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Gerrard ready to perform against Fulham

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Liverpool supporters disappointed after the Reds 1-2 defeat by Arsenal in a League Cup, a bit relieved by the news Steven Gerrard improving. The captain is reported to have recovered from injury and ready to play this weekend.

Gerrard missed the last couple of action, including in the fight versus Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, Thursday (29/10) morning earlier, due to groin injury. The injury happened while reinforcing English in World Cup qualifier three weeks ago.

Gerrard's return was expected to raise again the performance of Liverpool who had swallowed four consecutive defeats before winning 2-0 against Manchester United on Saturday (24/10) and.

Through the official website of Liverpool, yesterday coach Rafa Benitez revealed that Gerrard was able to play again this weekend against Fulham.

"He (Gerrard) is not going to perform against Arsenal (Thursday morning earlier), but his condition is much better now. I think he could play Saturday against Fulham," said Benitez.

Ronaldo did not go to Milan

Cristiano Ronaldo certainly absent when Real Madrid come to the AC Milan for the qualifying matches across the Champions League Group C mid next week. The Portuguese player was reportedly not recovered from injury.

Ex-Manchester United star was suffering from ankle injuries when Real Madrid played against Olympique Marseille in the Champions League on 30 September. He was fouled hard by the defender Souleymane Diawara in the fight that ended with the score 3-0 for Real Madrid's victory.

At first, targeting the medical team had recovered before he left for Milan. However, Los blancos in his official statement through the club website yesterday said if the player still needs further treatment for one week.

Since the absence of Ronaldo, Real Madrid performance continues to decline. They lost three times, and only one win and one draw in five final action. Two final defeat is now bent mid-AC Milan 3-2 last week, and shamed the club Division Two B, Alcorc√≥n, with the score 0-4 in Copa del…

Messi was born as a legend

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Former Barcelona star Brazilian, Rivaldo, says Lionel Messi has all the requirements to become a legendary player and in between the rows of great players throughout history.

Rivaldo, who is now playing at the club Bunyodkor, Uzbekistan, contributed to bring Barcelona won 2 titles, Spanish Primera Liga champions and Copa del Rey in 1998, and together with Brazil winning the World Cup 2002 in Korea-Japan.

He also never won the world's best players (FIFA World Player of the Year) and the best players of Europe (Ballon d `Or) in 1999.

"He (Messi) is still very young. Seeing the achievements that have been achieved, talent and age, he was born to become a legendary player," said Rivaldo told Sport.

"Technically and physically he is very special, that's what makes him so extraordinary. He can not be stopped. It is to be a legendary player, someone needs to win the World Cup, but that's relative. (Alfredo) In Stefano and (Johan) Cruyff was never World Cup-winning side…

Liverpool defeat against Arsenal

Liverpool must admit toughness to defeat Arsenal 1-2 in the League Cup match or perdelapanfinal Carling Cup which took place at the Emirates Stadium, Thursday (29/10) morning. In other matches, Chelsea and Manchester City recorded a big victory.

19-year-old player from Spain, Fran Merida, open the Arsenal victory with a kick from a considerable distance in the 19th minute, but Liverpool managed to reconcile the goals scored by Emiliano Insua in the 26th minute.

Reinforced young players of Arsenal, eventually won the fight and win a ticket to the quarterfinals after Nicklas Bendtner scored his winning goal in minute pemasti to 50.

For Liverpool, this defeat diminish their ambition to redeem defeat by Arsenal in the same event on January 9, 2007. At that time they were slaughtered Arsenal 3-6 at Anfield.

In other matches, Chelsea look too tough for the visitors Bolton Wanderers. Besutan team coach Carlo Ancelotti was slaughtering his opponent with a crushing score of 4-0 through goals score…

A painful injury time for AC Milan

AC Milan have lost the victory is in sight because they could not stem the onslaught of opponents in the injury time. They went home with the 2-2 draw away from the party against Napoli Serie A, Thursday (29/10) morning pm.

Shown with confidence, AC Milan was immediately pressed against the first whistle sounded. The victory is likely to achieve them easily after the first six minutes, they managed to lead 2-0 through goals pippo Inzaghi scored at minute 3 and Alexandre Pato in the 6th minute.

Two-goal advantage was even more encouraging this Leonardo troops to continue pressing Naples. Unfortunately they were not able to add features to the first half finished.

The situation turned so the game entered the second round. Naples hosts look began to find his game rhythm. There was only able to keep the game pretty Milan, they are also a couple of times a dangerous pressure.

Instead Milan began to look tired holding your opponent strikes. They often do to stop the opponent's offense. As a…

Liverpool defeated Manchester United

Liverpool at home to record an important 2-0 victory over Manchester United in the English Premier League continued on Sunday.

Two goals Fernando Torres Liverpool printed in minute 65, and David Ngog in the last moments of the match.

This victory is important because Liverpool had earlier defeated four times in a row, and the fate of manager Rafael Benitez will be more critical when they lose.

Manchester United ended the match with 10 men after Nemanja Vidic's red card guess, after Dirk Kuyt dropped in 89 minutes.

This is the second yellow card for Vidic after getting the card when prop Torres.

Liverpool player Javier Mascherano's red card was also hit several minutes after Vidic after violation of goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar.

In his commentary as the game manager Rafael Benitez praised the performance specifically Torres, who actually did not practice this week because the maximum is still injured.

"We do need Torres caliber players. He can change the game immediately. So …

Ronaldo wants to appear opposite Milan

Cristiano Ronaldo hoping to get back to playing when Real Madrid visit to Milan in the advanced stage the Champions League group stage on 3 November.

The Ex Manchester United star was absent in the last four matches Real Madrid, including the Los blancos arrested when AC Milan 2-1 at the Bernabeu last week. He was absent due to ankle injury suffered while playing against Mersaille three weeks ago.

"I want to play against Milan. The game was very important to us and I'd love to be there," said Ronaldo as the U.S. debut.

During her absence, Madrid only won once in the arena of La Liga, the top Real Valladollid a week ago, the rest lost to Sevilla, and only a 0-0 draw against Sporting Gijon hosts, Saturday (24/10). Beyond that, they lost 1-2 in Milan last week.

"I want to help the club as quickly as possible, but I certainly consider the risks. Season is still long, and I only dropped if the conditions I am ready 100 percent fit," he added.

Results and Standings Group A-D

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Two giants England, Manchester United and Chelsea record perfect in the first three games the Champions League qualifying round, after the game Wednesday (21/10) or Thursday morning WIT, they win again.

Here are the results of the game Wednesday (21/10) and AD Group standings:

Group A
Girondins Bordeaux vs Bayern Munich 2-1
Goalscorers:
Bordeaux: Michael Ciani (29), Marc Planus (40). Penalties failed: Yoann Gourcuff (66), Jussie (88).
Bayern Munich: Michael Ciani (own goal 6). Thomas Mueller red card (30), Daniel Van Buyten (87)
Juventus vs Maccabi Haifa 1-0
Scorers:
Giorgio Chiellini 47
Red card: Tiago Dutra (Maccabi Haifa, 68)

Group B
CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United 1-0
Scorers:
Antonio Valencia (86)
VfL Wolfsburg vs. Besiktas 0-0
Red card: Grafite (VfL Wolfsburg 74)

Group C
Real Madrid vs AC Milan 2-3
Scorers:
Real Madrid: Raul (19), Royston Drenthe (76)
AC Milan: Andrea Pirlo (62), Alexandre Pato (66, 88)
FC Zurich vs. Olympique Marseille 0-1
Scorers: Gabriel Heinze (69)
Red card: Laurent Bonnart (Olymp…

Kaka praised Milan

Real Madrid star, Ricardo Kaka, praised the glorious appearance of AC Milan team that beat Real Madrid 3-2 favorite in the Santiago Bernabeu in the advanced stage the Champions League group stage on Wednesday (21/10) or Thursday morning pm.

Coming from behind 0-1 in the first round, Rossoneri who played confidently able to turn things around with a score three goals in the second round, each a goal from Andrea Pirlo and the two other goals from Alexandre Pato player.

After the game, Kaka stated salute to former club which still shows itself as one of the big clubs in Europe.

"I'm sorry if we lost from my old club. But as I said earlier, Milan is not in crisis. They remain a tough team. Pato, a very strong player," said Kaka who left Milan last summer after six years strengthen the club.

Although his team lost, the former World Player 2007 is still optimistic, Real Madrid will qualify to the next round.

"I hope we perform better in the next three games that could eventual…

Milan-Beckham talks have not finished

AC Milan vice president Adriano Galliani said his side would finish talks borrowing LA Galaxy midfielder, David Beckham.

Beckham said last week, borrowing agreement was '95 per cent 'completed. "We've almost completed talks with the promoters. We're finishing some things through contact with Los Angeles," added Galliani.

However, he said, too early to say that it's over. "Yes, too early to say it's over. But we are going to get it over, very soon," he said.

Arsenal target a young star Ajax FC

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After successfully bringing a central defender Thomas Vermaelen in the beginning of this season and striker Robin van Persie a few years ago from Ajax Amsterdam, Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger is now re-aiming, Gregory van der Wiel, from the Dutch club.

According to a report in The Daily Mirror, Arsenal have sent scout (talent) to Amsterdam to monitor the quarterback's 21-year-old. Arsenal interested in Van der Wiel Vermaelen when they approached the end of last year. Vermaelen had digaet Arsenal this summer with the transfer price of 8.5 million pounds.

Van der Wiel was mentioned as one of the players behind the Dutch future. Thanks to the impressive performance with Ajax, he was called into the Dutch national team. Five times he has strengthened the Dutch and scored three goals.

The player plays the body was 183 cm dibanderol 7 million pounds by Ajax. Wenger needs to fill the line back Bacary Sagna replacing that reportedly targeted by Juventus.

France meet Ireland in play off

1998 world champion, France, Ireland will be challenged in the play-off 2010 World Cup qualifying which will take place on 14 and 18 November with the format of the game, home and away.

Play-off game brought together the best teams from the round of European Zone qualifying group. A total of eight teams best runner-up, namely Ireland, Greece, Ukraine, Bosnia-Herzegovina, France, Portugal, Russia and Slovenia, will compete in play-off to fight the four rations left for Europe to perform at the World Cup.

Portugal will meet Bosnia-Herzegovina, while 2004 European champions Greece will be challenged Ukraine. Next Russia will face Slovenia. Thus the draw made the South African national team players Steven Piennaar and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke at the headquarters of FIFA, Zurich, Switzerland, Monday (19/10).

Here are the drawing results of play-off:
Ireland vs France
Portugal vs. Bosnia-Herzegovina
Greece vs Ukraine
Russia vs Slovenia

FIFA Threatens Maradona

Your mouth is your tiger. Proverb is now going to experienced trainers Argentina, Diego Maradona. Because of the emotional statement, he would be investigated and threatened taxable FIFA sanctions.

Blatter is not too happy with emotion and Maradona's comments out of place, Friday (16/20). After Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0 and qualified for the World Cup finals in 2010, Maradona emotionally attacked his critics and the media. He asked the media to swallow his writings.

Maradona has a lot of harsh criticism, after stumbling Argentina in World Cup qualifier. They lost the last three games against Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay. He considered not fit into coach. So, once escaped Argentina, Maradona joy and felt no reason to attack his critics behind. But, the words considered rude.

"The reports we have received so far is clear and there is no other alternative. We will submit this issue to the Commission for Discipline FIFA opened a case examining Diego Armando Maradona," said Bl…

Grondona defend Maradona

President of the Argentine soccer federation (AFA), Julio Grondona, defending Diego Maradona. He also would keep it as Argentina national team coach.

Maradona got threatened sanctions from FIFA, after the words are considered rude. After Argentina beat Uruguay 1-0 and qualified for the 2010 World Cup, Maradona as a chance to attack back to its critics. He said the victory was for all the people of Argentina, except the media and his critics. He also asked the press and critics swallowed feelings of their words.

As a result of his words are considered rude and emotionally, FIFA had asked the Commission to act Discipline. If it is considered a violation, Maradona could be affected by sanctions.

Maradona to defend direct Grondona. FIFA and the international public reacted immediately, because that issue had words Maradona. "If a statement saying it was not Maradona or another player, it will not get a reaction like that. In fact, it was not considered important," said Grondona.

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Portugal and Spain did not meet in the play-offs

France, Portugal, Russia and Greece as a seed placed in the play-off round of World Cup European zone which took place on 14 and 18 November. Similarly FIFA announced on Friday (16/10).

As a leading team, four teams are certainly not going to meet each other in two play-off action (cage and away) to fight a ticket to the World Cup in South Africa next year.

Prospective their opponents in round play-off later is a non-leading four teams, namely Ukraine, Ireland, Bosnia and Slovenia. Draw potential opponents will be Monday (19/10).

The eight teams that appeared in the play-offs was ranked second best World Cup qualifying group nine zones of Europe.

The nine teams from the European zone which passes directly to South Africa as the group champion, Danish, Switzerland, Slovakia, Germany, Spain, England, Serbia, Italy, and Netherlands.

Capello: Beckham like Obama

Although only played in the middle of the second half, the performance of England's senior quarterback, David Beckham, so stunning. He said as the Man of the Match or the best performer in the British action in the party of counter Belarus last World Cup qualifying on Wednesday (14/10) or Thursday morning pm.

LA Galaxy player 34-year-old was entered in the 58th minute to replace Aaron Lennon. He immediately gave assists through the birth sepakpojok for the second goal scored England Shaun Wright-Phillips in the 60th minute. The game itself ended 3-0 to win the British host. Two other goals by Peter Crouch printed in the minutes of the 4 and 70.

Because it was an impressive performance, Beckham got an award as man of the match at the end of the game.

Coach Fabio Capello, who admitted Beckham amazed by the performance that night saying, Beckham won the award which was quite surprising because he only played 30 minutes. Capello had Beckham likens such as Barack Obama, President of the …

Switzerland and Slovakia to escape, Portugal to the play-offs

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Switzerland and Slovakia complete the nine teams from the European zone which passes directly to the South African World Cup as group winners after they get rid of his opponents in the final qualifying match on Wednesday (14/10).

Switzerland appeared as Group 2 champion with a value of 21 after the final morning match was a 0-0 draw with guests Israel. The results draw was enough to prevent them from pursuing its nearest competitor in the Greek another game 2-1 win over Luxembourg. In the second position, the Greeks collected 20 total points and advanced to the play-off.

Slovakia ensure themselves escaped to South Africa as group winners thanks to 3 thin 1-0 victory over host Poland. They are two points ahead of Slovenia who finished second in the other party's 3-0 win over San Marino.

Meanwhile, Portugal opened the opportunity to escape into South Africa through the play-off after successfully put himself in second place Group 1. Position they gained after successfully killing Malta…

World Cup match schedule 2010

World Cup qualifiers towards the end of 2010 and which teams are going to perform in South Africa will become clear in this weekend. The following schedule more games:

European Zone
Saturday (10/10/2009)

Group 1
Danish vs Swedish
Portugal vs Hungary

Group 2
Switzerland vs Luxembourg
Moldova vs Israel
Latvia vs Greece

Group 3
Czech Republic vs Poland
Slovakia vs. Slovenia

Group 4
Finland vs Wales
Russia vs. Germany
Liechtenstein vs. Azerbaijan

Group 5
Armenia vs Spain
Bosnia vs Estonia
Belgium vs Turkey

Group 6
Belarus vs. Kazakhstan
Ukraine vs England

Group 7
Serbia vs Romania
Lithuania vs Austria
France vs Faore Islands

Group 8
Cyprus vs. Bulgaria
Montenegro vs Georgia
Ireland vs Italy

South American Zone
Sunday (11/10) morning WIB

Chile vs Colombia
Ecuador vs Uruguay
Venezuela vs Paraguay
Argentina vs Peru

Monday (12/10) morning WIB
Bolivia vs Brazil

Africa Zone
Saturday (10/10)

Group A
Cameroon vs Togo
Gabon vs. Morocco

Group C
Egypt vs. Zambia

Group D
Ivory Coast vs. Malawi

Sunday (11/10)

Group B
Nigeria vs. Mozambique
Tunisia vs. …