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Oct 27, 2013

Soccer-Torres pounces on late blunder to sink Man City

LONDON, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Fernando Torres got his reward for an irrepressible display that he has rarely produced for Chelsea when he scored a last-minute winner after a defensive mix-up in a 2-1 Premier League victory over Manchester City on Sunday.

The Spain striker, who set up Andre Schuerrle’s first-half goal, missed a sitter and also struck the woodwork, gleefully fired into an empty net after City defender Matija Nastasic’s header back to Joe Hart went sailing past the outrushing keeper.

Oct 24, 2013

Five stay perfect as Defoe leaves Spurs on brink

LONDON (Reuters) – Goals from Jan Vertonghen and Jermain Defoe left Tottenham Hotspur on the cusp of the Europa League knockout stages as four other clubs maintained perfect starts on Thursday.

Fiorentina, Salzburg, Eintracht Frankfurt and Ludogorets joined Spurs on nine points from three games with a place in the last 32 beckoning.

Oct 24, 2013

Soccer-Five stay perfect as Defoe leaves Spurs on brink

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Goals from Jan Vertonghen and Jermain Defoe left Tottenham Hotspur on the cusp of the Europa League knockout stages as four other clubs maintained perfect starts on Thursday.

Fiorentina, Salzburg, Eintracht Frankfurt and Ludogorets joined Spurs on nine points from three games with a place in the last 32 beckoning.

Oct 11, 2013

Belgium, Germany and Swiss book World Cup tickets

LONDON (Reuters) – Two-goal Romelu Lukaku fired Belgium into next year’s World Cup finals and they were joined by Germany and Switzerland in sealing tickets on Friday to the Brazil extravaganza.

Belgium, boasting one of the most talented squads in Europe, will return to the global showpiece for the first time since 2002 after a 2-1 win in Croatia guaranteed top spot in Group A.

Oct 11, 2013

Soccer-Belgium, Germany and Swiss book World Cup tickets

LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Two-goal Romelu Lukaku fired Belgium into next year’s World Cup finals and they were joined by Germany and Switzerland in sealing tickets on Friday to the Brazil extravaganza.

Belgium, boasting one of the most talented squads in Europe, will return to the global showpiece for the first time since 2002 after a 2-1 win in Croatia guaranteed top spot in Group A.

Oct 11, 2013

Belgium kickstart World Cup party, nine-man Bulgaria lose

LONDON (Reuters) – Two-goal Romelu Lukaku fired Belgium into next year’s World Cup finals as their golden generation sealed a return to the global showpiece on Friday for the first time since 2002.

A 2-1 win away to Croatia ensures unbeaten Belgium will finish top of Group A and they became the third European team to secure a place in Brazil after Netherlands and Italy.

Oct 11, 2013

Soccer-Belgium kickstart World Cup party, nine-man Bulgaria lose

LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Two-goal Romelu Lukaku fired Belgium into next year’s World Cup finals as their golden generation sealed a return to the global showpiece on Friday for the first time since 2002.

A 2-1 win away to Croatia ensures unbeaten Belgium will finish top of Group A and they became the third European team to secure a place in Brazil after Netherlands and Italy.

Oct 10, 2013

Red-hot Sturridge can be England sharpshooter, says Gerrard

WATFORD, England (Reuters) – Fit-again striker Daniel Sturridge can fire England into the World Cup finals if he replicates his blistering domestic form at international level, England captain and Liverpool team mate Steven Gerrard said.

Sturridge missed last month’s qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine with a thigh injury but is expected to start alongside Wayne Rooney, who is also available again after injury, when England face Montenegro at Wembley on Friday.

Oct 10, 2013

Soccer-Red-hot Sturridge can be England sharpshooter, says Gerrard

WATFORD, England, Oct 10 (Reuters) – Fit-again striker Daniel Sturridge can fire England into the World Cup finals if he replicates his blistering domestic form at international level, England captain and Liverpool team mate Steven Gerrard said.

Sturridge missed last month’s qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine with a thigh injury but is expected to start alongside Wayne Rooney, who is also available again after injury, when England face Montenegro at Wembley on Friday.

Oct 10, 2013

Don’t castigate Wilshere for expressing opinion – Hodgson

WATFORD, England (Reuters) – Footballers who speak their mind should be welcomed, not frowned upon, England manager Roy Hodgson said on Thursday in backing under-fire midfielder Jack Wilshere.

The Arsenal and England player caused a furore when he waded into the debate over Manchester United teenager Adnan Januzaj’s future eligibility for the England team by stating only English people should be selected.