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Belgium coach Wilmots signs long-term contract

Wim Van Walle | April, 15 2014

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots will continue in his role for another four years after signing a contract extension. Wilmots, 45, assisted the country’s previous two coaches Dick Advocaat and Georges Leekens before taking over independently i...

Donovan: Age, not Klinsmann, affecting game Video

Jeff Carlisle | April, 15 2014

CARSON, Calif. -- Landon Donovan insists that the transition to playing under U.S. manager Jurgen Klinsmann hasn't been difficult -- but getting older has. • Carlisle: Life on the bubble • McIntyre: U.S. hot list Speaking at a promot...

Prandelli: Totti, Toni set to miss out

Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent | April, 16 2014

Francesco Totti and Luca Toni are both set to miss out on the World Cup after Italy coach Cesare Prandelli said he will be picking from a group of 42 players he called up for fitness tests on Monday and Tuesday. Neither Totti nor Toni wer...

Dutch defender Jetro Willems ruled out

ESPN staff | April, 16 2014

Netherlands full-back Jetro Willems will not play for his country this summer after suffering a knee ligament injury that rules him out of the World Cup. Willems, 20, has attracted the attention of some of Europe's elite for his performances in...

Tickets for 2/3rds of World Cup games sold out

Associated Press | April, 15 2014

SAO PAULO -- Tickets for nearly two-thirds of the World Cup matches were sold out within hours of FIFA opening the final online sales phase on Tuesday. Five hours after sales opened on FIFA's website, there were tickets available to only 20 of the ...

FFF chief: Zidane wanted France job

Ian Holyman, France Correspondentt | April, 15 2014

French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet claims he turned down an approach from Zinedine Zidane to succeed Laurent Blanc as national coach in 2012. • World Cup Greatest: Zidane (5) Champions du monde 98, secrets et pouvoirs ...

Cassano injury hinders Italy WC hopes

Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent | April, 15 2014

Antonio Cassano's chances of representing Italy at the World Cup this summer are hanging by a thread due to an injury he picked up at the end of last month. The 31-year-old has missed Parma's last two games since injuring his ankle in the 3-2 defeat...

Wilmots: Belgium have to prove worth

Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent | April, 14 2014

Belgium’s “Golden Generation” have proved nothing yet despite reaching the World Cup, coach Marc Wilmots has told kicker. • Brassell: Lukaku's time is here Wilmots is in charge of a highly talented group of players inc...

Khedira edging closer to Madrid return

Dermot Corrigan, Spain Correspondent | April, 14 2014

Germany midfielder Sami Khedira has returned to full training at Real Madrid and looks set to have a chance to prove his fitness ahead of this summer’s World Cup. • Train: Madrid roll Almeria, ready for Barca There were fears that Kh...

Rossi, El Shaarawy chosen as vets miss cut Video

ESPN staff and Ben Gladwell, Italy Correspondent | April, 11 2014

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has left Luca Toni and Francesco Totti out of his 42-man squad for physical testing, raising serious doubts over the veteran strikers’ prospects of making the World Cup squad. • Horncastle: Immobile a mu...

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