Henryk Kasperczak and Michel Dussuyer, the head coaches of the Mali and Guinea national soccer teams respectively, were irked by the CAF’s rule of using lots to determine the runners up to Ivory Coast in Group D.
Two balls inside a pot, each with the name of a team – that’s how the runners up of Group D, and the team to follow group winners Ivory Coast to the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations, will be determined at a Malabo hotel on Thursday. Regardless of the fact that this is a procedure that is well stipulated for this kind of situation, the tacticians were adamant that drawing lots was... Read the rest of the article »
NBCUniversal’s Hispanic cable network mun2, which transforms into NBC UNIVERSO on Feb. 1, continues its coverage of the 2014/2015 season of the Premier League with three can’t be missed matchups this weekend.
The action commences on mun2 on Sat., Jan. 31, with Manchester United vs Leicester City, at 9:55 a.m. ET / 6:55 a.m. PT; followed by Chelsea vs. Manchester City, at 12:25 p.m. ET / 9:25 a.m. PT. Capping off the action and starting an exciting slate of top-quality sports programming on NBC UNIVERSO on Sun. Feb. 1, at 8:25 a.m. ET / 5:25 a.m. PT, will be Arsenal vs. Aston Villa.
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León’s new coach, Juan Antonio Pizzi, is determined to make changes to the lineup and put his personal stamp on the team, while Chiapas hopes for its first win away from home this season on Saturday, January 31 at 9PM/8C/6PT on Telemundo
Deportes Telemundo presents Week 4 of the 2015 Liga MX Torneo Clausura with León vs. Chiapas this Saturday, January 31 at 9PM/8C/6PT on Telemundo. The experienced Sammy Sadovnik and former Chivas de Guadalajara star Manuel Sol will narrate the action live from León, Guanajuato. Fans can also catch Saturday’s game on DeportesTelemundo.com digital platforms and the Deportes Telemundo... Read the rest of the article »
Following a spirited AFCON group stage recovery and entry into the knockout rounds, the Group C best XI by renowned football stats firm WhoScored.com is heavily populated by the Black Stars.
After an eventful Group Stage for Ghana at this year's Africa Cup of Nations, a quintet of Ghana's players have been featured in the Group C best XI by renowned statistics firm WhoScored.com. This is effectively almost half the players in the 4-4-2 lineup on WhoScored.com's Group C team.
After a 2-1 defeat against Senegal that occured in the most embarassing of circumstances, the Black Stars... Read the rest of the article »
Les Parisiens could have to do without their star attacker if he is found guilty of violent conduct.
Despite enjoying a relatively comfortable dominance for the past two seasons, this campaign has not been the easiest for reigning Ligue 1 champions PSG.
Les Parisiens are currently in third place with 44 points, four behind league leaders Lyon and behind bitter rivals Marseille on goal difference. This perhaps not surprisingly coincides with Zlatan Ibrahimovic's struggles so far, with the talismanic... Read the rest of the article »
The Blues will have to face off against fellow title contenders Manchester City without the addition of their key player.
Ahead of the mouth-watering clash with fellow title contenders Manchester City, Chelsea fans will certainly not be pleased with this recent bit of news.
Diego Costa, who has been in top form since signing from Atletico Madrid this summer, could be facing a three match ban after being determined to have engaged in violent conduct following Chelsea's clash with Liverpool during the two sides... Read the rest of the article »
Neymar's antics were too much for Atletico to handle, while referee Gil Manzano had dubious calls complicating things for both teams.
Atletico Madrid and Barcelona did not let anyone down during their Copa del Rey matchup. Los Blaugranas saw themselves trailing twice, as Fernando Torres scored another first minute goal, just like he did against Real Madrid. Neymar equalized after seven minutes, but the other star of this game would make his first appearance of the night.
Referee Gil Manzano awarded a penalty kick for Atletico... Read the rest of the article »
Bayern will travel to Wolfsburg on January 30th for their 18th fixture of the 2014-15 Bundesliga season. Check the live TV and online streaming broadcast listings for Wolfsburg vs Bayern below.
The Bundesliga kicks off on Friday with a clash between its top two teams. Wolfsburg sits 11 points behind Bayern after two draws in their previous three Bundesliga matches. Wolfsburg, following their 2009 Bundesliga triumph, were expected to hold on to their status as regular title challengers considering their financial backing from Volkswagen; however, they have been disappointing in recent... Read the rest of the article »
The Welsh wingman denied rumors surrounding a possible move to Old Trafford, assuring he wants to win as many trophies as possible with Los Blancos.
Despite rumors about a possible transfer, Gareth Bale stated in an interview he is happy playing with Real Madrid, and it's his wish to continue with Los Blancos as many years as possible. The Welshman denied being interested in playing for Manchester United, since we wants to live up to his contract with the current La Liga leaders.
"I can't imagine myself at Manchester United. In a recent... Read the rest of the article »
With the January transfer window closing to an end, find out which players could be switching sides before the transfer deadline.
Robin Van Persie is not sure about his future with Manchester United. The Dutch striker has denied the club offered him a new contract, since his commitment with the club ends with the 2016 season. If rumors that surround the former Arsenal player are true, then his career could very well continue with Inter Milan or Juventus, teams that have shown interest in signing the laureated player.
Despite... Read the rest of the article »
Brazilian defender joins Arsenal on a three-year deal. Joe Campbell goes to Villarreal on a loan
Up until a few days ago, Brazilian Gabriel Pauilista saw himself with Villarreal for at least the second half of the season. Today, per Arsene Wenger’s request, he is the newest Gunner.
The 24-year-old wore his Arsenal gear for the first time on Wednesday morning. Something he barely saw coming in his wildest dreams while playing for Vitória in Brazil.
"I come from a... Read the rest of the article »
The former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Barcelona player wants to 'give something back to football after all it gave to him for so many years'.
Portuguese legend Luis Figo revealed today his intention to become FIFA's President. The former Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Barcelona player stated that the mystery over Michael Garcia's report regarding the World Cup bids of Russia and Qatar helped him decide about a possible candidacy.
"After that report was not published I think that was the moment of change and the moment I thought... Read the rest of the article »
Ivory Coast vs. Cameroon is yet another one of the most highly anticipated clashes of Africa Cup of Nations 2015. Who will roar or trumpet the louder, the Lions or the Elephants?
Ivory Coast’s qualification campaign was not a convincing one, and the trend seems to have continued into the group stage. After finishing a whole four points behind eventual group D winners Cameroon in the previous round, all the games the Elephants have played so far have ended as dull 1-1 draws. It would appear the ghost from their 4-3 embarrassment at the hands on DR Congo in Abidjan during... Read the rest of the article »
Since it opened its doors in 1947 Los Merengues have played in Santiago Bernabeu. When the remodeling is done, it will only keep Bernabeu.
Money can buy a lot of things and it did help Cepsa, a Spanish energy company, to be part of the new name for a historic stadium. Rumor has it that Real Madrid’s home will soon be either “Abu Dhabi Bernabeu”or "Cepsa Bernabeu".
The club with the most Champions League titles (10), agreed to sell the naming rights for £15m a year. Companies like Coca-Cola and... Read the rest of the article »
The Portuguese star will not be available for games against Real Sociedad and Sevilla. CR7 should be back in action for the Madrilène derby.
After slapping Cordoba defender Jose Angel Crespo, kicking Edimar and landing another punch on Crespo, Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for two games. Hence, he will only miss league clashes against Real Sociedad and Sevilla but return for the titanic Madrid Derby on February 7th, two days after his 30th birthday. The two-match ban sounds as a controversial call due to the importance of Real Madrid's... Read the rest of the article »
Barcelona will travel to Madrid on January 28th for the second leg of their Quarter-final fixture of the 2014-15 Copa del Rey. Check the live TV and online streaming broadcast listings for Atletico Madrid vs Barcelona below.
The second leg of the Copa del Rey Quarter-finals will have Barcelona's aim to extend their dominance over Atletico Madrid in 2015, while Los Colchoneros fight for their survival and against the odds, which favor the Blaugrana side throughout the years.
Barcelona's 1-0 victory over Simeone's crew at Camp Nou puts them in a perfect position to make it into the semi-finals, while Atletico may... Read the rest of the article »
Bottom-placed Parma will welcome league leaders Juventus on Wednesday, January 28th for their quarter-final Coppa Italia meeting. Find TV listings & online streaming for Parma vs. Juventus in the Coppa Italia here.
40. That is the number of points that separate the two sides--Parma and Juventus--prior to this evening's quarter-final Coppa Italia clash. Last season, Roberto Donadoni's men finished in 6th place. This time, though, they have just earned nine points from 20 matches and sit dead last in the table, with a measly three wins, one sole stalemate, and a disappointing 16 losses so far, including a 2-1 reversal... Read the rest of the article »
Tottenham will face Sheffield United in the second leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final on Wednesday, the 28th of January at the Bramall Lane.
Tottenham will start the match with a one goal advantage after a second half penalty from Andros Townsend gave them a win in the first leg. The victory did not come easy for the home side and they will surely be feeling the pressure especially after being at the receiving end of a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Leicester last time out.
It was Townsend who once again opened up the scoring from the... Read the rest of the article »
Despite committing two heinous fouls, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has jumped to the Spaniard's defense, claiming their to be a campaign against his striker.
Diego Costa, the English Premier League's top-scorer, failed to make the score sheet in Tuesday's second leg semi final game between Chelsea and Liverpool, but he definitely left his mark on the game. LITERALLY, that is.
The former Atletico Madrid man was in the heat of all the scuffles when the Blues hosted the Merseyside club. After a 1-1 draw in the first leg at Anfield, the Stamford Bridge... Read the rest of the article »
Hoping to win their 27th Copa del Rey, Barcelona will try to make some of these stats part of their game against Atletico. Find out which numbers favor Los Culés.
With Real Madrid out of the equation, it seems like Barcelona's chances of winning their 27th Copa del Rey will substancially increase if they win tomorrow. But before they can plan their semi-final match or their trophy celebration, these are some facts that support the theory of Los Blaugranas reaching the next stage and eventually winning the tournament.
In the current Copa del Rey, Barcelona... Read the rest of the article »