LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Belgian international defender Jelle Van Damme is returning home to Standard Liege after failing to settle in the Premier League with Wolverhampton Wanderers, the club said on Tuesday.
MILAN - The Serie A players' union on Tuesday called a strike for matches on December 11 and 12, prompting insults to be traded between the parties and throwing the Italian game into more chaos.
Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale has put his rapid rise to prominence down to a combination of hard work and good fortune, as the Welsh wizard continues to impress this season.
MADRID - Striker David Villa hailed Barcelona's 5-0 'Clasico' victory over Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid as a "triumph of style" and the game exposed a gulf in class between the two sides.
PARIS - Nicolas Anelka, the man at the centre of the France World Cup boycott, was planning to quit the national team even before their troubled tournament in South Africa in June, the Chelsea striker has revealed.
ZURICH - Russia will not take part in any horse trading for votes as it bids for the right to stage the 2018 World Cup, Russian bid chairman Vitaly Mutko said on Tuesday.
LONDON - Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher faces a three month layoff after surgery on a dislocated shoulder later this week, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.
ZURICH - FIFA has dismissed allegations made by a British Broadcasting Corporation programme against three executive committee members, saying Swiss authorities had already investigated and the case had been closed.
MILAN - Inter Milan chief Massimo Moratti would have been sharpening his axe for coach Rafael Benitez had their recent run of bad form come 10 years ago but the club president says experience has made him less trigger happy.
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