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  • Trying to make sense of Klinsmann's incredibly confusing interview

    Jurgen Klinsmann talked to the Washington Post, but, as usual, the U.S. coach made little sense with his constant contradictions.

    FC Yahoo
  • Soccer-United to give De Gea chance to reclaim spot - reports

    Manchester United will welcome David de Gea back into the fold even if, as expected, the goalkeeper refuses to sign a new contract following his failed attempt to move to Real Madrid, British media reported on Thursday. The Premier League club has dismissed rumours emanating from Spain that United…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Arsenal's Welbeck out for months following knee surgery

    Striker Danny Welbeck's absence from the Arsenal team will go on for several more months after he underwent surgery on his injured left knee, the Premier League club said on Thursday. Although manager Arsene Wenger said he hoped the striker would be ready for the pre-season Emirates Cup warm-up…

    Reuters
  • Rooney set to eclipse Charlton's 45-year old record

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Wayne Rooney can break Bobby Charlton's 45-year-old record and become the first player to score 50 goals for England when Roy Hodgson's men take on San Marino and Switzerland in their two upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers in the next week. Charlton's record of 49…

    Reuters
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    Small Plane Crashes Into Trees On Soccer Field In New Jersey

    A single-engine plane crash landed into some trees at a soccer field behind the Cresskill Swim Club in New Jersey officials reported.

    Tribune
  • Soccer-Belgium fight back for 3-1 win over Bosnia

    Belgium got their Euro 2016 qualification back on track with a 3-1 victory over Bosnia in Group B on Thursday, with Manchester City's new record signing Kevin De Bruyne among the scorers. Belgium, who lost away to group leaders Wales in June, had a wealth of possession but struggled to break down a…

    Reuters
  • Chung says AFC broke election rules ahead of FIFA vote

    South Korean billionaire Chung Mong-joon has accused the Asian Football Confederation of breaking FIFA election and ethics rules by lobbying for rival candidate Michel Platini in the presidential contest. The AFC sent letters to officials of member federations urging them to vote for the UEFA…

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-Robben misses out as Dutch face tough tie in Turkey

    By Mark Gleeson AMSTERDAM, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Arjen Robben will miss out on the Netherlands' Euro 2016 qualifier in Turkey on Sunday after going off injured early on in Thursday's shock home defeat by Iceland. With Bruno Martins Indi sent off in the 1-0 loss and now suspended for the key Group A…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Zenit coach Villas-Boas handed six-match touchline ban

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Zenit St Petersburg coach Andre Villas-Boas has been hit with a six-match touchline ban from Russian Premier League games after arguing with a fourth official, the club said on Thursday. He was punished by the Russian Football Union's (RFU)…

    Reuters
  • Grosskreutz joins Galatasaray despite transfer farce

    Germany international Kevin Grosskreutz still intends to join Galatasary from Borussia Dortmund, despite the transfer farce which means he can not play in the Turkish Super League until January. Because the correct paperwork for the 27-year-old's transfer was not filed before the transfer window…

    AFP
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    Billionaire Hopp: Spent Over $300M on Village Soccer Team

    Sept. 3 -- Billionaire SAP co-founder Dietmar Hopp started investing in his village soccer team in the year 2000. Less than a decade later, they reached the Bundesliga, the top tier of German football. Bloomberg's Mark Barton joined Hopp at his very own golf course for an exclusive interview with…

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  • Soccer-15-goal Qatar lead World Cup routs in Asia

    * Hong Kong hold China in only surprise result * Asia's big guns ease to big victories (Updates after late matches in West Asia) By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Qatar smashed 15 unanswered goals past Bhutan and the United Arab Emirates knocked in 10 against Malaysia in a lopsided…

    Reuters
  • Soccer Player Scores Ridiculous Own Goal, Looks Like She Did It on Purpose

    Soccer Player Scores on Her Own Team's Goal, Looks Like She Did it On Purpose

    Complex Media
  • Soccer-Germany's Loew dashes his players' Olympic hopes

    Germany coach Joachim Loew considers it all but impossible for any of his players to compete both at next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the Euro 2016, saying the fatigue of playing two tournaments in a summer was too much. Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has said he would like to play at the…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-European Ch. Qual. group H results and standings

    Sept 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the European Ch. Qual. Group H matches on Thursday Thursday, September 3Azerbaijan 0 Croatia 0 Bulgaria 0 Norway 1 Italy 1 Malta 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Italy 7 4 3 0 10 5 15 2 Croatia 7 4 3 0 16 3 14 -------------------------3 Norway 7…

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  • Soccer-Bale goal takes Wales closer to first finals since 1958

    (Adding details, byline) By Peter Stevenson NICOSIA, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Gareth Bale's late header gave Wales a 1-0 win over Cyprus in their Euro 2016 Group B qualifier on Thursday and kept them on course for their first major finals since the 1958 World Cup. Wales, who have 17 points from seven…

    Reuters
  • FIFA reforms panel makes little progress at 1st meeting

    A two-day, closed-door session was intended to set FIFA's clear path toward more transparency and integrity amid American and Swiss criminal investigations of corruption implicating senior football officials. Francois Carrard, who FIFA picked last month to lead the process, said then he wanted to…

    The Associated Press