Featured Matches
Previous
Atletico Madrid
Real Madrid
ESPNDeportes, ESPN3 8:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Bayern Munich
VfL Wolfsburg
2
1
LIVE 54'
Game Details
Evian Thonon Gaillard
Paris Saint-Germain
0
0
LIVE 65'
Game Details
US Pescara
Chievo Verona
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Guimaraes
FC Penafiel
1
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
FC Dallas
Real Salt Lake
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Morelia
U.A.N.L
ESPNDeportes 12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Bayern Munich
VfL Wolfsburg
2
1
LIVE 54'
Game Details
Evian Thonon Gaillard
Paris Saint-Germain
0
0
LIVE 65'
Game Details
Aldershot Town
Forest Green Rovers
1
0
LIVE 51'
Game Details
Atletico Madrid
Real Madrid
ESPNDeportes, ESPN3 8:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
US Pescara
Chievo Verona
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Heidenheimer SB
TSV 1860 Munich
2
2
FT
Game Details
RB Leipzig
FC Erzgebirge Aue
1
0
FT
Game Details
St Pauli
SV Sandhausen
2
1
FT
Game Details
AC Ajaccio
Tours
1
0
LIVE 84'
Game Details
Angers
Chateauroux
1
1
FT
Game Details
Arles
Sochaux
2
2
FT
Game Details
AS Nancy Lorraine
Nimes
0
0
FT
Game Details
Clermont Foot
Ajaccio GFCO
3
4
FT
Game Details
Créteil
Niort
1
1
FT
Game Details
Orléans
Brest
1
0
FT
Game Details
Troyes
Stade Laval
0
0
FT
Game Details
Valenciennes
Le Havre AC
0
4
FT
Game Details
SC Heracles Almelo
Cambuur Leeuwarden
0
1
LIVE 90' +5'
Game Details
Almere City
Jong FC Twente
0
0
LIVE 87'
Game Details
FC Den Bosch
RKC Waalwijk
2
3
LIVE 90'
Game Details
FC Emmen VV
Jong PSV
5
0
FT
Game Details
Helmond Sport
FC Oss
2
1
LIVE 82'
Game Details
Jong Ajax
FC Volendam
0
4
LIVE 71'
Game Details
MVV Maastricht
Sparta Rotterdam
0
2
FT
Game Details
NEC Nijmegen
Fortuna Sittard
5
1
FT
Game Details
Roda JC Kerkrade
FC Eindhoven
2
1
LIVE 86'
Game Details
SC Stormvogels Telstar
Achilles '29
2
0
LIVE 87'
Game Details
VVV Venlo
De Graafschap
1
0
LIVE 82'
Game Details
Guimaraes
FC Penafiel
1
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Terek Grozny
FC Arsenal Tula
3
0
FT
Game Details
Racing Genk
KAA Gent
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Mjallby
Helsingborg
1
2
FT
Game Details
Sandnes Ulf
Viking FK
2
2
FT
Game Details
FC Dallas
Real Salt Lake
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Morelia
U.A.N.L
ESPNDeportes 12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Santos
Toluca
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Newi Cefn Druids
Aberystwyth
0
4
LIVE 59'
Game Details
Prestatyn Town
Connah's Quay
1
1
LIVE 45'
Game Details
T.N.S.
Bangor City
1
0
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Arsenal de Sarandí
Olimpo de Bahía Blanca
9:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Tigre
Racing Club
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Atlante
Coras Tepic
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Mineros de Zacatecas
Oaxaca
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Correcaminos
Dorados de Sinaloa
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
América Mineiro
AA Ponte Preta
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Oeste
Boa MG
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Icasa
CR Vasco da Gama
12:50 AM GMT
Game Details
Santiago Wanderers
Audax Italiano
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Defensor Sporting
Rentistas
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Liga de Loja
Club Deportivo Cuenca
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Universidad De Costa Rica
Pumas Generalena
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Honduras Progreso
Platense
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
 Posted by ESPN Staff
Dec 8, 2009

Etihad can't be part of WCup bid: AFL

AFL chief Andrew Demetriou has called on Australian soccer bosses to respect the needs of the other football codes, claiming Etihad Stadium cannot be part of any bid for the 2018 or 2022 World Cup finals.

Demetriou said the AFL accepted that they would not have access to the 100,000-capacity MCG for up to 10 weeks if Australia won the right next year to host either of the World Cups.

But he declared Melbourne's other major venue, Etihad Stadium, off-limits to the bids by Football Federation Australia.

The AFL is nine years into a 25-year deal with the Docklands venue, which has a capacity of 56,000.

World soccer's governing body FIFA requires bidding nations to have 12 venues with a minimum capacity of 40,000.

The new rectangular stadium in Melbourne was initially planned as Melbourne's second World Cup venue along with the MCG, before its capacity was capped at 31,000 and it became clear that the prospect of enlarging it was prohibitively expensive.

"In order for our season to be able to work and accommodate our stakeholders, we need to start planning and to have a season that runs concurrently with the World Cup," Demetriou told Radio 2UE on Wednesday.

"Of course we would avoid things like finals because it doesn't make any sense to go up against a final.

"We would suspend our season.

"... we've been waiting to hear options and solutions from the FFA and we've come up with our option, given we haven't had anything forthcoming.

"We would make the MCG available for 10 weeks, which is ours under our agreement, but we need Etihad Stadium to be able to conduct our season.

"If we haven't got Etihad Stadium and the MCG, we can't run a season."

Demetriou and FFA CEO Ben Buckley are close friends and former AFL teammates with North Melbourne.

They also worked together at the AFL before Buckley moved to the top job at soccer's national governing body.

But Demetriou chided the FFA for failing to keep Australia's other football codes in the loop regarding the World Cup bidding process.

"They certainly have to improve their communication, not just with us but other people involved in and being affected by a World Cup," he said.

"I think a World Cup is a great thing for this country (but) it's time to get this stuff organised.

"They really need to be proactive and come up with solutions and start listening to the other codes and other people affected by this, particularly the venues, and not do all the talking."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.