Sport in Europe http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23265/all en Soccer-Katanec back in charge of Slovenia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/soccer-katanec-back-charge-slovenia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>LJUBLJANA, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Srecko Katanec was named Slovenia's coach for the second time on Friday after guiding the team to Euro 2000 and the 2002 World Cup during his first spell in charge.</p> <p>"The NZS executive board decided unanimously to appoint Katanec instead of Slavisa Stojanovic who parted company with the national team by mutual consent in December," the Slovenian FA said on its official website (www.nzs.si).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/soccer-katanec-back-charge-slovenia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Contact Details Football in Slovenia Person Career Slaviša Stojanovič Slovenia Sport in Europe Srečko Katanec Srecko Katanec Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 17:18:08 +0000 5731143 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Serbian Jesic takes over at CSKA Sofia again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-1-soccer-serbian-jesic-takes-over-at-cska-sofia-again <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Jesic back for second spell in charge</p> <p>* Sacked Mladenov hits back at CSKA (Adds Mladenov quotes)</p> <p>SOFIA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - CSKA Sofia's former coach Miodrag Jesic has returned for a second spell in charge of the 31-times Bulgarian league champions.</p> <p>"Miodrag Jesic is the new coach of CSKA," chief executive Georgi Iliev told reporters at the club's Bulgarska Armiya stadium on Monday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-1-soccer-serbian-jesic-takes-over-at-cska-sofia-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Balgarska Armiya Stadium CSKA Sofia Football in Bulgaria Georgi Iliev Miodrag Ješić Mladenov Person Attributes Person Career PFC CSKA Sofia PFC Litex Lovech Quotation Sport in Bulgaria Sport in Europe Stoycho Mladenov Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:39 +0000 5731329 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Struggling Brondby to cut wages by 25 percent http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-struggling-brondby-cut-wages-25-percent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>COPENHAGEN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Brondby have announced that wages at the Copenhagen club are to be cut by 25 percent across the board.</p> <p>"We hope and believe that all employees will agree to this as it is the key to securing the short and long-term capital and liquidity and the continuation of the club," chief executive Tommy Hakansson said in a statement.</p> <p>An initial 10 percent wage cut is to be implemented immediately with a further 15 percent coming in three months.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-struggling-brondby-cut-wages-25-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business CDATA Copenhagen Denmark FIFA 100 Labor Law Michael Laudrup Person Career Person Location Peter Schmeichel Quotation Schmeichel Sport in Europe UEFA European Football Championship XML Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:45:29 +0000 5731608 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Modric adapting to Spain, says Real team mate Alonso http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-modric-adapting-spain-says-real-team-mate-alonso <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>MADRID, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Xabi Alonso has backed Real Madrid team mate Luka Modric to come good despite an indifferent start to the Croatia midfielder's La Liga career.</p> <p>Modric, 27, left Tottenham Hotspur in August and has started only eight of his new club's 18 La Liga matches and three of six Champions League games.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-modric-adapting-spain-says-real-team-mate-alonso" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Spain Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 15:15:04 +0000 5731621 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-More fixtures add extra belief to Swansea - Laudrup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-more-fixtures-add-extra-belief-swansea-laudrup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - As Swansea City's fixture list grows longer so too does their self-belief, manager Michael Laudrup said on the eve of the Welsh club's first major semi-final for almost 50 years.</p> <p>Swansea travel to European champions Chelsea for their Capital One (League) Cup semi-final first leg encounter on Wednesday having lost just twice in 15 games in all competitions stretching back to late October.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-more-fixtures-add-extra-belief-swansea-laudrup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA 100 Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:15:28 +0000 5731707 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Bulgaria and Hungary told to play behind closed doors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-soccer-bulgaria-and-hungary-told-play-behind-closed-do <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds details)</p> <p>BERNE, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Bulgaria will play their next home World Cup qualifier behind closed doors after racism by fans and Hungary have been given the same punishment for the anti-semitic behaviour of supporters against Israel, FIFA said on Tuesday.</p> <p>In an unusually strongly worded statement from world soccer's governing body as it battles a slew of racism issues, FIFA described the behaviour of Hungary fans in the August friendly in Budapest as "abhorrent".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-soccer-bulgaria-and-hungary-told-play-behind-closed-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Netherlands Labor Sport in Europe Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:30:37 +0000 5731754 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Galatasaray say open talks to sign Sneijder http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-galatasaray-say-open-talks-sign-sneijder <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - Galatasaray have opened talks to try to sign Inter Milan's out-of-favour Dutch playmaker Wesley Sneijder, the Turkish league leaders said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The 28-year-old has not played for the Italian side since negotiations aimed at getting him to accept a cut in wages broke down in November.</p> <p>"Galatasaray have begun talks with Inter for the transfer of Wesley Sneijder," a statement from the Turkish champions said.</p> <p>"The public will be informed of developments."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-galatasaray-say-open-talks-sign-sneijder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Netherlands Sport in Europe Technology Wesley Sneijder Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:00:22 +0000 5731798 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Sporting and Porto agree swap of Izmailov for Miguel Lopes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-sporting-and-porto-agree-swap-izmailov-miguel-lopes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LISBON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Portuguese Premier League club Sporting agreed to swap Russian midfielder Marat Izmailov for Porto's Portugal international Miguel Lopes, the Lisbon club said in a statement on Tuesday.</p> <p>"Sporting informs that Marat Izmailov was transferred to Porto and that Miguel Lopes was signed with a contract that runs until June 2018 and has a buyout clause of 20 million euros ($26.13 million)," Sporting said in a filing to the Portuguese stock market regulator's website (<a href="http://www.cmvm.pt" title="www.cmvm.pt">www.cmvm.pt</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/soccer-sporting-and-porto-agree-swap-izmailov-miguel-lopes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Portugal Sport in Europe Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 22:30:04 +0000 5731878 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Soccer-African Nations Cup finalists Morocco http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-morocco <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 9 (Reuters) - Factbox on African Nations Cup finalists Morocco ahead of this year's tournament in South Africa from Jan 19 to Feb 10:</p> <p>Previous appearances in African Nations Cup finals: 14</p> <p>Best performance: Winners in 1976; Runners-up in 2004</p> <p>FIFA world ranking Dec 2012: 74th</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/factbox-soccer-african-nations-cup-finalists-morocco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Business Football in Belgium Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 03:30:30 +0000 5731954 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Hungarian FA to appeal FIFA racism ruling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-hungarian-fa-appeal-fifa-racism-ruling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marton Dunai</p> <p>BUDAPEST, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The Hungarian Football Association will appeal FIFA's decision to ban fans from attending their World Cup qualifying game against Romania in March because of a racist incident last year.</p> <p>The punishment followed anti-Semitic chanting by fans in a friendly at home against Israel in August, for which the Hungarian FA (MLSZ) expressed regret, but they were unhappy with the ruling to play their 2014 World Cup Group D qualifier behind closed doors.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-hungarian-fa-appeal-fifa-racism-ruling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Hungary Social Issues Sport in Europe Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:45:08 +0000 5732077 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Hungarian FA to appeal FIFA racism ruling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-soccer-hungarian-fa-appeal-fifa-racism-ruling <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(adds details, quotes)</p> <p>By Marton Dunai</p> <p>BUDAPEST, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The Hungarian Football Association will appeal FIFA's decision to ban fans from attending the country's World Cup qualifying game against Romania in March because of a racist incident last year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-1-soccer-hungarian-fa-appeal-fifa-racism-ruling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Football in Hungary Social Issues Sport in Europe Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:30:53 +0000 5732106 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Benitez rues misses after Swansea smash and grab win http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-benitez-rues-misses-after-swansea-smash-and-grab-win <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tony Jimenez</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Chelsea were booed off after losing 2-0 at home to Swansea City in a Capital One (League) Cup semi-final first leg on Wednesday but interim manager Rafael Benitez said he was satisfied with their overall display.</p> <p>The European champions had the lion's share of possession at Stamford Bridge and were the victims of a classic smash-and-grab raid from Michael Laudrup's Swansea who scored twice through Spanish hot-shot Michu and substitute Danny Graham.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-benitez-rues-misses-after-swansea-smash-and-grab-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Spain Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 01:00:03 +0000 5732441 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Only the richest clubs can afford Michu now, says Laudrup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-only-the-richest-clubs-can-afford-michu-now-says-laudrup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Just a handful of rich clubs could afford Swansea City striker Michu, according to manager Michael Laudrup who hailed the Spaniard as the "bargain of the season" after another sublime finish against Chelsea on Wednesday.</p> <p>Michu, signed from Rayo Vallecano for two million pounds ($3.20 million) in the close-season, again showcased his unerring eye for goal as he opened the scoring with his 16th of the season in Swansea's 2-0 smash-and-grab semi-final, first-leg win in the Capital One (league) Cup.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-only-the-richest-clubs-can-afford-michu-now-says-laudrup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Spain Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:45:19 +0000 5732562 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Michael Laudrup's son Andreas joins St Etienne http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-michael-laudrups-son-andreas-joins-st-etienne <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Andreas Laudrup, son of former Denmark and Barcelona striker Michael, has joined St Etienne on loan from Danish champions Nordsjaelland until the end of the season.</p> <p>The 22-year-old attacking midfielder, who has played for the Denmark Under-21 team, made four Champions League appearances for Nordsjaelland this term.</p> <p>"We did not sign him for his name but because of his high potential. His skills convinced us," St Etienne president Roland Romeyer told the club's website (<a href="http://www.asse.fr" title="www.asse.fr">www.asse.fr</a>) on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/soccer-michael-laudrups-son-andreas-joins-st-etienne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Spain Sport in Europe St Etienne Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:46:11 +0000 5732791 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-United beat Liverpool 2-1 after nervy finish http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/soccer-united-beat-liverpool-2-1-after-nervy-finish <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Premier League leaders Manchester United sealed a needlessly nervy 2-1 home win over Liverpool on Sunday after Robin van Persie and Patrice Evra put rival Luis Suarez in the shade.</p> <p>A dominant United somehow let Liverpool stay in the game but in the end stretched their advantage to 10 points ahead of second-placed Manchester City playing at Arsenal later (1600 GMT).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/soccer-united-beat-liverpool-2-1-after-nervy-finish" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in the Netherlands Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:00:44 +0000 5733833 at http://www.globalpost.com