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Soccer: Feb. 24, 2006

Posted: Friday February 24, 2006 12:13PM; Updated: Friday February 24, 2006 12:13PM
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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez believes unsettled striker Ronaldo will still be at the club in September. The Brazilian said he would consider his future at the end of the season, and the likes of Milan and Inter are said to be waiting in the wings. -- Goal.com

Arsenal youngster Francesc Fabregas and Villarreal's Brazilian-born midfielder Marcos Senna were given their first call-ups for Spain in the 22 strong squad for next week's friendly against Ivory Coast. The 18-year-old Fabregas is being groomed as the replacement for Barcelona playmaker Xavi whose presence at the World Cup is in jeopardy because of a serious knee ligament injury. -- eurosports.com

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Real Madrid is targeting another Arsenal star -- Cesc Fabregas. The fading Spanish giants are already favorites to land England left-back Ashley Cole as a replacement for the ageing Roberto Carlos. Now they want 18-year-old Fabregas. -- The Mirror

Argentina legend Diego Maradona has officially named Lionel Messi as his natural successor. "Messi is the best player in the world, along with Ronaldinho. I see him as very similar to me," Maradona said. -- Goal.com

Wigan boss Paul Jewell has emerged as a surprise con tender for the Newcastle job -- with a formal approach in the pipeline after Sunday's Carling Cup Final. -- The Mirror

Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath is likely to make changes after Wednesday's tough game against Milan, with Sebastian Deisler and Bastian Schweinsteiger hoping for chances in midfield. Bayern needs a show of authority when they host Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday after uncharacteristic displays of fallibility in the last week. -- eurosports.com

Munich-based observers were left to ponder just how long it has been since Bayern were as rattled by a bad penalty decision as in Tuesday evening's Champions League last 16 first-leg tie against AC Milan. Andriy Shevchenko slotted home the controversial spot-kick to level the score. Instead of staging the expected passionate rally, Bayern looked devoid of inspiration and totally neglected the wide areas. -- fcbayern.t-com.de

lan Smith's operation on his broken leg was a success, and he's likely to return "within six or seven months," according to Alex Ferguson. -- The Guardian

Marco van Basten has kept Feyenoord midfielder Nicky Hofs on his Netherlands squad for next Wednesday's friendly against Ecuador. The uncapped 22-year-old was among the names included in Van Basten's provisional selection last week and has retained his place, unlike AFC Ajax forward Klaas Jan Huntelaar -- uefa.com

Chelsea will urge UEFA to scrap Asier del Horno's Champions League red card against Barcelona after the referee appeared to concede he might have got it wrong. -- The Mirror

The Galaxy was missing four starters in Thursday's 0-0 tie with Deportivo Saprissa of Costa Rica -- news that came as something of a surprise because coach Steve Sampson had said Wednesday that only defender Chris Albright would be out. The Galaxy also was without defender Todd Dunivant (hip flexor), and midfielder Ned Grabavoy (flu-like symptoms) and Paulo Nagamura (chest muscle strain). -- Los Angeles Times

Pat Noonan will be out but Marshall Leonard and Steve Ralston, plus top draft choice Leandro de Oliveira (calf strain), could be available for the Revolution's return match. Tony Lochhead has a chance to remain on the left wing. -- Boston Globe

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