Top five conclusions: Montenegro 1-1 England

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1. Crowd trouble at an England match and the English supporters are nothing but bewildered spectators. How times have changed. 2. Nothing signifies an ultimately disappointing draw is on the horizon quite like an early England goal. 3. Given Joe Hart's propensity to find touch with such regularity, he might have been the man to [.

Rare Good News For Persija Fans

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Following discussions yesterday, Jakarta police have given permission for Persija's home game with newly crowned champions Sriwijaya to go ahead at the Bung Karno Stadium on Sunday with spectators present.

Let's hope the game passes off peacefully.

Persija striker Bambang Pamungkas won't be lining up for the home team.

Major League Soccer

USA Faces Jamaica Tuesday in World Cup Qualifier

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The U.S. Men's National Team's 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match against Jamaica on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, has sold out. Nearly 24,000 spectators will be on hand to watch the U.S. at the home of Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew, marking the fifth sellout for MNT matches played at the stadium.

La Garde

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Since my first game in Montréal versus the Chicago Fire on March 17th 2012 I have been struck and moved by the powerful support we get from our fans. It was my second game as a professional, so you might have thought I would have gotten over the nerves of playing in front of a large crowd. Only a week earlier, I had my debut as a second half sub versus the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Stade Saputo set for MLS debut

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MLS's newest soccer-specific stadium is about to be unveiled.

Having played their first six games of the season at Olympic Stadium, the Montreal Impact are on the brink of officially opening the doors to a renovated Stade Saputo tonight when they host the Seattle Sounders. The stadium can hold more than 20,000 spectators, and each seat is likely to be filled on what should be a memorable night for Montreal fans.

North American Soccer League

Minnesota Stars Tie Again, are Now on 8 Match Winless Streak

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Déjà vu. That may have been what spectators of the Minnesota Stars game may have been thinking after Saturday nights 1-1 tie with NASL league leading San Antonio Scorpions. Just like last weeks match against Edmonton, the Stars had a strong first half, going ahead of their opponent 1-0. And just like last week, Minnesota's [.

NASL Week 12: A Look Back

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The San Antonio Scorpions were minutes away from walking out of St. Petersburg, Fla. with a big 2-1 victory that would have ensured they stayed in first place atop the NASL standings.

Unfortunately for them, the Tampa Bay Rowdies ruined those plans.

The Rowdies scored twice in the final few minutes of their dramatic match with San Antonio, and they claimed a 3-2 victory that seemed improbable to the 2,559 Rowdies fans that endured the rainy conditions at Al Lang Stadium on Saturday night.

English Premier League

Goodbye Luka. Remember The Good Times

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Luka, goodbye and good luck. I'll only remember the good times, and they were rich, plentiful and sweet.

The finest midfielder to wear the shirt since Gascoigne, on his day he made the team hum with energy and purpose. He was the link between defence and attack, taking the ball from the toes of the back four and looking up, always looking up.

What are the motivations of top level footballers?

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Amid Robin van Persie's transfer from Arsenal to Man Utd and Luka Modric's imminent move away from Spurs to Real Madrid, questions are again to be raised over what exactly motivates footballers and the choices they make. The life of a top level footballer seems pretty surreal – taken out of school early to end up being paid hundreds of thousands of pounds to play a game two times a week in front of thousands of spectators with their lives lived in the glare of the paparazzi, it's hardly your average life.

Video of Figo’s stunning goal

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Over the weekend fans got to see some of their old idols take to the pitch again as Real Madrid's legends squared off against a Manchester United legends side. Sixty-thousand spectators were on hand to witness Real Madrid's 3-2 win over the Red Devils, and were lucky enough to see a stunning goal from Portuguese legend Figo.


U-20 Women’s World Cup: Germany Down USA 3-0, Norway Advance To Quarter-Finals

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The Norwegian girls made it to quarter-finals of the U-20 Women's World Cup yesterday, cementing their position as the tournament's surprise package. Admittedly, they felt a little dispirited after their opening defeat to South Korea last week, but fought hard in their 4-1 victory over the Argentinians yesterday.

USA Women’s Soccer Team Wins Olympic Gold Medal [PHOTO]

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The USA women's soccer team has won the gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics. The American women were victorious after defeating Japan 2-1 in regulation time in front of a record crowd of over 80,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium ...

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2012 Olympics: Japan defeat France, 2-1 in semi-final

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Sepp Blatter was around to see his fondest dream of seeing women playing in "tighter shorts". Yes, he really did say that as a way of attracting more male spectators amongst many of his other pearls of wisdom.

The match underscored the importance of having a good goalie and in Miho Fukumoto, the Nadeshiko had theirs.

Euro 2012

Latest Results – Ballatelli win for Italy – Through to Final Euro 2012

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FT Germany 1 2 Italy half-time (0 2) referee : spectators : Stéphane Lannoy (France) 55,540 match details : 20′ [0 - 1] M. Balotelli 36′ [0 - 2] M. Balotelli 37′ M. Balotelli 61′ L. Bonucci 84′ D.D. Rossi 89′ T. Motta 90′ M. Özil (pen.) [1 - 2] 90′ M. Hummels [...]

Spain slip past Portugal in shootout before Cristiano Ronaldo even takes a penalty

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The 120-minute long Euro 2012 semifinal match between Spain and Portugal was roughly equivalent to watching someone slowly get a needle jabbed in their eye while a stadium full of spectators quietly did the wave to keep themselves distracted. But the shootout that followed managed to leave an even larger void -- more specifically a Ronaldo-sized void -- than everything that preceded it.

Several ways to make Spain matches more exciting

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Four years of Spain's tiki-taka passing and possession heavy domination has left many football fans (excluding all Spain supporters, of course) bored with the foregone conclusion that is their success. But while spectators and opponents often forget that a bit of egalitarian belief and discipline can, at times, get a result against Spain (see: the U.

Alonso Double Spain 2 – 0 France Match Details – Euro 2012

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Quarterfinals Donbass Arena June 23 FT Spain 2 0 France half-time (1 0) referee : spectators : Nicola Rizzoli (Italy) 47,000 match details : 19′ X. Alonso [1 - 0] 31′ S. Ramos 42′ Y. Cabaye 76′ J. Menez 90′ X. Alonso (pen.) [2 - 0] statistics : shots on target : 3 [...]

Germany 4 v 2 Greece – Anglea Merkel Scores – Euro 2012

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Quarterfinals PGE Arena Gdansk June 22 FT Germany 4 2 Greece half-time (1 0) referee : spectators : Damir Skomina (Slovenia) 38,751 match details : 14′ G. Samaras 39′ P. Lahm [1 - 0] 55′ [1 - 1] G. Samaras 61′ S. Khedira [2 - 1] 68′ M. Klose [3 - 1] 74′ [...]

Rooney sends it home at the Donbass Arena – England 1 – 0 Ukraine Euro 2012

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Group D Donbass Arena 23:48 June 19 FT England 1 0 Ukraine half-time (0 0) referee : spectators : Viktor Kassai (Hungary) 48,700 match details : 48′ W. Rooney [1 - 0] 63′ A. Tymoschuk 73′ S. Gerrard 74′ Y. Rakitskiy 78′ A. Cole 86′ A. Shevchenko statistics : shots on target : [...]

Sweden 2- 0 France Match Detail Results – Ibrahimovic & Larrson score at Stadion NSK Olimpiyskiy

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Group D Stadion NSK Olimpiyskiy 23:43 June 19 FT Sweden 2 0 France half-time (0 0) referee : spectators : Pedro Proenca (Portugal) 63,010 match details : 54′ Z. Ibrahimovic [1 - 0] 68′ P. Mexes 70′ A. Svensson 81′ S. Holmén 90′ S. Larsson [2 - 0] statistics : shots on target [...]

Euro 2012 Match Details Portugal 2 – 1 Holland Results June 17th Ronaldo Strikes!

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Group B Stadion Metalist June 17 FT Portugal 2 1 Holland half-time (1 1) referee : spectators : Nicola Rizzoli (Italy) 37,445 match details : 11′ [0 - 1] R.v.d. Vaart 28′ C. Ronaldo [1 - 1] 51′ J. Willems 69′ R.v. Persie 74′ C. Ronaldo [2 - 1] 90′ J. Pereira statistics [...]

Match Details Greece 1 – 0 Russia at National Stadium, Warsaw

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Group A National Stadium, Warsaw June 16 FT Greece 1 0 Russia half-time (1 0) referee : spectators : Jonas Eriksson (Sweden) 55,614 match details : 45′ G. Karagounis [1 - 0] 61′ G. Karagounis A. Anyukov 69′ Y. Zhirkov 70′ A. Dzagoev 90′ J. Holebas P. Pogrebnyak statistics : shots on target [.

Racism at Euro 2012: A bold solution

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It is 2012 and race is still a factor in the world. This is not only sad, but also pathetic, as it appears rampant in a part of the world plagued by ethnic conflict for nearly a century.

The United States has struggled with the issue as well, though it was, for the most part, solved via the Civil Rights Movement.

Euro 2012: Why Uefa’s failure to deal with Holland racism is no surprise

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This article titled "Euro 2012: Why Uefa's failure to deal with Holland racism is no surprise" was written by Richard Williams, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 8th June 2012 09.51 UTC

Given an immediate opportunity to confront the most pressing off-the-pitch issue at the Euro 2012 finals, Uefa has blown it again.

Holland Players Racially Abused By Polish Fans In Krakow

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TweetDutch players were racially abused by a group of Polish fans during a training session in the city of Krakow hours after visiting Auschwitz concentration camp. Several of the Dutch players were subjected to vile monkey chants as they trained in Wisla Krakow's ground in front of 25,000 spectators in the tournament's first case of [.

Euro 2012: Manager denies working Republic of Ireland too hard

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This article titled "Euro 2012: Manager denies working Republic of Ireland too hard" was written by David Hytner in Gdynia, for The Guardian on Tuesday 5th June 2012 22.00 UTC

Giovanni Trapattoni has laughed off the suggestion from Aiden McGeady that the Republic of Ireland's players felt "jaded" because of the intensity of their Euro 2012 preparations by saying that the training camp in Montecatini was like a "holiday".

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Denmark needed these two men to avoid being knocked out by Germany

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Denmark's noble attempt to overcome their difficult group draw ended in disappointment as they lost 2-1 to Germany in their final Group B match, preventing them from advancing to the knockout rounds after taking four points in their matches against Portugal and the Netherlands.

Denmark kept the Germans at bay for much of the match, but an 80th minute Lars Bender goal ended the deadlock the Danish had been clinging to since Michael Krohn-Dehli equalized five minutes after Lu-Lu-Lu Lukas Podolski's 19th-minute opening goal.

Poor Spain Escape With A Point Against Italy

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Holders Spain, playing with six midfielders and no strikers, struggled to get into gear against a vibrant and well-organized Italy side that will be disappointed that they did not win the game.

Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque shocked everyone with a lineup that had no strikers, as Fabregas played up front between David Silva and Andres Iniesta.

The Rest

Video: Double dog pitch invaders at Galatasaray vs Aalen friendly

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You'll often find 'one man and his dog' in attendance at mid-season friendly matches... but it looks like the dogs might have actually outnumbered the human spectators at a recent Galatasaray friendly. The canine crowd decided to mount a pitch invasion, with two labradors bounding around the playing surface with glee.

Persib's New Stadium Taking Shape

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Without doubt Persib are one of the best supported clubs in the country. Yet they have woefully lacked a decent stadium to show off in front of their fans. Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung only holds about 22,000 while Jalak Harapat Stadium out in Soreang holds about 35,000 but is a bastard to get to and from.

Remember Us?

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After a three week layoff, the U.S. Women's National Team is back.

Rochester Welcomes the #USWNT!

With the summer's exploits still fresh in everyone's minds, the WNT will take the field in Rochester for the first time since standing atop the podium at Wembley. For the U.

Liverpool 1-2 Roma: Brendan Rodgers Reflects On A Memorable Night In Boston

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On Wednesday night at Boston's Fenway Park, 37,169 avid soccer spectators took in one of the most historic nights in the 100 year history of America's most beloved ballpark. Yawkey Way was packed over two hours before Liverpool and AS ...

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Upside: Strength of Football

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Their Words "It just proves the incredible strength of football, and most notably of the UEFA Champions League, whose thrilling games deliver the perfect show to stadium crowds and TV spectators. This is thanks in no small part to the great collaboration between UEFA and the clubs." UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino.

Open Training Session In Durban

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This opportunity was definitely not going to be missed. A once-in-a-red-moon chance to see our Manchester United Team in training – in the flesh! Time to perhaps experience our Club at work, rather than the fine veneer ‘on show' in a match. Tickets sold quickly, ours had been bought four weeks ago on the first morning of sales.

Pre-season double

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Saturday 14th July 2012

Roundwood Stadium, Green Lane, Rawmarsh

Two games for me yesterday as originally I was going to watch some American Football, then a noon kick off caught my eye between Parkgate and Rotherham United. Decision made and then it was a case to what to go and watch at 3pm - a good friend of mine Rob Hornby got in touch to say he was going to watch Glapwell v Shirebrook @ Clune Street in Clowne.

Fury Defeat Phantoms, 2-0

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While the Ottawa Fury have much to celebrate after their 2-0 win against the Seacoast United Phantoms on Saturday night, their opponents have to be disappointed with their current six game winless streak.

It's been a rough few weeks for the Phantoms. Among the favorites to win the Northeast Division after starting the season unbeaten in their first eight games (5-0-3), the Phantoms have gone cold at the worst possible time and are winless since June 16th, seeing their record plummet to 5-5-4 (19 points) and a drop in the standings from second to sixth place.

DTotD: Never ride a bike between two people passing a ball

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Riding your bike through a park on a sunny day is usually quite enjoyable, but riding your bike through the part of the park with goals and people passing a football around can have consequences. And the video above features those consequences.

A person on a bike attempts to cut through a kick around just as the ball was passed right in front of him.

Beat Frisco Week: Remember, They're NOT Spectators!

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Marketing is a difficult task for every business, organization and sports franchise. It takes skill to not only create interesting and appealing advertising, but executing the campaign is equally as difficult. Done well, it can change the fortunes of a company. Done wrong, it can make you the focus of ridicule from consumers.

Saturday mumblings

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Good morning from a vaguely overcast, but more specifically hungover Edinburgh. I imagine this weather would make for ideal marathon running, or it would at least be much more appropriate than the glaring heat of summer we experienced last weekend, but that would've been much less fun for us spectators, and we all know marathon running is really about the spectators.