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1. ISFA football news update - full coverage from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania
From: "Sam Crozier" <email@example.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 02:35:38 +1000
From: "Sam Crozier" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: ISFA football news update - full coverage from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania
English Premier League Wrap
On a day of thrills and controversy in the English Premiership, champions Chelsea extended their unbeaten streak against Tottenham Hotspur to 33 games, winning 2-0 with goals from Ansier el Horno (39) and Damien Duff (71)...
Brasileirão 2005 Week 22 Midweek Wrap
The boy wonder played his last Brazilian league game in the heart of the Amazon, discrete but as charmed as ever, helping the Peixe back to the top of the table. Corinthians lost, but thanks to the draw between Goiás and Paraná stay a cut above the rest. Elsewhere, Leão guided Palmeiras to yet another win, and Renato Gaúcho's Vasco also swiped three points...
Italy: Palladino helps Livorno beat Lecce in Serie A opener
Raffaele Palladino hit the winner to steer Livorno to a 2-1 victory over Lecce in the opening game of the Serie A season...
Germany: Bundesliga reports
Reports of Bundesliga matches played on Saturday...
England: Chelsea win 2-0 at Tottenham as normal service resumes
Normal service was resumed in the Premier League as Tottenham Hotspur's bright start ended with a 2-0 home defeat by Chelsea, who stretched their unbeaten league run against their London rivals to 31 games...
France: Ajaccio deny Marseille first league win of season
A late penalty by Rafik Saifi gave Ajaccio a 1-1 draw at struggling Olympique Marseille, who are still chasing their first Ligue 1 victory of the season...
Two-goal Cisse leads Liverpool to Euro Super Cup win
Substitute Djibril Cisse scored two goals and made another to lead Liverpool to a 3-1 extra time win over CSKA Moscow in an end-to-end European Super Cup match...
China: C-League- Dalian juggernaut rumbles on
Dalian Shide kept their ten-point lead intact with a resounding 4-0 win at Chongqing Qiche...
Korea: K-League- Incheon go top
Incheon United moved to the top of the second stage of the K-League with an impressive 2-0 win at Pohang...
Japan: J-League- Osaka close gap
A hard-fought 3-2 win over Yokohama F-Marinos lifted Gamba Osaka to within a point of one-time runaway leaders Kashima Antlers who crashed to a second defeat in three games, leaving the title race wide open...
Germany: Bayern beat Hertha to go clear at top of Bundesliga
Bayern Munich maintained their perfect start to the new season by beating Hertha Berlin 3-0 to move two points clear at the top of the Bundesliga...
England: Dream debut for Baros in Aston Villa win
Milan Baros got his Aston Villa career off to a dream start by scoring the only goal against Blackburn Rovers in Villa's first win of the season...
English Premier League Preview: Middlesborough v Charlton Athletic
Sunday's lunchtime game in the Premiership sees Middlesborough, fresh from a fine midweek victory, attempt to halt Charlton's unbeaten start to the season...
England: Birmingham beat West Brom in West Midlands derby
Birmingham City got their first win of the season at the expense of nearby West Bromwich Albion in the season's first West Midlands derby. The Blues made the short trip to the Black Country and left Albion with a 3-2 victory and three precious points after a game of two halves - the first bossed by Birmingham, the second by Albion...
Italy: Sheva on show at Ascoli, says AC Milan boss
AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti has announced that Alberto Gilardino will start alongside Andriy Shevchenko against Ascoli...
England: Mido sent off as Chelsea maintain hoodoo over Tottenham
Champions Chelsea maintained their 100 percent start to the Premier League season and their long unbeaten record against Tottenham Hotspur with a 2-0 win at White Hart Lane...
Chastened England coach Eriksson vows no repeat of Denmark fiasco
Coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has vowed England will not repeat in a qualifying game their shambolic performance in the 4-1 friendly defeat by Denmark...
England: Unsworth holds nerve to give Sheffield United victory
Sheffield United continued their flying start in the English first division when a last-minute penalty by debutant defender David Unsworth completed a 2-1 comeback victory over Coventry City...
Portugal: Porto remain unbeaten
Cesar Peixoto scored three goals overnight, two of which helped his club Porto to a 3-2 win at Naval...
Adelaide, Central Coast win away from home
The inaugural season of A-League kicked off with Adelaide United recording a 1-0 upset victory over the Newcastle United Jets at EnergyAustralia Stadium...
Brosque wary of NZ Knights
Queensland Roar striker Alex Brosque expects New Zealand's defence in Sunday's A-League clash at Suncorp Stadium to be a much tougher proposition to the one that was dramatically exposed in pre-season...
Adelaide United win no fluke
Adelaide United coach John Kosmina was in no mood to be branded a party-pooper after his side upset the Newcastle Jets 1-0 in front of a crowd of 13,160 at EnergyAustralia Stadium in the opening game of the inaugural A-League...
Sydney FC promise to attack
Sydney FC coach Pierre Littbarski is yet to settle on his starting line-up for his side's opening A-League encounter against Melbourne on Sunday, but has promised fans "attacking football"...
Yorke aims to shine in Sydney
With Sydney FC's first game of the inaugural A-League season 24 hours away, the club's star striker Dwight Yorke is ready to show that he still has something to offer...
Belgium: St Truidense win with 10 men
An early goal from Jeroen Simaeys was enough to give 10-man St Truidense victory over Beveren...
Turkey: Galatasaray earn late draw
A last-gasp goal from substitute Hasan Kabze earned Super League leaders Galatasaray a 2-2 draw at Gaziantepspor...
Japan: Kashima's lead in J-League cut to one point
After topping the standings all season, Kashima Antlers' lead in the J-League was cut to one point following a 2-0 defeat at Tokyo Verdy...
US: MLS Preview- FC Dallas v Chivas USA
The Hoops have whupped newbies Chivas USA since the beginning, taking all the points in their first three meetings. But this is a different Chivas squad from the one that gave up 10 goals and only scored 4 in those games. This is a Chivas side with new weapons in Juan Pablo Garcia and Paco Palencia...
US: Kansas City 0, Columbus 1
The Columbus Crew have won two matches straight for the second straight month and have won four of their last seven -- including this 1-0 victory at Kansas City, which is the Ohio club's first away victory of the year...
Italy: Serie A Preview- Reggina v Roma
An interesting first week matchup sees the Giallorossi coming in to visit Walter Mazzarri's Reggina side. Reggina look to be relegation strugglers, especially after the summer departures of several key figures from last year, including Bonazoli (to Sampdoria), Nakamura (to Celtic) and Mozart being rumored to be on the way to Russia now as well...
Spain: Primera Liga Saturday Preview
Barcelona start the defence of their title with a tricky trip to Aláves in the evening, while Athletic Bilbao host Real Sociedad in the fiery Basque Country derby and Real Betis travel to Valencia...
Spain: Uproar from smaller clubs after Copa del Rey draw farce
The draw for the first round of the Copa del Rey took place amid uproar about the Spanish Football Federation's (RFEF) decision to make a last-minute change to the format of the competition...
Italy: Serie A Preview- Inter Milan v Treviso
Inter Milan start their quest for the long-awaited 14th Scudetto at home against Treviso, a team that were promoted only because the other teams that came up were found lacking in financial resources...
Italy: Serie A Preview- Fiorentina v Sampdoria
The honeymoon for Serie A fans begins this week with match day 1 of the TIM Serie A season 2005-2006. There are many new faces and the same old ones. This week, two teams with totally different results last year will go head to head in what could prove to be a mouth-watering encounter...
Spain: Primera Liga Preview- Valencia v Real Betis
Real Betis travel to Mestalla to face Valencia in the opening weekend's most attractive encounter as the Spanish league kicks off and it should be a engrossing match...
Spain: Primera Liga Preview- Cadiz v Real Madrid
The endless pre-season rhetoric will finally stagnate as a galvanised Real enter the crunch kickoff to 05/06 in the extreme south of newly-promoted Cadiz...
England: QPR draw with Wednesday
Queens Park Rangers' off-field difficulties have stretched onto the field, after the troubled Championship club were held to a dull 0-0 draw against a 10-man Sheffield Wednesday outfit...
Brazil: Palmeiras president Della Monica confirms Marcos renewal
World Cup-winning goalkeeper Marcos spent the day together with his agent and Palmeiras president Afonso Della Monica, coming out with a fresh contract that will see the player's link with the Verdão extended until 2009, according to reports in Brazilian daily 'Estado de Sao Paulo'...
Brazil: Corinthians striker Jo set for Portugal move
Campeonato Brasileiro joint leaders Corinthians have sold striker Jo to the GSI business group, which will find him a club in Portugal...
England: Ferrari's Everton move complete
After weeks of speculation, AS Roma defender Matteo Ferrari has officially been loaned to Premiership side Everton, with an option of a permanent move...
Robinho faces disciplinary action in Brazil over slap
Real Madrid's new striker Robinho could face disciplinary action in his native Brazil after television footage showed him slapping an opponent during his last game for Santos...
England: Carling Cup Draw- Tottenham go to Grimsby
The draw for the second round of England's League Cup (the Carling Cup) has pitted Tottenham Hotspur against Grimsby Town, who shocked Championship side Derby County in round one...
Brazil: Cruzeiro's Fred new Lyon number 9
The Cruzeiro management confirmed the sale of marksman Fred to Olympique Lyon late tonight. Although they are not publicly offering a figure, sources close to several directors say the deal is worth close to 12 million Euros...
England: Sorensen pens Villa extension
Aston Villa goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen has signed a new three-year contract which will keep him at the club until the northern summer of 2008...
England: Tricky away games for six Premier clubs in League Cup
Six Premier League clubs were given potentially awkward away ties when the draw for the second round of the English League Cup was made...
Argentina: Maradona's TV commitments not interfering at Boca
Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona's television commitments are not interfering with his role as director of football at Boca Juniors, club president Mauricio Macri said...
France: Lyon complete signing of Chelsea midfielder Tiago
French champions Olympique Lyon have completed the signing of Chelsea's Tiago...
Luque named for Spain World Cup qualifier
Newcastle's latest signing Albert Luque is included in Luis Aragones' Spain squad for next month's crucial World Cup qualifier against Serbia & Montenegro...
Spain: Robinho and Woodgate in Real Madrid squad for opener at Cadiz
New signing Robinho and centre-back Jonathan Woodgate have been included in Real Madrid's 20-strong squad to face promoted Cadiz in their opening league match of the season...
Solano left out of Peru squad
Midfielder Nolberto Solano has been left out of Peru's squad for next month's World Cup qualifier away to Venezuela, increasing speculation of a row between himself and coach Freddy Ternero...
Spain: Messi left out of Barcelona squad after confusion over status
Barcelona have left Argentine youngster Lionel Messi out of the squad to play Alaves in their opening league game of the season because of doubts over his status as a so-called "assimilated" player...
Scotland: Rangers to face Clyde in League Cup
Scottish League Cup holders Rangers were handed a home draw in the third round against first division Clyde, managed by former Rangers defender Graham Roberts...
Holland: Lee has PSV coach Hiddink baffled
PSV Eindhoven coach Guus Hiddink admits he does not know if wantaway left-back Lee Young-Pyo will play for the club again after this weekend...
Uruguay coach Fossati discharged, vows to stop smoking
Uruguay coach Jorge Fossati has promised to stop smoking after being discharged from hospital where he had been kept for two nights after suffering chest pains...
Georgia name squad for World Cup qualifiers
Georgia coach Gaioz Darsadze has named the following 20-man squad for World Cup European Group Two qualifiers at home to Ukraine on September 3 and away to Denmark four days later...
Holland: ADO Den Haag net first win
A last-minute goal from Jan Paul Saeijs earned ADO Den Haag their first win of the new Eredivisie season at the expense of visiting Heerenveen...
US: FC Dallas general manager steps down
Late last night, FC Dallas GM Greg Elliot surprised many by resigning from the front office after a two year stint with the club. Elliot cited "philosophical differences" with the ownership as the reason for his departure...
Former Sweden goalkeeper Hedman retires
Former Sweden and Celtic goalkeeper Magnus Hedman has announced his retirement, citing a lack of motivation as the reason...
Belgium call up Moons to squad for World Cup qualifiers
Belgium coach Aime Anthuenis called up 34-year-old Racing Genk goalkeeper Jan Moons for World Cup qualifiers against Bosnia and San Marino, after Frederic Herpoel withdrew citing a bad relationship with the coach...
Austria squad for World Cup qualifiers
Austria coach Hans Krankl has announced the following 22-man squad for their World Cup European zone Group Six qualifiers away to Poland on September 3 and against Azerbaijan in Baku on September 7...
Belarus name squad for World Cup qualifiers
Belarus coach Anatoly Baidachny has named the following 23-man squad for World Cup European Group Five qualifiers away to Moldova on September 3 and at home to Italy four days later...
Azerbaijan name squad for World Cup qualifiers
Azerbaijan coach Vagif Sadykhov has named the following 23-man squad for World Cup European Zone Group Six qualifiers away to Northern Ireland on September 3 and at home to Austria four days later...
US: Winthrop college football team suspended
The entire Winthrop men's football team has been suspended at least two games for their involvement in an off-campus gathering with underage drinking...
That's all the news for now. We'll be back with another update tomorrow...
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