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  • FIFA article draws criticism for referring to Morgan's looks

    MONTREAL (AP) — Critics took aim at FIFA on social media Tuesday after FIFA.com referenced American forward Alex Morgan's looks in an article posted in advance of the United States' match against Germany in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup.

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  • Questionable calls go USA's way in World Cup semifinal win over Germany

    The Americans were really good but also very lucky in ousting the world's No. 1-ranked team to reach Sunday's final in Vancouver.

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  • Messi sparkles as Argentina thrash Paraguay at Copa America

    Concepción (Chile) (AFP) - Lionel Messi produced a scintillating individual performance as Argentina destroyed Paraguay 6-1 to reach the final of the Copa America here Tuesday. The Barcelona superstar tormented Paraguay mercilessly as the favorites produced their best display of the tournament and…

    AFP
  • Germany coach unhappy 'sleeping with the enemy'

    Germany coach Silvia Neid has slammed FIFA's decision to make rival teams share the same hotel on the eve of a match as her side prepare for Tuesday's semi-final against the United States at the Women's World Cup. "Our first opponent Australia, their meal room was right next to ours.

    AFP
  • Eduardo Vargas scores a golazo for Chile that will make your jaw drop (Video)

    The Chilean forward scored the goal of the tournament in Monday's Copa America semifinal against Peru.

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  • Singapore billionaire acquires Ronaldo image rights

    Singaporean billionaire Peter Lim, the owner of Spanish club Valencia, has expanded into sports marketing by acquiring the image rights for football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, it was announced Monday. Mint Media, a Hong Kong-based firm owned by Lim, said in a statement the six-year contract with…

    AFP
  • Power rankings: Top 10 summer transfers in Europe ... so far

    Petr Cech's switch from Chelsea to Arsenal could end the Gunners' Premier League title drought, but it wasn't the No. 1 move.

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    World Cup Soccer Showdown With American Pride on Display

    Americans cheer for women's Team USA in Montreal as they face off with Germany.

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  • UEFA tempts investors with new financial rules

    UEFA has eased financial fair play rules on clubs in a bid to tempt investors after a tough three-year campaign to cut sky-high debt in the European game. With Gulf state-owned Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain still feeling the pain of sanctions ordered last year, UEFA's executive eased the…

    AFP
  • CONCACAF retains adviser to help clean house after FIFA scandal

    (Adds details and background) By Euan Rocha TORONTO, June 30 (Reuters) - CONCACAF, the regional body that oversees soccer in North and Central America, said on Tuesday it has retained restructuring specialist Alvarez & Marsal to assess its operations and help it clean house in the wake of the FIFA…

    Reuters
  • US says Solo is best, but Germans back Angerer at Women's World Cup

    Alex Morgan knows both goalkeepers better than anyone, having played internationally with US teammate Hope Solo and at the club level with Germany's Nadine Angerer. Morgan has played alongside 33-year-old Solo on the US team for the past five years and with 36-year-old Angerer at US club Portland…

    AFP
  • Sweden wins Under-21 title by beating Portugal in shootout

    PRAGUE (AP) — Sweden beat Portugal 4-3 in a penalty shootout on Tuesday to win the European Under-21 Championship for the first time.

    Associated Press
  • Messi ban fear as Argentina face Paraguay

    Concepción (Chile) (AFP) - Lionel Messi is walking a disciplinary tightrope as goal-shy favourites Argentina take on Paraguay here Tuesday with a place in the final of the Copa America at stake. Messi is one of three key Argentina players who are only one yellow card away from suspension as the…

    AFP
  • FIFA ousts Barbados from World Cup for ineligible player

    ZURICH (AP) — Barbados has been eliminated from the 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament for fielding an ineligible player, giving beaten opponent Aruba a reprieve to advance instead.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer--Leicester sack Pearson over basic 'differences'

    (Adds details) LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Leicester City have sacked manager Nigel Pearson because of a breakdown in his relationship with the club's owners, the Premier League side said on Tuesday. Pearson guided Leicester to top-flight safety in the final matches of last season after they…

    Reuters
  • Du Preez latest casualty as Springboks injury list grows

    Coach Heyneke Meyer put on a brave face but admitted the injuries could disrupt his meticulous planning. “I’m very excited to get going – it’s been a long few months since our last match, but we’ve worked incredibly hard behind the scenes and done an unbelievable amount of research and planning,”…

    Reuters
  • UEFA tells Spanish league to accept 2022 World Cup dates

    UEFA told the Spanish league on Tuesday to stop challenging the decision to move the dates of the World Cup in 2022 to November-December. To avoid Qatar's fierce summer heat, the 2022 World Cup is being moved from its traditional June-July slot, resulting in European competitions stopping for…

    The Associated Press