Tottenham Hotspur coach Andre Villas-Boas left the Premier League soccer club a day after a 5-0 home loss to Liverpool, its worst home defeat this century.
Spain will begin defense of its World Cup title against the Netherlands in a repeat of the 2010 final, a day after host and tournament favorite Brazil opens soccer’s monthlong showpiece against Croatia.
England coach Fabio Capello says soccer’s governing body shouldn’t forget the sport’s history when it comes to deciding who will host the World Cup.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers and broadcasters, with clickable links to the Web:
Former England soccer coach Fabio Capello signed a two-year contract to manage the Russian national team today, according to a statement on the Russian Football Union website.
England coach Fabio Capello is looking for his team.
"They (England) are the least fresh of the competing national sides because their league does not have a break."
- Fabio Capello on Jul 31, 2013