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1. ISFA football news update - full coverage from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania
From: "Sam Crozier" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 02:59:48 +1000
From: "Sam Crozier" <email@example.com>
Subject: ISFA football news update - full coverage from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania
Hi everyone- here is an e-mail news update from a non-profit international football news website called ISFA which I run from Australia. Hope you're all OK about getting this...
Sam (ISFA webmaster)
Here's a full roundup of news from football around the world over the last day:
UEFA Champions League Wrap
The last UEFA Champions League Third Qualifying Round second leg matches saw Ajax, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Rangers, Villarreal, Anderlecht, Club Bruges and Werder Bremen make it through to the Group Stage with aggregate victories over Brondby, Debrecen, Shakhtar Donetsk, Anorthosis Famagusta, Everton, Slavia Prague, Valerenga and Basel, respectively...
Recopa: Boca Juniors draw first blood in Argentina
Argentine giants Boca Juniors scored three goals in seventeen minutes to defeat Colombian club Once Caldas 3-1 in the first leg of the final of the Recopa played at La Bombonera in Buenos Aires...
English Premier League Preview: West Bromwich Albion v Birmingham City
Saturday lunchtime sees the first West Midlands derby of the season as Steve Bruce takes his Birmingham City side to face West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns...
UEFA Champions League: Villarreal overcome Everton to make group stage
UEFA Champions League debutants Villarreal claimed their place among Europe's football elite after weathering a late storm from Everton to win 2-1...
UEFA Champions League: Manchester Utd ease through with Inter Milan and Ajax
Three former winners advanced smoothly into the UEFA Champions League group stage when Manchester United, Inter Milan and Ajax Amsterdam made sure of their places in the money-spinning final 32...
Inter Milan cruise into UEFA Champions League group stage
Inter Milan eased into the UEFA Champions League group stage when they drew 1-1 with Shakhtar Donetsk to seal a 3-1 aggregate win...
Brazil: Santos storm back for victory in Robinho's last game
Santos rallied from a two-goal deficit to win 3-2 at Paysandu in Robinho's last game for the club before he completes his move to Real Madrid...
All change as Liverpool face CSKA Moscow in Euro Super Cup
Liverpool coach Rafael Benitez is likely to field a team bearing little resemblance to the one that lifted the European Cup in May when his side face UEFA Cup holders CSKA Moscow in the European Super Cup...
Brazil: Ronaldinho profile
Ronaldo de Assis Moreira was born on March 21st 1980 in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre. The port is Rio Grande do Sul's nerve centre, the biggest city in a state more famous for the cowboys that give the inhabitants their nickname: Gaúchos...
US: MLS Preview- Kansas City Wizards v Columbus Crew
For the second consecutive Friday night the Kansas City Wizards host an MLS game, giving fans a chance to combine happy hour and tailgating...
US Open Cup: Minnesota Thunder 3, Kansas City Wizards 1
Liberian striker Johnny Menyongar scored twice to help the United Soccer League's Minnesota Thunder beat MLS club Kansas City Wizards 3-1 in the US Open Cup...
US Open Cup: LA Galaxy 2, San Jose Earthquakes 1
Herculez Gomez scored a pair of first-half goals as the Los Angeles Galaxy eliminated the San Jose Earthquakes from the US Open Cup with a 2-1 victory in the quarterfinal round...
US Open Cup: FC Dallas 1, DC United 1 (FC Dallas win 4-1 on penalties)
FC Dallas spoiled Freddy Adu's return to the lineup by defeating DC United in penalties in a US Open Cup quarterfinal match...
US Open Cup: Chicago Fire 1, Rochester 1 (Chicago win 5-4 on penalties)
Chris Armas assisted on Chicago's goal in regulation and scored the game-winning spot-kick, leading the Fire past the Rochester Raging Rhinos 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 deadlock in a US Open Cup quarter-final match...
UEFA Champions League: Klasnic double helps Bremen through against Basel
Werder Bremen missed a penalty and had a striker sent off before beating Switzerland's Basel 3-0 to seal a place in the UEFA Champions League group stage 4-2 on aggregate...
Spain: Barcelona lose out to Juventus in final warm-up for season
Spanish champions Barcelona were dealt a penalty shootout defeat by their Italian counterparts Juventus in their final run-out before the start of the Spanish season at the Nou Camp...
UEFA Champions League: Rangers win 2-0 to go through 4-1 on aggregate
Rangers sealed a coveted place in the UEFA Champions League with a 2-0 win over Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta...
Sneijder double steers Ajax into UEFA Champions League
Substitute Wesley Sneijder scored twice in the final 10 minutes to give Ajax a 3-1 win over Brondby and a place in the UEFA Champions League...
Switzerland: Floods dampen Thun's UEFA Champions League delight
The small Swiss town of Thun came back to earth with a splash this week as record floods threatened to put a dampener on the local football team's UEFA Champions League exploits...
Athens derby adds spice to new Greek season
If the Greek football authorities wanted to capture the public imagination with an explosive start to the season, they could not have scripted the weekend's opening fixtures better...
Club Bruges clinch UEFA Champions League spot on penalties
Belgium's Club Bruges booked their place in the UEFA Champions League group stage with a 4-3 victory on penalties over Norway's Valerenga in their third qualifying round second leg tie...
UEFA Champions League: Heinze double leads Manchester United stroll
Manchester United cruised into the UEFA Champions League group stage for the 10th season in a row with a clinical 3-0 victory over Hungarian champions Debrecen...
Mexico: Azcargorta enjoys winning start as Guadalajara coach
Guadalajara gave new coach Xavier Azcargorta a winning start when Mexico's most popular club beat Sinaloa 1-0 at the Jalisco stadium...
Chelsea to face Liverpool in UEFA Champions League
Holders Liverpool will play Premier League champions Chelsea in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League...
England: Chelsea enjoy 4-0 romp over West Brom
Champions Chelsea hit top gear with a 4-0 thrashing of West Bromwich Albion to maintain their 100 percent start to the Premier League season...
Italy: Inter Milan left empty by UEFA Champions League win
Inter Milan believe it is counter-productive to play in an empty stadium, after drawing 1-1 against Shakhtar Donetsk at the San Siro in their UEFA Champions League qualifier...
Iran thrash Libya in friendly
Iran coolly dispatched Libya with a 4-0 win in a friendly game in Teheran...
France: Struggling Lille held to 0-0 draw by Toulouse
Struggling Lille, last season's runners-up, were held to a 0-0 draw by visitors Toulouse in Ligue 1...
Spain: Deportivo to complain to UEFA after defeat in Marseille
Deportivo La Coruna have said they will lodge an official complaint with UEFA over incidents that took place during their InterToto Cup final defeat by Olympique Marseille...
Spain: Alaves president tips Barcelona upset
Eccentric Alaves president Dimitri Piterman is convinced his team can beat champions Barcelona in their opening Primera Liga match this weekend...
Zelic: I want central Australian role
Australian football's prodigal son Ned Zelic has declared he is ready to end his national team hiatus and play for the national team, placing the ball in the court of new coach Guus Hiddink and his staff...
Give NZ Knights a fair go
The New Zealand Knights want football critics to wait until six weeks into the inaugural A-League competition before passing judgment on their credentials...
Options open up for Perth coach McMahon
With Central Coast Mariners in town for the first match of the Hyundai A-League at Members Equity Stadium, Steve McMahon will be able to make a number of changes to his team...
O'Neill confirms Melbourne satisfy league requirements
With the Hyundai A-League kickoff now just three days away, Melbourne Victory received a timely boost with the confirmation from Football Australia that they have now satisfied all criteria and have been given a five-year exclusive licence for the region...
UEFA Cup: German club Mainz cautious of the wind in Iceland
Bundesliga side Mainz are going to throw caution to the wind in a bid to claim their place in the draw for the first round of the UEFA Cup when they travel to Iceland to face IB Keflavik...
US: Ajax affiliate interested in MLS team
Ajax America, the North American affiliate of the storied Dutch football club, have announced their interest in buying a share of a Major League Soccer franchise...
UEFA Champions League: Liverpool could face Chelsea after seedings announced
European champions Liverpool were named among the top eight seeds for this season's UEFA Champions League and could face Chelsea in the same group when the draw is made for the Group Stage...
UEFA alarmed by rising risk of money-laundering
European football's governing body is increasingly concerned that criminals may be using football to launder money either by buying into clubs or gambling on match results...
Titov in line for Russia return
Russia midfielder Yegor Titov, who has served a one-year drugs ban, may return for next month's World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein and Portugal, coach Yuri Syomin said...
Argentina add Delgado to squad for Paraguay match
Argentina have added Mexican-based winger Cesar Delgado to their squad for next month's World Cup qualifier away to Paraguay...
Belgian clubs seek financial boost from UEFA Champions League
Anderlecht coach Franky Vercauteren says his team "have nothing to lose" after being drawn against holders Liverpool, English champions Chelsea and Real Betis in the UEFA Champions League...
Pusan's Porterfield keeps Korea options open
Pusan I-cons manager Ian Porterfield has refused to be drawn on speculation he is being lined up as the new coach of South Korea...
Portugal squad for Russia, Luxembourg qualifiers
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has named the following 20-man squad for the World Cup European zone Group Three qualifying matches against Luxembourg on September 3 and Russia on September 7...
France: Domenech makes few squad changes for World Cup qualifiers
Barcelona midfielder Ludovic Giuly has replaced Sidney Govou, as France coach Raymond Domenech kept largely to the squad that beat Ivory Coast earlier this month for the World Cup qualifiers against Faroe Islands and Ireland...
France: PSG midfielder Cana to join Olympique Marseille
Paris St Germain midfielder Lorik Cana is set to join Olympique Marseille while striker Danijel Ljuboja has been loaned to VfB Stuttgart, PSG said...
England: Newcastle manager Souness hopeful on Owen, loan deal not an option
Newcastle United manager Graeme Souness says he is hopeful Real Madrid striker Michael Owen will sign for the Premier League club, but a loan deal is not an option...
Liverpool's Gerrard named UEFA Champions League's MVP
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was named by UEFA on Thursday as the Most Valuable Player in last season's UEFA Champions League...
Neville set to miss England qualifiers
England are likely to be without defender Gary Neville for their World Cup qualifiers against Wales and Northern Ireland next month, after injuring his groin playing for Manchester United...
Macedonia squad for World Cup qualifier against Finland
Macedonia's new coach Boban Babunski named the following 25-man squad for the World Cup Group One qualifier against Finland on September 7...
Israel: Maccabi Haifa's league dominance under threat
Maccabi Haifa's recent dominance in the Israeli Premier League is under threat when the season kicks off...
France: Midfielder Berson joins Auxerre on loan from Aston Villa
Aston Villa's French midfielder Mathieu Berson has been loaned to AJ Auxerre for one season, a spokesman for the Ligue 1 club said...
England: Pogatetz free for Middlesborough debut
Middlesborough defender Emanuel Pogatetz has had his ban reduced to eight weeks and could make his Barclays Premiership debut on Sunday...
Italy increases TV replays
TV replays will be used more extensively in the Italian league this season to determine bans for players...
Germany: Injury stint for Bayern's Salihamidzic
Bayern Munich midfielder Hasan Salihamidzic is facing up to three weeks on the sidelines after tearing a groin muscle during a friendly against a Croatian XI in Zagreb...
Czech Republic squad for World Cup qualifiers
Czech national coach Karel Brueckner announced the following squad for the World Cup European zone Group One qualifiers against Romania in Constanta on September 3 and Armenia in Olomouc on September 7...
England: Arsenal's Aliadiere joins West Ham on loan
French forward Jeremie Aliadiere has joined West Ham United on a season-long loan from Arsenal, the Premier League club confirmed...
Uruguay coach Fossati in hospital with chest pains
Uruguay coach Jorge Fossati has been admitted into hospital after suffering with chest pains, local media reported...
Valente included in Portugal squad
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has named Porto defender Nuno Valente in his squad for World Cup Group Three qualifying matches against Luxembourg and Russia...
Ukraine: Zakarpattya coach resigns
Zakarpattya coach Victor Ryashko has resigned his post...
Larsson returns to Sweden squad
Sweden coach Lars Lagerback has included Henrik Larsson in a 22-man squad for the World Cup Group Eight qualifiers against Bulgaria and Hungary...
Babunski to coach Macedonia for two World Cup qualifiers
Former Macedonia international Boban Babunski was appointed as his country's coach for their two remaining World Cup qualifiers, the Macedonian Football Association (MFA) said...
England: Ashton commits to Norwich
Highly-rated striker Dean Ashton has decided to commit his future to Norwich, in the wake of speculation linking him with moves to various Premiership clubs...
Belgium: Genk lose Engelaar
Genk have suffered a blow with the news that striker Orlando Engelaar will undergo an exploratory knee operation...
England: Morrison rejoins Crystal Palace
Birmingham striker Clinton Morrison has returned to Crystal Palace in a £2 million deal...
That's all the news for now. We'll be back with another update tomorrow...
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