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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • After hiatus, Tim Howard won't be US starter vs Mexico

    Tim Howard returned to the U.S. soccer team knowing he'd be playing behind Brad Guzan at least through mid-October. After coach Jurgen Klinsmann Wednesday said Guzan would remain his starting goalkeeper - barring injury - through a critical playoff match against Mexico, Howard refuted the…

    The Associated Press
  • 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…

  • Soccer-Japan blow away Cambodia to kick-start World Cup campaign

    Four-times Asian champions Japan were guilty of missing a string of chances before beating lowly Cambodia 3-0 in a lop-sided World Cup qualifier in Saitama on Thursday. The Samurai Blue were hoping to put on a show after being held to a shock goalless home draw by outsiders Singapore in their…

  • Chung accuses AFC of 'undermining' FIFA election

    By Sohee Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon has accused the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) of sending unsolicited letters to its members urging them to support his rival Michel Platini at next year's election. In a statement released on Thursday and…

  • German soccer clubs, fans rush to support migrants

    Other German soccer teams have also been at the forefront in preaching acceptance of the new arrivals. ''At a difficult time for these people, this is a small contribution to distract from daily life,'' German club Mainz said on its website after inviting migrants to attend matches. Bayern appears…

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  • Soccer-Israel cruise past Andorra to maintain Euro 2016 hopes

    Israel crushed Andorra 4-0 in Euro 2016 qualifying Group B in Haifa on Thursday to maintain their hopes of at least a playoff place for a chance to reach the finals in France next year. All the goals came in the first half and began with a third minute close-range strike by Maccabi Tel Aviv ace…

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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.

  • Pelle fires Italy top of group with Malta win

    Florence (Italy) (AFP) - Southampton striker Graziano Pelle scored off Antonio Candreva's pinpoint cross to hand Italy a precious 1-0 win over Malta in Florence on Thursday that sent the hosts top of their Euro 2016 qualifying table.

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

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (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) disciplinary…

  • Real-World Soccer Announcers Go Crazy for These Rocket League Goals

    Watch this funny fan video that adds real-world soccer commentary to the PlayStation 4 and PC game.

  • Wales ahead of England in world rankings

    Paris (AFP) - Wales have moved ahead of England in the FIFA world rankings for the first time.

  • Nigeria's Segun Odegbami enters race for FIFA presidency

    Former Nigerian soccer star Segun Odegbami has announced his bid to run for president of the sport's international governing body FIFA, his campaign chief said on Wednesday. The election of a new FIFA head is due to take place on Feb. 26 next year in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA has never had an…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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  • Soccer-Real set to retain status as world's richest club

    Real Madrid look certain to retain their status as the world's richest club by income after the La Liga club's revenue for the 2014-15 season jumped 9.4 percent to 660.6 million euros ($733.33 million). Real topped Deloitte's latest ranking of soccer's biggest earners for a 10th year in 2013-14…