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Football’s Gold Cup blow for Mexico as coach banned for six games

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Lausanne (AFP) – Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio has been banned for six matches for insulting officials during the recent Confederations Cup which means the nation’s Gold Cup title defense will be disrupted.

“Mr. Osorio used insulting words towards the match officials while displaying an aggressive attitude towards them,” FIFA said of heated words used after Mexico’s third-place play-off against Portugal on July 2.

Where to find Mexico vs Portugal Confederations Cup third-place final on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Mexico vs Portugal in the Confederations Cup third-place final, you’ve come to the right place.

In what would have been a dream final for many, Portugal and Mexico will play it out to determine who will end in third and fourth place in the tournament in an early kick off from Russia.

Where to find Mexico vs Portugal Confederations Cup third-place final on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Mexico vs Portugal in the Confederations Cup third-place final, you’ve come to the right place.

In what would have been a dream final for many, Portugal and Mexico will play it out to determine who will end in third and fourth place in the tournament in an early kick off from Russia.

Where to find Mexico vs. Germany Confederations Cup on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Mexico vs. Germany in the Confederations Cup semi-final, you’ve come to the right place.

Will it be Mexico or Germany that will play Chile in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup final on Sunday? While some may favor Mexico in this game especially against a younger German side, this should be an entertaining game between two teams that love to go forward.

Where to find Mexico vs. Germany Confederations Cup on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Mexico vs. Germany in the Confederations Cup semi-final, you’ve come to the right place.

Will it be Mexico or Germany that will play Chile in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup final on Sunday? While some may favor Mexico in this game especially against a younger German side, this should be an entertaining game between two teams that love to go forward.

Confederations Cup Preview: Can Mexico, Chile prevent all-European final?

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The 2017 Confederations Cup semifinals pit four teams with rich histories against each other. Germany is the defending world champion, Portugal won Euro 2016 last summer, Chile is coming off back-to-back Copa America wins and Mexico is flying high in CONCACAF.

Germany confident ahead of Confederations Cup Mexico semi

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Germany are the kings of the penalty shoot-out - but the world champions hope to see off Mexico in Thursday’s Confederations Cup semi-final without needing dreaded spot kicks.

The Germans have won all five penalty shoot-outs they have faced since 1976 at either World Cup finals or European championships.

Germany confident ahead of Confederations Cup Mexico semi

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Germany are the kings of the penalty shoot-out - but the world champions hope to see off Mexico in Thursday’s Confederations Cup semi-final without needing dreaded spot kicks.

The Germans have won all five penalty shoot-outs they have faced since 1976 at either World Cup finals or European championships.

Mexico wary of Germany’s young guns in Confederations Cup semi

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio warned against underestimating a youthful Germany in Thursday’s Confederations Cup semi-final because of the wealth of experience many of them have already gained.

Of the eight teams at the tournament the Germans brought the youngest squad to Russia’s Confed Cup with an average age of just over 24.

Mexico wary of Germany’s young guns in Confederations Cup semi

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio warned against underestimating a youthful Germany in Thursday’s Confederations Cup semi-final because of the wealth of experience many of them have already gained.

Of the eight teams at the tournament the Germans brought the youngest squad to Russia’s Confed Cup with an average age of just over 24.

Monday Kickoff: 'Chicharito' trains alone, Donnarumma to meet with Milan and more

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Mexico continues to struggle with injuries ahead of a massive Confederations Cup match.

Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez trained separate from his Mexico teammates due to muscle fatigue. Diego Reyes, Carlos Salcedo and Hector Moreno have already been injured, while Andres Guardado will miss Thursday's semifinal against Germany due to suspension.

Confederations Cup Rewind: Mexico downs Russia, Portugal dominates New Zealand

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No one said you had to advance to the Confederations Cup semifinals in aesthetically pleasing fashion.

Like times before in the tournament, resilience was the remedy for Mexico to overcome a deficit. It was Hirving Lozano's heroic run and finish in the 52nd minute that earned Mexico a 2-1 victory against Russia on Saturday at Kazan Arena.

Where to find Mexico vs. Russia Confederations Cup on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Mexico vs. Russia in the Confederations Cup, you’ve come to the right place.

After a draw and a win in the FIFA Confederations Cup, Mexico needs a draw or more to advance to the semi-finals of the competition. At the same time, Russia needs a win to go through to the next round.

Where to find Mexico vs. Russia Confederations Cup on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Mexico vs. Russia in the Confederations Cup, you’ve come to the right place.

After a draw and a win in the FIFA Confederations Cup, Mexico needs a draw or more to advance to the semi-finals of the competition. At the same time, Russia needs a win to go through to the next round.

Confederations Cup Rewind: Mexico edges New Zealand, Portugal drops Russia

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Thanks to a second-half resurgence, Mexico overcame what could have been a nightmare.

It was Oribe Peralta to the rescue in the 72nd minute .The Club America forward sublimely finished a dragging cross by Javier Aquino inside the box, crushing the All Whites hopes of advancing out of the group stage and lifting Mexico to a 2-1 victory on Wednesday at Fisht Olympic Stadium.

Mexico boss gives defence for long-standing homophobic chant used by fans

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Mexico’s football federation (FMF) has made a strong appeal to its fans at the Confederations Cup in Russia and asked them to stop using the chant which has been called “homophobic” by FIFA.

Football’s governing body FIFA on Tuesday said that it had warned the FMF about the misconduct of a “small group of Mexican fans in relation to insulting and discriminatory chants” during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Portugal.

Where to find Mexico vs. New Zealand Confederations Cup on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Mexico vs. New Zealand in the Confederations Cup, you’ve come to the right place.

After Mexico’s late equalizer against Portugal, El Tri will be confident going into the game against New Zealand. A win will put Mexico in the driving seat to qualify for the next round of the FIFA Confederations Cup.

Where to find Mexico vs. New Zealand Confederations Cup on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Mexico vs. New Zealand in the Confederations Cup, you’ve come to the right place.

After Mexico’s late equalizer against Portugal, El Tri will be confident going into the game against New Zealand. A win will put Mexico in the driving seat to qualify for the next round of the FIFA Confederations Cup.

Telemundo

Telemundo Deportes averaged record 1.2 million viewers for Confederations Cup tournament

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Telemundo Deportes’ exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup averaged 1.2 million total viewers and 605,000 adults 18-49, and delivered 46 million streaming minutes on digital platforms.

The coverage reached over 16 million viewers on television, outperforming Univision networks’ broadcast of the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009, which aired in similar time periods by +47% and +29% respectively, according to Nielsen.

Telemundo Deportes averaged record 1.2 million viewers for Confederations Cup tournament

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Telemundo Deportes’ exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup averaged 1.2 million total viewers and 605,000 adults 18-49, and delivered 46 million streaming minutes on digital platforms.

The coverage reached over 16 million viewers on television, outperforming Univision networks’ broadcast of the FIFA Confederations Cup South Africa 2009, which aired in similar time periods by +47% and +29% respectively, according to Nielsen.

Telemundo outperforming FOX Sports by 229% in Confederations Cup viewing numbers

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Telemundo Deportes is running all over FOX Sports in the race to reach as many viewers as possible for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

Through the semi-finals of the competition, which in many ways is a dry run for next summer’s World Cup, Telemundo Deportes’ exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the FIFA Confederations Cup has reached over 11 million total viewers, averaging 1.

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Confederations Cup shows Russia ready to host World Cup

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Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Germany’s Confederations Cup-winning coach Joachim Loew and FIFA president Gianni Infantino have led the calls for giving Russia the seal of approval to host next year’s World Cup.

Lars Stindl’s first-half goal in Sunday’s final sealed Germany’s 1-0 win over Chile, bringing down the curtain on the 2017 Confed Cup - a warm-up for next year’s World Cup finals.

Daddy’s home – Ronaldo exits Confed Cup to meet newborn twins

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Kazan (Russia) (AFP) – Portugal’s superstar captain Cristiano Ronaldo revealed Thursday he will not play in the Confederations Cup third-place match this weekend so he can finally meet his newborn twins.

Hours after Wednesday’s 3-0 semi-final defeat to Chile in a penalty shoot-out in Kazan, Ronaldo said he had been given permission to miss Sunday’s play-off in Moscow, against either Germany or Mexico, to meet his new arrivals.

Daddy’s home – Ronaldo exits Confed Cup to meet newborn twins

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Kazan (Russia) (AFP) – Portugal’s superstar captain Cristiano Ronaldo revealed Thursday he will not play in the Confederations Cup third-place match this weekend so he can finally meet his newborn twins.

Hours after Wednesday’s 3-0 semi-final defeat to Chile in a penalty shoot-out in Kazan, Ronaldo said he had been given permission to miss Sunday’s play-off in Moscow, against either Germany or Mexico, to meet his new arrivals.

Germany

Where to find Chile vs. Germany Confederations Cup final on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Chile vs. Germany in the Confederations Cup final, you’ve come to the right place.

This is it. The final between Chile, the Copa America champions, versus Germany, the current World Cup champions. Will it be South America or Europe that will be crowned the best in the world today?

Where to find Chile vs. Germany Confederations Cup final on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Chile vs. Germany in the Confederations Cup final, you’ve come to the right place.

This is it. The final between Chile, the Copa America champions, versus Germany, the current World Cup champions. Will it be South America or Europe that will be crowned the best in the world today?

Germany vs Chile, Confederations Cup 2017 final: Preview, Possible Lineups & Key Stats

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Germany vs Chile Preview, Possible Lineups & Key Stats ahead of the Confederations Cup 2017 final on Sunday.

The Confederation Cup has seen some stunning goals, a host of talented stars and a lot of grit. On Sunday, the competition will draw to a close when Germany and Chile meet each other in the final of the competition.

Germany fires early to cruise past Mexico, into Confederations Cup final

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It only took 10 minutes for Germany to outclass Mexico for a spot in the Confederations Cup final.

Joachim Low's men continued their impressive unbeaten form in Russia by dominating Mexico, 4-1, at Fisht Olympic Stadium to advance to Sunday's final against South American reigning champions, Chile.

Who Are the Early Front Runners for the 2018 World Cup?

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While the World Cup may still be a year away, we are already beginning to gain an understanding about who the front runners are likely to be.

The competition has come under even greater focus during the last week so, with the Confederations Cup offering a fascinating insight into how some of the early favourites are shaping up ahead of next years’ showpiece event in Russia.

Where to find Germany vs. Chile Confederations Cup on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Germany vs. Chile in the Confederations Cup, you’ve come to the right place.

Both Germany and Chile won their opening games in the Confederations Cup, so the winner of this one could determine who will win Group B. Will the youth of Germany be able to defeat the current Copa America champions from South America?

Where to find Germany vs. Chile Confederations Cup on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Germany vs. Chile in the Confederations Cup, you’ve come to the right place.

Both Germany and Chile won their opening games in the Confederations Cup, so the winner of this one could determine who will win Group B. Will the youth of Germany be able to defeat the current Copa America champions from South America?

Germany’s rising stars relishing chance to shine

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – With their World Cup winners absent in Russia, Germany’s rising stars are relishing their chance to shine at the Confederations Cup.

None of the side that won the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil is present in coach Joachim Loew’s squad in Russia, with some having retired and others either injured or rested.

Germany’s rising stars relishing chance to shine

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – With their World Cup winners absent in Russia, Germany’s rising stars are relishing their chance to shine at the Confederations Cup.

None of the side that won the 2014 World Cup final in Brazil is present in coach Joachim Loew’s squad in Russia, with some having retired and others either injured or rested.

Soccer on TV

Review of FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

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Coming just a year after an underwhelming spectacle in the Copa America, the worst was expected from some critics regarding FOX’s coverage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. But surprisingly for some, FOX Sports has come through with solid coverage.

As we have now finished the group stage of the competition and enter the knockout phase, the time is right to give a full accounting of FOX’s coverage and how it impacts next summer’s World Cup.

Review of FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

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Coming just a year after an underwhelming spectacle in the Copa America, the worst was expected from some critics regarding FOX’s coverage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. But surprisingly for some, FOX Sports has come through with solid coverage.

As we have now finished the group stage of the competition and enter the knockout phase, the time is right to give a full accounting of FOX’s coverage and how it impacts next summer’s World Cup.

World Cup

2018 host Russia’s 2014 World Cup squad to be investigated by FIFA for doping

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Russia finds itself trapped in a doping scandal in the middle of playing hosts to the Confederation Cup.

The 23-man-squad from the 2014 World Cup is currently being investigated by FIFA over possible drug offences. They are among 34 Russian footballers being investigated by football’s world governing body.

Confederations Cup hosts Russia fail to build on Euro 2008 success as World Cup looms large

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The Confederations Cup in Russiamarks the start of the countdown to the country's World Cup in 2018. Widely seen a dress rehearsal for the real thing, allowing the host nation to fine tune its...

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Surviving a dry summer

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THE DRAG OF THE CLOSE-SEASON IN ODD-NUMBERED YEARS
Summers in these off-years are hard to get through for football fans like me.

By off-years I mean those ending in odd numbers which have neither the World Cup nor European Championships to get excited about.

July is the dryest of dry seasons in years like this, with the daily mash of transfer gossip a poor substitute for the meat of real football news.

Around The Forest: Germany tops FIFA rankings after Confederations Cup win

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John Terry signs with Aston Villa and more that you may missed this weekend.

Portland:

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The Fort Wayne native appeared in four matches, including two starts, for the U.S. U17 national soccer team, which placed second in May's CONCACAF Championship.

Bravo heroics lead Chile to penalty kick win over Portugal

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Claudio Bravo kept Portugal from scoring for 120 minutes, but the Chilean goalkeeper saved his best efforts for penalty kicks to lead his country to the Confederations Cup final.

While his teammates fired home their initial three spot kicks, Bravo made three straight saves to lead Chile to a 3-0 win in penalty kicks following a 0-0 draw through 120 minutes.