Archive for November, 2006

SoccerGolazo Moves To Blogger

November 21, 2006

SoccerGolazo is moving to Blogger.

Please visit the new site here: SoccerGolazo!

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Champions League Fixtures/Results 21.11.06 22.11.06

November 20, 2006

Champions League Fixtures/Results 21.11.06 22.11.06

Fabio Cannavaro Named European Footballer of the Year

November 19, 2006

Cannavaro, Real Madrid and Italy Defender Wins European Footballer of the Year

Weekend Matches Fixtures/Results 18.11.06 19.11.06

November 18, 2006

Featured Weekend Matches in the English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, and Argentina Apertura.

The two horse race in the Premiership continues on Saturday….

Weekend Matches Fixtures/Results 18.11.06 19.11.06

Drogba Goal, Ivory Coast v Sweden 15.11.06

November 18, 2006

Video of Didier Drogba goal for the Ivory Coast versus Sweden.

Drogba Goal, Ivory Coast v Sweden 15.11.06

Higuain, Gago, Real Madrid Updates

November 17, 2006

Higuain, Gago, Real Madrid Updates

Colo Colo 2 – 1 Toluca, Copa Sudamericana Semifinal First Leg

November 17, 2006

Colo Colo 2 – 1 Toluca, Copa Sudamericana Semifinal First Leg

Copa Sudamericana Semifinals US TV Times

November 16, 2006

From SoccerTV.com

Thu Nov 16 04:00PM Pacific
Thu Nov 16 05:00PM Mountain
Thu Nov 16 06:00PM Central
Thu Nov 16 07:00PM Eastern
Length: 2 hr 30 min LIVE
FOX Sports en Espanol – US
Copa Sudamericana – Semifinal – Ida
Colo Colo (Chile) vs Toluca (Mexico)

Paranaense 0 – 1 Pachuca, Copa Sudamericana Semifinal First Leg

November 16, 2006

Paranaense 0 – 1 Pachuca, Copa Sudamericana Semifinal First Leg

England v Holland Live on Web at TheFA.com

November 15, 2006

If you live outside of the UK and Holland, you can watch England v Holland on the web.

It is being shown at TheFa.com for 3.99 Euros.

Video (new window)

Copa Sudamericana Semifinals US TV Times

November 15, 2006

From SoccerTV.com

Wed Nov 15 09:30AM Pacific
Wed Nov 15 10:30AM Mountain
Wed Nov 15 11:30AM Central
Wed Nov 15 12:30PM Eastern
Length: 2 hr LIVE
FOX Sports en Espanol – US
Copa Sudamericana – Semifinal – Ida
Atletico Paranaense (Brazil/Brasil) vs Pachuca (Mexico)

Gago, Real Madrid Will Sign Fernando Gago in January

November 15, 2006

Boca Juniors midfielder Fernando Gago will sign with Real Madrid in January according to Real president Ramon Calderon…

Gago, Real Madrid Will Sign Fernando Gago in January

Higuain, Real Madrid Make Offer to River Plate Forward

November 15, 2006

Higuain, Real Madrid Make Offer to River Plate Forward

Gonzalo Higuain, River Plate Star Rejects France Call-Up

November 15, 2006

Gonzalo Higuain, River Plate Star Rejects France Call-Up

Marcelo, Real Madrid Sign Fluminense Left Back – Update

November 14, 2006

real-madrid-soccer-ball.jpgMarcelo passed his medical and will be presented Wednesday at the Bernabeu.

Marcelo to join Real Madrid, president says – FoxSoccer.com AP (new window)

Marcelo, Real Madrid Sign Fluminense Left-Back – 10.11.06

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Madrid Jerseys

Euro 2008 Qualifying Matches/Results

November 13, 2006

euro-2008-imageEuro Summary at the BBC (new window)

Qualifiers – Goals and Scorers at Goalzz.com (new window)

Friendlies – Goals and Scorers at Goalzz.com (new window)

Euro 2008 Tables at the BBC (new window)

Tuesday, 14 November 2006

International Matches
Australia 1-1 Ghana
Wales 4-0 Liechtenstein

Wednesday, 15 November 2006

European Championship Qualifying
Belgium 0-1 Poland
Cyprus 1-1 Germany
FYR Macedonia 0-2 Russia
Finland 1-0 Armenia
Israel 3-4 Croatia
Portugal 3-0 Kazakhstan
Rep of Ireland 5-0 San Marino

International Matches
Albania v Congo DR
Austria 4-1 Trinidad and Tobago
Bolivia 4-1 El Salvador
Chile 3-2 Paraguay
Czech Republic 1-1 Denmark
Egypt 1-0 South Africa
Estonia 2-1 Belarus
France 1-0 Greece
Georgia 2-0 Uruguay
Holland 1-1 England
Hungary 1-0 Canada
Italy 1-1 Turkey
Ivory Coast 1-0 Sweden
Jamaica 1-1 Peru
Luxembourg 0-0 Togo
Malta 1-4 Lithuania
Morocco 6-0 Gabon
Serbia 1-1 Norway
Slovakia 3-1 Bulgaria
Spain 0-1 Romania
Switzerland 1-2 Brazil
Tunisia 2-0 Libya
Venezuela 2-1 Guatemala

Copa Sudamericana Semifinals

November 13, 2006

Copa Sudamericana Updates will now be posted at the NEW SoccerGolazo

Colo Colo 2 – 1 Toluca, Copa Sudamericana Semifinal First Leg

Paranaense 0 – 1 Pachuca, Copa Sudamericana Semifinal First Leg

The following schedules are from the CONMEBOL web site:

No | Date | City | Match | Referee
61 | 15.11.06 | 15.30 | Curitiba | Atl. Paranaense – Pachuca CF | MARTÍN Claudio (ARG)
62 | 16.11.06 | 21.15 | Santiago | Colo Colo – CD Toluca | RIVERA Víctor Hugo (PER)
63 | 21.11.06 | 19.15 | Toluca | CD Toluca – Colo Colo
64 | 22.11.06 | 19.15 | Pachuca | Pachuca CF – Atl. Paranaense

DAY & DATE TIME MATCH
FIRST LEG MATCHES
Wed 15-Nov-2006 15:30 (17:30 GMT) Atl. Paranaense    vs. Pachuca
Thu 16-Nov-2006 21:15 (00:15+ GMT) Colo Colo    vs. Toluca
SECOND LEG MATCHES
Tue 21-Nov-2006 19:15 (01:15+ GMT) Toluca    vs. Colo Colo
Wed 22-Nov-2006 19:15 (01:15+ GMT) Pachuca    vs. Atl. Paranaense

FINALS: November 29 and December 6.

CONMEBOL Copa Sudamericana Official Site – English (new window)

CONMEBOL Copa Sudamericana Official Site – Español (new window)

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Copa Sudamericana Quarterfinals
Toluca Defeats San Lorenzo for Last Semifinal Spot
Pachuca Through to Copa Sudamericana Semifinals
Gimnasia La Plata v Colo Colo , Chilean Side Into Semi-Finals
Atletico Paranaense v Nacional – Copa Sudamericana Quarterfinals 25.10.06
Copa Sudamericana

Van Nistelrooy Goals

November 13, 2006

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Ruud Van Nistelrooy Scores 4 Goals

Osasuna 1 – 4 Real Madrid
Ruud 11′, Ruud, 27′, Ruud 44′, Ruud 83′. Ruud not named to Dutch coach Marco van Basten’s side that plays England on Wednesday. 13 goals in 15 appearances for Ruud as Real keep pace, just 3 points behind Barca.

Link to Video:
Goals – Match announcer should probably come with a warning label. (new window)

Related:
Ruud Van Nistelrooy Holland Call-up Rejected
Madrid Jerseys
Yellow and Purple Nike T90 Hi-Vis

Drogba Goals

November 13, 2006

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Chelsea superstar Didier Drogba scores three goals in the Blues 4 – 0 rout of Watford.

Link to video.
Goals (new window)

Related:
Chelsea Jerseys
Drogba, Chelsea Sign Striker to New Contract
Chelsea Barcelona Champions League Clash Finishes 2 – 2
Yellow and Purple Nike T90 Hi-Vis

David Beckham, Blackburn Interested in January Transfer

November 11, 2006

david-beckham-balls.jpgBlackburn Rovers boss, Mark Hughes has said he would consider an attempt to sign David Beckham if he were to come available in January.

Blackburn is the latest in a string of Premiership teams to show an interest in the former England captain.

Beckham scored in Madrid’s 5 – 1 rout of third division side Ecija in the Copa del Rey on Thursday.

Rovers may enter race for Beckham – by Andy Neild – Lancashire Telegraph (new window)

Goals at YouTube (new window)

Related:
Fabio Capello, Real Madrid Manager Says Beckham Improving
David Beckham Not Yet Signed
David Beckham, MLS LA Galaxy Admit Interest
Becks Merchandise

Weekend Fixtures/Results 11.11.06 12.11.06

November 10, 2006

epl-laliga-afa-seriea.jpgFeatured Weekend Matches in the English Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, and Argentina Apertura.

Drogba 3. Van Nistelrooy 4. Ronaldinho 2.5.

A great goal scoring weekend.

Saturday, 11 November 2006

Blackburn 0 – 1 Manchester United
Louis Saha’s 64th minute goal keeps United 3 points up on Chelsea.

Chelsea 4 – 0 Watford
Didier Drogba’s brilliant run of form continues with another hat-trick. The Blues sit second, three behind United and 7 up on Arsenal, Aston Villa, and Bolton.
Goals (new window)

Valencia 1 – 1 Athletic de Bilbao
Fernando Morientes’ 44th minute goal is not enough as the visitors steal a point with a 90th minute goal from Llorente.

AC Milan 1 – 2 Roma
Totti grabs two as AC Milan slips to 20 points off the pace. Roma now sit third, just 4 points behind Inter and Palermo.
Totti First Goal (new window)
Winning Goal (new window)

Estudiantes de La Plata 3 – 1 River Plate
A raucous atmosphere as Estudiantes give the home crowd even more to cheer about, jumping over River into second. Both trail Boca with only four to play. River are 7 back and Estudiantes are 6 back.
Goals (new window)

Sunday, 12 November 2006

Arsenal 3 – 0 Liverpool
The Gunners are now third, ten points off the pace, as the Reds are 9th and fading. A strange scoresheet reads: Flamini, Toure, Gallas.

Reading 3 – 1 Tottenham
Spurs win over Chelsea becomes a distant memory as they lose on the road. Tottenham now sit 12th, one point behind victors Reading.

Racing de Santander 0 – 0 Sevilla
Sevilla lose their chance to stay on top, dropping to second, one point behind new leaders Barcelona.

Osasuna 1 – 4 Real Madrid
Ruud 11′, Ruud, 27′, Ruud 44′, Ruud 83′. Ruud not named to Dutch coach Marco van Basten’s side that plays England on Wednesday. 13 goals in 15 appearances for Ruud as Real keep pace, just 3 points behind Barca.
Goals – Match announcer should probably come with a warning label. (new window)

Barcelona 3 – 1 Zaragoza
Ronaldinho knocks home a nice header, top corners one of his patented free kicks, and hits the post on another for Saviola to tap in. Barcelona and Ronaldinho back on top.

Parma 1 – 2 Inter Milan
Golazo for Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the 15th. Budan equalizes in the 26th. Julio Cruz steals the win in the 95th to keep Inter even at the top with Palermo.

Palermo 3 – 0 Torino
The hosts continue their stay atop Serie A with another impressive win. Goals from Eugenio Corini, David Di Michele, and Carvalho Amauri have Palermo even on points with Inter on 27.

Boca Juniors 3 – 1 Quilmes
Boca look in control as they don’t play a team higher than 10th in their remaining 4 matches. The leaders are now 6 up on Estudiantes and 7 up on River.

21′ Boca – Palermo
50′ Boca – Palacio
53′ Quilmes – Rusculleda
77′ Boca – Palermo penalty

Apertura Summary – FoxSoccer.com (new window)

Related:
Weekend Fixtures/Results 04.11.06 05.11.06

Marcelo, Real Madrid Sign Fluminense Left-Back

November 10, 2006

real-madrid-soccer-ball.jpgBreaking News:

As expected, Real Madrid have signed Fluminense left-back Marcelo for 6 million Euros.

Real Madrid Seal Marcelo Deal – Goal.com (new window)

Madrid to sign Brazilian Marcelo – Eurosport.com (new window)

Related:
Marcelo, Real Madrid Will Sign Fluminense Left-Back – 21.10.06
Real Madrid Merchandise

Gonzalo Higuain, River Plate Teenager Called Up By France

November 9, 2006

River Plate’s Gonzalo Higuain has been called up by France manager Ray Domenech to play in next week’s friendly against Greece.

Higuain is French-Argentinian and has stated his desire to play for France even though he does not speak French.

The 18 year-old sensation was born in France while his father was playing football in Ligue 1.

Most recently, Higuain impressed in the Superclasico against Boca Juniors scoring twice in the 3 – 1 River win.

Gonzalo Higuain at Wikipedia (new window)

Domenech calls up Higuain, Evra, Benzema – FoxSoccer.com AP (new window)

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El Superclasico Videos, River Plate v Boca Juniors – 08.10.06
Superclasico – River Plate 3 – 1 Boca Juniors – SoccerGolazo Match Report
River Merchandise

Boca Juniors Win Suspended Match

November 9, 2006

boca-juniors-soccer-ball.jpgWith only five rounds remaining in the Apertura, Boca Juniors widened their lead to four by defeating Gimnasia La Plata 4 – 1.

Tonight’s match was the second half of a suspended match from Week 6 in September. Gimnasia had led 1 – 0 at the break.

The original match was stopped at halftime when referee Daniel Gimenez claimed he was threatened by Gimnasia president Juan Jose Munoz.

Boca, with 35 points, now leads River Plate by 4 and Estudiantes by 6 with 14 rounds completed.

29′ Gimnasia – Silva penalty
46′ Boca – Martin Palermo penalty
49′ Boca – Rodrigo Palacio
72′ Boca – Marino
86′ Boca – Rodrigo Palacio

Match Report – FoxSoccer.com (new window)

Related:
Fernando Gago Interested in Real Madrid Move
Boca Juniors v Racing Club, Rescheduled Match Ends in Draw
Boca Merchandise

Freddy Adu Will Train With Manchester United

November 9, 2006

manchester-united-soccer-ball.gif17 year-old American, Freddy Adu, will train with Manchester United in November.

Adu, who plays for DC United in America’s MLS, will spend two weeks working with the club.

Manchester United has often been linked to the teenager, but a DC United spokesperson claimed the training period, that starts 18 November, is not a trial.

Teenager Adu to train at Man Utd – BBC Report (new window)

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Manchester United Goals – Singing Match Announcer
Sir Alex Ferguson Not Done Winning at Manchester United
Owen Hargreaves, Manchester United Still Interested
Man U Merchandise

Fabio Capello, Real Madrid Manager Says Beckham Improving

November 8, 2006

david-beckham-balls.jpgReal Madrid manager Fabio Capello says David Beckham’s form is improving again and he hopes to keep the former England captain.

Capello seems to think Beckham’s lack of form is due to his England woes, telling Sky TV, “he has had bad times after being left out of England’s national team. Those are moments which produce psychological difficulties.”

Beckham’s contract expires at the end of this season.

Capello: England omission hit Beckham hard – FoxSoccer.com AP Report (new window)

Related:
David Beckham Not Yet Signed
David Beckham, Tottenham’s Martin Jol Considers Becks Transfer
Jose Antonio Reyes, Real Madrid Star Not Returning to Arsenal
David Beckham, MLS LA Galaxy Admit Interest
David Beckham, Updates on Contracts or Transfers
David Beckham Interview – BBC – 31.10.06
David Beckham at SoccerGolazo
Becks Merchandise

West Ham Bid Backed By Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson

November 8, 2006

WEST HAM TAKEOVER COMPLETE (new window) – CLICK HERE FOR UPDATE – 21.11.06

Icelandic billionaire Bjorgolfur Gudmundsson said he will be backing Eggert Magnusson’s effort to take over West Ham.

No word on a rival bid from Kia Joorabchian.

Billionaire to back West Ham bid – BBC Report (new window)

Copa Libertadores, Mexican Teams Play for Two Spots in January

November 8, 2006

InterLiga, featuring eight teams, will be played January 3rd through 13th to determine which two teams will represent Mexico in the Copa Libertadores 2007.

Unfortunately, Copa Sudamericana semifinalists, Toluca, because of their Clausura championship, are required to play in the CONCACAF Champions Cup, preventing them from possibly playing in the Libertadores.

The winner of the current Apertura will be in the same position as Toluca, unable to join in the South American showcase event.

2007 InterLiga

Group A
Cruz Azul, Necaxa, Monterrey, Tigres

Group B
Club America, Jaguares, UAG Tecos, Morelia

InterLiga tourney set for Houston, Dallas, L.A. – FoxSoccer.com AP (new window)