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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Monday, Dec. 17, 2007
Juan Sebastian Veron's deal with Major League Soccer collapsed over the weekend after the Argentine revealed that he couldn't leave behind his teammates and the club he supported as a boy. The Estudiantes playmaker had agreed to a multiyear contract that would have paid him nearly $4 million per year. ... Read the whole story
Ballon d'Or winner Kaka also took home FIFA's top individual prize, heralding the arrival of a new generation of stars. The 25-year-old Brazilian was competing with Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo, 22, and Barcelona's Lionel Messi, 20, for the prestigious award. "All three of us are young," Kaka told reporters before ... Read the whole story
Real Madrid striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy believes Los Merengues have nothing to lose when they play Barcelona in the season's first "clasico" at the Nou Camp this weekend. An "unimpressive, though ruthlessly efficient" Real side beat Osasuna 2-0 at home on Sunday, while Barca looked more effective in a commanding ... Read the whole story
England's new coach, Fabio Capello, was coy over the chances of Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham's chances of earning a spot on his squad. However, Capello, who famously dropped and then recalled Beckham as coach of Real Madrid last season, indicated that he wouldn't rule out including the 32-year-old. ... Read the whole story
They're already calling it a two-horse race for the 2007-08 English Premiership, after Arsenal and Manchester United, first and second in the EPL standings, defeated Chelsea and Liverpool, third and fourth heading into the weekend matches, respectively, on Sunday. Classic encounters they were not, but both United and Arsenal emerged ... Read the whole story


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