Europe's hopes of a medal at the Olympic women's football tournament now rest solely with France after they defeated Sweden in the quarter-finals and hosts Great Britain lost to Canada.  

Sweden and France finished third and fourth respectively at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, the former beating the latter 2-1 in their play-off. At Hampden Park

Rogne expects tough SPL season

Thomas Rogne: Thinks those people saying Celtic will have it easy are just mischief making

Celtic's Thomas Rogne is refusing to accept the defence of their league title will be a formality in Rangers' absence.

In the absence of their Old Firm rivals, the Hoops will be odds on favourites to retain their Scottish Premier League title.Some...
Mancini backs his deadly duo

Roberto Mancini: Manchester City manager happy with his striking options

Roberto Mancini is confident the partnership of Sergio Aguero and Carlos Tevez can help Manchester City retain the Premier League title.

Both players were on target for City in their 3-1 win over a Malaysia as they continue their preparation for the new season.After the...
Lennon to decide on Brown

Scott Brown: Hoping to be fit for next week's Champions League qualifier

Neil Lennon has revealed Celtic skipper Scott Brown might need an injection for Wednesday's UEFA Champions League qualifier in Helsinki.

Brown's hip injury saw him miss Celtic's opening 1-0 win over Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League on Saturday.But the 27-year-old...
Puyol returns to training

Carles Puyol: Barcelona captain ready to lead his team again this season

Barcelona have confirmed Carles Puyol has been given permission by the club's medical staff to return to playing after surgery on his knee.

The totemic skipper missed the end of last season and the European Championships - where Spain successfully retained their title -...
Destro seals Roma switch

Mattia Destro: Has joined Roma after enjoying an impressive season at Siena

AS Roma have completed the signing of striker Mattia Destro as a replacement for Fabio Borini who has left for Liverpool.

The Giallorossi have been chasing Destro for some time and his impending arrival was believed to be part of the thinking behind allowing Borini to...
Friendlies round-up

Vicente was on the scoresheet as Brighton upset Chelsea to win 3-1

Chelsea suffered a third successive pre-season defeat as they lost to Brighton on a disappointing day for Premier League teams.

Aston Villa and West Ham were also beaten away at Championship opposition, while West Brom and Reading could only manage draws against lower league...
West Ham deny Carroll deal

Andy Carroll: Hammers have denied a deal has been done to take striker to Upton Park

West Ham have denied a deal has been done to sign Liverpool forward Andy Carroll.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce is believed to be keen to add the England target-man to his squad for the club's Premier League and was reported to have offered £2million to take the...
Juventus cool RVP interest

Robin van Persie: Juventus claim to have cooled their interest in the Arsenal man

Juventus have played down their interest in Arsenal captain Robin van Persie because of the Gunners' demands.

The Serie A champions have been widely reported to be among the favourites to sign the 28-year-old forward after he declared his intention not to sign a...


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