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Archive for October, 2011

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Rubin Kazan UEFA Europa League preview

The leading lights in UEFA Europa League Group A meet on matchday three hoping that their strikers may have a useful inside line on their opponents at White Hart Lane. The sides are meeting for the first time in UEFA competition, and this is also Rubin Kazan‘s first game against an English side. Tottenham Hotspur  [ Read More ]

Chelsea FC vs. Genk UEFA Champions League preview

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Chelsea FC have made their customary strong start in the UEFA Champions League and in their first meeting with Genk will be looking to extend an unbeaten home record in the group stage which stretches back eight years. As well as the first meeting between the teams, this is also Genk’s maiden experience of opponents from  [ Read More ]

Otelul Galati vs. Manchester United UEFA Champions League preview

Manchester United will go in search of their first victory in Group C at the third attempt when they visit Oţelul Galaţi on matchday three. The last time United failed to win either of their first two games in a UEFA Champions League group phase was in 1998/99 when they ended up lifting the trophy for  [ Read More ]

Napoli vs. Bayern Munchen UEFA Champions League preview

Group A leaders Bayern München face their nemesis from last season’s UEFA Champions League when they visit Napoli on matchday three. It was Napoli‘s Goran Pandev who scored the goal that eliminated Bayern München in the last 16 in March, his 88th-minute strike earning former club FC Internazionale Milano an away-goals victory, although a thigh  [ Read More ]

Manchester City vs. Villarreal UEFA Champions League preview

Manchester City and Villarreal CF are both still seeking a first victory in Group A going into the first of their back-to-back meetings in north west England. City took their first UEFA Champions League point when drawing at home to SSC Napoli but their subsequent defeat at FC Bayern München leaves them just a point  [ Read More ]

WADA to withdraw CAS appeal in case of Mexican footballers

FIFA would like to express its satisfaction with the decision taken by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to withdraw its appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) regarding the decision not to sanction five Mexican footballers who tested positive for clenbuterol during the CONCACAF Gold Cup in June 2011. This announcement by WADA  [ Read More ]

UEFA EURO 2012 play-offs draw: Turkey vs. Croatia clash

The UEFA EURO 2012 play-offs draw took place in Krakow. It will be a repeat of the epic quarter-final from EURO 2008 when Turkey eliminated Croatia after penalties. UEFA EURO 2012 Play-off draw Turkey vs. Croatia Estonia vs. Republic of Ireland Czech Republic vs. Montenegro Bosnia and Herzegovina vs. Portugal First legs: 11/12 November Second  [ Read More ]

2011-2012 UEFA Champions League: Did you know?

2011-2012 UEFA Champions League interesting facts Domestic champions: This season’s competition features 17 domestic league winners from last season, with Groups G (FC Porto, FC Shakhtar Donetsk, FC Zenit St Petersburg, APOEL FC) and H (FC Barcelona, AC Milan, FC BATE Borisov, FC Viktoria Plzeň) both featuring four title holders and Group C three (Manchester  [ Read More ]

UEFA Euro 1964

The 1964 UEFA European Football Championship, then called the European Nations Cup, was the second edition of the quadrennial European Football Championship, endorsed by UEFA. The final tournament was held in Spain. It was won by the hosts 2-1 over defending champions Soviet Union. The tournament was a knockout competition; 29 teams entered (Greece withdrew  [ Read More ]

UEFA Euro 1960

The 1960 UEFA European Football Championship, then called the European Nations Cup, was the first European Football Championship, held every four years and endorsed by UEFA. TZZYXSXDTPMY The final tournament was held in France. It was won by the Soviet Union 2-1 who beat Yugoslavia in Paris after extra time. The tournament was a knockout  [ Read More ]