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Home > Section 2 Around the Net > Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013
An Arsenal fan in Uganda lost his house after betting that the Gunners would beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. Henry Dhabasani, who has three wives and five children, bet his house with friend Rashid Yiga that Arsenal would beat the Premier League champion. In return, Yiga bet ... Read the whole story
Uruguay all but secured its passage to the 2014 World Cup by crushing Jordan, 5-0, in Amman on Wednesday. Goals from Maxi Pereira, Cristian Stuani, Nicolas Lodeiro, Cristian Rodriguez and Edinson Cavani ensured that the Celeste would take an insurmountable lead home to the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo next week. ... Read the whole story
The Professional Footballers' Association of England is putting pressure on UEFA to require teams to use at least three "homegrown" players-meaning players who have trained with a given club for at least three seasons between the ages of 16 and 21-in their starting lineups in European competitions, the BBC reports. ... Read the whole story
Lionel Messi on Tuesday posted a message to his Facebook page thanking those who have sent him messages of support while he recovers from a recent hamstring tear, which is expected to keep him sidelined for up to eight weeks. Read the whole story
It looks like Edin Dzeko will be on the market this January. According to, Manchester City has no plans to offer the striker, whose contract expires in 18 months, a new deal, so it may listen to offers for the Bosnian over the winter transfer window. Dzeko, 27, has ... Read the whole story
Chelsea is still paying former coach Roberto Di Matteo, who was fired 12 months ago, his $208,000 per week salary, as the Italian did not agree to a pay-off settlement when he was axed by Blues owner Roman Abramovich last season. He will continue to be paid through June 2014 ... Read the whole story
Fulham on Tuesday appointed former Manchester United assistant Rene Meulensteen as co-head coach alongside current manager Martin Jol. Meulensteen, 49, left the Premier League champion in June after it was revealed that David Moyes would be the successor to the retiring Alex Ferguson. The Dutchman then joined Anzhi Makhachkala in ... Read the whole story
Manchester United could be without Michael Carrick for up to six weeks after the England midfielder withdrew from Roy Hodgson's squad due to a persistent Achilles injury, the Guardian reports. His United teammate Danny Welbeck also withdrew from the England squad on Tuesday, although Welbeck is expected to return after ... Read the whole story

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