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Soccer and golf will go ahead in South Africa this weekend following the death of former president Nelson Mandela, but cricket is waiting for clarity from government on whether a one-day international against India will take place in Durban on Sunday. Although the domestic first-class competition continued on Friday, a Cricket South Africa spokesman said it was waiting to hear from authorities whether the second one-day international against India can go ahead. The League Cup soccer final between Orlando Pirates and Platinum Stars will take place on Saturday evening after an emergency meeting of stakeholders on Friday. The local Premier Soccer League also confirmed that all matches in the top two tiers would be played as scheduled, though none will be staged on the day of Mandela’s funeral, a date that has yet to be announced.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 11:51 am
Monaco striker Radamel Falcao has not recovered from his thigh problem and will miss Sunday's home Ligue 1 game against second-bottom Ajaccio, the club said on Friday. Falcao was ruled out of last weekend's match with what the club had called a "minor pain" and was expected to return to action for the midweek trip at Nice where third-placed Monaco won 3-0. Coach Claudio Ranieri decided to "protect" his leading scorer, hoping to have him back for Sunday's game but Falcao had to cut short his training session on Friday. "Radamel Falcao continues his rehabilitation from a thigh problem.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 11:29 am
Monaco striker Radamel Falcao has not recovered from his thigh problem and will miss Sunday’s home Ligue 1 game against second-bottom Ajaccio, the club said on Friday. Falcao was ruled out of last weekend’s match with what the club had called a “minor pain” and was expected to return to action for the midweek trip at Nice where third-placed Monaco won 3-0. Coach Claudio Ranieri decided to “protect” his leading scorer, hoping to have him back for Sunday’s game but Falcao had to cut short his training session on Friday. “Radamel Falcao continues his rehabilitation from a thigh problem.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 11:26 am
(Reuters) – Claude Le Roy, who once labelled fellow Frenchmen coaching in Africa "Club Med tourists", will take charge of his eighth different national side after agreeing on a two-year contract with Congo. French radio reported the 65-year-old, whose last job was in charge of neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, signed the deal with a target of qualifying the country for the 2015 African Nations Cup finals in Morocco. Le Roy will be based in Brazzaville and replaces Kamel Djabour, who left the post after Congo failed to get past the group stage of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 11:01 am
Claude Le Roy, who once labelled fellow Frenchmen coaching in Africa “Club Med tourists”, will take charge of his eighth different national side after agreeing on a two-year contract with Congo. French radio reported the 65-year-old, whose last job was in charge of neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, signed the deal with a target of qualifying the country for the 2015 African Nations Cup finals in Morocco. Le Roy will be based in Brazzaville and replaces Kamel Djabour, who left the post after Congo failed to get past the group stage of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 10:55 am
Costa do Sauipe (Brazil) (AFP) – The World Cup draw for Brazil's problem-plagued 2014 showpiece is staged in Costa do Sauipe later Friday as the world mourns the death of Nelson Mandela. The former South African president's role in bringing the World Cup to Africa for the first time was remembered by FIFA president Sepp Blatter after Mandela's death on Thursday. "When he was honoured and cheered by the crowd at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium on 11 July 2010, it was as a man of the people, a man of their hearts, and it was one of the most moving moments I have ever experienced," Blatter reminisced. "For him, the World Cup in South Africa truly was 'a dream come true'".
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 10:47 am
By Mark Gleeson CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – It was on his inauguration day in 1994 that the concept of 'Madiba Magic' was born – the winning influence that Nelson Mandela engendered whenever he went to watch a South African sports team. A soccer international against Zambia had been organised at Ellis Park in Johannesburg to celebrate the transition of power on May 10, 1994 but the South Africans were outplayed by their guests through a goalless first half in front of a 50,000 strong crowd on a day of celebration. "The half-time was probably closer to 30 minutes than 15 but his presence electrified the stadium and energised the players," recalled goalkeeper Steve Crowley in an interview with Reuters on Friday, just hours after Mandela's death aged 95. South Africa scored two goals within two minutes of the restart and went on to record their first ever win over an opponent who had previously held the upper hand over them.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 9:29 am
Dec 6 (Infostrada Sports) – Fixtures from the Greek championship matches on Friday Saturday, December 7 (GMT)Ergotelis v Aris Salonika (1300) Levadiakos v Platanias (1515) Olympiakos Piraeus v Asteras Tripolis (1730) Sunday, December 8 (GMT)PAOK Salonika v Apollon Smyrni (1300) Atromitos Athinon v OFI Crete (1515) Panthrakikos v PAS Giannena (1515) Xanthi v Veria (1515) Kalloni v Panathinaikos (1730) Monday, December 9 (GMT)Panaitolikos Agrinion v Panionios (1730)
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 9:02 am
Dec 6 (Infostrada Sports) – Fixtures from the Belgian championship matches on Friday Saturday, December 7 (GMT)Anderlecht v Waasland-Beveren (1700) Club Bruges v Mechelen (1900) Kortrijk v Charleroi (1900) Lierse v Ghent (1900) Mons-Bergen v Zulte Waregem (1900) Oostende v Cercle Bruges (1900) Sunday, December 8 (GMT)OH Leuven v Standard Liege (1330) Racing Genk v Lokeren (1700)
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 9:02 am
Dec 6 (Infostrada Sports) – Fixtures from the Spanish King’s Cup Last 32 first leg matches on Friday Last 32, first leg Friday, December 6 (GMT)Lleida(III) v Real Betis (1100) Villarreal v Elche (1500) Algeciras(III) v Real Sociedad (1700) Racing Santander(III) v Sevilla (1900) FC Cartagena(III) v Barcelona (2100) Real Valladolid v Rayo Vallecano (2100) Last 32, first leg Saturday, December 7 (GMT)UE Sant Andreu(III) v Atletico Madrid (1500) FC Girona(II) v Getafe (1700) Celta Vigo v Athletic Club (1900) CD Olimpic Xativa(III) v Real Madrid (2100) Recreativo Huelva(II) v Levante (2100) Last …
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 9:02 am
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Posted on 6 December 2013 | 11:11 am
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Posted on 6 December 2013 | 10:52 am
FIFA damages World Cup with seedings own goal
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Posted on 6 December 2013 | 4:51 am
India to host Under-17 FIFA World Cup in 2017
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Posted on 6 December 2013 | 4:45 am
MLS' possible schedule shift could leave teams in cold
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Posted on 6 December 2013 | 3:29 am
Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee finally steps into spotlight as MLS MVP
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Not long after Mike Magee finished formally speaking with reporters during his Volkswagen MLS MVP crowning celebration on Thursday, he had to answer one last volley about the real rigors of retuning home to the Midwest. “How does …
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 1:27 am
France May Avoid Soccer Powers in World Cup as FIFA Changes Draw
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Posted on 5 December 2013 | 11:09 pm
World Cup draw: FIFA system could place US soccer team with global powers
If FIFA conducted the World Cup draw like the NCAA basketball tournament selection process, the U.S. national soccer team would have a pretty good idea what lies ahead in Brazil next summer before Friday's party begins. The Americans would brace …
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 8:33 pm
Football Weekly Extra: Luis Suárez leads the Premier League goal glut
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Football Weekly Extra: Luis Suárez leads the Premier League goal glut. Liverpool's Uruguayan star hits four. Plus, more of the Premier League's midweek action, the MLS Cup final, and we announce the winner our Football Manager iPad competition.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 4:14 pm
Fire's Magee named MLS MVP
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Posted on 5 December 2013 | 2:11 pm
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Alan Pardew is named Premier League manager of the month while his Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul wins the player award.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 11:03 am
Brentford FC is set to move after its plans for a 20,000-seater stadium is approved by Hounslow Council.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 10:42 am
Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata says he wants to remain with the Spanish club after being linked to Arsenal.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 10:31 am
Montpellier boss Jean Fernandez resigns after less than six months in charge of the Ligue 1 strugglers.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 9:15 am
Despite having no fit strikers, Swans boss Michael Laudrup will not seek a new front man in the January transfer window.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 9:11 am
On the day the draw is made for the 2014 World Cup, BBC Sport’s 2013 advent calendar celebrates the talents of Brazil’s Neymar
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 8:05 am
Two English footballers and a Malaysian ringleader are convicted for match fixing in Australia.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 7:49 am
Rio Ferdinand is to be part of the BBC punditry team for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, BBC Sport announces.
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 12:02 am
Deane Smalley’s 116th-minute penalty at Gateshead eventually books Oxford a date with Wrexham in the FA Cup second round.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 10:37 pm
Head coach Roy Hodgson says England have no reason to “fear” any team ahead of the 2014 World Cup draw on Friday.
Posted on 5 December 2013 | 8:36 pm