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."
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
February 2, 2009 |
David Beckham set up two goals as AC Milan beat Lazio, 3-0, in Rome on Sunday to take over second place in the Italian league. The result at the Stadio Olimpico left Milan with 44 points, six points behind leader and city rival Inter Milan, which tied, 1-1, with Torino. Beckham completed his first full 90 minutes for Coach Carlo Ancelotti, created Milan's first two goals and helped secure his place on Milan's squad for the UEFA Cup. Milan's next UEFA Cup match is at Werder Bremen on Feb.
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.