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Archive for November, 2011

Metalist Kharkiv vs. Austria Wien UEFA Europa League preview

A defeat  in Ukraine, and victory  for AZ Alkmaar at Malmo FF, will see FK Austria Wien out of  the UEFA Europa League, while victory will put FC Metalist Kharkiv into the round of 32. A Cleiton Xavier penalty completed a Metalist comeback when the Ukrainian team won 2-1 in the sides’ first meeting on  [ Read More ]

Legia Warszawa vs. PSV Eindhoven UEFA Europa League preview

With both teams already certain of a place in the round of 32, Legia Warszawa and PSV Eindhoven meet in Poland – the visitors safe in the knowledge a victory would guarantee them top spot in Group C. A tremendous Dries Mertens strike after 21 minutes settled the sides’ first meeting in PSV’s favour on  [ Read More ]

Stade Rennes vs. Udinese Calcio UEFA Europa League preview

Stade Rennes‘s UEFA Europa League hopes are hanging by a thread as they welcome Udinese Calcio on matchday five, needing a win to reignite their campaign and keep their dreams of progression alive. Rennes lost 2-1 in Italy when the sides met for the first time on matchday one. The visitors took an 18th-minute lead  [ Read More ]

Seedings for UEFA EURO 2012 Final Draw

After the completion of the UEFA EURO 2012 qualifiers, UEFA announced the seedings to be used for the Final Draw, taking place at the Palace of Arts in Kyiv, Ukraine, on 2 December at 19:00 local time (18:00 CET). The 16 teams that will participate in the final round of the UEFA European Football Championship  [ Read More ]

National Team Coefficient Ranking Europe (16 November 2011)

European National Team Coefficient Ranking, Matches considered up to 16/11/2011: EURO 2008   (QC / FT)   20% WC 2010   (QC / FT)   40% EURO 2012   (QC / –)   40% ( 1 ) Spain  43,116 ( 2 ) Netherlands  40,860 ( 3 ) Germany  40,446 ( 4 )  Italy  34,357 ( 5 ) England  33,563 ( 6  [ Read More ]

2011 FIFA Puskas Award: Ten best goals of the year announced

The race to determine the winner of the FIFA Puskás Award for the “best goal of the year” has started on Fans from across the world will decide which of the ten goals selected by FIFA’s football experts will be the winner of this award. Videos of the ten goals, as well as the  [ Read More ]

AC Milan vs. FC Barcelona UEFA Champions League preview

First place in Group H is at stake when AC Milan host FC Barcelona at San Siro on matchday five. With both sides already qualified for the last 16, Barcelona travel to Italy with a two-point lead knowing victory will win them the group. The sides have met 12 times in UEFA competition, recording four  [ Read More ]

Bayer 04 Leverkusen vs. Chelsea FC UEFA Champions League preview

Bayer 04 Leverkusen trail Chelsea FC by two points as the race to finish first in Group E comes to the boil and their ambitions will be enhanced if they can inflict a first defeat on the London side in this season’s UEFA Champions League. A Chelsea victory would give them a place in the  [ Read More ]

Real Madrid vs. Dinamo Zagreb UEFA Champions League preview

Already assured of a top-two finish in Group D with two games to spare, Real Madrid will be looking to continue their exhilarating form against a  Dinamo Zagreb team who lie in bottom place with no points or goals. When the teams met at Stadion Maksimir on 14 September, a second-half strike from Ángel Di  [ Read More ]

Bayern Munchen vs. Villarreal CF UEFA Champions League preview

Bayern Munchen host Group A’s bottom side Villarreal CF on matchday five looking to wrap up qualification for the last 16 for the fourth year running. Bayern lead the group by three points from Manchester City FC and will secure their progress with victory. If they should win and City fail to beat SSC Napoli  [ Read More ]