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25 June 2010 6:59 PM | Tagged: premier league clubs
Former Rangers vice-chairman Donald Findlay believes there is no danger of the club ever going out of business.The Scottish champions are about £31m in debt and owner Sir David Murray recently took the club off the market after failing to find a buyer. Rangers will always survive, there's no doubt of that, but this is not what it once was in terms of football generally, Findlay told BBC Sc

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25 June 2010 5:59 PM | Tagged: 2022 world cup
JOHANNESBURG - Qatar's bid to host the 2022 World Cup is provoking a heateddebate in South Africa.Bid leader Hassan Al Thawadi says football officials from around the worldare asking him how their national teams can play in the emirate's hot weather. A Qatari World Cup would be played from June 3 to July 3 and temperaturesthis week hit 43 degrees Celsius (109 Fahrenheit).It's been 35 Celsius (9

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25 June 2010 5:59 PM | Tagged: jimmy calderwood
Jimmy Nicholl has been confirmed as Cowdenbeath's new manager, with former Rangers director Donald Findlay being revealed as the club's chairman.The 53-year-old Nicholl, the former Manchester United, Rangers and Northern Ireland full-back, succeeds Danny Lennon at Central Park.Findlay told BBC Scotland: Jimmy is an extremely good man, very experienced. He is the kind of person that will convince

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25 June 2010 5:40 PM | Tagged: regional municipalities
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's Advertising Standards Authority says FIFA haspromised to bar further use of World Cup ads in which the host cities ofPretoria and Bloemfontein are referred to only by relatively new African names. An Afrikaner lobby group called AfriForum, and several members of thepublic, had complained about the ads.AfriForum said they created themisimpression that Pretoria's and

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25 June 2010 5:19 PM | Tagged: park ji sung
PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa - South Korea will try to apply lessonslearned in its group-stage defeat to Argentina when it faces another LatinAmerican opponent - Uruguay - in the round of 16 on Saturday.It's the first of two second-round matchups pitting Asia against LatinAmerica, the continents with the most to be pleased about at this year's WorldCup.Japan takes on Paraguay in the other knocko

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25 June 2010 5:19 PM | Tagged: luis fabiano
DURBAN, South Africa - Brazil and Portugal are level 0-0 at halftime intheir final Group G match at the World Cup on Friday.Nilmar nearly punished slack defending by Portugal in the 30th minute, butgoalkeeper Eduardo blocked his close-range attempt on to a post. Luis Fabiano headed just wide for Brazil in the 39th.Neither side produced many chances at Moses Mabhida Stadium, with Portugalfalling

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25 June 2010 5:19 PM | Tagged: kader keita
NELSPRUIT, South Africa - Yaya Toure and Koffi Romaric scored to give IvoryCoast a 2-0 lead over North Korea at halftime of the African team's must-winfinal World Cup group match.Toure took a cross from Arthur Boka and curled the ball round goalkeeper RiMyong Guk for a 14th-minute lead and Romaric headed the ball over the line froma rebound after Didier Drogba's 20th-minute drive hit the undersi

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25 June 2010 5:19 PM | Tagged: ronaldo brazil
Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz has made the decision to give defenders Duda and Costa the chance to prove their worth at the back , while Pepe has made it into the starting XI, too.Playmaker Danny has also returned to the line-up.Line-up: Eduardo, Duda, Bruno Alves, Carvalho, Costa, Pepe, Meireles, Coentrao, Danny, Tiago, RonaldoBrazil gaffer Dunga has opted to replace the suspended Kaka with Juli