Last night England’s World Cup nightmare came true in the Brazilian jungle.
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.
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 links to the Web.
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.
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.
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 Internet links.
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