Spain lost 2-0 to Chile yesterday to become the first World Cup title holder to be eliminated before its final group game. The Netherlands won to stay top of Group B and Croatia ousted 10-man Cameroon with a 4-0 rout.
Arsenal midfielder Alex Song completed his move to Barcelona after passing a medical exam, the Spanish club said. He’s joined on a five-year contract.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Chelsea and Arsenal scored late goals to win and keep their places at the top of English soccer’s Premier League.
Queens Park Rangers signed Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton to a four-year contract, the Premier League club said on its website.
Arsenal and Bayer Leverkusen won to advance in soccer’s Champions League, while APOEL Nicosia became the first Cypriot club to reach the round of 16.
Premier League leader Arsenal said its fiscal-year profit declined after the north London soccer club earned less from selling players and wage costs rose.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said his club’s 3-1 victory over Chelsea last night is a sign that his soccer team has matured and is a threat to win the Premier League title.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.