Football Updates

Pablo Aimar’s goal for Malaysian team Johor in 3-2 defeat to Pahang on Friday. A beauty.

Manchester City have probably got the best Youtube Channel.

Bigger than Michael Jordan‘ – Mia Hamm: World champion, Olympic gold medallist, superstar. The US legend is the face of women’s football. Hamm discusses her career, her private life and her commitment to charity work.

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Giant Universidad de Chile defeated Paraguay’s Guaraní 3-2 and secured its place in the Copa Libertadores group stage with a 4-2 aggregate win.

FC Bayern München will be without Franck Ribéry for an indefinite period of time after the France winger underwent a thigh operation on Thursday. “Tests will reveal whether he will be out for a while or return shortly,” said Bayern media director Markus Hörwick. Coach Josep Guardiola added: “Frank is an important player for us and I hope he can return to training as soon as possible. I hope he can play in London.”

Russian coach Yuri Krasnozhan signed a two-year contract with the Kazakhstan football federation Friday to take charge of the country’s national team. The 50-year-old former Anzhi coach replaces Czech manager Miroslav Beranek, whose agreement expired at the end of 2013.

“We considered several possibilities for the job and Krasnozhan’s candidacy looks the optimal,” federation vice-president Sayan Khamitzhanov said.

Alessandro Diamanti has signed a 3-year deal with Marcello Lippi’s Guangzhou Evergrande.

“I am pleased to be able to start with my family this new adventure,” Diamanti commented on his transfer.

“I thank the whole club and especially the city of Bologna, which has made me feel important on and off the field.”

Manchester United FC skipper Nemanja Vidić has confirmed his departure from Old Trafford at the end of the season.

S.S. Lazio attacker Keita Baldé Diao wants to play for Spain. Keita, formerly of FC Barcelona has turned down an approach from Senegal to keep himself open to being capped by Spain. The 18-year-old star who was born in Arbucias in Cataluña recently caught the attention of Senegal manager Alain Giresse, but the Frenchman has revealed that the youngster has chosen to represent Spain.

“I spoke to his club and they let me know Keita has chosen Spain,” explained Senegal manager Giresse.

“He was born in that country, so it is normal he has made this decision to play for Spain.”

Last Sunday Keita starred for Lazio in a 2:0 Italian Serie A win at Chievo. He assisted one goal and scored the second.

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