Traveling in everything from battered camper vans to luxury cruise ships, Latin American soccer fans have converged on a World Cup like never before. They’re lifting up their teams in the process.
Once again, Argentina needed a moment of inspiration from Lionel Messi.
Robin van Persie scored in injury time as Manchester United beat defending champion Manchester City 3-2 yesterday to move six points clear of its rival atop the Premier League.
Wigan upset 10-man Manchester City 1- 0 to win English soccer’s F.A. Cup for the first time in the club’s 81-year history.
Manchester City’s Roberto Mancini told his players to keep working after a 4-1 win at Fulham that halved the gap to Premier League leader Chelsea to three points.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Manchester City salvaged a 2-2 home draw with Liverpool to leave the defending champion nine points behind Premier League soccer leader Manchester United. Tottenham won 1-0 at 10-man West Brom.
Manchester City beat Stoke 1-0 in a all-Premier League matchup in the fourth round of English soccer’s F.A. Cup.
Manchester City was upset 3-2 at promoted Cardiff City in English soccer’s Premier League, while Tottenham Hotspur beat Swansea 1-0 for its second straight win.
Manchester City beat rival Manchester United 1-0 to reach the final of English soccer’s F.A. Cup for the first time in 30 years.