

Henry might have done well to have remembered that along with his own side, 5th place Liverpool were champions in 2005 and this year's 3rd place Reds were close again.

And Barcelona are by no means assured another title in the next few years. The Catalan side went out of this year's Champions League in the first knockout round and collapsed in La Liga to finish 2nd.

Now having said that, Henry is obviously a great player. And if he is healthy, Barcelona will surely be threatening to win everything next season.

And maybe it's not just about that, and perhaps Henry views the Gunners as going in the wrong direction.

Seeing the progress of Manchester United and Liverpool, as well as the constant threat of Chelsea, it would be hard to argue that Arsenal have a tough road ahead of them.

And as he turns 30 in August, Henry's time for Champions League glory is definitely starting to run out.

But still, it's hard not to think that had Henry tucked that second-half breakaway under Victor Valdes, that Arsenal's all-time leading scorer wouldn't need to go looking for that last elusive trophy in Barcelona.


Articles on other sites:
Henry frustrated at Arsenal's CL failure - AP -
Emotional Henry salutes Gunners - BBC

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Eriksson Will Likely Manage Manchester City

Manchester_City_Jersey.jpgBBC is reporting that Sven-Goran Eriksson will likely accept the Manchester City job if the takeover by Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra materializes.

Eriksson set to take Man City job - BBC

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Argentina Copa America T-Shirts

Argentina_Copa_America_2007_T_Shirt.jpgArgentina opens their Copa America 2007 campaign versus the U.S. on June 28.

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Venezuela Copa America T-Shirts

Venezuela_Copa_America_T_Shirt.jpgHosts Venezuela open their Copa America 2007 campaign versus Bolivia on June 26.

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Henry to Barcelona - BBC

Barcelona_Unicef_Jerseys.jpgBBC is reporting Thierry Henry will leave Arsenal for Barcelona.

Arsenal announce Henry departure - BBC

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Brazil Copa America T-Shirts

Brazil_Copa_America_2007_T_Shirt.jpgBrazil opens their Copa America 2007 campaign versus Mexico on June 27.

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Mexico Copa America T-Shirts

Mexico_Copa_America_T_Shirt.jpgMexico opens their Copa America 2007 campaign versus Brazil on June 27.

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Tevez to Real Madrid Rumours Abound

Real_Madrid_Soccer_Foot_Ball_.jpgIt is being widely reported that Carlos Tevez' representative Kia Joorabchian has struck a deal with Real Madrid.

Tevez led West Ham's late run that kept them in the Premier League.

Real close to signing Tevez By Charles Carrick -

Real Madrid Merchandise

Riquelme Returns to Argentina National Team for Copa America

Argentina_Copa_America_Shirt.jpgAfter retiring from international football last year, Juan Roman Riquelme has joined the Argentina national side for Copa America 2007.

AP - International Herald Tribune

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Sven-Goran Eriksson In Line for Manchester City Manager

Manchester_City_Jersey.jpgSven-Goran Eriksson is offered Manchester City job if takeover goes through.

Thaksin confirms Eriksson meeting - BBC

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Chelsea Finally Seeded in Champions League

Chelsea_Away_Jersey_2007_2008.jpgChelsea join Liverpool, Arsenal, and Manchester United as top seeds for next season's Champions League.

Chelsea in Champions League boost - BBC

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Boca Juniors Win Copa Libertadores 2007

boca-juniors-soccer-ball.jpgBoca Juniors defeat Gremio 2-0 on the night and 5-0 on aggregate to capture their 6th Copa Libertadores title.

Match Report - AP - International Herald Tribune

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Copa Libertadores Second Leg - Fan Violence Concerns

Copa_Libertadores.jpgAuthorities are concerned there may be fan violence at the Copa Libertadores Finals second leg in Porto Alegre Wednesday night.

Authorities wary of fan violence at final - AP -

Monday, June 18, 2007

Copa Libertadores 2007 Finals - US TV Schedule Second Leg


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Totti Pips Van Nistelrooy for European Golden Boot

Italy_Soccer_Ball_World_Cup_Puma.jpgFrancesco Totti wins European Golden Boot with 26 to Van Nistelrooy's 25.

Totti scoops European Golden Boot - BBC

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Real Madrid Win Title in Dramatic La Liga Finale

Real_Madrid_Soccer_Foot_Ball_.jpgIn a dramatic finish in La Liga, Real Madrid win the title with two late goals for a 3-1 victory at the Bernabeu.

Beckham bows out with Liga title - BBC

Beckham nearly gets Hollywood ending - AP -

Real Madrid v Mallorca - US TV Times

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Colo Colo Wins Title

Colo-Colo-jersey.jpgColo Colo wins its record 26th Chilean title.

Match Report - - AP

Shaun Wright-Phillips, West Ham Transfer Rumours

Chelsea_Away_Jersey_2007_2008.jpgBBC is reporting, via The Sun, that Shaun Wright-Phillips might be moving to West Ham from Chelsea, alleging the Blues are taking offers.

BBC Gossip

Beckham Recovers and Will Play in Title Decider

David Beckham's ankle is recovered and he will play in Real Madrid's last match of the season that will decide La Liga's champions.

Beckham ready to play in title decider - - AP

Weddings for Four England Internationals

Umbro-England-X-Match-Ball-for-Euro-2008-Qualifying.jpgJohn Terry, Steven Gerrard, Gary Neville, and Michael Carrick, all marry their girlfriends this weekend.

England stars' wedding hat-trick - BBC

Friday, June 15, 2007

Beckham Will Keep England Spot

David Beckham is told he can keep his place on the national team by England manager Steve McClaren.

Beckham assured of England future - BBC

David Beckham Merchandise

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Ben Haim to Chelsea According to Allardyce

Chelsea_Away_Jersey_2007_2008.jpgSam Allardyce claims that Chelsea will sign Bolton's Ben Haim.

Chelsea set to win Ben Haim race - BBC

La Liga Finale Will Be Exciting

Real_Madrid_Soccer_Foot_Ball_.jpgReal Madrid can make it simple by winning and claiming La Liga title, but there are a host of other possibilities.

This AP article at breaks it down:

Beckham aims for title in final appearance - AP -

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Copa Libertadores 2007 Finals - Yellow and Purple Nike Match Ball

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Boca Juniors Win 3-0, Copa Libertadores Finals First Leg

Copa_Libertadores.jpgBoca Juniors have one hand on the Copa Libertadores trophy as they blanked 10-man Gremio 3-0 in the first leg at La Bombonera.

And just like the semifinals, it was a Juan Roman Riquelme free kick that got things started. The playmaker's cross found Martin Palermo open on the back post. Palermo crossed to an open Rodrigo Palacio and it was 1-0 in the 18th.

Replays did show the goal offside, but the goal stood.

There would however, be no arguing Boca's dominance, particularly in the second half.

It was all Boca, and became more so when Goiano was sent off for a reckless high boot.

After a series of gilt-edged chances for Palacio, one cleared off the line, Riquelme finally made Boca's advantage pay in the 73rd and neatly fired a free-kick near post after the wall had moved.

In the 89th, only seconds after Gremio had just missed one of their few chances, Riquelme dribbled through a handful of defenders and fired a rocket that was parried to the corner, but not out.

The ensuing high cross into the box was headed by Ledesma high towards goal. Two Gremio defenders were unable to clear it off the line and the ball dropped in off Patricio for an own goal.

Boca will takes its 3-0 lead to Porto Alegre knowing their 6th Copa Libertadores title is there for the taking.

The above article was corrected. The original text stated the away goals rule was in effect, but the away goals rule does not apply in the Copa Libertadores Finals.
Tim Vickery column - BBC

Boca Juniors Merchandise

Around the web:

Copa Libertadores finals: Boca Juniors beats Gremio 3-0
International Herald Tribune
- Jun 14, 2007
AP BUENOS AIRES, Argentina: Rodrigo Palacio, Pablo Ledesma and Juan Roman Riquelme scored as Boca Juniors pounded Brazil's Gremio 3-0 for the early lead in ..

Libertadores Cup Boca Juniors: A Look Inside The Libertadores Cup ...
- Jun 12, 2007
Boca Juniors: A Look Inside The Libertadores Cup Finalist After examining the (with all due respects) lesser known GrĂªmio, provides readers with a ...

Match Report

Wikipedia - Gremio
Wikipedia - Boca Juniors

Copa Libertadores 2007 TV Times US


Wed Jun 13 05:30PM Pacific
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Wed Jun 13 07:30PM Central
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Length: 2 hr 30 min LIVE
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Copa Libertadores - Final - Ida
Boca Juniors (Argentina) vs Gremio (Brazil/Brasil)

Robinho Cleared by FIFA for La Liga Finale

Real_Madrid_Soccer_Foot_Ball_.jpgRobinho had been cleared by FIFA to play in Real Madrid's final match that will decide La Liga title.

He will join Brazil late for the Copa America.

Robinho green-lighted by FIFA - AP -

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