January 30th, 2010

Emirates turns red to 'Lace Up, Save Lives'

Emirates Stadium will turn (RED) this Sunday as Arsenal play host to Manchester United, in a game which sees both clubs show their support for the (NIKE) RED ‘Lace Up. Save Lives’ partnership that raises funds to help fight HIV/AIDS in Africa.

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Togo banned from the African Cup of Nations

Togo, who pulled out of the Africa Cup of Nations after a terrorist attack on their team bus, have been banned for the next two editions of the tournament, says the African Football Confederation (CAF).

CAF president Issa Hayatou told AFP the decision was based on "governmental interference", which led to the team's decision to pull out of this year's edition.

Togo decided to pull out of the tournament after two members of their delegation were shot and killed during an attack on the team bus as it passed through the restive Angolan enclave of Cabinda.

The armed wing of the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC), embroiled in a decades-long separatist struggle, claimed responsibility for the attack.


This is so heartless, surely this won't stand?
JT my bb <3

lets put this shitty week behind us

1500 GMTBirmingham v Tottenham Hotspur
1500 GMTFulham v Aston Villa
1500 GMTHull City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
1500 GMTLiverpool v Bolton Wanderers
1500 GMTWest Ham United v Blackburn Rovers
1500 GMTWigan Athletic v Everton
1730 GMTBurnley v Chelsea

  • teenny

LA Sol no more

This fucking sucks. Thanks for nothing AEG.

AN FRANCISCO, CA (January 28, 2009) – After several weeks of negotiations with a potential new ownership group fell through at the last minute, Women’s Professional Soccer discontinued operations of the Los Angeles Sol on Thursday. The rights to the 19 players currently held by the Sol will be dispersed during a special draft for the league’s eight franchises on Thursday, February 4 and will be announced later in the day. “While it’s regrettable to lose the Los Angeles market as part of our WPS footprint, we are pleased to have two new teams coming into the league in 2010,” said WPS Commissioner Tonya Antonucci. “The league and our ownership committee worked incredibly hard over the past month to complete the transaction. In the end, we ran out of time and came up short of where we needed to be funding-wise for the Sol in 2010.”  source

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United States v Mexico: The teenage girl edition

The U.S. Under-20 Women’s National Team fulfilled its goal of qualifying for the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup by virtue of a 2-1 semifinal victory against Costa Rica on Thursday, Jan. 28, at Estadio Cementos Progreso in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Second half goals from Kristie Mewis and Teresa Noyola put the team ahead before Costa Rica’s Raquel Rodriguez Cedeño pulled one back for the Ticas. The U.S. U-20 Women will take on Mexico in the tournament final at 5:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 30. The match will be televised live on Fox Sports en Español, streamed live on CONCACAF.com and fans can also follow along live on ussocccer.com’s MatchTracker. The final will also be shown on tape delay at 5 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 31, on Fox Soccer Channel. - it is also on ROJA 
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