May 21, 2003 |
An estimated 50,000 Scots have abandoned the highlands and lowlands in favor of the warm lands, having made their way by air, sea and road to Seville, Spain, for tonight's UEFA Cup final between Celtic and FC Porto of Portugal. As Tuesday's edition of Spain's El Correo de Andalucia newspaper put it: "The invasion has begun."
May 2, 2012 |
Lionel Messi broke the 39-year-old record for goals scored during a European club season with his hat trick during Barcelona's 4-1 victory over Malaga on Wednesday night. Messi's third goal of the night was his 68th of the season, breaking the previous single-season record of 67 set by Bayern Munich's Gerd Muller in 1972-73. After converting penalty kicks in the 35th and 59th minutes, the 24-year-old Messi chipped goalkeeper Carlos Kameni, knocking the ball into an empty net in the 64th minute for his ninth hat trick of the season.
April 21, 2000 |
Leeds fans smashed the window of a bus carrying Galatasaray officials to Thursday's UEFA Cup semifinal in England, a 2-2 tie that advanced the Turkish team to the championship game on 4-2 aggregate. Galatasaray, the first Turkish team to reach a European final, will play Arsenal, which won 2-1 at Lens to advance on 3-1 aggregate. The championship is May 17 in Copenhagen. Three buses carrying Galatasaray officials arrived at the stadium to jeers and chants of "scum" from hundreds of Leeds fans.
May 29, 2002
*--* World Cup record: Played three (0-3-0); goals for: one; goals against: four Best finish: First round in 1998 1998 showing: Eliminated in first round Coach: Philippe Troussier. Nicknamed "the White Witch Doctor" while bouncing around Africa--he has coached South Africa, Nigeria and Burkina Faso--Troussier landed in Japan in 1998, entrusted with guiding the co-hosts to the second round.
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October 24, 2004 |
Bill Nicholson, 85, who coached Britain's fabled Tottenham Spurs in their glory days from 1958 to 1974, died Saturday at a Hertfordshire hospital near London after a long illness. Nicholson joined the Spurs as a player in 1936, but World War II interrupted his playing career. After serving in the infantry, he returned to the soccer field in 1946 and helped Tottenham win the league title in 1951. That year he also made his only appearance for England's national team against Portugal.
May 29, 2002
*--* World Cup record: Played 9 (5-3-1); goals for: 19; goals against: 13 Best finish: Quarterfinalist in 1998 1998 showing: Lost in the quarterfinals to Brazil Coach: Morten Olsen.
April 20, 2003 |
When the Bahamian-registered but American-owned oil tanker Prestige foundered and sank off Spain's northern coast in November, it spilled millions of gallons of crude oil that fouled beaches and harbors, devastated wildlife and ruined the livelihood of local fishermen. Oil companies, as is their all-too-often callous nature, shrug off such disasters as part of the cost of doing business. Not so Real Madrid.
November 21, 2003 |
Thursday's suicide bombings in Istanbul, Turkey, that killed at least 27 people and injured more than 400 others have caused the postponement of European Champions League and UEFA Cup matches scheduled for next week. Italian champion Juventus' Champions League game against Galatasaray of Turkey that was to have been played on Tuesday in Istanbul has been rescheduled for Dec. 2.
February 28, 2003 |
April Heinrichs, coach of the defending world champion U.S. women's national team, tipped her hand Thursday when she named a roster of 20 players to compete in the March 14-20 Algarve Cup in Portugal. The roster features experience and depth at every position and, barring injury during the upcoming WUSA season, these are likely to be the same players Heinrichs takes to China in September for the fourth FIFA Women's World Cup.