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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, Sept. 22, 2006
Anglo-Iranian businessman Kia Joorabchian, who helped orchestrate the transfer of Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano from Corinthians in Brazil to West Ham United in England, has found the backer he needs to help finance a full takeover of the English club. Israeli businessman Eli Papoushado confirmed yesterday that he wanted ... Read the whole story
Brazilian legend Romario, who just finished a successful season with Miami FC in USL-1, told reporters on Thursday he's just 16 goals shy of reaching the 1,000 mark for his professional career. The 40-year-old striker, who won the World Cup with Brazil at USA '94, said he had received an ... Read the whole story
Tuesday night's Panorama report certainly had its intended effect: everyone from FIFA to UEFA to the English Football Association to the individual clubs whose officials were implicated in the investigative report about "bung" or bribery culture in English soccer seems to have taken a keen interest in the outcome of ... Read the whole story
Manchester United has hit back at suggestions in the British press that Wayne Rooney has lost his appetite for the game. Assistant coach Carlos Queiroz said the club shouldn't be expected to work miracles with a player who has only played five or six games in the last six months. ... Read the whole story
He really can do no wrong: following his famous head-butt (you can't really say "infamous" anymore) in the World Cup final, Zinedine Zidane's popularity is as high as ever. And no one is more acutely aware of (or concerned with) these things than advertisers. Says the Wall Street Journal, "the ... Read the whole story

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