FIFA 100 http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23668/all en Soccer-Ronaldo shocked by Boateng racism episode http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/soccer-ronaldo-shocked-boateng-racism-episode <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>ZURICH, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo said it was incredible that episodes of racism still happen in soccer stadiums after AC Milan abandoned a friendly in Italy last week because of offensive chants by spectators.</p> <p>However, the Portuguese forward was non-committal over Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng's decision to walk off the pitch over racist insults during the match against lower tier Pro Patria, saying it was a "personal decision."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/soccer-ronaldo-shocked-boateng-racism-episode" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Ballon d'Or Boateng Brazilian footballers CDATA Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA 100 FIFA World Cup Kevin-Prince Boateng Person Career Quotation Real Madrid C.F. Ronaldo Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:47:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731423 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 Thomson Reuters 5731608 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 Thomson Reuters 5731707 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Baggio quits as Italy technical director http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-baggio-quits-italy-technical-director <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 23 (Reuters) - Italy great Roberto Baggio resigned as the Italian soccer federation's technical director on Wednesday, saying he was not permitted to do the job he wanted to do.</p> <p>Italy's talisman as they finished third and second in the 1990 and 1994 World Cups was appointed to the role after the Azzurri flopped as holders by going out in the group stage of the 2010 edition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-baggio-quits-italy-technical-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA 100 Football in Italy Roberto Baggio Sport in Italy Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 20:45:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738507 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Football: Beckham signs five-month deal with PSG - club http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/urgent-football-beckham-signs-five-month-deal-psg-club <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former England captain David Beckham on Thursday signed for Paris Saint-Germain, inking a five-month deal with the Ligue 1 leaders until the end of June, the club said.</p> <p>"I'm pleased to be able to welcome David Beckham to our club," PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi told a packed news conference, adding: "He will be joining us for five months until June 30." </p> <p>as/phz/lp</p> Association football David Beckham FIFA 100 AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:45:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5741978 at http://www.globalpost.com Paris lights up at news of Beckham arrival http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/paris-lights-at-news-beckham-arrival-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Rarely has an Englishman been so heartily welcomed by the French.</p> <p>David Beckham's arrival to join the Paris Saint-Germain football club was greeted Friday with genuine praise, hospitality and pride that one of the world's great sports stars had been lured to the French capital.</p> <p>The 37-year-old midfielder's move to Paris was the talk of the cafes and of morning radio, where the capital's Socialist Mayor Bertrand Delanoe said Beckham's move was "very good news" for the city.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/paris-lights-at-news-beckham-arrival-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football David Beckham David Beckham FIFA 100 Human Interest Social Issues AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:30:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743139 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Beckham could bring US-like boost to PSG http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-beckham-could-bring-us-boost-psg <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>David Beckham gave Major League Soccer a huge boost from his arrival in 2007 to his departure two months ago, raising the US profile of the league and football far above his $32.5 million contract.</p> <p>Now at Paris Saint-Germain, the 37-year-old former England captain who played for Real Madrid, AC Milan and Manchester United is in position to raise the profile of France's Ligue 1 and notably the team from the City of Light.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/football-beckham-could-bring-us-boost-psg" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football David Beckham David Beckham FIFA 100 AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 22:00:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745827 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: China's Camacho under pressure for Asia 2015 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-chinas-camacho-under-pressure-asia-2015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jose Antonio Camacho leads misfiring China into 2015 Asian Cup qualifying Wednesday under pressure to end a run of poor results and avoid becoming Asia's latest coaching casualty.</p> <p>Camacho's lofty CV includes stints with Real Madrid and Spain, but the Spaniard has work to do, starting against Saudi Arabia in Dammam, if he wants to avoid joining Zico and Frank Rijkaard on Asia's list of discarded coaches.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-chinas-camacho-under-pressure-asia-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA 100 Football in Spain AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 08:30:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746122 at http://www.globalpost.com Diego Maradona denies Italy tax fraud claims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/diego-maradona-denies-italy-tax-fraud-claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Argentinian football legend Diego Maradona said he was no fraudster in a video put out by his lawyer on Tuesday, as the former star disputes a claim that he owes Italian tax authorities millions of euros (dollars).</p> <p>"I am not a tax fraudster. I played football and other people signed for me," Maradona, who played for Napoli, said in a video shot at his current residence in Dubai in which he spoke Italian.</p> <p>"I am not afraid of returning to Italy," he said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/diego-maradona-denies-italy-tax-fraud-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Diego Maradona FIFA 100 FIFA World Cup Human Interest AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:01:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746616 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Penalty chaos adds to Roma misery http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/soccer-penalty-chaos-adds-roma-misery <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>MILAN, Feb 10 (Reuters) - AS Roma's troubles were publicly exposed during Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Sampdoria as Pablo Osvaldo won an argument with Francesco Totti over who should take a penalty, then had his effort saved.</p> <p>Osvaldo said he expected everyone to turn their backs on him after the incident which happened at a crucial moment in the Serie A game with Roma, who last week sacked coach Zdenek Zeman, trailing 1-0.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/soccer-penalty-chaos-adds-roma-misery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA 100 Football in Italy Labor Sport in Italy Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:30:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5752052 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Soccer-No end to Roma's transitional period http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/preview-soccer-no-end-romas-transitional-period <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>MILAN, Feb 14 (Reuters) - AS Roma fans may be wondering how much longer their team will be in a so-called transitional period after club president James Pallotta used the dreaded word again this week.</p> <p>The decision to sack coach Zdenek Zeman two weeks ago failed to stop the rot as they lost 3-1 to Sampdoria in their first game under his replacement Aurelio Andreazzoli and they now face the daunting task of taking on Serie A leaders Juventus on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/preview-soccer-no-end-romas-transitional-period" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA 100 Football in Italy Sport in Italy Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:34:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755400 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Laudrup tells Swansea to take initiative in final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/football-laudrup-tells-swansea-take-initiative-final <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Swansea City coach Michael Laudrup says his side should have no concerns about being branded favourites ahead of their meeting with fourth-tier Bradford City in Sunday's English League Cup final.</p> <p>Swansea will be appearing in their first major cup final, but their achievement pales in comparison to that of Bradford, who have eliminated three Premier League sides en route to Wembley Stadium.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/football-laudrup-tells-swansea-take-initiative-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA 100 Michael Laudrup Sport in Europe AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:02:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5762498 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Laudrup plays down Real Madrid talk to focus on cup final http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/soccer-laudrup-plays-down-real-madrid-talk-focus-cup-final <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, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Michael Laudrup will not be drawn on his future as Swansea City manager ahead of Sunday's Capital One (League) Cup final at Wembley, with speculation linking him to Real Madrid.</p> <p>Laudrup, who signed a two-year deal with Swansea when he joined them in the close season, is putting the final touches to his preparations to win the club's first major English trophy against fourth tier giant-killers Bradford City.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/soccer-laudrup-plays-down-real-madrid-talk-focus-cup-final" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA 100 Michael Laudrup Sport in Europe Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:30:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763289 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ki enjoys League Cup glory as gamble pays off http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/football-ki-enjoys-league-cup-glory-gamble-pays <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ki Sung-Yueng made sure Swansea manager Michael Laudrup's selection gamble paid off as the South Korean helped his club win their first major trophy with a 5-0 rout of 10-man Bradford in the League Cup final on Sunday.</p> <p>With regular centre-back Chico Flores sidelined through injury, Swansea manager Laudrup needed a new partner for Ashley Williams at the heart of his defence and he sprang a surprise by asking former Celtic midfielder Ki to perform the role in front of an 82,000 crowd at Wembley.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/football-ki-enjoys-league-cup-glory-gamble-pays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA 100 Ki Sung-Yueng Ki Sung-Yueng AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 18:31:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765232 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Maradona returns to Italy despite tax storm http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/football-maradona-returns-italy-despite-tax-storm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Diego Maradona returns to Italy on Monday where he will again find himself facing questions over allegations that he owes millions of euros in taxes.</p> <p>The Argentine World Cup winner, still an idol in Italy after leading Napoli to Serie A titles more than 20 years ago, will watch his former club in Udinese and then give a news conference on Tuesday.</p> <p>Maradona was convicted in 2005 and ordered to pay 37.2 million euros ($50.4 million), including 23.5 million euros in interest for late payments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/football-maradona-returns-italy-despite-tax-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Diego Maradona FIFA 100 FIFA World Cup Human Interest Italy AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 20:15:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765298 at http://www.globalpost.com