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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Friday, Dec. 20, 2013
Spain has finished 2013 as the top ranked international team in the world for the sixth straight year, and the 28th consecutive month, according to the FIFA’s December rankings released on Thursday. Germany was second in an unchanged top 10, followed by Argentina, Colombia, Portugal, Uruguay, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands ... Read the whole story
Luis Suarez on Friday signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool. The Uruguayan striker cited the support he’s received from Liverpool fans and staff as one of the main reasons for extending his contract. "I am delighted to have agreed a new deal with Liverpool and have my future secured ... Read the whole story
The Dutch member of the European Parliament (MEP) Derk Jan Eppink in September claimed that Bankia, which was last year bailed out by the Spanish government, paid part of the world record $132 million fee that Real Madrid paid for Gareth Bale last summer, and demanded an investigation into the ... Read the whole story
UEFA President Michel Platini has vowed to ban third-party ownership, a practice that is commonplace in several countries with Brazil being the most prominent. Speaking after the UEFA Congress this week, Platini told reporters that Europe's governing body has long planned to eradicate third-party ownership from Europe. Read the whole story
Fulham hopes that the loan signing of former player Clint Dempsey will turn its season around and help the club avoid relegation. The Seattle Sounders forward was in London on Thursday trying to finalize a two-month loan deal during the Major League Soccer off-season. While West Ham and other clubs ... Read the whole story
The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust (THST) has asked club chairman Daniel Levy to explain why he fired Andre Villas-Boas and to also outline "his plans moving forward." AVB was fired on Monday following Spurs' 5-0 Premier League defeat at home to Liverpool, while former technical director Tim Sherwood was placed ... Read the whole story
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been suspended for two games by the English FA for making an offensive/nsulting/abusive gesture during the Gunners’ 6-3 loss at Manchester City at the Etihad on Dec. 14th. The incident was not seen by match officials but was caught on video. While admitting his guilt, ... Read the whole story
Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay has been told by owner Vincent Tan to resign or he will be fired, the BBC reported on Thursday. In an email, Tan criticized the 41-year-old Scot in a range of areas, such as signings, transfer budgets, results on the field and style of play. ... Read the whole story


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