AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has put an end to speculation about his future by adding another year to his contract with the Rossoneri which will take him through to the end of the 2011/12 campaign.
World Cup winner
The 31-year-old Italian international has been limited by injuries to only seven games in Serie A this season. A FIFA World Cup winner with Italy in 2006, Gattuso joined Milan in 1999 from US Salernitana Sport after making his name in Scotland with Rangers FC. He has won the Scudetto once and the UEFA Champions League twice among other trophies with the Rossoneri. Leonardo's side have qualified for the UEFA Champions League first knockout round, the draw for which takes place on Friday in Nyon.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Mexico staggered to a vital 2-1 win over Trinidad & Tobago in a 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ qualifier on Wednesday, the victory keeping alive their hopes of automatic qualification for next year's finals.
The result came as a relief to the hosts after back-to-back defeats in Honduras and El Salvador, but was not enough to squeeze into the top three places of the CONCACAF final stage group that would guarantee a place in South Africa.
As the six-team pool reached its halfway mark, Mexico lie in fourth place on six points from five games, one point behind Honduras. A fourth-placed finish would leave them with the unenviable prospect of a two-leg playoff against the fifth team from South America, currently Ecuador.
Javier Aguirre's team got of to a perfect start when Guillermo Franco collected a pass on the right, cut inside and slipped the goal past Clayton Ince in the first minute. Mexico wasted chances to add to their lead and paid when Hayden Tinto pounced on a defensive mistake and fired into the top corner on the stroke of halftime.
The hosts regained the lead three minutes after the break when Oscar Rojas scored from outside the area. The defeat left the Soca Warriors bottom with two points from five games.
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Brazilian superstar Kaka admits he would not like to leave AC Milan in the summer transfer market.
Reports have claimed the 27-year-old is closing in on a move to Real Madrid.
“I’ll say for the last time and I mean the last time. I do not want to leave Milan,” Kaka told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I beg you, in this moment I would prefer to be silent because I don’t want to be badly interpreted or, worse still, manipulated.”
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani said earlier on Monday: “On the rumours that regard Kaka I repeat that he is still a Milan player. There is no doubt he is the object of desire of two important European clubs, just like Pato.
“This means that they view Milan well and we will look to resist the assault from European clubs that make more than us and have different tax rates,” Galliani concluded.
[Source: La Gazzetta dello Sport]