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  • Roma Expectations Are High

    Roma came close to winning the Italian Serie A title last season, as they were surprise package under new manager Rudi Garcia. Now, expectations are high that they will be able to win the title in the coming season due to several reasons. Juventus, who have won the title in the last three seasons, recently parted company with manager Antonio Conte. Even though they have appointed former AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri, it is expected that this managerial change will be a weakening factor for the current champions.

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  • De Rossi Praises Gerrard

    Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has claimed that it was a pleasure to play alongside Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard when Italy met England in the opening group match at the World Cup 2014. Gerrard is regarded as one of the finest midfielders in the last few decades for the England national team. Over the years, many have praised the 34-year-old for having the quality to play for the best teams in the world. Even though he has never won the Premier League title, Gerrard has been hugely successful by lifting numerous trophies like the Champions League in his career.

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  • De Rossi Regrets Montolivo Injury

    Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi expressed his regret at seeing his international teammate Riccardo Montolivo ruled out of the World Cup 2014 due to injury. AC Milan midfielder suffered a serious injury that is likely to see him miss the next few months of action. The injury, though, is a major blow for Italy’s hopes of winning the World Cup. Montolivo is an important player for the national team. After learning about the injury, De Rossi said that it is extremely sad to know that a key player like Montolivo shall be unavailable.

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  • De Rossi Guarenteed For National Team

    Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi is one of the players to be included in the professional 30 man squad announced by Italy’s national team manager Cesare Prandelli ahead of the World Cup 2014. It was heavily suggested that Prandelli will not think twice about leaving De Rossi out of the team after the recent troubles faced by the Roma midfielder. He has been struggling with temperamental issues this campaign and the former Fiorentina boss has been a strict disciplinarian. He has always maintained that any player with temperamental issues will have no place in his squad.

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  • Owen: England must attack

    Former England striker Michael Owen believes Roy Hodgson must look to attack if he wants his side to impress at this summer’s World Cup.

    Hodgson has received wide-ranging praise for his decision to include a number of exciting youngsters in his 23 and although the Three Lions are by no means expected to win the tournament.

    With England 33/1 with Paddy Power to win the World Cup, there appears to be a quiet optimism surrounding the squad.

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  • CECH FACES COMPETITION

    Since 2004, Petr Cech has been the undisputed first choice goalkeeper of Chelsea as the veteran shot-stopper continues to play at world-class levels which have helped the Premier League on being on one of top spots of the English league.

    The 31 years old goalkeeper has even helped Chelsea on lifting the Champions League as they defeated Barcelona in 2011 and Cech played a crucial role as he denied Messi and the rest of the attacking forces of the Spanish club from scoring.

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  • United Have a Mountain to Climb

    At 19:45 this evening, Manchester United will face Greek club, Olympiakos, at Old Trafford, hoping to become the second team from England to progress to the last eight of the Champions League.

    Fans who are gambling on the game with Betfair know that United are in a bad way – on the surface, at least. The Reds are heading into the clash two goals down on aggregate, courtesy of strikes from Alejandro Dominguez and Joel Campbell, with a recent 3-0 defeat to bitter rivals, Liverpool, standing as a microcosm of their luck on the football pitch so far this season.

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  • And the winners of the 2014 World Cup are…

    So which nation will be lifting the greatest prize in football next July 13th at the world famous Maracanã Stadium stadium in Rio de Janeiro?

    Having won the World Cup on a record five occasions – home advantage will surely tip things in Brazil’s favour to make it a sixth? If you believe the bookmakers’ odds it will be Brazil at around 3/1. This is understandable. Brazil are, without any shadow of a doubt, the strongest nation in the history of football.

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  • DE ROSSI LEFT OUT

    Italy’s Daniele De Rossi was one of the major omissions from the squad for the friendly match against Spain on Wednesday. This was one of the few matches to prepare for Italy ahead of the World Cup 2014.

    However, Cesare Prandelli omitted De Rossi from the squad on the grounds of indiscipline. Roma were recently involved in a league match with Inter Milan and during that encounter De Rossi punched Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi in the face. This has led to a straight red card and a three match ban for the midfielder. Roma only managed a 0-0 draw with Inter Milan in that match.

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  • ROAR WIN 2-1

    Brisbane Roar edged a 2-1 victory over Adelaide United on March 8 as they played at the Suncorp Stadium and the positive result for Brisbane Roar has given them a 10 point lead over their nearest rivals.

    The head coach of the club, Mike Mulvey stated that they have worked hard in order to get at the top of the league.

    “Yes, we’ve got a bit of a lead, we accept that situation gladly” he told a Sports News website.

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