Italy 2 – Brazil 4 (Confederations Cup, June 21, 2013) (Longer highlights.) Neymar missed the target when clean through for Brazil in the first half. Brazil took the lead on the stroke of halftime when Bayern defender Dante (on for the injured Luiz) grabbed his 1st international goal following a free-kick. The Azzuri equalised through Emanuele Giaccherini early […]
Japan 1 – Mexico 2 (Confederations Cup, June 21, 2013) (Longer highlights.) Shinji Kagawa had an early chance saved, and Japan had a goal ruled out for offside in an entertaining start to the battle against the wooden spoon. El Tri took the lead after the break through a Javier Hernandez header in the six yard box. Mexico increased […]
Almeria 3 – Girona 0 (Agg. 4-0) (Segunda Division Play-Off, June 22, 2013) Aleix Vidal fired inside the near post to put Almeria ahead in the 17th minute. Charles struck a second for the Andalusians seven minutes after halftime and put the tie beyond Girona when he made it 3-0 in the 70th minute.
Southampton appear to be close to pulling off a real coup – the signing of Victor Wanyama from Celtic for just 12.5 million pounds. The back page of Scotland on Sunday says Wanyama spent Saturday in talks with Southampton on what would be a record fee secured by a Scottish club. Wanyama, just 21, had […]
We could be set for one of the most divisive transfer moves in Premier League history this summer if the back pages of the Daily Star Sunday and Sunday Express are to be believed. Manchester City are preparing a bid of between 35 and 40 million pounds for want away Liverpool striker Luis Suarez. New […]
Paraguay 1 – Mali 1 (U20 World Cup, June 22, 2013) The junior Eagles saw their early lead from Adama Niane quickly cancelled out by Jorge Rojas.
Turkey 3 – El Salvador 0 (U20 World Cup, June 22, 2013) An 9th minute opener from Salih Uçan was followed by a second half double from Enver Şahin as hosts Turkey got off to a flyer.
Wayne Rooney’s face continues to be splashed across the backpages of the tabloids on Sunday as the Star claim a sensational, never-gonna-happen story. According to the red-top, Manchester United and Real Madrid are considering swapping Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo after bookies William Hill “dramatically slashed the odds on Rooney joining the Spanish giants.” The […]
It is turning into one of the most famous football Tweets of all time, and you suspect Joey Barton could be forced to eat his words over and over again in the coming years. During Brazil’s 2-1 defeat to England at Wembley, in February, where Neymar was by his standards poor, Joey Barton Tweeted the […]
Reports late last week that Manchester United had secured the signing of Thiago Alcantara were a little premature but the Premier League champions bid for the Spain Under-21 star is moving swiftly. Catalan paper Sport report on Saturday that Manchester United have convinced Thiago to join thanks to an annual wage of 4.4 million euros […]
Starting to wonder if the Brazilian people are protesting because Mark Lawrenson is in their country ruining football for everyone — Scott McClymont (@mcclymontscott) June 22, 2013 Genuinely starting to think Mark Lawrenson is intentionally being snide about everything. As if he is playing a character. — Grant Russell (@STVGrant) June 22, 2013 I might […]