Belgium Qualify For World Cup

Romelu lukaku Scored twice for Belgium as they beat croatia 2-1 and booked there place in the 2014 FIFA world cup.

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Fifa Reveals World Cup Goal-Line Technology Provider

Fifa has revealed that German
company GoalControl will provide their camera-orientated goal-line technology
system at World Cup 2014 and the 2013 Club World Cup in Morocco.The system was trialled at the Confederations Cup over
the summer after GoalControl won Fifa’s tender process
to provide the goal-line technology. A statement on the
governing body’s official website read:
“Following the successful implementation of goal-line
technology (GLT) at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil
2013, FIFA can confirm that GoalControl GmbH will be
the official GLT provider for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Brazil.
“Furthermore, FIFA can today confirm that GLT will be
used at the FIFA Club World Cup to be played in
Morocco from 11-21 December 2013 and that
GoalControl GmbH will be the official GLT provider for
the event.”
GoalControl’s ‘4D’ system uses a series of 14 high-
speed cameras to accurately measure the location of
the ball as it crosses the line, or indeed doesn’t.
It is able to make a decision in under a second and
transmit a signal to the referee’s watch, which will
vibrate if a goal has been scored.
The use of the system at each tournament is still
subject to a final installation test at each and every
stadium hosting games.

Source: goal.com

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Danny Murphy Retires From Football

Danny Murphy retires from football midfielder Danny Murphy has officially announced his
retirement from professional
football.The 36-year-old has been a
free agent since he was
released by Blackburn back in July and has decided to
hang up his boots – 20 years after scoring on his
professional debut for Crewe Alexandra.
Murphy started out at Gresty Road before spells at
Liverpool, Charlton, Tottenham, Fulham and Blackburn,
earning nine caps for England along the way and
amassing over 600 appearances in total at club level.
His career highlights included winning the FA Cup,
League Cup and Uefa Cup treble with Liverpool in the
2000-01 season and helping Fulham to reach the
2010 Europa League final.
“There have been some press reports about whether
I’m still playing or available but I decided a little while
ago I would retire, I just didn’t make it official,” Murphy
told talkSPORT.
“So now I’m officially retiring because I’m sick of having
conversations about it and almost stringing people
along. I decided three or four weeks ago I was done.
“This is me, 20 years, I’m done.
“I’ve had a wonderful career and can look back on it
with fondness.”

Source: goal.com

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Reina Wears Balotelli Pyjamas

Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina has admitted that he now
wears Mario Balotelli’s AC
Milan shirt in bed after
becoming the first player to
save a penalty from the Italy
striker.
Reina made the vital save
during Napoli’s recent 2-1 over the Rossoneri at San
Siro and proceeded to ask Balotelli for his jersey after
the game.
The 31-year-old told Onda Cero: “I wear very special pyjamas now.
“It is made up of the Milan shirt Balotelli was wearing
when I saved his penalty and some Napoli shorts.
“After saving the penalty, I couldn’t resist asking him
for his jersey, as it was an historic event. He gave it to
me and I brought it here to create an unusual pyjama
kit.”
The Spain international joined the Naples club on a
season-long loan deal from Liverpool during the
summer and revealed his secret behind keeping out a
Balotelli spot-kick.
He continued: “How did I save the penalty? By waiting
one second more than Mario did. His strength from the
spot is that he’s so calm he is able to wait until the last
second before deciding where to place the ball and how
to hit it. I waited more than he did and it went well.”
Napoli are currently unbeaten in Serie A having won six
of their opening seven fixtures and trail leaders Roma
by two points.

Source: goal.com

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Volkswagen to sell electric cars in U.S. from 2015

FRANKFURT – German car maker Volkswagen plans to start selling electric cars in the United States in 2015, the New York Times reported, citing a Volkswagen official.

The company aims to enter the U.S. electric car market with a battery powered version of its subcompact “Golf” and would follow with more models if demand increased, said Marc Trahan, an executive vice president for VW’s American unit, according to the paper.

The automaker is also considering building a small sport utility vehicle, Trahan said, the paper reported.

Source:reuters

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BREAKING NEWS:Nicolas Anelka Tells Staff He Is Retiring

West Brom’s Nicolas Anelka Walked Out Of Training And Told a staff That He Is Retiring, according to skysports.com .

However,The club released a brief statement confirming he will miss the club’s game against everton on compassionate grounds.
A Statement on the clubs official website read;
“WEST Bromwich Albion can confirm that Nicolas
Anelka will not be involved in Saturday’s game at
Everton.
The club have excused the striker from club duty on
compassionate grounds”.

More to follow……
Source: wba.co.uk

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Boca Fans Shot Dead in Deadly Clash

Two people have been
killed after violence broke
out between sets of Boca
Juniors supporters prior to
a pre-season match in
Buenos Aires.
Members of the Doce
hooligan group became
embroiled in a shootout
just a few hours before the friendly with San
Lorenzo was due to kick off.
Witnesses reported hearing gunshots near the
Neuvo Gasometro stadium, with two men –
believed to be 35 and 45 – confirmed dead after
the shooting. The match was suspended
following the violent clashes.
Sergio Berni, head of national security in
Argentina, insists the scenes could have been
avoided had away fans been prevented from
travelling to the game.
“It was an impressive shootout, more than 100
shots,” he told radio station La Red. “For 15 days
we were insisting that the match is played
without visiting support. Unfortunately what
happened is what we feared.
“I hope that, from what has happened, we are
aware that playing without visiting supporters is
an option. We want weekends to be a party, and
not a day of mourning.”
Violence among supporter groups is endemic in
Argentinian football. In June, a Lanus supporter
was killed after a brawl with Estudiantes fans
prompted police to use rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.

Source: goal.com

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Moyes Confirms Manchester United Second Bid for Cesc Fabregas

David Moyes has revealed that Manchester United
have made a second bid for Barcelona midfielder Cesc
Fabregas.Last week United
confirmed an opening
offer for the playmaker of
£25.9 million had been
made to Barca on Monday.
However, Barca vice president Josep Maria
Bartomeu insisted on Friday that the 26-year-old
Cesc Fabregas is not for sale .
The United manager told the club’s official
website: “My understanding is that Ed
[Woodward, United’s executive vice chairman]
had a response and he spoke with them. I think
we made a second offer but Ed is dealing with
that personally, rather than me.”
“When you’re interested in good players you
want to give it every opportunity to materialise
and I’ll do that.
“I hope things can continue and move forward.
At this moment in time I can only tell you that Ed
Woodward is working hard trying to make the
deals happen.
“We can only hope that some of them fall into
place shortly.”
More to follow…

Source : goal.com

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Boca Fans Shot Dead in Deadly Clash

Two people have been
killed after violence broke
out between sets of Boca
Juniors supporters prior to
a pre-season match in
Buenos Aires.
Members of the Doce
hooligan group became
embroiled in a shootout
just a few hours before the friendly with San
Lorenzo was due to kick off.
Witnesses reported hearing gunshots near the
Neuvo Gasometro stadium, with two men –
believed to be 35 and 45 – confirmed dead after
the shooting. The match was suspended
following the violent clashes.
Sergio Berni, head of national security in
Argentina, insists the scenes could have been
avoided had away fans been prevented from
travelling to the game.
“It was an impressive shootout, more than 100
shots,” he told radio station La Red. “For 15 days
we were insisting that the match is played
without visiting support. Unfortunately what
happened is what we feared.
“I hope that, from what has happened, we are
aware that playing without visiting supporters is
an option. We want weekends to be a party, and
not a day of mourning.”
Violence among supporter groups is endemic in
Argentinian football. In June, a Lanus supporter
was killed after a brawl with Estudiantes fans
prompted police to use rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.

Source: goal.com

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Nigerian Clubs Banned On Match-fixing Investigation After Goal Glut In Two play-off Matches

Four clubs involved in two play-off matches
that ended 79-0 and 67-0 respectively – a total
of 146 goals – have been suspended in
Nigeria.

Plateau United Feeders were 79-0 victors over
Akurba FC while Police Machine FC
demolished Bubayaro FC 67-0.
“It is unacceptable – a scandal of huge
proportions,” said Muke Umeh, chairman of
the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF)
Organising Committee.
“The teams are suspended indefinitely, pending
further sanctions.”
Plateau United Feeders and Police Machine
went into the matches level on points, with
promotion to the lowest tier of the Nationwide
League Division at stake.
Feeders scored 72 of their goals in the second
half, while Police Machine reportedly scored 61
times after the break in their game.
The results meant that Plateau edged above
Police Machine on goal difference.
Umeh added: “We will investigate this matter
thoroughly and get to the bottom of it.”
The NFF’s director of competitions, Dr
Mohammed Sanusi, gave assurances that the
Organising Committee would hand out severe
sanctions on all persons and institutions
indicted by the investigation.
“The teams involved, their players and
officials, match officials, coordinator and
anyone found to have played some role in this
despicable matter would be severely dealt
with,” Sanusi said.