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1. ISFA football news update - full coverage from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania
From: "Sam Crozier" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 13:38:21 +1000
From: "Sam Crozier" <email@example.com>
Subject: ISFA football news update - full coverage from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania
Central & South American roundup
In football action around the Americas, Cruz Azul retained the leadership of the Apertura tournament in Mexico after a crucial 2-1 away win at Tigres...
Japan: Urawa Reds back in title race
Urawa Reds moved back into the thick of the title race with a thrilling 4-3 win away to Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the J-League first division...
Brasileirão Week 26 Match Report: Palmeiras 2 - 1 Cruzeiro
Palmeiras (6th - 42), under the stern gaze of Emerson Leão, continue to strengthen their title challenge with a comeback win that may not have been rewarded with a hike up the table, cemented their assault on the top spots for next week's 'rodada'...
Brasileirão Week 26 Match Report: Flamengo 2 - 0 São Caetano
Cesar Ramirez made an impeccable start to his striking career at the Gávea club, leading the limping Rubro-negro to an important win at the Luso-Brasileiro stadium...
UAE appoint Advocaat's replacement
Less than a week after losing Dick Advocaat to South Korea, the United Arab Emirates FA have appointed his replacement...
Ten-man Queensland denied
A ten-man Queensland Roar was denied victory over Melbourne after a last gasp controversial goal by Danny Allsopp ended the match a 1-1 draw at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday...
Queensland coach's blast to test Football Australia
Queensland coach Miron Bleiberg will offer an interesting referee-bashing test case for the A-League after his 10-man side were held to a dramatic draw by Melbourne...
Newcastle crush NZ Knights 4-0
Newcastle has moved into second on the A-League ladder with a convincing 4-0 win over New Zealand Knights at EnergyAustralia Stadium...
Melbourne escape with draw
A late Daniel Allsopp goal has allowed Melbourne Victory to escape with a 1-1 A-League draw against a 10-man Queensland Roar at Suncorp Stadium...
Japan: J-League Match Report: Yokohama 0 - 0 FC Tokyo
It was a chilling end for those 36,000 present at Yokohama's Nissan Stadium on Saturday night... Marinos Manager Okada admitted in the post-game press conference, "I've sort of forgotten what happened in the game." He's not alone...
China: C-League- Shandong go third
Shandong Luneng have moved into third place in China with a victory over Wuhan Huanghelou...
FIFA U-17 World Championship Wrap
It was goals galore on day two of the FIFA U-17 World Championship... Twenty-four goals were scored in four matches between Groups C and D...
US: MLS Wrap- September 17
The MetroStars came up with a big win on Ukrainian Heritage Day at Giants Stadium, in the first match of a home and away series with the New England Revolution...
English Premier League reports
Match reports from Saturday's Premier League games:
Spain: Primera Liga Saturday Wrap
Deportivo La Coruña moved to the top of the table after earning a point from a draw at Valencia, while Mallorca scored their first goals of the campaign to hammer Real Sociedad...
Italy: Serie A Saturday Wrap
Inter Milan removed the worries generated by the defeat against Palermo as they easily saw off Lecce's challenge during the Serie A match at San Siro, with a 3-0 win over the Giallorossi...
Germany: Bundesliga match reports
Reports of matches played in the Bundesliga on Saturday:
France: Wiltord gives tired Lyon a 1-1 draw at Bordeaux
A second-half strike by Sylvain Wiltord gave Olympique Lyon a hardly-deserved 1-1 draw at Girondins Bordeaux in a Ligue 1 match...
Argentina: Highflying Independiente and San Lorenzo held
Independiente have been held to a 1-1 draw away against Quilmes in the 7th round of the Apertura Championship...
Scottish Premier League Saturday Wrap
Hearts made it 7 wins out of 7 with a hard-fought 1-0 win away to Inverness Caley Thistle. Rudi Skacel maintained his incredible goalscoring run by notching the winner on 28 minutes...
FIFA U-17 World Championship: US defeat North Korea
The United States got past a very capable North Korean side 3-2 in Chiclayo to join Italy with three points in Group C...
Qu delivers on debut for Adelaide United
Adelaide United cemented their place at the top of the A-League with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Perth Glory in slippery conditions at Members Equity Stadium...
World Cup my top goal, says Australian star Viduka
Australian international Mark Viduka will stake his claim for a place at the next World Cup by leading the fight for Middlesborough both at home and in Europe...
US: MLS Preview- FC Dallas v Real Salt Lake
After advancing to the US Open Cup final with a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Fire, their first ever at Pizza Hut Park, things went from good to bad pretty quickly...
England: Six of the best for victorious Chelsea
Chelsea made it six wins from six games after Hernan Crespo and Arjen Robben guided the Premier League champions to a 2-0 victory at Charlton Athletic...
Uruguay: Penarol hold Cerro to stalemate
Uruguayan giants Penarol fought out a goalless draw away to Cerro at the intimidating Estadio Luis Troccoli, and continue with the poor form that has plagued their year...
Italy: Inter Milan back on track after 3-0 win over Lecce
Inter Milan put last weekend's Serie A defeat at Palermo behind them with a classy 3-0 win over Lecce at the San Siro stadium...
Olympiakos still to concede a goal in Greece
Olympiakos Piraeus hit back from the disappointment of their midweek UEFA Champions League defeat with a 3-0 win away to struggling Kallithea on Saturday, extending their lead at the top of the Greek first division to four points...
Germany: Bayern extend winning streak to record 14 games
Bayern Munich stretched their Bundesliga winning streak to a record 14 matches as a Martin Demichelis header proved enough to give them a 1-0 victory at home to Hannover 96...
Scotland: Unbeaten Hearts stay top, Rangers share second
Champions Rangers moved into joint second in the Scottish Premier League with a 3-0 home win over Kilmarnock as Hearts stayed top after a 1-0 victory at Inverness Caledonian Thistle...
England: Pressure on Arsenal to improve stuttering league form
Arsene Wenger knows his side cannot afford to lose against Everton if they are to stay in the hunt for the English Premier League title...
Italy: Crafty Corradi lifts Parma
Parma secured their first victory of the season with a hard-fought 1-0 home win over Empoli...
England: Birmingham steal point despite Butt dismissal
Jiri Jarosik rescued a point for 10-man Birmingham who maintained their unbeaten away record with a 1-1 stalemate at Fratton Park against Portsmouth...
Japan: Kashima close gap as Gamba falter
Kashima Antlers have reduced Gamba Osaka's lead at the top of the J-League to just one point with a 4-0 demolition of bottom club Vissel Kobe...
Celtic win South African Cup
Bloemfontein Celtic won their first trophy in 20 years with a 1-0 victory over SuperSport United in the final of the South Africa Super Eight Cup in Potchefstroom...
Spain: Deportivo go top, Arango hits three for Mallorca
Deportivo La Coruna maintained their impressive start to the season under new coach Joaquin Caparros when they came from behind to claim a 2-2 draw at Valencia that sent them top of the Primera Liga...
Portugal: Cadu own goal hurts Boavista
Ricardo Cadu's second-half own goal enabled Naval to claim a 2-2 home draw against Boavista in Portugal...
Brazil: Santos' Ricardinho negotiates new contract
Santos are pre-empting any European interest to lure key players away from the Vila Belmiro during the December transfer window. Peixe football director Luís Henrique de Menezes revealed that a key part of this strategy is based around renewing Ricardinho, whose current contract expires in December...
Brazil: Palmeiras' (fallen?) idol Ademir da Guia involved in fraud
The biggest idol in the history of São Paulo's Italo-Brazilian club has had his name smeared by accusations of direct involvement in wage fraud. The retired midfield magician is now involved in city politics, being a member of the 'Câmara Municipal de São Paulo' or São Paulo City Hall...
Russia: Spartak jump to second
Spartak Moscow went second in the Russian Premier Liga with a 2-1 win at home to Tomsk...
Norway: Rosenborg continue to dive
Rosenborg slumped to their 12th defeat of a desperate campaign as they were well beaten 4-1 by Molde...
Waalwijk move top of Dutch first division
Goals from Stephan Keller and Rick Hoogendorp gave RKC Waalwijk victory over Heracles Almelo and top spot in the Dutch first division...
Spain: Primera Liga reports
Reports of matches played in the Primera Liga on Saturday:
Belgium: Liege overtake Anderlecht
Standard Liege moved to the top of the Jupiler League with a 3-0 win at Cercle Bruges, as Anderlecht were held to a 1-1 draw by FC Brussels in the city derby...
England: Gera stuns Sunderland
Sunderland's hopes of securing their first victory of the season were dashed in the dying minute of the match as they were held 1-1 by West Brom...
England (Div 1): Sheffield United cut Watford down to size
First division leaders Sheffield United came back from two goals down to beat 10-man Watford 3-2 in a Vicarage Road thriller...
Brazil: FIFA to investigate MSI investments in Corinthians
This week's activity in the Swiss home of FIFA focused on the wild upward spiral of investments made by embryonic companies in football...
Brazil: Botafogo's Thiago Xavier passes out in training
Friday's Botafogo afternoon training session was suspended for almost 50 minutes after defensive midfielder Thiago Xavier collided with Juca and fell to the ground like a sack of potatoes...
Austria: Rapid stunned by Modling
Champions Rapid Vienna went down to a 1-0 defeat at home to Nordea Admira Modling in an Austrian Bundesliga match...
Liberec top in Czech Republic
Brno missed a penalty and had a man sent off as they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Liberec in the Czech Republic, a victory that gave the travelling side early leadership of the Gambrinus Liga...
Brazil: Fluminense keeper Kléber ropes in euphoria
With the leadership of the Brasileirão and a good advantage to go through to the quarter finals of the Copa Sudamericana, Fluminense are enjoying a purple patch unseen for more than a couple of years...
Denmark: AaB win away
AaB secured a 4-2 win away at AGF Aarhus...
Argentina: Mendoza government may indemnify Azcurra following shooting
The local government of Mendoza (Argentina - 1,200 kilometres from Capital city Buenos Aires) are examining the possibility of indemnifying Carlos Azcurra, 28, after a local policeman shot the player in the lung from a range of only 20 centimetres...
Brazil: São Paulo's Grafite unharmed in car crash
Still recovering from the knee injury suffered in the Copa Libertadores grudge match against Palmeiras, striker Grafite almost threw away three months of physiotherapy as he was involved in a smash-up with two other cars on São Paulo's North Side...
Holland: Ajax defender Grygera's red card incorrect
The disciplinary commission of the KNVB has cleared Ajax defender Zdenek Grygera for the red card he got in the away match against Willem II...
That's all the news for now. We'll be back with another update tomorrow...
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