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It's a day of continental competition on Wednesday, as UEFA's two contests return to action, while CONCACAF continues their own Champions League play, and the CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores continues as well.

Early on, the UEFA Europa League returns to action at noon with three matches on today's schedule.

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Six MLS matches will take place on Wednesday night, while the Copa Libertadores will name its first finalist.

Western Conference leaders FC Dallas will travel to the Seattle Sounders at CenturyLink Field as Oscar Pareja's side looks to win its fourth straight match.

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The Copa Libertadores quarterfinals will close out on Tuesday evening, while one MLS side will be in action against an opponent from La Liga.

The Houston Dynamo will host Real Sociedad at BBVA Compass Stadium as part of the MLS club'sBBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup.

Soccer Wednesday: Your Running Commentary

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A pair of Eastern Conference clashes take place around MLS on Wednesday, while one team will be named champion of this year's UEFA Europa League.

Sevilla is seeking their third consecutive Europa League crown, when they take on English Premier League side Liverpool atSt. Jakob-Park inBasel, Switzerland.

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The UEFA Champions League returns on Wednesday with a pair of quarterfinal clashes.

In a battle between two of the world's richest teams, Paris Saint-Germain plays host to Manchester City, who will be without Yaya Toure forWednesday's match. PSG will be putting all resources into UCL play as theLigue 1 powerhouse has already wrapped up their domestic title.

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Real Madrid and Wolfsburg became the first two sides in this season's UEFA Champions League to qualify for the quarter-finals, and two more teams will have the opportunity to duplicate that feat on Wednesday.

Chelsea, currently trailing 2-1, will host Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge, while Zenit Saint Petersburg meets Portuguese side Benfica.

Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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While the UEFA Europa League takes center stage in Europe during the afternoon, the Copa Libertadores rolls on in South America in the night cap on Thursday.

Fiorentina-Tottenham Hotspur headlines the action in Europe's secondary continental competition, after both sides have found very good form as of late.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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UEFA Champions League soccer is back, anda slate of intense matches is on tap this Tuesday.

Paris Saint-Germain's round of 16 battle against Chelsea headlines action around the globe. A bevy of international stars between these two clubs will go head to head in this stage of the competition once again after they met in the same round during last year's UCL campaign.

South America

Copa Libertadores schedule in US for 3rd Preliminary Round (Feb 15-23, 2017)

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The Copa Libertadores, South America’s top club competition, enters its 3rd Preliminary Round this week. FOX Sports hold the English and Spanish-language rights in the US and have shown the matches from the previous 2 Preliminary Rounds exclusively on their streaming service FOX Soccer 2GO.

Copa Libertadores schedule in US for 3rd Preliminary Round (Feb 15-23, 2017)

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The Copa Libertadores, South America’s top club competition, enters its 3rd Preliminary Round this week. FOX Sports hold the English and Spanish-language rights in the US and have shown the matches from the previous 2 Preliminary Rounds exclusively on their streaming service FOX Soccer 2GO.

Bolivian minnows stun Sao Paulo in Libertadores shock

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Sao Paulo suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Bolivian underdogs The Strongest on a night of mixed fortunes for Brazil in South America's most prestigious club competition the Copa Libertadores.

A well-worked 62nd minute strike by Uruguayan Matias Alonso settled a fractious encounter at Sao Paulo's Pacaembu Stadium as the Bolivian minnows clinched their first away win in the Libertadores since 1982.

Bolivian minnows stun Sao Paulo in Libertadores shock

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Sao Paulo suffered a shock 1-0 defeat to Bolivian underdogs The Strongest on a night of mixed fortunes for Brazil in South America's most prestigious club competition the Copa Libertadores.

A well-worked 62nd minute strike by Uruguayan Matias Alonso settled a fractious encounter at Sao Paulo's Pacaembu Stadium as the Bolivian minnows clinched their first away win in the Libertadores since 1982.

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European Soccer

Monday Kickoff: Rodriguez, Reus, Copa Libertadores and more

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The weekend proved a dangerous one for managers, while several stars could miss time over the international break.

James Rodriguez is dealing with a calf strain that could keep him out of action for Colombia'sWorld Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Uruguay. (REPORT)

The Copa Libertadores is set to expand to 44 teams after opting to awardtwo more qualifying spots to Brazil and one more apiece to Argentina, Colombia and Chile.

Friday Kickoff: Europa League, Gundogan, Copa Libertadores and more

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Ahead of important matches to determine relegation and promotion spots, the UEFA Europa League final was set on Thursday.

Liverpool will be one of the UEL finalists afterbeating Villarreal, 3-0 (3-1 on aggregate), at Anfield on Thursday. (REPORT)

Spanish La Liga side Sevilla will face off against the Reds at St.

Thursday Kickoff: Colombia, Newcastle, Copa Libertadores and more

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The Copa America Centenario is just around the corner, and Colombia left one intriguing name off its preliminary roster ahead of games against the U.S., Costa Rica and Paraguay.

Colombia revealed its preliminary roster for this summer's Copa America Centenario, and while James Rodriguez was among the star players included, Radamel Falcao was not named to the roster.

Thursday Kickoff: Tigres-Club America, Barcelona and more

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Club America took a massive step towards winning back-to-back CONCACAF Champions League titles on Wednesday, while top teams from across Europe battled it out in league play and domestic cup competitions.

In the first leg of the CCL final, America defeated Tigres UANL, 2-0, on the road at the Estadio Universitario.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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Tuesday is a day for cup action, while there's also plenty of league play to provide variety for soccer fans around the world.

HeadliningTuesday's schedule are a pair of semifinal clashes. In France, Paris-Saint Germain takes on Lorient in the semifinal of the Coupe de France, while Bayern Munich takes on Werder Bremen in the DFB Pokal.

Friday Kickoff: Liverpool-Dortmund, Europa League and more

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Thursday's UEFA Europa League match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund still has everyone talking this morning, as it is being considered a game-of-the-year candidate.

Liverpool pulled off an incredible come-from-behind win to defeat Dortmund, 4-3 (5-4 on aggregate), at Anfield in the Europa League quarterfinals.

Soccer Thursday: Your Running Commentary

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Thursday is set to be a busy daywith both the UEFA Europe League and Copa Libertadores returning to action throughout the day.

Europa League action returns for the second legs of the quarterfinal round, with a clash between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund headlining after 1-1 draw in Germany in the opening leg.

Thursday Kickoff: Benzema, FA Cup, Copa Libertadores and more

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While one French star will not play for his nation this summer, two other matches played out in England as UEFA Champions League stole the spotlight on Wednesday.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema will not be selected to compete for France at Euro 2016 this summer. (REPORT)

Crystal Palace was held to a 0-0 tie by Everton in the English Premier League.

Thursday Kickoff: UEFA, FIFA, Benzema and more

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The Panama Papers scandal continues to headline soccer news around the world ahead of the weekend, while a couple of star players are dealing with injuries.

Following the Swiss police's raid of the UEFA headquarters on Wednesday, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said he welcomes the investigation.

Friday Kickoff: Europa League draw, FIFA to test fourth sub and more

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The UEFA Europa League quarterfinals draw took place on Friday, pairing eight teams from six different countries to play on April 6 and 14.

Borussia Dortmund-Liverpool and Athletic Bilbao-Sevilla headline the pairings, while Braga-Shakhtar Donetsk and Villarreal-Sparta Praha round out the four matchups.

Thursday Kickoff: Torres, CCL, Copa Libertadores and more

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As the second CONCACAF Champions League semifinal series of the week played out in Torreon, Mexico, a Spanish star was being linked with a move to Liga MX.

Mexican club Monterrey is reportedly lining up a bid for Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres. (REPORT)

Club America played Santos Laguna to a 0-0 tie at the Estadio Corona in the first leg of their CCL semifinal series.

Friday Kickoff: Benzema's France eligibility, Henry coaching license and more

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While Thierry Henry took the next step towards becoming a professional coach, Real Madrid's starting striker received some good news about his eligibility for his national team.

Forward Karim Benzema is allowed to compete at Euro 2016 after anappeals court partially lifted some of the restrictions placed upon him in the ongoing blackmail case of France teammate Mathieu Valbuena.

Thursday Kickoff: Benitez linked to Newcastle, Copa Libertadores and more

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Currently in the midst of a relegation battle in the English Premier League, Newcastle United may soon bring aboard a new manager to steer the ship.

Rafael Benitez is reportedly interested in the head coaching position at Newcastle, while one report claims that a three-year deal has already been agreed upon.

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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While the first of the UEFA Champions League second legs kick off on Tuesday, other cup competitions will be on display around the globe.

Prior to Wolfsburg-Gent and Real Madrid-Roma, English Championship leader Hull City will battle Arsenal for a place in the FA Cup quarterfinals. The winner of the tie will host Watford in the last eight.

Thursday Kickoff: Johnson guilty, Ronaldo, Copa Libertadores and more

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At just 28 years old, Adam Johnson likely had many more years of professional soccer ahead of him, but now he is facing time behind bars.

The former Sunderland and English national team midfielder was found guilty on one count of sexual activity with a minor, and he could serve up to 10 years in prison.

Friday Kickoff: Terry, Rooney, Copa Libertadores and more

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Chelsea's veteran centerback and captain is expected to be out at least another week, while rumors of a move for Wayne Rooney were squashed before the start of the weekend.

Chelsea head coach Guss Hiddink told reporters centerback John Terry is not fit for this weekend's FA Cup clash vs. Manchester City, but hopes he may be back by next weekend.

Thursday Kickoff: Messi sets record, Copa Libertadores and more

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid received most of Wednesday's attention for their performances in the UEFA Champions League, but over in Spain, the FIFA Ballon d'Or winner was setting yet another record and helping Barcelona increase its lead atop the La Liga table.

Lionel Messi scored his 300th and 301st career La Liga goals, becoming the first player in history to surpass 300 Spanish league goals en route to helping Barcelona to a 3-1 win vs.

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Grêmio 2016/17 Umbro Third Kit

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Grêmio 2016 Umbro Home and Away Kits

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Leagues: Liga MX

Copa Libertadores games now available in English on FOX Soccer 2GO

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Soccer fans in the United States who want to watch the Copa Libertadores but don't subscribe to FOX Deportes can finally watch the tournament from the comfort of their homes, offices or on the go with FOX Soccer 2GO.Plus, for the first-time ever, FOX's legal streaming service will offer the 2016 tournament in English, making the highly attractive club competition more appealing to soccer fans across the country.

Copa Libertadores games now available in English on FOX Soccer 2GO

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Soccer fans in the United States who want to watch the Copa Libertadores but don't subscribe to FOX Deportes can finally watch the tournament from the comfort of their homes, offices or on the go with FOX Soccer 2GO.Plus, for the first-time ever, FOX's legal streaming service will offer the 2016 tournament in English, making the highly attractive club competition more appealing to soccer fans across the country.

Argentine football

Carlos Sánchez is South American Footballer Of The Year for 2015

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Argentine football in 2015: a review

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The Rest

Report: CONMEBOL interested in playing Copa Libertadores final in Miami

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CONMEBOL's biggest international tournament was recently hosted in the U.S., and it looks like the South American federation's top club tournament could be set to follow in its own way.

Reports from South America state that CONMEBOL is interested in hosting the Copa Libertadores final in Miami.

Transfer deal for Nicolas Lodeiro won't be done before Copa Libertadores run ends

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Boca Juniors and Lodeiro's primary suitor are meeting Sunday and Monday.

News out of Argentina is that Uruguay and Boca Juniors star Nicolas Lodeiro will not negotiate until his club's run in the Copa Libertadores is over. Diario Olé is also saying that Boca is meeting with Lodeiro's suitor on Sunday and Monday.

Tigres rompe la maldicion de la Copa Libertadores

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Los Tigres de la UANL rompieron la tendencia que se había estado gestando en los mexicanos subcampeones de Copa Libertadores y es que todos los Subcampeones de Libertadores, había conseguido el título en la liga 4 años atrás y tal parece que el dolor de haber perdido la Copa Libertadores, los había dejado sis fuerza para consguir títulos.

Racing pasó a Independiente y clasificó a la Libertadores 2016.

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Racing se impuso en el global (3-2) a Independiente y clasificó (por segundo año consecutivo) a la Copa Libertadores 2016 junto a River Plate, Boca Juniors, San Lorenzo, Rosario Central y Huracán.
En el partido de ida, jugado en Independiente el domingo 29 de noviembre (2015), Racing logró imponerse (0-2) con goles de Gustavo Bou ('37) y Sebastián Romero (´40) en lo que fue su primer triunfo clásico de visitante después de 14 años.