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  1. How fans in Buenos Aires prepared for the World Cup final
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    How fans in Buenos Aires prepared for the World Cup final

  2. 2014 World Cup showed why this is truly the beautiful game
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    2014 World Cup showed why this is truly the beautiful game

  3. The most unbelievable goals in the history of soccer
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    The most unbelievable goals in the history of soccer

  4. Wondolowski moving on from World Cup miss
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    Wondolowski moving on from World Cup miss

  5. Fans react to Germany's win in World Cup final
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    Fans react to Germany's win in World Cup final

  6. A match that proved too big for the Spanish referee
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    A match that proved too big for the Spanish referee

  • FFA aware of security situation ahead of World Cup match

    Football Federation Australia said Saturday it is hopeful that Tuesday's World Cup qualifier against Tajikistan in the capital Dushanbe will go ahead despite unrest in the city over the past several days. Armed groups led by a disaffected deputy defense minister mounted attacks Friday in and near…

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  • What is Formula E?

    A visual definition of the world's latest motorsport sensation.

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  • Unsung Iceland and Wales nearly qualified for Euro 2016

    Unsung Iceland and Wales took big steps toward qualifying for the European Championships on Thursday - and they don't intend to take the long road to the expanded 24-team tournament just because there are more ways to qualify. Iceland stunned 10-man Netherlands 1-0 in Amsterdam and leads Group A,…

    The Associated Press
  • Son spurs Laos rout; Hong Kong hold China

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - South Korea smashed eight past lowly Laos and Asian champions Australia battered Bangladesh 5-0 as the continent's elite made light work of the region's plucky outsiders in World Cup qualifying on Thursday. Japan again looked disjointed in attack but…

    Reuters
  • After hiatus, Tim Howard won't be US starter vs Mexico

    Tim Howard returned to the U.S. soccer team knowing he'd be playing behind Brad Guzan at least through mid-October. After coach Jurgen Klinsmann Wednesday said Guzan would remain his starting goalkeeper - barring injury - through a critical playoff match against Mexico, Howard refuted the…

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  • Nigeria's Segun Odegbami enters race for FIFA presidency

    Former Nigerian soccer star Segun Odegbami has announced his bid to run for president of the sport's international governing body FIFA, his campaign chief said on Wednesday. The election of a new FIFA head is due to take place on Feb. 26 next year in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA has never had an…

    Reuters
  • Carrard panel starts reform work for crisis-hit FIFA

    A panel steering reforms of football's crisis-hit governing body started work Wednesday on its mission to help FIFA change and restore its credibility. Former IOC director general Francois Carrard chaired a 12-member group of football officials and lawyers which began a two-day session at a hotel…

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  • Government minister takes over Russian football

    Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko took over control of the country's football association Wednesday ahead of the 2018 World Cup, with promises of government money for the sport. The arrival of Mutko, who also oversees Russia's World Cup preparations, comes as Swiss prosecutors investigate…

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  • FIFA starts new reform process, but critics don't see big changes

    Struggling with a major corruption crisis,  FIFA convenes the first meeting of a new reform committee on Wednesday. FIFA is facing unprecedented pressure to reform following the May indictment by U.S. authorities of nine current and former soccer officials on bribery-related charges. Many of them…

    Reuters
  • Zico appeals to FIFA rivals for early debate

    By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Zico has invited his potential rivals to take part in an early debate about soccer's troubled governing body. The former Brazil international has sent an email to Michel Platini, Musa Bility, David Nakhid and Chung Mong-joon, who…

    Reuters
  • US, Swiss federal prosecutors to give update on FIFA cases

    The American prosecutor who launched the bribery case that rocked FIFA is stepping on Sepp Blatter's home turf. On Sept. 14 in Zurich, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will join her counterpart from Switzerland, Michael Lauber, for a news conference about their separate investigations of…

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  • U.S. and Swiss prosecutors to speak on corruption probes

    The United States and Swiss Attorneys General will both speak about their investigations into soccer corruption, which have rocked FIFA, at an event in Zurich this month, the Swiss attorney general's office said on Tuesday. U.S. attorney general Loretta Lynch and her Swiss counterpart Michael…

    Reuters
  • US goalie Brad Guzan: 'Nothing changes' with Howard's return

    With their roles reversed, No. 1 goalkeeper Brad Guzan of the United States insists ''nothing changes'' in his relationship with World Cup standout Tim Howard. Guzan and Howard are part of the U.S. team that will play exhibitions against Peru on Friday and Brazil next week, the final tuneups…

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  • Canadian soccer commentator Graham Leggat dies at 81

    TORONTO (AP) -- Graham Leggat, a longtime soccer commentator in Canada who played for Scotland in the 1958 World Cup and coached in the NASL in the 1970s, has died. He was 81.

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  • New Study: Double Your Money Every 3.5 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

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  • Football must not be overlooked in FIFA race: Platini

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Michael Platini will publish his manifesto in the next six to eight weeks and wants to bring football back into the spotlight during the campaign, a source close to the Frenchman said on Wednesday. Although Platini, the UEFA…

    Reuters
  • Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk hired by Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Bert van Marwijk, who coached the Netherlands to the 2010 World Cup final, has been hired by Saudi Arabia.

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  • I will be appreciated when I've gone, says Blatter

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes his critics will realize they have been wrong and will recognize his achievements once he has left soccer's world governing body. In an interview with the BBC, the 79-year-old Swiss defended his record at the head…

    Reuters
  • Russia adds to World Cup budget after recent cuts

    The Russian government proposed a 2-percent increase to its budget for the 2018 World Cup on Monday, reversing a trend of repeated cuts this year. A document written by the Sports Ministry and published on a Russian government database Monday envisages an increase of 12.5 billion rubles ($175…

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  • FIFA's reform committee head says Blatter unfairly treated: paper

    Outgoing FIFA President Sepp Blatter has been unfairly treated over the corruption scandal surrounding world soccer's governing body, the head of its reform committee told a Swiss newspaper. U.S. prosecutors in May indicted nine soccer officials, most of whom had FIFA positions, and five marketing…

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  • Iran coach says Guam visa hassles nothing to do with soccer

    Iran coach Carlos Queiroz says the frustrations faced by the tiny Pacific island of Guam in obtaining visas to travel to Tehran for a World Cup qualifier next month give just a glimpse of the problems long faced by his team in negotiating international soccer. Iran, Asia's top-ranked soccer team,…

    The Associated Press