Category: International Sports
Arsenal’s Champions League ambitions are over for another season, despite a gutsy away win at Bayern Munich. Olivier Giroud converted Theo Walcott’s cross in the third minute as the Gunners quickly reduced the 3-1 deficit from the first leg. Arsenal keeper Lukasz Fabianski denied Bayern’s Arjen Robben after the break. Laurent Koscielny’s 86th-minute header left
Ryan Giggs has signed a new one-year contract with Manchester United. The 39-year-old winger’s deal will tie him to the Old Trafford club until June 2014 and complete his 23rd season as a first-team player. Former Wales skipper Giggs made his United debut on 2 March 1991 and has scored 168 goals in 931 appearances.
West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster has made himself available for England selection again, potentially ending a two-year absence from the national team. Foster, 29, announced in 2011 that he was taking a break from international football for an indefinite period. Ben Foster facts Age: 29 Position: Goalkeeper Clubs: Racing Club Warwick, Stoke City, Manchester
Chelsea interim boss Rafael Benitez says he has an “excellent” relationship with owner Roman Abramovich and will remain at the club until the summer. The Spaniard criticised some of the club’s fans following Wednesday’s 2-0 FA Cup win at Middlesbrough and also said he would leave in May. “My relationship with Roman is very good,”
Chelsea will face Manchester United in the FA Cup quarter-finals after comfortably beating Championship side Middlesbrough at the Riverside. Chances were limited on a freezing night on Teesside as Scott McDonald headed wide for the hosts in the first half before Petr Cech spilled Mustapha Carayol’s shot. Chelsea made the breakthrough after the interval when
Real Madrid inflicted a painful 3-1 defeat on rivals Barcelona, completing a 4-2 aggregate win in the Copa del Rey semi-final second-leg in the Nou Camp. Cristiano Ronaldo picked himself up after Gerard Pique’s foul to score from the spot and Barca struggled to reply. Lionel Messi curled just wide but his side were caught
Michael Laudrup spoke of his pride after guiding Swansea City to their first major trophy win after lifting the Capital One Cup. The Welsh outfit entered Sunday’s showdown with League Two giant-killers Braford City at Wembley Stadium as overwhelming favourites, but aware that an upset could be on the cards. In the end, the Swans
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini said his team’s 2-0 win over Chelsea was a vital one and has not ruled out hope of catching Manchester United. Superb goals by Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez, following Frank Lampard’s penalty miss, earned victory which means City trail Premier League leaders Manchester United by 12 points. There are
Arsene Wenger admitted Arsenal will have to make ‘the impossible, possible’ if they are to overcome a first-leg humbling by Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. The Emirates Stadium club suffered a 3-1 defeat in north London through goals from Toni Kroos, Thomas Muller and Mario Mandzukic, with only Lukas
Fifa has confirmed goal-line technology will be used at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The system was successfully trialled at the Club World Cup in December, and is being used for this summer’s Confederations Cup. Fifa president Sepp Blatter had previously stated his commitment to bringing in goal-line technology for the tournament in Brazil.