MADRID - Spain defender Carles Puyol has pulled out of the squad to play Liechtenstein and Argentina due to a calf injury, the federation said on its website on Tuesday.
LONDON - Dutch international Rafael van der Vaart will move from Real Madrid to Tottenham Hotspur if a last-minute deal can be agreed before the transfer deadline, Spurs manager Harry Redknapp said on Tuesday.
MIAMI - United States Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati refused on Tuesday to confirm whether he had talked to any other coaches before signing up incumbent Bob Bradley to four more years in the role.
MADRID - Being chosen to host the 2018 World Cup would be a fitting end to a year in which Spain were crowned world champions, Spanish sports minister Jaime Lissavetzky said on Tuesday.
BERLIN - Bosnian midfielder Zvjezdan Misimovic has joined Turkey's Galatasaray on a four-year contract, Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg said on Tuesday.
MILAN - Juventus continued their massive recruitment drive by taking Arsenal's French left-back Armand Traore and Napoli defender Leandro Rinaudo on season-long loans on transfer deadline day on Tuesday.
KHARTOUM - Sudan has avoided being banned from international football after the country's Football Association re-ran its elections without government interference, FIFA said on Tuesday.
LONDON - Brazil striker Robinho ended his unhappy spell at Manchester City when he joined AC Milan on Tuesday, just two years after arriving in England for a British record fee.
SOFIA - CSKA Sofia signed Algeria goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi on loan from city rivals Slavia on Tuesday.
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