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  • Donovan's Wambach tweet draws mixed responses

    All-time US men's top scorer Landon Donovan drew some heat Wednesday for a Twitter comment about US women's World Cup stalwart Abby Wambach that hit a bit close to home. Wambach, a 35-year-old forward and the all-time top scorer in men's or women's international football, was brought on in the…

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  • Copa final 'not war' says Mascherano

    Argentina star Javier Mascherano called for calm on Wednesday as the countdown to this weekend's Copa America final against fierce rivals Chile got under way. Two teams desperate to succeed will collide in Santiago on Saturday with hosts Chile aiming to end nearly a century of failure by winning a…

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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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    USA advances to Women's World Cup final with 2-0 win over Germany (41 photos)

    Carli Lloyd did it again, burying a penalty kick, hurling a Jersey-branded cussword into the bedlam and then setting up Kelley O'Hara for the clinching goal as the United States beat favored Germany 2-0 to advance to the Women's World Cup final on Sunday in Vancouver. — Eric Adelson

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  • UEFA probes Barcelona over independence flags

    UEFA has opened a disciplinary proceeding against Barcelona over the use of pro-Catalan independence flags during the Spanish giant's Champions League final win against Juventus last month. "A disciplinary proceeding has been opened against FC Barcelona for illicit banner use and chanting," a UEFA…

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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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  • Women’s World Cup Soccer Ratings on Fox Continue to Rise

    Ratings continue to rise for the FIFA Women’s Cup, with Tuesday’s semifinal between USA and Germany on Fox drawing 8.4 million viewers — the third largest audience ever for an English-language telecast of women’s soccer in the States. According to Nielsen, the only bigger crowds for women’s soccer…

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  • Soccer-Japan into final after England injury time own goal

    By Simon Evans EDMONTON, July 1 (Reuters) - An injury time own goal from England defender Laura Bassett put Japan into the World Cup final with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday. Defending champions Japan will play the United States in the final on Sunday in Vancouver after the Americans beat Germany 2-0…

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  • Soccer-Douglas Costa completes 'dream' move to Bayern

    * Bayern pay Shakhtar 30 million euros * Brazil midfielder signs five-year deal (Adds details, quotes, changes slug) KIEV, July 1 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich have added an additional option to their midfield by buying pacy Brazil international Douglas Costa from Shakhtar Donetsk on a five-year deal,…

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  • Brazil to ask former coaches to help improve local football

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The Brazilian football confederation will summon former national team coaches to help find ways of improving football in the country after a series of disappointing results.

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  • Soccer-Atletico set to buy Colombia striker Martinez from Porto

    Atletico Madrid have moved to strengthen their forward line for next season following the exit of Mario Mandzukic by agreeing to buy Colombia striker Jackson Martinez from Porto. Martinez, 28, had a contract with the Portuguese club until the end of the 2016-17 season and Atletico agreed to pay his…

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  • With no Blatter, Hayatou to present trophy at Women's WCup

    With Sepp Blatter staying away, FIFA Senior Vice President and African soccer head Issa Hayatou will present the trophy at the Women's World Cup final in Canada, a senior official at Hayatou's Confederation of African Football said Wednesday. Hayatou, the president of the African confederation and…

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  • Soccer-Ecuador championship results and standings

    July 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Ecuador championship matches on Wednesday Wednesday, July 1Emelec 3 Independiente del Valle 3 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…

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  • Boca Juniors beat Strikers 3-0

    FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Jonathan Calleri and Alexis Rolin scored early in each half to lead Argentina's Boca Juniors to a 3-0 victory over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers on Wednesday night.

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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…

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  • Gervinho denies 'obscene' demands to Al-Jazira

    Roma striker Gervinho has hit out at claims he requested a helicopter and a private beach as part of the deal that would take him from the Serie A club to Al-Jazira in the United Arab Emirates. Gervinho was set to end his two-year spell with the Serie A club and join Al-Jazira this week on a…

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    Team USA Faces Germany In Women's World Cup Semifinal

    ABC News' Paula Faris reports the latest soccer news on this year's tournament in Canada.

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