Friday, September 16, 2005

[forza_italia] Digest Number 295

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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>
2. 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: Thu, 15 Sep 2005 11:58:00 +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: Trezeguet scores century as Juventus coast past Bruges

Second half goals from Pavel Nedved and David Trezeguet - his hundredth for the club - handed Juventus a 2-1 win over FC Bruges in their UEFA Champions League group A encounter...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17999
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UEFA Champions League: Man U earn 0-0 draw as Rooney sees red

Manchester United earned a 0-0 draw at UEFA Champions League newcomers Villarreal in their opening match in Group D, despite having Wayne Rooney sent off 26 minutes from time...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17998
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UEFA Champions League: Late goal salvages Ajax a point against Sparta

A last-gasp goal from Wesley Sneijder salvaged Ajax a 1-1 draw with Sparta Prague in their UEFA Champions League Group B match...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17997
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UEFA Champions League: Juventus victory overshadowed by Vieira red card

Italian champions Juventus opened their UEFA Champions League campaign with a scrappy 2-1 victory in Bruges, ending the match with 10 men after Patrick Vieira was sent off in the last minute...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17996
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UEFA Champions League: Iaquinta hat-trick gives Udinese winning debut

Vincenzo Iaquinta struck a hat-trick to give UEFA Champions League debutants Udinese a 3-0 victory over Panathinaikos in Group C...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17995
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UEFA Champions League: Bergkamp spares 10-man Arsenal's blushes

Dennis Bergkamp spared 10-man Arsenal's blushes with a stoppage-time winner as they beat Swiss outsiders Thun 2-1 in their opening UEFA Champions League game in Group B...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17994
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UEFA Champions League: Benfica beat Lille thanks to injury-time winner

An injury-time goal by striker Fabrizio Miccoli gave Benfica a 1-0 win over Lille in UEFA Champions League Group D, to give the Lisbon team a big boost after their worst domestic start ever...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17993
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UEFA Champions League: Bayern edge through as Rapid miss late penalty

Bayern Munich survived a late penalty scare to edge past a feisty Rapid Vienna side 1-0 in their opening UEFA Champions League Group A match...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17992
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UEFA Champions League: Barcelona beat wasteful Werder Bremen 2-0

A deflected Deco shot and a Ronaldinho penalty earned Barcelona a 2-0 win over wasteful Werder Bremen in their UEFA Champions League Group C opener...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17991
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Copa Sudamericana: DC United held to draw by Chile's Catolica

A golden opportunity for DC United ended in frustration for the Black and Red, who squandered home ground advantage in the first leg of this round-of-16 tie by allowing Chilean side Universidad Catolica to leave with a vital away goal after a 1-1 draw...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17990
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UEFA Cup: Deschamps feeling the heat at Monaco

Under-performing domestically and without the financial cushion of a UEFA Champions League place, Monaco begin their UEFA Cup campaign with coach Didier Deschamps feeling the strain at the principality club...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17989
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UEFA Cup Preview: Hibernian FC v Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk

Scottish side Hibs open their first European campaign for four years with a tough tie against largely unknown Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17988
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Asian Champions League: Holders Al Ittihad draw opener

Saudi Arabia's Al Ittihad earned a 1-1 draw away to China's Shandong Luneng in the first leg of their Asian Champions League quarter-final...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17987
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Asian Champions League: Pusan 3 - Al Sadd 0

Two goals in the last three minutes of the first leg of the quarter-final put Pusan within touching distance of a last four place in the Asian Champions League and leaves Al-Sadd's hopes of continental glory hanging by a thread...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17986
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US women return to action in October

Head coach Greg Ryan and his US women's national team will be back in action this October with a match on each coast...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17985
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Brazil: Corinthians' Tevez accuses refs, women accuse Tevez

Corinthians' Argentine forward Carlos Tevez has been accused of sexism in the latest round of mud-slinging between himself and Brazilian referees...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17984
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Copa Sudamericana: Márcio to field mixed Corinthians team against River

Corinthians midfielder-turned-coach Márcio Bittencourt will rest five of his usual first-choice players in tonight's Copa Sudamericana first leg game against the Argentinean 'Millonarios' at Pacaembu Stadium...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17983
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Last-gasp Arsenal ruin Thun's UEFA Champions League debut

An injury-time goal by substitute Dennis Bergkamp gave 10-man Arsenal a 2-1 victory over Thun to deny the Swiss outsiders a memorable UEFA Champions League debut...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17982
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UEFA Champions League: Udinese start beyond Cosmi's dreams

Udinese coach Serse Cosmi said his team's 3-0 win over Panathinaikos had exceeded all his expectations for their UEFA Champions League debut...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17981
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UEFA Champions League: Schalke to hold talks after 'half-hearted' display

Schalke 04 have invested millions of euros in a bid to reach the UEFA Champions League, but the manner of the 1-0 defeat to PSV Eindhoven in the Group E opener suggested there was still a long way to go...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17980
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UEFA Champions League: Barcelona's character leaves coach delighted

Barcelona proved they can take punishment as well as dish it out in beating Werder Bremen 2-0, coach Frank Rijkaard said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17979
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UEFA Cup Round 1 Preview: Sevilla v Mainz

Juande Ramos will be looking to shed injury miseries with a convincing victory over the struggling Bundesliga outfit...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17978
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Japan: J-League- Ruy Ramos takes Kashiwa reins

This was quite a big announcement in the Japanese football world: Ruy Ramos hired as coach for the struggling Kashiwa Reysol...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17977
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England (Div 1): Sheffield United continue winning

Sheffield United continued their outstanding start in the Championship by securing a 1-0 win at Brighton...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17976
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Everyone wants to beat Sydney

Sydney FC coach Pierre Littbarski has challenged his 'glamour' team to realise they are the team everyone wants to beat, thus plan for matches accordingly...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17975
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Asian Champions League: Al Ain v Pas

The 2003 champions host the first leg against a team enjoying their first ever continental competition...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17974
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Australia move to 50th

Australia have jumped seven places in the latest world rankings announced by football's world governing body FIFA...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17973
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Norway: Rosenborg hope Olympiakos win will boost domestic form

Rosenborg Trondheim's upset 3-1 victory over Olympiakos, the Norwegians' first away win in the UEFA Champions League since 1999, should help inspire a fight against relegation at home, the coach said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17972
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Portuguese football talent increasingly finding a home abroad

Portugal is known for its exports of cork, wine, and shoes - and increasingly of top football talent as well...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17971
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Copa Sudamericana: Fluminense coach wants Banfield under pressure

Fluminense coach Abel Braga has urged his team to make full use of tonight's home game (São Januário, 21:45 Brazil) in order to ensure that the Tricolor Carioca are virtually classified for the quarter-finals before even stepping foot in Argentina for the second leg...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17970
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US Open Cup Preview: FC Dallas v Chicago

Ed Johnson and FC Dallas hope a US Open tie with the Chicago Fire is the cure to their winless blues...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17969
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US: MetroStars add Argentine midfielder

After weeks of speculation, the MetroStars have added 24-year-old Argentine holding midfielder Daniel Garipe, known as "The Ripper..."

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17968
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US: LA Galaxy sign Sao Paulo's Saragosa

Brazilian midfielder Marcelo Saragosa has rejoined the Los Angeles Galaxy, this time for good...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17967
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Argentina: Colon coach resigns

Gerardo Martino has resigned as coach of Colon, the club from the province of Santa Fe...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17966
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Australian international Vidmar hamstrung by injury

Australian international and NAC Breda defender Tony Vidmar will be out of action for several weeks after picking up an injury in his side's 4-1 win over ADO Den Haag at the weekend...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17965
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Portugal: Porto striker Sokota faces long absence with knee injury

Porto striker Tomislav Sokota tore a right knee ligament during his team's UEFA Champions League loss to Rangers and faces a long absence, the Portuguese club said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17964
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England: Man U's Keane faces injury layoff

Roy Keane faces up to six weeks on the sidelines after the Manchester United captain suffered a hamstring injury in the match against Manchester City on the weekend...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17963
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England: Newcastle striker Luque faces two-month absence

Newcastle United's Spain striker Albert Luque faces two months out after rupturing his hamstring in the 1-1 draw at Fulham, the Premier League club said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17962
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Bolivia: Etcheverry attracts big names

Former Bolivia international Marco Etcheverry has organised a star-studded farewell match to mark his retirement from football...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17961
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Colombia: More surgery for Montoya

Former Once Caldas coach Luis Fernando Montoya, who was shot last year, has undergone a complicated surgery to help him breathe alone...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17960
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US: Salt Lake striker Kreis ruled out for the season

Real Salt Lake striker Jason Kreis, Major League Soccer's all-time leading goalscorer, has been ruled out for the rest of the season...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17959
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Microchip experiment begins in FIFA Under-17 tournament

It looks just like any ordinary football, but the Adidas "smartball" that makes its official debut in the FIFA Under-17 world championship in Peru on Friday could change the face of football forever...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17958
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US: Colorado sign Kirovski, Serna

The Colorado Rapids have signed striker Jovan Kirovski from the Los Angeles Galaxy and also acquired Colombian forward Diego Serna...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17957
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Italy: Lecce up for sale

Lecce are up for sale following owner Rico Semeraro's decision to bring to an end his 11-year relationship with the Serie A club...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17956
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Brazil: Palmeiras close Adidas deal for 2006

Palmeiras will swap Italian Diadora - their current clothing supplier/sponsor - for German global big boys Adidas from 2006... The three year contract was revealed yesterday, and includes the possibility of an extra two years by mutual consent...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17955
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Germany: Hausweiler out for Duisburg

Duisburg will have to do without midfielder Markus Hausweiler for the next six weeks because of a knee injury...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17954
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Holland: Heerenveen chief to retire

Riemer van der Velde has announced he will retire as chairman of Heerenveen on October 1, 2006...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17953
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UEFA Champions League: Makaay makes rapid recovery to bolster Bayern attack

Bayern Munich manager Felix Magath admitted the absence of Dutch stiker Roy Makaay was pivotal behind his team's quarter-final exit to Chelsea in last season's UEFA Champions League, so his return for start of the 2005/06 campaign is a real shot in the arm...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17952
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UEFA Champions League: Unheralded Udinese ready for Europe's biggest stage

Udinese make their debut in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League at home to Greek side Panathinaikos...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17951
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UEFA Champions League: Villarreal playmaker Riquelme to miss Man U game

Villarreal's Argentine playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme will miss his side's UEFA Champions League Group D clash against Manchester United due to injury, the club said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17950
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Asian Champions League: Shandong v Al Ittihad

In another intriguing quarter-final, last season's runners-up in the Chinese Super League take on reigning Asian champions Al-Ittihad...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17949
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UEFA Champions League agony spurs on Barcelona and Bremen

The UEFA Champions League provides moments players never want to forget, but it can also leave painful memories and Barcelona and Werder Bremen begin their rehabilitation in the Group C clash at the Weserstadion...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17948
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Romania: Italian Landi quits as National Bucharest coach

National Bucharest's Roberto Landi became the third coach to quit just five rounds into the new season after his team's crushing home defeat at the weekend...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17947
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UEFA Champions League Preview: Werder Bremen v Barcelona (Group C)

Werder Bremen are brimming with confidence ahead of their meeting with Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League, and both sides promise to attack...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17946
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Belgium: Westerlo sign Algerian

Westerlo have signed Algeria international Samir Beloufa from Jupiler League rivals Mouscron...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=17945

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

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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 10:15:26 +1000
From: "Sam Crozier" <scro3982@bigpond.net.au>
Subject: ISFA football news update - full coverage from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania

England: Weekend Premiership Preview

The clash between those two old foes Liverpool and Manchester United takes centre stage this weekend...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18061
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Spain: Real Madrid keen to banish memories of Espanyol debacle

The superstitious among Real Madrid fans will be keeping their fingers crossed before Sunday's league match at Espanyol (kickoff 1800 GMT)...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18060
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Italy: In-form Toni and Iaquinta go head to head as Fiorentina meet Udinese

Italy's most in-form strikers, Luca Toni and Vincenzo Iaquinta, face each other on Sunday when Fiorentina and Udinese meet in Florence...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18059
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France: Lyon turn to Bordeaux after crushing Real Madrid

French champions Olympique Lyon return to domestic duties with a visit to Girondins Bordeaux, fresh from stunning Real Madrid 3-0 in their UEFA Champions League opener...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18058
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UEFA Cup Wrap

It has been an intense night of UEFA Cup action throughout the continent tonight in the first round, first leg ties...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18057
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Italy: Serie A Review- Round 2

Juventus have continued their impressive burst out of the gate with a whopping 4-0 thrashing of newly-promoted Empoli...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18056
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England: Liverpool out to make United pay for absentees

Bragging rights in the northwest of England will be at stake this weekend when Liverpool and Manchester United meet after their midweek trips to Spain...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18055
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UEFA Cup: Sorry Everton torn apart by Dinamo

Following their unlucky exit from the UEFA Champions League, Everton saw their UEFA Cup hopes shattered in Bucharest by Dinamo, who thrashed the Toffees 5-1 in the first round first leg to leave David Moyes' side with a mountain to climb on Merseyside in the return...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18054
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UEFA Cup: Boateng and Viduka earn UEFA Cup win for Middlesborough

Goals from George Boateng and Mark Viduka were enough for depleted Middlesborough to earn a 2-0 winning start in their UEFA Cup campaign against Greek side FC Xanthi...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18053
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Copa Sudamericana: Fluminense 3 - 1 Banfield

Cariocas Fluminense climbed to an important win over Argentineans Banfield in São Januário, now in the luxurious position of being classified even if the 'Tricolor das Laranjeiras' lose by a one-goal margin in the Buenos Aires return game on the 28th September...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18052
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Copa Sudamericana: Castroman double punishes Cruzeiro

Star striker Lucas Castroman scored twice, as Velez Sarsfield overcame Cruzeiro in a first leg quarter-final match of the Copa Sudamericana played under heavy rain in Liniers...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18051
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English Premier League Preview: Liverpool v Manchester United

The first East Lancashire derby of the season sees both teams just getting into their stride. Liverpool are still not managing to take their European form into the Premiership, while Man U dropped their first points of the season last week against Man City...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18050
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English Premier League Preview: Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur

Aston Villa host Tottenham Hotspur in this Saturday's late kickoff, and with Villa unbeaten at home this season and Spurs unbeaten and yet to concede away, it looks like a mouth-watering game awaits at Villa Park...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18049
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US Open Cup: FC Dallas & Los Angeles book places in finals

FC Dallas advanced to their first US Open Cup championship since 1997, after defeating Chicago. Los Angeles, meantime, overpowered lower division Minnesota to set up an all-MLS final...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18048
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Germany: Schalke, Stuttgart under fire

Bayern Munich have coasted to four straight wins at the start of the Bundesliga season. Their performances look even more impressive when compared to those of some of their top rivals...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18047
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Adelaide snare Fernando Rech

Adelaide United FC have announced the signing of former NSL player Fernando Rech...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18046
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Asian champions held in China

In a hard-fought quarter-final first leg match in China, Al Ittihad and Shandong Luneng still have all to play for...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18045
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UEFA Cup: Borgetti hits Bolton injury time winner in 2-1 victory

Mexico striker Jared Borgetti scored two minutes into injury time to give European debutants Bolton Wanderers a 2-1 home win over Bulgaria's Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the first leg of their UEFA Cup first round tie...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18044
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Asian Champions League: Late own goal gives Saudis advantage

There were two own goals in Jeddah, leaving Al Ahli to travel to China for next week's quarter-final second leg with a one-goal advantage...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18043
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'Another game' for Central Coast

Central Coast Mariners coach Lawrie McKinna says his A-League side has plenty to play for against Sydney FC at Aussie Stadium...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18042
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English Premier League Preview: Fulham v West Ham United

West Ham United make the short trip to Craven Cottage to face Fulham with both sides eager to build on decent starts to the season...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18041
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Copa Sudamericana Preview: Internacional ready for Rosario rumble

The vice-leaders of the Brasileirão are ready to take on Rosario Central at their Gigante de Arroyito Stadium, confident of bringing a good result back to Porto Alegre. Their only worry is the team's safety, given the current resurgence in violence epitomised by the Carlos Azcurra case...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18040
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FIFA U-17 World Championship Preview: US v North Korea

The United States, champions of CONCACAF, will be making their 11th appearance in the competition, the only nation to have qualified for every final, when Group C play opens on Saturday. North Korea, Asian runners-up, are making their first ever appearance in the U-17 World Championship...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18039
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NZ Knights name unchanged squad

The New Zealand Knights will go into their Hyundai A-League match with the Newcastle Jets on Sunday evening with an unchanged squad...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18038
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Newcastle manager Money expecting tough game

Newcastle United Jets football manager Richard Money says he is expecting a tough game when his side takes on the New Zealand Knights in their A-League clash at EnergyAustralia Stadium on Sunday...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18037
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Asian Champions League: Pas denied by own goal

Pas looked like taking a one-goal advantage home for next week's second leg of the quarter-final game with Al Ain until international defender Mohammad Nosrati put through his own goal...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18036
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Copa Sudamericana: Corinthians 0 - 0 River Plate

The few supporters that ventured out on a cold, drizzly night must have wished they were curled up at home in front of a box that they could at least zap and break the monotonous display of football offered at Morumbi...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18035
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Central Coast recall Pondeljak

Central Coast Mariners coach Lawrie McKinna has recalled midfielder Tom Pondeljak to the Mariners squad for their round four clash with Sydney FC at the expense of injured youth international Matthew Osman, who is expected to be available for selection by next week...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18034
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UEFA Cup: Middlesborough in control against Xanthi

George Boateng and Mark Viduka scored the goals that put Middlesborough in control of their UEFA Cup first-round tie against Xanthi of Greece, for whom ex-Boro favourite Emerson featured...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18033
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UEFA Cup Preview: Roma v Aris Salonika

AS Roma hope to get a confidence boost with a good performance against Greek outfit Aris...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18032
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UEFA Cup Preview: Palermo v Anorthosis

The Rosanero start their UEFA Cup adventure at home against Cypriot side Anorthosis...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18031
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UEFA Cup Preview: Vitoria Setubal v Sampdoria

The Blucerchiati debut this season in the UEFA Cup as they visit Portuguese side Vitoria Setubal...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18030
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UEFA Cup Preview: Zenit St Petersburg v AEK Athens

For AEK Athens, last season's game against Zenit for the group stage of the UEFA Cup was one of their worst ever in European competitions... Then even though AEK had opened the scoring, they were on the receiving end of a shameful 5-1 defeat away in St. Petersburg...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18029
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UEFA Cup Preview: PAOK v Metalurg Donetsk

Despite their bad performances in the Greek First Division up to now with a defeat and a draw, PAOK Thessalonika want to avoid any possible problem and to beat Metalurg Donetsk at home in the first round of the UEFA Cup, in order to have the advantage for the second leg in the Ukraine...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18028
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Americans Krafting a Liverpool takeover?

First it was American tycoon Malcolm Glazer treading on fans' wishes and strong-arming his way to control of Manchester United, but now it appears Liverpool could be the next to crumble...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18027
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Argentina midfielder Mascherano to have foot operation

Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano is to have surgery on his left foot and will be out of action for the rest of this year, according to his Brazilian club Corinthians...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18026
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Player strike looms in Colombia

Colombia's top-flight competition reaches the deadline imposed by the players for strike action this week...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18025
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Australian international Viduka assured he is still Boro's top striker

Mark Viduka has been assured that he will continue to be regarded as Middlesborough's leading striker, following his return from a prolonged injury spell...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18024
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Bizarre red card marks Fluminense's Copa Sudamericana victory

Fluminense, playing their first competitive match against foreign opposition for 20 years, came from behind to beat Banfield 3-1 in the Copa Sudamericana despite a bizarre first half sending-off...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18023
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Brazil: Corinthians' Tevez gets an earful from Mum

Argentinean ex-pat number 10 Carlos Tevez, 21, got his ear bent by Mrs. Tevez after some rash declarations that women shouldn't be allowed to referee classic derbies...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18022
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England: Lame ducks worry Newcastle's Souness

Graeme Souness, who spent 38.5 million pounds on new players in the summer, has 21.5 million pounds of talent either in the sick bay or suspended as Newcastle try to climb off the foot of the table...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18021
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World Club Cup could be revived say South Americans

South America and Europe will try to revive the traditional annual meeting between their champions for the World Club Cup, a spokesman for the South American Confederation (CSF) said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18020
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US Open Cup final to be played at Home Depot Center

The Los Angeles Galaxy will host the US Open Cup final against FC Dallas on September 28 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18019
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US: New England sign Kiwi international

The New England Revolution have signed New Zealand international Tony Lochhead as a senior international before the MLS transfer deadline...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18018
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UEFA Cup: Woeful Everton on brink of elimination

Everton's miserable start to the season suffered a new low when they slipped to a humiliating 5-1 defeat at the hands of Dinamo Bucharest in their UEFA Cup first round, first leg tie...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18017
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Mori may return to Perth

Prolific scorer Damian Mori, with 77 goals in 112 games in his previous stint with Perth Glory, could rejoin the club, albeit on a short-term deal, the West Australian newspaper reported...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18016
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Japan once again Asia's number one

Japan have moved up one spot to 16 in FIFA's latest rankings, regaining their position as Asia's number one-ranked team...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18015
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Sekulovski set to make A-League debut for Perth

Perth Glory's Naum Sekulovski is set to make his A-league debut in this Saturday's game against league leaders Adelaide United...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18014
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CSKA Moscow start out on UEFA Cup title defence

UEFA Cup champions CSKA Moscow open the defence of their title against Danish club FC Midtylland, while English clubs' hopes of making the second round are mixed...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18013
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Brazil: Mario Jardel signs Goias deal

Former Porto and Galatasaray striker Mario Jardel has joined Brazilian outfit Goias on a short-term contract...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18012
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US Open Cup: LA Galaxy 5, Minnesota Thunder 2

Herculez Gomez scored twice, and Landon Donovan had a goal and an assist to lead Los Angeles Galaxy to a 5-2 rout of the Minnesota Thunder in the semifinals of the US Open Cup tournament...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18011
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US: Kansas jettison Stephenson to sign Sumiala

The Kansas City Wizards rewarded Jamaican midfielder Khari Stephenson for helping to persuade fellow Reggae Boy Jermaine Hue to sign last week by waiving Mr. Stephenson and signing Finnish international Antti Sumiala...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18010
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UEFA Champions League: Arsenal's Bergkamp on Amsterdam ferry standby

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is thinking of asking Dennis Bergkamp to take the ferry to Amsterdam for their UEFA Champions League match with Ajax in two weeks...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18009
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UEFA Cup 1st Round 1st Leg Preview

There's an exciting night's action in store as the UEFA Cup gets underway with 40 fixtures taking place...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18008
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UEFA Cup Preview: Middlesborough v Xanthi

For a second consecutive year, Middlesborough will have to face a Greek team. Last season was Egaleo and now at the Riverside Stadium they will entertain another hotshot, Xanthi, for the first leg of the UEFA Cup's first round...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18007
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UEFA Cup Preview: Bolton Wanderers v Lokomotiv Plovdiv

They may be called Wanderers, but Bolton will be travelling further for competitive matches this season than they've ever done before. Even if they get no further than the first round second leg of the UEFA Cup in Bulgaria - and manager Sam Allardyce is determined they will need their passports for more than just that journey - Bolton will be breaking new ground...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18006
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Spain: Malaga calls on fans to join fight against racism

Malaga have called on their fans to banish racist behaviour from their stadium, after abuse was directed at visiting Espanyol players during Sunday's Primera Liga match...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18005
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US: Dallas' Johnson sidelined again

Conspicuously absent from FC Dallas's US Open Cup semifinal match with Chicago, it has been learned that FCD striker Eddie Johnson has reaggravated a stress fracture in his toe...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18004
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Ukraine: Dynamo Kiev snap up Pysle

Dynamo Kiev have signed Moldovan full-back Dan Pysle from Rapid Bucharest...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18003
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Pound praises FIFA over doping ruling

Dick Pound, the head of world anti-doping agency WADA, praised football world governing body FIFA for not contesting its right to appeal controversial doping decisions...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18002
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Germany: Streit suffers broken jaw

Cologne midfielder Albert Streit has suffered his second broken jaw in the space of a month...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18001
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England: Heinze injury blow for Man U

Manchester United defender Gabriel Heinze is to have a scan after suffering suspected knee ligament damage in the UEFA Champions League draw at Villarreal...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18000

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

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