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Messi, Neuer, Rodriguez headline 2014 World Cup awards

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Lionel Messi may not have won the ultimate prize on Sunday afternoon but he's not going home without some silverware of his own.

Following Germany's 1-0 victory in the World Cup final, the Argentine star was awarded the 2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball on the back of a four-goal, two-assist performance in the tournament.

#WorldCup: Costa Rica Advances on Penalties

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Surprise Group D winner Costa Rica defeated Group C runner-up Greece on penalty kicks on Sunday evening in Recife, Brazil, after a 1-1 draw to advance to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals. Costa Rica's 5-3 win on penalties sends them to the Quarterfinals for the first time in the nation's history.

#WorldCup: Late Offensive Burst Gives Dutch Win

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Mexico's impressive run at the World Cup is over after the Group A runner-ups blew a late lead to fall 2-1 to Group B winners Netherlands in a 2014 FIFA World Cup Round of 16 match in Fortaleza, Brazil on Sunday afternoon. Giovanni Dos Santos gave Mexico an early second half lead, but Wesley Sneijder equalized in the 88th minute and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar converted a stoppage time penalty kick to send the Dutch through to the Quarterfinals.

#WorldCup: Colombia Oust Suarez-less Uruguay

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Colombia advanced to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Uruguay in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday evening. Two strikes by James Rodriguez, the current leading scorer at the World Cup, propelled Colombia to victory against a Uruguay squad who were without Luis Suarez due to the four month and nine international match ban he received for his now infamous biting incident against Italy last week.

#WorldCup: Brazil Advances on Penalties

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Toronto FC goalkeeper Julio Cesar proved the hero saving two penalty kicks for Brazil as the 2014 FIFA World Cup hosts advanced over Chile, 3-2, in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw through extra time. Brazil gave the home fans in Belo Horizonte something to cheer about after a tense 120 minutes of soccer, advancing out of the Round of 16 to face the winner of this evening's match between Uruguay and Colombia in the Quarterfinals on July 4th.

Altidore Leads U.S to 2-1 Win Over Nigeria

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The United States Men's National Team concluded their 2014 World Cup send-off series with their best performance yet, defeating Nigeria 2-1 in Jacksonville, Fla. on Saturday night. Jozy Altidore scored his first two goals of 2014 to give the U.S. a two goal lead, before a late penalty for Nigeria allowed the visitors to cut the deficit in half and ruin Tim Howard's bid for a shutout in his 100th U.

WATCH The Music Video For The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Song Starring Pitbull and JLo

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RCA Records has released a remix of the official song for the 2014 FIFA World Cup featuring Miami rapper Pitbull along with Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte.

The trio shake their stuff in a song that you will literally hear hundreds of times between now and July 2014. Watch the video below or listen to the original mix of the song.

EA Sports announces 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil video game

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The 2014 World Cup is just around the corner. The 2014 World Cup video game is even closer.

EA Sports announced on Thursday that it will continue its tradition of making World Cup-focused video games by releasing2014 FIFA World Cup Brazilthis spring.

FIFA Confederations Cup: Indicator of Competitiveness at the World Cup?

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With less than a week to the start of the FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil, many questions pertinent to the participants of the competition are being asked. Is Brazil going to be ready to host the FIFA World Cup next year, considering the persistent issues they've faced so far? Will Spain be the third country after Italy and Brazil to win back-to-back World Cup titles?

2014 FIFA World Cup Host City Posters

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On Sunday, November 25, the host cities of the 2014 FIFA World Cup which will be held in Brazil, presented their official posters. The 12 host cities each held events to launch each official poster. Hover over the "Notes" of each poster for more information about the city and the poster. Get the flash player [.

Same old England…always stagnating!

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30th July 1966. World Cup final, Wembley. England 4 West Germany 2. A tale of legend. 17th October 2012. World Cup qualifier, Warsaw. Poland 1 England 1. Typically tiresome.

Some 46 years have passed since Captain Bobby Moore lifted the Jules Rimet trophy and with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil imminent England look no closer to ending years of failure.

Switzerland PUMA 2012/13 Home Kit

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PUMA announced today it has signed a long-term contract extension with the Swiss Football Association (SFV). The global Sportlifestyle brand will continue to be the official technical partner to the SFV and licensed partner in relation to replica kits, fanwear and other merchandise, through the 2014 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2016.

Handicapped two-legs to finish CONCACAF WCQ second round

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With the exception of the contracted Group C, all of the second round groups in CONCACAF's World Cup qualifying will finish with home-and-away matches between the same two teams. It is quite odd that CONCACAF chose to schedule the games this way instead of the usual double round-robin, but the schedule has created two-leg series with a twist in four of the six groups.

Singapore Ticket Details

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SINGAPORE, 20 September 2011: Singapore will be taking on the Philippines on Friday, 7th October 2011, in an international friendly, prior to their 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazilâ„¢ Qualifying Round Three match against Jordan that will be played on Tuesday, 11th October 2011 at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

Jack Warner is officially out of friends

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The news from a few days ago that FIFA have torn up the World Cup TV contract with the Caribbean Football Union is the clearest indication that former CONCACAF president Jack Warner has run out of friends at the world governing body. FIFA's explanation for the decision was that they were made aware that the rights deal was sublicensed by one of Warner's companies, JD International, and therefore posed a conflict of interest.

Bahamas withdraws from 2014 World Cup qualifying!

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Shocking news coming out of the Caribbean this afternoon. News outlets in Panama are saying that the Bahamas FA have announced that they have withdrawn from the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying tournament. The announcement came in the form of a memorandum sent by FIFA's head of Qualifying Competitions to the Panamanian FA.

[Media Information] Changes in the 2011 Great Eastern-YEO’S S-League and RHB Singapore Cup fixtures

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SAFFC hold the record number of win of the S.League title
SINGAPORE, 11 August 2011: Due to the closure of several stadiums for the upcoming Presidential Elections and also to facilitate our National Team's preparations for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazilâ„¢ Asian Qualifiers, Third Round matches this year, the following 2011 Great Eastern-YEO'S S.

Turkey Will Be in Group D ,in 2014 World Cup Qualifying Matches....

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The Draw of 2014 FIFA World Cup , happened today in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil....

Turkish National team found them self with some though competition!

According to TFF's web site, Turkey's head coach Guus Hidink , assistan coach Oguz Cetin and nd Cuneyt Tanman, TFF Executive Member was at the draw.

[Media Information] Singapore to face China PR, Jordan and Iraq in the Third Round of the 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL â„¢ ASIAN QUALIFIERS

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SINGAPORE, 31 July 2011: Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazilâ„¢

The Preliminary Draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazilâ„¢ was held in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday 30 July 2011.

2014 World Cup qualifying draw as it happens

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Today is the day of the World Cup qualifying draw. I am actually writing two articles at the same time, so here we go. 1422: The draw for the inter-confederation playoffs has been made. Here it is: AFC vs. CONCACAF CONMEBOL vs. OFC So the fourth placed team in the CONCACAF Hexagonal will play the survivor of the two-legged series between the third-placed teams in Asia's two final qualifying groups.

Coach Klinsmann

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It's official. After years of speculation, Jürgen Klinsmann is the new head coach of the U.S. Men's National Team.

Ever since Klinsmann left his post as manager of Germany after the 2006 World Cup, the former striker has been heavily linked to the U.S. head coach position. After failing to reach an agreement with Klinsmann in 2006 and subsequently in 2010, the U.

Jurgen Klinsmann named USMNT head coach

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US Soccer President Sunil Gulati just announced that Jurgen Klinsmann as the new head coach of the US Men's National soccer team. Klinsmann is the 35th coach in the program's history.

An official press conference will be held Monday, August 1 in New York City. Klinsmann will be at the helm when the USMNT exacts revenge on Mexico August 10 at Lincoln Financial Field.


#WorldCup: Germany Advances to 4th Straight Semis

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Group G winner Germany became the first team ever to reach four straight World Cup semifinals after defeating France 1-0 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on Friday afternoon. Center back Mats Hummels headed in Toni Kroos' curling free kick in the 13th minute and France forced German keeper Manuel Neuer into five saves to preserve the shutout and the victory.

Player Ratings: United States 0-1 Germany

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With Portugal and Ronaldo getting the job done against Ghana, the US played a cautious game of damage limitation and in the end results dictated that they never needed to mount a serious attack.

Jurgen Klinsmann

US ready for Belgium clash

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The US national team has a chance to reach its first World Cup quarterfinal since 2002 on Tuesday afternoon in Salvador ina round of 16 clash versus Belgium.

Belgium went to Brazil as a dark horse to win the entire tournament, but under-performed in the group stage despite winning all three matches.

World Cup Qualifying Injury Report: Jermaine Jones Ruled Out Of USA’s Tuesday Match Against Mexico

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With the English Premier League on international break this week, many players have a much needed break heading into the final weeks of the season; but for others, there was no rest to be found as national teams took to the pitch for some crucial World Cup Qualifying matches. Unfortunately, injuries, as always, played a big role in this weekend's matchups.

USA vs Guatemala October 16th – LSP Sold Out!

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A sellout crowd will witness the decisive U.S. Men's National Team's 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Guatemala on Oct. 16 at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan. The match will mark the first time the stadium has hosted a World Cup Qualifier.

Fans are also encouraged to attend the team's free public training session on Sunday, Oct.

Puck’s Friday Happy Hour: Klinsmann’s Culture Change Will Take Time, and Lingering Questions Remain

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By Puck Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome back into the Happy Hour. My apologies for missing last week's gathering. I was home in Rochester, New York, land where USWNT stars are born, to celebrate my old man's 60th birthday. As you turn 60 once in a lifetime, unless of course you are the Dali Lama or [..

Puck’s Friday Happy Hour: Klinsmann’s Culture Change Will Take Time, and Lingering Questions Remain

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By Puck Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome back into the Happy Hour. My apologies for missing last week's gathering. I was home in Rochester, New York, land where USWNT stars are born, to celebrate my old man's 60th birthday. As you turn 60 once in a lifetime, unless of course you are the Dali Lama or [..

World Cup Qualifier

Video: USA 3 – Guatemala 1 (World Cup Qualifier Highlights)

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Match: U.S. Men's National Team vs. Guatemala Date: Oct. 16, 2012 Competition: 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier; Semifinal Round Venue: LIVESTRONG Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan. Kickoff: 6 p.m. CT...

Liverpool’s Luis Suarez and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi face off in important World Cup Qualifier

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Luis Suarez of Uruguay (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

This Friday, Argentina will square off against rivals Uruguay as World Cup qualifying in the CONMEBOL region gets under way. The match sees the fourth placed country in the FIFA World Rankings face the seventh placed country in a game that features two of the best attacking players in the world: Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.

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#WorldCup: Brazil Ousts Colombia, 2-1

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Brazil's hopes of hoisting the 2014 FIFA World Cup trophy at home remain alive after the hosts defeated Colombia 2-1 on Saturday evening in Fortaleza, Brazil, behind goals from the team's two center backs, Thiago Silva and David Luiz. Colombia pulled back a late goal on a James Rodriguez penalty, but couldn't find an equalizer.

Portugal Steals Win in Stoppage Time

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56,292 were in attendance as Portugal defeated Mexico on Friday night in Foxboro. (Photo credit: Sean Donahue)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – A Cristiano Ronaldo-less Portugal scored a stoppage time winner to defeat Mexico 1-0 in front of 56,292 at Gillette Stadium in a pre-World Cup international friendly on Friday night.

Italy back-ups fail to impress vs Ireland

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Italy's winless streak is continuing at the worst possible time.

On Saturday evening at Craven Cottage, two weeks on the dot from their World Cup opener versus England, Italy made it six games without a win as they settled for a 0-0 draw againstIreland. Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli opted to rest his starters in favor of young, up-and-coming talent and fringe players just one day before the deadline to name his 23-man roster for Brazil.

Shoving the bald eagle out of the nest

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Landon Donovan's omission may really be about Michael Bradley. PSP's Earl Reed floats this question and tries to answer it.

How did Canada concede eight goals?

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Canada's 8-1 capitulation to Honduras in San Pedro Sula today defied all expectation. Canada's task wasn't easy -- they had to hold the catrachos to a point in a hostile environment and a must-win match for Honduras. But the manner in which the Canadians lost must be extremely dismaying to their supporters north of the border.

Feuerstein’s Fire World Cup Qualifying Special

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2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Pre & Post Game Shows: USA Vs Guatemala Tuesday, October 16th Pre-Game 6:30PM EDT 3:30PM PDT, Post Game 9PM EDT 6PM PDT Guest: Fellow MLS Talk Writer Earl Reed...

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England vs Ukraine, 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier: Open Thread

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Jamaica v. U.S (WCQ Match Preview)

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The U.S. national team continues their long journey to the 2014 FIFA World Cup on Friday night in Kingston, Jamaica, at Independence Park. The Yanks have traveled to The Office four times during their World Cup qualifying campaigns, with all ... Continue reading →

China, out of World Cup, hosts inaugural China Cup

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Ladies and gentlemen, please mark your calendars for July 27, 2012. On that day, Arsenal will meet Manchester City in a pre-season friendly...In China?

For those of you who may not be privy to certain information, it is official: Arsenal will play Manchester City in Beijing, China, at the Beijing National Stadium (affectionately referred to as the "Bird's Nest Stadium.