Articles tagged 'suarez'

Is this Barca side the best ever? 15 August 2015 JOHANESBURG - On Tuesday, Barcelona collected their fourth (Uefa Super Cup) silverware on the trot having won a domestic treble last season. Although they achieved Tuesday's task the hard way, there seems no stopping Luis Enrique's swashbuckling side from sweeping anything on offer. But the...
Suárez not on Ballon d'Or shortlist 29 October 2014 LONDON - Barcelona’s striker Luis Suárez has been omitted from Fifa’s 23-man list of contenders for the Ballon d’Or award. The list, which will be whittled down to the one player deemed to be the world’s best, has no Englishmen but five Premier League players on it, though there is no place fo...
Suarez texts best wishes to Reds 19 August 2014 LONDON - Brendan Rodgers received a good luck text from Luis Suárez before Liverpool’s Premier League opener against Southampton and claimed the win could set the tone for another title challenge without the brilliant Uruguay international. The Liverpool manager described the 2-1 win as “vital...
'No rush to replace Suarez' 16 August 2014 LONDON - Brendan Rodgers is prepared to wait until the final days of the transfer window to sign a replacement for Luis Suárez but believes Liverpool are better equipped for this season regardless of if another striker arrives. Liverpool have made inquiries for Radamel Falcao, Edinson Cavani a...
Suarez ban excessive – Chiellini 28 June 2014 LONDON - Giorgio Chiellini, the Italian player bitten by Luis Suárez, has called the Uruguayan’s subsequent ban “excessive” and fears it will lead to the player becoming alienated. Fifa has banned Suárez from all “football-related activities” for four months after the clash, ruling the striker...
Fifa probing Suarez bite furore 25 June 2014 LONDON - Fifa have opened disciplinary proceedings against Uruguay forward Luis Suarez after Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini accused him of biting during the South Americans' 1-0 Group D victory at the World Cup on Tuesday. The probe means Suarez, twice previously banned for biting, may be hi...
Suárez in biting controversy 25 June 2014 LONDON - Luis Suárez was at the centre of another biting controversy in Natal after appearing to sink his teeth into Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder moments before Diego Godin’s header sent Uruguay into the World Cup knock-out stages. Suárez, who served a 10-match suspension for biting Chelsea’s ...
Is Yaya best player in EPL? 10 May 2014 JOHANNESBURG - Since galloping more than 60 metres from his own half with the ball firmly under his control and holding off a defender to score one of the most amazing goals ever, many think Ivorian Yaya Toure should have been named Player of the Year in the English Premier League. Others argu...
Reds embark on title advance 19 April 2014 LONDON - Liverpool visit Norwich City this weekend, determined to maintain focus on the task in hand despite growing national excitement about their bid to be crowned Premier League champions.Last weekend's pulsating 3-2 defeat of title rivals Manchester City left Brendan Rodgers's side two point...
Returning Suarez sends Reds second 30 September 2013 LONDON - Luis Suarez marked his return to Premier League action with two goals to help Liverpool to a 3-1 win at managerless Sunderland that lifted them to second in the table on Sunday. The Uruguay striker, who returned from a 10-match ban for biting in the midweek League Cup loss at Manchest...
Liverpool know what I want – Suarez 9 July 2013 LONDON - Luis Suárez has said he intends returning to Liverpool on 21 July but he qualified that by adding a phone call could change everything . The Liverpool striker has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea and Real Madrid and told the Uruguay radio station Sport 890: There have been no off...