Saturday 26 July 2014

Latest news

Van Gaal orders United players to speak English
Juan Mata has revealed new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has asked his players to communicate in English on the pitch.

Allardyce: We must improve
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce acknowledged his side have work to do following another disappointing pre-season showing in Wellington.

Campbell thrilled by Palace switch
Fraizer Campbell is relishing the chance to continue playing in the Premier League following his move from Cardiff City Football Club to Crystal Palace Football Club.

Bojan drawn by Stoke style
Eyebrows have been raised by Bojan Krkic's move to Stoke City Football Club, but the forward is confident he will fit in perfectly at the Britannia Stadium.

Van Gaal suits me - Cleverley
Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley feels he is the perfect fit for a Louis van Gaal-coached side.

Van Gaal prepared to wait for Strootman
Kevin Strootman could be reunited with Louis van Gaal after the #ManUtdmanager said he was monitoring the midfielder's recovery.

Villas-Boas: Rodriguez best suited to no.10 role
James Rodriguez Oficial needs freedom on the pitch in order to flourish at Real Madrid C.F., according to Portuguese coach Andre Villas-Boas.

Cazorla: I´m happy at Arsenal
Arsenal attacker Santi Cazorla insisted he is "very happy" at the club as he continues to be linked with a move.

Reina respects Liverpool contract
Liverpool FC goalkeeper Pepe Reina confirmed his desire to retire in Spain, but committed his immediate future to the Anfield club.

Lampard could move to Melbourne on loan
New York City sporting director Claudio Reyna refused to rule out the possibility of Frank Lampard spending time in Australia on loan.

Manchester United are back in the race to sign Real Madrid C.F. winger Angel Di Maria, 26, after his proposed move to PSG - Paris Saint-Germainhit a snag over the £45m fee.

Bojan drawn by Stoke style

Eyebrows have been raised by Bojan Krkic's move to Stoke City, but the forward is confident he will fit in perfectly at theBritannia Stadium.

Arsenal set to sign £16m Chambers

Arsenal are close to completing the signing of Southampton FC defender Calum Chambers for a fee of about £16m.

Shaw deal too expensive - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says he pulled out a bid to sign Luke Shaw this summer because his wage demands would have "killed" Chelsea.
Carroll to miss start of season 

Sunday 20 July 2014

Allardyce: Home form key for West Ham United FC

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce said he was focused on results over style, as they embark on their pre-season tour of New Zealand. 

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Liverpool agree to sell Borini to Sunderland

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet confirmed the club agreed to terms with Liverpool over the permanent acquisition of Fabio Borini.

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Friday 18 July 2014

Transfer deals - July 2014

The transfer window re-opened on the final day of the domestic season and will close at 23:00 BST on Monday, 1 September. For a list of confirmed Transfers visit AllScores website.

To read the day's transfer rumours, visit our gossip column.

Friday 11 July 2014

AllScores Football Blog: Suarez departs Liverpool with ´heavy heart´

AllScores Football Blog: Suarez departs Liverpool with ´heavy heart´: Luis Suarez: “It is with a heavy heart that I leave Liverpool to fulfill a lifelong ambition” Luis Suarez joins Barcelona Luis S...

Suarez departs Liverpool with ´heavy heart´

Luis Suarez: “It is with a heavy heart that I leave Liverpool to fulfill a lifelong ambition”

Luis Suarez joins Barcelona

Luis Suarez has released a statement thanking Liverpool for their support during his tenure there and that he had no other option but to leave as he wanted to fulfill a lifelong dream.

Suarez scored 82 times in 133 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions but is now departing for Barcelona in a £75 million transfer.

Here’s an extract from Suarez’s statement: 

“It is with a heavy heart that I leave Liverpool for a new life and new challenges in Spain. Both me and my family have fallen in love with this club and with the city.
“But most of all I have fallen in love with the incredible fans. You have always supported me and we, as a family, will never forget it, we will always be Liverpool supporters.
“I hope you can all understand why I have made this decision. This club did all they could to get me to stay, but playing and living in Spain, where my wife’s family live, is a lifelong dream and ambition. I believe now the timing is right.

Thursday 10 July 2014

Opta Facts – World Cup Final

Germany are set to play in their eighth World Cup final; more than any other nation. They have won three titles.
They have won just one of their last four appearances in the World Cup final (1990 v Argentina).
Germany have now reached a World Cup final in each of the last seven decades (1954, 1966, 1974, 1982 and 86, 1990, 2002 and now 2014).
This will be the third World Cup final between Germany and Argentina. They met in successive finals in 1986 and 1990, with each team lifting the title (3-2 Argentina in 1986, 1-0 Germany in 1990).
No other fixture has been played as often in a World Cup final as Germany v Argentina.
This is the 10th time that teams from Europe and South America face each other in the final. Seven of these finals have been won by the teams from South America.
Both sides will face off for the seventh time at the World Cup, the only fixture that has been played as often is Brazil v Sweden (seven times).
Germany have won three and lost just one of the previous six World Cup encounters with Argentina (D2). Germany also won the penalty shootout in 2006 against Argentina.
Germany had eliminated Argentina from the 2006 World Cup (1-1 AET and 4-2 on penalties in the quarter-final) and from the 2010 World Cup (4-0 in the quarter-final).
The 4-0 defeat in 2010 is Argentina's heaviest World Cup defeat in the last 40 years (0-4 v Netherlands in 1974).
Argentina have won nine out of 20 games against Germany (D5 L6), though. The last meeting (August 2012, Frankfurt) saw Argentina win 3-1.
No side have kept as many clean sheets as Argentina in the 2014 World Cup (four, Germany have three).
Argentina are yet to concede a goal in the knock-out stages at this tournament (despite playing extra-time in two of their three games).
On the last five occasions that Germany have failed to score in a World Cup match, they have lost.
The last time Germany scored in a World Cup match and lost was the 1994 quarter final defeat to Bulgaria (1-2).
Germany are unbeaten in 17 internationals (W12, D5).
Argentina haven't been trailing in any of their six games at the 2014 World Cup, Germany just eight minutes (v Ghana).
Argentina have won four out of five penalty shootouts at the World Cup, Germany won four out of four (including the one against Argentina in 2006).
Miroslav Klose has scored more World Cup goals than any other player in history and as many as the entire current Argentinian squad (16).
Only Lothar Matthäus (25) has played more World Cup games than Klose (23, as many as Paolo Maldini).
Klose is the only player in both squads who has already played in a World Cup final (2002, 0-2 v Brazil).
Argentina's Angel di Maria and Marcos Rojo lead the way in terms of crosses attempted from open play, with Rojo's haul of 25 so far bettered only by team-mate di Maria (32).
Thomas Müller has played a hand in 16 World Cup goals in 12 appearances at the finals (10 goals and six assists).
Müller (2010 and 2014) and Klose (2002 and 2006) are the only players in history to score 5+ goals at consecutive World Cup tournaments.
Müller is the first-ever Golden Boot winner to reproduce his number of goals at the following World Cup (five goals in 2010, five in 2014).
Müller could also become the first player ever to win the Golden Boot at successive World Cups.
Lionel Messi has been the most creative player at World Cup 2014, setting up a tournament-high 21 goal-scoring chances for team-mates.
Messi has embarked on a tournament-high 65 dribbles so far, completing (another-high) 39 of them.
No German player has created more chances for their teammates in the 2014 World Cup than Mesut Özil (15).
Mascherano has also made the most tackles so far - 28.
Andre Schürrle has scored three times in just 156 minutes of action so far at this World Cup.
Only Tim Howard (27) has made more saves in the competition than Manuel Neuer (23).
Lionel Messi has scored five World Cup goals to date, but none of them in the knockout stages.
Angel di Maria or Sami Khedira will become the 10th player to win both the Champions League and the World Cup in the same season. Seven of the previous nine have been German (Bayern Munich 1974) along with Christian Karembeu in 1998 and Roberto Carlos in 2002.

Monday 7 July 2014

Brazil vs Germany

2014 Fifa World Cup semi-final

  • Venue: Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte
  • Date: Tuesday, 8 July
  • Kick-off: 21:00 BST
Coverage: BBC Sport website,, ITV, BBC Radio 5 live and BBC One


Brazil captain Thiago Silva is banned, so Dante will deputise, but they have Luis Gustavo back from suspension.

With Neymar injured, Brazil could field a central midfield three, or else pick an attack-minded replacement such as Willian or Bernard.

Germany coach Joachim Low must decide whether to recall centre-back Per Mertesacker, who was left out against France for tactical reasons.

Low has reported no fresh injury concerns ahead of the match.


Without Neymar, their leading scorer and talisman, and without suspended captain Thiago Siva, Brazil are going to have to do it the hard way if they are going to make the final of their own World Cup.

Neymar's controversial tournament-ending back injury has unsurprisingly dominated the build-up to their semi-final with the impressive Germans.

Billed as the World Cup's poster boy for so long, the 22-year-old has absolutely lived up to expectations. His four goals and decisive penalty in the shootout win over Chile has arguably carried his country this far. Now it is up to Luiz Felipe Scolari to conjure up a Plan B from within his squad.

Brazilian great Zico has said ahead of the match: "The players have a chance to draw energy from Neymar's sacrifice. They need to leave their souls on the pitch as a tribute for this kid."

This is Brazil's first World Cup semi-final since 2002, a tournament they ultimately went on to win by beating Germany in the final. They have won their last three World Cup semi-finals, so Brazil expects, the pressure is close to boiling point - but does Scolari have the tools to deliver?

One man who can relate to the weight of expectation felt by a host nation is Germany's head coach Joachim Low. He was assistant to Jurgen Klinsmann in 2006 when as hosts Germany were eliminated in the final four.

They suffered another semi-final exit in South Africa four years ago and now stand at the precipice once again. Will they finally make it back to a World Cup final, for an eighth time, or is an unwanted hat-trick of successive semi-final eliminations about to befall them?

Low has spoken about the German players being disappointed they will not get chance to test themselves against the best, a nod to Neymar, but he also had a word of warning for the hosts.

"I think for all Germans one things for sure - we desperately want to play in the Maracana in Rio again (for the final)," he said. "We're not done yet."



  • Brazil and Germany have played more World Cup matches than any other side (102 and 104 respectively), but have only met once before at the tournament. That was the 2002 final, won 2-0 by the Brazilians.
  • Honours are even in the three subsequent meetings. The sides drew 1-1 in a friendly in 2004, Brazil won 3-2 in a Confederations Cup semi-final in 2005 and Germany recorded a 3-2 victory in a friendly in 2011. All those matches were on German soil.
  • Brazil have scored in each of their last 10 meetings with Germany, averaging 2.2 goals per game


  • Brazil committed more fouls (31) against Colombia than they have in any other World Cup match since such data has been recorded (starting in 1966).
  • Their only defeat in the last 26 games came against Switzerland last August (W19, D6, L1).
  • They are unbeaten in 42 successive home matches, with their last defeat coming against Paraguay in August 2002.
  • The Brazilians have reached the last four of the World Cup for the 11th time, although this will only be their eighth semi-final (because of different formats at earlier tournaments).
  • The only semi-final they have lost was their first, against Italy in 1938. They have won five times and drawn once - with that draw followed by a penalty shootout win against the Dutch in 1998.
  • Injured Brazilian striker Neymar has played a part in 50% of Brazil's 10 goals at this World Cup (four goals, one assist).
  • Germany (including West Germany) have reached the last four for the 13th time at a World Cup, although this will be their 12th semi-final (they reached the 1974 final after coming through a second group stage).
  • The Germans are the first country to reach four successive World Cup semi-finals.
  • Their record in their 11 previous semi-finals is four wins, five defeats and two draws - both of which were followed by penalty shootouts which they won.
  • Germany are unbeaten in their last 16 internationals (W11, D5), the best run of any side still involved at the World Cup.
  • Germany (three) have kept more clean sheets at this World Cup than any other country. Only Ghana and Algeria have managed to breach the Germans defence so far.
  • Miroslav Klose could make his 23rd appearance in a World Cup match, a total bettered only by Lothar Matthaus (25). Paolo Maldini also played 23 games at the tournament.
Taken from BBC Sport

Sunday 6 July 2014

Manchester United set to make £65 million transfer offer for James Rodriguez

James Rodriguez might be heading to Manchester United
Following his breakout performance at the World Cup, Colombian international and Monaco winger James Rodriguez has drawn the attention of Manchester United.

Metro is reporting that the Red Devils are prepared to offer £65 million to bring the 22-year-old to North West England.

Rodriguez, who tallied a tournament leading six goals for Colombia before their 2-1 quarterfinal loss to Brazil on Friday, made the move to Monaco last year after the French side paid €45 million to land him from Porto.

Rodriguez is signed until 2018 and expressed Friday that a move to the EPL might not be in the cards at this stage in his career as he claimed the league is a bit too physical.

Arsenal and Barcelona agree £32m deal for Alexis Sanchez

Sanchez joins Arsenal report that the Catalan club have accepted the bid from Arsenal, which matches their valuation of the player, and agree to the payment structure that Arsenal proposed.
The Gunners now need to just formalise the deal with Sanchez and then they can complete the signing with club officials reportedly optimistic of agreeing terms with the player.
Sanchez is being chased by Manchester United, Liverpool and Juventus but it looks like Arsenal have won the race for the Chilean’s signature.
Arsenal have been desperate to sign another forward to provide competition for Olivier Giroud and Sanchez was the man they identified extremely early on. Goal also report that the player and the club actually met in May when Arsenal sent a delegate to meet with a mystery striker in May.
Sanchez’s replacement at Barcelona could be Liverpool forward Luis Suarez, with the Uruguayan said to be very keen on a move.
Suarez is currently banned from football for four months after biting Italy defender Georgio Chiellini in the World Cup but would still be able to transfer to Barcelona.

Saturday 5 July 2014

Latest news

Latest Football News
Van Gaal: Krul better penalty option
Louis van Gaal said the introduction of goalkeeping-hero Tim Krul for the penalty shoot-out against Costa Rica was premeditated on Saturday.

Dutch penalty hero Krul was ready
Tim Krul had spent weeks preparing for a shoot-out scenario after the Netherlands edged Costa Rica on penalties in their quarter-final tie.

Pinto: Costa Rica hurt, but happy
Costa Rica coach Jorge Luis Pinto said their brave FIFA World Cup quarter-final defeat to the Netherlands did not dent their pride.

Ronaldo fires warning to Germany
Underestimate Brazil at your own peril, those are words from iconic striker Ronaldo ahead of Tuesday's semi-final showdown with Germany.

FIFA World Cup: Netherlands 0 Costa Rica 0 (after extra time, 4-3 on penalties)
Tim Krul was an unlikely hero as the Netherlands secured a 4-3 shoot-out win over Costa Rica to book a FIFA World Cup semi-final place.

Wilmots unconvinced by ´ordinary´ Argentina
Marc Wilmots labelled Argentina as "ordinary" after they dumped his Belgium side out of the FIFA World Cup in Brasilia on Saturday.

Neymar thanks Brazil after World Cup blow
Neymar has expressed his gratitude for the support he has been given after being ruled out of the remainder of the FIFA World Cup.

Sabella: Argentina have met minimum target
Alejandro Sabella says Argentina have already achieved their "minimum target" by reaching the FIFA World Cup semi-finals.

Sabella happy with improving Argentina
Coach Alejandro Sabella praised Argentina's best performance of the FIFA World Cup after the 1-0 quarter-final win over Belgium.

Kompany reflects on ´great adventure´
Belgium captain Vincent Kompany says his side have been on a "great adventure" at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Di Stefano suffers heart attack
Real Madrid great Alfredo Di Stefano has been admitted to hospital after suffering a heart attack.

Olympiacos move for Abidal
Greek champions Olympiacos have completed the signing of experienced defender Eric Abidal from Monaco.

Friday 4 July 2014

Latest news

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Latest News

Neymar ´fit and raring to go´
#Brazil striker Neymar Jr. has brushed off any injury concerns ahead of his country's FIFA World Cup quarter-final against #Colombia.

Emnes makes Swansea move
Swansea City Football Club have signed Marvin Emnes from#Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee.

James signs new Leicester deal
Leicester City Football Club have tied influential midfielder Matty James to the club until June 2018 after he agreed a new four-year contract.

Maradona unimpressed by Argentina showings
Diego Maradona has provided a withering assessment of #Argentina's performances during the #FIFA #WorldCup.

Ghana FA to review Essien conduct
Michael Essien's conduct prior to a FIFA World Cup match against #Portugal is to be investigated by the Ghana Football Association.

Orlando move not about the money - Kaka
Recent Orlando City acquisition Ricardo Kakà has dismissed any suggestion his move to the American club is motivated solely by money.

Faurlin handed fresh QPR terms
#QPR midfielder Alejandro Faurlin has signed a new one-year contract with the club.

Bordeaux sign Khazri from Bastia
#Bordeaux have completed the signing of midfielder Wahbi Khazri from Ligue 1 rivals #Bastia.

Appiah given full backing
Kwesi Appiah will continue as #Ghana head coach after he received the full backing of their Football Association.

Hummels set for Germany return
#Germany have been handed a significant boost after Mats Hummelsdeclared himself nearly "100 per cent fit".

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