June 10 Sports news in brief from around the
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)