Briefs 2-Juventus set up Manchester United friendly

June 10 Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:27am BST

June 10 (Reuters) - Sports news in brief from around the world:

Soccer - Juventus will play European and English champions Manchester United in a friendly at Old Trafford on Aug. 6, the Serie A club said on their Web site (www.juventus.com).

The match will serve as an important Champions League warm-up for the Turin side, a week ahead of the first leg of the qualifying round.

Juve will also take part in the Emirates Cup along with Arsenal, Real Madrid and Hamburg in London on Aug. 2-3.

Soccer - Bulgaria goalkeeper Dimitar Ivankov has signed a two-year contract with Turkish first division side Bursaspor after leaving Kayserispor as a free agent last month.

The 32-year-old Ivankov, capped 47 times for Bulgaria, is one of the highest scoring goalkeepers in the world. The penalty specialist has netted 34 times in his career so far.

Soccer - Mauritania have fired French coach Alain Moizan after a second successive World Cup qualifying defeat at the weekend, the Agence Nouakchott d'Information reported.

The former French international, who has been in the post for just two games, was sacked after a 4-1 home loss to Morocco in the African zone Group Eight qualifier on Saturday.

Mauritania were beaten 3-0 at Rwanda in their opening group game on May 31.

Soccer - Ghana have opened negotiations with former German international Guido Buchwald to take over as their new coach, football association officials said.

Buchwald, part of Germany's winning team at the 1990 World Cup finals, travelled to Accra last week for negotiations with the Ghana Football Association.

A final decision on his possible appointment is expected in the coming weeks. (Editing by John O'Brien)