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What is Sir Alex Ferguson gonna do after he retires?

February 5, 2011 | Author: huiping | Posted in Football, News and Society, Recreation & Sports, Soccer, Society

LONDON – SIR Alex Ferguson admits he plans to have little contact with football once he retires as Manchester United manager. The 69-year-old intends to remain with United for as long as he feels healthy enough to cope with the stresses and strains of life at Old Trafford. But Ferguson, who decided to retire and …

Torres: World’s third most expensive footballer

February 2, 2011 | Author: huiping | Posted in Football, News and Society, Recreation & Sports, Soccer, Society

LONDON – FERNANDO Torres became the third most expensive player in football history when he joined Chelsea for a reported 50 million pounds ($103m) from Liverpool on Monday. The Spain striker signed a five-year contract at Chelsea in a move described by Liverpool as a British record. The fee is bettered only by Real Madrid’s …

English commentators embroiled in sexism row

January 25, 2011 | Author: huiping | Posted in Crime, Football, News and Society, Recreation & Sports, Soccer, Society

LONDON – TWO of Britain’s leading football commentators were reprimanded by their TV network and taken off the air on Monday after making sexist remarks off-microphone about two female match officials and West Ham executive Karren Brady. Andy Gray and Richard Keys came under fire from all angles on Monday for their derogatory comments about …

Roberto Carlos scores from a corner kick

The 37-year-old Corinthians left back and Brazil legend showed he still has a bit of dead-ball sorcery left in him with his corner kick against Portuguesa on Sunday, firing a quick shot directly at the far post. Naturally, it caught the goalkeeper off his guard and found the target.

Asean to study bid for 2030 World Cup

January 18, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Arts & Entertainment, Football, Recreation & Sports, Soccer

IT COULD be a dream come true for millions of football fans in the region. Asean foreign ministers have agreed to study a possible joint bid to host the Fifa World Cup in 2030. A statement released on Monday by Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said that the ministers, who met at a just-concluded …

What is kids’ ambition or dream in this era?

January 12, 2011 | Author: candyce | Posted in Anthropology Sociology, Football, Primary education, Soccer

Singapore – Over nine in 10 children living in Singapore prefer to spend more time with their family than making money while becoming a football player is kids’ top career choice. The fifth annual Children’s Career Survey conducted by Adecco Singapore has found that 96% of children, aged between seven to 14, said it’s more …

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