The African qualifiers from the 2010 soccer World Cup are on track for a repeat in Brazil next year following the continent’s opening playoff matches.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Alex Ferguson said Manchester United deserves a record 19th English league title after a 2-1 win against Chelsea moved his team to the cusp of the championship.
Fernando Torres ended a five-month goal drought with two strikes in Chelsea’s 5-2 win against Leicester City in the quarterfinals of English soccer’s F.A. Cup. His former team Liverpool beat Stoke City 2-1 to advance.
Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti said he agrees with his Manchester United counterpart Alex Ferguson that the Blues are in control of the race for the Premier League title.
Chelsea defeated Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford to move back into first place in English soccer's Premier League.
Chelsea and Real Madrid scored second-half goals to open their Champions League soccer quarterfinals with away wins.
Chelsea beat Stoke City 7-0 today to regain the lead in English soccer’s Premier League from Manchester United with two games to play. Burnley was relegated after a 4-0 home defeat to Liverpool
Defending champion Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to move ahead of its rival into third spot in English soccer’s Premier League.
Chelsea got goals from Didier Drogba, Salomon Kalou and Daniel Sturridge to defeat Newcastle and move up to third place in English soccer’s Premier League.