ABU DHABI, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Alexandre Pato scored again to help a new-look and more adventurous Brazil beat Iran 3-0 on Thursday in their second win in two internationals under new coach Mano Menezes.
LONDON - Premier League managers must take more responsibility for "ridiculous" tackles, Fulham's Danny Murphy said on Thursday.
LONDON - Stricter sanctions must come in and a new mentality fostered to end 'brutal' tackling, a senior FIFA executive committee member said on Thursday.
PARIS - France's 12 sponsors will base their contributions over the next four years on results and behaviour following the team's embarrassing World Cup campaign.
LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United must make provision for an athletics track if either is to succeed in their bid to take over the main stadium after the 2012 London Olympics, organisers said.
CLAIREFONTAINE, France, Oct 7 (Reuters) - France left-back Benoit Tremoulinas has been ruled out of the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Romania and Luxembourg through injury, coach Laurent Blanc said on Thursday.
BELGRADE, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Serbia's former coach Radomir Antic will seek compensation from the country's Football Association (FSS) after he was fired last month, Belgrade media reported on Thursday.
LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon of South Korea hinted on Thursday that he could stand against Sepp Blatter at next May's elections for the presidency of FIFA, world football's governing body.
SALAMANCA, Spain, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Spain are not taking their Euro 2012 qualifiers against Group I rivals Lithuania and Scotland lightly even though they may look like relatively weak opponents, coach Vicente del Bosque said on Thursday.
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