• Soccer-Tskhadadze named new head coach of Georgia

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Former Manchester City defender Kakhaber Tskhadadze has signed a two and a half year contract to take over as head coach of Georgia, the country's football federation said on its website ( Tskhadadze won 25 caps for Georgia, scoring one…

  • Aston Villa-Swansea City Preview

    Both Swansea City and Aston Villa go into their Boxing Day clash at the Liberty Stadium on the back of strong results.

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  • World Cup winner White set for Montpellier role: L'Equipe

    South Africa's 2007 World Cup winning coach Jake White is set to be named manager of Top 14 side Montpellier according to L'Equipe on Thursday. His appointment will place almost unbearable pressure on head coach Fabien Galthie as White will be the former France captain's superior. Galthie, who has…

  • Soccer-UAE lose captain Khaseif for Asian Cup - report

    Dec 24 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates suffered a big blow to their Asian Cup preparations with captain Ali Khaseif missing next month's tournament in order to complete his national service, local media reported. The 27-year-old goalkeeper had originally been named in the travelling party but…

  • Hull City-Sunderland Preview

    Three points would be the perfect festive pick-me-up for Steve Bruce's Hull City.

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  • Southampton adds Werder Bremen winger on loan

    With Saido Mane headed to the AFCON and Jay Rodriguez struggling with his knee injury, Ronald Koeman has added another outside threat.

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  • Gianfranco Zola takes over at Cagliari

    The 48-year-old Italian footballing legend is returning home.

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  • VIDEO: Pellegrini not worried about Chelsea above them

    They don't play for over a month, and therefore Manuel Pellegrini isn't thinking about Chelsea despite being three points off the Blues for the top spot in the Premier League table.

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  • Soccer-QPR's Ferdinand hoping to be busy during holiday fixtures

    LONDON, Dec 25 (Reuters) - After nearly 20 years spent working through the Christmas holidays Rio Ferdinand could be forgiven if he wanted to put his feet up and enjoy the fruits of his long career. Instead, the former Manchester United and England defender is hoping to be as busy as possible…

  • SFA blocks Ashley's Rangers bid

    (Reuters) - Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley's hopes of increasing his stake in Scottish second-tier club Rangers to 29.9 percent was blocked by the Scottish Football Association (SFA) on Wednesday. Rangers, the 54-times Scottish champions, responded by saying they were disappointed Ashley's bid…

  • Soccer-Saudi Arabia name strong squad for Asian Cup

    Dec 25 (Reuters) - Nassir Al-Shamrani and Nawaf Al-Abid will spearhead an experienced Saudi Arabia squad at next month's Asian Cup in Australia. Al-Shamrani, the reigning Asian Player of the Year, will lead the attack along with midfielder Al-Abid, voted the most valuable player in the 2014 Gulf…

  • Mendes, Heldon headline Cape Verde Nations Cup squad

    (Reuters) - Cape Verde coach Rui Aguas largely kept faith with the Nations Cup squad that played in South Africa two years ago when he named his selection on Tuesday for next year's finals. Sporting Lisbon's Heldon and Lille's Ryan Mendes are again the key players in a 23-man squad for the Jan.…

  • Liverpool-Burnley Preview

    Burnley kick off a challenging three-match festive season schedule with a home match against Liverpool on Boxing Day and follow that with away matches at Manchester City on Dec. 28 and Newcastle United on New Year's Day.

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  • Southampton-Crystal Palace Preview

    Three points is all Crystal Palace fans want for Christmas.

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  • Southampton sign Eljero Elia on loan from Werder Bremen

    Eljero Elia is set to become a Saint, as the winger who's gone out of favor at Werder Bremen will be moving to England and Southampton on loan in January.

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  • Soccer-Next World Cup too soon for ASEAN champions Thailand

    BANGKOK, Dec 24 (Reuters) - AFF Suzuki Cup winning coach Kiatisak Senamuang pleaded for patience from Thai fans, who have been left talking up their chances of a first World Cup finals berth following their Southeast Asian title triumph. The 4-3 aggregate win over Malaysia last week made Kiatisak…

  • Report: Fernando Torres set for return to Atletico Madrid

    The on-loan Chelsea striker could be returning to his boyhood club as his stint with AC Milan has been less than stellar.

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  • Zola appointed as Cagliari boss

    Serie A strugglers Cagliari have appointed club favourite Gianfranco Zola as their new coach, the club announced on Wednesday. Zola, 48, replaces Zdemak Zemen who was sacked on Monday after a series of poor results left the Sardinian club hovering just above the relegation zone with just one win in…

  • The Bargain Hunter - Week 18

    Steve Rothgeb offers up his best budget options for Week 18 in the Premier League.