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Sep 12, 2015

Soccer-Mourinho defiant as Chelsea slump again

LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – A defiant Jose Mourinho said he was the man to salvage Chelsea’s season after the champions crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Everton on Saturday, their third defeat in five Premier League games.

Everton’s hero was substitute Steven Naismith who scored the “perfect” hat-trick with a header and shots with his right and left foot as Everton condemned Chelsea to their worst start to a top-flight campaign since 1986.

Sep 12, 2015

Barcelona seek to emulate Milan class of 1990

LONDON (Reuters) – Barcelona start the Champions League campaign aiming to become the first club since AC Milan in 1990 to win successive titles, a feat they could achieve at the Italian club’s San Siro stadium next May.

Milan, European champions seven times and the last club to retain the trophy, are powerless to stop Barca emulating that success because they have failed to qualify for European competition.

Sep 12, 2015

Soccer-Barcelona seek to emulate Milan class of 1990

LONDON, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Barcelona start the Champions League campaign aiming to become the first club since AC Milan in 1990 to win successive titles, a feat they could achieve at the Italian club’s San Siro stadium next May.

Milan, European champions seven times and the last club to retain the trophy, are powerless to stop Barca emulating that success because they have failed to qualify for European competition.

Sep 9, 2015

Platini purrs as underdogs enjoy Euro expansion

LONDON (Reuters) – UEFA’s decision to expand the European championship to 24 teams six years ago was condemned by many but millions of fans across the continent are delighted with that choice now as the Euro 2016 qualification race draws to a gripping finale.

One English newspaper said the idea was “mad”, while a global broadcaster dismissed it as a “terrible, horrible, no-good idea”, which would ruin the “perfect” 16-team format that had been in place since 1996.

Sep 9, 2015

Analysis – Platini purrs as underdogs enjoy Euro expansion

LONDON (Reuters) – UEFA’s decision to expand the European championship to 24 teams six years ago was condemned by many but millions of fans across the continent are delighted with that choice now as the Euro 2016 qualification race draws to a gripping finale.

One English newspaper said the idea was “mad”, while a global broadcaster dismissed it as a “terrible, horrible, no-good idea”, which would ruin the “perfect” 16-team format that had been in place since 1996.

Sep 9, 2015

Soccer-Platini purrs as underdogs enjoy Euro expansion

LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – UEFA’s decision to expand the European championship to 24 teams six years ago was condemned by many but millions of fans across the continent are delighted with that choice now as the Euro 2016 qualification race draws to a gripping finale.

One English newspaper said the idea was “mad”, while a global broadcaster dismissed it as a “terrible, horrible, no-good idea”, which would ruin the “perfect” 16-team format that had been in place since 1996.

Sep 8, 2015

Emotional Rooney delighted to break Charlton’s record

LONDON (Reuters) – Wayne Rooney was overcome with emotion after becoming England’s all-time record scorer when he smashed home his 50th goal with an 84th minute penalty in a Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday.

The England skipper, who scored from the spot after Granit Xhaka had fouled Raheem Sterling, has now passed the mark of 49 goals established by Bobby Charlton in May 1970.

Sep 8, 2015

Soccer-Emotional Rooney delighted to break Charlton’s record

LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Wayne Rooney was overcome with emotion after becoming England’s all-time record scorer when he smashed home his 50th goal with an 84th minute penalty in a Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday.

The England skipper, who scored from the spot after Granit Xhaka had fouled Raheem Sterling, has now passed the mark of 49 goals established by Bobby Charlton in May 1970.

Sep 8, 2015

Rooney breaks Charlton’s scoring record in England win

LONDON (Reuters) – Wayne Rooney became England’s all-time record scorer when he smashed home his 50th international goal from the penalty spot as England beat Switzerland 2-0 in their Euro 2016 Group E qualifier at Wembley on Tuesday.

Rooney, who pulled level with Bobby Charlton’s 45-year-old mark of 49 goals when he scored with a penalty against San Marino on Saturday, again made no mistake from the spot when he thundered the ball past Swiss keeper Yann Sommer after Granit Xhaka had fouled Raheem Sterling.

Sep 8, 2015

UPDATE 1 Soccer-Rooney breaks Charlton’s scoring record in England win

LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Wayne Rooney became England’s all-time record scorer when he smashed home his 50th international goal from the penalty spot as England beat Switzerland 2-0 in their Euro 2016 Group E qualifier at Wembley on Tuesday.

Rooney, who pulled level with Bobby Charlton’s 45-year-old mark of 49 goals when he scored with a penalty against San Marino on Saturday, again made no mistake from the spot when he thundered the ball past Swiss keeper Yann Sommer after Granit Xhaka had fouled Raheem Sterling.