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Apr 28, 2015

Figo hopes World Cup expansion plan can gain Asia support

LONDON (Reuters) – FIFA presidential candidate Luis Figo will hope to convince delegates at this week’s Asian Football Confederation Congress that a vote for him would boost the region’s chances of more places in future World Cup finals.

Figo told Reuters before he left for Thursday’s congress in the Bahrain capital of Manama that he also wanted more non-Europeans involved in working for FIFA, which should become more of a multi-cultural organisation.

Apr 28, 2015

Soccer-Figo hopes World Cup expansion plan can gain Asia support

LONDON, April 28 (Reuters) – FIFA presidential candidate Luis Figo will hope to convince delegates at this week’s Asian Football Confederation Congress that a vote for him would boost the region’s chances of more places in future World Cup finals.

Figo told Reuters before he left for Thursday’s congress in the Bahrain capital of Manama that he also wanted more non-Europeans involved in working for FIFA, which should become more of a multi-cultural organisation.

Apr 27, 2015

Soccer-Sleepy Bournemouth’s top-flight dream becomes a reality

LONDON, April 27 (Reuters) – There is an old joke in Bournemouth that when the local council offered free bus passes to residents under 21 only seven people applied — everyone else who lives in the English south-coast resort is too old.

For much of their 116-year existence, Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, still their official title under the trading name AFC Bournemouth, have reflected the perception of the town as a nice place for a quiet retirement or a weekend beside the sea.

Apr 27, 2015

Newsmaker: Kane named best young player after stellar year

LONDON (Reuters) – It took Harry Kane four years to become an overnight sensation at Tottenham Hotspur in a season that began on the bench but is ending with a Young Player of the Year award as a full England international.

His peers in the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) had no doubt the 21-year-old striker who has scored 30 goals for Spurs and one for England 79 seconds into his debut, was the outstanding young performer of the campaign.

Apr 26, 2015

Kane named best young player after stellar year

LONDON (Reuters) – It took Harry Kane four years to become an overnight sensation at Tottenham Hotspur in a season that began on the bench but is ending with a Young Player of the Year award as a full England international.

His peers in the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) had no doubt the 21-year-old striker who has scored 30 goals for Spurs and one for England 79 seconds into his debut, was the outstanding young performer of the campaign.

Apr 26, 2015

Soccer-Kane named best young player after stellar year

LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) – It took Harry Kane four years to become an overnight sensation at Tottenham Hotspur in a season that began on the bench but is ending with a Young Player of the Year award as a full England international.

His peers in the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) had no doubt the 21-year-old striker who has scored 30 goals for Spurs and one for England 79 seconds into his debut, was the outstanding young performer of the campaign.

Apr 26, 2015

Impossible for Chelsea to lose title now, says Wenger

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal may still have a mathematical chance of winning the Premier League but their manager Arsene Wenger conceded it was now “impossible” for Chelsea not to finish as champions following the London rivals’ 0-0 stalemate on Sunday.

The result at the Emirates Stadium leaves Chelsea, who have five games remaining, top on 77 points, 10 clear of champions Manchester City, who have four games left, and Arsenal, who also have five to play.

Apr 26, 2015

Soccer-Impossible for Chelsea to lose title now, says Wenger

LONDON, April 26 (Reuters) – Arsenal may still have a mathematical chance of winning the Premier League but their manager Arsene Wenger conceded it was now “impossible” for Chelsea not to finish as champions following the London rivals’ 0-0 stalemate on Sunday.

The result at the Emirates Stadium leaves Chelsea, who have five games remaining, top on 77 points, 10 clear of champions Manchester City, who have four games left, and Arsenal, who also have five to play.

Apr 22, 2015

Sleepy Bournemouth’s top-flight dream close to reality

LONDON (Reuters) – There is an old joke in Bournemouth that when the local council offered free bus passes to residents under 21 only seven people applied — everyone else who lives in the English south-coast resort is too old.

For much of their 116-year existence, Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, still their official title under the trading name AFC Bournemouth, have reflected the perception of the town as a nice place for a quiet retirement or a weekend beside the sea.

Apr 22, 2015

Soccer-Sleepy Bournemouth’s top-flight dream close to reality

LONDON, April 22 (Reuters) – There is an old joke in Bournemouth that when the local council offered free bus passes to residents under 21 only seven people applied — everyone else who lives in the English south-coast resort is too old.

For much of their 116-year existence, Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic, still their official title under the trading name AFC Bournemouth, have reflected the perception of the town as a nice place for a quiet retirement or a weekend beside the sea.