1. Real Madrid Beaten But Not Out

    In the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup, Valencia took the edge on defending league champions Real Madrid going in to the second leg of the Cup after a 3-2 victory in the Mestalla stadium on Sunday night...

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  2. A European Roundup: The New Season Brings New Hope?

    So for the first roundup of the new season I will look at England, Spain and Italy... It has been a busy summer, I hope that all you Bleacher souls are refreshed and good to go.....

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  3. Spain: Del Bosque Picks His First Squad

    Vicente Del Bosque named his first squad since taking over from Luis Aragonés, with four new faces in the group of 22 who will face Denmark in a friendly match next week...

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  4. Frank Lampard: Englishmen and Foreign Shores

    Frank Lampard’s decision to sign a new contract with Chelsea and shun the advances of Inter Milan was hardly a surprise.The midfielder made a wise choice if he based the decision on the previous experiences of English players in Italy...

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  5. Spain's National Soccer Teams

    Spain's under-21 side will be playing an important European qualifier against Russia on Aug. 20, the day before the full international side's friendly against Denmark. The match will take place in Moscow, and the following 18 players have been selected...

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  6. An EPL Soap Opera

    Manchester United fans once popularised the old Monty Python song ‘Always look on the bright side of life’ as a stadium chant but it is their neighbours at Manchester City for whom ...

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  7. Ronaldinho Revival? Don’t Speak Too Soon

    Ronaldinho's two-goal performance against New Zealand in Sunday's Olympic Games has already been hailed as some sort of revival after his miserable last season with Barcelona...

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  8. A Spanish Acquisition

    It's all over—or is it? Cristian Ronaldo announced a couple of days ago that he has decided to stay at Manchester United, ending the long-running rumours about a possible move to Real Madrid...

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  9. Argentina Could Pay High Price for Messi Deal

    Argentina could yet pay a heavy price for the deal which has allowed Lionel Messi to play at the Olympic Games...

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  10. Brazil: Dunga Far From Happy

    If there was an Olympic gold medal for whining then Dunga, coach of the Brazilian soccer team, would be among the early contenders...

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  11. Friendlies No More

    Friendlies no more... ya beauty! Celtic have played their last friendly which was against EPL side Man City. They tied at Celtic Park 1-1 with Celtic’s only goal came from Paul McGowan...

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  12. Favre Traded To Jets

    The Green Bay Packers have dealt quarterback Brett Favre to the New York Jets in exchange for conditional draft picks...

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  13. La Liga: Credit Crunch

    This looks like being one of the quietest summers on record for the transfer market. The economic crisis appears to be hitting home in Spain, with Barcelona the only club to really "flash the cheque book" up to now...

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  14. Favre on the move?

    Brett Favre’s return to Lambeau Field may be a short one as the trade rumours surrounding the Green Bay Packers’ legend grew on Tuesday with Tampa Bay and the New York Jets both mentioned as potential destinations...

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  15. Breaking News: Barca Win Messi Appeal

    News just out that the Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled in favour of Barcelona and decided they will not have to release Argentine forward Lionel Messi for the Olympics...

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  16. Olympic Soccer Is a Serious Business—Just Ask The Flea

    The Olympic soccer tournament, which starts on Thursday, has enjoyed unprecedented publicity in the run-up to Beijing, unwittingly helped by the belligerent attitude of the European clubs...

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  17. La Liga Update: Valencia's Internal Struggles

    Valencia were the team in the news this week, with boardroom shenanigans which make some of the top television soaps look tame...

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  18. Lynch Leaves Broncos

    Nine-time Pro Bowl safety John Lynch has left the Denver Broncos. Head coach Mike Shanahan told the 16-year veteran that he could not guarantee him a permanent starting role. "He wants to play every down," Shanahan said Thursday...

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  19. JaMarcus Russell and Darren McFadden Have a "Major Impact" at Training Camp

    The Oakland Raiders have spent their last two first-round draft picks on a quarterback and running back; a pairing that they believe will lead them to glory...

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  20. The Unveiling Of The Champions Flag

    Celtic has announced that Rosemary Burns, the late Tommy Burns’ wife, will be hoisting the 2007/2008 SPL Champions Flag over Celtic Park on August 10 during the prematch festivities before opening day...

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  21. Green Bay Masterplan: The Favre Set-Up?

    Brett Favre met with Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy at Favre’s home in Mississippi. Murphy asked the QB not to file his reinstatement papers to give the team time to deal Favre to another team...

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  22. Messi Takes a Step Closer to Beijing

    Barcelona’s Argentine forward Lionel Messi took a step closer to Beijing on Wednesday when FIFA ruled that clubs are obliged to release players aged 23 or under to play at the Olympics...

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  23. Andrei Arshavin Snubs Roma

    Russia’s Euro 2008 star Andrei Arshavin has ruled out a move to Serie A giants Roma as reports suggest that he favors a move to England. The Zenit St. Petersburg striker is a target for Tottenham, but Arsenal has shown an interest recently as well.

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  24. Clarence Seedorf Gets Best Player Award

    What a nice way to start the 2008/09 season for Clarence Seedorf.First, Seedorf got to keep his hard-earned Number 10, and now he was even selected as the "Best Player of the Team" in a tournament...

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  25. Celtic and Sevilla to Duke It out for Barca Wunder-Kid

    Celtic have been linked with 20-year-old Barcelona midfielder Marc Crosas, however it seems we will be competing for his services with Barca’s La Liga rival Sevilla...

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