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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.

Germany’s Loew wants dopers named and shamed

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Germany manager Joachim Loew wants the names of any players caught doping to be made public, after Russian football was on Wednesday accused of tampering with urine samples.

A year before they host the World Cup, Russian football has come under the spotlight amidst fresh allegations of drug abuse.

Goal-king Klose helps nurture German hot-shots

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Miroslav Klose, the all-time top scorer at World Cup finals, is nurturing Germany’s latest crop of forwards - who all hope to emulate his goal-scoring prowess in the famous white shirt.

Germany face Mexico on Thursday in Sochi in the second semi-final of the Confederations Cup and Klose, now an assistant to coach Joachim Loew, has been passing on tips about how to unpick the Mexican defence.

Goal-king Klose helps nurture German hot-shots

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Miroslav Klose, the all-time top scorer at World Cup finals, is nurturing Germany’s latest crop of forwards - who all hope to emulate his goal-scoring prowess in the famous white shirt.

Germany face Mexico on Thursday in Sochi in the second semi-final of the Confederations Cup and Klose, now an assistant to coach Joachim Loew, has been passing on tips about how to unpick the Mexican defence.

Germany’s Timo Werner eyes Confederations Cup glory

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Ambitious Timo Werner is eyeing Confederations Cup glory with Germany and hopes his two goals against Cameroon are enough to see him start Thursday’s semi-final with Mexico.

The 21-year-old sealed the world champions’ 3-1 win in Sochi with a second-half brace by heading home Joshua Kimmich’s cross, then drilled in a second to calm German nerves just after Vincent Aboubakar netted Cameroon’s consolation goal.

Loew relishes Mexico test at Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Germany’s Joachim Loew said he is looking forward to facing Mexico on Thursday in the Confederations Cup semi-finals after the world champions pipped Chile to top spot in Group B.

The Germans play Mexico in Sochi for a place in next Sunday’s final in Saint Petersburg while Chile meet Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in the other last-four clash on Wednesday in Kazan.

Loew relishes Mexico test at Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Germany’s Joachim Loew said he is looking forward to facing Mexico on Thursday in the Confederations Cup semi-finals after the world champions pipped Chile to top spot in Group B.

The Germans play Mexico in Sochi for a place in next Sunday’s final in Saint Petersburg while Chile meet Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in the other last-four clash on Wednesday in Kazan.

Germany coach wary of Cameroon threat

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Joachim Loew remains wary of the threat posed by Cameroon as the Germany coach bids to maintain his decade-long record of reaching the semi-finals at major tournaments in the Confederations Cup on Sunday.

The world champions take on Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions at Sochi’s Fisht Stadium while Chile play Australia in Moscow in the final round of Group B games.

Germany coach wary of Cameroon threat

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Joachim Loew remains wary of the threat posed by Cameroon as the Germany coach bids to maintain his decade-long record of reaching the semi-finals at major tournaments in the Confederations Cup on Sunday.

The world champions take on Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions at Sochi’s Fisht Stadium while Chile play Australia in Moscow in the final round of Group B games.

Germany hope Liverpool’s Emre Can fit for Cameroon

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is Germany’s only injury concern for Sunday’s Confederations Cup match against Cameroon after a training knock.

The 23-year-old, who impressed in Thursday’s 1-1 draw against Chile, went down ahead of the German’s final Group B match in Sochi.

Germany hope Liverpool’s Emre Can fit for Cameroon

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is Germany’s only injury concern for Sunday’s Confederations Cup match against Cameroon after a training knock.

The 23-year-old, who impressed in Thursday’s 1-1 draw against Chile, went down ahead of the German’s final Group B match in Sochi.

Peralta seals Mexico’s comeback win over Kiwis in Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Striker Oribe Peralta hit Mexico’s winner in their 2-1 comeback victory over New Zealand on Wednesday to leave them on the verge of the Confederations Cup semi-finals.

After Leeds United striker Chris Wood gave the All Whites a shock first-half lead, second-half goals by Benfica’s Raul Jimenez and Peralta sealed the win.

Peralta seals Mexico’s comeback win over Kiwis in Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Striker Oribe Peralta hit Mexico’s winner in their 2-1 comeback victory over New Zealand on Wednesday to leave them on the verge of the Confederations Cup semi-finals.

After Leeds United striker Chris Wood gave the All Whites a shock first-half lead, second-half goals by Benfica’s Raul Jimenez and Peralta sealed the win.

Peralta seals Mexico’s comeback win over New Zealand in Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Striker Oribe Peralta hit Mexico’s winner in their 2-1 comeback victory over New Zealand on Wednesday to leave them on the verge of the Confederations Cup semi-finals.

After Leeds United striker Chris Wood gave the All Whites a shock first-half lead, second-half goals by Benfica’s Raul Jimenez and Peralta sealed the win.

Peralta seals Mexico’s comeback win over New Zealand in Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Striker Oribe Peralta hit Mexico’s winner in their 2-1 comeback victory over New Zealand on Wednesday to leave them on the verge of the Confederations Cup semi-finals.

After Leeds United striker Chris Wood gave the All Whites a shock first-half lead, second-half goals by Benfica’s Raul Jimenez and Peralta sealed the win.

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.

All Whites must be brave against Mexico at Confederations Cup: Hudson

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson says the All Whites must be brave against Mexico, knowing defeat on Wednesday will see them eliminated from the Confederations Cup.

Their 2-0 loss to hosts Russia in Saturday’s opening Group A match means Oceania champions New Zealand have now gone a record 10 games without a win at the tournament having left the 1999, 2003 and 2009 editions empty-handed.

All Whites must be brave against Mexico at Confederations Cup: Hudson

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson says the All Whites must be brave against Mexico, knowing defeat on Wednesday will see them eliminated from the Confederations Cup.

Their 2-0 loss to hosts Russia in Saturday’s opening Group A match means Oceania champions New Zealand have now gone a record 10 games without a win at the tournament having left the 1999, 2003 and 2009 editions empty-handed.

Osorio expects All Whites to show All Blacks spirit in Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio expects New Zealand’s footballers to show the same battling spirit as their nation’s rugby team in Wednesday’s Confederations Cup, Group A clash.

Mexico take on New Zealand in Sochi as firm favourites having held Euro 2016-winners Portugal to a 2-2 draw, while the All Whites lost 2-0 to Russia in their opening game.

Osorio expects All Whites to show All Blacks spirit in Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio expects New Zealand’s footballers to show the same battling spirit as their nation’s rugby team in Wednesday’s Confederations Cup, Group A clash.

Mexico take on New Zealand in Sochi as firm favourites having held Euro 2016-winners Portugal to a 2-2 draw, while the All Whites lost 2-0 to Russia in their opening game.

New Zealand face Mexico battle to stay alive in Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson says the All Whites must be brave against Mexico, knowing defeat on Wednesday will effectively end their Confederations Cup hopes.

Their 2-0 loss to hosts Russia in Saturday’s opening Group A match means Oceania champions New Zealand have now gone a record 10 games without a win at the Confederations Cup having left the 1999, 2003 and 2009 editions empty-handed.

New Zealand face Mexico battle to stay alive in Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson says the All Whites must be brave against Mexico, knowing defeat on Wednesday will effectively end their Confederations Cup hopes.

Their 2-0 loss to hosts Russia in Saturday’s opening Group A match means Oceania champions New Zealand have now gone a record 10 games without a win at the Confederations Cup having left the 1999, 2003 and 2009 editions empty-handed.

Socceroos boss glum after Germany defeat in Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – Australia head coach Ange Postecoglou cut a disappointed figure after their 3-2 opening Confederations Cup defeat to Germany, but expects the Socceroos to bounce back against Cameroon on Thursday.

Having been hammered 4-0 by Brazil in Melbourne last week in a friendly ahead of the tournament in Russia, Australia stumbled again, losing to the world champions, who fielded an inexperienced side on Monday in Sochi.

Youthful Germany squeeze past Australia Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – A youthful Germany side weathered a second-half fightback by Australia to open their Confederations Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over the Socceroos on Monday in Sochi.

Goals by Lars Stindl and Leon Goretzka, either side of a penalty by Julian Draxler, saw Germany home to leave them second in Group B behind Chile, who they face in Kazan on Thursday.

Youthful Germany squeeze past Australia Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – A youthful Germany side weathered a second-half fightback by Australia to open their Confederations Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over the Socceroos on Monday in Sochi.

Goals by Lars Stindl and Leon Goretzka, either side of a penalty by Julian Draxler, saw Germany home to leave them second in Group B behind Chile, who they face in Kazan on Thursday.

Youthful Germany squeeze past Australia in Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – A youthful Germany side weathered a second-half fightback by Australia to open their Confederations Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over the Socceroos on Monday in Sochi.

Goals by Lars Stindl and Leon Goretzka either side of a penalty from captain Julian Draxler saw Germany home to leave them second in Group B behind Chile, who they face in Kazan on Thursday.

Youthful Germany squeeze past Australia in Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – A youthful Germany side weathered a second-half fightback by Australia to open their Confederations Cup campaign with a 3-2 win over the Socceroos on Monday in Sochi.

Goals by Lars Stindl and Leon Goretzka either side of a penalty from captain Julian Draxler saw Germany home to leave them second in Group B behind Chile, who they face in Kazan on Thursday.

Germany expect tough Confed Cup start for inexperience side

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – World champions Germany will pit an inexperienced line-up against Australia in their Confederations Cup opener on Monday with striker Timo Werner anticipating a robust challenge from the Socceroos.

With an average age of just 24 years, four months, and a combined total of 179 international appearances, Germany have the most youthful squad of the eight Confed Cup teams.

Loew to blood Germany’s rising stars at Confederations Cup

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Sochi (Russia) (AFP) – World champions Germany head to the Confederations Cup with coach Joachim Loew looking to nurture his next generation of stars after leaving his top names at home.

With a year to go before the World Cup, Loew has given a host of key players the summer off and picked seven newcomers in his squad for Russia, which has a combined total of just 104 international appearances.

Moscow

The Winter Olympics, Empty Stadiums, and the Redrawing of...

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The Winter Olympics, Empty Stadiums, and the Redrawing of Russian Football History

ByDomm Norris

More so than any other nation across Europe, politics is a powerful beast in Russian society, and its influence has had a significant impact upon the way in which football has evolved throughout the post-Soviet era.

Russia 2018 Fifa World Cup: artist’s impressions of stadiums

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Russia 2018 Fifa World Cup: artist's impressions of stadiums

Sochi Winter Games 2014

Meet the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team

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The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially the XXII Olympic Winter Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, are scheduled to take place from 7 to 23 February 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Eighty-eight nations are sending athletes to the Winter Games but the U.S. has the largest delegation with a 230-member team.

Are there any athletes from your hometown on the list?

Everything You Need to Know About the Sochi Olympics

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Fast Facts about Sochi Winter Olympics

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Sochi - Considered the longest city in Europe (approximately 92 miles), Sochi is a resort destination in the Krasnodar Krai territory.This is the first time Russia will host the Winter Olympics; the Soviet Union (USSR) hosted the 1980 Summer Olympic Games in Moscow.

When:The Winter Games will be held February 7-23, 2014.

2014 USA Women’s Ski Jumping Team Named

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PARK CITY, Utah (Oct. 29) Women's Ski Jumping USA has named the athletes to represent the Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team this year on the World Cup and Continental Cup circuits. This season also marks the first time women will be competing in ski jumping in the Olympic Winter Games.

2014 Visa Women's Ski Jumping Team
(Teams determined by performance criteria and coaches' discretion).

The Rest

Sochi 2014: Ceremonia inaugural.

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Los XXII Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno, Sochi 2014 (Rusia), fueron abiertos con una imponente ceremonia inaugural en el nuevo estadio Fisht (uno de los estadios del Mundial 2018), ante 40.000 espectadores.
La fiesta comenzó a las 20.14 hs. (como el año) con el grito de una animadora: "¡Bienvenidos al centro del universo!

Die Stadien für die WM 2018

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Russland hat es geschafft. In einer Skandalwahl haben die Fifa-Funktionäre das Ausricherlandes zur Weltmeisterschaft 2018 gewählt und Tamtam, als wäre es eine große Überraschung gewesen, die WM 2018 geht nach Russland. Ob es eine gute Wahl ist oder nicht, wollen wir hier gar nicht beurteilen. Wir wollen uns nur mal ganz locker und leicht die [.