Brazil’s soccer coach Luiz Felipe Scolari will have to watch events in Major League Soccer ahead of the World Cup after a key team member opted to play there.
Arsenal has targeted Tottenham’s Jermain Defoe in its search for a top-class goalscorer, the Daily Star reported.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Sheriff Tiraspol 2-1 to join seven other teams including fellow former champion Valencia in reaching the Europa League’s round of 32.
Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe signed a new contract until 2015, the Premier League soccer club said on its website.
Rickie Lambert was named to the England soccer squad for next week’s exhibition match against Scotland, giving the 31-year-old Southampton striker his first national team call-up.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Sheriff Tiraspol 2-0 to join four other teams in continuing perfect starts in soccer’s Europa League and move to the brink of a berth in the knockout stage.
Tottenham beat Anzhi Makhachkala 2-0 to join eight other teams in continuing perfect starts in soccer’s Europa League.
Jermain Defoe got two goals as Tottenham beat Reading 3-1 in soccer’s Premier League to ease early-season pressure on coach Andre Villas-Boas.
Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City advanced to the fourth round of English soccer’s League Cup with routs, while Fulham rallied to inflict Everton’s first defeat of the season.
"It was never going to be easy to win and go through."
- Jermain Defoe on Nov 07, 2013