Fuentes says footballers among sports stars who came to clinic
Although both bids were dismissed, Stoke are willing to sell a player who turns 32 today and has struggled in his second season at the club, failing to score in his past 17 appearances.
It is possible that Odemwingie will also move to Loftus Road, although Albion have made it clear that QPR will need to return with a bid considerably higher than the €4 million offer that was dismissed on Monday.
Ferguson charged by the FA over remarks about official
Alex Ferguson has been charged by the Football Association for comments made about an assistant referee at Tottenham Hotspur on January 20th.
The Manchester United manager was heavily critical of Simon Beck after the 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane, in which Spurs scored their equaliser in stoppage time.
Ferguson expressed his anger that what he regarded as a “clear” penalty to United as Steven Caulker challenged Wayne Rooney on Beck’s side of the field had not been given. Ferguson subsequently claimed his club had “history” with Beck following the official’s failure to rule out a Didier Drogba goal for Chelsea on the grounds of offside in 2010. “There was no way we were going to get a decision from [Beck],” he said.
The FA allege Ferguson “breached FA Rule E3 in that he implied that the match official was motivated by bias”.
Moses spot on as Nigeria leave it late to advance
Nigeria needed two late penalties from Victor Moses to defeat Ethiopia 2-0 yesterday and set up a quarter-final with African Nations Cup favourites Ivory Coast at the weekend.
All the drama at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace unfolded in an electric final 10 minutes of a tense, fraught match which was being played simultaneously with the other Group C game between Burkina Faso and champions Zambia in Nelspruit.
With 10 minutes remaining Nigeria were facing elimination. Both games were level at 0-0 and with Zambia and Nigeria having identical points and goal records, the former were set to qualify by virtue of a better disciplinary record in terms of red and yellow cards.
That all changed though as Moses was brought down twice within five minutes.
The first penalty went right, the second left and Nigeria were on their way into the knockout round.