Friday, September 02, 2005

[forza_italia] Digest Number 290

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1. ISFA football news update - full coverage from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania
From: "Sam Crozier" <scro3982@bigpond.net.au>

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Message: 1
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2005 02:29:13 +1000
From: "Sam Crozier" <scro3982@bigpond.net.au>
Subject: ISFA football news update - full coverage from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania

Group by group analysis of European World Cup qualifying

Group-by-group analysis of European World Cup qualifying ahead of the 22 games on Saturday and 24 next Wednesday...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17314
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Brazil one win from World Cup finals, showdown for Uruguay

World champions Brazil will clinch their place at next year's finals in Germany and maintain their proud record as the only country to have played at every World Cup tournament if they beat Chile...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17313
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Argentina's Boca win Supercup despite loss to Once

Once Caldas beat Boca Juniors 2-1 thanks to a header from Ruben Velazquez, but Boca claimed the Supercup on a 4-3 aggregate...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17312
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French World Cup hopes rest on Zidane factor

France are relying on the Zidane factor to see them through the rest of their World Cup qualifiers with maximum points...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17311
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US: DC United 5, Real Salt Lake 1

Jaime Moreno and his fellow DC United players have rolled past visiting Real Salt Lake in the US capital...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17310
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Korea: K-League- Kim breaks record and Suwon go top

Kim Do-hoon broke the K-League goalscoring record last night with a hat-trick to take his tally to 113 goals in 251 games as Seongnam Ilhwa defeated leaders Incheon United 4-2...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17309
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Spain: Real Madrid use Owen cash to buy Sevilla defender Ramos

Real Madrid used the funds from the sale of Michael Owen to buy Spanish international defender Sergio Ramos out of his contract with Sevilla for 27 million euros in a last-minute transfer deal...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17308
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Whatever it takes, says Australia's Lazaridis

Seasoned Australian international Stan Lazaridis says fans can expect to see a different style of play from the team under new coach Guus Hiddink...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17307
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Mexico: LaVolpe leaves Blanco behind

Mexico manager Ricardo LaVolpe announced his squad for the World Cup qualifying match with the United States earlier this week. The absence of Cuauhtémoc Blanco headlines the list...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17306
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Gerrard eases England's injury worries

Steven Gerrard has eased England's injury worries, as he came through his first squad training session of the week...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17305
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Beasley returns to US squad for World Cup qualifiers

United States coach Bruce Arena has named a 26-man squad for CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers against Mexico and Guatemala...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17304
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Sydney FC to 'step up'

Sydney FC vice-captain David Zdrilic said his side is "ready to step up" in the absence of two of their international stars when they meet New Zealand at North Harbour Stadium on Friday night...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17303
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One change forced on Melbourne

Melbourne Victory have made only one change to the team that surprised all pundits with a 1-1 draw away against Sydney FC last week...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17302
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Final transfer flurry in Spain

The final 24 hours before the transfer deadline saw a flurry of activity in Spain as several Primera Liga sides rushed to put the finishing touches to their squads for the new season...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17301
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England: Peru's Solano returns to Newcastle

Peruvian midfielder Nolberto Solano has rejoined Newcastle United after 18 months at Aston Villa, Newcastle said on their website...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17300
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England: Portsmouth sign Uruguayan Silva, Senegal's Diao

Uruguay international Dario Silva has joined Portsmouth from Sevilla for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club said on their website...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17299
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Foster quits as Australian players' chief

A day after completing a new Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Australian national team with Football Australia, players' association chief Craig Foster has quit to return to television commentary...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17298
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NZ Knights out to improve attack

The New Zealand Knights will look to offer more of a threat in attack when they host glamour club Sydney FC in their first home match of the A-League on Friday night...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17297
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Queensland's Murdocca looking for birthday win

Following a 2-0 opening day win against the New Zealand Knights, Queensland Roar coach Miron Bleiberg has again promised an attacking approach for the trip south to Adelaide United...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17296
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Italy can reach World Cup final, says captain Cannavaro

As Italy prepare to face Scotland in a World Cup qualifier in Glasgow, captain Fabio Cannavaro is predicting the Azzurri can go all the way at next year's finals in Germany...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17295
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Transfer window in Europe dominated by Essien, Robinho sagas

Featuring more twists and turns than any soap opera, the long-running sagas involving Michael Essien and Brazilian Robinho dominated the August transfer window...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17294
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Spain: Ronaldinho extends Barcelona contract until 2010

World Player of the Year Ronaldinho has agreed to extend his contract with Spanish champions Barcelona for another two years until 2010, the club said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17293
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US to close out World Cup qualifying at Gillette Stadium

Earlier today, it was announced that the US will play their final qualifying match for the 2006 World Cup at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts on Wednesday October 12th at 8:00pm EST...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17292
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Scotland: Celtic sign China defender Du Wei

Celtic have signed Chinese international defender Du Wei from Shanghai Shenhua on a four-year deal, the Scottish club have confirmed...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17291
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Queensland must cope with national duty: Bleiberg

Queensland Roar coach Miron Bleiberg says his side will have to learn to live with players being away on international duties, following the A-League club's scintillating start to the competition...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17290
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Portugal: Slovakia defender Cech joins Porto

Slovakia defender Marek Cech has joined Porto from Sparta Prague on a four-year contract, the Portuguese Premier League club said on their website...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17289
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Perth's Kovacevic wants Melbourne glory

Perth Glory defender Ante Kovacevic will be hoping for a triumphant return home when his side travel to Melbourne to take on the Victory in A-League round two action...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17288
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Striker says Scotland will not be overawed by Italy in World Cup qualifier

Striker Craig Beattie says Scotland will not be overawed by group leaders Italy in Saturday's World Cup qualifier...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17287
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Germany: Goal-shy Mainz snap up Zidan from Werder Bremen

Coach Juergen Klopp hopes to have solved Mainz's goalscoring problem by signing Egyptian striker Mohamed Zidan before the transfer deadline...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17286
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Asian champions Al Ittihad take on Job

Asian champions Al Ittihad have taken Middlesborough striker Joseph-Desire Job on a one-year loan deal...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17285
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We're still learning, says Australia's Neill

Australian stalwart Lucas Neill revealed new coach Guus Hiddink was experimenting with all sections of the national team, not just the much-maligned defence, in the lead-up to the World Cup qualifiers...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17284
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Two changes to NZ Knights squad for first home game

NZ Knights Manager John Adshead has made just the two changes for Friday night's historic first home match against Sydney FC in the Hyundai A-League...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17283
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US: FC Dallas' Cassar out for 6-8 weeks

FC Dallas goalkeeper Jeff Cassar will miss 6-8 weeks with a separation of the AC joint in his right shoulder... Cassar suffered the injury in the 59th minute of FCD's 2-2 draw with Chivas USA last weekend...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17282
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England: Brazilian midfielder Rochemback joins Middlesborough

Brazilian midfielder Fabio Rochemback, who has been on loan at Sporting from Barcelona for the last two years, has joined Middlesborough, the Primera Liga club said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17281
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Spain: Galician rivals strengthen their teams

Deportivo La Coruna and Celta Vigo have both strengthened their squads before the transfer window closed...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17280
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Spain: Sociedad take Atletico's Novo

Real Sociedad have signed Atletico Madrid midfielder Alvaro Novo...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17279
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Injured Makaay pulls out of Dutch training camp

Bayern Munich striker Roy Makaay has pulled out of the Dutch training camp for this month's World Cup qualifiers with a knee injury...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17278
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Holland: Reiziger, Carrizo join PSV

Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven managed to sign Dutch international Michael Reiziger and Juan Carlos Carrizo ahead of the transfer deadline...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17277
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Spain: Mallorca net Doni and Yordi

Mallorca made two late additions to their squad before the transfer window closed, as they signed Italian midfielder Cristiano Doni and striker Yordi...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17276
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Holland: PSV end Ball's Ibrox hell

PSV Eindhoven have signed Rangers defender Michael Ball on a two-year deal with an option of a further 12 months...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17275
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Italy: Juventus sign Brazilian starlet

Juventus have signed Gladstone Della Valentina from Cruzeiro just hours before the end of the transfer deadline overnight...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17274
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Holland: Roda sign Estonian striker

Eredivisie outfit Roda JC have completed the signing of Estonian international Andres Oper from Torpedo Moscow...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17273
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Holland: AZ swoop for Steinsson

AZ Alkmaar have filled the gap left by the departure of Jan Kromkamp to Villarreal by signing Gretar Steinsson on a five-year contract...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17272
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England: Spurs secure Derby striker

Tottenham added to their front-line when they signed Derby County striker Grzegorz Rasiak...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17271
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Ukraine missing key pair for World Cup qualifier

Ukraine manager Oleg Blokhin will be without two key players for his side's World Cup qualifier with Georgia...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17270
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England: West Brom bag Luton's Davies

West Bromwich Albion snapped up highly-rated Luton Town defender Curtis Davies for £3 million in a late transfer deadline-day deal...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17269
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England: Charlton sign Iceland prospect

Charlton have signed Icelandic attacking midfielder Rurik Gislason from HK Kopavogur...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17268
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Buckley withdraws from South African squad

Borussia Dortmund winger Delron Buckley has withdrawn from South Africa's squad for Saturday's World Cup qualifier against Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou, officials said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17267
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Belgium: Dragutinovic leaves Liege

Standard Liege's defender Ivica Dragutinovic has had his wish granted by sealing a last-minute move to Sevilla...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17266
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Belgium: Anderlecht snap up Pujol

Anderlecht have wrapped up the loan signing of Gregory Pujol from Ligue 1 side Nantes...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17265
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Holland: Takak joins NEC on loan

NEC Nijmegen appear to have finally ended their search for a striker by agreeing a loan deal for PSV Eindhoven outcast Jasar Takak...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17264
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Italy: New owner for Torino

Editor Urbano Cairo is the new proprietor of Torino after weeks of negotiations...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17263
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Italy: Proposed Bologna takeover

Italian basketball outfit Virtus Bologna have made a proposal to acquire Bologna football club...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17262
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Belgium: Liege strengthen strikeforce

Standard Liege have strengthened their strikeforce hours before the transfer window closes with the signing of Romania international Marius Nicolae...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17261
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Brazil: Corinthians' Rosinei in hospital after crash

Corinthians midfielder Rosinei is in hospital in Sao Paulo after being involved in a car crash...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17260
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Belgium: Club Bruges to face Zulte-Waregem in Cup opener

Belgian champions Club Bruges will kick off their Cup campaign at fellow first division side Zulte-Waregem following the first round draw...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17259
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Two Northern Ireland players sent home before qualifiers

Northern Ireland manager Lawrie Sanchez has sent home Jeff Whitley and Philip Mulryne for missing a curfew ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Azerbaijan and England...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17258
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Germany: Stuttgart send Elson home

Stuttgart have sent midfielder Elson Falcao da Silva back to Brazil until the end of the season to gain some much-needed match practice after his stay in the Bundesliga was blighted by injury...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17257
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Germany: Cologne release Tokoli

Bundesliga high-flyers Cologne have released striker Attila Tokoli one year before the end of his contract so that he can join Cypriot side Anorthosis Famagusta...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17256
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Belgian leaders sign Nicolae, Dragutinovic stays

Unbeaten Belgian first division leaders Standard Liege signed Romanian international striker Marius Nicolae from Portugal's Sporting on a one-year deal...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17255
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Andorra squad for qualifiers against Finland, Holland

The Andorran Football Federation has named the following squad for the World Cup European zone Group One qualifiers against Finland and Holland on September 3 and September 7...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17254

That's all the news for now. We'll be back with another update tomorrow...

That's all the news for now. We'll be back with another update tomorrow...

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