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Archive for September, 2011

Odense BK vs. Fulham FC UEFA Europa League preview

Odense BK will look to finally break their duck against English opponents at the seventh attempt as Fulham FC come to Denmark in UEFA Europa League Group K. The sides are meeting for the first time in UEFA competition, and this is also Fulham’s first meeting with Danish opponents. Odense BK‘s six games against English  [ Read More ]

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Shamrock Rovers UEFA Europa League preview

Tottenham Hotspur will look to post their first UEFA Europa League Group A victory as Shamrock Rovers play their first competitive game in England in well over 50 years. The sides are meeting for the first time in UEFA competition. Tottenham Hotspur record in four games against Irish sides reads W3 D1 L0 (W2 D0  [ Read More ]

AC Milan vs. Viktoria Plzen UEFA Champions League preview

AC Milan will look to bring an end to the impressive away run that Viktoria Plzeň have produced so far in this season’s UEFA Champions League when they welcome the tournament newcomers to San Siro on matchday two. Viktoria Plzeň won three successive away games en route to the group stage but face their biggest  [ Read More ]

BATE Borisov vs. FC Barcelona UEFA Champions League preview

BATE Borisov will hope for a case of third time lucky when they welcome reigning champions FC Barcelona to Minsk on matchday two. Viktor Goncharenko’s side have lost both their previous home meetings with Spanish opposition and, on paper at least, are unlikely to have it any easier against the four-time European champions. The teams  [ Read More ]

Bayern Munchen vs. Manchester City UEFA Champions League preview

Having opened their UEFA Champions League campaign with a fine away win, Bayern München host Manchester City on matchday two hoping to maintain their impressive home record against English opposition. This is the first meeting between the Group A rivals with Bayern holding the early advantage in the section thanks to a 2-0 win at  [ Read More ]

Real Madrid vs. Ajax UEFA Champions League preview

Real Madrid scored six goals without reply when they faced Ajax Amsterdam  in last season’s UEFA Champions League group stage and will be looking for a similar show of strength when the teams reunite at Santiago Bernabéu. The Spanish side opened Group D with a 1-0 win at GNK Dinamo Zagreb, Ángel Di María scoring  [ Read More ]

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The FIFA Ethics Committee, under the chairmanship of Claudio Sulser (Switzerland), has decided to ban Guyana FA president Colin Klass from taking part in any football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of 26 months and fined 5,000 CHF. Guyana FA president Colin Klass was found to have breached various articles of  [ Read More ]

The FIFA Appeal Committee, under the chairmanship of Francisco Acosta (Ecuador), has confirmed the decisions taken by the FIFA Ethics Committee on 23 July 2011 regarding the ban on FIFA Executive Committee member Mohammed bin Hammam for a breach of the FIFA Code of Ethics. The appeal made by Mohammed bin Hammam has been rejected  [ Read More ]

Steaua Bucuresti vs. Schalke 04 UEFA Europa League preview

Steaua Bucuresti will look to take inspiration from a new coach as they take on last season’s UEFA Champions League semi-finalists Schalke 04 in their opening UEFA Europa League Group J game. The sides are meeting for the first time in Europe. Steaua’s record in 12 games against German opponents is a somewhat dispiriting W1  [ Read More ]

PAOK vs. Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Europa League preview

PAOK FC will look to get their UEFA Europa League Group A campaign off to a positive start against Tottenham Hotspur FC, with the Greek side featuring a number of players who know visiting boss Harry Redknapp well. The clubs are meeting for the first time in UEFA competition. PAOK met Spurs’ north London rivals  [ Read More ]