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  • Why FIFA Can't Give the 2022 World Cup to Qatar

    Learn about the high price tag for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, along with allegations of human rights abuses and bribery scandals in the bidding process.

  • 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…

  • Icelandic soccer player scores outlandish bicycle kick goal

    Matthias Vilhjálmsson got the scoring started in this Norwegian soccer game with an amazing bicycle kick.

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  • Women's World Cup semifinalists: US, Germany, England, Japan

    MONTREAL (AP) — A look at the four teams playing in the semifinals at the Women's World Cup.

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  • Messi bemoans scoring difficulties at Copa America

    World Cup runners-up Argentina came to the Copa America in Chile as favourites and were expected to put plenty of goals past their opponents. Instead they are the lowest scoring team to reach the semi-finals in which they clash with Paraguay in the southern city of Concepcion on Tuesday (2330 GMT).…

  • Clyne set to join Liverpool

    Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne is set to join Liverpool as Brendan Rodgers continues to revamp his squad ahead of the new season. Assuming he passed his medical, Clyne will become Liverpool's sixth pre-season signing. Arrangements are also reportedly being made to bring Brazil international…

  • MLS Team of the Week — Stars of Week 17

    "Rivalry Week" is in the books, and a number of derby day conquerors find themselves on the last MLS Team of the Week.

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  • Gerrard starts Galaxy training next week

    England midfielder Steven Gerrard, the former Liverpool captain who has left behind the English Premier League for Major League Soccer, will be unveiled Saturday by the Los Angeles Galaxy. Gerrard will be welcomed to the club in a half-time ceremony at the July 4 Independence Day match against…

  • Soccer-Hiddink steps down as Netherlands coach

    (Adds background) AMSTERDAM, June 29 (Reuters) - Guus Hiddink has quit as coach of the Netherlands after less than one year in the job, the Football Association (KNVB) announced on Monday. The 68-year-old hands over to assistant Danny Blind with the Dutch third in their Euro 2016 qualifying group,…

  • Soccer-World Cup hangover brings Canada new headaches

    By Steve Keating VANCOUVER, June 28 (Reuters) - Canada awoke with a Women's World Cup hangover on Sunday, while England supporters prepared to party on as their team headed to Edmonton and a showdown with Japan for a spot in the championship final. The semi-final clash between the defending…

  • Soccer-Brazil's Douglas Costa confirms Bayern interest

    Brazil international Douglas Costa on Monday confirmed an interest by the German champions Bayer Munich to sign him but said there was no deal yet. The 24-year-old attacking midfielder, who plays for Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine, said talks had taken place between his club and the Bavarians. The…

  • UEFA softening break-even rule to attract investors

    By Brian Homewood PRAGUE (Reuters) - UEFA has softened its break-even 'Financial Fair Play (FFP)' regulations in an attempt to encourage investment in European club soccer and move from "austerity to sustainable growth". General secretary Gianni Infantino said FFP, implemented in 2012, had…

  • Schweinsteiger motivated by Bayern's bid for four in a row

    Bastian Schweinsteiger is motivated by the prospect of helping Bayern Munich win an unprecedented fourth straight Bundesliga title, he said on Monday, distancing himself from speculation linking him to Manchester United. "I would like to win the Champions League again and have the same success as…

  • 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-Finnish championship results and standings

    June 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Finnish championship matches on Monday Monday, June 29 Inter Turku 3 HJK Helsinki 0 Sunday, June 28 Jaro Pietarsaari 0 RoPS Rovaniemi 1 HIFK 1 IFK Mariehamn 1 Friday, June 26 Ilves 1 HJK Helsinki 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 HJK Helsinki…

  • Lloyd once nearly quit; the US team is sure glad she didn't

    MONTREAL (AP) — Carli Lloyd's career is defined by big moments.

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  • Backheel Breakfast: Gonzalo Jara told Edinson Cavani his dad was going to prison

    Gonzalo Jara has been suspended for the rest of Copa America for sticking his finger up Edinson Cavani's butt, then diving when the Uruguay striker came nowhere near hitting him. Cavani's father was involved in a fatal car accident the day before the game, and Uruguay assistant coach Mario Rebollo…

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  • Soccer-Match-fixers using sponsorship to infiltrate clubs

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH, June 29 (Reuters) - The threat posed by match-fixers to soccer is as strong as ever with criminals now using club sponsorship as a way of increasing their influence, FIFA's head of security Ralf Mutschke told Reuters in an interview. Mutschke said he was sad at Interpol's…