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Aug 15, 2014

Last hurdle overcome in Lim’s record Valencia deal

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singaporean Peter Lim will complete a record deal to buy Valencia in the next couple of weeks after overcoming the final hurdle on the restructuring of the team’s huge debts, the club’s president told Reuters on Friday.

Amadeo Salvo Lillo did not reveal the terms of the agreement but said the purchase was the most expensive in Spanish soccer and bettered only by the 800 million pounds the Glazer family paid for Manchester United in 2005 and the 300 million pounds Liverpool cost the Fenway Group four years ago.

Aug 15, 2014

Soccer-Last hurdle overcome in Lim’s record Valencia deal

SINGAPORE, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Singaporean Peter Lim will complete a record deal to buy Valencia in the next couple of weeks after overcoming the final hurdle on the restructuring of the team’s huge debts, the club’s president told Reuters on Friday.

Amadeo Salvo Lillo did not reveal the terms of the agreement but said the purchase was the most expensive in Spanish soccer and bettered only by the 800 million pounds ($1.34 billion) the Glazer family paid for Manchester United in 2005 and the 300 million pounds Liverpool cost the Fenway Group four years ago.

Aug 15, 2014

Interview: Juve seek bite out of Premier League’s Asia apple

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – When Manchester United’s opening English Premier League fixture was brought forward, Italian champions Juventus had to switch their pre-season friendly in Singapore to avoid a clash. In Southeast Asia, only one league matters.

Juventus want to change that, though, and claw back some ground in a region where they used to compete for audiences with English sides when Serie A was at its best.

Aug 15, 2014

Juve seek bite out of Premier League’s Asia apple

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – When Manchester United’s opening English Premier League fixture was brought forward, Italian champions Juventus had to switch their pre-season friendly in Singapore to avoid a clash. In Southeast Asia, only one league matters.

Juventus want to change that, though, and claw back some ground in a region where they used to compete for audiences with English sides when Serie A was at its best.

Aug 15, 2014

Soccer-Juve seek bite out of Premier League’s Asia apple

SINGAPORE, Aug 15 (Reuters) – When Manchester United’s opening English Premier League fixture was brought forward, Italian champions Juventus had to switch their pre-season friendly in Singapore to avoid a clash. In Southeast Asia, only one league matters.

Juventus want to change that, though, and claw back some ground in a region where they used to compete for audiences with English sides when Serie A was at its best.

Jul 9, 2014

Greatest sporting humiliations

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Hosts Brazil suffered their worst World Cup defeat ever when they were crushed 7-1 by Germany in the semi-final in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.

It was Brazil’s first home defeat in a competitive match since 1975 and one of the most extraordinary results in the sport’s history.

Jul 9, 2014

Factbox – Greatest sporting humiliations

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Hosts Brazil suffered their worst World Cup defeat ever when they were crushed 7-1 by Germany in the semi-final in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.

It was Brazil’s first home defeat in a competitive match since 1975 and one of the most extraordinary results in the sport’s history.

Jul 9, 2014

Soccer-Greatest sporting humiliations

BRASILIA, July 8 (Reuters) – Hosts Brazil suffered their worst World Cup defeat ever when they were crushed 7-1 by Germany in the semi-final in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.

It was Brazil’s first home defeat in a competitive match since 1975 and one of the most extraordinary results in the sport’s history.

Jul 7, 2014

Di Maria ruled out, Brazil try to get Thiago Silva back

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil launched a desperate appeal to have skipper Thiago Silva’s ban for their World Cup semi-final against Germany overturned on Sunday but Argentine hopes of seeing Angel Di Maria in action were ended by injury.

Doctors confirmed Di Maria will miss the semi-final against the Netherlands because of a thigh problem but did not rule the winger out of being fit for the final should Argentina prevail in Sao Paulo on Wednesday.

Jul 6, 2014

Soccer-Di Maria ruled out, Brazil try to get Thiago Silva back

BRASILIA, July 6 (Reuters) – Brazil launched a desperate appeal to have skipper Thiago Silva’s ban for their World Cup semi-final against Germany overturned on Sunday but Argentine hopes of seeing Angel Di Maria in action were ended by injury.

Doctors confirmed Di Maria will miss the semi-final against the Netherlands because of a thigh problem but did not rule the winger out of being fit for the final should Argentina prevail in Sao Paulo on Wednesday.