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Exclusive: Pies In Prague – Leicester Crash Out As Semi-Finals Take Shape On CEE Cup Day Three (Photos & Highlights)

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Day three, and Everton were in action against Hungarian side Gyori (Photo: CEE Cup/Facebook)

Well. We predicted something of a goal glut after day two's proceedings had drawn to a close, but nothing quite like this.

Day three of the Generali CEE Cup had more big scores than Abraham Lincoln banged on about at Gettysburg and sought to separate the would be-men from the already-are-boys in this proving ground of a tournament.

Exclusive: Pies In Prague – Sunburn, Shut-Outs And Six-Goal Pummellings On Opening Day Of CEE Cup (Photos & Highlights)

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Over the next week or two, Pies' man-in-the-field, Joseph Viney, will be in Prague to report in on the 2017 Generali CEE Cup – the annual international Under-19s tournament for club sides from Central and Eastern Europe (hence ‘CEE').

The View From Day One.

In its heyday, Prague's Strahov Stadium allegedly boasted a maximum capacity of anywhere from 220,000 to 300,000 once ram-packed to the rafters.

Pies In Prague: An Introduction To The CEE Cup, The Under-19s Tournament Featuring Starlet-Laden Sides From Everton, Burnley And Leicester City

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Over the next week or two, Pies' man-in-the-field, Joseph Viney, will be in Prague to report in on the 2017 Generali CEE Cup the annual international Under-19s tournament for club sides from Central and Eastern Europe (hence 'CEE').

The Premier League will be represented by academy sides from Everton, Burnley and Leicester.

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Africa Cup of Nations expands to 24 teams for 2019

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Rabat (AFP) – The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations will expand from 16 to 24 teams and be staged in June and July, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Thursday.

The tournament has traditionally been held in January and February, with the timing of the tournament a source of frustration to European clubs forced to release players in the middle of the season.

Air-conditioned Qatar World Cup stadium ready

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Doha (AFP) – With a little under 2,022 days until the Qatar World Cup kicks-off, the tiny yet hugely ambitious Gulf state will officially unveil the tournament’s first completed venue on Friday.

The Khalifa International Stadium - complete with the much-talked-about cooling technology that was central to Qatar’s controversial bid for the World Cup - will host the country’s biggest domestic cup competition, The Emir Cup final.

Air-conditioned Qatar World Cup stadium ready

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Doha (AFP) – With a little under 2,022 days until the Qatar World Cup kicks-off, the tiny yet hugely ambitious Gulf state will officially unveil the tournament’s first completed venue on Friday.

The Khalifa International Stadium - complete with the much-talked-about cooling technology that was central to Qatar’s controversial bid for the World Cup - will host the country’s biggest domestic cup competition, The Emir Cup final.

Mexico, Jamaica drawn together in Gold Cup

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San Francisco (AFP) – Jamaica will get the chance to avenge their 2015 Gold Cup final defeat to Mexico after being drawn Tuesday in the same group as the holders for this year’s edition.

The Jamaicans were surprise finalists at the last tournament, upsetting the United States 2-1 in the semi-finals before eventually losing 3-1 to Mexico in the final.

Mexico, Jamaica drawn together in Gold Cup

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San Francisco (AFP) – Jamaica will get the chance to avenge their 2015 Gold Cup final defeat to Mexico after being drawn Tuesday in the same group as the holders for this year’s edition.

The Jamaicans were surprise finalists at the last tournament, upsetting the United States 2-1 in the semi-finals before eventually losing 3-1 to Mexico in the final.

DR Congo’s dancing footballers leave mark at Africa Cup of Nations

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Kinshasa (AFP) They may be out of the tournament, but the Democratic Republic of Congo's footballers will be forever remembered by Africa Cup of Nations fans for their dance moves on the pitch.

DR Congo players danced the "Fimbu" seven times at the CAN 2017 tournament in Gabon once for each goal scored as their supporters in the stands cheered with delight.

DR Congo’s dancing footballers leave mark at Africa Cup of Nations

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Kinshasa (AFP) They may be out of the tournament, but the Democratic Republic of Congo's footballers will be forever remembered by Africa Cup of Nations fans for their dance moves on the pitch.

DR Congo players danced the "Fimbu" seven times at the CAN 2017 tournament in Gabon once for each goal scored as their supporters in the stands cheered with delight.

Ghana target Africa Cup of Nations last-eight berth

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ghana can secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with a group game to spare if they beat Mali in Group D in Port-Gentil on Saturday.

Avram Grant's side, beaten on penalties by the Ivory Coast in the 2015 final, set themselves up nicely in this year's tournament by edging out Uganda 1-0 courtesy of an Andre Ayew spot-kick in their opening match on Tuesday.

Ghana target Africa Cup of Nations last-eight berth

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ghana can secure a place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations with a group game to spare if they beat Mali in Group D in Port-Gentil on Saturday.

Avram Grant's side, beaten on penalties by the Ivory Coast in the 2015 final, set themselves up nicely in this year's tournament by edging out Uganda 1-0 courtesy of an Andre Ayew spot-kick in their opening match on Tuesday.

Qatar World Cup stadium worker dies

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Doha (AFP) Qatar's World Cup organisers have announced that a worker employed in the construction of one of the stadiums for the 2022 tournament has died in a "work-related" incident.

It is the first time World Cup organisers in Qatar have announced a work-related death in regard to the tournament.

Qatar World Cup stadium worker dies

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Doha (AFP) Qatar's World Cup organisers have announced that a worker employed in the construction of one of the stadiums for the 2022 tournament has died in a "work-related" incident.

It is the first time World Cup organisers in Qatar have announced a work-related death in regard to the tournament.

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Schedule of UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 tournament on US TV and streaming

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ESPN’s presentation of UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 from The Netherlands will kick off Sunday, July 16, with the hosts facing off against Norway at Noon ET on ESPN3 and streaming live on the ESPN app. A second match from Group A will stream at 2:45 p.m. ET as Denmark takes on Belgium. All 31 matches of UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 will air live on the ESPN networks, with the group stage, quarterfinals and semifinals streaming on ESPN3 and the ESPN app, with the final airing from Enschede on ESPNU on Sunday, Aug.

Schedule of UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 tournament on US TV and streaming

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ESPN’s presentation of UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 from The Netherlands will kick off Sunday, July 16, with the hosts facing off against Norway at Noon ET on ESPN3 and streaming live on the ESPN app. A second match from Group A will stream at 2:45 p.m. ET as Denmark takes on Belgium. All 31 matches of UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 will air live on the ESPN networks, with the group stage, quarterfinals and semifinals streaming on ESPN3 and the ESPN app, with the final airing from Enschede on ESPNU on Sunday, Aug.

United States

Julian Anderson with United States U15 team at tournament in Italy

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Midfielder was one of 20 players chosen for the trip

Philadelphia Union Academy midfielder Julian Anderson is currently away in Italy with the United States U15 team for the 2017 Torneo delle Nazioni.

Anderson, of Ocean Township, N.J., came off the bench for the U.S. in their first game of the tournament on Tuesday in the 64th minute.

Could the U.S. be the new home of Copa America?

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The traditionally South American tournament may make a permanent move to the States.

ESPN Deportes yesterday reported that the strong possibility exists that the Copa América would be played quadrennially in the United States. This would be a huge development, meaning that CONMEBOL and CONCACAF would finally have a regularly scheduled tournament between the Western Hemisphere's two confederations.

McGann, United States U17s team win tournament in France

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The United States' U17 team overcame a 2-1 halftime deficit to win the 44th Mondial Football de Montaigu tournament in France on Monday afternoon.

Philadelphia Union Academy defender Rayshaun McGann won his second trophy with a U.S. youth international team on Monday afternoon when the U.S.

Copa América Centenario 2016 tournament draw live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

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The biggest soccer tournament on American soil since the 1994 World Cup sets its match-ups tonight in New York.

The tournament itself won't kick off until June 3, but fans in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere can start dreaming tonight about the actual specific games at the Copa América Centenario, a special edition of South America's championship to commemorate the tournament's 100th anniversary.

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New CCL rules keep the Sounders spot in 2018

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We have a little more clarity on the 2018 CONCACAF tournament.

We finally have a little clarity on when and how the Seattle Sounders will participate in CONCACAF Champions League. After winning MLS Cup, the Sounders received one of the four automatic bids. They will be joined by FC Dallas (US Open Cup), Colorado Rapids (Supporters' Shield runner-up) and the New York Red Bulls (best record in the East).

CONCACAF Champions League qualification: MLS teams playing for 2019 spots this year

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Sounders are definitely in 2018 tournament.

CONCACAF made a somewhat confusing announcement on Monday about the future of their largest club tournament. Although the broad format was clear enough — Canadian and American teams will have five of the 16 spots in the 2018 tournament — the particulars of how those teams will qualify was less so.

New CONCACAF Champions League format eliminates group stage

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How the Seattle Sounders fit still in isn't entirely clear.

Starting in the Summer of 2017, the CONCACAF Champions League will contain 31 teams in a new format of dual tournaments. The first tournament will be contested between 16 clubs from the Caribbean and Central America. That winner will enter the second phase of the new CCL in 2018 competing against MLS, Liga MX and a selection of other CONCACAF clubs in a straight knockout tournament starting in February 2018 and ending in May of that year.

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Qatar prepares for 2018 and 2022 World Cups

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Doha (AFP) Qatar football officials are concerned right now with qualification for the 2018 World Cup finals, but preparations continue apace for the Gulf state's controversial hosting of the 2022 tournament.

Despite continued human rights and trade unions concerns over labour, a Swiss corruption investigation into the awarding of the tournament to the tiny Gulf emirate, switching the tournament from its traditional June and July to November and December because of the desert country's fierce summer, and a drop in oil prices hitting the country's energy-reliant economy, Qatar remains on schedule to host football's biggest tournament.

Qatar prepares for 2018 and 2022 World Cups

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Doha (AFP) Qatar football officials are concerned right now with qualification for the 2018 World Cup finals, but preparations continue apace for the Gulf state's controversial hosting of the 2022 tournament.

Despite continued human rights and trade unions concerns over labour, a Swiss corruption investigation into the awarding of the tournament to the tiny Gulf emirate, switching the tournament from its traditional June and July to November and December because of the desert country's fierce summer, and a drop in oil prices hitting the country's energy-reliant economy, Qatar remains on schedule to host football's biggest tournament.

Qatar looks to Airbnb to house fans in 2022

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Qatar World Cup organizers say they are considering using Airbnb to house some of the visiting soccer fans during the World Cup finals in 2022.

Hasan al-Thawadi, general secretary of Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the body overseeing the organization of the tournament, said market demands could mean the room-sharing service being used in six years' time.

Qatar looks to Airbnb to house fans in 2022

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Qatar World Cup organizers say they are considering using Airbnb to house some of the visiting soccer fans during the World Cup finals in 2022.

Hasan al-Thawadi, general secretary of Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the body overseeing the organization of the tournament, said market demands could mean the room-sharing service being used in six years' time.

EURO 2016

SBI Euro 2016 Preview: Group F

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Portugal had an easy trip qualifying for Euro 2016, andnow they now look to have an easy path to the tournament's knockout stages.

Cristiano Ronaldo and company have what would be considered the weakest of the six groups in the recently expanded tournament, giving the side a chance to build momentum and show well at a major international tournament after disappointing in the last three.

Everything you need to know about this summer’s Euro 2016 competition

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We're just a few months away from the soccer tournament of the year: Euro 2016, often touted as a sign of things to come in the World Cup which usually follows two years later, Euro 16 brings together the best of top flight European football for four weeks of excitement and action rarely seen in the continent's numerous domestic leagues.

Everything you need to know about this summer’s Euro 2016 competition

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We're just a few months away from the soccer tournament of the year: Euro 2016, often touted as a sign of things to come in the World Cup which usually follows two years later, Euro 16 brings together the best of top flight European football for four weeks of excitement and action rarely seen in the continent's numerous domestic leagues.

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Players to watch at the Copa America

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The 2016 Copa America will have no shortage of talent, as many of the world's best players take the field in the U.S. this summer.

Featuring traditional powerhouses like Brazil, Argentina and Colombia, the South American tournament always features an abundance of talent.

Copa America clarifies extra time rules and more

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The 100th anniversary of Copa America is set to kick off in just three days, but there were still a few things that needed clarifying heading into the tournament.

The special edition of the tournament has long been scheduled to feature 16 teams (10 from CONMEBOL, six from CONCACAF), instead of 12, but several other rules changes have been confirmed ahead of the competition, including one in regards to the extra time format.

Copa America 2016: The Top Five Can’t-Miss Group Matches

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This summer's Copa America Centenario is expected to be the biggest soccer tournament on US soil since the 1994 World Cup. After the draw last week, excitement is already starting to build for this historic South American tournament, which is the most competitive tournament in the world.

With many of the biggest stars in world soccer including Neymar, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi expected to play, these are the five group games that I'm looking forward to the most:

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Seven storylines to catch you up on the 2017 U.S. Open Cup

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From Cinderella stories to pitch invaders, here's everything you need to know about the tournament thus far.

Through three rounds of action, the U.S. Open Cup has left supporters with countless storylines to follow. Noise complaints, winning streaks by amateur teams, obscure CBA rules—the tournament is off to a memorable (and chaotic) start.

England seals first U-20 World Cup crown with win over Venezuela

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For the first time in FIFA's U-20 World Cup 40-year existence, England was crowned the tournament's champion.

The Three Lions edged an inspired Venezuela, 1-0, at Suwon World Cup Stadium early Sunday morning. An even bout from the first whistle, Sunday's match offered a handful of opportunities for both sides.

“This is who we are” – The USMNT U-20s aim for identity

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (May 11, 2017) US Soccer Players - The USMNT U-20s have gathered in Japan for their final preparations for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup. The tournament kicks off for the Yanks on May 22 with a tricky-looking matchup against Ecuador (4am ET - FS1).

Waiting on the Gold Cup

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Regardless of how CONCACAF fills in the rest of the Gold Cup schedule, we already know one thing. The Confederation doesn't seem to have a lot of interest in altering the tournament. Even after the success of the Copa Centenario and rumors about joint qualifying, a World Cup bid for the region, and changes to international soccer CONCACAF chooses to press on.

USA vs. France 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch SheBelieves Cup online

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The USWNT visits RFK Stadium with the SheBelieves Cup on the line

The U.S. women's national team faces France tonight at RFK Stadium for the final game of the SheBelieves Cup. The USWNT currently sits a point behind France and is tied with England, who will play Germany at 4pm. The United States need a win to have a chance at winning the tournament for the second straight year, and an England win earlier that day could jeopardize their shot.

Reserves Weekly – VGH Cup Winners, Derby Defeat & Ravel’s Return?

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Sparkasse & VGH Cup Winners

United's under-19s travelled to Germany last week for the Sparkasse & VGH Cup, a 5-aside tournament which spanned across 4 days.

With the youngest squad there, United won the trophy in extraordinary circumstances. Goalkeeper Moutha-Sebtaoui received an injury on the last day of the tournament, meaning outfield players keeping goal in true 5-aside style for the final few matches.

Delaware and Rider punch tickets to NCAA tournament

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Conference tournament wins on Sunday ensured the greater Philadelphia region a rooting interest in the Big Dance

Delaware erased an early 1-0 deficit and came back to beat William & Mary and avoid a third straight defeat in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament final in Hempstead, New York on Sunday.