January 18, 2019

Football Betting Scandal hits World Cup and Euro qualifiers

Over 680 suspicious football matches including qualifying games for the World Cup and European Championships, and the Champions League for top European club sides, have been identified in an inquiry by European police forces, the European anti-crime agency Europol, and national … [Read more...]

Real Madrid sack Jorge Valdano

Real Madrid football club Director General Jorge Valdano has been sacked after a board meeting at the Bernabeu stadium today. "We have decided to end the contractual relationship with Jorge Valdano," said Real president Florentino Perez. Valdano's removal is part of a Real reorganisation that … [Read more...]

Man United brush aside Schalke 04 to set up dream final

Manchester United brushed aside the challenge of Bundesliga side Schalke 04 with a 4-1 (6-1 aggregate) victory in their Champions League semi-final at Old Trafford. Schalke already two goals behind from their home leg, had to attack to have any hope. Sir Alex Ferguson's side with eight changes … [Read more...]

Barcelona win through to Champions League final

Barcelona have won their ChampionsLeague semi-final against Real Madrid, with a 1-1 draw (3-1 aggregate) in the second leg at the Camp Nou. With a 2-0 lead on the first leg, Barcelona were always in the box seat. A solid defensive effort was all it was going to take to earn a place in the Wembley … [Read more...]

Champions League: FC Copenhagen 0 – Chelsea 2

Chelsea have won their Champions League Round of 16 first leg tie against FC Copenhagen at Parken stadium with Nicolas Anelka scoring in each half. Carlo Ancelotti will have been grateful for the win after exiting the FA Cup on the weekend. The Danish side were rusty following their winter … [Read more...]

Leyton Orient force Arsenal into FA Cup replay

League One side Leyton Orient have forced Premier League giants Arsenal into a fifth round FA Cup replay at the Emirates stadium after a 1-1 draw at Brisbane Road. Jonathan Tehoue's 89th minute strike cancelled out Tomas Rosicky's 52nd minute header. The prize for the winner of this tie is a … [Read more...]

Roma coach Claudio Ranieri resigns

Claudio Ranieri has resigned as coach of Italian Serie A side Roma after four successive defeats, the latest being a 4-3 loss to Genoa after leading 3-0. Roma lie just outside the Champions League qualifying spots nine points behind Lazio. Ranieri, 59 has only been in charge at Roma since … [Read more...]

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho gets UEFA ban

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has been fined by Uefa and banned for two Champions League matches, the second of which is suspended for three years. Real players Xabi Alonso and Sergio Ramos were all found guilty of improper conduct and fined 20,000 euros each. The charges relate to Alonso and … [Read more...]

Joe Cole scores in Liverpool 4-1 win over Steaua Bucharest

Joe Cole scored his first goal for Liverpool to help them to a 4-1 win over Steaua Bucharest in their Europa League tie at Anfield. Cole showed Liverpool fans what they had been missing in the Premier League when he scored after only 27 seconds after snapping up a poor back pass from Octavian … [Read more...]

Aston Villa crash out of Europe as Manchester City march on

Aston Villa have crashed out of the UEFA Europa League in the qualifying stages, going down to Rapid Vienna 2-3 at Villa Park. With Emile Heskey putting Villa ahead 2-1 (3-2 on aggregate) with only 13 minutes left to play it looked like the pain of losing 6-0 to Newcastle in the Premier League … [Read more...]

Champions League draw tough for Tottenham but spare a thought for Auxerre

Champions League newcomers Tottenham Hotspur will face-off against current champions Inter Milan in the group stages of the competition. Fresh from getting a fright from Swiss team Young Boys in qualifying Harry Redknapp's team is going to have to find its best football to overcome the European … [Read more...]

German Star Ozil signs for Real Madrid

Real Madrid have completed the signing of Germany World Cup star Mesut Ozil from Werder Bremen. The 21-year-old who was one of the stars of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa still had one year to run on his contract but the two clubs are believed to have agreed a fee of about 15m euros … [Read more...]