WC 2010

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Manchester United forward Michael Owen admits his World Cup chances are all but over. Former Liverpool and Real Madrid striker has almost given up hope of making England's World Cup squad this summer in South Africa. Owen, 30, who has scored 40 goals in 89 games for England, last played for the national side in…
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Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar will not be available for Holland squad during this summer's World Cup. He retired from international football after Euro 2008, but recent speculation suggested that Edwin van der Sar could decide to come out of his retirement for the 2010 World Cup. "I will not go the World…
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AC Milan midfielder David Beckham is happy to see Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand take the England captaincy. As someone who did the job with such distinction for five years, Beckham has no doubt Ferdinand will be a success. "Rio is a great captain," he said, "He has proved he has been a great captain…
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Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is concerned Torres will be rushed back too quickly in Liverpool matches. The striker returned to training in midweek following a lay-off with a knee problem and is line to return for the clash with Wigan on March 8. European champions Spain are amongst the favourites to take the Word…
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France coach Raymond Domenech says Patrick Vieira will captain national team of France at the World Cup if the Manchester City midfielder plays regularly in the Premier League. The former Arsenal star had been growing increasingly frustrated at Inter Milan at his lack of playing time in the team with the World Cup around the…
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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has revealed he texted Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand after he was given the England captaincy.                                                                      Redknapp says Ferdinand has three major tasks in his new international role : "The first will be to toss the coin at the start of every match at the World Cup finals this summer. The…
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Ronaldinho could miss the World Cup after being omitted from Brazil's final warm-up friendly ahead of the summer tournament in South Africa. He will not face Ireland at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium in London on 2 March. The AC Milan star, 29, has not played for Brazil since the start of 2009, but his improved recent…
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Chelsea captain John Terry has phoned Manchetser United defender Ro Ferdinand to congratulate him on the England captaincy and assure him that he has his full backing.Terry was quick to voice his support for Ferdinand, appointed last Friday to succeed him as skipper. A close pal of Terry's said : "John was the first person…
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Englishman Howard Webb has been selected as one of FIFA’s 30 referees for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.Policeman Howard Webb, 38, was among an initial list of 54 officials whittled down by FIFA’s Referees Committee. It will be the first World Cup for Yorkshireman Webb, who will be assisted by Darren Cann and…
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Manchester City's Wayne Bridge has vowed not to let John Terry ruin his World up chances with England this summer. He has said he is ready for action with club and country and will not let the "Terrygate" affair stand in his way. And he has received the backing of his club manager Roberto Mancini,…
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We’re nearly half way through the season and what a season it has been. Who would have thought Birmingham would be challenging for European places, England would have received an easy World Cup Draw and Liverpool would have already been knocked out of the Champions League? It’s like the Twilight Zone. Perhaps the biggest shock…

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The English Premier League new season is set to start this weekend and there's plenty interesting matches already. One that set to entertain many fans on Sunday, August 11, is Manchester United clash against Chelsea at Old Trafford. That big match battle won't just be an interesting encounter for viewers, but also intriguing option for…