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Real Madrid full-back Dani Carvajal was one of three players to withdraw from Spain's Euro 2016 qualifiers later this week due to an ankle injury. Real Sociedad centre-back Inigo Martinez and Villarreal midfielder Bruno Soriano have also had to pull out, said the Spanish camp. "He has been diagnosed with an injury to the peroneal tendons in his right ankle," Real said of Carvajal's injury.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 6:35 pm
Paris (AFP) – Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continued an amazing German Bundesliga goal run at the weekend while Ghana playmaker Andre Ayew was among five African scorers in the English Premier League.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 6:23 pm
France coach Didier Deschamps is backing striker Alexandre Lacazette to make his mark despite a poor start to the season. Deschamps called up Lacazette to the France squad for international friendlies against Armenia and Denmark after Rennes striker Paul-Georges Ntep had to pull out with a hamstring injury picked up against Monaco on Sunday. Lacazette, who has scored once in eight appearances for his country, was voted French player of the year last season after topping the Ligue 1 scoring charts with 27 goals for Lyon.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 5:57 pm
(Changes slug, no change to story) Oct 5 (Reuters) – Liverpool’s sacked manager Brendan Rodgers said on Monday he was “incredibly disappointed” to be leaving the club after almost 3-1/2 years in charge at Anfield. The Northern Irishman, whose contract was terminated on Sunday after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby at Everton, failed to win a trophy during his tenure. “I am, of course, incredibly disappointed to be leaving Liverpool Football Club.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 5:44 pm
Brendan Rodgers said on Monday that he was "incredibly disappointed" to have been sacked as manager of Liverpool, but paid warm tributes to the club's players, staff and fans. "I am, of course, incredibly disappointed to be leaving Liverpool Football Club," Rodgers said in a statement released by the League Managers' Association (LMA), which represents managers in English football. Rodgers, 42, took Liverpool to the brink of the Premier League title in 2014, but they finished sixth last season and are currently 10th in the table with 12 points from eight games.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 5:27 pm
Oct 5 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Finnish championship matches on Monday Monday, October 5IFK Mariehamn 1 RoPS Rovaniemi 0 Sunday, October 4Lahti 3 Inter Turku 1 KTP Kotka 1 HIFK 0 KuPS 2 Jaro Pietarsaari 0 SJK 2 Ilves 1 VPS 1 HJK Helsinki 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 SJK 31 16 6 9 46 22 54 ————————-2 RoPS Rovaniemi 31 15 8 8 38 27 53 3 HJK Helsinki 31 14 10 7 40 30 52 ————————-4 Inter Turku 30 12 10 8 44 31 46 ————————-5 Lahti 30 12 10 8 33 28 46 6 IFK Mariehamn 31 10 12 9 28 32 42 7 KuPS 31 9 11 11 31 37 38 8 Ilves 30 …
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 5:22 pm
Controversial forward Mario Balotelli was snubbed again on Monday as striker Domenico Berardi pulled out of the Italy squad for Euro 2016 qualifiers this week. Italy coach Antonio Conte has decided not to replace the Sassuolo striker, who was picked for the first time but has had to withdraw after injuring himself in the warm-up ahead of his team's match at Empoli in Serie A on Sunday. A win in either game would assure Italy of a place at next year's tournament.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 5:21 pm
Glasgow (AFP) – Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans has been called into the Scotland squad for the forthcoming European Championship qualifiers against Poland and Gibraltar, the Scottish Football Association announced on Monday.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 5:13 pm
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho continues to enjoy the club's "full support" despite a disappointing start to the season, the Premier League champions declared on Monday. "The club wants to make it clear that Jose continues to have our full support," Chelsea said in a brief statement published on their website. "As Jose has said himself, results have not been good enough and the team's performances must improve.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 5:06 pm
International Olympic Committee boss Thomas Bach would welcome FIFA following the IOC example by undertaking far-reaching reforms, as Sepp Blatter faces fresh calls to resign as president of football's governing body, he said on Monday. "The IOC carried out reforms in many areas 15 years ago," IOC president Bach told the Camp Beckenbauer sports conference in Kitzbuehel, Austria. Bach's comments came after four of FIFA's main sponsors called for Sepp Blatter to resign as president on Friday with the 79-year-old Swiss up for re-election next February.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 4:58 pm
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Swiss refuse to release Venezuelan FIFA suspect on bail
ZURICH (AP) — A senior South American soccer official has been denied bail on health grounds in Switzerland as he fights extradition to the United Sates after being indicted in the FIFA bribery case. CONMEBOL vice president Rafael Esquivel of …
Switzerland court refuses to release FIFA suspect on bailFOXSports.com
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Posted on 5 October 2015 | 4:38 pm
Professional soccer club hosts 'Swipe Right Night,' encourages fans to find a …
Photo via D.C. United. This might be filed under strange bedfellows, but last Friday pro-soccer club D.C. United held its first “Swipe Right Night,” bringing the world of Tinder to professional soccer. In other words, helping those pro-soccer fans …
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 4:25 pm
MLS, FOX Sports Latin America announce partnership to broadcast live games in …
Major League Soccer announced on Monday that it has partnered with leading sports broadcaster FOX Sports Latin America to televise live league matches in Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America, with the exception of Brazil. With this …
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Posted on 5 October 2015 | 3:25 pm
Premier League votes of confidence: what happens next
… and we have signed Louis Saha, who I think will be a great asset.” What happened next: Ferguson stayed for another nine years, before retiring in 2013, winning five more Premier League titles, three League Cups and the 2007-08 Champions League.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 3:00 pm
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Liverpool still suffering from an identity crisis in Premier League era
The Guardian (blog)
The broader context for all the turmoil is Liverpool's identity crisis in the Premier League era, with a huge family of fans pining for the dynastic dominance that preceded it, but the club eclipsed financially, first by Manchester United's …
Brendan Rodgers sacked: statistic shows ONLY Rafa Benitez had a better Premier …The Independent
Premier League weekend: 10 things we learned as Liverpool draw with Everton …Mirror.co.uk
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Posted on 5 October 2015 | 10:27 am
Malaysian FA sanctioned after abandonment of FIFA World Cup qualifier
FIFA's Disciplinary Committee has sanctioned the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) after serious crowd disturbances led to the abandonment of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ qualifying match between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia on Saturday 8 …
FAM waiting for official letter from FIFA over sanctionsThe Star Online
Fifa sanctions Malaysia over crowd troubleBangkok Post
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Posted on 5 October 2015 | 7:24 am
2015 MLS Cup Playoffs schedule
Major League Soccer released its 2015 playoff schedule on Friday, with MLS Cup set for Dec. 6 on ESPN. This year's playoffs will be the first with an expanded field of 12 teams. The third and fourth seeds in each conference host the fifth and sixth …
As MLS Cup Playoffs Approach, Presenting Sponsor Audi Embroiled In ScandalForbes
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Posted on 5 October 2015 | 4:25 am
Seattle Sounders 1, LA Galaxy 1 | MLS Match Recap
SEATTLE – The Seattle Sounders got a dramatic stoppage-time equalizer from Chad Barrett, and were able to salvage an improbable 1-1 draw against the LA Galaxy at CenturyLink Field on Sunday night. The Galaxy seemed primed to grab a huge road …
MLS Review: Galaxy, Dallas into playoffsGoal.com
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Posted on 5 October 2015 | 4:08 am
Major Sponsors Demand Immediate Resignation Of FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter
The money men are finally weighing in on the ongoing corruption drama at Soccer's world governing body. Just over a week after Swiss authorities announced the opening of a criminal investigation against embattled FIFA President Joseph “Sepp” Blatter, …
FIFA Corruption: Sponsor Calls For Sepp Blatter's Resignation Raise Red FlagsInternational Business Times
Sepp Blatter wants to set the record straight with FIFA memoirs detailing life …Daily Mail
FIFA sponsors Hyundai Kia have not added to the calls for Sepp Blatter's …SkySports
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Posted on 5 October 2015 | 3:26 am
Fifa sponsors forced to act with call for Blatter to go
Exactly one week, almost to the hour, after Sepp Blatter was put under criminal investigation in Switzerland, Coca-Cola decided it needed to take action to protect itself. The drinks group, which had loyally stood by the Fifa president for 40 years …
Coca-Cola, Visa, McDonald's, Anheuser-Busch Demand That FIFA's Sepp Blatter ResignAdweek
Coca-Cola, Visa, McDonald's and Anheuser-Busch Call On FIFA's Sepp Blatter to …New York Times
BBC urged to stop paying Fifa while Sepp Blatter remainsTelegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 4 October 2015 | 5:49 pm
BBC Sport – Football
Mark McGhee says he is keen to return to club management, but for now is focused on Scotland’s Euro 2016 campaign.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 6:30 pm
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is charged with misconduct for his remarks following his side’s 3-1 loss to Southampton.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 5:56 pm
Controlling Liverpool’s ‘transfer committee’ must be the priority for the incoming manager, argues Phil McNulty.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 5:39 pm
Liverpool make contact with representatives of Jurgen Klopp as the Anfield club look to replace Brendan Rodgers.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 5:01 pm
Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee says they do not fear Poland’s in-form striker Robert Lewandowski.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 4:38 pm
How Scotland’s Euro 2016 match against Poland on Thursday is reminiscent of previous tense home qualifiers.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 3:58 pm
MOTD2 pundit Alan Shearer on how Arsenal’s brilliant performance against Man Utd showed they do not hit top form often enough.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 3:27 pm
Liverpool fans give their view on who should replace Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool after he was sacked following a 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby with Everton.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 2:51 pm
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill tells his players to have “no regrets” after the Euro 2016 qualifier against Germany.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 2:32 pm
Women’s Super League One enjoys an overall 48% increase in crowd sizes from last season, the FA confirms.
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 2:02 pm