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Colombia Call-Up

The intent of Jorge Luis Pinto´s 22-man roster leaves no doubt as to his intent.   A six-point sweep would put them in second place in the standings since Argentina will face Paraguay next weekend.   The six points would leave them only nine points away from the magic number of 25 […]

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UEFA Cup First Round Draw Result

The UEFA Cup first-round draw was held on Friday and there are a number of interesting new faces in the competition. One of those teams is Dutch side FC Twente, who as we’ve detailed in previous posts, is now coached by former England boss Steve McClaren. Twente, who were entered […]

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Unhappy Triad For Koné

Without the season started Sevilla already bad news comes again. The biggest signing in club’s history will not be available for the rest of the year as he will have to endure a severe knee injury. Arouna Kone’s career is now in jeopardy after suffering a severe knee injury in […]

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Round of 16 Predictions

Here are my picks to go through to the quarter-finals. Liverpool v InternazionaleOlmypiacos v ChelseaRoma v Real MadridSchalke v PortoArsenal v MilanLyon v Manchester UnitedFenerbahce v SevillaCeltic v Barcelona I could see Roma or Fenerbache advancing from their matches, those two ties were the hardest for me to pick a […]

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The smoke clears

…and we are left with 16 teams. The knockout phase pairings will be drawn on December 21 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. The complete list of teams heading into the draw is posted below: 2007/08 UEFA Champions LeagueRound of 16 – to be played 19/20 February and 4/5 March Group […]

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Matchday 5 – Tuesday Preview

With Euro 2008 qualifying put to rest and a round of domestic games under their belts, Europe’s top clubs return their focus to the Champions League for Matchday 5. This round of games should clarify which teams will progress though who will finish first or second will come down to […]

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Old Rivalries Renewed in the Group Stage

Thursday’s draw for the group stages was made at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco and sees some of last season’s knockout stage matchups grouped together. For example, Roma will be offered the chance to avenge the 7-1 drubbing they suffered against Manchester United. Those two are paired along with Sporting […]

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Sevilla’s Puerta dead at age 22

As we reported yesterday, Sevilla midfielder Antonio Puerta collapsed during a Primera Liga match on Saturday. Today brought the sad news that Puerta has died, just three days later. He had suffered a heart attack and had been on life support since Saturday. What makes this even sadder is that […]

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Sevilla’s Stylish Start

As The Gaffer already mentioned Sevilla kicked off their season on Saturday with a 4-1 win over Getafe. While I had been looking forward to the Madrid derby, I decided to watch the Sevilla-Getafe match and was not disappoined at all. The game had plenty of excitement, flair and talking […]

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Weekend Preview – August 24th, 2007

La Liga kicks off this weekend and I am going to highlight three games. We start things off with a bang as the Madrid derby sees Real host Atlético. It has been revealed that new signings Arjen Robben and Gabriel Heinze will not make their Real Madrid debuts despite my […]

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