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  1. USA awarded walk-over, top World Cup qualifying group

    In an unexpected escalation of tensions, FIFA today responded to Costa Rican plans to play the return leg of the USA-Costa Rica World Cup qualifier in La Guayaba de Talamanca, by awarding a 3-0 walkover to the USA.

    Costa Rica had petitioned FIFA to schedule a rematch of the first game, citing player safety concerns and inhospitable conditions. The U.S. beat Costa Rica 1-0 in the blizzard at Coloradou0092s Dicku0092s Sporting Goods Park in near whiteout conditions with half a foot of snow on the field.


    Costa Ricau0092s protest on the ground of playersu0092 safety, the fact the grounds crew were allowed on the field during play, that the lines were not visible, and that the ball was unable to freely travel over a layer of snow was refused. ...

    Updated 2nd April 2013 at 12:26 PM by 11v11

    Categories:
    USA , world cup
  2. Man Utd Reds link up with CCB and Wahaha

    Manchester United has today (15 January) agreed three-year sponsorship deals with China Construction Bank (CCB) and soft drinks manufacturer Wahaha.

    As part of the deal with CCB, the Chinese bank will hold the exclusive rights to produce the official Manchester United branded credit card in mainland China. CCB will market the card to its almost 102 million personal banking customers in mainland China offering a range of United based incentives.

    Unitedu0092s commercial director Richard Arnold said: "Through our relationship with CCB we hope not only to give fans an excellent product, but also bring them closer to the club they so passionately support.

    u0093As Chinau0092s fiscal and industrial strength continues to grow, it is establishing itself ...
  3. 2010 World Cup warm up games fixed

    Wilson Raj Perumal is regarded by investigators as a member of a major fixing network possibly funded from Hong Kong and China. The fall-out from his activities led on Sunday to the South African Football Association (SAFA) asking its President and four other officials to take voluntary leave of absence prior to answering questions raised by possible interactions with Perumal’s company, Football 4U International.

    Perumal, a Singaporean citizen, was arrested after entering Finland on a fake passport in February 2011. He was convicted on July 19 2011 and sentenced to 2 years. The case in which he was convicted involved players from Rovaniemen Palloseura (RoPS) who Perumal bribed into manipulating 24 games, achieving the intended score in 11 of them.

    On ...

    Updated 18th December 2012 at 08:59 PM by 11v11

    Categories:
    world cup
  4. Corinthians send-off from the airport

    Corinthians send-off from the airport - imagine the welcome home.
    Categories:
    Chelsea
  5. Chelsea sack Di Matteo - utterly ridiculous!

    The only sensible reaction to Chelsea’s sacking of Roberto Di Matteo today is - utterly ridiculous.

    Utterly ridiculous, because he guided the Blues to Champions League triumph just six months ago and winning Europe’s premier club competition had been the Holy Grail for Roman Abramovich since the Russian billionaire took over as Chelsea owner in 2003.

    Utterly ridiculous, because in less than ten months in charge, he also led Chelsea to only their seventh ever FA Cup Final success.

    Utterly ridiculous, because Di Matteo was in charge for just 23 Premier League games for Chelsea. Only David Webb and Guus Hiddink managed fewer (13 each).

    Utterly ridiculous, because under the Abramovich regime, even before today’s dismissal, Chelsea ...

    Updated 22nd November 2012 at 04:16 PM by 11v11 (update)

    Categories:
    Chelsea
  6. 11v11 facebook comment integration

    We have made the step of setting up the facebook commenting system on 11v11 for the first time.
    Now you can add your own comments to player and match pages using your facebook, Yahoo, AOL or Hotmail account.
    It is up to you , the site users, as to how this develops but here are some suggestions:
    1) Find your favourite players and write a few sentences about what made them so great.
    2) What were the best matches you have ever seen - find them on the database and write a little about them.
    3) Have you found something which needs adding to the database about a player or match - add a comment and a moderator will pick up the suggestion.
    4) Write short pen-picks of all the players of your team.
    5) Write short match reviews of all your team's matches. ...

    Updated 28th October 2012 at 11:57 AM by 11v11

    Categories:
    football history , 11v11
  7. 11v11 input opportunity

    With the new season up and running, we'd be delighted to hear from anyone who may be interested in helping us with the rewarding task of inputting match data on to the AFS database during the 2012-13 season.

    We consider this to be an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to explore a career in sports media or statistics or those who wish to increase their involvement in football or AFS.

    A commitment of probably two or three hours most Saturday evenings / Sunday mornings is required along with a keen eye for detail.

    Previous inputting experience would be an advantage but not essential as full training notes will be provided.

    All training and work can be done from home.

    At the moment, we must advise that this ...
    Categories:
    Uncategorized
  8. Premier League and Football League transfers

    Whilst many of us have been distracted by the goings on around London, our programmers have been busy and we are now releasing our new Premier League and Football League transfer section!

    In the new section you will easily find constantly updated all Premier League and Football League transfers with links to the players involved.

    For those of you who have been completely blinded by Team GB's peformances in the velodrome and on the track, here are what we reckon are the top ten transfers of the close season to date:

    Eden Hazard u0096 Lille to Chelsea (32M)
    Oscar u0096 Internacional to Chelsea (25M)
    Olivier Giroud u0096 Montpellier to Arsenal (12M)
    Gylfi Sigurdson u0096 Hoffenheim to Tottenham Hotspur (8M)
    Nick Powell u0096 Crewe Alexandra ...
  9. Data input opportunities 2012-13

    Itu0092s that time of year again when we put out the call to those (be they AFS members or not) who may be interested in helping us with the rewarding task of inputting match data on to the AFS database during the upcoming 2012-13 season.

    We consider this to be an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to explore a career in sports media or statistics or those who wish to increase their involvement in football or AFS.

    A commitment of probably two or three hours most Saturday evenings / Sunday mornings is required along with a keen eye for detail.

    Previous inputting experience would be an advantage but not essential as full training notes will be provided.

    All training and work can be done from home so applications are welcomed from ...

    Updated 15th August 2012 at 11:41 PM by Veritas

    Categories:
    11v11
  10. Post Euro 2012, the why`s and the why nots

    Leaping out from the deluge of post Euro opinion are two basic questions which seem to be swamped by all the expert, and not so expert, punditry. From a national perspective, why did England not do better? Let`s get the easy one out of the way, answer, because England were not good enough, deeper analysis and dissection for a later time. The second and more pleasant question is, why did Spain win. Again that`s quite an easy one, because they were the best team.

    Why were Spain the best team, basically because they lifted the trophy and in the record books for all time they will be listed as winners, as they will be for the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 European Championships. And therein lies the rub as Will Shakespeare wrote. You see we keep hearing and reading phrases like ...
    Categories:
    England , Euro 2012
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