LONDON - Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is ready to let John Terry miss this weekend’s FA Cup tie against Cardiff if the Blues skipper wants a break to help resolve personal problems that have already cost him the England captaincy.
PARIS - Football greats Pele and Franz Beckenbauer have both backed African sides to prosper at this summer’s World Cup in South Africa, when the tournament visits the continent for the very first time.
LONDON - Under-pressure West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola has urged supporters to back his team as they continue their fight for Premier League survival in Wednesday’s clash with Birmingham City here at Upton Park.
DUBAI — FIFA announced that 30 referees would officiate in the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. UAE international assistant referee Saleh Al Marzouqi has been officially nominated to represent his country in the international extravaganza.