Sunday, September 18, 2005

[forza_italia] Digest Number 297

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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: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 13:35:54 +1000
From: "Sam Crozier" <scro3982@bigpond.net.au>
Subject: ISFA football news update - full coverage from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania

Spain: Primera Liga Preview- Atletico Madrid v Barcelona

Barcelona are beginning to pick up the steam that saw them romp to their first League title in six years. However, Atletico Madrid have reason to be bullish despite an indifferent start to the season, with the likes of Torres, Kezman, Maxi Rodriguez, Galletti, and Petrov among the forwards...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18123
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Italy: Serie A Preview- Sampdoria v AC Milan

Fresh off their stunning UEFA Champions League victory over Turkish side Fernerbahçe on Tuesday, AC Milan travel to the Genoa region to battle it out at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris versus Sampdoria, who had a European fixture of their own this week, although the final result was not quite as pleasing...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18122
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English Premier League Preview: Liverpool v Manchester United

After an impressive UEFA Champions League performance during the week, Liverpool will be hoping to continue against Manchester United at Anfield... Benitez's men will be looking to heap more misery on United after a tough week for Sir Alex's side...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18121
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Italy: Serie A Preview- Inter Milan v Lecce

After a truly embarassing display at Palermo, Inter Milan will try to silence their critics with a convincing win against Lecce...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18120
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Spain: Primera Liga Preview- Valencia v Deportivo La Coruna

A re-emerging SuperDepor arrive at the Mestalla intent on maintaining their 100% record after grinding out two single goal victories...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18119
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English Premier League Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United

Blackburn hosts Newcastle in a matchup that sees Graeme Souness' return to Ewood Park after leaving Blackburn more than a year ago...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18118
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Italy: Serie A Preview- Fiorentina v Udinese

This week an interesting encounter awaits Serie A fans, as two teams are fighting for the spoils of victory and are undefeated as of yet...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18117
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English Premier League Preview: Manchester City v Bolton Wanderers

Bolton's 131-year wait for European competition almost crumbled at the first stage as little-known Bulgarian outfit Lokomotiv Plovdiv took a 1-0 lead early on and despite Bolton's dominant possession, held on late into the game until Diouf's 72nd minute equaliser...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18116
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Italy: Serie A Preview- Livorno v Roma

Livorno look to make a statement as Roma come to town...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18115
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Italy: Serie A Preview- Juventus v Ascoli

After an exciting midweek UEFA Champions League tie, it's back to Serie A for Juventus as they prepare to face newly-promoted Ascoli...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18114
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FIFA U-17 Wrap: Mexico shine, Peru held

Mexico and Turkey posted victories in Group B on the opening day of the FIFA U-17 World Championship... An own goal forced Peru to hand Ghana a share of the spoils in their Group A encounter, while Costa Rica and China also drew...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18113
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Spain: Primera Liga Saturday Preview

A revitalised Valencia host a Deportivo La Coruna outfit on the road to recovery after a dismal 04/05...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18112
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FIFA U-17 Wrap: Mexico shine, Peru held

Mexico and Turkey posted victories in Group B on the opening day of the FIFA U-17 World Championship. An own goal forced Peru to hand Ghana a share of the spoils in their Group A encounter, while Costa Rica and China also drew...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18111
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Spain: Primera Liga Saturday Preview

A revitalised Valencia host a Deportivo La Coruna outfit on the road to recovery after a dismal 04/05...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18110
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Germany: Weekend Bundesliga Preview

Bayern Munich go in search of a Bundesliga record and Rudi Völler returns as Leverkusen fireman in the fifth round of German league matches this weekend...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18109
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Scottish Premier League Weekend Preview

Scotland's European representatives enjoyed a positive week, but it's back to domestic matters for Rangers and Hibs in matchday 7 of the SPL...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18108
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English Premier League Preview: Charlton Athletic v Chelsea

This Saturday sees South West and South East London lock horns in an eagerly awaited London derby at the Valley. London pride however is not the only thing at stake...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18107
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Copa Sudamericana: Rosario Central 0, Internacional de Porto Alegre 1

In a so-so game, nevertheless a breath of fresh air after the anti-football played by Corinthians and River Plate, the Brazilian Gaúchos came off best in front of a packed Gigante de Arroyito stadium. The Colorado face the second leg at their Beira Rio feud with the comforting buffer of an away goal...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18106
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Brazil: Vasco's Romário actually turns up for training

Romário appears to be taking his Vasco duties more seriously once again, after a lapse back into the nightclubbing outings that have caused most of the Baixinho's coaches to rip out handfuls of their own hair or grind teeth down to the roots...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18105
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Australian under-17s go down to narrow World Championship defeat

Australia has gone down to a heart-breaking 1-0 defeat at the hands of European champions Turkey in their opening Group B clash at the FIFA U17 World Championship in Peru...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18104
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Central Coast break Sydney hearts

A deflected free kick in injury time to Central Coast skipper Noel Spencer stole a thrilling 3-2 away victory for the Mariners over Sydney FC in front of 15,614 fans at a wet Aussie Stadium...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18103
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Mexican Torneo Apertura 2005: Matchweek Seven

Reviewing the recent action from the Mexican league:

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18102
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New Zealand Knights' Yeo happy with his first goal

It mightn't be the prettiest goal he's scored, but New Zealand Knight Simon Yeo is happy to have got on the board in the A-League competition...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18101
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US: MLS Preview- MetroStars v New England

The MetroStars begin their second consecutive home-and-away series with an Eastern Conference foe, hoping to duplicate their previous one and earn another four points...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18100
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US: MLS Preview- Kansas City v Los Angeles

Kansas City will look to reverse a recent trend of poor results at home and couldn't have better opponents than the Galaxy, who have been dreadful on the road...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18099
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English Premier League Preview: Portsmouth v Birmingham

15th and 16th in the Premiership meet on Saturday. Portsmouth and Birmingham both have 4 points from 5 games, both won only once this season, both away from home...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18098
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US: MLS Preview- DC United v Colorado

It's hard to say how good DC United really are this season... After winning five straight to start off August, a home loss to Los Angeles left them looking like an average Eastern Conference team the past few weeks...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18097
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Goal sets up season for Central Coast's Spencer

Despite not being known for his goalscoring ability, Central Coast captain Noel Spencer says he would like to make a "habit" of finding the back of the net after netting his side's dramatic winner against Sydney FC...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18096
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England: Blackburn's Bellamy set for volatile Newcastle reunion

Fiery Welsh striker Craig Bellamy will return for Blackburn on Sunday, when Newcastle -- the club he left under such bitter circumstances -- visit Ewood Park in what could be a volatile Premiership clash...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18095
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Brazil: Shock - Corinthians' Mascherano out until 2006

Corinthians' defensive midfielder Javier Mascherano, 21, will undergo surgery on a complex hairline fracture in his left navicular...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18094
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US: MLS Preview- Chivas USA v San Jose EarthQuakes

It's Hispanic Heritage Night at the Home Depot Center as Chivas and San Jose finish up a home and home series. Last week the Quakes crushed the Goats 3-0, but with several players banged up and not too much to play for right now, this Saturday should be different...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18093
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US: MLS Preview- Columbus v Chicago

Until they crumbled under the New England juggernaut last weekend, Columbus was pressing to make the playoffs, and this match with Chicago, who currently hold the final playoff spot in the East, loomed large. Now, 12 points out with only 7 games left, Columbus is nearly assured of an early vacation...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18092
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English Premier League Preview: Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion

A bit dramatic, perhaps, to talk about relegation clashes so early in the season; but the Black Cats and the Baggies already have the look of teams who could spend much of this season teetering on the edge of the abyss...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18091
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Queensland on guard for Melbourne match

The Queensland Roar are on guard for a desperate Melbourne Victory to push the envelope with roughhouse tactics in Sunday's A-League grudge match in Brisbane...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18090
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England: Rooney told to see a shrink

Wayne Rooney has been urged to see a psychologist in a bid to curb his fiery temper, which saw him red-carded in Spain for sarcastically applauding a Danish referee...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18089
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England: Heinze out for most of season, say Manchester United

Manchester United fullback Gabriel Heinze will miss most of the season after a scan revealed serious knee ligament damage, manager Alex Ferguson said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18088
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US: MLS transfer news update

The FIFA international transfer window closed yesterday with several MLS teams making last-minute moves to bolster their squads as the 2005 season winds down... The only team not to make a move in the month-long period were the Columbus Crew, though they certainly could have used some help to make a push for the playoffs...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18087
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Adelaide United focus is only on Perth

Coach John Kosmina and his Adelaide United team have arrived in Perth, focused solely on the A-League clash with Perth Glory...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18086
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Holland: Den Haag and Twente finish goalless

It finished honours even at the Zuiderpark stadium as ADO Den Haag played out an uninspiring 0-0 draw with FC Twente...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18085
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Turkey: Sivasspor win to go third

Sivasspor moved into the top three in Turkey's Super Lig after a 2-1 win over Trabzonspor...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18084
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England eye 2018 World Cup bid

England are poised to bid for the 2018 World Cup, the Football Association said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18083
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Ecuador striker set to quit

Ecuador striker Agustin Delgado has announced plans to retire from international football after the 2006 World Cup...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18082
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Germany: Leverkusen sack Augenthaler after bad start

Bayer Leverkusen have sacked coach Klaus Augenthaler after their worst start to a Bundesliga season in 22 years and defeat in their opening UEFA Cup match...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18081
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UEFA Cup: Monaco sees the light

Monaco coach Didier Deschamps believes his players are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel after defeating Dutch side Willem II in their UEFA Cup first round first leg in midweek...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18080
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Italy: Ballardini new coach of Cagliari

Davide Ballardini has been appointed as the new coach of Cagliari...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18079
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Belgium: Gent's good win at Mouscron

Excelsior Mouscron continue to struggle in Belgium's Jupiler League after slumping to their fifth defeat of the season...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18078
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Spain: Messi extends contract with Barcelona until 2014

Argentine teenage prodigy Lionel Messi has extended his contract with Barcelona for the second time in three months...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18077
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Italy: AC Milan's Stam recovers for Sampdoria clash

Good news for AC Milan as Jaap Stam has recovered from the muscle problem last Sunday against Siena, which stopped him from playing the UEFA Champions League encounter against Fenerbahce on Tuesday...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18076
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US: FC Dallas sign Argentine & Canadian

In an effort to boost their club for the MLS playoff stretch, FC Dallas released two players and announced two new signings...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18075
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Italy: Juventus' Thuram to miss Ascoli match

French defender Lilian Thuram, still recovering from an injury picked up during international duty, will almost certainly not be part of the Juventus squad which will host Ascoli at the Delle Alpi...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18074
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Italy: Kaka pens new AC Milan deal

Good news for all Milanisti arrived today as Brazilian 'lord of the rings' Kaka extended his contract with the Rossoneri until 2010...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18073
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England: Prince William to become FA President

Prince William, grandson of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, will become the new president of the Football Association, the FA announced...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18072
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Qatar: Olembe loaned to Al Rayyan

Cameroon international Salomon Olembe has been loaned by Marseille for one season to Qatar club Al Rayyan, effectively leaving one Fernandez for another...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18071
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Colombia: Montoya faces nine-month wait

Former Once Caldas coach Luis Fernando Montoya will have to wait nine months to see the results of the surgery he underwent for a new diaphragmatic regulator...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18070
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Greece: PAOK Salonika coach quits

Greek club PAOK Salonika are looking for their fourth coach in 12 months after Nikos Karageorgiou resigned...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18069
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Ex-US international Friedel signs new contract with English club Blackburn

US goalkeeper Brad Friedel has signed a new three-year contract with English Premier League club Blackburn Rovers through 2008...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18068
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Brazil: Palmeiras' Marcos continues bench-warming phase

Despite recovering what some see as full match fitness after surgery to his wrist, 2002 World Cup-winning goalie Marcos will continue to polish the Palmeiras bench with the seat of his pants...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18067
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England: Arsenal's Van Persie handed one-match ban

Arsenal's Dutch attacker Robin van Persie was handed a one-match UEFA Champions League ban by UEFA after being sent off in the 2-1 win over FC Thun...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18066
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England: Scrooge Chelsea slammed by disabled fans

Chelsea have been branded the scrooges of the Premiership by disabled fans, shocked to learn they have to pay double for their tickets this season...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18065
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UEFA punish Serbia's Red Star

Red Star Belgrade were told on Friday that they must play their next home match in UEFA club competition in an empty stadium because of unruly crowd behaviour last month...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18064
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UEFA backs zero-tolerance approach to dissent

European football's governing body UEFA is fully behind the decision to send off Wayne Rooney for dissent in the UEFA Champions League and said it would continue to support a zero tolerance approach...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18063
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Russia: Chechen appeal to Putin went too far, sports chief says

Russian Sports Minister Vyacheslav Fetisov said that a Chechen football club has overstepped its boundaries by appealing to President Vladimir Putin to save them from relegation...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18062
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Italy: Two games, two coaches gone for Cagliari

Daniele Arrigoni has quit Cagliari, the second coach to depart the Serie A club after just two games of the season...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18061
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Belgium: Butina set to leave Club Bruges

Goalkeeper Tomislav Butina is set to leave Club Bruges in the summer after rejecting the offer of a one-year contract extension...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18060

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

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