Chelsea will splash out on new players and return even stronger next year, interim manager Rafael Benitez predicted after leading his team to Europa League victory.
Harry Kewell’s hopes of featuring in the Socceroos’ squad for next month’s World Cup qualifiers have been dealt a huge blow with the veteran striker released by Qatari club Al Gharafa.
Wayne Rooney could be handed the England captaincy for the May 29 soccer friendly against the Republic of Ireland as national team boss Roy Hodgson looks to boost the star’s flagging confidence.
Real Madrid will hope to end a difficult season on a high when they face Atletico Madrid in Friday’s Copa del Rey final, with Los Blancos aiming to continue their long-running dominance in meetings with their city rivals.
“Their first goal was lucky, a mis-kick went up and over our defence and it was a quality finish the second one,” Mariners coach Graham Arnold said. They both came from our mistakes and that’s what they’re good at doing.
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari sprang a surprise on Tuesday by leaving experienced duo Ronaldinho and Kaka out of his squad for next month’s Confederations Cup.