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Reuters Sportswrap: World Cup qualifying special

September 11, 2009

Join Owen Wyatt for our regular wrap of world sport. This week, it’s a World Cup qualifier special, as we consider the plight of Diego Maradona and the battle for golden tickets for South Africa 2010.

England sail through, but how are their World Cup chances?

September 9, 2009

So, once again, England qualify in style. The garages can start stocking up on plastic flags of St George, the breweries can breathe a sigh of relief and the tabloids can start their gradual shift from cautious support to the crescendo of expectation that will accompany Fabio Capello and his squad to South Africa next year.

The goals will come for Owen, so should an England recall

August 6, 2009

Michael Owen missed four glorious chances in Manchester United’s 2-0 friendly win over Valencia but the very fact that he was there to miss them signals a real chance of the former Liverpool reviving his career for club and country.

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Share your memories of Sir Bobby Robson

July 31, 2009

The death of Sir Bobby Robson, England's most successful manager after Sir Alf Ramsey, had been expected given his long battle with cancer, but his passing still jolts.

John Terry playing a dangerous game

July 27, 2009

Has John Terry got a bit big for his boots by questioning whether Chelsea’s ambition matches his own?

The weird world of football — Eriksson to Notts County

July 22, 2009

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has described his next challenge as director of football at English League Two (fourth division) club Notts County as his toughest test yet.

In Argentina, fans from the same team fight

July 9, 2009

The English hooligan problem was at its worst outside Britain, when fans went to international matches abroad. Violence in Argentine football, by contrast, has reached a point in recent years where it is rarely even a confrontation between the hardcore fans of rival teams.

Can Owen revive career at Manchester United?

July 3, 2009

On the face of it, replacing world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo with an injury-prone forward whose side just got relegated does not seem like a great bit of business.

U better believe it, Germany are the kings

June 30, 2009

“U” is an interesting letter in German. One of the first things that springs to mind is “U-Boot” (submarine) and then there is the “U-Bahn” (underground train) as well as “U-Haft” (jail).

Liverpool nearly pull it off — twice

April 14, 2009

What a game.

Liverpool, 3-1 down from the first leg in their Champions League quarter-final clash, went 2-0 up at Stamford Bridge only for Chelsea to surge back in the second half and make it 3-2.