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Sep 16, 2014

Tevez breaks Champions League drought with Juve win double

TURIN (Reuters) – Carlos Tevez scored his first Champions League goals for more than five years to give Juventus a 2-0 win over stubborn debutants Malmo in Group A on Tuesday.

The feisty Argentine flicked the ball to Kwado Asamoah in the penalty area and then ran on to the Ghanaian’s back-heeled pass to slot the ball past Robin Olsen in the 59th minute.

Sep 16, 2014

Soccer-Tevez breaks Champions League drought with Juve win double

TURIN, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Carlos Tevez scored his first Champions League goals for more than five years to give Juventus a 2-0 win over stubborn debutants Malmo in Group A on Tuesday.

The feisty Argentine flicked the ball to Kwado Asamoah in the penalty area and then ran on to the Ghanaian’s back-heeled pass to slot the ball past Robin Olsen in the 59th minute.

Sep 16, 2014

Champagne hopes to bring football’s inequality into focus

BERNE (Reuters) – FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne wants to tackle the many problems that lie behind football’s glittering facade and which, until now, have been rarely discussed by football’s governing body.

The Frenchman, who confirmed on Monday that he will stand against Sepp Blatter in next year’s presidential election, has repeatedly spoken of football’s growing inequality.

Sep 16, 2014

Soccer-Champagne hopes to bring football’s inequality into focus

BERNE, Sept 16 (Reuters) – FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne wants to tackle the many problems that lie behind football’s glittering facade and which, until now, have been rarely discussed by football’s governing body.

The Frenchman, who confirmed on Monday that he will stand against Sepp Blatter in next year’s presidential election, has repeatedly spoken of football’s growing inequality.

Sep 12, 2014

Players being conned by false agents, warns FIFPro

BERNE (Reuters) – Footballers have been warned by the world players’ union (FIFPro) to beware of false agents who ask to be paid up front and then disappear with the money.

FIFPro said various players had been conned in the last few weeks by the fraudsters, who often play on the footballers’ anxiety towards the end of the transfer window.

Sep 12, 2014

Soccer-Players being conned by false agents, warns FIFPro

BERNE, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Footballers have been warned by the world players’ union (FIFPro) to beware of false agents who ask to be paid up front and then disappear with the money.

FIFPro said various players had been conned in the last few weeks by the fraudsters, who often play on the footballers’ anxiety towards the end of the transfer window.

Sep 11, 2014

Torres ready to write new chapter for Milan

ROME (Reuters) – Fernando Torres has already impressed AC Milan with his autograph-signing abilities and will attempt to show that he is just as prolific when it comes to scoring goals when he makes his Serie A debut on Sunday.

The Spaniard was signed just before the end of the transfer window after an unhappy spell at Chelsea and, although the idea of a misfiring striker joining a struggling team may seem like a recipe for disaster, Milan are confident it will all work out.

Sep 11, 2014

Preview: Torres ready to write new chapter for Milan

ROME (Reuters) – Fernando Torres has already impressed AC Milan with his autograph-signing abilities and will attempt to show that he is just as prolific when it comes to scoring goals when he makes his Serie A debut on Sunday.

The Spaniard was signed just before the end of the transfer window after an unhappy spell at Chelsea and, although the idea of a misfiring striker joining a struggling team may seem like a recipe for disaster, Milan are confident it will all work out.

Sep 11, 2014

Soccer-Torres ready to write new chapter for Milan

ROME, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Fernando Torres has already impressed AC Milan with his autograph-signing abilities and will attempt to show that he is just as prolific when it comes to scoring goals when he makes his Serie A debut on Sunday.

The Spaniard was signed just before the end of the transfer window after an unhappy spell at Chelsea and, although the idea of a misfiring striker joining a struggling team may seem like a recipe for disaster, Milan are confident it will all work out.

Sep 10, 2014

Platini criticises FIFA over discrimination tolerance

ROME (Reuters) – UEFA president Michel Platini had a dig at football’s world governing body FIFA on Wednesday, saying it had failed to show zero tolerance towards discrimination at the World Cup.

“It’s all well and good to create committees and task forces but you will get nowhere without infrastructure and… rules,” the Frenchman said as he opened an anti-discrimination conference in Rome.