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Feb 25, 2015

Tevez drops tantrums to find new lease of life at Juventus

TURIN, Italy (Reuters) – Italian football has become something of a refuge for players who have fallen out of favour in other European leagues or are reaching the twilight of their careers.

Players such as Kaka, Mario Balotelli, Patrice Evra, Ashley Cole, Nemanja Vidic, Fernando Torres, Rafael Marquez and Javier Saviola have all moved to Serie A in the last two years, to either revive their careers or squeeze a few more years out of them.

Feb 25, 2015

Soccer-Tevez drops tantrums to find new lease of life at Juventus

TURIN, Italy, Feb 25 (Reuters) – Italian football has become something of a refuge for players who have fallen out of favour in other European leagues or are reaching the twilight of their careers.

Players such as Kaka, Mario Balotelli, Patrice Evra, Ashley Cole, Nemanja Vidic, Fernando Torres, Rafael Marquez and Javier Saviola have all moved to Serie A in the last two years, to either revive their careers or squeeze a few more years out of them.

Feb 24, 2015

Champions League a different reality for Juventus

TURIN (Reuters) – Not for the first time this season, Juventus found the Champions League a very different proposition to Serie A where they have become used to having it all their own way.

After working hard for a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, coach Massimiliano Allegri recognised they had to drastically alter their style from domestic football where many home games are almost too easy.

Feb 24, 2015

Soccer-Champions League a different reality for Juventus

TURIN, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Not for the first time this season, Juventus found the Champions League a very different proposition to Serie A where they have become used to having it all their own way.

After working hard for a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, coach Massimiliano Allegri recognised they had to drastically alter their style from domestic football where many home games are almost too easy.

Feb 24, 2015

Juve overcome Chiellini blunder to edge Dortmund

TURIN, Italy (Reuters) – Juventus overcame a blunder by defender Giorgio Chiellini and a first-half injury to playmaker Andrea Pirlo to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in a fast and furious Champions League tie on Tuesday.

Carlos Tevez tapped in from close range to give the Serie A champions a 13th minute lead, only for a slip by Chiellini five minutes later to let in Marco Reus for a clinically-taken equaliser.

Feb 24, 2015

Soccer-Juve overcome Chiellini blunder to edge Dortmund

TURIN, Italy, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Juventus overcame a blunder by defender Giorgio Chiellini and a first-half injury to playmaker Andrea Pirlo to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in a fast and furious Champions League tie on Tuesday.

Carlos Tevez tapped in from close range to give the Serie A champions a 13th minute lead, only for a slip by Chiellini five minutes later to let in Marco Reus for a clinically-taken equaliser.

Feb 23, 2015

European clubs still hopeful of 2022 World Cup in May

BERNE (Reuters) – European clubs are still hopeful of persuading football’s world governing body FIFA to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in May rather than in the winter.

A FIFA task force, set up to find the best time of year to stage the tournament, meets for the third and final time in Doha on Tuesday when it is expected to make a recommendation to the FIFA executive committee.

Feb 23, 2015

Soccer-European clubs still hopeful of 2022 World Cup in May

BERNE, Feb 23 (Reuters) – European clubs are still hopeful of persuading soccer’s world governing body FIFA to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in May rather than in the winter.

A FIFA task force, set up to find the best time of year to stage the tournament, meets for the third and final time in Doha on Tuesday when it is expected to make a recommendation to the FIFA executive committee.

Feb 23, 2015

Pirlo sees chance for Juve to make the step up

By Brian Homewood

(Reuters) – Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo hopes this could be the season they finally re-establish themselves on the European stage as he dreams of winning the Champions League again before he retires.

Juve’s maestro has been helping steer them towards a fourth successive Italian title, yet the gulf between a fading Serie A and the Champions League is so great that they are not seen as a major threat to Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich.

Feb 23, 2015

Soccer-Pirlo sees chance for Juve to make the step up

Feb 23 (Reuters) – Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo hopes this could be the season they finally re-establish themselves on the European stage as he dreams of winning the Champions League again before he retires.

Juve’s maestro has been helping steer them towards a fourth successive Italian title, yet the gulf between a fading Serie A and the Champions League is so great that they are not seen as a major threat to Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich.