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Apr 2, 2015

Preview – Arsenal and Liverpool focus on points not Cup glory

LONDON (Reuters) – The Premier League bursts back into life after the international break this weekend with Arsenal and Liverpool clashing in a potential FA Cup final dress rehearsal in the early kick-off at the Emirates on Saturday.

Although the two teams are the favourites to meet in the Cup final at Wembley at the end of May, of more immediate concern to both will be the three points at stake on Saturday.

Apr 2, 2015

Arsenal and Liverpool focus on points not Cup glory

LONDON (Reuters) – The Premier League bursts back into life after the international break this weekend with Arsenal and Liverpool clashing in a potential FA Cup final dress rehearsal in the early kick-off at the Emirates on Saturday.

Although the two teams are the favourites to meet in the Cup final at Wembley at the end of May, of more immediate concern to both will be the three points at stake on Saturday.

Apr 2, 2015

Soccer-Arsenal and Liverpool focus on points not Cup glory

LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) – The Premier League bursts back into life after the international break this weekend with Arsenal and Liverpool clashing in a potential FA Cup final dress rehearsal in the early kick-off at the Emirates on Saturday.

Although the two teams are the favourites to meet in the Cup final at Wembley at the end of May, of more immediate concern to both will be the three points at stake on Saturday.

Apr 1, 2015

Analysis – Platini vindicated by expanded European Championship

LONDON (Reuters) – It was much derided when announced but UEFA’s decision to expand the Euro 2016 championship to 24 teams has revitalised the qualifying competition with a host of countries daring to dream of making it to a major tournament, often for the first time.

At the halfway stage, countries such a Wales, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Albania and Norway, who have either never qualified for a major finals or been absent for years, are all in contention for a place in France next year.

Apr 1, 2015

Soccer-Platini vindicated by expanded European Championship

LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – It was much derided when announced but UEFA’s decision to expand the Euro 2016 championship to 24 teams has revitalised the qualifying competition with a host of countries daring to dream of making it to a major tournament, often for the first time.

At the halfway stage, countries such a Wales, Iceland, Northern Ireland, Albania and Norway, who have either never qualified for a major finals or been absent for years, are all in contention for a place in France next year.

Mar 31, 2015

Johansson predicts easy win for old foe Blatter

VIENNA (Reuters) – It is 17 years since Lennart Johansson lost an acrimonious FIFA presidential election to Sepp Blatter and he has a stark message to the three men standing against his old foe — you have no chance.

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, Dutch FA president Michael van Praag and former Portugal international Luis Figo are attempting to unseat Blatter from the position he has held since he beat Johansson by 111 to 80 votes in Paris in 1998.

Mar 31, 2015

Soccer-Johansson predicts easy win for old foe Blatter

VIENNA, March 31 (Reuters) – It is 17 years since Lennart Johansson lost an acrimonious FIFA presidential election to Sepp Blatter and he has a stark message to the three men standing against his old foe — you have no chance.

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, Dutch FA president Michael van Praag and former Portugal international Luis Figo are attempting to unseat Blatter from the position he has held since he beat Johansson by 111 to 80 votes in Paris in 1998.

Mar 30, 2015

Greaves inducted into Spurs Hall of Fame at last

LONDON (Reuters) – Jimmy Greaves, Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time record scorer, will be inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame in May ending a long and inexplicable wait that has lasted for more than a decade.

Greaves, 75, who scored 266 goals for Spurs in 379 games in all competitions between 1961 and 1970, famously joined the London club from AC Milan for 99,999 pounds ($147,999) in December 1961, a few months after they became the first team in the 20th century to win the league and FA Cup double.

Mar 30, 2015

Soccer-Greaves inducted into Spurs Hall of Fame at last

LONDON, March 30 (Reuters) – Jimmy Greaves, Tottenham Hotspur’s all-time record scorer, will be inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame in May ending a long and inexplicable wait that has lasted for more than a decade.

Greaves, 75, who scored 266 goals for Spurs in 379 games in all competitions between 1961 and 1970, famously joined the London club from AC Milan for 99,999 pounds ($147,999) in December 1961, a few months after they became the first team in the 20th century to win the league and FA Cup double.

Mar 28, 2015

Rooney needs honours to be ranked with Charlton – Hodgson

LONDON (Reuters) – Wayne Rooney might break Bobby Charlton’s 35-year-old England scoring record of 49 goals this season but he must be successful at a major championship to be regarded as one of the country’s greats said coach Roy Hodgson.

Rooney, who will be 30 in October, has scored 47 goals in 102 appearances for England and could overtake Peter Shilton’s all-time appearance record of 125 caps as well as Charlton’s scoring tally before his international career is over.