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Jurgen Klinsmann added as ESPN World Cup roster
“I’m extremely happy to be part of the ESPN FIFA World Cup team, and I hope that I can give American viewers insight into the world’s greatest game,” said Klinsmann. “Living in the U.S for more than 10 years, I’ve seen soccer grow incrementally and I think ESPN’s coverage of this exciting World Cup will take it to a new level.”
David Villa Agreement
The daily MARCA anticipates that David Villa is Barcelona player next season.
Luis Fernando Rojo reports that the Catalans club and Valencia have reached a verbal agreement for the Barca striker view and only need to be made official once the league.
Laporta wants to sell it as a triumph for the upcoming June 13 elections, which could be called today.
With the player there is no problem. The basis of the agreement and were felt last season when Barcelona came close to done with his signing.
According to Marca the agreement is for 40 million euros. As a major Barca and David Villa fan I am really happy but im not going to completely celebrate until it is confirmed.
Gary Neville has been rewarded for his recent performances and overall commitment to United with a new one-year contract extension.
The 35-year-old has been a regular at right back for much of 2010, and he will continue as club captain for another year at Old Trafford.
"The man is doing it because he wants to do it, he has the determination and drive within himself not to give in on his career. He's getting the rewards for that because his performances levels have been outstanding, and at an important time for the club.
"He deserves it," said Ferguson. "His contribution has been fantastic.
"What Gary has achieved after being out of the game for 18 months, in his 30s, is astonishing."
The new contract will take Neville into his 19th season at the club after coming up through the famous youth team that also produced David Beckham, Nicky Butt and Scholes.
"You could keep a player with great experience and not play him," Ferguson told the club website.
"I don't think Gary would enjoy that, I don't think Scholes, Giggs or van der Sar would either. They want to play, nobody more than Gary.
"Neville, Giggs and Scholes are taking their coaching badges, which I am delighted about.
"They all have futures as coaches, but we will assess what part they can play at Manchester United when the time comes.
"You can't dismiss lightly their careers here. Their experience could be invaluable to the future of young players at this club."
Few could have predicted the impact the Israeli's had at Fratton Park this season.
While the club failed to pay wages, crumbled into administration and the depth of the boardroom mismanagement became clear, Grant could have been forgiven for jumping ship.
Instead, he kept on firefighting in the most impressive and dignified manner.
Quite simply, he showed he cared.
While he couldn't stop relegation after the nine-point deduction, he achieved something remarkable in a season a turmoil – a place in the FA Cup final.
The News feel he is the man to lead us back into the Premier League, hence today's back-page poster.
And if you agree, then tomorrow's game is your chance to hammer home this message.
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Not a Pompey fan or anything, but this is cool and I like Avram. I'm so gonna watch this match.
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• 'If a top player is not happy then it's better to go'
• Further talks planned at the end of the season.
Mancini confirmed he had summoned Tevez to his office to ask for an explanation about the player's recent criticisms of his training regime. The Italian told his leading scorer he would not tolerate any more of this, regardless of the fact that Tevez has scored 28 goals this season and is the overwhelming choice to be named City's player of the year. The two men shook hands at the end of a largely one-sided conversation and agreed to focus on City's remaining three games of the season but stories have emerged this week of the Argentinian considering his future.
Asked if he thought Tevez might be unhappy, Mancini replied: "I don't know. Tevez has four years left on his contract. But I don't know. If he's not happy, it would be better [for him] to change squads. If a top player is not happy to stay here, then it's better for him to go to another team."
Mancini said today: "I've spoken to Tevez. What we said was private but I did remind him that there had been only one time when he had to train twice in a day.We have trained twice four times in the five months I have been here. On two of those times Carlos was in Argentina and one time he was here but didn't train. So I don't know why [he's unhappy]. When we don't have a midweek game I always train two times on Tuesday because it's the only way I know."
Mancini added: "It's important that when a manager or player works in a team, he must be happy. If he's not, it's not good for the club, for the squad, or for the player. This is not just for Tevez but for all the players; for Tevez, for Manu [Emmanuel Adebayor], for me, for everyone.
"I don't know if Carlos Tevez is unhappy. He must be content, though, because we have to play three important games. For the players it is a crucial moment. They must put everything they have on the pitch."
Tevez, whose English is still limited, did not offer an apology. "When I speak to a player, I don't need an apology," Mancini said.
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ETA: Click here to see exclusive pics of the Challenge Arena. There's fire.
He turns 29 today!
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Manchester United head into the penultimate weekend of the campaign knowing their last realistic chance of overhauling Carlo Ancelotti's side depends on Liverpool avoiding defeat this weekend.
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Rafa Benitez admitted he needs half a new team after seeing Liverpool crash out of the Europa League in a dramatic extra-time defeat at Anfield last night.
The Liverpool manager delivered his blunt assessment of his side's shortcomings after former Manchester United striker Diego Forlan returned to haunt them with a 102nd-minute goal that gave Atletico Madrid a final date with Fulham in Hamburg next month.
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