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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Monday, July 1, 2013
Brazil forward Neymar hailed his teammates for their comprehensive 3-0 defeat of reigning world champion Spain in the FIFA Confederations Cup final on Sunday. "We have achieved something which everyone thought was impossible -- and proved that nothing is impossible. The team played incredibly well -- more than people expected. ... Read the whole story
Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque was philosophical in defeat following his team's 3-0 defeat to host Brazil in the FIFA Confederations Cup final on Sunday. He admitted that Spain had been second best on the night. "They were better than us and we have to congratulate them," the former Real ... Read the whole story
Following Brazil's 3-0 trouncing of world champion Spain in the Confederations Cup final, FIFA President Sepp Blatter did his usual event post-mortem, saying that despite the widespread protests throughout the country, the tournament was definitely a success. Read the whole story
FIFA on Monday threw South Africa a World Cup qualifying lifeline after its group rival Ethiopia, which had already won the group with one match to play, was deducted three points for fielding Minyahile Teshome Beyene, who was supposed to be suspended, in a game against Botswana. The violation meant ... Read the whole story
Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez has been told by new coach Pep Guardiola that he is not part of the Spaniard's plans, leaving the 27-year-old free to negotiate with other clubs. Gomez has spoken openly of his desire to leave the Treble-winner so he can play in "100 percent of ... Read the whole story
The Mirror reports that Manchester United coach David Moyes' first order of business will be to sign Benfica defender Ezequiel Garay for $26 million. Moyes is also still trying to sign Everton defender Leighton Baines, after the initial bid was rejected by his former club. Read the whole story
Tottenham coach Andre Villas-Boas is close to agreeing a $26 million deal for Dinamo Zagreb pair Alen Halilovic and Tin Jedvaj, both 17. Last season, Halilovic, an attacking midfielder, became the second-youngest player to play in a UEFA Champions League game. AVB is also reportedly close to signing Barcelona striker ... Read the whole story


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