Today’s top stories:
Gus Poyet has signed a two year extension with Sunderland after keeping the club safe from relegation in the recent campaign. Poyet’s team had a fantastic finish to the season.
Lukasz Fabianski is set to join Swansea City after signing a pre-contract agreement with the club. Leaves Arsenal after 78 appearances and 25 clean sheets.
Liverpool have made a £16 million bid for Sevilla left back Alberto Moreno.
Owner of Manchester United and the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Malcolm Glazer has passed away at the age of 85. Instrumental in bringing success and stability to both clubs.
Police have asked for help locating James McCarthy’s stolen FA Cup winner’s medal following a burglary at the player’s residence.
Bolton Wanderers have announced a three year deal for USMNT defender Tim Ream.
A Guardian report has linked Chelsea to Atletico Madrid left back Felipe Luis, could serve to replace Ashley Cole whose contract has expired with the club.
Atletico Madrid captain Gabi revealed that he had played the last month of the season with a cracked rib.
He only told manager Diego Simeone and club medical staff, who kept the ailment a secret from the media until the season was over.
Juventus are on the verge of completing a move for Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata. The deal is expected to be completed by June 2 at the latest.
Fiorentina are reportedly in advanced talks with PSG’s midfielder Jeremy Menez.
The Italian Football Association has confirmed that Lazio youth player Joseph Minala is indeed 17 and not 42 as had been suggested by an African football website earlier this year.
Rumor going around that New York City FC’s mystery signing will be Atletico Madrid’s David Villa. Marca has claimed that the team has made an agreement for a 3 year deal.
Antonio Di Natale has delayed his retirement by a year, meaning the 36 year old midfielder will again feature for Udinese next season.
Sevilla playmaker Ivan Rakitic has been linked with a move to several clubs including Real Madrid, but more recently Barcelona.
Paolo Sousa has been named the manager of FC Basel. Joins the Swiss club after successful stint at Maccabi Tel Aviv where he won the title last season.
World Cup News:
Australia are the first foreign team to arrive in Brazil.
Mirandinha, the first Brazilian player to play in England, has come out and claimed that England’s players will struggle to breathe in Manaus.
Head of FIFA Security and former Interpol executive Ralf Mutschke has declared that he cannot give the World Cup a clean bill of health for match fixing.
Edwin Valencia has been cut from the Columbian preliminary squad after failing to regain fitness after injury.
The Republic of Korea announced that 21 year old left back Kim Jin-su will miss the World Cup with an ankle injury. Park Joo-ho will take his place.
Nigerian manager, Stephen Keshi has dismissed allegations of match fixing in yesterday’s match against Scotland. More on that in a few minutes.
Notable scores from yesterday:
Portland Timbers take down Chivas USA 2-0 thanks to two goals from Fanendo Adi. The striker on loan from FC Copenhagen looked great during this match with instinctive finishing. Now unbeaten in their last six matches.
NWSL Women’s League:
A hat trick from Jasmine Reeves and a fourth goal from Ezurike Nkemjika earned the Boston Breakers only their second win on the season with a 4-1 victory over the Portland Thorns. Portland’s goal came from Christine Sinclair after the team was already down 4-0, giving them a bit of redemption there.
Goals from Lori Chalupney and Adriana Leon gave the Chicago Red Stars a 2-0 win over Sky Blue FC. The victory keeps them in second place in the league table.
Brazilian Campeonato Serie A:
Criciuma runs out 1-0 winners against Coritiba thanks to a goal from Fabio Da Silva.
Palmeiras fall 2-0 to Botafogo. Goals from Mario Bolatti and Pablo Zeballos
Sport Recife and Gremio played to a goalless draw as did Goais and Vitoria
Wellington Paulista’s brace gives Internacional a 2-0 win against Chapecoense
Atletico Mineiro won 2-0 against Fluminense thanks to goals from Diego Tardelli and Jesus Datolo
Atletico Paranense and Sao Paolo played to a 2-2 draw. Bady opened the scoring in the first half. Rogerio
Ceni equalized from the penalty spot in the 76th. Cleo then gave Atletico the lead in the 90th minute, but Luis Fabiano equalized in stoppage time to earn Sao Paolo the draw.
A goal from Jose Paolo Guerrero gave Corinthians the 1-0 win against Cruziero
Denmark earned a 1-0 win against Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Sweden thanks to a 92nd minute penalty conversion from Daniel Agger.
Nigeria faced Scotland yesterday in a controversial match that went forward despite a formal inquisition into match fixing allegations. The match finished in a 2-2 draw, with a bizarre own goal from Nigerian keeper
Austin Ejide who was clattered into by an attacker and threw the ball into his own goal. Uchebo and Uche both getting on the score sheet for Nigeria while Charlie Mulgrew scored the other goal for Scotland.
Cuatemoc Blanco played 39 minutes in his final match for El Tri and Mexico ran out 3-0 winners against Israel. Miguel Layun scored the first two goals with laser shots from distance, before Marco Fabian added the third.
Upcoming matches today:
Campeonato Braziliero Serie A
Flamengo faces Figueirense
Bahia meets Santos
Lithuania takes on Finland
Cameroon will face Paraguay
Latvia faces Estonia
Saudi Arabia will see Georgia
and finally Honduras takes on Turkey