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  • Grading the big summer transfer moves

    Arsene Wenger already has a logjam in central midfield, where Mesut Ozil, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla and Mohamed Elneny can all play. There’s no questioning Mane’s abilities, but this transfer is one of the first signs of the hyperinflation that will likely sweep…

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  • Germany coach Loew won't be fooled by Italy in Euro 2016

    Germany coach Joachim Loew said Friday he won't be fooled: when it comes to Italy and major finals, he is taking nothing for granted ahead of their battle for a semi-final spot at Euro 2016. Barely four months after humbling Italy 4-1 in a friendly in Munich, Germany go into Saturday's…

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  • US national team to play October football friendly in Cuba

    The United States national men's football team will play its first international friendly in Cuba in nearly 70 years in Havana on October 7, the US Soccer Federation announced Thursday. The match -- which comes as the United States and Cuba pursue a thaw in ties -- will be the first American…

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  • US men to play exhibition game in Cuba on Oct. 7

    The United States will play Cuba in a friendly for the first time since 1947 on Oct. 7 in Havana. It will be just the second visit to Cuba in the last 69 years for the American men, who won 1-0 on Sept. 6, 2008 in a World Cup qualifying match. The exhibition game comes a month after the United…

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  • Southgate 'out of England manager contention'

    Bookmakers' favourite Gareth Southgate was on Thursday reportedly ruled out of taking over as Roy Hodgson's successor as England manager. Various reports in the British media suggested the England Under-21s boss had no interest in taking over from Hodgson after the team's dismal Euro 2016 display.…

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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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  • Southgate in line for England football hot seat

    Gareth Southgate could be in line to succeed Roy Hodgson as manager on an interim basis in the wake of England's latest embarrassing early exit from a major tournament. English football has embarked on another round of soul-searching after one of the most humiliating nights in the country's…

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  • Colombia down USA to grab Copa America third spot

    AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca scored the only goal as Colombia defeated the United States 1-0 to clinch third place in the Copa America Centenario. Bacca, 29, on Saturday bundled home the winner on 31 minutes, nudging in from close range to settle a hard-fought contest. The US, beaten 4-0 by…

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  • Copa chiefs open to joint football tournaments

    Copa America Centenario organizers said Friday they are open to staging a joint tournament featuring teams from North and South America every four years but the possibility has not yet been discussed in detail. This year's special edition of the Copa America, which brought together teams from…

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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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  • Record-breaker Messi fires Argentina into Copa final

    Lionel Messi became Argentina's all-time record goalscorer as the two-time world champions outclassed the United States 4-0 to reach the Copa America Centenario final. Messi curled in a magnificent 32nd-minute free-kick to take his total to 55 goals as the United States' campaign ended with an…

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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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  • Goal machine Messi leads Argentina to Copa final

    (Reuters) - Lionel Messi scored his 55th international goal to become his country's all-time leading scorer as Argentina thrashed hosts the United States 4-0 to ease into the final of the Centenary Copa America on Tuesday. Many of those in the 70,858 crowd in Houston had come to witness the…

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  • US dream of Copa shock against Argentina

    Jurgen Klinsmann is daring to dream that the United States can pull off mission improbable in the Copa America Centenario semi-finals here Tuesday as the hosts face a Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina closing in on a long-awaited tournament triumph. Klinsmann has already met his pre-tournament goal…

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  • US attempt to overturn Jones red card in Copa

    The United States on Friday lodged a protest against the red card issued to Jermaine Jones that looks set to rule the key midfielder out of their Copa America Centenario semi-final. US Soccer announced the protest against Jones' red, and a yellow card against striker Bobby Wood which also leaves…

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  • Brazil looks for its first Olympic gold in soccer

    Playing at home, with its biggest star onboard and an unexpected last-minute change at the helm, Brazil is looking to win its first Olympic men's soccer gold medal in Rio de Janeiro. Coach Dunga opted to include star striker Neymar as one of the three over-23 players allowed in the Olympic squads…

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  • US into Copa last four after Dempsey strikes

    Clint Dempsey struck again as the United States powered through to the semi-finals of the Copa America Centenario in a stormy 2-0 win over Ecuador that saw both sides finish with 10 men. Dempsey scored his third goal in as many games for Jurgen Klinsmann's side at CenturyLink Field, pouncing on 22…

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  • USMNT's most pressing questions when facing Ecuador

    Michael Orozco will be a key for the USMNT against Ecuador. Jurgen Klinsmann believes he knows where – and how – Thursday’s Copa America Centenario quarterfinal between his United States men’s national team and Ecuador will be won. In fact, it’s such a worrying situation that Klinsmann would…

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