Cardiff City will play in English soccer’s top division for the first time in 51 years next season after securing promotion to the Premier League with a 0-0 home draw against Charlton.
Craig Bellamy agreed to join Cardiff from Manchester City on a season-long loan and said his goal is to help his hometown club win promotion to the Premier League.
Cardiff City signed Wales striker Craig Bellamy from Liverpool, the second-tier English club said on its website.
Manchester United’s Tom Cleverley and Ryan Giggs will join Liverpool’s Craig Bellamy and Manchester City’s Micah Richards on Britain’s Olympic soccer team.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Craig Bellamy scored twice and Steven Gerrard added a late goal as Liverpool defeated Newcastle 3-1 to pull even with fourth-place Chelsea in English soccer’s Premier League with 34 points.
Arsenal signed midfielders Mikel Arteta and Yossi Benayoun, along with defenders Andre Santos and Per Mertesacker before European soccer’s trade deadline. London rival Tottenham added one player and let six leave.
"The Championship is such a tough, tough league."
- Craig Bellamy on Apr 16, 2013