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Dec 7, 2012

Soccer-UEFA’s Euro 2020 plan lauded in cash-strapped continent

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – UEFA’s decision to host the 2020 European Championship across the continent rather than in one or two host nations has been greeted with enthusiasm as countries battle the crippling financial crisis.

European soccer’s governing body announced the move on Thursday, saying it would allow smaller countries a slice of the action as they would not be able to stage an unwieldy, 24-team tournament on their own.

Dec 7, 2012

Liverpool, Steaua and Stuttgart advance

LONDON (Reuters) – Five-times European champions Liverpool survived a late scare to move into the last 32 of the Europa League with a 1-0 win over Italian side Udinese on Thursday.

The Premier League club were joined by compatriots Tottenham Hotspur, former European champions Steaua Bucharest, VfB Stuttgart and Basel as the last five clubs through to the knockout stages.

Dec 6, 2012

Soccer-Liverpool, Steaua and Stuttgart advance

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Five-times European champions Liverpool survived a late scare to move into the last 32 of the Europa League with a 1-0 win over Italian side Udinese on Thursday.

The Premier League club were joined by compatriots Tottenham Hotspur, former European champions Steaua Bucharest, VfB Stuttgart and Basel as the last five clubs through to the knockout stages.

Dec 6, 2012

Liverpool, Steaua, Stuttgart advance in Europa League

LONDON (Reuters) – Five-times European champions Liverpool survived a late scare to move into the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday with a 1-0 win over Udinese and the Premier League club were joined by Steaua Bucharest and VfB Stuttgart.

Midfielder Jordan Henderson’s first strike of the season after 23 minutes helped Liverpool leapfrog Group A leaders Anzhi Makhachkala, though Antonio Di Natale blazed a good chance over the bar from inside the area with the last kick of the game.

Dec 6, 2012

Soccer-Liverpool, Steaua, Stuttgart advance in Europa League

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) – Five-times European champions Liverpool survived a late scare to move into the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday with a 1-0 win over Udinese and the Premier League club were joined by Steaua Bucharest and VfB Stuttgart.

Midfielder Jordan Henderson’s first strike of the season after 23 minutes helped Liverpool leapfrog Group A leaders Anzhi Makhachkala, though Antonio Di Natale blazed a good chance over the bar from inside the area with the last kick of the game.

Oct 18, 2012

Nicolas Colsaerts set to be big hit in U.S.

LONDON (Reuters) – Nicolas Colsaerts is ready to take the United States by storm when he switches to the PGA Tour from Europe after becoming the first Belgian to appear in the Ryder Cup.

The 29-year-old is trying to secure his playing card in the U.S for the 2013 season and Belgian Golf Federation president Jean De Vooght is convinced the longest driver on the European and PGA Tours will be a big hit across the Atlantic.

Oct 18, 2012

Golf-Colsaerts set to be big hit in U.S.

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Nicolas Colsaerts is ready to take the United States by storm when he switches to the PGA Tour from Europe after becoming the first Belgian to appear in the Ryder Cup.

The 29-year-old is trying to secure his playing card in the U.S for the 2013 season and Belgian Golf Federation president Jean De Vooght is convinced the longest driver on the European and PGA Tours will be a big hit across the Atlantic.

Oct 18, 2012

Colsaerts set to be big hit in U.S

LONDON (Reuters) – Nicolas Colsaerts is ready to take the United States by storm when he switches to the PGA Tour from Europe after becoming the first Belgian to appear in the Ryder Cup.

The 29-year-old is trying to secure his playing card in the U.S. for the 2013 season and Belgian Golf Federation president Jean De Vooght is convinced the longest driver on the European and PGA Tours will be a big hit across the Atlantic.

Oct 11, 2012

Scotland, Wales seek to arrest soccer World Cup slump

LONDON (Reuters) – Since Jock Stein helped guide Scotland to the 1986 World Cup and sadly died in the process after celebrating a late equaliser in the decisive qualifying match against Wales, the national team has been in steady decline.

Two more World Cup appearances since in 1990 and 1998 are a paltry return for the passionate Scottish fans, whose side travel to Wales on Friday hoping for a win to boost hopes of a long-awaited return to the pinnacle of soccer in 2014.

Oct 11, 2012

Scotland and Wales seek to arrest World Cup slump

LONDON (Reuters) – Since Jock Stein helped guide Scotland to the 1986 World Cup and sadly died in the process after celebrating a late equaliser in the decisive qualifying match against Wales, the national team has been in steady decline.

Two more World Cup appearances since in 1990 and 1998 are a paltry return for the passionate Scottish fans, whose side travel to Wales on Friday hoping for a win to boost hopes of a long-awaited return to the pinnacle of football in 2014.

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