UEFA European Football Championship http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24343/all en 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-Majority of Real members say Mourinho is bad for image http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-majority-real-members-say-mourinho-bad-image <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>MADRID, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Almost two-thirds of Real Madrid's members believe coach Jose Mourinho has a negative impact on the La Liga club's image, according to a survey published in Marca sports daily on Wednesday.</p> <p>Among 704 members asked at the stadium before Sunday's game at home to Real Sociedad, or by telephone, whether the Portuguese's actions and statements were damaging, 61.6 percent answered yes, with 33.1 percent saying no, Marca said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/soccer-majority-real-members-say-mourinho-bad-image" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Spain Jose Mourinho UEFA European Football Championship Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:15:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732070 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Bayern keep quiet over Guardiola speculation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/soccer-bayern-keep-quiet-over-guardiola-speculation <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 Karolos Grohmann</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich declined to comment on speculation about a possible deal with former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola.</p> <p>"Unfortunately we will not be commenting on these rumours," a club official told Reuters when asked about reports that the successful Spanish coach, who has taken a year out, was close to a deal with the Bavarians.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/soccer-bayern-keep-quiet-over-guardiola-speculation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Bayern Sport in Europe UEFA European Football Championship Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:00:23 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734627 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Spain keeper Valdes to leave Barcelona in 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-spain-keeper-valdes-leave-barcelona-2014 <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>MADRID, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has rejected the chance to renew his contract with the club and will leave at the end of his current deal in 2014, sports director Andoni Zubizarreta said on Friday.</p> <p>Spain's number two behind Iker Casillas has just turned 31, and has played with Barca since joining their academy in 1995.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/soccer-spain-keeper-valdes-leave-barcelona-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA World Cup Football in Spain UEFA European Football Championship Victor Valdes Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 15:15:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736171 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Valdes rejects Barca talks, will leave in 2014 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-soccer-valdes-rejects-barca-talks-will-leave-2014 <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>* Valdes rejects contract renewal talks</p> <p>* Barca call for fans to respect decision (Adds Vilanova reaction)</p> <p>MADRID, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes has rejected the chance to renew his contract and will leave at the end of his current deal in 2014, sports director Andoni Zubizarreta said on Friday.</p> <p>Spain's number two behind Iker Casillas has just turned 31 and has played for Barca since joining their academy in 1995.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-soccer-valdes-rejects-barca-talks-will-leave-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA World Cup Football in Spain UEFA European Football Championship Victor Valdes Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736315 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-South Africa and Cape Verde draw in poor start to Nations Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-south-africa-and-cape-verde-draw-poor-start-nations-cup <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>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Hosts South Africa and tournament debutants Cape Verde Islands drew 0-0 in an error-strewn opening match of the African Nations Cup at a cold and rain-soaked Soccer City on Saturday.</p> <p>Cape Verde wasted a golden opportunity to take an early grip on the game when Platini was put through on goal by Babanco after 13 minutes, but with only goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune to beat, he scuffed his left-foot shot sending it well wide.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/soccer-south-africa-and-cape-verde-draw-poor-start-nations-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Sports UEFA European Football Championship Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:30:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736664 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Cape Verde spoil South Africa party with 0-0 draw http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-soccer-cape-verde-spoil-south-africa-party-0-0-draw <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 Mark Gleeson</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Tiny Cape Verde proved African Nations Cup spoilers as they held hosts South Africa to a goalless draw in the tournament's opening game at Soccer City in Johannesburg on Saturday.</p> <p>The smallest country in the tournament were more than a match for a nervous home outfit who looked overwhelmed by the occasion.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-soccer-cape-verde-spoil-south-africa-party-0-0-draw" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Labor Sports Technology UEFA European Football Championship Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 19:30:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736680 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1-Soccer-Goal drought marks slow start to African Nations Cup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/wrapup-1-soccer-goal-drought-marks-slow-start-african-nations-c <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>* No goals in opening Group A matches</p> <p>* Hosts held by debutants Cape Verde</p> <p>* Angola miss chances to beat Morocco</p> <p>By Mike Collett</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Unseasonably cold temperatures, hours of driving rain, uninspiring football and no goals marked a truly dismal opening day at the African Nations Cup on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/wrapup-1-soccer-goal-drought-marks-slow-start-african-nations-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Sports UEFA European Football Championship Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:00:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736742 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Betting and match-fixing the big threats, says Platini http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-betting-and-match-fixing-the-big-threats-says-platini <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 21 (Reuters) - Match-fixing and illegal betting are the biggest threats to the future of soccer, UEFA president Michel Platini said on Monday.</p> <p>Although racism and incidents of crowd violence have also plagued the sport, Platini said the end of uncertainty about results would kill passion for the game and even the sport itself.</p> <p>"Racism, violence do not affect just soccer but the public. On the other hand, we are directly concerned by match-fixing," he told French radio RTL when asked about the main threat to soccer.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/soccer-betting-and-match-fixing-the-big-threats-says-platini" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Michel Platini Sports UEFA European Football Championship Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:00:35 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737437 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Wolfsburg keeper Benaglio's contract extension not valid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-wolfsburg-keeper-benaglios-contract-extension-not-valid <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>BERLIN, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Vfl Wolfsburg goalkeeper Diego Benaglio's contract extension binding him to the 2009 Bundesliga champions until 2017 is not valid due to a missing signature, the club said on Wednesday.</p> <p>The 29-year-old Swiss international, who has been at Wolfsburg since 2008, agreed to the new deal in May last year but could be a free agent at the end of the season due to a missing signature on the contract.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/soccer-wolfsburg-keeper-benaglios-contract-extension-not-valid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Sport in Germany UEFA European Football Championship Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:30:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738279 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Real lose keeper Casillas for Getafe clash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/preview-soccer-real-madrid-await-casillas-injury-update <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>* Tests show Casillas has fractured bone in left hand</p> <p>* Real host neighbours Getafe in La Liga on Sunday</p> <p>* Leaders Barca host Osasuna, Atletico face Bilbao (Updates Casillas injury)</p> <p>By Mark Elkington</p> <p>MADRID, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Real Madrid will be without captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas for Sunday's La Liga match at home to Getafe (1100 GMT) after tests showed he has fractured a bone in his left hand in Wednesday's King's Cup game at Valencia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/preview-soccer-real-madrid-await-casillas-injury-update" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Spain Human Interest Sport in Spain Technology UEFA European Football Championship Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:00:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738711 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Real president to speak to media amid reports of rift http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-real-president-speak-media-amid-reports-rift <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>MADRID, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has convened a meeting with the media for 1 p.m. local time (1200 GMT) on Thursday amid fresh reports of a rift between coach Jose Mourinho and club captains Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos.</p> <p>Pro-Real sports daily Marca said in Thursday's edition that Casillas and Ramos had met Perez and director general Jose Angel Sanchez and had threatened to leave along with several team mates unless Mourinho moved on at the end of the season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/soccer-real-president-speak-media-amid-reports-rift" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Football in Spain UEFA European Football Championship Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:30:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738734 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Euro 2020 to be held in 13 cities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-soccer-euro-2020-be-held-13-cities <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 Brian Homewood</p> <p>NYON, Switzerland, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Euro 2020 will be held in 13 cities across the continent and the two semi-finals and final will all be played in the same stadium, UEFA said on Friday as it announced the first concrete plans for the tournament.</p> <p>UEFA secretary general Gianni Infantino said that no more than one venue per country would be permitted for the 24-team tournament and venues would be chosen in September next year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-soccer-euro-2020-be-held-13-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sport in Europe UEFA UEFA European Football Championship Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:00:55 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739441 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Euro 2020 to be held in 13 cities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-2-soccer-euro-2020-be-held-13-cities <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>* Euro 2020 to be held in 13 cities</p> <p>* Two semi-finals and final played in same stadium</p> <p>* Venues to be chosen in September 2014 (Adds further quotes, details)</p> <p>By Brian Homewood</p> <p>NYON, Switzerland, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Euro 2020 will be held in 13 cities across the continent and the semi-finals and final will be played in the same stadium, UEFA said on Friday as it unveiled the first concrete plans for the ambitious tournament.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-2-soccer-euro-2020-be-held-13-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Sport in Europe UEFA European Football Championship Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:30:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739510 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Soccer-Platini and Wenger want January window axed http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-soccer-platini-and-wenger-want-january-window-axed <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 Platini quotes)</p> <p>Jan 25 (Reuters) - The January transfer window should be abolished or at least limited because it is unfair and distorts competitions, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and UEFA president Michel Platini said on Friday.</p> <p>"I think a lot of coaches are unhappy about it because they don't know if they are going to end the competition with the same team they started with," Platini told reporters at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-soccer-platini-and-wenger-want-january-window-axed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arsene Wenger Association football Football in France UEFA European Football Championship Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:30:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739546 at http://www.globalpost.com