Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:
  1. The most unbelievable goals in the history of soccer
    View video

    The most unbelievable goals in the history of soccer

  2. A match that proved too big for the Spanish referee
    View video

    A match that proved too big for the Spanish referee

  3. Fans react to Germany's win in World Cup final
    View video

    Fans react to Germany's win in World Cup final

  4. Alex Morgan plays her first full game of World Cup
    View video

    Alex Morgan plays her first full game of World Cup

  5. Wondolowski moving on from World Cup miss
    View video

    Wondolowski moving on from World Cup miss

  6. How fans in Buenos Aires prepared for the World Cup final
    View video

    How fans in Buenos Aires prepared for the World Cup final

  • Retentive Japan not underestimating England

    By Simon Evans EDMONTON (Reuters) - England may be being written off by some as rank outsiders for their Women's World Cup semi-final against defending champions Japan, but their opponents certainly aren't under-estimating them. The Lionesses beat hosts Canada 2-1 on Saturday to reach the…

    Reuters
  • Czech football great Josef Masopust dies at 84

    Czech football great Josef Masopust, who led the national side to the final of the 1962 World Cup, has died aged 84. The Club of Josef Masopust's Friends, the organization that takes care of his legacy, said he died in his Prague home Monday morning. ''It's an irreplaceable loss,'' said Miroslav…

    The Associated Press
  • Argentina leads final 4 in Copa America semifinals

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The Copa America semifinals are again missing a local favorite.

    The Associated Press
  • Spanish league appeals FIFA switch of 2022 World Cup dates

    The Spanish football league is challenging FIFA's to switch the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to November-December. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says the Spanish league (LFP) has filed an appeal against the FIFA decision, which avoids the Qatari summer heat. A November-December tournament would…

    The Associated Press
  • Canadian dreams end in nightmare loss to England

    By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canada captain Christine Sinclair apologized to her coach following their 2-1 quarter-final defeat to England at the Women's World Cup on Saturday but John Herdman said his skipper had nothing to be sorry about. After conceding just one goal in four matches,…

    Reuters
  • Paraguay again eliminates Brazil in Copa America quarters

    Paraguay beat Brazil 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw Saturday night to advance to the semifinals of the Copa America, handing the five-time world champions yet another disappointment a year after the humiliating World Cup elimination at home. Midfielder Everton Ribeiro and striker…

    The Associated Press
  • Blatter: 'Liberating' to leave FIFA, expects 2016 election

    Sepp Blatter says his decision to leave FIFA was ''liberating'' and he expects the election to replace him will be in early 2016. In an interview published Saturday, Blatter explained why on June 2 he announced his planned FIFA exit amid American and Swiss investigations of corruption in world…

    The Associated Press
  • Germany break French hearts in penalty shoot-out

    Germany beat France in a penalty shootout after their thrilling Women’s World Cup quarter-final ended 1-1 after extra-time on Friday. The Germans triumphed 5-4 in the shootout after Claire Levogez, chosen as the fifth kicker for France, saw her low shot saved by Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer. …

    Reuters
  • Exclusive: Scotiabank warns soccer’s CONCACAF to clean up its act or funds will be withheld

    By Euan Rocha and John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) - Bank of Nova Scotia has warned regional soccer body CONCACAF, which is deeply enmeshed in the FIFA bribery scandal, that it will withhold funds from a major sponsorship deal unless the confederation cleans up its act, according to a source familiar…

    Reuters
  • FIFA President Blatter says has not resigned: paper

    Sepp Blatter has added to speculation he may try to stay on as head of world soccer's governing body but a source told Reuters on Friday the 79-year old still intends to stand down as FIFA president. Blatter's comments to Swiss newspaper Blick -- in which he said he had not resigned -- seemed to…

    Reuters
  • FIFA official has bail request turned down: Swiss court

    By Michael Shields ZURICH (Reuters) - One of seven soccer officials arrested in Zurich last month on suspicion of racketeering following a U.S. extradition request has had a request for bail rejected, with a Swiss court saying on Friday he posed a "risk of flight". The officials were detained in…

    Reuters
  • Australia face tough, but familiar, foe in Japan

    By Simon Evans EDMONTON (Reuters) - After some tough physical battles en route to the last eight of the Women's World Cup, Australia will face a very different challenge against defending champions Japan in Saturday’s quarter-final. The two teams compete in the same regional competitions and met…

    Reuters
  • Opposition: SAfrican soccer officials shielded from scrutiny

    South African soccer officials are being deliberately shielded from scrutiny over FIFA-related bribery allegations surrounding the country's successful 2010 World Cup bid, an opposition politician said Wednesday. The Democratic Alliance opposition party also said sports minister Fikile Mbalula…

    The Associated Press
  • Host Chile beats Uruguay to reach Copa America semifinals

    Chile's hopes of winning its home Copa America sharply improved with a 1-0 win over defending champion Uruguay on Wednesday. Defender Mauricio Isla scored an 81st-minute winner to lead the hosts to the semifinals of the South American tournament, delighting the home crowd and an entire country. …

    The Associated Press
  • Host Chile beats Uruguay 1-0 to reach Copa America semis

    Chile's hopes of winning its home Copa America were kept alive Wednesday thanks to a 1-0 win over defending champion Uruguay. Defender Mauricio Isla scored in the 81st minute to lead the hosts to the semifinals of the South American tournament. Chile dominated the game from the start and Isla…

    The Associated Press
  • India loses out as Asia teams turn to overseas soccer talent

    When Guam held off India 2-1 in a June 16 World Cup qualifier, India coach Stephen Constantine was not surprised. Guam has deepened its pool of players by looking to the United States for professionals eligible to play for the Pacific Island team. India is now considering following suit.

    The Associated Press
  • No time for fun as Canada focused on World Cup 'summit'

    By Steve Keating VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canadian soccer fans may be enjoying the ride but for the players, the grind of the Women's World Cup is no fun and the team is still approaching the "death zone," head coach John Herdman said on Wednesday. Another 50,000-plus crowd will pack into B.C. Place…

    Reuters
  • Exclusive: Swiss authorities examine FIFA grants in soccer probe - source

    By Mark Hosenball LONDON - (Reuters) - Swiss authorities are examining development grants made by FIFA around the world as part of their investigation into the sport's global governing body and its award of World Cup hosting rights for Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022, a source familiar with the…

    Reuters
  • Wambach apologizes for referee comments

    By Simon Evans EDMONTON (Reuters) - United States striker Abby Wambach has apologized for her suggestion the referee targeted certain American players for yellow cards in her team's Womens World Cup game against Colombia on Monday. Midfielders Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday both had yellow…

    Reuters
  • Klinsmann picks 17 of 23 World Cup vets for Gold Cup

    CHICAGO (AP) -- The U.S. roster for next month's CONCACAF Gold Cup will look a lot like the American team at last year's World Cup.

    The Associated Press