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  • U.S. and Japan exchange mild trash talk ahead of World Cup final

    Japan and United States captains exchange some less-than-fiery ahead of Sunday's game.

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  • England to face Germany for 3rd place in Women's World Cup

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Though Mark Sampson already knew what answer he would get, England's coach felt obligated to ask defender Laura Bassett whether she was emotionally ready for one more game at the Women's World Cup.

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  • Japan set for battle in Women's W.Cup title defence against USA

    Japan can expect USA at "full throttle" and bent on revenge on Sunday as the Asian champions bid to defend their title in the Women's World Cup final. It will be the third showdown between the two sides in a major championship final. Nicknamed 'the Nadeshiko' - a pink flower symbolising grace and…

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  • Mears' first MLS goal lifts Sounders past United, 1-0

    For Tyrone Mears, it was just a hunch. Mears scored in the 88th minute Friday night for his first MLS goal as the Sounders beat short-handed D.C. United, 1-0. Mears, a defender playing his first season in the league after joining the Sounders from England's Bolton Wanderers, was outside the top…

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  • FIFA deflects criticism about absence of Blatter from final

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association deflected criticism on Friday about FIFA President Sepp Blatter and secretary general Jerome Valcke not attending the Women's World Cup final, saying the winning captain won't care who hands over the championship trophy.

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  • Despite FIFA scandal, the show goes on for South American soccer

    By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - When Chile hosts Argentina on Saturday in the final of the quadrennial Copa America tournament, little may seem out of the ordinary unless the home team, which has never won a major soccer competition, pulls off an upset. The tournament's organizer, the…

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    U.S. seeks extraditions in FIFA probe

    The U.S. has asked Switzerland to extradite seven of the 14 FIFA officials arrested in May on suspicion of racketeering after an investigation that has thrown the soccer body into turmoil. Mana Rabiee reports.

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  • Japan and U.S. set for spicy World Cup final rematch

    By Steve Keating VANCOUVER (Reuters) - The United States arrive at the Women's World Cup final battle-hardened and seeking revenge, while Japan enter Sunday's match determined to retain the trophy they denied the Americans four years ago. Downtown Vancouver was awash in red, white and blue on…

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  • Soccer-Serbian Gogic dies in China after training - Red Star

    Quingdao Hainiu midfielder Goran Gogic collapsed and died after training with the Chinese team on Friday, his former club Red Star Belgrade said on their website (www.crvenazvezdafk.com). "With great regret and sadness, we inform the public that our former player Goran Gogic died (on Friday) aged…

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  • U.S. Women's Soccer: 5 Badass Players to Watch in the World Cup Finals

    On Sunday, July 5, the U.S. women's soccer team will compete for the Women's World Cup Finals against Japan -- here are five badass players to watch!

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  • Soccer-Aguero praises Chile trio ahead of Copa final

    By Gideon Long SANTIAGO, July 3 (Reuters) - Gary Medel, Jorge Valdivia and Eduardo Vargas are three Chile players who have caught Sergio Aguero's eye at the Copa America, the Argentina striker said on Friday. "I think Medel is crucial in defence and Valdivia is a player who can create things in…

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  • Soccer union wants to increase support for female players

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The union for soccer players around the world wants to increase support for female players.

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  • Falcao gets fresh start at Chelsea

    Colombian international striker Radamel Falcao said Friday he is raring to go at Chelsea after signing a one-year loan deal with the English Premier League champions. The 29-year-old came out of a disastrous one year loan at Manchester United and is looking forward to plying his trade under Jose…

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  • FIFA's Webb charged in Cayman Island's corruption case: media

    (Reuters) - Suspended FIFA vice-president and CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, already facing charges in soccer's global bribery scandal, has now been charged in a healthcare fraud case in his native Cayman Islands, local media reported on Friday. Cayman authorities have issued an arrest warrant…

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  • Soccer-Norwegian championship results and standings

    July 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Norwegian championship matches on Friday Friday, July 3Sarpsborg 08 1 Molde 4 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Rosenborg Trondheim 14 10 3 1 40 14 33 -------------------------2 Stabaek 14 9 3 2 26 14 30 3 Molde 15 7 4 4 35 17 25…

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  • Africa's soccer strongman a candidate for FIFA president?

    The son of a sultan from northern Cameroon, Issa Hayatou has ruled African soccer for 27 years and counting, a decade longer than Sepp Blatter has been in charge of FIFA. Now FIFA's senior vice president, Hayatou, a 68-year-old former physical education teacher, has played many roles in the quarter…

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  • Soccer-Ecuador championship results and standings

    July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Ecuador championship matches on Saturday Friday, July 3River Ecuador 2 Barcelona 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 LDU de Quito 19 11 8 0 26 9 41 -------------------------2 Independiente del Valle 20 12 5 3 32 20 41 3 Emelec 18 9 6 3 34 17 33…

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  • Soccer-Mihajlovic wants to Milan to be feared again

    Sinisa Mihajlovic said it was time for AC Milan to be feared again on his official presentation as coach of the fading seven-times European champions on Friday. The Serb, who resurrected Sampdoria during one-and-a-half seasons with the Genoa club in his previous job, became Milan's fourth coach in…

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  • Soccer-US championship results and standings

    July 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the US championship matches on Friday Friday, July 3 Houston Dynamo 1 Chicago Fire 1 Seattle Sounders 1 DC United 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts Eastern Conference1 DC United 21 10 5 6 23 18 35 2 New England Revolution 19 6 6 7 25 26 24 3 Toronto…

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