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Liverpool’s Lallana out for two months

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London (AFP) – Liverpool will be without midfielder Adam Lallana for “a couple of months” due to a thigh injury, the Premier League club announced on Friday.

The England international, 29, sustained the injury during Liverpool’s friendly match against Atletico Madrid in Munich on Wednesday.

Liverpool’s Lallana out for two months

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London (AFP) – Liverpool will be without midfielder Adam Lallana for “a couple of months” due to a thigh injury, the Premier League club announced on Friday.

The England international, 29, sustained the injury during Liverpool’s friendly match against Atletico Madrid in Munich on Wednesday.

Barcelona to face Brazil’s Chapecoense on August 7

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Barcelona (AFP) – Barcelona will play Brazilian side Chapecoense, whose team was all but wiped out in an air crash last November, in a friendly match at the Camp Nou on August 7.

The match will “help pay tribute to the 71 people who died in the accident on November 28th, 2016, as well as their families,” the Spanish giants said on their website.

Southgate gauges gap to best as England lose in France

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Paris (AFP) – England manager Gareth Southgate admitted Tuesday’s 3-2 friendly defeat to France in Paris provided further evidence of how far his side still have to go before they can be considered contenders at next year’s World Cup.

They were unable to hold onto an early lead given to them by Harry Kane and ended up conceding defeat despite the hosts playing most of the second half with 10 men at the Stade de France.

Football: Argentina to take on minnows Singapore

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Singapore (AFP) – Lionel Messi’s Argentina will take on football minnows Singapore in a June friendly match in the city-state, organisers said Wednesday.

Argentina, ranked second in the world by FIFA, will kick off at the National Stadium against 159th placed Singapore on June 13 to mark the 125th anniversary of the island’s football association.

Football: Argentina to take on minnows Singapore

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Singapore (AFP) – Lionel Messi’s Argentina will take on football minnows Singapore in a June friendly match in the city-state, organisers said Wednesday.

Argentina, ranked second in the world by FIFA, will kick off at the National Stadium against 159th placed Singapore on June 13 to mark the 125th anniversary of the island’s football association.

FIFA probes Ivory Coast, Senegal crowd trouble

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Geneva (AFP) – FIFA said Tuesday it had launched an investigation into incidents which led to the abandonment of a friendly match between Ivory Coast and Senegal in Paris following a series of pitch invasions.

The sides were level at 1-1 late Monday when French referee Tony Chapron called off the match in the 88th minute as fans from both sides flooded onto the pitch.

FIFA probes Ivory Coast, Senegal crowd trouble

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Geneva (AFP) – FIFA said Tuesday it had launched an investigation into incidents which led to the abandonment of a friendly match between Ivory Coast and Senegal in Paris following a series of pitch invasions.

The sides were level at 1-1 late Monday when French referee Tony Chapron called off the match in the 88th minute as fans from both sides flooded onto the pitch.

Brazil’s tragic Chapecoense play first match since plane crash

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Chapecó (Brazil) (AFP) Chapecoense, the Brazilian football club cruelly decimated by a plane crash, stride back on the field Saturday in a new line-up for their first match since the tragedy.

Intense public and media attention was greeting the friendly match against Palmeiras, to be played in the 20,000-place Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco decked out in the home side's green color.

Brazil’s tragic Chapecoense play first match since plane crash

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Chapecó (Brazil) (AFP) Chapecoense, the Brazilian football club cruelly decimated by a plane crash, stride back on the field Saturday in a new line-up for their first match since the tragedy.

Intense public and media attention was greeting the friendly match against Palmeiras, to be played in the 20,000-place Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco decked out in the home side's green color.

Mexico to launch 15th US tour against Iceland

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Los Angeles (AFP) Iceland will meet Mexico next February at Las Vegas to launch the 15th annual US tour for "El Tricolor."

The Mexican Football Foundation announced the friendly match Monday, the team's first-ever visit to the US gambling haven coming February 8 at Sam Boyd Stadium.

"Soccer is the world's game and Las Vegas is the world's city, so I can't think of a better match for this event," Las Vegas mayor Carolyn G.

United States Men's National Team

SBI USMNT Man of the Match: Tim Howard

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Heading into camp, Tim Howard was confirmed as the U.S. Men's National Team's No. 1, and on Saturday night, the veteran goalkeeper showed exactly why.

Howard made a number of big saves on Saturday, helping the U.S. earn a 1-1 draw in a friendly match against Venezuela.

USMNT vs. Republic of Ireland Friendly TV/streaming, previews, lineup, prediction and gamethread

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The United States visits Dublin to take on Ireland in the final friendly match of 2014.

The United States gets one more friendly in before the end of 2014. This one isn't conveniently timed for...well for anyone really, but we might as well enjoy it rather than do work or whatever this afternoon.

Hannover 96 honor Cherundolo with testimonial match

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By DAN KARELL

Steve Cherundolo pulled on the Hannover 96 uniform for one final time last Sunday as he was honored with a testimonial match for his service to the club.

Affectionately known as the "Mayor of Hannover," Cherundolo was forced to call time on his career last Marchafter repeated knee injuries curtailed his return to match fitness.

Report: USMNT lining up September friendly vs. Colombia in San Antonio

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Men's National Team could be playing their first home game following the World Cup against one of the tournament's most exciting teams.

According to a report in San Antonio, the USMNT are set to face Colombia in a friendly match on Sept.

Boyd sidelined for ten weeks with knee injury

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Terrence Boyd's season debut with RB Leipzig has been pushed back at least two months.

The U.S. Men's National Team forward suffered a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a friendly match on Saturday during RB Leipzig's friendly match against English Premier League club Queens Park Rangers.

Report: Puebla decline to release Beasley and Orozco to USMNT

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By DAN KARELL

The U.S. Men's National Team were stunned on Sunday when they learned they'd be without two of their Liga MX-based players for Wednesday's friendly match against Mexico.

According to a report from Univision Deportes, Puebla have declined to release left back DaMarcus Beasley and centerback Michael Orozco Fiscal for the upcoming USMNT friendly in Phoenix.

Report: USMNT to face Czech Republic in September

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By DAN KARELL

U.S. Soccer is beginning to fill up their post-World Cup friendly dates.

According to the Czech Republic FA's website, the U.S. Men's National Team are set to face the Czech Republic in a friendly match in Prague on Wednesday, September 3.

Spector added to USMNT roster for Ukraine friendly

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It turns out Jurgen Klinsmann has added a player to his squad after all.

After Tim Ream, Mix Diskerud, and Michael Bradley withdrew from the U.S. Men's National Team squad ahead of their friendly match against Ukraine, Klinsmann announced that Birmingham City defender Jonathan Spector has been added to the roster.

Report: USMNT to play Ukraine in March friendly

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By DAN KARELL

U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann is taking his squad to Eastern Europe for their final FIFA-international date match before the final World Cup squads will be announced.

According to a press release on the Ukrainian Football Federation's website, Ukraine will host the USMNT on March 5, in a city and stadium to be determined later.

United States

Alejandro Bedoya called up for United States National Team

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The Philadelphia Union's captain will be with the US as they look to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

The Philadelphia Union's Alejandro Bedoya has been called up to the United States National Team ahead of their three upcoming matches. The United States will face off against Venezuela in a friendly match at Rio Tinto Stadium on June 3rd, then go into the hexagonal qualification for the World Cup.

DRAW

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Scotland were recently taking on United States in a friendly match, which sparked memories of the humiliating 5-1 suffered at the hands of the North Americans just over a year ago. Since then, Scotland brought in former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan to take charge of the team. The recent friendly match between the two teams finished as a credible 0-0 draw and this led to the praise from the US manager Jurgen Klinsmann about the good work done by Strachan.

New Zealand

Jordan Morris released by USMNT, likely available against Houston

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Morris was one of nine US internationals released prior to New Zealand friendly

The Washington Post's Steven Goff reported on Saturday that Jurgen Klinsmann was making some changes to the USMNT lineup for Tuesday's friendly against New Zealand, including the release of Jordan Morris to return to the Seattle Sounders.

A quick USWNT reminder

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In less than 30 minutes (7:30 ET to be exact), the Lady Nats will again take on New Zealand. The friendly match will be streamed live below, courtesy of US Soccer. The live look-in to warmups has begun and we have a few changes to the line-up from Sunday's 4-1 win over the Football Ferns... - Greg Seltzer

U.S. Soccer

U-20 USMNT open Argentina training camp with win vs. Racing Club reserves

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The Under-20 U.S. Men's National Team kicked off their Argentina training camp on a positive note.

Two first half goals, one from Zach Pfeffer and one from Romain Gall, led the U-20s to a 2-0 victory over Racing Club reserves in a friendly match on Thursday morning.

USWNT interim coach Ellis names squad for Canada friendly

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U.S. Women's National Team interim head coach Jill Ellis named a 22-player squad on Wednesday for the USA's friendly match vs. Canada on May 8 in Winnipeg, Canada.

The squad features 18 players currently playing in the National Women's Soccer League and Ellis' selection includes goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris making her return to the squad and call-ups for Portland Thorns midfielder Allie Long and defender Nikki Marshall.

DAN KARELL

Summer international friendly schedule kicks into full swing

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By DAN KARELL

Many of the world's best players and teams will be making their home in the USA for the next two weeks as they prepare for their upcoming seasons, and tonight will feature the first batch of intriguing friendlies.

The Los Angeles Galaxy take on Manchester United tonight, while Sporting Kansas City faces Manchester City in a pair of high-profile match-ups featuring MLS sides.

Galaxy to open preseason with friendly vs. Armenian champions

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A team renowned for their international stars will be opening up their 2014 preseason campaign with international opposition.

The Los Angeles Galaxy announced on Monday that they will play their first match of the 2014 calendar year in a friendly at the StubHub Center on Feb.

Must-See Video: Player camera worn by Brad Davis at Ching testimonial match

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By DAN KARELL

Were you wondering what that camera was doing strapped to Brad Davis' chest during Brian Ching's testimonial match last Friday?

Well wonder no more. The folks with the Houston Dynamo posted a video with highlights from the Davis GoPro cam, giving fans an inside look not only at the match but what a player sees and hears during a game.

Sermanni names USWNT squad for friendly vs. Brazil

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With 2015 Women's World Cup qualifying beginning next year, U.S. Women's National Team head coach Tom Sermanni is continuing his policy of squad rotation with the addition of a few new faces into the team that will face Brazil in a friendly match on Sunday.

The Rest

Jackson-Hamel's late goal gives Canada late friendly win over Curacao

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The Canadian national team was back in Montreal for the first time since 2007 on Tuesday night. In front of a sparse crowd, the Octavio Zambrano era began with a 2-1 late win in a friendly match against Curacao.

The winning goal came on a truly unusual play created by a penalty called against Curacao.

Match Preview: United States National Team vs. Serbia

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The USMNT gets 2017 underway today with a friendly against Serbia

Game: United States Men's National Team vs. Serbia

Date: Sunday, Jan. 29

Time: 4:00 p.m. EST, 1:00 p.m. PST, 9:00 p.m. GMT

Venue: Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, Calif.

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez on Copa America brink – Vamos Panama!

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As a Gooner I am normally fully behind any of the Arsenal players involved on international duty for their country, whether it is in a big tournament like Euro 2016 or the Copa America, or simply a friendly match, although there have been times when I have cursed a national manager for picking one of [.

West Ham coming to CenturyLink Field for friendly versus Sounders

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This will be Seattle's 10th midseason friendly in their eighth season. The Tuesday July 5th match splits a trip to Toronto and hosting of the LA Galaxy.

Still in their season West Ham United and the Seattle Sounders announced a friendly match for 7:30 PM Pacific on July 5th. The game will be on JOEtv and 97.

Austria vs Turkey match on ESPN 3 Live ...

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Austria host Turkey
The Turkish national football team will be hosted by Austria in a friendly match in Vienna on Tuesday .
The match starts at 2.30, ET and will be broadcast live on ESPN3.com .
Turkey and Austria, are both in the Euro 2016.
Turkey are 20th in the FIFA rankings while Austria are 10th.

The Stade de France: A History in Fragments

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The French national team player Patrice Evra was dribbling up the pitch when the second bomb exploded. Two minutes earlier, the same thing had happened: a loud, resonating explosion heard by the 65,000 fans gathered to watch a friendly match between Germany and France. There was a wave of shouts – not quite a cheer, almost something like tens of thousands of people saying "whoa," or "what"?

Aleksander Duric Testimonial

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Singapore. To mark his retirement from competitive football, Duric, who is into his final season with S.League club Tampines Rovers, will feature in the Castlewood Group Liverpool Masters - a friendly match between the Liverpool Masters and a Singapore Selection.
The game, to be played at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Nov 15, will double up as a testimonial match for the Bosnia-born Singaporean, who will be part of the local legends team led by Fandi Ahmad and V Sundramoorthy.

Adu plays for Stabaek in friendly match

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Roughly eight months after being released by Brazilian side Bahia, Freddy Adu's latest move has seen him reunite with a familiar face.

Adurecently joined Norweigian sideStabaekon a trial basis, uniting the 25-year-old midfielder with former U.S.

Ghana Likely to Play Friendly Against South Korea In Miami This June

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Ghana is on the verge of officially announcing that its World Cup team will play a friendly against South Korea in Miami prior to heading to Brazil for the tournament. If finalized, it means that Ghana and South Korea will join the list of England, Ecuador and Honduras who will play warm-up matches in Miami this June.

Friday Kickoff: Costa included in Spain squad; Anelka banned for Quenelle gesture; and more

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Diego Costa will have his first chance to represent his adoptive country Spain on Wednesday in a friendly match against Italy.

The Atletico Madrid forward was included in Spain head coach Vicente Del Bosque's squad for the friendly, though there was no place for Manchester United's Juan Mata nor Chelsea's Fernando Torres.