Scolari: I won't punish Drogba
(AFP) Friday 28 November 2008
Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari insists he won't punish Didier Drogba despite claims that the Ivorian striker met with Inter Milan officials this week.
Drogba was reported to have held a meeting with Inter sporting director Marco Branca and Jorge Mendes, agent of the club's manager Jose Mourinho, over a possible move to the Serie A champions.
The 30-year-old was linked with a host of clubs in the close-season, fuelling speculation that he was keen to quit Stamford Bridge, and this latest report could have been interpreted by Scolari as another attempt to engineer a move. But the Blues manager has no intention of calling Drogba in for showdown talks.
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Scolari is quite someone to watch during a World Cup or EuroCup event-very animated coach on the sidelines.
Now, an update on U-20 Women's World Cup action:
Last eight roll call complete
(FIFA.com) Friday 28 November 2008
The identity of the eight sides who will contest the quarter-finals of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Chile 2008 has now been revealed. Thursday's four games saw Japan and Germany clinch their places from Group C, while Brazil and Korea DPR also won to advance from Group D. FIFA.com rounds up all the highs and lows from Matchday 6 of the competition.
The big match
Germany 2-1 Canada
Goals: Erin McNulty o.g. 77, Lisa Schwab 90 (Germany); Monica Lam-Feist 81 (Canada)
Germany and Canada put on quite a show for the fans in Coquimbo, serving up a dramatic finale to cap an exciting encounter. Needing to win to go through, the Canadians pushed hard but it was the attack-minded Germans who dominated and created the better chances. McNulty's unfortunate own goal 13 minutes from time looked to have sealed the Canucks' fate. Lam-Feist gave them renewed hope, however, before Schwab snuffed out Canada's hopes with a late winner.
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