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  • World Cup soccer qualifier exposes China-Hong Kong tensions

    (Adds dropped "Hong Kong" in paragraph 3) By James Pomfret SHENZHEN, China, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Chinese riot police were deployed for a World Cup qualifying soccer match between China and Chinese-ruled Hong Kong that ended peacefully in a 0-0 draw on Thursday, amid echoing tensions from Hong Kong's…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Bayern boss says rejected 'very high' Mueller offer

    Bayern Munich rejected a "very high" offer for versatile attacking midfielder Thomas Mueller this summer, president of the German club Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said. The 25-year-old Mueller, who worked with Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal during his time in charge of Bundesliga champions…

    Reuters
  • Three things we learned from USA U-23’s defeat vs. England U-21

    What did we learn from the young U.S. side at Deepdale?

    NBC Sports
  • If you’ve ever criticized Jurgen Klinsmann or his USMNT, you don’t understand soccer

    Jurgen Klinsmann's latest comments confirm what we've assumed all along: he believes he is immune to criticism.

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    Small Plane Crashes Into Trees On Soccer Field In New Jersey

    A single-engine plane crash landed into some trees at a soccer field behind the Cresskill Swim Club in New Jersey officials reported.

    Tribune
  • Mexico’s Javier Hernandez bids emotional farewell to Manchester United

    Chicharito has the following message for United's fans after five years at Old Trafford.

    NBC Sports
  • Waning Rooney on brink of England history

    It is telling that although he stands on the verge of becoming England's all-time leading goal-scorer, Wayne Rooney's standing in the game remains a matter of debate. Ahead of back-to-back Euro 2016 qualifiers away to San Marino, on Saturday, and at home to Switzerland, on Tuesday, Rooney needs two…

    AFP
  • Soccer-My discipline may have cost United says Ferguson

    Alex Ferguson's insistence on discipline above all else might have cost Manchester United trophies during his 26-year reign, he has said. In his new book "Leading", the most successful manager in British football history said that does not mean he would do anything differently. David Beckham, Roy…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Funes Mori tipped to make Everton debut against Chelsea

    Everton's new signing Ramiro Funes Mori could make his first-team debut against Chelsea at Goodison Park when the Premier League resumes next week after the international break, manager Roberto Martinez said. The Toffees take on the Premier League champions on Sept. 12 and Martinez says the…

    Reuters
  • Soccer: United's 'lack of experience' wrecked De Gea deal: Perez

    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has blamed Manchester United's "lack of negotiating experience" for the failure of goalkeeper David De Gea's move to the Spanish capital on Monday. The deal, which included Real's Costa Rica keeper Keylor Navas moving to United, broke down in surreal…

    Reuters
  • China's CEFC takes over Czech soccer team Slavia Prague

    CEFC China Energy Company has bought a majority stake in Slavia Prague, one of the Czech Republic's oldest soccer clubs, its latest in a series of deals by the Chinese company in the central European country. CEFC, which is China's sixth largest private company and counts energy and financial…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Robben misses out as Dutch face tough tie in Turkey

    By Mark Gleeson AMSTERDAM, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Arjen Robben will miss out on the Netherlands' Euro 2016 qualifier in Turkey on Sunday after going off injured early on in Thursday's shock home defeat by Iceland. With Bruno Martins Indi sent off in the 1-0 loss and now suspended for the key Group A…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Arsenal's Welbeck out for months following knee surgery

    Striker Danny Welbeck's absence from the Arsenal team will go on for several more months after he underwent surgery on his injured left knee, the Premier League club said on Thursday. Although manager Arsene Wenger said he hoped the striker would be ready for the pre-season Emirates Cup warm-up…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-More support for Bale as best-ever Wales player

    By Steve Tongue LONDON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - With pundits and supporters taking a first appearance for Wales at the European Championship finals for granted, debate has moved on to whether Gareth Bale is the greatest player ever to represent them. The Real Madrid forward's superb header won…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Adam Johnson set to return to Sunderland training after injury

    Sunderland winger Adam Johnson is set to return to training next week after recovering from a shoulder injury that ruled him out of all but the first game of the campaign, which the Black Cats lost 4-2 to Leicester City. "This week Adam had to go to the doctor for the final time -- but everything…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Belgium fight back for 3-1 win over Bosnia

    Belgium got their Euro 2016 qualification back on track with a 3-1 victory over Bosnia in Group B on Thursday, with Manchester City's new record signing Kevin De Bruyne among the scorers. Belgium, who lost away to group leaders Wales in June, had a wealth of possession but struggled to break down a…

    Reuters
  • France vs. Portugal 2015 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

    Neither France nor Portugal have been impressive of late, so with the European Championships coming up next summer, both will be looking to build momentum. European Championship qualifying is in full swing, and while this match won't directly alter the qualifying standings in Group I, how it plays…

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