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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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  • USMNT's worst possible start for Copa America Centenario preparation

    The latest hamstring injury of Jozy Altidore couldn't come at a worse time for a U.S. side looking to impress this summer.

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  • Cahill back for Australia's Greek test

    Veteran Tim Cahill was included Tuesday in Australia's squad for a double-header against Greece, one of 10 changes from the Socceroos line-up unveiled last week to play England. The Australians face the Greeks on June 4 in Sydney and three days later in Melbourne. The games follow a clash with…

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  • Funeral held for tragic Ekeng

    Yaoundé (AFP) - The funeral of Cameroon international Patrick Ekeng, who died earlier this month playing for his club Dinamo Bucharest, was held in Yaounde on Sunday. Several hundred people, including Cameroon's minister for sport and physical education, Pierre Ismael Bidoung Mpatt, attended the…

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  • Infantino says 'crisis is over' as FIFA gets 1st female No 2

    FIFA's corruption crisis was declared to be over by President Gianni Infantino on Friday as the scandal-battered governing body broke new ground by appointing its first female and first non-European secretary general. Senegalese United Nations official Fatma Samoura has no experience working in…

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  • Russia says 'not late' in 2018 World Cup work

    The head of Russia's 2018 World Cup organizing committee admitted on Wednesday that a lot of construction work remains, but said the country is not running behind in its preparations. Alexey Sorokin, chief of the local organizing committing, said ahead of a FIFA congress in Mexico City later this…

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  • Russia 2018 CEO disputes WADA, says no state-backed doping

    MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The head of the 2018 World Cup in Russia says there hasn't been state-sponsored doping in the country, disputing a key finding of a World Anti-Doping Agency investigation.

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  • Ekeng had 'serious heart problems' - autopsy

    Cameroonian international Patrick Ekeng, who died last week playing for his club Dinamo Bucharest, was suffering from "serious heart problems", autopsy results revealed on Wednesday. "He had serious heart problems," coroner Abdo Salem told Romanian news agency Agerpres. Ekeng underwent routine…

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  • Players' union concerned over Romanian first-aid after Ekeng death

    World football players' union FIFPro voiced grave concerns Saturday about the level of first-aid treatment for footballers at Romanian clubs after the tragic death of Cameroon's Patrick Ekeng. The 26-year-old Ekeng had been on the pitch for only seven minutes on Friday after his introduction as a…

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  • Cameroon's Ekeng dies during Romanian league football game

    Cameroon international Patrick Ekeng has died after collapsing on the pitch playing a first division match on Friday with his Romanian side Dinamo Bucharest. Ekeng, who joined the Romanian club in January, was rushed to hospital where staff were unable to resuscitate him. "Resuscitation attempts…

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  • Completion date for Sochi World Cup stadium slips back

    The official completion date of Sochi's stadium for the 2018 World Cup has slipped back five months to November, the second such delay for a Russian World Cup venue in the last week. Regional sports minister Lyudmila Chernova announced the delay in comments to the state-run Tass agency, but did…

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  • U.S. Soccer's image takes a beating from simultaneous crises, conflicts

    These many concurrent crises involving the USWNT and USMNT beg the question if the federation is equipped to handle all of this.

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  • USMNT gets World Cup qualifying back on track with 4-0 rout of Guatemala

    The U.S. men's national team faced a must-win situation against Guatemala and came through with a 4-0 blowout win in Columbus, Ohio.

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  • Germany dominate Italy to end 21-year hoodoo

    Antonio Conte’s men were outplayed for the majority, killing any goodwill built up following an excellent performance in the 1-1 draw with Spain last week

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  • Klinsmann, USA under scrutiny ahead of Guatemala rematch

    The pressure is on coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the United States as they host Guatemala on Tuesday aiming to bounce back from an embarrassing 2-0 defeat in Guatemala City in 2018 World Cup qualifying. Klinsmann blamed "lack of focus" for the defeat in Guatemala City, which left the United States in…

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  • Guatemala beats US 2-0 in qualifier, pressuring Klinsmann

    With a 2-0 loss at Guatemala, the United States forced itself into what basically amounts to a must-win situation when the teams meet again Tuesday night in Columbus, Ohio. American coach Jurgen Klinsmann made some puzzling lineup choices and the team's defense self-destructed Friday night in…

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  • U.S. suffers shocking 2-0 loss at Guatemala in World Cup qualifying

    The humiliating and disheartening loss to a team that had won just three of its 16 games last year put the Americans in a must-win situation for Tuesday's rematch.

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  • Dempsey to play for US at World Cup qualifying in Guatemala

    Clint Dempsey is expected to play his first game with the U.S. since October when the national team plays a World Cup qualifying match Friday in Guatemala. The 33-year-old Dempsey was left off the USA roster for two qualifying matches in November. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann cited the need to look at…

    The Associated Press
  • Deserving managers continue to get overlooked by Premier League

    While Rafa Benitez gets recycled as the new Newcastle boss, strong work like Bob Bradley's gets ignored.

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  • US to play Colombia, Costa Rica, Paraguay in Copa America

    The United States will play Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay in what appears to be a difficult first-round group in the Centennial Copa America. In the opener of a special 16-nation tournament whose business deals led to indictments against a slew of top soccer executives on corruption charges,…

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