• 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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  • Barcelona could have greatest attacking combo ever in Messi, Neymar, Suarez

    The addition of Luis Suarez gives Barcelona one more attacker at the peak of his powers along with Lionel Messi and Neymar.

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  • FIFA inspectors praise Kazan Arena

    Moscow (AFP) - FIFA's inspecting commission on Friday praised the Kazan Arena, which will host the matches at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

  • Player faces suspension for pulling own jersey

    SAO PAULO (AP) -- A Brazilian player is facing a six-game suspension for pulling his own jersey inside the penalty area.

    The Associated Press
  • Klinsmann looks to old guard to take on 'mentor' roles

    By Simon Evans BOCA RATON Florida (Reuters) - United States coach Juergen Klinsmann welcomes back his key World Cup starters for Tuesday’s friendly against Honduras and hopes they take on ‘mentor’ roles with new faces in his squad. Klinsmann fielded experimental teams in friendlies against Czech…

  • Brazil tries to solve handball chaos

    SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil football officials and first-division teams have met to try to clarify a controversial change in the way referees have been giving handball decisions, hoping to ease criticism from clubs, coaches and the media.

    The Associated Press
  • Arsenal must play Santi Cazorla to keep getting the most out of Mesut Ozil

    Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez were big signings for Arsenal, but the two are a bad fit in Arsene Wenger's setup.

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  • Spain start new era with Macedonia thrashing

    A goal on his competitive international debut by Paco Alcacer helped Spain bounce back after a disastrous defence of their World Cup crown in Brazil as the European champions opened their qualifying campaign for the 2016 finals with a 5-1 win over Macedonia on Monday. A Sergio Ramos penalty added…

  • Jorginho wants Italy international callup, and it makes complete sense to give him one

    Now that the Napoli midfielder is eligible to play for the Italian international team, Jorginho would like nothing more than to get a call from Antonio Conte. Italy's new manager should give serious thought to making it happen.

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  • Paulinho is out of favor, but light on potential buyers

    Remember that rumor about Juventus buying Paulinho? This post is part of a deadline morning series on potential Tottenham transfers.You can find all of the posts in the series right here, as well as the initial post explaining this series right here. Last year, we paid £17m for Paulinho and…

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  • Putin attends opening of Spartak's new arena

    Russian president Vladimir Putin on Wednesday attended the inauguration of Spartak Moscow's 2018 World Cup stadium. "This arena is worthy of Russia's most beloved team," Putin said on arrival at the brand new 42,000-seat Otkrytie arena which will also host FIFA Confederations Cup matches in 2017. …

  • For Jose Mourinho, it's Premier League title or bust

    The Chelsea boss got everything he needed in the summer transfer window to construct a championship side.

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  • USMNT to play Ecuador on October 10 in Hartford

    The United States and Ecuador will play a friendly on October 10 at Rentschler Field in Hartford, CT. The U.S. and Ecuador last met on October 11, 2011 in New York. Ecuador won that match, 1-0, on a late goal.

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  • Brazil turn back to Dunga as Scolari successor

    The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on Tuesday appointed Dunga as coach, replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari, whose contract was not renewed after the hosts' World Cup semi-final thrashing by Germany. The 50-year-old Dunga, Brazil's 1994 World-Cup winning skipper, takes the reins for a second…

  • Dunga favored as new man for Brazil

    Former World Cup-winning captain Dunga is favored to serve for the second time as national coach and will be named as Luiz Felipe Scolari's successor on Tuesday, Globo reported. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) had planned to announce the new leader last week but instead unwrapped a new…

  • Brazil eye Dunga as Scolari successor - reports

    Brazil could appoint former coach Dunga to replace Luiz Felipe Scolari as national team boss, media reports indicated Saturday, despite ex-Corinthians coach Tite being considered the long time favourite. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) earlier confirmed it will unveil its choice of…

  • Rio judge orders 23 anti-World Cup protesters jailed

    A judge in Rio de Janeiro ordered 23 people jailed for "violence" during ant-World Cup protests, including those arrested before the Argentina-Germany final. Judge Flavio Itabaiana de Oliveira Nicolau said Friday the dicision was made because of "the danger the accused pose to the public." …