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October 9, 2013

Ex-FIFA official calls awarding 2022 World Cup to Qatar 'big mistake' over health fears
22:01 GMT

The former FIFA technical inspector, who led the official inspection of the bidding nations, has said that the world football governing body has made a mistake by awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar and will put the health of players and fans at risk if the tournament is not moved from the summer.

 Iraq pull out of Gulf Cup as tournament is moved to Saudi Arabia
21:57 GMT

The Iraqi national football team has withdrawn from the 22nd Gulf Cup in protest over the decision to move the tournament from Al Basra to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.

Harry Redknapp: I made Gareth Bale into a tough player
16:16 GMT

Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has claimed that he made Gareth Bale the player he is today by toughening him up when he was at Spurs.

Liverpool captain explains why former Chelsea man is flourishing on Merseyside
13:50 GMT

Liverpool Captain Steven Gerrard discussed the rise to stardom of Daniel Sturridge at Anfield since the young 24-year-old forward arrived from Chelsea in January early this year.

Hernandez hints at leaving Man Utd
12:53 GMT

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has admitted that he may have to leave the club to start playing as regularly as he would like.

October 8, 2013

Iraq hasn't decided withdrawal from 22nd Gulf Cup
22:46 GMT

President of the Iraqi Football Association, Najeh Humoud, said that his country has not yet taken the decision of withdrawal from the 22nd Gulf Cup, after the decision was taken to transfer the event from Basra to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Eto'o adapting to Premier League style
16:47 GMT

The Cameroon international has yet to score since making his summer move to Stamford Bridge from Anzhi Makhachkala, but insists he is improving with every match

Manchester United youngster declines Belgian offer
12:35 GMT

This weekend the world got introduced to the talents of Manchester United youngster Adnan Januzaj the way it was meant to happen, with a match winning brace against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light when the pressure was truly on.

October 7, 2013

Tottenham News: Spurs interested in Juventus star
22:21 GMT

Andrea Pirlo continues to make headlines even at the age of 34, and it is not just because of his abilities on the pitch. Rumours about the Italian international joining Tottenham have grown in the last few days after former Chelsea manager Gianluca Vialli said that there has been contact between the two parties.

Manchester United: Rooney Says to Blame the Players not Moyes
15:35 GMT

Although Manchester United did manage to take all three points against Sunderland this weekend, the Red Devils continue to struggle this season with their form and winning mentality as they continue to be on a poor run of form this year.

Man U youngster Januzaj to be offered new four-year contract by Moyes
12:38 GMT

Premier League club Manchester United is likely to offer youngster Adnan Januzaj a new contract after he served notice of his huge talent with two stunning strikes in United's 2-1 win at Sunderland recently.

October 6, 2013

Mourinho: Lampard came close to leaving Chelsea
21:58 GMT

Frank Lampard has been a Chelsea player since 2001, and he has risen to the status of a legend during this period. Many would say that he has been Chelsea through and through,

UEFA plots to turn Euro Championships into alternative World Cup
16:39 GMT

The UEFA European Championships could be expanded into a huge rival to the World Cup by inviting outside teams to compete, and the likes of Brazil, Argentina, Japan and Mexico could be given the opportunity to play at EURO 2020.

Manchester United target De Rossi happy to be a one-club man
14:18 GMT

Daniele De Rossi is regarded as one of the finest Italian midfielders, and quite possibly, one of the best defensive midfielders of his generation.

US invites Iran to play 'friendly' soccer match in April 2014
12:36 GMT

The US Soccer Federation has reportedly invited the national soccer team of Iran to play a friendly match slated to be held in America during the last week of April 2014, if conditions for the match are upheld.