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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009
Sixteen months from the start of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, FIFA begins the ticketing process on Friday with its first sales phase kicking off via FIFA.com starting at 1:00 pm in South Africa (or 6 am ET/3 am PT). "The fervor is already palpable within South Africa ... Read the whole story
At least for now, it appears Sven Goran Eriksson is still the best man for the job in Mexico, receiving a strong endorsement Thursday in comments made by Mexican Futbol Federation (FMF) President Justin Compean, who reminded restless fans and media alike that they "hired Sven so we could go ... Read the whole story
The future of the phenomenon of online-owned soccer teams is in jeopardy, as the owners of the world's first Internet-run team, Ebbsfleet United, need at least 3,000 investors to pay up on Thursday in order to retain rights to the English Conference team, writes ESPN Soccernet. Ebbsfleet was originally purchased ... Read the whole story
Joining a growing choir of EPL peers in support of recently sacked Luiz Felipe Scolari, Bolton Wanderers coach Gary Megson took his turn Wednesday to state "it didn't need changing at Chelsea." Quick to point out that Scolari's time with the team was reduced to "two or three results that ... Read the whole story
Hull City officials had their worst fears confirmed Wednesday, as marquee mid-season transfer pickup Jimmy Bullard was found to need ACL reconstruction and will miss the remainder of the 2008-09 Premier League season. The 30-year-old midfielder just signed a 4½ -year, $7.5 million deal after coming over from Fulham, but ... Read the whole story
According to The Sun's Derek Brown, officials from world powers Real Madrid and Chelsea are already keeping tabs on the skills of 6-year-old, Algerian-born Madin Mohammed, who is drawing comparisons with countryman Zinedine Zidane after a highlight video has circulated on French TV. Read the whole story
"Weah was a real surprise. For me it was like a child discovering a chocolate bunny in his garden at Easter. I have never seen any player explode on to the scene like he did." Arsene Wenger on bringing the Liberian living legend to French club Monaco when he was ... Read the whole story
While tickets might be ready to fly off the shelves, completion of South African stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup is still a concern, with the AP reporting Thursday that construction on Mbomela Stadium "will miss its completion deadline after hundreds of workers were fired for going on an ... Read the whole story


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