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  • Feisty Brazil sets tone for World Cup

    The 2014 World Cup hosts are fighting for a bigger cause, in the streets and in the stadiums of Brazil.

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  • Jurgen Klinsmann to England? How seriously should the rumor be taken?

    Klinsmann apparently has never had an agent, instead negotiating deals through a “business partner” – a quiet, friendly man named Warren Mersereau, who is a co-vice president in the Soccer Solutions consultancy they run – while remaining heavily involved. The fact that he’s under contract with the…

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  • How the greatest dynasty in international soccer came to an end

    Four players – a golden parallelogram, if you will – have allowed Spain to operate with unprecedented fluency and control, and two of them, Xavi and Xabi Alonso, retired from international competition in August 2014. The diminutive, dynamic Xavi could well be the greatest midfielder of all time,…

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  • Messi fails to match Maradona success in Argentina shirt

    They were two small Argentina players with the same enormous challenge -- to meet the expectations of a soccer-mad country. Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi have both proved themselves to be skilful giants on the world soccer stage despite their diminutive frames of 1.65 and 1.70 metres…

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  • Spain aim to maintain reversal of fortunes with Italy

    Euro 2016's joint top scorer Alvaro Morata expects Spain to be taken to the limit by old foes Italy if they are to remain on course to win a third consecutive European Championship. Spain thrashed Italy 4-0 in the Euro 2012 final four years ago and also ousted the Azzurri on penalties at the…

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  • Spain aim to maintain reversal of fortunes with Italy at Euro 2016

    Seeking to win an unprecedented third consecutive European Championship, Vicente del Bosque's Spain will once again have to see off old foes Italy to retain their crown. Before winning back-to-back Euros and a maiden World Cup in 2010, Spain suffered an inferiority complex with Italy having never…

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  • Spain renews its rivalry with Italy at Euro 2016

    SAINT-MARTIN-DE-RE, France (AP) -- A lot has changed for Spain since it routed Italy in the European Championship final four years ago. While Italy remains the same hard-working team with solid defense and efficient offense, Spain is no longer the dominant force it once was, having lost some…

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  • US soccer chief brushes off Klinsmann Saints link

    Klinsmann has emerged as the strong favorite to take over at St Mary's following the departure of Ronald Koeman to Everton, with his odds tumbling from 40-1 earlier this week to 1-3 with one British bookmaker. "Other than to say that someone on the Southampton board has already said it's not under…

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  • Italy ready for Spain challenge, says Chiellini

    Key defender Giorgio Chiellini insists Italy's confidence remains intact as the beaten 2012 finalists prepare to beat their "bogey team" Spain to a Euro 2016 quarter-final spot on Monday. "It's a shame we're meeting each other so early in the tournament," Chiellini told journalists on Friday. …

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  • Italy defender Chiellini ready to face nemesis Spain

    Giorgio Chiellini will be facing a familiar foe when his Italy side lines up against Spain in the last 16 of the European Championship on Monday. Italy was humiliated 4-0 by Spain in the Euro 2012 final in Kiev, Ukraine, having lost on penalties to La Roja in the quarterfinals four years…

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  • Houston, we have a problem: Klinsmann mulls Copa mauling

    United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann believes his team need more regular fixtures against top-class competition if they are to stand any chance of joining world football's elite. Klinsmann's men bowed out of the Copa America Centenario on Tuesday after being outclassed 4-0 by a Lionel…

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  • The lofty place where Jurgen Klinsmann wants to take U.S. men's national team

    A Copa America semifinal against Argentina presents Jurgen Klinsmann the chance to take the U.S. to the next level.

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  • USMNT produces one of its finest performances ever in Ecuador win

    The U.S men's national team came through with an all-time effort to make good on Jurgen Klinsmann's goal of a Copa America semifinal berth.

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  • The five best U.S. players of the Copa America Centenario group stage

    With two goals and two assists, Clint Dempsey remains a difference maker for the USMNT at age 33.

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  • The new and necessary trick Klinsmann has learned as USMNT head coach

    Jurgen Klinsmann is accomplishing something he's never achieved before in his five-year tenure with the U.S.

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  • US aim to end 'underdog' tag in Copa quarters

    United States manager Jurgen Klinsmann wants his team to shed their "underdog" mentality as they prepare for a Copa America Centenario quarter-final showdown with Ecuador on Thursday. Klinsmann's side upset the form book by qualifying as winners of Group A, topping a pool that included World Cup…

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  • Brazil sack coach Dunga after Copa America exit

    Brazil sacked national coach Dunga on Tuesday after their humiliating group-stage elimination from the Copa America Centenario. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said in a statement it decided to fire Dunga and "dissolve the Brazilian national team's coaching staff" following their latest…

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  • Russia putting 'comprehensive security' in place for 2018: FIFA

    Global soccer body FIFA said that World Cup 2018 host nation Russia was putting in place a "comprehensive security concept" to prevent a repetition of the hooliganism which has marred the European championship in France. Russia fans have been at the center of the troubles and tournament organizers…

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  • Russia to get Euro 2016 expulsion if more stadium violence

    Russia will be disqualified from the European Championship if there is more violence by the team's fans inside stadiums in France. A UEFA disciplinary panel made the ruling Tuesday after Russians charged at a section of England supporters after the team's opening match in Marseille. Russia will…

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  • The Latest: Germany beats Ukraine 2-0 at Euro 2016

    Bastian Schweinsteiger came off the bench to score for Germany in injury time and give the world champions a 2-0 victory over Ukraine in their opening match in Group C. Schweinsteiger was brought on in the 90th and scored just two minutes later when he rounded off a rapid counter-attack, steering…

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