The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Pereira moved from Brazil to Belgium as a child before joining PSV, the Mail said. The teenager was cited by the newspaper as saying United “is a dream club for me.”
World soccer ruling body FIFA doesn’t want to create a precedent by allowing England players to wear poppies on their shirts for a Nov. 12 exhibition game against Spain, the Daily Mail reported.
Wearing the flowers to honor war veterans for a match against Germany, for example, could be seen as provocative, the Mail cited a FIFA official as saying.
The Tottenham coach watched Tottenham’s 3-1 win at Fulham on television at home, the Mirror added.
Ferguson first saw the lettering on the stand before United’s game against Sunderland two days ago, the Sun said.
Rovers Target Striker
Blackburn is ready to make a bid for Hoffenheim striker Vedad Ibisevic in January after missing out on signing the Bosnian in the summer, the Mirror said.
The 27-year-old is available for about 3.5 million pounds ($5.6 million), the newspaper said.
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