[forza_italia] Digest Number 289
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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: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 04:05:00 +1000
From: "Sam Crozier" <email@example.com>
Subject: ISFA football news update - full coverage from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania
Copa Sudamericana: Rosario Central knock off rivals Newell's in Argentina
Rosario Central defeated Newell's Old Boys 1-0 in the 'Rosario Derby' to clinch a spot in the next round of the Copa Sudamericana...
Ivory Coast seek Africa's first World Cup qualifying place
Ivory Coast could become the first African qualifiers for next year's World Cup finals with victory against Cameroon this weekend, heralding a shake-up in the traditional hierarchy of African football...
Scottish Premier League Review
Champions Rangers were stunned as they went down 3-0 at home to Hibs at the weekend. Ivan Sproule came off the bench to fire a stunning second-half hat-trick to lift the Edinburgh side up to joint second in the league ahead of both sides of the Old Firm...
Brazil (Seleção): Brazil coach Parreira spices up Chile encounter
Despite Brazil entering the fray labelled as clear favourites against Chile, the CONMEBOL WCQ clash to be held in The Mané Garrincha Stadium in Brasília (DF) is seen by Carlos Alberto Parreira as far from a walk in the park...
China: C-League: All too simple for Dalian
Dalian Shide moved a massive thirteen points clear of Shanghai Shenhua in second place with a routine 3-0 victory over last season's runners-up Shandong Luneng...
Under-17 World Cup (Peru): Cláudio called up to replace Kerlon for Brazil
With a noteworthy performance against São Caetano, Palmeiras' latest pearl is Cláudio. His work has been rewarded with a call-up to the youth seleção to compete in the World Championship to be held in Peru...
Ukraine, Brazil look to seal place in World Cup finals
The hazy World Cup qualifying picture should become much clearer in Europe over the next week, with teams cramming two matches into the space of four tense days...
Robinho will start against Chile, says Brazil coach
Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has said that Robinho will start Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Chile, adding that he is worried about the hype surrounding the 21-year-old forward...
England (Div 1): Cort treble sinks QPR
A hat-trick from striker Carl Cort has handed Wolves an impressive 3-1 win against Queens Park Rangers in Championship action in England...
Scottish CIS (League) Cup: Third Round Draw
In Scotland, the draw for round 3 of the League Cup has been made and it produces four all-SPL ties...
Spanish Copa chaos looming
The Spanish Copa del Rey could be thrown into chaos after three Segunda B sides started legal action over a late change in format which they believe could cost them thousands of euros...
CBF to halt Brazilian competitions during World Cup 2006
CBF President Ricardo Teixeira has announced that all footballing competitions in Brazil will be on ice for the month that will see Germany host the 2006 World Cup...
Spain: Real Madrid to use Owen cash to bid for Sevilla's Ramos
Real Madrid are expected to use the 15 million pounds raised by the sale of striker Michael Owen to buy Sevilla's Spanish international defender Sergio Ramos before the transfer window closes...
Scotland: Rangers sign Greek, target Nigerian
Rangers have completed the signing of Sotirios Kyrgiakos on a one-year deal...
Speechless Sanchez loses credibility in Mexico
With hindsight, UNAM coach Hugo Sanchez probably wishes he had stood naked on the touchline during the clash with Cruz Azul rather than worn a shirt with the number five emblazoned on the chest...
Scotland: Chinese international Du Wei goes to Celtic
Chinese international defender Du Wei has joined Celtic on a six-month loan, although a permanent contract could be signed in January...
England: Shearer was instrumental in Newcastle move, says Owen
Michael Owen says his former England strike partner Alan Shearer played a major role in his decision to leave Real Madrid for Newcastle United...
England: South Korea's Lee signs for Tottenham
South Korea defender Lee Young-pyo has joined Tottenham Hotspur from PSV Eindhoven, the Premier League club said...
England: World Cup worries force Owen into Premier League return
Michael Owen's decision to abandon the Bernabeu and return to the Premier League with Newcastle United was effectively made last week after a telephone call to England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson...
England: Tottenham sign Newcastle's Jenas
Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of England midfielder Jermain Jenas from Newcastle United, the London club said...
France: Duty calls for returning Lilian Thuram
Lilian Thuram was dismayed when coach Raymond Domenech picked him to play against Ivory Coast earlier this month, though he put duty first and complied with the callup...
Italy: Chievo bag Roma youngster
As Italy awaits news regarding the sales of Antonio Cassano and Mancini, AS Roma announced the sale of one of their most promising youngsters, Giuseppe Scurto...
Okocha blow for Nigeria
Nigeria captain Jay-Jay Okocha will miss Sunday's World Cup qualifier against Algeria because of a groin injury, the Nigerian Football Association (NFA) said...
Portugal: Benfica midfielder Petit to miss World Cup qualifiers
Benfica midfielder Armando Petit will miss Portugal's World Cup qualifiers against Luxembourg and Russia after sustaining a thigh injury, the Portuguese football federation said on their website...
Japan: J-League- Oita boss quits
Oita Trinita coach Hwang Bo-kwan has stepped down after a run of ten games without a win has left the J-League side firmly entrenched in the relegation zone...
France: Marseille snap up Cesar
Marseille have signed Slovenia international centre-back Bostjan Cesar from Dinamo Zagreb...
England: Wigan snap up Irish striker Connolly from Leicester
Promoted Wigan Athletic signed Ireland international David Connolly from first division Leicester City for an undisclosed fee...
Slovakia: Hartig joins Artmedia
Artmedia Bratislava have boosted their squad ahead of their UEFA Champions League adventure by signing Czech forward Lukas Hartig...
England: Liverpool acquire teen duo
Liverpool have completed a double signing of teenage forwards Besian Idrizaj and Ramon Calliste...
Italy: Roma sign Brazilian keeper
AS Roma have signed their back-up for young homegrown keeper Gianluca Curci...
England: Everton swoop for Dutch midfielder van der Meyde
Inter Milan's Dutch international midfielder Andy van der Meyde has joined Everton for an undisclosed fee...
Scotland manager Smith wary of Italy's striking options
Scotland manager Walter Smith expects an attack-minded Italy in Saturday's World Cup Group Five qualifier at Hampden...
Scottish league leaders Hearts sign Camazzola
Scottish Premier League leaders Hearts have signed Brazilian midfielder Samuel Almeida Camazzola on a season-long deal...
Turkey: Genclerbirligi bring Bakkal
Genclerbirligi have named Mesut Bakkal as their new head coach after failing in a bid to entice former Turkey coach Ersun Yanal back to Ankara...
Sweden lose Svensson
Sweden midfielder Anders Svensson has been ruled out of the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Bulgaria and Hungary because of injury...
Russia: Grozny land Koroman
Russian Premier League strugglers Terek Grozny have signed Serbia & Montenegro international Ognien Koroman from rivals Krylia Sovetov Samara...
Spain: Greek striker Choutos signs loan deal with Mallorca
Greek striker Lampros Choutos has joined Real Mallorca on a season-long loan deal from Inter Milan, the Primera Liga club said...
Uncapped Jacobsen added to Danish squad
Denmark coach Morten Olsen has called up uncapped FC Copenhagen defender Lars Jacobsen to replace Per Nielsen in Denmark's squad for their World Cup European zone Group Two qualifiers against Turkey and Georgia...
Spain: Malaga get more Goitia
Malaga have agreed a new four-year contract with goalkeeper Inaki Goitia...
Portugal: Miccoli signs for Benfica on loan deal
Italy striker Fabrizio Miccoli has joined Benfica after the Portuguese champions agreed a one-year loan deal with Juventus, the club said...
Revised Israel squad for World Cup qualifiers
Israel coach Avraham Grant named striker Pini Balili and dropped fellow attacker Lior Asoulin for the World Cup European Group 4 qualifiers against Switzerland in Basel on September 3 and the Faroe Islands in Torshavn on September 7...
Liechtenstein have no chance, says Russia keeper
Russia's experienced goalkeeper Sergei Ovchinnikov says Liechtenstein do not stand a chance of causing an upset against his team in Saturday's World Cup qualifier...
England: Campbell returns for Arsenal
Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has returned to action after playing for the club's reserves...
Germany: Pantelic loaned to Hertha
Hertha Berlin have signed free-scoring Red Star Belgrade captain Marko Pantelic on loan until June 30, 2006...
Italy: Tudor back with Siena
Juventus' Igor Tudor will play for Siena yet again, after an agreement with the Bianconeri for a loan transfer till the end of the season...
Italy: Chievo sign Giunti from Bologna
Chievo Verona have signed experienced midfielder Federico Giunti from Serie B outfit Bologna...
Italy: Coco joins Livorno on loan
Livorno reinforced their left flank as they signed Francesco Coco from Inter Milan on a year's loan...
Germany: Heinz leaves Gladbach for Galatasaray
Czech international striker Marek Heinz has finally left Borussia Mönchengladbach and signed for Turkish club Galatasaray...
France: Edman leaves Spurs for Rennes
Sweden defender Erik Edman has joined Stade Rennes from Tottenham Hotspur, the Ligue 1 club said...
England: Tottenham loan Ziegler to Hamburg
Tottenham have agreed to loan their highly-rated Swiss international Reto Ziegler to German outfit Hamburg...
England: Sunderland goalkeeper Poom moves to Arsenal on loan
Sunderland's Estonian international goalkeeper Mart Poom has joined Arsenal on loan until January, the clubs said...
England: Stoke sign Guinea striker
Stoke City have completed the signing of Guinea international striker Sambegou Bangura after their application for a work permit was approved...
England: Rovers land Georgian defender
Blackburn have completed the signing of Georgian defender Zurab Khizanishvili on a season-long loan deal from Rangers...
Bulgaria: President of Pirin Blagoevgrad banned for three years
The president of Pirin Blagoevgrad has been banned from Bulgarian football for three years, after the club was expelled from the premier league over unpaid taxes...
Belgium: Portillo agrees to Bruges deal
Real Madrid striker Javier Portillo has followed Michael Owen out of the Santiago Bernabeu, agreeing to join Belgian champions Bruges on a year-long loan deal...
Albania squad for World Cup qualifer against Kazakhstan
Albania coach Hans-Peter Briegel has called up uncapped midfielder Ansi Agolli for their European Group Two qualifier against Kazakhstan...
That's all the news for now. We'll be back with another update tomorrow...
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