Friday, February 27, 2015
The veteran defender says that, following a meeting with the players' union in Italy, the Ennio Tardini side will sit out the trip to the Luigi Ferraris.
After FIFA announced plans to hold the 2022 World Cup in November and December, Goal looks at the impact on players, clubs, competitions and continents.
The Toffees will face the Ukrainian outfit in the last 16, having beaten Young Boys 7-2 on aggregate in the last round, with the first leg to be played at Goodison Park.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Feyenoord's clash with Roma and Guingamp's trip to Dynamo Kiev in the UEFA Europa League were interrupted by crowd trouble on Thursday.
Goal took in the action at De Kuip, where the Italians claimed a vital away victory in a match that was disgraced by poor conduct from the home fans
The Ivorian attacker netted on the hour mark in a tense affair which was suspended following Mitchell te Vrede's red card
The midfielder's goal saw Rafael Benitez's men go 5-0 up on aggregate and progress beyond the Turkish side.
The Fiorentina striker was back on the score sheet in Thursday's Europa League win over Tottenham.
The manager is left considering the cost of his decision to leave Harry Kane on the bench as Spurs bowed out of Europe after a shocking error from Roberto Soldado.
Mario Gomez and Mohamed Salah capitalized on terrible mistakes from Federico Fazio and Jan Vertonghen to fire La Viola into the last 16 of the Europa League.
The midfielder scored late in the game to make sure his side took the lead in the tie to progress to the last 16 of the competition.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The 19-year-old midfielder's contract is reportedly set to expire at the end of the season, when he would be free to join a new club much like the Frenchman did in 2012.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
The Borussia Dortmund manager says his side should have done better defensively in its 2-1 UEFA Champions League defeat to Juventus.
They may have won 2-1, but the Bianconeri's away record in Europe - and Dortmund's suitability for the Champions League - leaves the Germans favorites to progress.
Carlos Tevez and Alvaro Morata got the goals as Juventus beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
Every major soccer participant, including the United States, will be adversely affected by the proposed World Cup dates.
The Bianconeri had the chance to bring their Primavera graduate back to Turin and they do not regret that decision, given the striker's struggles in the Bundesliga.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Roberto Mancini's hopes of salvaging Inter's season were boosted further with a 2-1 Serie A win at Cagliari on Monday.
Goals from Mateo Kovacic and Mauro Icardi wrapped up a hard-fought victory for the Nerazzurri, with Gianfranco Zola's men battling until the very death at Stadio Sant'Elia.
An own goal set up a nervy finish for the Nerazzurri, but the visitors held on thanks to earlier emphatic strikes from their Croatia midfielder and Argentine attacker.