June 2013: Soccer News Headlines

soccer ballMignolet nears Sunderland exit
6/22/2013 Simon Mignolet’s proposed transfer to Liverpool has taken a significant step forward after the Reds agreed a fee in excess of A 11million with Sunderland for the goalkeeper.

Donati makes Leverkusen move
6/22/2013 Donati has represented his country at Under-20 and Under-21 level and, after spending the past two seasons on loan at Serie B clubs, is hoping to step up and make an impact in the Bundesliga.

Valverde presented as Bilbao’s new coach
6/22/2013 It will be Valverde’s second time coaching Bilbao after the former player’s first stint in charge of the Basque club from 2003-05.

Magilton lands role with Northern Ireland
6/21/2013 The role reunites Magilton with Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill, having briefly worked as his assistant at Shamrock Rovers.

City out of Cavani race – Napoli
6/21/2013 Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis has claimed Manchester City are not prepared to meet their A 53.6million asking price for striker Edinson Cavani.

Dortmund debut for Pep, Bayern defense opens vs. ‘Gladbach
6/21/2013 Bayern Munich will open its Bundesliga title defense at home against Borussia Moenchengladbach on Aug. 9, when new coach Pep Guardiola makes his German league bow.

US Routed in Under-20 World Cup – New York Times
6/21/2013 Major League Soccer US Routed in Under-20 World Cup New York Times Spain showed why it is favored to win the Under-20 World Cup, beating the United States, 4-1, in Istanbul on Friday behind two goals each from the star strikers Jese and Gerard Deulofeu.

Soccer-FIFA to use spray for free kicks at under-20 World Cup – Yahoo! Sports
6/21/2013 U.S. National Soccer Players Soccer-FIFA to use spray for free kicks at under-20 World Cup Yahoo! Sports Soccer‘s world governing body FIFA said on its website (www.fifa.com) that all the referees at the under-20 tournament are on a

Forlan helps Uruguay to 2-1 win over Nigeria
6/21/2013 Diego Forlan celebrated his 100th appearance for Uruguay in style, setting up one goal, then scoring the winner in a 2-1 victory over Nigeria on Thursday to move his team within sight of the Confederations Cup semifinals.

Pellegrini to start in South Africa
6/21/2013 Manchester City have confirmed Manuel Pellegrini’s first game as manager will be against South African outfit Supersport United in Pretoria on July 14. The Blues will also face AmaZulu FC on July 18 in Durban on a two-match tour as part of the Nelson Mandela

Celtic not a selling club – but Saints are lining up Wanyama swoop
6/21/2013 Celtic midfielder Joe Ledley insists the Parkhead side are not a selling club – despite Saints lining up a A 10m bid for midfielder Victor Wanyama.

De Bruyne To Stay & Fight
6/21/2013 Kevin De Bruyne is ready to fight for his place in the Chelsea team after receiving assurances from Jose Mourinho that he is part of his plans.

Milan Must Sell To Buy Tevez
6/21/2013 AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani admits the Rosseneri need to sell a forward if they are to move for Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez.

Soccer-Leverkusen sign defender Donati from Inter Milan
6/21/2013 BERLIN, June 21 (Reuters) – Bayer Leverkusen have signed right back Giulio Donati from Inter Milan to boost their squad ahead of next season’s Champions League participation, the club said on Friday. The 23-year-old, who was part of Italy’s Under-21 team

Dugarry: Blanc is perfect for PSG
6/21/2013 The former Marseille star feels his ex-France teammate would be the perfect appointment for the Ligue 1 champions

Brazil in crisis as protests reach breaking point
6/21/2013 The spiraling costs of hosting the tournament next summer have sparked a social revolution in the country, leaving FIFA with a serious dilemma.

Soccer-FIFA has not discussed cancelling Confederations Cup
6/21/2013 (Adds new FIFA statement) June 21 (Reuters) – FIFA has not discussed the possibility of cancelling the Confederations Cup, which has been overshadowed by protests sweeping Brazil, soccer‘s governing body said on Friday. “To date, neither FIFA nor the

Brazil leaders to meet as protests, violence grow (The Associated Press)
6/21/2013 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil awoke Friday to city centers still smoldering after a night that shocked the nation: 1 million anti-government protesters took to the streets in scores of cities, with clusters battling police and destroying swaths of storefronts

Soccer-Spain quash doubts, fans get behind Brazil
6/21/2013 By Andrew Downie SALVADOR, June 21 (Reuters) – The early signs from the Confederations Cup are that Brazil’s fans can help rather than hinder the team at home, reports of Spain’s demise are premature and the heat is going to cause problems for everyone at

FIFA: No plans to cancel Confed Cup amid protests (The Associated Press)
6/21/2013 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Soccer‘s governing body has no plans to cancel the Confederations Cup in Brazil despite the violent anti-government protests spreading across the country.