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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006
Italy and Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro said he's unconcerned by the criticism that's come his way since France Football awarded him with the Ballon d'Or, or the European Player of the Year award, given annually to Europe's top performer. Interestingly, most of the high-profile complaints came from Frenchman, including ... Read the whole story
Arsene Wenger is furious that his striker and captain, Thierry Henry, has been snubbed from FIFA's World Player of the Year award. The list is now down to three, with Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro, retired France captain Zinedine Zidane, and Brazilian playmaker Ronaldinho all vying for soccer's top individual prize. ... Read the whole story
France has a soccer problem: the sport is plagued by violence and hate, and something needs to be done. In recent years, Ligue 1 has become a breeding and testing ground for a group of fans who call themselves "The Ultras." They're racist, rightwing, anti-Semitic and violent, and they use ... Read the whole story
Major League Soccer is the perfect testing ground for video replay, writes Jamie Trecker of Fox Soccer. He says sports fans in the States are used to video replay in football, hockey and basketball, and they're also used to frequent game stoppages. After all, America is the home of the ... Read the whole story

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