Thursday, September 22, 2005

[forza_italia] Digest Number 299

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Topics in this digest:

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>
3. 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: Tue, 20 Sep 2005 03:54:24 +1000
From: "Sam Crozier" <scro3982@bigpond.net.au>
Subject: ISFA football news update - full coverage from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania

English Premier League reports

Reports of Premier League games played over the weekend:

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18231
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Spain: Primera Liga reports

Reports of matches played in the Primera Liga:

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18230
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South & Central American roundup

News from football action around the Americas:

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18229
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Brazil: Sao Paulo keeper scores one penalty, misses another

Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni missed one penalty and converted another in a 4-2 win over Vasco da Gama in the Brazilian championship...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18228
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Italy: Serie A match reports

Reports of Serie A matches at the weekend:

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18227
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England: Banana skins ready as top clubs enter League Cup

Third division leaders Grimsby Town get a rare moment in the spotlight this week when the League Cup second round brings Tottenham Hotspur to Blundell Park...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18226
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Germany: Bundesliga match reports

Reports of matches played in the Bundesliga this weekend:

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18225
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Argentina: San Lorenzo stay top as River's slump goes on

River Plate's slump continues in the Argentine championship, as they lost 1-0 at home to defending champions Velez Sarsfield...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18224
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France: Le Mans zoom into second as PSG take a tumble

First division newcomers Le Mans emerged as the unscripted main challengers to defending champions Lyon after an unpredictable weekend in the French first division...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18223
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Scotland: Petrov goal secures Celtic 1-0 win at Hibernian

Stilian Petrov's early goal secured Celtic a 1-0 win at Hibernian to close the gap on Scottish leaders Hearts to five points...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18222
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Mariani launches bid to take Marconi into the A-League

Berti Mariani won championships with Marconi as both player and coach, and now he wants to return to the club as president to help lay the groundwork for a second A-League team in Sydney...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18221
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England: Liverpool and Man Utd in stalemate, Owen scores

Liverpool and Manchester United played out a dull 0-0 draw and Michael Owen scored his first Newcastle United goal to help them beat Blackburn Rovers 3-0 away in the Premier League...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18220
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Spain: Real Madrid slump to third defeat, Atletico beat Barcelona

Real Madrid completed a miserable week when they slipped to a third defeat in a row after losing 1-0 at Espanyol in the Primera Liga...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18219
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More misery for Guadalajara, UNAM in Mexico

Guadalajara and UNAM, two of Mexico's most popular clubs, continued their unhappy runs as they lost home matches in the Apertura championship at the weekend...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18218
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Brasileirão Week 26 Match Report: Figueirense 2 - 3 Corinthians

Corinthians champed down on the bit to get past a spirited Figueira under a torrential storm that converted parts of Florianópolis' Orlando Scarpelli into a virtual lagoon...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18217
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Germany: Stop-gap Voller guides Leverkusen to victory

Caretaker manager Rudi Voller may not want to become the next Bayer Leverkusen boss, but he underlined his credentials with his side coming from behind to defeat MSV Duisburg 3-1...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18216
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Italy: Juventus maintain perfect start, AC Milan lose

Juventus maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 2-1 win over Ascoli as AC Milan suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at Sampdoria...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18215
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Internacional top in Brazil

Internacional claimed a 3-2 home win against Atletico Paranaense and climbed to the top of the Campeonato Brasileiro with 47 points - one ahead of Fluminense and Corinthians...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18214
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Greece: Panathinaikos struggle as Olympiakos win again

Panathinaikos coach Alberto Malesani looked a worried man after watching his team held to a goalless draw at promoted Levadiakos...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18213
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China: C-League- Dalian two points from title

Dalian Shide virtually clinched their eighth Chinese championship by moving eleven points clear of second-placed Shanghai Shenhua, with only four games of the Chinese Super League remaining...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18212
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England (Div 1): Derby draw with Southampton, Norwich win local derby

Derby County drew 2-2 with Southampton and Norwich City beat neighbours Ipswich Town 1-0 in the English first division...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18211
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Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk held by Stal

Unbeaten Shakhtar Donetsk missed the chance to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League in Ukraine after a last-gasp goal gave opponents Stal a share of the points...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18210
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Italy: Serie A Sunday Wrap

A lot of goals, and some surprises in the Serie A's third matchday...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18209
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France: Marseille clinch first home win this season

Improving Olympique Marseille laboured to a 2-1 win over promoted Troyes, their first Ligue 1 victory at home this season...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18208
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Norway: Title setback for Valerenga

Valerenga's hopes of lifting their first Tippeliga title in 21 years suffered a setback when they were held to a goalless draw at home to Lillestrom in Norway...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18207
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Belgium: Bruges bounce back, Standard stay top

Belgian champions Club Bruges bounced back from their midweek UEFA Champions League defeat to Juventus with a 1-0 victory over Beveren...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18206
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Argentina: Boca Juniors move into third

Boca Juniors won 2-0 against Gimnasia y La Plata in round seven of the Apertura to move into third place in Argentina - a point behind new leaders San Lorenzo and Banfield...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18205
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Lokomotiv's lead cut in Russia

A late goal from Dmitri Sennikov saw Lokomotiv Moscow snatch a 1-1 draw at Rostov to keep them in pole position in the Russian Premier Liga...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18204
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Romania: Dinamo hit back to hold Steaua in Bucharest derby

Dinamo Bucharest came from two goals down to draw 2-2 away against arch-rivals and league leaders Steaua Bucharest...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18203
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France: Monaco coach Deschamps offers to step down

Monaco coach Didier Deschamps has offered to step down after a 2-0 home defeat by Stade Rennes left his team 15th in the 20-strong Ligue 1, a source close to the club said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18202
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FIFA appoint foreign ref for Asian World Cup playoff

FIFA has appointed two foreign referees to officiate in the rescheduled first leg Asian Zone World Cup play-off between Uzbekistan and Bahrain...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18201
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Austria: Jezek goal for Salzburg helps sink leaders

Austria Vienna saw their lead at the top of the Bundesliga cut to two points following a 1-0 defeat at Salzburg...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18200
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Croatian champions Hajduk Split sack coach Blazevic

Croatian champions Hajduk Split have sacked coach Miroslav Blazevic after less than four matches in charge, following a string of disappointing results at home and abroad...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18199
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Czech Republic: Liberec saved by late penalty

Liberec saw their 100% start to the Czech Republic season end when they could only manage a 1-1 draw at Banik Ostrava...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18198
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Cameroon name squad for World Cup qualifier v Egypt

Defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto is the only addition to Cameroon's squad for next month's World Cup qualifier at home to Egypt, the Cameroon Football Federation said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18197
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Greece: FC Xanthi move up to second

FC Xanthi's early season promise in Greece continued with a 2-0 win over Apollon Kalamarias in the third round of the Ethniki Katigoria...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18196
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Holland: Good wins for AZ, Feyenoord

AZ Alkmaar and Feyenoord have joined RKC Waalwijk at the top of the Eredivisie after maintaining their 100% starts to the new season...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18195
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Spain: Valencia's Aimar to wear facial protection

Valencia playmaker Pablo Aimar will have to wear facial protection after breaking his nose against Deportivo La Coruna...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18194
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England: Man U's Keane faces layoff with broken foot

Manchester United captain Roy Keane could be ruled out for up to eight weeks after breaking his foot during the 0-0 Premier League draw at Liverpool, Sky Sports reported...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18193
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Belgium: Bruges' Joos out for six weeks

Club Bruges will be without Joos Valgaeren for at least six weeks after the defender underwent surgery on a knee injury...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18192
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England: Shearer and Owen fire Newcastle to first win

Michael Owen claimed his first goal since returning to the Premiership as 10-man Newcastle United secured their first win of the season with a 3-0 victory over Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18191
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Holland: Groningen end PSV's long unbeaten run

Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven's unbeaten streak ended at 21 matches after a 1-0 loss at Groningen...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18190
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England (Div 1): Derby draw with Southampton, Norwich win local derby

Derby County drew 2-2 with Southampton and Norwich City beat neighbours Ipswich Town 1-0 in the English first division...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18189
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Ukraine: Shakhtar Donetsk held by Stal

Unbeaten Shakhtar Donetsk missed the chance to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League in Ukraine after a last-gasp goal gave opponents Stal a share of the points...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18188
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Italy: Serie A Sunday Wrap

A lot of goals, and some surprises in Serie A's third matchday...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18187
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France: Marseille clinch first home win this season

Improving Olympique Marseille laboured to a 2-1 win over promoted Troyes, their first Ligue 1 victory at home this season...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18186
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Norway: Title setback for Valerenga

Valerenga's hopes of lifting their first Tippeliga title in 21 years suffered a setback when they were held to a goalless draw at home to Lillestrom in Norway...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18185
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Belgium: Bruges bounce back, Standard stay top

Belgian champions Club Bruges bounced back from their midweek UEFA Champions League defeat to Juventus with a 1-0 victory over Beveren...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18184
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Portugal: Porto and Braga fire blanks, Benfica win at last

Porto and Braga played out a goalless draw that saw them preserve unbeaten starts to the Premier League season in their top-of-the-table clash...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18183

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

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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2005 03:01:04 +1000
From: "Sam Crozier" <scro3982@bigpond.net.au>
Subject: ISFA football news update - full coverage from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania

FIFA U-17 World Championship Wrap: China, Mexico and Turkey progress

Update from all Youth World Championship matches:

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18291
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Italy: Serie A Review- Round 3

Juventus were hoping to continue their early-season form against Ascoli at the Stadio Delle Alpi...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18290
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England: Campbell at the double for Arsenal

Defender Sol Campbell celebrated his first Premier League game of the season in style by heading both goals as Arsenal beat Everton 2-0 at Highbury...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18289
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South American roundup

Manuel Neira scored a 10-minute hat-trick as Chilean champions Union Espanola thumped Palestino 4-1 at the weekend...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18288
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Argentina: Champions Velez edge out River

A goal by Claudio Enria five minutes before half-time enabled Velez Sarsfield to grab the three points away against River Plate at the Estadio Monumental...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18288
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Asian Champions League: Title-holders look to last four

West meets East as Al-Ittihad look to defeat Shandong Luneng in the second leg of their quarter-final...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18287
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Germany: Midweek Bundesliga Preview

The first midweek programme of this season's Bundesliga sees champions Bayern Munich looking to extend their record-breaking winning run...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18286
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Brasileirão Week 26 Match Report: São Paulo 4 - 2 Vasco da Gama

São Paulo have made it six wins on the trot, although Paulo Autuori's men are still finding an offensive 4-4-2 difficult to digest, seeming to prefer the comfort blanket of a 3-5-2...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18285
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African league roundup

A roundup of league action from around Africa:

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18284
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Eastern European roundup

Roundup of weekend football in Eastern Europe:

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18283
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Spain: Valencia to follow Atletico example against Barcelona

Valencia striker Patrick Kluivert believes his side can take a leaf out of Atletico Madrid's book and beat his former club Barcelona when the two teams meet at the Nou Camp...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18282
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Mexico teach Australian under-17s a lesson

Australia have been knocked out of the FIFA U-17 World Championship after suffering a 3-0 defeat against Mexico in Peru...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18281
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Argentina: Pressure mounts on Rivarola after Racing draw

Racing Club fought out a 2-2 draw with Olimpo in an action packed match played at an exhilarating pace in Avellaneda. Still the result puts enormous pressure on Racing coach Guillermo Rivarola, as Racing languish in seventh position...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18280
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France: Monaco turn back on Deschamps years

Troubled Monaco start life without Didier Deschamps when they visit promoted Troyes in Ligue 1...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18279
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England: Midweek League (Carling) Cup Preview

Attention in England this week turns to the Second Round of the League Cup, a competition undervalued by the big boys, but a route into the UEFA Cup for the winners...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18278
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Nacional defeat Sporting to go joint top in Portugal

Nacional Madeira moved joint top of the Portuguese Premier League with a 2-1 home win over Sporting...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18277
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Iranian Premier League: Power shifting away from capital

Fans in the western city of Isfehan are happy at the moment, as the city's two teams are sitting pretty at the top of the Iranian League...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18276
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Asian Champions League: Much to do for Al Sadd's Milutinovic

Qatar's finest have a huge task on their hands to overturn a 3-0 first leg deficit...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18275
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Uruguay: Unfashionable Rampla thrash Nacional

Unfashionable side Rampla Juniors thrashed Torneo Especial champions Nacional 3-0 in a match corresponding to the fourth round of the Torneo Apertura at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18274
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Ukraine: Dnipro halt slide

Dnipro climbed away from the danger zone with a crucial 1-0 home win against Metallurg Donetsk...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18273
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Sweden: Djurgarden six clear

Djurgarden took a big step towards the championship after an impressive second-half display gave them a 3-1 away victory against their nearest rivals IFK Gothenburg...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18272
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Spain: Atletico's aspirations soar after victory over Barcelona

Atletico Madrid's long-suffering fans are beginning to believe they have the team and coach to bring them success this season, following a spirited 2-1 win over champions Barcelona...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18271
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Spain: Primera Liga leaders Getafe stay focused on survival

Getafe are top of the Primera Liga for the first time in their history, looking down on Madrid rivals Real and Atletico after three games, but coach Bernd Schuster says top flight survival remains their objective...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18270
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France: PSG face up to Lille test

Paris St Germain will be under pressure to overcome Sunday's heavy defeat to St Etienne as they aim to get their Ligue 1 challenge back on track against last season's runners-up Lille...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18269
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FIFA U-17 World Championship Preview: US v Italy

There may be a measure of revenge on the line for the US when they clash with Italy. That's because Italy knocked the Americans out of the U-20 World Championship earlier this summer...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18268
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England: Leeds see light at end of tunnel

Leeds United, who crashed out of the Premiership with 100 million pounds of debt hanging around their necks a year ago, believe they can rise from the dead...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18267
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Hay missing for NZ Knights

The New Zealand Knights will be without skipper Danny Hay for the next couple of rounds of the A-League...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18266
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Germany: Eintracht to host high-flyers

Eintracht are the latest side charged with the task of trying to stop Felix Magath's Bayern Munich when the league leaders roll into Frankfurt...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18265
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Argentina: New roles for Bauza, Solari

Two clubs in Argentina's Apertura tournament have appointed new managers as they seek to recover from their disappointing starts to the season...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18264
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Basualdo resigns as coach of Peru's Universitario

Former Argentina international Jose Basualdo has resigned as coach of Universitario after local media began publishing speculation about his private life...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18263
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Australian international Emerton relegated to bench

Brett Emerton was relegated to the Blackburn Rovers bench as Australian players resumed their international program in European club action this weekend...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18262
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Spain: Sevilla's Makukula sidelined for up to nine months

Sevilla striker Ariza Makukula will be sidelined for between seven and nine months after undergoing surgery on his knee, the Primera Liga club said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18261
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Spain: Real Madrid may try to get defeat overturned due to ref error

Real Madrid are looking into the possibility of getting their 1-0 defeat at Espanyol annulled after claiming the referee made an error before the goal...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18260
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Spain: Espanyol player says Beckham insulted and slapped him

Espanyol defender Sergio Sanchez has accused Real Madrid midfielder David Beckham of insulting him and slapping him after their Primera Liga match which Real lost 1-0...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18259
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Spain: Dani blow for Real Betis

Real Betis striker Dani Martin will be out of action for up to a month after tearing a hamstring during his side's 0-0 draw against Real Zaragoza...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18258
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Spain: Celta's Canobbio out for two months

Fabián Canobbio has been sidelined for two months after he damaged ankle ligaments in Celta's defeat against Racing Santander at the weekend...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18257
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Spain: Atletico's Perea out of Sociedad clash

Atletico Madrid defender Luis Perea has been ruled out of his side's encounter with Real Sociedad...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18256
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Slater inducted into Australian Football Hall of Fame

Former long-serving Australian international Robbie Slater plus pioneering Australian midfielder Craig Johnston of English giants Liverpool head a list of 11 inductees into the Australian Football Hall of Fame, announced in Sydney...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18255
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Serbia & Montenegro: Red Star Belgrade pile up debt, seek sponsors

Former European champions Red Star Belgrade are some 7.8 million euros (US$9.49 million) in debt and are looking for sponsors to bail them out, club officials were quoted as saying...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18254
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Queensland's Dilevski eyes Yorke battle

Queensland Roar defender Spase Dilevski has his sights set on shutting down Sydney FC's star striker Dwight Yorke after agreeing to a new two-year deal with the A-League club...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18253
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Portugal: Maritimo coach resigns after bad start

Maritimo coach Rui Rodrigues "Juca" has resigned after only four games of the Portuguese league season, the Madeira Island club said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18252
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Nigeria to bid for 2010 African Nations Cup

Nigeria will bid to host the 2010 African Nations Cup tournament, a sports ministry statement said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18251
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Korea's Tae-Yong Shin announces retirement from Queensland club

South Korean midfielder Tae-Yong Shin will hang up his boots after failing to recover from a persistent ankle injury, according to his Australian club...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18250
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Keane break affects Ireland

Manchester United captain Roy Keane will miss Ireland's do-or-die World Cup qualifier at home to Switzerland next month after breaking a bone in his foot...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18249
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Italy: Parma takeover in progress

Spanish businessman Lorenzo Sanz is one step closer to completing a takeover of Serie A club Parma...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18248
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Italy: Mancini news plunges Roma into injury crisis

AS Roma will probably have to do without their Brazilian wing Mancini for the next three weeks...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18247
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Italy: Capello not impressed by Juventus' perfect start

Serie A leaders Juventus are putting their perfect record on the line, with coach Fabio Capello demanding improvement away at Udinese...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18246
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Holland: Twente's Niemeyer injured

FC Twente midfielder Peter Niemeyer will be out for two weeks after picking up an injury in the goalless draw with ADO Den Haag...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18245
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Holland: PSV duo Reiziger, Ball face long spell on sidelines

PSV Eindhoven's new signings Michael Reiziger and Michael Ball face long spells out after being injured at the weekend, the Dutch champions said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18244
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Greece defender Dellas joins AEK

Greek international centre back Traianos Dellas has returned to AEK Athens on a two-year contract, the club said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18243
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Germany: Nurnberg suffer Mintal blow

Nurnberg have been dealt a major blow after star midfielder Marek Mintal was ruled out for up to two months with a broken foot...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18242
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England: Tottenham's Gardner facing two months out

Tottenham defender Anthony Gardner is facing two months on the sidelines after he suffered a serious thigh injury in their 1-1 draw with Aston Villa...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18241
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France: Deschamps steps down as Monaco coach

Didier Deschamps has officially resigned as Monaco coach after a poor run of form that has left the club 15th in Ligue 1 and out of the UEFA Champions League...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18240
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England: Man U's Ferguson visits Oslo to urge Mikel transfer

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson visited Norway to press his claim for the transfer of Nigerian teenager John Obi Mikel from Norwegian football club Lyn Oslo, Norwegian media said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18239
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England: Butt charged by FA

Birmingham's Nicky Butt has been charged by the Football Association (FA) for making abusive comments to a match official...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18238
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England: Aston Villa receive approach to buy club

Aston Villa said earlier this week they had received a "preliminary approach" to buy the Premier League club...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18237
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Czech ref suspended for rort

A referee in the Czech Republic received an eight-month suspended sentence for agreeing to accept a bribe to fix a game last year...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18236
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Croatia: Gudelj takes Hajduk reins

Hajduk Split have handed the coaching reins to Ivan Gudelj after sacking Miroslav Blazevic at the weekend...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18235
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Belgium: Juhasz set for two months out

Roland Juhasz is set for a two-month layoff after the Hungary international broke a bone in his foot during an Anderlecht training session...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18234
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Belarus name squad for World Cup qualifiers

Belarus coach Anatoly Baidachny has named the following 22-man squad for World Cup European Group Five qualifiers away to Scotland on October 8 and at home to Norway four days later:

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18233

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

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Message: 3
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 03:38:31 +1000
From: "Sam Crozier" <scro3982@bigpond.net.au>
Subject: ISFA football news update - full coverage from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Oceania

FIFA U-17 World Championship Wrap: Brazil win, North Korea surprise

Brazil shook off their opening round loss to Gambia with a win over Holland. Gambia defeated Qatar, the US downed Italy (report is on a separate page), and North Korea throttled Ivory Coast...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18350
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Germany: Bundesliga match reports

Reports of matches played in the Bundesliga:

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18349
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Copa Sudamericana: Mexico's Pumas overcome The Strongest

Pumas of UNAM defeated The Strongest of Bolivia 3-1 in a Copa Sudamericana quarter-final first leg match played at the Estadio Olimpico Universitario, in Mexico City...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18348
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England: Carling Cup Wrap

League Two leaders Grimsby Town's Jean-Paul Kamudimba Kalala scored two minutes from time to send Spurs tumbling out of the Carling Cup at vibrant Blundell Park...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18347
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French Ligue 1 Review

Lyon are still the solid leaders of Ligue 1 despite being slowed down by Bordeaux (1-1)...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18346
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English Premier League probes disappearing crowds

An English Premier League meeting next month will discuss falling crowd numbers at the start of the new season...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18345
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Coach Profile: Togo's Stephen Keshi

There has been much talk about Togo's impressive form recently following some outstanding results in the 2006 African Nations Cup and World Cup qualifiers. In fact their top-flight performance in the competition has earned the team, which failed to qualify for last year's African Nations Cup, a place in the 2006 African Nations Cup finals in Egypt...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18344
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Rising Stars of the Brasileirão: Corinthians' Eduardo 'Ratinho'

Eduardo 'Ratinho' celebrated his 18th birthday in style, scoring the winning goal in the Brasileirão match against Figueirense with a perfect free kick...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18343
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FIFA U-17 World Championship: US better than Italy

A very sound display by the Americans proved too much for Italy in a 3-1 victory. Italy finished the match with ten men on the field and minus their head coach from the bench...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18342
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Australia to go it alone in World Cup bid

Australia are planning an ambitious bid to stage the World Cup alone after FIFA scuttled their plans to co-host the 2018 event with New Zealand...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18341
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Asian Champions League: Shenzhen semi success

A Li Yi brace sent Shenzhen Jianlibao into the semi-finals of Asia's club competition...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18340
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Scotland: League Cup holders Rangers sink Clyde with late burst

Scottish League Cup holders Rangers struck three times in extra time to beat first division Clyde 5-2 and book a quarter-final place...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18339
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Scotland: Romanov stops the scoffing as Hearts revel in winning style

When Vladimir Romanov swept into power as owner of Hearts in January, he joked that his mission to smash the Old Firm's dominance of Scottish football would be achieved in a matter of "hours and minutes."...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18338
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Germany: Guerrero provides sixth win from six for Bayern

Paolo Guerrero came off the bench to give Bayern Munich a 1-0 victory away to Eintracht Frankfurt and make it six league wins out of six for the champions...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18337
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England: Tottenham humbled by Grimsby, Villa hit eight

Tottenham Hotspur, three-time winners of the competition, have suffered a humiliating 1-0 defeat by third division Grimsby Town in the League Cup second round...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18336
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Brasileirão 27th Round Midweek Preview

Although throughout the current championship various teams have played musical chairs with the Brasileirão throne, only Ponte Preta and Corinthians have managed to warm the number one spot for three consecutive rodadas...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18335
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Sweden: Win takes Malmo to third

Second-half goals from Daniel Andersson and Yksel Osmanovski gave Malmo a 2-0 win over Helsinborg in an Allsvenskan match...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18334
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Belgium: Gent edge FC Brussels

Gent beat FC Brussels 2-1 in their Belgian Jupiler League match...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18333
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Austria: Graz hold out Rapid

Rapid Vienna were held 2-2 at Sturm Graz in their Austrian Bundesliga match...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18332
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NZ Knights' Moss keen on opportunity

All White Glen Moss says he is ready to make the most of his A-League football debut for the New Zealand Knights in Auckland...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18331
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Sydney's Rudan ruled out of Queensland clash

Sydney FC's early season woes have continued, with skipper Mark Rudan ruled out of Friday's crunch A-League clash with the Queensland Roar in Brisbane...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18330
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England: Man U's Rooney handed two-match UEFA ban for red card

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been handed a two-match ban following his sending-off in the UEFA Champions League match at Villarreal last week, the UEFA website reported...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18329
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Greece: PAOK Salonika to sign Matthaeus as coach

Greek club PAOK Salonika are close to signing former world champion Lothar Matthaeus as their new head coach after a miserable start to the season, a club official said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18328
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Argentina: Home ban for Independiente, Racing stadium shut

Independiente have been given a one-match home ban for safety violations during their derby match with arch-rivals Racing Club earlier this month...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18327
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Uruguay: Penarol lose three points after violence

The disciplinary tribunal of the AUF has decided to deduct three points from Penarol, after disturbances by their fans led to a Uruguayan league match being abandoned...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18326
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Moss set for NZ Knights debut

All White international Glen Moss will make his A-League debut in goal for the New Zealand Knights against Perth Glory in Auckland...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18325
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Scotland: Celtic captain Lennon banned for three matches

Celtic captain Neil Lennon has been banned for three matches by the Scottish Football Association, following his sending-off in last month's Old Firm derby against Rangers...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18324
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Matthaus hungry for new challenge with Greek club PAOK Salonika

West Germany's 1990 World Cup winner Lothar Matthaus, currently coach of the Hungarian national team, admitted that he was on the brink of returning to club management with Greek side PAOK Salonika...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18323
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Italy: Iaquinta frozen out of Udinese squad

Vincenzo Iaquinta's magical moment has come to an abrupt end, as the Udinese striker has opted not to extend his stay with the club. For this reason he has been dropped out of the squad indefinitely...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18322
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Iran international Nekounam's German move blocked by coach

Iran's international midfielder Javed Nekounam declared that his transfer to Bundesliga outfit Kaiserslautern was scuppered by his club coach Mustafa Denizli...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18321
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Iran coach hopes side can be World Cup 'dark horses'

Brazil, Argentina or Holland, and not Germany, are the teams best placed to scoop the World Cup in Germany next year, Iran's Croatian coach Branko Ivankovic said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18320
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Brazil: São Paulo's Flávio to pair Lugano in Minas

After soothing worried fans about Amoroso's groin strain, SPFC sawbones José Sanchez was rather gloomy about central defender Fabão, suffering from recurrent sharp pains in his left heel, and finding it difficult to walk, let alone play football...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18319
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Brazil: Santos coach Gallo to modify team that faces Palmeiras

Peixe coach Gallo has to balance the rough with the smooth in their home match against Palmeiras at the Vila Belmiro...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18318
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Brazil: Internacional's Wilson is symbol of gutsy Colorado

Internacional's hard-fought 3-2 win over Copa Libertadores runners-up Atlético Paranaense saw the birth of a new hero in the southern Colorado...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18317
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Brazil: Injury to Flamengo striker Lucas scraps signing

Centre-forward Lucas, currently playing Japan's J-League, has fallen victim to an injury that scuppers plans for the Brazilian to reinforce the Urubu attack. The player suffered a concussion in the clash between his team, FC Tokyo, and Yokohama F-Marinos...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18316
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Brazil: Fluminense's Petkovic still No. 1 penalty-taker

Fluminense saw their chances of maintaining the Brasileirão leadership disappear in a puff of smoke with the paltry draw against Coritiba last Sunday. To make matters worse, Petkovic missed a crucial penalty that would have kept the Tricolor Carioca on top...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18315
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Brazil: Botafogo coach Roth battles euphoria

The brace of wins that the Fogão have conquered have unleashed a wave of euphoria at the Rio de Janeiro club...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18314
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England: Bolton's Campo breaks foot in training, out for two months

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Ivan Campo has fractured a bone in his foot and and will be out for up to two months, the Premier League club said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18313
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Czech Republic: Poborsky steps down as Sparta Prague captain

Sparta Prague's Karel Poborsky quit as club captain before a Czech Cup third-round match, Sparta said on their website...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18312
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France: Monaco chairman in no hurry to replace Deschamps

Monaco chairman Michel Pastor will take his time before appointing a new coach to replace Didiers Deschamps, who resigned on Monday...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18311
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France: Former Marseille chairman to stand trial for embezzlement

Former Marseille chairman Robert Louis-Dreyfus has been ordered to stand trial for embezzling money at the French Ligue 1 club, Marseille prosecutors revealed...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18310
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Germany: Voeller rules out taking Leverkusen job

Rudi Voeller has ruled out taking the coaching job at Bayer Leverkusen himself, even after tasting triumph in his first match in temporary charge...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18309
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Greece: Panathinaikos release midfielder Basinas

Greece midfielder Angelos Basinas became a free agent when Panathinaikos said on their website he was being released from his contract...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18308
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Holland name provisional squad

Holland coach Marco van Basten has named a 33-man provisional squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Macedonia...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18307
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Italy: Messina defender Zanchi fails doping test

Messina defender Marco Zanchi could face a lengthy suspension after failing a doping test taken after a Serie A game last month...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18306
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US: Salt Lake's Dunseth gets two-match ban

Real Salt Lake defender Brian Dunseth has been censured with a US$1,000 fine and two-match suspension by the MLS Disciplinary Committee...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18305
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US: MLS Preview- Colorado Rapids v Real Salt Lake

Colorado welcome Real Salt Lake to Denver for the second match of the Rocky Mountain Cup, and if that's not enough of a reason to attend, it's also "Rapids Oktoberfest"...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18304
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US: MLS Preview- San Jose EarthQuakes v Chicago Fire

Are the Quakes unbeatable, or are they about due for a loss? Unbeaten in their last ten matches, and still undefeated at home, a road win seems unlikely for Chicago...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18303
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US: MLS Preview- FC Dallas v Los Angeles

Bruce Springsteen has a lyric for seasons like the one FC Dallas is having: One step up and two steps back...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18302
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US: MLS Preview- Columbus v New England

Both teams come into this match off disappointing losses, games that they both felt they should have won. The Revs lost to the Metros in a 5-4 shootout while the Crew dropped a 2-1 decision to Chicago, both games being decided in the final ten minutes...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18301
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Spain: Primera Liga Preview- Barcelona v Valencia

A significant stutter at the Vicente Calderon last weekend shifts some (and only some) of the focus from Real Madrid's catastrophic start to Barcelona's defence of their crown...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18300
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Spain: Primera Liga Midweek Preview

It's only Matchday 4 this midweek, but already La Liga is in intriguing foment with some big reputations on the line...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18299
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Italy: Serie A Preview- Udinese v Juventus

This week two teams meet in what could be a promising encounter... Udinese, the up and coming team, against Juventus, the established power whose octopus tentacles keep growing...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18298
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Italy: Serie A Preview- Roma v Parma

This week Serie A tantalises our senses with two games; one in midweek like this one and the other on the weekend. Two fallen powers who are looking for payback from a horrid season last year square off in an enticing encounter...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18297
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Italy: Serie A Preview- Chievo v Inter Milan

After easily defeating Lecce at home, Inter Milan face a much trickier test against Chievo away from home...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18296
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Italy: Serie A Preview- AC Milan v Lazio

Roman side Lazio make their way north for a huge clash against AC Milan at the San Siro...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18295
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Asian Champions League: Pas look to make history

The tie between Iran and the UAE is finely balanced, but the Persians are determined to make the step to the last four...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18294
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England: Tottenham's Carrick ruled out for two weeks with ankle injury

Tottenham Hotspur's Michael Carrick will be out for about two weeks after suffering an ankle injury, the Premier League club said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18293
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Bulgarian referee banned for three months

Bulgarian referee Cvetan Georgiev has received a three-month ban for making a string of errors during Levski Sofia's 4-4 draw against Beroe, the country's football association said...

-> http://www.isfa.com/news/?id=18292

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

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