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Mar 6, 2014

Fast start by Socceroos great lesson for Ecuador – Rueda

LONDON (Reuters) – Ecuador, three goals down at halftime, take home a vital World Cup lesson after their second half fightback gave them a 4-3 win over Australia on Wednesday, coach Reinaldo Rueda said.

The South Americans were helped by the sending off of goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak with half an hour remaining after he gave away a penalty but Ecuador, with five halftime substitutions, had already shown far greater resolve and pulled a goal back by then.

Mar 5, 2014

Soccer-Fast start by Socceroos great lesson for Ecuador – Rueda

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) – Ecuador, three goals down at halftime, take home a vital World Cup lesson after their second half fightback gave them a 4-3 win over Australia on Wednesday, coach Reinaldo Rueda said.

The South Americans were helped by the sending off of goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak with half an hour remaining after he gave away a penalty but Ecuador, with five halftime substitutions, had already shown far greater resolve and pulled a goal back by then.

Mar 4, 2014

Soccer-Ecuador count on wingers for World Cup challenge

LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) – Ecuador will put their wingers to the test in a World Cup warm-up against fellow finalists Australia in London on Wednesday as coach Reinaldo Rueda looks to exploit the country’s natural flair on the flanks.

“Ecuador have that gift, they have men who can tip the balance on the wings,” Rueda told Reuters as he prepared his team for their first match of the year at Millwall’s New Den stadium.

Mar 3, 2014

Poyet is a consensus boss – Sunderland No 2 Taricco

LONDON (Reuters) – Gustavo Poyet has plotted a Sunderland revival by opting for a consensus rather than a dictatorial approach to management, according to his number two Mauricio Taricco.

The north-east club looked down and out when the former Uruguay midfielder replaced controversial Italian Paolo Di Canio in October, with the team seemingly stranded at the foot of the Premier League with one point from seven matches.

Mar 3, 2014

Soccer-Poyet is a consensus boss – Sunderland No 2 Taricco

LONDON, March 3 (Reuters) – Gustavo Poyet has plotted a Sunderland revival by opting for a consensus rather than a dictatorial approach to management, according to his number two Mauricio Taricco.

The north-east club looked down and out when the former Uruguay midfielder replaced controversial Italian Paolo Di Canio in October, with the team seemingly stranded at the foot of the Premier League with one point from seven matches.

Feb 25, 2014

United’s dip in quality exposed by Olympiakos, says Keane

By Rex Gowar

(Reuters) – Manchester United were exposed as mediocre on the European stage with manager David Moyes shocked at the evidence on display in a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Olympiakos Piraeus in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The defeat in the first leg of their last 16, first leg tie had former United captain Roy Keane, now a television pundit, highlighting the quality of the Greek side and saying Moyes needed half a dozen top signings to rebuild his team.

Feb 25, 2014

Soccer-United’s dip in quality exposed by Olympiakos, says Keane

Feb 25 (Reuters) – Manchester United were exposed as mediocre on the European stage with manager David Moyes shocked at the evidence on display in a disappointing 2-0 defeat at Olympiakos Piraeus in the Champions League on Tuesday.

The defeat in the first leg of their last 16, first leg tie had former United captain Roy Keane, now a television pundit, highlighting the quality of the Greek side and saying Moyes needed half a dozen top signings to rebuild his team.

Feb 22, 2014

England edge Ireland to join four-way tie on top

LONDON (Reuters) – A try by scrumhalf Danny Care spurred England to a 13-10 win over favourites Ireland after a nerve-jangling finish at Twickenham on Saturday to leave a four-way tie at the top of the Six Nations table.

Holders Wales, who beat France 27-6 on Friday, the French, England and Ireland all have four points after three matches.

Feb 22, 2014

Rugby-England edge Ireland to join four-way tie on top

LONDON, Feb 22 (Reuters) – A try by scrumhalf Danny Care spurred England to a nerve-jangling 13-10 victory over Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday to create a four-way tie at the top of the Six Nations table.

Holders Wales, who beat France 27-6 on Friday, the French, England and Ireland all have four points after three matches.

Feb 5, 2014

Top players rely on Argentine league for World Cup

By Rex Gowar

(Reuters) – Boca Juniors duo Fernando Gago and Agustin Orion and Newell’s Old Boys’ Maxi Rodriguez and Ever Banega have more than the Argentine league title to play for in the Final championship that kicks off this weekend.

They all want to be part of Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella’s World Cup squad in Brazil, while River Plate’s Colombian striker Teo Gutierrez has also set his sights on the June tournament.

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