Saudi Arabia's football federation has hired former Dutch star and Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard to lead the national team
Rijkaard, whose lasting coaching assignment was at the Turkish club Galatasaray, is expected to a sign the $11 million, three-year deal in London on Thursday.
Saudi Arabia, once among the top teams in Asia, has been without a coach since it crashed out of the Asian Cup in January. It signed a deal with Ricardo Gomes but canceled it after rejecting his…Continue
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Fans have rioted in Buenos Aires after River Plate were relegated from Argentina's Primera Division for the first time in their history.
River took on Belgrano in the second leg of a relegation play-off match on Sunday, with the aggregate loser's punishment being automatic relegation.
Belgrano won their home leg 2-0 but travelled to a wild Estadio Monumental knowing it would not be easy against River - winners of 33 league titles in their 110-year history.
A crowd of…Continue
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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Costa Rica soccer player Dennis Marshall and his wife were killed Thursday in a two-vehicle car accident in the mountains near the capital San Jose.
The couple were killed when their car collided head-on with a truck, according to a report from the Red Cross.
A statement from the country's football federation said, "The Costa Rican Football Federation deeply laments the death of the national team player Dennis Marshall Maxwell and his…Continue
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Malaga have continued their summer spending spree by agreeing a deal for Lyon midfielder Jeremy Toulalan.
Club owner Sheikh Abdallah Ben Nasser Al-Thani, a member of the Qatari ruling family, has already sanctioned the signings of Ruud van Nistelrooy, Nacho Monreal and Joris Mathijsen, and has now secured the services of the Frenchman Toulalan.
Malaga announced the move in a statement on their website: "The club have reached an agreement with the French…
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Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has said that Luka Modric is not for sale "at any price".
The Croatian has indicated that he wants to join Chelsea, who have tabled a bid said to be worth £22m.
But Levy said Spurs were not prepared to sell the 25-year-old midfielder to Chelsea "or any other club".
"We made our stance on this issue abundantly clear in writing to Chelsea," he added. "They chose to ignore it then made the offer…Continue
Crystal Palace Midfielder Alassane N'Diaye is set to join Southend on a season long loan according to various reports.
The 21year old Frenchman spent the end of last season on loan at Swindon, and now he could be joining The Shrimpers as Southend seem set to offer him regular first team football.
N'Diaye born in Audincourt, France, made his Palace debut against Plymouth on August 8th 2009, the 21 year old then scored his first senior goal on the 26th September 2009 in the…Continue
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Leeds prospect Elliott Kebbie has turned down the offer of a scholarship at Elland Road in favour of a switch to Barcelona.
The 16-year-old winger spent eight years at the Leeds academy at Thorp Arch but relocated to Spain with his mother earlier this summer after spending time at Barcelona's La Masia training site.
Kebbie is understood to have already appeared for one of their youth teams.
A statement on Leeds' official website,…Continue
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Crawley will have to overcome AFC Wimbledon in a preliminary round to reach the first round of the Carling Cup for the first time in the club's history.
It is the first time the competition has featured a preliminary round since 2002 and is required due to Birmingham's relegation from the Premier League.
Birmingham beat Arsenal to lift the trophy and as a result are seeded to enter the competition at the third round stage rather than the second along with the other Championship…Continue
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Former Aston Villa striker Savo Milosevic is in mourning after his dad was killed by his grandfather.
His grandad, 83-year-old Savo Senior, shot 58-year-old Stevo Milosevic in the chest with a M-48 rifle after a dispute about property. The shooting happened at the family home in Glavicice, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Stevo died in hospital a short-time later.
Former Serbia international Savo, aged 37, released a statement asking for…Continue
Former Lyon and Cameroon coach Paul Le Guen has agreed to succeed fellow Frenchman Claude Le Roy as coach of the Oman national team.
Le Guen, 47, guided Cameroon to qualification for 2010 World Cup in South Africa but resigned after the West African side failed to collect a single point in the tournament, finishing bottom of their group.
He has signed a two-year deal with Oman and will take up his duties on June 27 ahead of friendlies against Kuwait and Lebanon.
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Velez Sarsfield extended their lead at the top of the Clausura to four points after beating Huracan while second-placed Lanus lost to Argentinos Juniors.
Santiago Silva put Sarsfield ahead after 51 minutes with David Ramirez adding a second with a last-gasp penalty.
Each side had a man dismissed, with Sebastian Dominguez and Facundo Quiroga sent off following a 74th-minute incident.
Third-placed Argentinos snuck a 1-0 win and moved within three…Continue
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SOUTHEND United’s chief executive Tara Brady may have suffered some body blows with Blues this season — but he will soon be hoping to land some of his own.
For Brady will be going from battling in the boardroom to battling in the boxing ring.
And it is all to raise funds for the SCAT Bone Cancer Trust, a charity close to Brady’s heart.
“Only seven weeks ago my nine-year-old daughter Abbie was diagnosed with primary bone cancer of the fibula,” explained Brady “She…Continue
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