Al Bawaba - Sports http://www.albawaba.com/rss/all en Klose: Winning World Cup more important than being leading scorer http://www.albawaba.com/sport/klose-world-cup-589651 <p>German striker Miroslav Klose has reportedly insisted that if his side loses against Argentina in the World Cup final then his becoming the World Cup's all-time leading scorer would mean nothing.</p> <p>Klose dethroned Brazilian striker Ronaldo from the record books when he scored Germany's second goal in their 7-1 semifinal victory over the hosts to take his overall tally to 16 goals in 23 games.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/klose-world-cup-589651" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/klose_ghana_germany.jpg" alt="Miroslav Klose" title="Miroslav Klose" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright © 2014 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/klose-world-cup-589651" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/klose-world-cup-589651#comments Sport Main headlines International Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:03:08 +0000 589651 at http://www.albawaba.com Germany counting on 'secret plan' to stop Messi in WC final http://www.albawaba.com/sport/germany-messi-world-cup-final-589650 <p>Germany has reportedly revealed that they have a secret plan to defend Argentine ace Lionel Messi's attack on Sunday's World Cup final at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium.</p> <p>Germany's assistant coach Hansi Flick said that there is a special plan to cope with Messi, who has won the Ballon d'Or award four times, but refused to give details on the same.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/germany-messi-world-cup-final-589650" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/messi_wc.jpg" alt="Lionel Messi" title="Lionel Messi" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aninews.in" title="Asian News International (ANI)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/239.png" title="Asian News International (ANI)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 aninews.in All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/germany-messi-world-cup-final-589650" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/germany-messi-world-cup-final-589650#comments Sport Main headlines International Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:58:17 +0000 589650 at http://www.albawaba.com Al Ahly's Fathi set for Arsenal trial http://www.albawaba.com/sport/al-ahly-fathi-arsenal-589614 <p>Egypt international Ahmed Fathi will have a trial at Arsenal after Al Ahly confirmed that the right-back is due in London on Friday. Fathi&nbsp;spent six months on loan at Hull City in the second half of the 2012-13 Championship season and, despite making just one start and six league appearances, he now has the chance to impress Arsene Wenger. The Egyptian Premier League club confirmed on their official Facebook page that the 29-year-old will leave for London on Friday and will miss his side's Egypt Cup semi-final on Monday.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/al-ahly-fathi-arsenal-589614" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/ahmed_fathi.jpg" alt="Al Ahly right-back Fathi set for Arsenal trial" title="Al Ahly right-back Fathi set for Arsenal trial" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright © 2014 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/al-ahly-fathi-arsenal-589614" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/al-ahly-fathi-arsenal-589614#comments Sport Main headlines Egypt UK Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:15:59 +0000 589614 at http://www.albawaba.com Barcelona & Liverpool confirm Luis Suarez transfer http://www.albawaba.com/sport/barcelona-liverpool-luis-suarez-589611 <p>Liverpool have confirmed they have reached agreement with Barcelona for the transfer of striker Luis Suarez.The Spanish giants have long been linked with the Uruguayan forward and confirmation of the move came on Friday, with Barca saying in a statement on their official website that he will be in Catalonia next week to put pen to paper on a five-year deal and complete his medical.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/barcelona-liverpool-luis-suarez-589611" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/suarez_england_uruguay.jpg" alt="Luis Suarez" title="Luis Suarez" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright © 2014 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/barcelona-liverpool-luis-suarez-589611" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/barcelona-liverpool-luis-suarez-589611#comments Sport Main headlines Spain UK Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:49:10 +0000 589611 at http://www.albawaba.com Official: Arsenal sign Alexis Sanchez http://www.albawaba.com/sport/arsenal-alexis-sanchez-589570 <p>Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona in what <strong>Goal</strong> understands is a €40 million [£32m] deal.The Chile international forward, who underwent a medical on Thursday afternoon, becomes the second-most expensive purchase in the Gunners' history.After scoring two goals at the World Cup in Brazil and impressing in his three seasons at Camp Nou, where he scored 39 times in 88 appearances, the Gunners have beaten off competition from Liverpool and Juventus to land the forward.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/arsenal-alexis-sanchez-589570" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/sanchez_alexis-chile.jpg" alt="Official: Arsenal sign Alexis Sanchez" title="Official: Arsenal sign Alexis Sanchez" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright © 2014 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/arsenal-alexis-sanchez-589570" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/arsenal-alexis-sanchez-589570#comments Sport Main headlines Spain UK Thu, 10 Jul 2014 21:43:49 +0000 589570 at http://www.albawaba.com Official: Atletico Madrid sign Mandzukic http://www.albawaba.com/sport/atletico-madrid-mandzukic-589515 <p><a href="http://en.clubatleticodemadrid.com/" target="_blank">Atletico Madrid</a>&nbsp;have confirmed the signing of&nbsp;<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Mandzukic" target="_blank">Mario Mandzukic</a> from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fcbayern.de/en/" target="_blank">Bayern Munich</a> for a fee believed to be in the region of €22 million.Bayern already announced earlier this week that they had agreed verbal terms with Atletico and Mandzukic has now signed a four-year deal with his new club after passing his medical.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/atletico-madrid-mandzukic-589515" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/mario_mandzukic_slide.jpg" alt="Atletico Madrid sign Mario Mandzukic" title="Atletico Madrid sign Mario Mandzukic" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright © 2014 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/atletico-madrid-mandzukic-589515" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/atletico-madrid-mandzukic-589515#comments Sport Main headlines Germany Spain Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:30:11 +0000 589515 at http://www.albawaba.com Man City want to keep Toure despite midfielder's latest claims to quit club http://www.albawaba.com/sport/yaya-toure-manchester-city-589509 <p>Despite <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaya_Toure" target="_blank"> Yaya Toure</a>'s lastest claims that he would do everything to quit <a href="http://www.mcfc.com" target="_blank"> Manchester City</a>, the club will not sell the midfielder.</p> <p>An Ivory Coast teammate of Toure's has said that the midfielder has had enough of City's hierarchy and would not stay with them.</p> <p>The unnamed player said that Toure would do everything to ensure his departure this summer, The Mirror reported.</p> <div 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(ANI)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 aninews.in All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/yaya-toure-manchester-city-589509" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/yaya-toure-manchester-city-589509#comments Sport Main headlines UK Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:53:45 +0000 589509 at http://www.albawaba.com Is Lewandowski essential for Bayern Munich or Not? http://www.albawaba.com/sport/lewandowski-essential-bayern-munich-or-not-589507 <p><a href="http://www.fcbayern.de/en/" target="_blank">Bayern Munich</a> were such a joy to watch last season, there is no question about that. The German giants dropped points on only 5 occasions over the complete duration of the season. Bayern only lost once. On their journey to complete their magnificent treble, winning the Bundesliga, the Champions League and the DFB-Pokal, becoming to first German team in history to do so - the club earned themselves countless people who were full of positive thoughts.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/lewandowski-essential-bayern-munich-or-not-589507" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/lewandowski_bayern.jpg" alt="Robert Lewandowski: Essential or not?" title="Robert Lewandowski: Essential or not?" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.swol.co" title="SWOL" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/1512.png" title="SWOL" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 SWOL.co | Soccer Without Limits. | All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/lewandowski-essential-bayern-munich-or-not-589507" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/lewandowski-essential-bayern-munich-or-not-589507#comments Sport Main headlines Germany Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:41:13 +0000 589507 at http://www.albawaba.com Schumacher's Ferrari suit expected to fetch more than 15,000 pounds at auction http://www.albawaba.com/sport/schumacher-ferrari-suit-auction-589494 <p>Formula One legend <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Schumacher" target="_blank"> Michael Schumacher</a>'s red Ferrari race suit is reportedly expected to fetch more than 15,000 pounds at an auction.</p> <p>The seven-time <a href="http://www.formula1.com/" target="_blank"> Formula One</a> champion's iconic red and white Ferrari zip-up, which he donned at the 2006 British Grand Prix, has Schumacher's name embroidered on the belt alongside a host of sponsors.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/schumacher-ferrari-suit-auction-589494" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/M__schumacher.jpg" alt="Schumacher&#039;s red Ferrari suit expected to fetch more than 15,000 pounds at auction" title="Schumacher&#039;s red Ferrari suit expected to fetch more than 15,000 pounds at auction" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.aninews.in" title="Asian News International (ANI)" target="_blank"><img src="http://pub.syndigate.info/logos/small/239.png" title="Asian News International (ANI)" border="0" /></a> Copyright © 2014 aninews.in All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/schumacher-ferrari-suit-auction-589494" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/schumacher-ferrari-suit-auction-589494#comments Other sports Sport Germany Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:11:18 +0000 589494 at http://www.albawaba.com Sabella: Argentina made history after difficult win over Netherlands http://www.albawaba.com/sport/sabella-argentina-netherlands-589290 <p>By Kris Voakes</p> <p>Alejandro Sabella&nbsp;has praised his&nbsp;Argentina&nbsp;players for having made history in reaching the World Cup final with a penalty shoot-out win over&nbsp;Netherlands.After a 0-0 draw, the Albiceleste won 4-2 on penalties to set up a clash with Germany at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.</p> <p>And Sabella was quick to thank his players for their efforts in seeing off Louis van Gaal’s stubborn outfit.</p> <div class="field field-type-imceimage field-field-headline-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/sport/sabella-argentina-netherlands-589290" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb imagecache-linked imagecache-article_headline_thumb_linked"><img src="http://albawabacdn.albawabamiddleea.netdna-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/article_headline_thumb/im/sport/sabella.jpg" alt="Argentina have made history - Sabella" title="Argentina have made history - Sabella" class="imagecache imagecache-article_headline_thumb" width="147" height="147" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-computed field-field-attribution"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright © 2014 Goal.com All rights reserved. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.albawaba.com/sport/sabella-argentina-netherlands-589290" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.albawaba.com/sport/sabella-argentina-netherlands-589290#comments Sport Main headlines International Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:33:19 +0000 589290 at http://www.albawaba.com