Friday, 9 October 2009

Perrier-Doumbe in Toulouse

Cameroon international defender Jean-Joel Perrier-Doumbe signed for two seasons with French first division side Toulouse.

The 31-year-old previously played for Scottish side Celtic and French clubs Auxerre and Rennes.

He won the French Cup title with Auxerre in 2003 and the Scottish Cup with Celtic in 2007.

Toulouse had been looking for a defender to fill in for the extended injury absences of Mauro Cetto, Albin Ebondo and Mohamed Fofana.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

FIFA world rankings October

World champions Italy have slid to fifth in the FIFA world rankings released with Brazil holding top spot ahead of Spain and the Netherlands respectively.

Italy's fall follows their first round elimination from the Confederations Cup won by Brazil with Germany moving up one spot to fourth.

FIFA world Rankings

1. Brazil 1642pts
2. Spain 1590
3. Netherlands 1379
4. Germany 1195 (+1)
5. Italy 1181 (-1)
6. Russia 1161
7. England 1135
8. Argentina 1080
9. France 1059
10. Croatia 1031