Roma surrendered its perfect start in the Italian soccer league by drawing at Torino. Atletico Madrid narrowed the gap to Spanish La Liga leader Barcelona to one point with a 2-0 victory against Athletic Bilbao.
Manchester United is preparing an improved bid for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera after having a 21 million-pounds ($33 million) offer rejected, the Daily Mail reported.
Italian national soccer team coach Marcello Lippi dropped defending champions Francesco Totti , Luca Toni and Alessandro Del Piero from the preliminary 30-man squad for next month’s World Cup.
Spain kept its record unbeaten run intact as it overcame Italy 7-6 in a penalty shootout to reach the Confederations Cup soccer final against host nation Brazil.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers with clickable Internet links.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Italy started the defense of its World Cup soccer title last night with a 1-1 tie against Paraguay. The Netherlands and Japan both won their first games.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Brazil beat Ivory Coast 3-1 to advance to the round of 16 at the World Cup, while defending champion Italy was held to a 1-1 tie by New Zealand and Paraguay defeated Slovakia 2-0.
Italy set up a European Championship soccer semifinal with record three-time winner Germany after a 4-2 penalty shootout victory over England.
"It's OK to have a slight slip-up after a run like that."
- Daniele De Rossi on Nov 03, 2013