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Berlin to host 2015 UEFA Champions League final
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Berlin will host the UEFA Champions League final for the first time after the Olympic Stadium was announced as the host of the 2015 final.
It will be the eighth time Germany has hosted the final with Munich, Stuttgart and Gelsenkirchen all having been chosen in the competition's history in both its guises - the European Cup and the Champions League.

The 74,000-seater stadium in the German capital is the home of recently promoted Hertha Berlin but has never been used for a major European final, despite hosting the Olympics in 1936 and the World Cup final in 2006.

The National Stadium in Warsaw was announced as the host of the 2015 UEFA Europa League final, the first time ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 700 Added: Sky Date: 23.05.2013 - 18:28

Ferdinand extends Manchester United deal
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Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has signed a new one-year contract at Old Trafford.
The former Leeds United and West Ham man has made 432 appearances for the club since his debut in 2002, having signed for a then British record of 30 million pounds from Elland Road. 
Ferdinand decided to end his international career last week in order to prolong his time at Old Trafford, having withdrawn from Roy Hodgson's squad to face San Marino and Montenegro in March due to a conflict in fitness schedules.
He told United's official website: "I am delighted to have signed a new contract. Whwouldn'want to play in this fantastic team in front of 75,000 fans each week, it has been an incredible journey and I am gl ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 553 Added: Sky Date: 23.05.2013 - 18:27

Rodgers wants quick decision on Carroll future
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes any decision on Andy Carroll's future will be made quickly.
Carroll has been on loan at West Ham this season in an attempt to play regularly, with Rodgers not seeing the forward as part of his first-team plans. 

With a 15 million-pound bid for Carroll from West Ham reported to have been accepted by Anfield bosses, the former Newcastle United man may be set for a permanent move to the capital and Rodgers is keen for the situation to be resolved quickly.

"At the start of the season the whole thing was about going and getting games because he wasn't going to be a starter here," he told The Guardian.
Category: News Views: 541 Added: Sky Date: 23.05.2013 - 18:25

Kagawa wants European success
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Shinji Kagawa wants improved European performances for Manchester United after being inspired by Borussia Dortmund's success.
The ex-Dortmund midfielder picked up a Premier League winner's medal with his new club this season but they were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League by Real Madrid.

Dortmund have performed above expectations in the competition in reaching the final and the Japan international admitted that watching his former club do so well has made him determined to do better in Europe next season.

"I want to play better in the Champions League next season because I've been inspired to see Dortmund make it to the final," he told United's official Japanese si ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 630 Added: Sky Date: 23.05.2013 - 18:24

Mata hopes for Mourinho arrival
Juan Mata has hailed Jose Mourinho as "one of the best" managers and is hopeful that he will return to Stamford Bridge.
The Spanish forward signed for Chelsea in August 2011 and although he has won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and FA Cup during his time at the club, he has yet to lift the Premier League trophy.

Mourinho's departure from Real Madrid by mutual consent was confirmed on Monday by president Florentino Perez, leaving him free to return to London after five years away.

In his first spell in charge the Portuguese won two league titles, the FA Cup and two League Cups, and Mata hopes that if he does return to the club he will inspire them to win more silve ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 568 Added: Sky Date: 23.05.2013 - 18:21

Demel proud of West Ham´s home record
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West Ham's Guy Demel said he and his team-mates are proud of their impressive home record this season.
This campaign has seen West Ham lose just four times at Upton Park in the Premier League and Demel believes their pride in this record supplied them with the motivation for their 4-2 win over Reading. 

The Hammers secured a top-10 finish and kept up their impressive home record with the victory and Demel said the team were determined to finish the season on a high. 

"We knew that Reading wouldn't give us the game, that they would try to come back after half-time and give us a hard time," he told the club's official website. 
Category: News Views: 551 Added: Sky Date: 23.05.2013 - 18:19

Eredivisie: Twente Vs Utrecht - Betting Tip
eredivisieFC Twente Vs FC Utrecht – On Thursday evening will be played an interesting match in the Dutch Eredivisie, and it is the first final game of the playoffs for placement in the Europe league. In fact, once Twente and Utrecht eliminated in the semi-finals with two wins over Groningen and Heerenveen, which ended the regular season on sixth and fifth place, respectively, will play against each other. Regarding their mutual games, Utrecht was more successful because it won 4-2 in an away game, while at home draw 1-1. Begins: 23.05.2013 – 20:45 CET

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But we must bear in mind that Twente before that had three successive league wins over Utrecht, so their suppor ... Read more »
Category: Betting Tips Views: 1191 Added: Better Date: 23.05.2013 - 13:19

Eredivisie: Twente - Utrecht
eredivisieUtrecht's six-match winning run will be tested at Twente in the first leg of the Eredivisie's UEFA Europa League play-off final on Thursday.
Utrecht – who finished the regular season in fifth – were one of four teams split into the UEFA Europa League play-offs and they accounted for Heerenveen in the semi-final stage, winning 3-1 on aggregate.

They will enter the decider in a terrific vein of form, which was sparked by a 6-0 defeat at AZ Alkmaar last month.

Since then, Utrecht have scored 15 goals in six matches, with the form of 24-year-old midfielder Jens Toornstra – who has bagged six in his ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 670 Added: Sky Date: 23.05.2013 - 00:58

Mourinho and Ronaldo given two-match bans
Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo have been given two-match bans following the Copa Del Rey final on Friday.
Mourinho was sent to the stands for remonstrating with the officials during Real's defeat to rivals Atletico, while Ronaldo was dismissed for aiming a kick at Atletico captain Gabi late in the game.

With Mourinho reported to be making the switch to Chelsea in the close season, his suspension could be honoured in England, should the FA deem this necessary.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo - who has also been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu - stands to miss the first two games of next season's La Liga campaign. 

Mourinho's departure from Madrid was c ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 521 Added: Sky Date: 23.05.2013 - 00:56

Green wants first-team football at QPR
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QPR goalkeeper Rob Green wants to ensure he plays regular first-team football next season.
Green has seen his appearances for Harry Redknapp's side limited due to the arrival of Julio Cesar at the start of the season and said that next season he hopes to establish himself as the Loftus Road number one.

"I made my 500th club appearance recently at the age of 33. I want to add more games to that and I feel like I have a lot more years and games to play," he told the club's official website.

"A lot of keepers are still playing at the top with the likes of Brad Friedel and Mark Schwarzer, and they both have years on me.

Category: News Views: 520 Added: Sky Date: 23.05.2013 - 00:53

Rodgers confident of keeping Suarez at Liverpool
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Brendan Rodgers expects to see Luis Suarez at Liverpool next season and is confident any bids for him will be rejected.
The Uruguayan has been influential for the club this season, scoring 25 goals in his 35 appearances, and Rodgers has got the striker at the forefront of his mind for the new campaign.

The manager knows that there will be speculation around Suarez in the coming months, with plenty of suitors, but Rodgers is confident that the club see him as a vital part of what he is building.

"Every player has their price but there's certainly no pressure for the club to sell him," he said. "We're trying to build that bit of quality so he's not for sale.
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Category: News Views: 603 Added: Sky Date: 23.05.2013 - 00:52

Etherington praises Pulis´ work at Stoke
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Stoke City winger Matthew Etherington believes Tony Pulis can be proud of the work he has done at the club.
Pulis left the Britannia Stadium on Tuesday following a seven-year stint and Etherington praised the Welshman for guiding the club to the Premier League and then consolidating. 

"If you look at where Stoke were when he irst came in - mid-table in the Championship - you can't argue he's done a fantastic job," Etherington told talkSPORT.

"He's a great man, a fantastic man. He's done a lot for me personally, a lot for the football club and for the people of Stoke-on-Trent as well."

Some supporter ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 484 Added: Sky Date: 23.05.2013 - 00:48

Fulham sign Boateng
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Fulham have announced the signing of Ghana international midfielder Derek Boateng on a free transfer.
The 30-year-old, who has 47 caps for his country, joins Martin Jol's side after leaving Dnipro, having previously played for Spanish side Getafe.

After the club received international clearance for Boateng, Fulham's newest recruit revealed his delight at joining the club and said he would give everything while he was there.

"I'm very happy that I have signed and I want to thank the chairman, the manager and the board at Fulham football club," he told the club's official website.

"I've been working hard t ... Read more »
Category: News Views: 517 Added: Sky Date: 23.05.2013 - 00:46

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