Southampton’s England forward Jay Rodriguez will be out injured for six months and miss soccer’s World Cup in Brazil.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Arsenal lost 3-2 at Swansea City yesterday to suffer a second straight defeat in soccer’s Premier League. Mark Hughes started his tenure as Queens Park Rangers manager with a 1-0 loss at Newcastle.
Theo Walcott and Darren Bent have been omitted from England’s World Cup soccer squad while Joe Cole and Jermain Defoe are included, Sky Sports said, citing unidentified sources.
Arsenal winger Theo Walcott will miss four to six weeks after injuring his ankle playing for the England national team, the Premier League club said on its website.
Robin van Persie scored against his former team to earn newly crowned Premier League champion Manchester United a 1-1 draw at Arsenal.
Arsenal beat first-place Manchester United 1-0 today to open up the race for English soccer’s Premier League title. West Ham remains bottom after a 2-1 loss at fourth-place Manchester City.
Four-time champion Bayern Munich ousted Arsenal on away goals and tournament newcomer Malaga eliminated Porto to complete the quarterfinal lineup in soccer’s Champions League.
Arsenal will enter the Champions League group-stage draw for the 14th straight season today after coming from behind to win 2-1 at Udinese.
Arsenal scored four goals in a 10- minute span just after halftime on its way to a 5-1 rout of West Ham in English soccer’s Premier League.