Wednesday, September 14, 2005

[forza_italia] Digest Number 294

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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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Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 03:59:03 +1000
From: "Sam Crozier" <scro3982@bigpond.net.au>
Subject: ISFA football news update - full coverage from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania

UEFA Champions League: Vennegoor of Hesselink gives PSV winning start

PSV Eindhoven battled to a 1-0 win over Schalke 04 as last year's UEFA Champions League semi-finalists got off to a winning start...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17944
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UEFA Champions League: Unimpressive Chelsea beat Anderlecht 1-0

English champions Chelsea have made a patchy and unspectacular start to their UEFA Champions League campaign, beating Belgium's Anderlecht with a single goal from Frank Lampard in their Group G game...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17943
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UEFA Champions League: Thun ready to spring latest surprise at Arsenal

Tiny Swiss side Thun believe they can cause the first shock of the group phase in their UEFA Champions League debut at Arsenal...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17942
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South America roundup

Roundup of league action around South America...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17941
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UEFA Champions League: Rangers edge five-goal thriller against Porto

Rangers have made a winning start in the UEFA Champions League with an enthralling 3-2 victory over Porto in Group H...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17940
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UEFA Champions League: Outstanding Johnsen sinks Olympiakos

A superb goalkeeping display from Espen Johnsen and a freak own goal helped Rosenborg Trondheim beat Olympiakos 3-1 in the UEFA Champions League...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17939
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UEFA Champions League: Man U face South Americans out for revenge

Two South American players who flopped in the English Premiership are set to send Manchester United crashing in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17938
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UEFA Champions League: Lyon shock Real Madrid 3-0 in stylish opener

Olympique Lyon opened their UEFA Champions League campaign in style with a 3-0 home victory over a weakened Real Madrid in a lively Group F match...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17937
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UEFA Champions League: Liverpool make dream start with 2-1 win at Betis

European champions Liverpool began the defence of their crown with an authoritative 2-1 win away to debutants Real Betis in their opening Group G match...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17936
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UEFA Champions League: Late goals give Kaka-inspired AC Milan victory

Two goals in the last three minutes gave AC Milan a 3-1 victory over Turkey's Fenerbahce in UEFA Champions League Group E, with inspired Brazilian midfielder Kaka netting a pair of fine solo strikes...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17935
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UEFA Champions League: Favourites Barcelona fear brute strength of Bremen

Barcelona are preparing for an uncomfortable opening night in the UEFA Champions League when they face Werder Bremen in Group C...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17934
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UEFA Champions League: Cruz goal gives Inter Milan 1-0 win over Artmedia

Ten-man Inter Milan held on to secure a 1-0 win over Artmedia Bratislava in their opening UEFA Champions League game after an early Julio Cruz goal...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17933
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UEFA Champions League: Anderlecht eye unwelcome record in trip to Chelsea

Anderlecht risk setting a record of eight consecutive Champions League defeats when they open their campaign against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17932
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UEFA Champions League Preview: Villarreal v Manchester United (Group D)

The first of the Group D matches in this season's UEFA Champions League takes United out to Spain to meet Everton's conquerors, Villarreal...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17931
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UEFA Champions League Preview: FC Bruges v Juventus (Group A)

Both sides come into this game full of confidence after a good start to their domestic campaigns and will look to do the same in the UEFA Champions League. Whilst Bayern and Juventus are seen by many as group favourites, Bruges will be keen to cause an upset at the Jan Breydel Stadium...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17930
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UEFA Champions League Preview: Arsenal v FC Thun (Group B)

Arsenal are in greater need than usual of an encouraging result as they embark on their eighth consecutive UEFA Champions League campaign, none of which have taken them beyond the quarter-final stage...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17929
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England: Premier League match reports

Reports of Premier League matches played over the last three days:

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17928
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Asian Champions League Preview: Al Ahli v Shenzhen

Another West Asia v East Asia matchup and another very close game in the offing...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17927
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Brasileirão Match Report Week 25: Santos 0 Flamengo 0

Almost 12,000 spectators left the Vila Belmiro wondering where Santos (4th - 44 points) had left the quality play that saw them regain the Brasileirão leadership in spite of Robinho's transfer to Madrid. The only fans to walk away mildly satisfied would be Urubu followers relieved not to see Flamengo thrashed...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17926
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Brasileirão Match Report Week 25: Paraná 1 Palmeiras 3

After harvesting two bitter results - a 3-2 defeat against Brasiliense and a drab one-all draw at home to Coritiba - Emerson Leão's men vented their rage on Paraná Clube in rural Maringá (PR), getting their revenge for the first Brasileirão clash at the Parque Antártica when the Paranaenses beat the Verdão 2-1...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17925
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Brasileirão Match Report Week 25: Coritiba 1 São Paulo 4

São Paulo (16th - 31) continue their recovery from the post-Libertadores panic attack that saw them plummet to the arse-end of the Brasileirão table, leaving Coritiba squelched in their wake...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17924
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Brasileirão Match Report Week 25: Corinthians 2 Atlético Paranaense 0

With their first victory in five games, Márcio Bittencourt's Alvinegro saved their coach's neck... The game lived up to expectations with the Rubro-negro visitors pulling out all the stops to sink the Timão and climb the Brasileirão table...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17923
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Argentina: San Lorenzo remain on top after outstanding display

San Lorenzo stay top after crushing Rosario Central 4-0 away from home, thanks to double strikes by Ariel Pereyra and Jose Saturnino Cardozo...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17922
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UEFA Champions League Preview: Udinese v Panathinaikos (Group C)

In their first ever UEFA Champions League game, Udinese will host Panathinaikos looking forward to a win that will give them the advantage towards finishing in one of the top two places of Group C...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17921
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UEFA Champions League Preview: Sparta v Ajax

Even before a ball has been kicked in the Group Stages, it is clear that Ajax's trip to the Czech Republic to face Sparta Prague will be vital in the outcome of Group B...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17920
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African football digest

A digest of football stories from around Africa in recent days:

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17919
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Asian Champions League Preview: Pusan v Al Sadd

Two experienced coaches will meet in South Korea as the winners of Groups C and G clash in an intriguing last eight matchup...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17918
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Australian women to meet US and Mexico next month

The Matildas will embark on a three-match tour of the USA next month, playing international matches against the USA and Mexico, as they continue preparations for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying tournament, to be held next year...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17917
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Brasileirão Match Report Week 25: Vasco 5 Juventude 2

In a hot afternoon to remember, Vasco (15th - 32) played their first ever game with a female refereeing trio, scored their first free kick in 2005, wiped the floor with decadent Juventude, and Renato Gaúcho had the pleasure of hearing his name chanted (adoringly) from start to end...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17916
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UEFA Champions League: Henry casts shadow over Arsenal's start

A string of absentees led by striker Thierry Henry and the fallout from their latest domestic defeat will haunt Arsenal in Wednesday's UEFA Champions League opener against Swiss outsiders Thun...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17915
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Eastern European roundup

Roundup of weekend football in eastern Europe:

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17914
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Greek First Division Wrap

Panathinaikos, a week after they faced a shameful 0-2 home defeat in the Greek "El Classico" against Olympiakos, had another negative result as they were held to a 1-1 draw away to Ionikos...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17913
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Queensland to right wrongs for Melbourne match

Queensland skipper Chad Gibson has admitted a feeling of disappointment after the Roar suffered their first loss of the season at Perth last weekend, but declared his side were ready to put it right...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17912
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Argentina: Frutos hat-trick gives Independiente classic victory

Nicolas Frutos scored three times to enable Independiente to thrash bitter rivals Racing Club 4-0 in the 'clasico' of Avellaneda in the sixth round of the Apertura Championship...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17911
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England: Harewood hat-trick lifts West Ham to 4-0 win over Villa

Striker Marlon Harewood scored a hat-trick to inspire West Ham United to a 4-0 home win over Aston Villa in the English Premier League...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17910
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UEFA Champions League: Bremen trust in man with the golden shoes

Werder Bremen are pinning their hopes of a UEFA Champions League upset against Barcelona on the golden boots of substitute striker Nelson Valdez...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17909
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Asian Champions League starts knockout stage

The AFC Champions League may not yet have the glamour or the tradition of its European and South American equivalents, but the giant continent is capable of providing a fascinating competition...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17908
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Advocaat is South Korea's man

Dick Advocaat of Holland has been named South Korea's new national team coach, an official said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17907
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England (Div 1): Derby hold on at Crewe

Crewe have been held to a 1-1 Coca-Cola Championship draw by Derby, despite playing against 10 men for the last 29 minutes...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17906
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Asian players in Europe

Taking a quick look at the exploits of some of Asia's players plying their trade in Europe:

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17905
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US: Colorado flooded with strikers

The Colorado Rapids have bolstered their struggling offense by acquiring forward Jovan Kirovski from the Los Angeles Galaxy and signing Colombian forward Diego Serna...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17904
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East Timor and Comoros swell FIFA membership to 207

East Timor and the island nation of Comoros have now been accepted as full members of FIFA, taking the number of national associations who comprise world football's governing body to 207...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17903
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Spain: Messi in Barcelona squad for UEFA Champions League opener

Argentina's Lionel Messi was included in the Barcelona squad for their UEFA Champions League opener against Werder Bremen, despite being unable to play for the club in the Primera Liga so far this season...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17902
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Queensland coach hoping for 'Fortress Suncorp'

Queensland Roar coach Miron Bleiberg is hoping wins over A-League glamour clubs Melbourne and Sydney FC in the next fortnight will instil fear into other teams travelling to Brisbane...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17901
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Mixed messages at FIFA's first African congress

The establishment of a task force with the power to tackle serious problems in football was overwhelmingly approved by delegates at the 55th FIFA Congress...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17900
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Germany: Ballack out for Bayern's UEFA Champions League opener

Influential midfielder Michael Ballack will miss Bayern Munich's UEFA Champions League Group A opener with Rapid Vienna after turning an ankle in training...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17899
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Argentina: Ortega says he is staying at Newell's

Former Argentina forward Ariel Ortega has denied reports that he is leaving Newell's Old Boys to re-join River Plate, the club where he began his career...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17898
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Germany: Double blow for Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund's season finally got off the ground on Sunday, but at a heavy price, with strikers Delron Buckley and Cedric van der Gun both picking up injuries...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17897
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France: Paris St Germain's Rothen suffers setback

Paris St Germain midfielder Jerome Rothen has been ruled out for two weeks with a fresh thigh injury...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17896
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Spain: Sevilla's Saviola out for a month with knee injury

Sevilla's Argentine striker Javier Saviola is likely to be out for about a month after tests confirmed he has strained a ligament in his left knee...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17895
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UEFA Champions League: Only the final will satisfy Chelsea's ambition

Reaching the UEFA Champions League final is a natural next step for Chelsea, according to manager Jose Mourinho, who plans to get his multinational side to Paris next May despite being drawn in the toughest group...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17894
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France: Lyon plans for 60,000 stadium

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed plans for a new 60,000 capacity stadium which could be open by 2011...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17893
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England: Everton's injured winger out for another month

Everton manager David Moyes said that he expects newly-signed Dutch winger Andy Van der Meyde to be sidelined for another month with a groin injury...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17892
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Bahrain plan for World Cup playoff first leg replay

Bahrain are due to begin preparing for the rescheduled World Cup playoff with Uzbekistan on September 28...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17891
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UEFA Champions League: Vieri to make debut for AC Milan against Fenerbahce

Christian Vieri will partner Andriy Shevchenko in attack for AC Milan when last season's runners-up begin their campaign against Turkey's Fenerbahce at the San Siro stadium...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17890
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UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid coach tips Lyon, but Raul on the mend

Real Madrid coach Vanderley Luxemburgo has nominated hosts Lyon as favourites for the sides' UEFA Champions League group F encounter, following the Spanish giants' latest domestic setback...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17889
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UEFA Champions League: Liverpool stronger than 2004/5, says Benitez

Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez believes he has a stronger squad than the one that won the UEFA Champions League last season, but says reaching the final again has not even entered his head...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17888
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UEFA Champions League: Artmedia abuzz for UEFA Champions League debut

UEFA Champions League newcomers Artmedia Bratislava are determined not to be overawed when they host Inter Milan in their competition debut...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17887
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UEFA Champions League Preview: Artmedia Bratislava v Inter Milan

Roberto Mancini's troops will try to forget Saturday's upsetting defeat against Palermo as they take on the Slovakian champions, Artmedia Bratislava...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17886
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UEFA Champions League: Rangers ready for Porto

Rangers manager Alex McLeish says FC Porto will hold no surprises for him when they visit Ibrox in their opening game of the UEFA Champions League...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17885
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UEFA Champions League Preview: Olympiakos v Rosenborg (Group F)

In the opening match day of UEFA Champions League Group F, Greek double winners Olympiakos host Rosenborg, in a game that promises to be highly entertaining...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17884
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UEFA Champions League Preview: Lyon v Real Madrid (Group F)

If Lyon are to prove that they can be a force in Europe, as well as reigning supreme in France, then they will have the chance to prove how far they have come when they entertain Real Madrid...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17883
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UEFA Champions League Preview: Real Betis v Liverpool (Group G)

The UEFA Champions League is back. And the champions are back in it. Liverpool kick off the defence of their trophy at Real Betis in what has been described as the Group of Death, with Champions League favourites Chelsea and Anderlecht making up the numbers...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17882
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Spain: Sevilla's Makukula to have more surgery on his knee

Sevilla striker Ariza Makukula is to undergo further surgery on his knee, the Primera Liga club said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17881
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Mexico: Tena becomes fourth coach this year at Chiapas

Luis Fernando Tena has become the fourth coach this year at Mexican club Chiapas, as he replaced former Mexico international Fernando Quirarte...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17880
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FIFA doping plans look unlikely to appease WADA

FIFA and WADA seem no nearer resolving their differences, despite FIFA president Sepp Blatter's insistence that football's governing body was leading the fight against doping in world sport...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17879
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France: Lyon plans for 60,000 stadium

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed plans for a new 60,000 capacity stadium which could be open by 2011...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17878
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England: Everton's injured winger out for another month

Everton manager David Moyes said that he expects newly-signed Dutch winger Andy Van der Meyde to be sidelined for another month with a groin injury...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17877
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Bahrain plan for World Cup playoff first leg replay

Bahrain are due to begin preparing for the rescheduled World Cup playoff with Uzbekistan on September 28...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17876
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Argentina's Mascherano faces possible foot operation

Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano faces a possible foot operation and could be out of action for the rest of this year, according to his Brazilian club Corinthians...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17875
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Germany: Bayern fullback's injury blow

Bayern Munich full-back Andreas Gorlitz has suffered a setback in his return from injury after hurting an ankle during his first appearance in almost a year...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17874
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Spain: Riquelme in injury doubt for Villarreal

Villarreal are facing an anxious wait to see if star midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme can recover from an ankle injury in time for Thursday morning's UEFA Champions League clash against Manchester United...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17873
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English Premier League told to share TV rights

The European Commission is working closely with British agencies to help force England's Premier League to share television rights to top football matches with more than one broadcaster, those involved said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17872
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Portuguese government bristles at threat from FIFA

Portugal's sports secretary Laurentino Dias said that world football's governing body FIFA cannot give his country orders...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17871
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Anti-racism body wants action from Romanian FA

Romania's anti-discrimination watchdog wants the national football federation (FRF) to take action against increasing displays of racism at matches...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17870
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Germany: Roque Junior ban stands

Bayer Leverkusen will be without Roque Junior for one more game, after the German Football Association rejected the club's appeal against his two-match ban at a hearing on Monday...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17869
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Holland: NAC's Lokhoff suspends midfielder

Coach Ton Lokhoff has suspended wantaway midfielder Tamas Peto after expressing his discontent at being left out of the starting lineup...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17868
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Mexican season claims third coaching victim

Former Mexico international Fernando Quirarte has become the third coaching victim of the new Mexican season after being fired by struggling Chiapas...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17867
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African football digest

A roundup of league action from around Africa at the weekend:

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17866
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France: PSG midfielder Rothen out for two weeks

Paris Saint Germain midfielder Jerome Rothen has injured his left leg and will be out of action for two weeks...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17865
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Ferencvaros sells stadium rights to Hungarian state

Ferencvaros, Hungary's most popular club, are to sell back their right to use their Ulloi Street ground to the state to help pay off huge debts...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17864

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

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