Edinson Cavani

  • Uruguay beat Japan 2-0 in international friendly September 5, 2014

    Sapporo: Uruguay spoiled Javier Aguirre's debut as Japan coach, beating the Asian champions 2-0 on Friday in a friendly. Edinson Cavani gave the visitors the lead in the 34th minute, taking advantage of poor defending by Tatsuya Sakai and beating goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima with a sliding kick. Another weak clearing attempt allowed...
  • World Cup 2014: Costa Rica shock Uruguay 3-1 in Group D June 15, 2014

    Fortaleza: Costa Rica came from behind to stun Uruguay 3-1 on Saturday at the World Cup, opening the tough Group D with a major upset. Uruguay left star striker Luis Suarez on the bench but went ahead when Edinson Cavani scored a penalty in the 24th minute. The Central Americans fought back...
  • Uruguay down Slovenia 2-0 in World Cup warm-up June 5, 2014

    Goals by Edinson Cavani and Christian Stuani lifted Uruguay past Slovenia 2-0 in a World Cup warm-up game on Wednesday night. With the exception of star Luis Suarez, who is recovering from knee surgery, Uruguay were at full strength for the match. Uruguay hope to at least repeat their performance at...
  • Cavani double hands PSG French League Cup trophy April 20, 2014

    Paris St Germain collected their first trophy of the season when Edinson Cavani's double secured a 2-1 victory against Olympique Lyon in the French League Cup final on Saturday. Uruguay striker Cavani netted twice in the first half, including a controversial penalty, to hand PSG their fourth League Cup title on...
  • Do-or-die for Chelsea against PSG in Champions League quarters April 8, 2014

    London: Having won the Champions League two seasons ago, experience is on Chelsea's side as the Blues need to overturn a two-goal deficit at Stamford Bridge against European football's newest "nouveaux riches" to reach the semi-finals of the tournament. Ahead of Paris Saint-Germain's visit on Tuesday, Jose Mourinho lamented the lack...
  • Yearender: Top football transfers in 2013 December 20, 2013

    The transfer of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur grabbed the most prime-time space around the world, but there were big names like Mesut Ozil, Gonzalo Higuain, Neymar and Falcao that were the highlights of 2013 as well. Here are few names that grabbed the most headlines in 2013: Gareth Bale, 85...
  • Napoli midfielder Inler eyes Serie A title December 19, 2013

    Rome: Napoli midfielder Gokhan Inler feels his team is capable of winning the Serie A title this season even though they are eight points adrift of leaders Juventus. Napoli showed great form in their 4-2 win over Inter Milan Sunday, and Inler on Wednesday said the team had regained the momentum...
  • Olympiakos, Leverkusen reach last 16 of Champions League December 11, 2013

    Madrid: Olympiakos and Bayer Leverkusen reached the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday, with either Juventus or Galatasaray set to join them after their match in Istanbul was abandoned because of a snowstorm. Match officials stopped play after 31 minutes, ruling the field was too dangerous to play on....
  • Uruguay book place at 2014 World Cup finals November 21, 2013

    MONTEVIDEO: Uruguay sealed their spot at the 2014 World Cup finals after a goalless draw at home to Jordan in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff on Wednesday saw them advance 5-0 on aggregate. Uruguay, the last of the 32 teams to book their place at the finals in Brazil,...
  • PSG sign Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani for a record fee July 17, 2013

    Paris: Paris Saint-Germain broke the transfer record in the French league on Tuesday by signing Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani to a five-year contract for a reported fee of 64 million euros ($84 million). The previous record belonged to Monaco, which recently paid Atletico Madrid an estimated 60 million euros ($79...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Tuesday July 16, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Tuesday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. PSG sign Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani for a record fee Paris Saint-Germain broke the transfer record in the French league on Tuesday by signing Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani...
  • Chelsea-target Edinson Cavani passes PSG medical: Report July 15, 2013

    Long-time Chelsea target Edinson Cavani has passed his medical ahead of his move to French giants PSG, media reports said late on Monday. The Ligue 1 giants are said to have splashed out £55m to land the Uruguay and Napoli striker, who scored a staggering 36 goals for Napoli in all...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Monday July 16, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Monday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Manchester United target Cesc Farbregas After landing in Australia for Manchester United's pre-season match, manager David Moyes has ruffled up the transfer window with a £26m bid for...
  • Chelsea target Cavani ready for PSG medical July 15, 2013

    According to reports in Italian media, Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani is expected to undergo a medical on Monday as he completes his move to French champion Paris Saint-Germain from Serie A side Napoli. Cavani will then reportedly sit down with PSG sporting director Leonardo and other club representatives to finalise the...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Monday July 8, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Monday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Bayern Munich agree to sell Mario Gomez to Fiorentina Bayern Munich have agreed to sell Germany striker Mario Gomez to Italian club Fiorentina. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge reached...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Thursday July 4, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Thursday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Ronaldo once again hints at Manchester United move The buzz surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo has gathered more momentum after the 28-year-old striker admitted he misses Old Trafford where he...
  • No PSG bid for Chelsea target Edinson Cavani: Napoli July 4, 2013

    Naples: Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has dismissed reports that the Serie A club have received an offer from Paris Saint-Germain for Edinson Cavani, according to espn.co.uk. Speculation over Cavani's possible departure from Naples increased this week, with the striker seemingly destined for Chelsea, but PSG now appear to lead the...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Sunday June 30, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Sunday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Shevchenko's advice to Ronaldo, 'Don't leave Real Madrid' Cristiano Ronaldo continues to be the talk of the town after reports that the Portugese striker could call time on...
  • Football Transfers: Tuesday's latest news and rumours June 25, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Tuesday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Andre Schuerrle completes Chelsea move on 5-year deal Germany forward Andre Schuerrle has completed his move to Chelsea from Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year deal, becoming Jose Mourinho's...
  • Chelsea agree on a 49million pound deal to sign Edinson Cavani June 25, 2013

    After a lot of speculations, it seems that Napoli's Edinson Cavani is finally heading to Stamford Bridge. According to a report in Daily Mail, Chelsea have reportedly agreed on a £49.3m deal to sign the Uruguayan striker. After single-handedly dominating the Serie A season being the leading goal-scorer, Cavani was one...
  • Football Transfers: Sunday's latest news and rumours June 23, 2013

    Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo in 90m pound swap deal? Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo have been linked to a sensational 90million pound swap deal between Manchester United and Real Madrid, according to reports in the Daily Star. Read more Real Madrid close in on Edinson Cavani Real Madrid are front-runners for Edinson...
  • Real Madrid close in on Edinson Cavani June 23, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid are front-runners for Edinson Cavani's signature after his current club Napoli said Manchester City were refusing to pay the £54 million (€63 million) to activate his release clause. According to ESPN Soccernet, Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis revealed managerless Real are the only club who have made a...
  • Football Transfers: Saturday's latest news and rumours June 22, 2013

    Manchester City out of Edinson Cavani race Uruguay's Edinson Cavani, one of the most sought after players this year's transfer window, will not be of any interest to Manchester City as the EPL giants have refused to meet the 63m euros (£53.6m) buyout clause for the Napoli star, claimed the Serie...
  • Manchester City out of Edinson Cavani race June 22, 2013

    Uruguay's Edinson Cavani, one of the most sought after players this year's transfer window, will not be of any interest to Manchester City as the EPL giants have refused to meet the 63m euros (£53.6m) buyout clause for the Napoli star, claimed the Serie A club's president Aurelio de Laurentiis....
  • Football Transfers: Wednesday's latest news and rumours June 19, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Wednesday's's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Manchester United favourite to sign Barcelona's Thiago English Premier League champions Man United are reportedly the front-runners to sign highly rated Spanish international Thiago Alcantara according to...
  • Football Transfers: Latest news and rumours on Monday June 17, 2013

    IBNLive Sports gives you Monday's round-up of all the latest transfer news and gossip from the leading clubs and top players around the world. Agent convinced Cavani will choose Real Madrid Italian agent Donati Di Campli expects Napoli striker Edinson Cavani to choose Spanish giants Real Madrid ahead of Chelsea and Manchester...
  • Chelsea want Cavani, says Napoli president June 7, 2013

    Rome: Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis says Chelsea have made enquiries about signing striker Edinson Cavani. "Chelsea are interested in Cavani and they will call me soon," De Laurentiis told Napoli's official radio station Radio Marte from Los Angeles On Friday. "I'm very happy that his brother has said that he will...
  • Suarez, Cavani to spearhead Uruguay's challenge June 5, 2013

    Montevideo: Liverpool's Luis Suarez and Napoli's Edinson Cavani will lead a star-studded attack for Uruguay during this month's Confederations Cup in Brazil. The 23-man squad will also play the friendly against France in Montevideo Wednesday and a World Cup qualifier against Venezuela in Puerto Ordaz, June 11, reports Xinhua. La Celeste's...
  • Napoli chief denies Benitez talks, keen on Dzeko May 21, 2013

    Milan: Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis denies meeting former Chelsea coach Rafael Benitez on Monday but admits he is interested in selling Edinson Cavani to sign Manchester City's Edin Dzeko. Napoli is in the hunt for a new manager after Walter Mazzarri announced his departure. De Laurentiis says on Tuesday, "I...
  • Napoli's Edinson Cavani priced at 60 million pounds March 19, 2013

    Rome: Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has been priced at 60 million pounds by the Naples foobtall club. The 26-year-old Uruguay international, who scored 29 goals in 35 games for Napoli, has become one of the most sought-after players in Europe, Xinhua reports. He has been linked with Manchester City, Chelsea and...