FIFA Confederations Cup http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25692/all en RPT-Soccer-Wealthy Anzhi sign Russia defender Yeshchenko http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/rpt-soccer-wealthy-anzhi-sign-russia-defender-yeshchenko <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 dropped word in third para)</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Russia international Andrei Yeshchenko has joined big-spenders Anzhi Makhachkala from Russian rivals Lokomotiv Moscow on a "long-term" deal, the two clubs said.</p> <p>The 28-year-old left-back, who made his Russia debut under Fabio Capello against Israel in a World Cup qualifier in September, becomes the first major signing for the wealthy club from the volatile North Caucasus region in the off-season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/rpt-soccer-wealthy-anzhi-sign-russia-defender-yeshchenko" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA Confederations Cup FIFA World Cup Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 12:00:33 +0000 5733748 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ronaldinho, Julio Cesar recalled by Brazil coach Scolari http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-ronaldinho-julio-cesar-recalled-brazil-coach-scolari <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>RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Ronaldinho and goalkeeper Julio Cesar were both recalled by Brazil as new coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named his first squad on Tuesday.</p> <p>Scolari, who led Brazil to their 2002 World Cup title and returned for a second stint in November, also left out Kaka and gave another chance to striker Luis Fabiano for the friendly against England next month.</p> <p>Lazio midfielder Hernanes, another player overlooked by previous coach Mano Menezes, was also included for the match at Wembley on Feb 6.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/soccer-ronaldinho-julio-cesar-recalled-brazil-coach-scolari" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers FIFA Confederations Cup Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:45:11 +0000 5737817 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Soccer-Ronaldinho back as Big Phil takes charge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-soccer-ronaldinho-julio-cesar-recalled-brazil-coach-sc <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>RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Mercurial forward Ronaldinho was given another chance by Brazil as Luiz Felipe Scolari named his first squad since returning for a second stint as coach on Tuesday.</p> <p>Scolari, who led Brazil to their fifth world title in 2002 and was called back in November to lead their attempt to win a sixth on home soil in 2014, also brought back tried and trusted goalkeeper Julio Cesar.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/update-1-soccer-ronaldinho-julio-cesar-recalled-brazil-coach-sc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA Confederations Cup FIFA World Cup Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:46:01 +0000 5737874 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Pato waits three minutes for his first Corinthians goal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/soccer-pato-waits-three-minutes-his-first-corinthians-goal <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 Pedro Fonseca</p> <p>RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Brazil striker Alexandre Pato took just three minutes to score his first goal for his new club Corinthians in a 5-0 rout of Oeste in the Paulista championship on Sunday.</p> <p>Pato, who joined the club world champions from AC Milan for a Brazilian record transfer fee of 15 million euros ($20.54 million) last month, came on in the second half and scored Corinthians' fifth goal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130203/soccer-pato-waits-three-minutes-his-first-corinthians-goal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brazilian footballers FIFA FIFA Confederations Cup Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 02:15:31 +0000 5744928 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Eto'o upbeat on Anzhi title chances http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-etoo-upbeat-anzhi-title-chances <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>Samuel Eto'o is confident that Anzhi Makhachkala have a good chance of winning their first Russian title, local media reported Tuesday, after the Dagestan club's recent forays in the transfer market.</p> <p>"We are currently at the very beginning of the remarkable project called Anzhi Makhachkala," the gazeta.ru news site quoted the former Cameroon international as saying.</p> <p>"We already managed to achieve some local success but I'm confident that Anzhi have tremendous opportunities for further progress."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-etoo-upbeat-anzhi-title-chances" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA Confederations Cup Football in Russia Samuel Eto'o AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 10:31:09 +0000 5746200 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Ronaldinho surprised by Brazil recall http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-ronaldinho-surprised-brazil-recall <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>Ronaldinho admits he did not expect to be recalled by Brazil, but says he believes the squad he has returned to possesses sufficient quality to win the 2014 World Cup on home soil.</p> <p>After a year in the international wilderness, the 32-year-old forward is expected to feature in Brazil's friendly game against England at Wembley on Wednesday.</p> <p>He has been handed a recall by new Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who has returned to the role 11 years after leading the Selecao to their fifth World Cup crown in Japan and South Korea in 2002.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/football-ronaldinho-surprised-brazil-recall" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA Confederations Cup FIFA World Cup AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:15:28 +0000 5746407 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Ronaldinho misses penalty, taken off in ponderous return http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-ronaldinho-misses-penalty-taken-ponderous-return <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>LONDON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Ronaldinho's Brazil return after a one-year absence ended ignominiously when he missed a penalty and was substituted at halftime following a dismal performance in the 2-1 friendly defeat by England on Wednesday.</p> <p>Even taking into account that the Brazilian season has only just started and he is not fully match fit, the 32-year-old's performance was so ponderous that it raised questions about the wisdom of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's decision to recall him.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130206/soccer-ronaldinho-misses-penalty-taken-ponderous-return" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football Brazilian footballers FIFA Confederations Cup Labor Luiz Felipe Scolari Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:15:44 +0000 5748270 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-Soccer-The Beast is back for troubled Malaga http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/interview-soccer-the-beast-back-troubled-malaga <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 Iain Rogers</p> <p>MALAGA, Spain, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Plagued by off-field woes including an enigmatic Qatari owner and a UEFA ban from future European competition, Malaga may have a fearsome weapon back in their arsenal for a tilt at this season's Champions League.</p> <p>Brazilian forward Julio Baptista, nicknamed "The Beast" for his muscular physique and aggressive playing style, finally made his comeback as a late substitute in Sunday's 1-1 La Liga draw at home to Real Zaragoza.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/interview-soccer-the-beast-back-troubled-malaga" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA Confederations Cup Football in Spain Julio Baptista Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 18:15:05 +0000 5749208 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Confederations Cup fixtures http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/football-confederations-cup-fixtures <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>Revised 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup fixtures after Nigeria qualified Sunday by winning the Africa Cup of Nations title:</p> <p>Group A</p> <p>June 15</p> <p>At Brasilia: Brazil v Japan</p> <p>June 16</p> <p>At Rio de Janeiro: Mexico v Italy</p> <p>June 19</p> <p>At Fortaleza: Brazil v Mexico</p> <p>At Recife: Italy v Japan</p> <p>June 22</p> <p>At Salvador: Italy v Brazil</p> <p>At Belo Horizonte: Japan v Mexico</p> <p>Group B</p> <p>June 16</p> <p>At Recife: Spain v Uruguay</p> <p>June 17</p> <p>At Belo Horizonte: Tahiti v Nigeria</p> <p>June 20</p> <p>At Rio de Janeiro: Spain v Tahiti</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/football-confederations-cup-fixtures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA Confederations Cup Sports AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 21:45:19 +0000 5752112 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Australia captain Neill joins Sydney in A-league http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/soccer-australia-captain-neill-joins-sydney-league <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>SYDNEY, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Australia's national soccer captain Lucas Neill will link with Italian marquee player Alessandro del Piero and fellow Socceroo Brett Emerton at Sydney FC, the A-League club said on Saturday.</p> <p>The 34-year-old Neill, who played for Blackburn Rovers, Everton and West Ham United in the English Premier League as well as in Turkey for Galatasaray, was released by his United Arab Emirates-based club Al Wasl last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130215/soccer-australia-captain-neill-joins-sydney-league" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA Confederations Cup Soccer in Australia Thomson Reuters Sat, 16 Feb 2013 02:45:08 +0000 5757325 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Porto v Malaga starting line-ups http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/football-porto-v-malaga-starting-line-ups-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>Colombian international James Rodriguez was only named amongst the Porto substitutes for the visit of Malaga in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash.</p> <p>Ghanaian Cristian Atsu was also only named on the bench despite scoring his first goal for the club in their 2-0 win over Beira Mar on Friday night, with Marat Izmailov and Silvestre Valera supporting Jackson Martinez in attack.</p> <p>For Malaga there was a first European start of the season for Julio Baptista, the Brazilian who missed the group stages due to the foot injury that had kept him out for over a year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/football-porto-v-malaga-starting-line-ups-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA Confederations Cup Martín Demichelis AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:46:18 +0000 5760381 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Pele slams Neymar, fears for Brazil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/football-pele-slams-neymar-fears-brazil <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>Brazil legend Pele has criticised the showings of youngster Neymar from his old club Santos when playing for the national team, expressing fears the team will not do well at next year's World Cup on home soil.</p> <p>"I am very worried by the Brazilian side. We had three years with (coach) Mano Menezes and did not obtain any benefit from those three years," said Pele, 72, in an interview with Estado de Sao Paulo daily published on Wednesday.</p> <p>Pele reserved some of his toughest criticism for Neymar, touted as the Selecao's big star of the future if he can live up to the hype.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/football-pele-slams-neymar-fears-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA Confederations Cup FIFA World Cup Neymar War AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:15:40 +0000 5761326 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Conmebol upholds Corinthians ban on fans after appeal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/soccer-conmebol-upholds-corinthians-ban-fans-after-appeal <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>Feb 27 (Reuters) - Holders Corinthians' appeal against a ban on their fans attending their Libertadores Cup matches has been rejected by the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol).</p> <p>The president of the appeals board upheld its Feb. 21 ban, imposed on the Brazilian club world champions after a boy was killed by a flare fired by a Corinthians fan at their Group Five match away to San Jose in the Bolivian city of Oruro last week, Conmebol said on its website (<a href="http://www.conmebol.com" title="www.conmebol.com">www.conmebol.com</a>).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/soccer-conmebol-upholds-corinthians-ban-fans-after-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA FIFA Confederations Cup Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:00:24 +0000 5768242 at http://www.globalpost.com Soccer-Corinthians win 2-0 in empty stadium http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/soccer-corinthians-win-2-0-empty-stadium <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 Andrew Downie</p> <p>SAO PAULO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Champions Corinthians beat Colombian side Millonarios 2-0 in a Copa Libertadores match on Wednesday that was overshadowed by a ban on the home team's fans that left the 38,000-seat Pacaembu stadium empty and eerily quiet.</p> <p>South American soccer's governing body Conmebol had banned the Brazilian club's fans after they let off a flare that killed a 14-year Bolivian supporter during last week's game against San Jose in Bolivia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/soccer-corinthians-win-2-0-empty-stadium" target="_blank">read more</a></p> FIFA Confederations Cup Football in Brazil Sport in Brazil Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 04:00:50 +0000 5769247 at http://www.globalpost.com Corinthians fans slam ban over Colombia death as unfair http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/corinthians-fans-slam-ban-over-colombia-death-unfair <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>Sao Paulo's Corinthians fans late Wednesday slammed as unfair and unjustified a decision to bar them from attending their home team's Libertadores Cup matches over the flare death of a Colombian youth.</p> <p>The ban was imposed by the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) after a boy was killed by a flare launched by a Corinthians fan during the Sao Paulo side's away game against San Jose in the Colombian town of Oruro last week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/corinthians-fans-slam-ban-over-colombia-death-unfair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Association football FIFA Confederations Cup Football in Brazil AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:15:48 +0000 5769401 at http://www.globalpost.com