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Aug 11, 2014

Real Madrid to field costly strikeforce in Super Cup

LONDON (Reuters) – European champions Real Madrid are expected to field the world’s most expensive strikeforce – including local Welsh hero Gareth Bale – when they play Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday.

Three months after winning the all-Spanish Champions League final against Atletico Madrid in Lisbon, Real and Europa League winners Sevilla meet in an all-Spanish Super Cup match with the home fans delighted to be able to watch Bale in his home city.

Aug 11, 2014

Dominant Arsenal thrash City in curtain-raiser

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal, who went nine years without a trophy before winning the FA Cup in May, collected their second piece of silverware in three months when they crushed champions Manchester City 3-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

Arsenal thoroughly deserved their emphatic win in the traditional curtain-raiser to the new English season with goals from Santi Cazorla after 21 minutes, Aaron Ramsey after 42 and a stunning long-range third from Olivier Giroud just past the hour.

Aug 10, 2014

Real to field costly strikeforce in Super Cup

LONDON (Reuters) – European champions Real Madrid are expected to field the world’s most expensive strikeforce – including local Welsh hero Gareth Bale – when they play Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday.

Three months after winning the all-Spanish Champions League final against Atletico Madrid in Lisbon, Real and Europa League winners Sevilla meet in an all-Spanish Super Cup match with the home fans delighted to be able to watch Bale in his home city.

Aug 10, 2014

Soccer-Real to field costly strikeforce in Super Cup

LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – European champions Real Madrid are expected to field the world’s most expensive strikeforce – including local Welsh hero Gareth Bale – when they play Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday.

Three months after winning the all-Spanish Champions League final against Atletico Madrid in Lisbon, Real and Europa League winners Sevilla meet in an all-Spanish Super Cup match with the home fans delighted to be able to watch Bale in his home city.

Aug 10, 2014

Beaming Wenger all set for new season to start

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave the impression of a man who cannot wait for the new season to begin after praising his side following their 3-0 demolition of Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday.

“It was a complete performance in the first half, we defended well and kept the spirit and organisation in the second half and the win today provides a very positive platform to prepare from,” Wenger told reporters.

Aug 10, 2014

Soccer-Beaming Wenger all set for new season to start

LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave the impression of a man who cannot wait for the new season to begin after praising his side following their 3-0 demolition of Premier League champions Manchester City in the Community Shield on Sunday.

“It was a complete performance in the first half, we defended well and kept the spirit and organisation in the second half and the win today provides a very positive platform to prepare from,” Wenger told reporters.

Aug 10, 2014

Soccer-Dominant Arsenal thrash City in curtain-raiser

LONDON, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Arsenal, who went nine years without a trophy before winning the FA Cup in May, collected their second piece of silverware in three months when they crushed champions Manchester City 3-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley on Sunday.

Arsenal thoroughly deserved their emphatic win in the traditional curtain-raiser to the new English season with goals from Santi Cazorla after 21 minutes, Aaron Ramsey after 42 and a stunning long-range third from Olivier Giroud just past the hour.

Aug 8, 2014

Spurs hope Pochettino can find path back to glory days

LONDON (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur have been one of the most consistent clubs in the Premier League over the last five seasons but they will be delighted to lose that tag under new Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino.

Because, despite having a talented squad with great depth, young home-grown players breaking into the first team, regular European football and the expected start to building work on a new 58,000-seater stadium, Tottenham have under-achieved year after year.

Aug 8, 2014

Soccer-Spurs hope Pochettino can find path back to glory days

LONDON, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur have been one of the most consistent clubs in the Premier League over the last five seasons but they will be delighted to lose that tag under new Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino.

Because, despite having a talented squad with great depth, young home-grown players breaking into the first team, regular European football and the expected start to building work on a new 58,000-seater stadium, Tottenham have under-achieved year after year.

Jul 27, 2014

Russia should lose 2018 soccer World Cup over Ukraine: UK deputy PM

LONDON (Reuters) – Russia should be stripped of the right to host the 2018 soccer World Cup unless President Vladimir Putin stops destabilizing Ukraine, Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Sunday, warning the world would look weak if it didn’t act.

Clegg, the most senior British politician to call for such action, said Putin’s behavior toward Ukraine was “beyond the pale” and had reached “a tipping point”.