August 15th, 2012

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International Friendlies!

Armenia v Belarus
Azerbaijan v Bahrain

Bulgaria v Cyprus
Luxembourg v Georgia
Norway v Greece
Sweden v Brazil
Ukraine v Czech Republic

Denmark v Slovakia

Austria v Turkey
Croatia v Switzerland
Hungary v Israel
Montenegro v Latvia

Belgium v Netherlands
Estonia v Poland
Macedonia v Lithuania
Slovenia v Romania
Germany v Argentina
Northern Ireland v Finland
Serbia v Ireland
Wales v Bosnia-Herzegovina

3:00 ET/20:00
England v Italy
France v Uruguay
Scotland v Australia

Iceland v Faroe Islands

Portugal v Panama

Puerto Rico v Spain

Albania v Moldova

Paraguay v Guatemala

Canada v Trinidad & Tobago

Ecuador v Chile
El Salvador v Jamaica
Mexico v United States

Streams: atdhe, firstrowsports, espn3, rojadirecta

Praying for my US babies.

All Right You Serfs! Your New King Is Born!

I admit I hesitated to post this since The Force Of The Philipp Lahm could strike me dead (really, we're all at risk at every minute of every day) but I'm taking one for the community.

Yes that's right! Philipp Lahm, leader of the Lahminati, and his wife Claudia (who is something hush-hush in the Lahminati, no doubt) has blessed the world with a little Napoleolahm.

"That kid had better not be taller than me..."

The heir-apparent has been named Julian and was born this morning at noon. Doubtless astrologers will be casting a horoscope for the child to determine its destiny. And frankly, we should just count our blessings it was a boy because a Princess Lahm with a doting Papa Philipp - that's bloody scary, okay.

The child will be well taught no doubt!

So congrats to King Munchkin and Queen Claudia!
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Bolton's Fabrice Muamba 'devastated' after announcing retirement

Bolton's midfielder Fabrice Muamba has announced his retirement from football, five months after he survived a cardiac arrest during an FA Cup tie.

Muamba's heart stopped for 78 minutes after he collapsed on the pitch at White Hart Lane during Bolton's match against Spurs in March. His life was saved by the intervention of medics from both teams and an off-duty heart specialist, before he spent time recovering in an east London hospital.

The 24-year-old had hoped to resume his career, but Bolton said that Muamba's decision to retire was "made on the recommendation of his medical team, following extensive consultations with leading cardiologists both in the United Kingdom and Europe."

Muamba, who carried the Olympic flame in July as the torch relay made its way from Greenwich to Waltham Forest, said: "Since suffering my heart attack and being discharged from hospital, I have remained utterly positive in the belief I could one day resume my playing career and play for Bolton Wanderers once again.

"As part of my ongoing recovery, last week I travelled to Belgium to seek further medical advice from a leading cardiologist. But the news I received was obviously not what I had hoped it would be and it means I am now announcing my retirement from professional football.

"Football has been my life since I was a teenage boy and it has given me so many opportunities. Above all else, I love the game and count myself very lucky to have been able to play at the highest level.

"While the news is devastating, I have much to be thankful for. I thank God that I am alive and I pay tribute once again to the members of the medical team who never gave up on me.

"I would also like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my career, and the Bolton fans who have been incredible. I am blessed to have the support of my family and friends at this time."

The Bolton chairman Phil Gartside said: "To have Fabrice here and with us is truly amazing and we are all very thankful for that. We are all hugely disappointed that Fabrice will be unable to return to his playing career but we have to be guided by the medical recommendations and the best interests of Fabrice.

"The most important thing is that Fabrice and his family have the rest of their lives ahead of them."

Bolton's manager Owen Coyle said: "We have spoken with Fab and he knows we will always support him in whatever he wants to do and that we will always be here for him.

"He is obviously massively disappointed that he won't be able to carry on his career, but everyone has seen what a fighter and strong person he is in mind and body. We know that he will go on to achieve great things and within all this disappointment, the most important thing is that he is here, alive, today."

FB: Vidic and Berbs

RvP is officially a Red Devil now ...

Manchester United is pleased to announce it has reached agreement with Arsenal Football Club for the transfer of Robin Van Persie.

The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms. A further announcement will be made in due course.

So it's official - RvP is a Red Devil ... reported transfer fee is £24m & a four year contract