World Cup-winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer, the man heading a task-force responsible for suggesting ways to improve soccer, didn’t show up for its first meeting in Zurich today.
Ex-England soccer player Nat Lofthouse has died at the age of 85, his former club Bolton Wanderers said on its website.
Wayne Rooney signed a four-year contract extension with English Premier League soccer champion Manchester United.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Manchester United won at Liverpool yesterday for a first time in five seasons, although manager Alex Ferguson called the performance “poor” after his team struggled to overcome a 10-man team.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
In December of 2009 an unexpected package arrived at the headquarters of Concha y Toro, the 127- year-old winemaker in Santiago, Chile.
Soccer rulemakers will consider a proposal that would allow a fourth substitution in extra time in games, among measures put forward by a group trying to improve the sport.