Lithuania win over Czechs is Scotland's best hope →
Just how do you defeat Spain, one of the best international sides ever seen, if not the best? The best place to start is with Ottmar Hitzfeld, given the German was the man who guided the Swiss to that stunning win in Durban last June. “If you want to play an attacking game against Spain, you will lose by a big margin,” he said after their clash. “Our aim was to have two...
Another era of ItalJuve →
It is far from a new phenomenon for a country to call upon a large number of stars from a single club, and Italy themselves have quite the history – particularly in relation to Juventus – and it has proven to be a winning formula for them in the past. The Azzurri’s first-ever World Cup win in 1934 came in the middle of a run of five straight Scudetti for the Turin side, and the likes of...
Bruce vows to prove doubters wrong →
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has once again insisted he is the right man for the job amid fresh speculation over his future. Sources on Wearside have dismissed suggestions that Bruce’s job is under threat with Martin O’Neill being lined up to replace him at the Stadium of Light. However, there is little doubt results need to improve if the manager is to retain the support he...
Zinedine Zidane learns the A-ZZ of management →
The ex-France, Juventus and Real Madrid superstar has started a two-year university diploma at Limoges to become a manager and is dreaming of coaching Les Bleus. Zizou said: “France manager? Why not? It would not be bad. Anything is possible in life.” Current coach Laurent Blanc is not yet quaking in his boots as Zidane has two years of hard studying ahead.
Pep won't sign long-term deal →
Pep Guardiola says he does not want to be tied down to a long-term contract at Barcelona because he needs to feel free to decide his future. The 40-year-old was promoted from Barcelona’s B team in June 2008 to replace Frank Rijkaard at the helm of the senior side. Since then Guardiola has extended his contract with the reigning Spanish and European champions on a year-by-year basis, with...
Chelsea want long Andre Villas-Boas stay →
The 33-year-old former Porto boss took over at Stamford Bridge in June. Buck told BBC Sport: “We do envy Arsene Wenger at Arsenal and Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in terms of longevity, but it shouldn’t be longevity for longevity’s sake. “It has to be the right guy in the job for 10 or 15 years and, in light of Andre’s age, he may well be that guy.”...
Transfer deadline quotes of the day →
As transfer deadline day continues, BBC Sport rounds up the best of the quotes from those involved in the day’s action. “I always wanted to go to play abroad. I love football, I love watching it, I love talking about it.” Joe Cole after his move from Liverpool to Lille. “He’s a good character, a fantastic person, a proper family man, a real good pro. He’ll...
Messi, Xavi & Ronaldo up for Uefa award →
Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Xavi will fight Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo for the Uefa Best Player in Europe award after the list of nominees was announced. The inaugural award will take place in August and the final trio have been announced after a jury of 53 sports journalists representing each of the Uefa member associations scaled down the list which included Manchester...
Gabbidon deal done →
QPR have completed the signing of Danny Gabbidon following his release by West Ham. The 31-year-old defender, who made 113 appearances in six years with the Hammers, has agreed a one-year deal at Loftus Road. He becomes Rangers boss Neil Warnock’s third signing of the summer, along with fellow former Hammer Kieron Dyer and Cardiff striker Jay Bothroyd. Gabbidon told Rangers’...
Mourinho asume más poder: también es mánager... →
El Real Madrid anunció hoy que José Mourinho será, además del entrenador del primer equipo, el mánager deportivo, con lo que el portugués consiguió plenos poderes en su parcela. El Real Madrid imita así el “modelo inglés”, algo insólito en la Liga española hasta ahora, y Mourinho obtiene todo el margen de decisión en materia deportiva, desde fichajes a planificación de viajes o...
Software "Mourinho Tactical Board" ajuda futebol... →
É mais uma ferramenta de trabalho para o futebol de alta competição. Chama-se “Mourinho Tactical Board”. O GPS da táctica foi pensado pelo treinador do Real Madrid e já chegou a 180 países. O software foi desenvolvido por uma empresa de Barcelos. Read more
Bent wants N'Zogbia at Villa →
Aston Villa striker Darren Bent believes Wigan winger Charles N’Zogbia would be a “fantastic” signing for the club. Villa boss Alex McLeish is looking to bolster his squad after seeing Stewart Downing leave for Liverpool and Ashley Young for Manchester United. Last week, Wigan turned down a £9 million bid from Villa for N’Zogbia, with Latics chairman Dave Whelan seeking...
Alexis Sanchez joins Barcelona from Udinese for... →
Alexis Sanchez is set to join Barcelona from Udinese for a fee of £23m, which could rise as high as £33m. The Chilean winger, who will undergo a medical on Monday, has signed a five-year deal with the La Liga and Champions League holders. Sanchez, 22, was voted Serie A’s best player last season having scored 12 times in 31 games. Sanchez, who has 40 caps for Chile, signed for Udinese in...
Ronaldo hat-trick propels Real Madrid win →
Cristiano Ronaldo scored three goals in a devastating nine minute second-half spell on Wednesday to propel Spanish giants Real Madrid to a 3-0 victory over Mexico’s Chivas Guadalajara. Ronaldo, a former world footballer of the year, was thwarted by Chivas keeper Luis Michel in the first half of the friendly. Michel stopped one of the Portuguese star’s signature free kicks in the...
Udinese confirm Barcelona deal for Sanchez →
The Serie A outfit have finalised a deal with the European champions for the Chile international, with an official announcement to be made in the coming days. Barcelona have reached an agreement with Udinese over the signing of Alexis Sanchez, according to Gino Pozzo, the son of Udinese club owner Giampaolo Pozzo. Speaking with Spanish radio station RAC1 upon his arrival on Wednesday at...
Mourinho Tactical Board for iPad on the iTunes App... →
Learn more, read reviews, and download Mourinho Tactical Board by Brandit on the iTunes App Store. See this product
Gunners complete Gervinho signing →
Arsenal have completed the signing of striker Gervinho from Lille for an undisclosed fee, reported to be around £10.5 million. The Gunners announced last week a deal had been agreed and the paperwork has now been approved, with Gervinho penning what Arsenal would only describe as a “long-term contract”. Gervinho, who helped Lille to win the Ligue 1 and Coupe de France double last...
Man City manager Mancini expects Aguero... →
Manchester City are closing in on a deal to sign Atletico Madrid’s Sergio Aguero, BBC Sport understands. The move comes despite the deadlock in Carlos Tevez’s proposed move to Brazilian outfit Corinthians. The Tevez transfer is on hold after the Brazilian side contradicted City boss Roberto Mancini’s claim that a deal had been agreed. Ler mais
David Beckham: "I'll prove I'm still the Real... →
Becks and his LA Galaxy team-mates are gearing up for the World Football Challenge in the States, which also features Premier League champions Manchester United. And the England international is looking forward to proving he can still cut it among the best players in the world. Beckham, who starred for Madrid from 2003 to 2007, said: “I spent four amazing years at Real Madrid. Read more
Jay Bothroyd joins Queens Park Rangers on free... →
Premier League newcomers Queens Park Rangers have signed England striker Jay Bothroyd on a free transfer. The 28-year-old, who left Cardiff during the summer, has signed a three-year deal at Loftus Road. “I think this club is heading in the right direction and has got a lot of ambition,” said Bothroyd. Read more
Wolves set to announce Johnson deal →
Wolves are set to parade Birmingham central defender Roger Johnson as their third signing of the summer on Wednesday morning in a near-£7million deal. Wolves are holding a press conference at their Compton training ground to announce the signing of the former Cardiff player - barring any last-minute hitches. The clubs have agreed a fee while Johnson has agreed personal terms and passed a...
Beckham to face United →
David Beckham is set to play against former club Manchester United after being named in the Major League Soccer All-Star squad to face the Red Devils later this month. Beckham, whose wife Victoria has just given birth to their fourth child Harper Seven, returned to Old Trafford in May to take part in Gary Neville’s testimonial and will rub shoulders with some of his old United colleagues...
Tecnologia para treinadores do futuro →
José Mourinho já não conta apenas com a ajuda dos portugueses Cristiano Ronaldo, Ricardo Carvalho, ou Pepe, para triunfar. O treinador do Real Madrid conta agora também com a ajuda da empresa portuguesa Forward Green, que desenvolveu o chamado “Training to Play”, um instrumento precioso para testar e armazenar táticas de jogo. Uma das imagens associadas a José Mourinho são os seus...
Inter's Philippe Coutinho has no intention of... →
Inter midfielder Philippe Coutinho insists he will not be leaving the club following reports he could be shipped out on loan this summer. Bologna have been linked with his services for next season as he struggled to impose himself under former coach Leonardo last term. Read more
Di Matteo happy to be number two →
Former West Brom boss Robert Di Matteo insists he will have no problems working as number two under new Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas. The Italian, sacked at The Hawthorns in February despite having won promotion the previous season, was unveiled as part of the new backroom staff at Stamford Bridge, where he spent six successful years as a player before injury forced him to retire in 2002. ...
10 reasons why you should watch the 2011 Copa... →
Showcasing the very best of South American football, the Copa America is a true festival of what has been dubbed ‘The Beautiful Game’. This July, 12 teams will fight for the right to be crowned continental champions, over 28 hard-fought games finishing with the final in River Plate’s legendary Estadio Monumental. Despite the presence of some of the world’s best teams,...
Newcastle sign Mehdi Abeid from French side Lens →
Newcastle United have completed the signing of France Under-19 international Mehdi Abeid from French club Lens. The 18-year-old midfielder has signed a five-year deal with the Magpies after impressing while on trial at the club. Reserve team manager Peter Beardsley said: “We are delighted to bring Mehdi to the club. Read more
Larsson aiming for Europe →
Sebastian Larsson has told his new Sunderland team-mates they should be aiming for Europe next season as Steve Bruce continues his summer overhaul. The 26-year-old Sweden midfielder formally completed his free transfer move from Birmingham on Friday morning when he signed a three-year deal at the Stadium of Light. Larsson told SAFC TV: “It’s a big club with big ambitions. We have...
Nani happy at 'world's best club' →
Manchester United winger Nani has dismissed talk of a move to Barcelona by insisting that he is currently playing for the best club in the world. There has been growing speculation about Nani’s future at Old Trafford following the arrival of Ashley Young, but the Portugal international has already stressed his determination to fight for his place. Read more
Onyewu joins Sporting CP →
US international defender Oguchi Onyewu has signed a three-year contract with Portuguese giants Sporting CP, ending his difficult two-season spell with Italian champions AC Milan. The club confirmed the deal to YA. “Oguchi Onyewu is the latest reinforcement of Sporting,” the team announced through their website. “The American central defender has signed a contract with the...
Bruce turns attention to Gardner →
Sunderland boss Steve Bruce was on Wednesday night working to tie up a move for midfielder Craig Gardner after landing teenage striker Connor Wickham. The Black Cats quickly put their delight at seeing off the competition to snatch the 18-year-old Ipswich frontman in an £8million swoop on Wednesday to one side to concentrate on a man they hope will be one of his team-mates next season. ...
Official: Real Madrid announce signing of Lens'... →
Real Madrid have announced they have completed the signing of RC Lens defender Raphael Varane for an undisclosed fee. The France Under-21 international passed a medical with Real Madrid earlier on Monday and has penned a contract until 2017 with the club. Varane, who made his professional debut for Lens only last year, has established himself as one of France’s most promising youth...
Gardner deal to be done in 24 hours →
Craig Gardner is set to end his 18-month spell with Birmingham in the next 24 hours and complete a £5million move to Sunderland, Press Association Sport understands. Birmingham fan Gardner admitted it was “a dream come true” when he made the move from local rivals Aston Villa to St Andrew’s during the January 2010 transfer window in a £3million deal. He celebrated by finishing...
Official: Inter appoint Gian Piero Gasperini as... →
Inter have announced that Gian Piero Gasperini is new coach after the 53-year-old signed a two-year deal, the club said via a statement on Friday. After plenty of speculation surrounding who would come in, a note on the club’s official website reads: “Gian Piero Gasperini is the new Inter coach. The official announcement will arrive once all the bureaucratic formalities are...
Mourinho Tactical Board ganha actualização na... →
O software chama-se Mourinho Tactical Board e foi desenvolvido pela tecnológica portuguesa Forward Green para o treinador José Mourinho, mas actualmente já é usado por profissionais desta área em cerca de 160 países, em “praticamente todo o mundo”. O balanço é feito por Pedro Araújo, director da empresa, que lançou a primeira versão deste quadro táctico digital a 16 de Abril. Depois...
Uma empresa portuguesa desenvolveu um software especificamente para ajudar o trabalho de campo de José mourinho no Real Madrid. O programa, criado com base em inputs do próprio Mourinho, está a ser utilizado em todo o mundo, por pessoas que poderão beneficiar do know-how do Special One. “Mourinho Tactical Board” Chama-se “Mourinho Tactical Board” e é um software totalmente desenvolvido em...
Chelsea confirm Villas-Boas deal →
Chelsea have confirmed the appointment of former Porto coach Andre Villas-Boas as their new manager. The 33-year-old has signed a three-year contract with the Stamford Bridge club after resigning from his post with Porto on Tuesday. Read more
Celtic boss Neil Lennon to sign improved contract →
Celtic manager Neil Lennon is expected to put pen to paper on a new contract by the end of the week. Lennon has been on a six-month rolling deal since becoming permanent manager last summer, having been caretaker boss for the end of season 2009/10. His representatives have been locked in talks with the club and a deal has now been agreed in principle. Read more
Porto boss set for Chelsea →
Managerless Chelsea have agreed to pay the release clause for Porto boss Andre Villas-Boas, according to reports in Portugal. The west London club are looking to fill the vacancy created by the sacking of Carlo Ancelotti at the end of last season and speculation suggests they have targeted Villas-Boas, who led Porto to the domestic double and Europa League success last term. The 33-year-old...
Real Madrid join Raphael Varane hunt →
Real Madrid are considering making a move for Lens defender Raphael Varane, who has been linked with a €10.5 million move to Manchester United. L’Equipe reports that the Spanish giants will use Zinedine Zidane’s French connections to lure the 18-year-old to the Santiago Bernabeu. The World Cup winner is an advisor to Madrid president Florentino Perez, and it is believed that he...
Champions start at West Brom →
Manchester United will start their defence of their Barclays Premier League title with a trip to West Brom. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men are at The Hawthorns on August 13, with their next two games at Old Trafford against Tottenham and Arsenal. The champions round off the campaign on May 13 with a match at Sunderland. The Gunners start with a match at Newcastle - a contest which finished in a...
Ray Wilkins: Sturridge can be 'exceptional talent'... →
Daniel Sturridge has been tipped to become one of the Premier League’s most potent strikers by former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins. Sturridge led the line for England in their opening European Under-21 Championship match against Spain on Sunday. Strike partner Danny Welbeck scored the equaliser in a 1-1 draw, but Sturridge showed plenty of class at the top end of the pitch. Read...
Real Madrid looks to speed up Coentrão deal →
Real Madrid will finalise a deal with Benfica for left-back Fabio Coentrao in the next few days, Spanish news daily Marca claims. The Spanish giants have been strongly linked with Coentrao since the end of last season, with the player himself making no secret of his wish to work under compatriot Jose Mourinho. The two clubs have been locked in talks over the last weeks about the transfer fee,...
GPS de táctica com selo especial (PT) →
“Não é por acaso que José Mourinho é o melhor treinador do Mundo.” A sentença é de Luís Campos, agora menos próximo dos bancos, mas com uma experiência acumulada que lhe permitiu ser o elo de ligação entre o técnico do Real Madrid e a equipa informática que desenvolveu a aplicação inovadora. O Special One sentiu necessidade de “criar uma ferramenta que permitisse, de forma...
Official: Miroslav Klose signs two-year deal with... →
Experienced attacker Miroslav Klose has joined Serie A outfit Lazio on a two-year deal after passing his medical, the Italian side have confirmed on their official website. The capital club were eager to add some more depth to their front line ahead of the 2011-12 campaign in order to be ready to compete in three competitions following their Europa League qualification, and head coach Edy Reja...
USA 2-0 Canada: Altidore & Dempsey on target →
The USA claimed first place in Gold Cup Group C on Tuesday following their 2-0 win against Canada. On home soil in Detroit, the Stars and Stripes managed to have long spells in possession, but their opportunities on goal were limited. The USA nonetheless took the lead on 15 minutes as Jozy Altidore ran onto Landon Donovan’s through ball and fired a low drive that slipped under Lars...
Reds agree Henderson deal →
Liverpool have finally made the breakthrough in their £20million move for Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson. Press Association Sport understands the deal, which would see striker David Ngog travelling in the opposite direction, has been completed subject to medicals for both players on Wednesday. The news comes after days of frenzied speculation, with the Reds seemingly determined to get...
Jol is the new Fulham boss →
The former Tottenham boss, 55, replaces Mark Hughes who resigned last Thursday after one season at the helm. Jol has agreed an initial two-year deal at Craven Cottage with the option of a further 12 months. He said: “I am very happy to join Fulham Football Club, a wonderful traditional club. “It is a club with good, solid foundations and a great fan base. Read more