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Champions League

Champions League Semi-Final Draw: Juventus To Play Monaco As Two Madrid Clubs Pitted Against Each Other

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The balls are out of the UEFA tupperware and the semi-finals of the 2016/17 Champions League have been drawn.

First up, Real Madrid will play their old chums Atletico in a repeat of last season's final, while Juventus will be taking on Monaco in t'other tie.

The Champions League semi-final draw in full.

Bayern out to settle Spanish score in Madrid

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Berlin (AFP) After three consecutive semi-final defeats against Spanish clubs in the Champions League, Bayern Munich head to Atletico Madrid for Wednesday's group match with a point to prove.

"We want to show that we can do better than in the last few semi-finals. We certainly have a score to settle there," said Bayern forward Thomas Mueller before the team jetted off to Madrid.

Bayern out to settle Spanish score in Madrid

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Berlin (AFP) After three consecutive semi-final defeats against Spanish clubs in the Champions League, Bayern Munich head to Atletico Madrid for Wednesday's group match with a point to prove.

"We want to show that we can do better than in the last few semi-finals. We certainly have a score to settle there," said Bayern forward Thomas Mueller before the team jetted off to Madrid.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas Boas is jealous of Chelsea’s fixture pile-up

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Spurs manager Andre Villas Boas says Chelsea's fixture pile-up is actually an advantage for the Blues. AVB reckons the prospect of reaching the Europa League final will give Rafa Benitez and his squad a boost. And he says he would rather his side had as many games left to play this season. He said: "It's [.

Chelsea players get ‘short shrift’ over Europa League bonus enquiry

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Chelsea's players reportedly got a very prompt reply to their enquiries as to whether they would be in line for a bonus for winning the Europa League. The Champions League holders put out the feelers to see if they would be in-line for a bumper pay day if they won Uefa's second-tier silverware instead this [.

Major League Soccer

Concacaf Champions League: Liga MX vs. MLS How to Watch and Gamethread

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Four Liga MX vs MLS matchups hit their return legs in the Concacaf Champions League Quarterfinals. How to watch, Gamethreads and a bizarre story about stolen cell phones. Can MLS get two teams through to the Semi-Finals? Watch with us.

The Seattle Sounders play Wednesday night at 5 PM in Azteca Stadium against Club America.

Galaxy, Dynamo Rematch in MLS Final

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The MLS final will be exactly the same as it was last year, the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Houston Dynamo. It is a strange coincidence, since the Galaxy were the #4 team in the West and the Dynamo were the#5 team in the East. The Galaxy took an insurmountable 3-0 aggregate lead (on the strength of yet another two-goal performanceby Robbie Keane)into tonight's match at Seattle's CenturyLink

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GOLTV

NGSN acquires Coppa Italia streaming rights in USA

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In time for the second legs of the semi-finals of the 2015/16 Coppa Italia, NGSN has acquired the legal streaming rights to the Italian cup competition in the US market.

With NGSN, you can watch all of the Coppa Italia games live and on-demand. Plus, the service is currently offering a free 30-day trial.

NGSN acquires Coppa Italia streaming rights in USA

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In time for the second legs of the semi-finals of the 2015/16 Coppa Italia, NGSN has acquired the legal streaming rights to the Italian cup competition in the US market.

With NGSN, you can watch all of the Coppa Italia games live and on-demand. Plus, the service is currently offering a free 30-day trial.

World Cup

Argentina 1-0 Belgium: Messi the mastermind, orchestrating Argentina’s advancement to the Semis

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Argentina 1-0 Belgium: Messi the mastermind, orchestrating Argentina's advancement to theSemis - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

This was the only Quarter Final that pitched 2 sides against each other who had won every game at the World Cup finals, meaning one of them had to lose that record.

U-17 Women’s World Cup : Germany Progress To Semi-Finals After 2-1 Win Over Brazil

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The German girls have progressed to the semi-finals of the U-17 Women's World Cup after a goal from Rebecca Knaak in the 92nd minute knocked Brazil out of the tournament yesterday. Despite dominating much of the possession in the first half, Djenifer's goal in the 13th minute was not enough for the Selecao girls who were dealt a crushing blow when Germany went up 2-1 in the dying minutes of the game.

U-17 Women’s World Cup: France, North Korea Through To Semi-Finals – Plus Germany vs Brazil

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After a pulsating 0-0 draw last night, the French U-17 girls are through to the semi-finals of the tournament after beating Nigeria on penalties. Bravo, chicas! (well, it's really "les filles" but that's a little formal, no?)

Marion Romanelli scored the winning penalty for France and despite an onslaught of opportunities from the Nigerian camp throughout the game, the French girls maintained possession and controlled it.

Van Gaal Admits He Was Tempted By Liverpool Job

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New Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal has admitted that he was attracted by the opportunity to work in the Premier League with Liverpool.
The 61-year-old was linked with both the manager's job and a role as sporting director at Anfield following the dismissal of Kenny Dalglish, but Brendan Rodgers was eventually appointed.

Videos

Gervinho Brace Helps Roma to 3-2 Coppa Semi-Final Win Against Napoli

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Roma-Napoli 3-2, Coppa Italia 2013/14 Highlights by Matrixx1908

English Premier League flop Gervinho grabbed a wonderful brace as Roma beat Napoli 3-2 in their Coppa Cup semi-final first leg clash at the Stadio Olimpico tonight.

Gervinho opened the scoring before Kevin Strootman scored a screamer to put the homeside 2-0 up before half-time.

Video: Middlesbrough defender Seb Hines’ powerful headed own goal against Swansea

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Without the benefit of context, this finish looks like a defender taking advantage of some slack marking to power home a header from the edge of the six-yard box. To an extent that's true. Alas, Middlesbrough defender Seb Hines is heading into his own net. Hines' own goal proved to be the winning goal for [.

2012 Olympics: Canada get the bronze as they beat France, 1-0

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Canada completely outplayed by France in the second half managed to score an extra time goal by Diane Matheson following a scramble for the ball in front of the box. Before that heartbreak, France had peppered the Canadian goal with a plethora of shots, one that unluckily hit the upright, with the rest sailing over the crossbar.

Olympics: Great Britain 0-2 Canada – GB Women Sent To Coventry By Superior Canadians (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Great Britain's women fell at the first knockout hurdle at the City of Coventry stadium on Friday night, losing to Canada in the quarter-finals.

The 2-0 scoreline was a fair reflection of a game in which the hosts struggled to replicate their match-winning performance against Brazil just days before.

team mates

Chelsea duo Frank Lampard and David Luiz in half-time bust-up

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Chelsea team-mates Frank Lampard and David Luiz had to be separated as they clashed at half-time in last night's Europa League match against Rubin Kazan. Luiz was held back by Yossi Benayoun possibly the world's worst candidate for a bouncer while goalkeeper Petr Cech stepped in to make sure Lampard didn't take things [.

Nigerian prostitutes offer ‘a week of free sex’ if national team wins African Cup of Nations

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Nigeria's Africa Cup of Nations squad will be offered a week of free sex if they bring the trophy home. An organisation representing the country's sex workers says Chelsea star Victor Moses and his team-mates will be entitled to freebies for a week providing they win the tournament. Jessica Elvis, national secretary of the [.

Abby Wambach

Pia Sundhage steps down from US Women's national team

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Pia Sundhage returns to Sweden

Caught in the midst of angst and anxiety of Arsenal getting on board with scoring, comes the news of Pia Sundhage's stepping down as US Women's national team coach over the weekend. She joined in 2007 in one the lowest points in team history, the 4-0 loss to Brazil in the World Cup semi-finals following a huge conflagration between Greg Ryan and Hope Solo which resulted in the US goalie's dismissal.

The 2012 Olympic Games: Womens Football – The Semi-Finals

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After one-and-a-half sensational semi-finals, I feel like a killjoy. Despite the wonderful football played – at least as much by the losers as the winners – my thoughts were of refereeing decisions at Old Trafford; of penalties given (to the United States) and not given (to Canada); of yellow cards not shown (to Abby Wambach).

U.S. Beat New Zealand 2-0, Advance to Semis

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The U.S. Women's National Team will advance to the Olympic semi-finals after defeating New Zealand 2-0 in Newcastle on Friday.

Goals from Abby Wambach and Sydney LeRoux combined with Hope Solo's third consecutive shutout punched their ticket to the next round, where they will face either Canada or Great Britain.

Japan

POTD : U-20 USA Women’s Team Indebted To Japanese Hospitality

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It has been a marvelous three weeks for the Under-20 Women's football teams in Japan, more so for the teams that have gone on to progress to the semi-finals of the tournament. The USA Women's team, who defeated a resilient North Korean side last week, will now face Nigeria in the semi-finals in Tokyo tomorrow while Germany take on Japan.

Video: Olympics Football 2012 Mexico v Japan Goals

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2012 London Olympics Semi-finals Mexico vs Japan

The 2012 Olympic Games: France & Japan Light Up Wembley

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There has been quite a lot written over the last few days on the subject of the Olympic Games and its various interactions with association football. A lot of this in particular the hand- wringing chip wrapper fodder about how the behaviour of competitors over last couple of weeks has somehow 'shamed' our national game but there is perhaps a grain of a point to be made about the different feeling that Olympic football has had about it in comparison with the standard, bread and butter that we usually imbibe to the point of intoxication.

United States Women vs Canada Olympics Semifinal- Gamethread

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The US Women face Canada in the Semi Finals of the 2012 London Olympics today at 11:45 AM Pacifc on NBC Sports Network (Comcast 626, 603 on DirectTV). The United States has come under scrutiny for the Canadian's claim that their set piece defense is illegal, which is just a precursor to the excuses issued for yet another Canadian loss to the US.

US Women Face Canada in Olympic Semifinal Monday

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Game time is 1:45 pm, the game is being broadcast live on NBC Sports. And yes, Ladue graduate Becky Sauerbrunn (2nd from left) is excited as are her teammates.

Yes, we are excited to be in the Olympic semi-finals... twitter.com/beckysauerbrun...

- Becky Sauerbrunn (@beckysauerbrunn) August 5, 2012

The semifinal between France and Japan is at 11:00 am on NBC Sports.

Olympics: Women’s Football Semi-Finals – USA vs Canada, France vs USA, Hope Solo & Sophia Schmidt

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Today marks an important day in the Olympics Women's Football competition as the semi-finals are slated to be played out between the USA and Canada (what a rivalry!) and France and Japan. In a recent interview Canada's Sophie Schmidt admitted she knew deep down that they would beat Great Britain to advance to the semis of the tournament.

Olympics 2012 Soccer – Japan, France and US reach semis

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Japan will see France in the chars's football semi-finals after vanquishing Brazil, while the United States too serve after defeating New Zealand. HTTP://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/image/62017000/jpg/_62017863_62017857.jpg

Junho de 2012

Jogo 0418/2012 - Eurocopa - Alemanha 1x2 Itália

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Mais um jogo da Eurocopa, foi realizado no dia 28/06/2012, na cidade de Varsovia-POL, onde jogaram as seleções da Alemanha (3º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Itália (12º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Copa do Mundo
2006Dortmund04/07/2006 GER0:2 a.

Jogo 0406/2012 - Arab Nations Cup 2012 - Arábia Saudita 4x0 Kuwait

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O primeiro jogo da Arab Nations Cup 2012, foi realizado no dia 22/06/2012, na cidade de Ta´if-KSA, onde jogaram as seleções da Arábia Saudita (101º no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do Kuwait (93º no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias copa do mundo
2006Riyadh03/06/2005 KSA3:0 (1:0)KUW Third stage2006Kuwait City30/03/2005 KUW0:0KSA Third stage1998Kuwait City17/10/1997 KUW2:1 (0:1)KSA Second stage1998Taif14/09/1997 KSA2:1 (1:1)KUW Second stage1994Taif18/05/1993 KSA2:0 (1:0)KUW First stage1994Kuala Lumpur05/05/1993 KUW0:0KSA First stage1982Kuwait City07/12/1981 KUW2:0 (1:0)KSA Final round1982Riyadh04/11/1981 KSA0:1 (0:0)KUW Final round

Copa Asiática
2000Beirut24/10/2000 KUW2:3 a.

Liverpool

Liverpool Youth Join U21 Premier League

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Starting with the NextGen U19 European competition last season, the past year has seen a widespread and increasing focus on youth development and providing a platform for young players to further improve their games and bridge the gap between youth and first team football.
Now, the Premier League has revealed that for the coming season the fractured reserve league system in England will largely take a back seat to a new U21 Premier League consisting of the 23 clubs—17 from the EPL and six from the Championship—whose academies qualify for Category One status.

Tottenham Consider Shock Move For Liverpool Youngster

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There is a belief that Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is keen to secure the services of the 17-year-old and would be prepared to make a substantial offer of around £7million for the teenager.
Liverpool would certainly want to keep hold of Sterling who cost just £600,000 when he made the move from QPR as Rodgers is believed to be a fan of the exciting young winger.

The Rest

Divisi Utama Semi Finals Face Low Crowds

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Indonesian football moves in mysterious ways. After the nonsense between PSS and PSIS which ended 3-2 to one of the teams with all the goals being own goals, and Persis refusing to travel to Samarinda to play Pusamania we are finally coming to the end of the Divis Utama.

The dates and venue were announced for the semi finals.

Chelsea boss Rafa Benitez expects to be blamed for fixture pile-up

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Chelsea's interim manager Rafa Benitez has joked that he expected the club's supporters to blame him for their current fixture congestion. The Blues have a busy run-in. They have been playing fixture catch-up for most of the season after a trip to the Club World Cup and a run to the semi-finals of the Capital [.

United States Women defeat Germany 1-0 to win U-20 World Cup

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By BRYAN ROBISON

Just days after falling to the German club 3-0 in the group stage of the tournament, the United States shocked Germany 1-0 on Saturday to win the U-20 World Cup in Tokyo, Japan. Kealia Ohai scored her second goal of the tournament late in the first half, which proved to be the game-winning goal.

POTD : USA’s Hope Solo Enjoys A Gold Medal-Worthy Cappuccino

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After the United States women's team downed Japan 2-1 to win the gold medal at the Olympics Women's Football Final on Thursday night, goalkeeper Hope Solo found the time to grab a specially created cappucino today in between doing media interviews in London. The prospect of meeting the press usually involves copious amounts of caffeine (as Mesut Ozil would tell you) and in Hope's case, she would've probably needed it after a night of hard partying!

The 2012 Olympic Games: The Mens Semi-Finals

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South Korea dominated the early stages of their men's Olympic football semi-final against what Jonathan Pearce summed up perfectly as "a higgledy-piggledy mess" of a Brazil side. This led to the fleeting prospect of a South Korea v. Mexico final. And, as those two sides met at Newcastle in one of the tournament's direst games, it was just as well the prospect was only fleeting.

Tottenham Move Close to Signing Brazil Striker Leandro Damião: The Daily EPL

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Anyone who had watched yesterday's semi-finals in the Olympic men's soccer tournament would have walked away being incredibly impressed by the performances of Mexico and Brazil. Both teams deservedly won their matches and will now feature in the...

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Neymar misses an absolute sitter for Brazil. Cursed by British boy?

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Brazilian sensation Neymar is quite possibly the biggest football name at the London 2012 Olympics. Given his flamboyant flicks and eye-catching invention with the ball, it's easy to see why the world's biggest clubs are buzzing around him like a bee over spilt Tango. The stick-thin prodigy failed to add to his endless showreel of [.