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Williams acknowledges pressure, league news ahead of Cup final, US-Netherlands friendly, more

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Entering final contract year, Sheanon Williams acknowledges pressure. MLS news ahead of Sunday's championship final. US to face Netherlands in June. More.

6 Potential Consequences of UEFA Pulling Out of FIFA

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You know things are bad in the FIFA house when even the normally vocal Sepp Blatter is keeping a ‘dignified' silence.

In retrospect, it was probably too much to expect FIFA to get its act together and publish a full and thorough review of Michael Garcia's report into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.

Moving the World Cup to Winter

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FIFA involved UEFA, FIFPro, and other stakeholders in a discussion over moving the 2022 World Cup to winter, but what does this mean? Read More

FIFA Hand Italian FA President Six-Month Ban For Alleged Racist Comments

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FIFA has imposed a six-month ban on Carlo Tavecchio, the president of the Italian Football Association, for an alleged racist comment he made in August. The sanction from the governing body means the 71-year-old is barred from holding any position with FIFA for six months, backdated to October 7th.

Sak backs Curtin, expects “significant” roster shakeup. USMT draws, USWNT WC qualification begins.

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Nick Sakiewicz backs Jim Curtin, promises "all the support and resources" needed to build after "significant" roster shakeup. League and National Team news. More.

European nations

UEFA Double Down On Promotion/Relegation: Pros and Cons of the Nations League

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Plans were rolled out this week for the UEFA Nations League — a new international league structure featuring promotion and relegation for European nations, and while it may sound like a political conglomerate, it's going to be a very real part of the soccer calendar come 2018.

Here's a look at the basic format the tournament will take, courtesy of Toby Moses of The Guardian:

• There will be four divisions, each containing 12-14 teams based on Uefa's coefficients.

UEFA Double Down On Promotion/Relegation: Pros and Cons of the Nations League

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Plans were rolled out this week for the UEFA Nations League — a new international league structure featuring promotion and relegation for European nations, and while it may sound like a political conglomerate, it's going to be a very real part of the soccer calendar come 2018.

Here's a look at the basic format the tournament will take, courtesy of Toby Moses of The Guardian:

• There will be four divisions, each containing 12-14 teams based on Uefa's coefficients.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid launch attack on UEFA over Man Utd legend Cristiano Ronaldo

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Real Madrid have launched an attack on UEFA president Michel Platini after he claimed the Ballon d'Or winner should come from the German World...

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UEFA Team Of The Year Shortlist Revealed; Bayern Munich Lead With 9 Nominations

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UEFA has revealed the40-man shortlist for its Team of the Year with German champions Bayern Munich leading the way with nine nominations. The nominees were determined based on their overall performances in European club football and international competitions. Thebest elevenwill be determined by fans via an online poll.

UEFA Team Of The Year Shortlist Revealed; Bayern Munich Lead With 9 Nominations

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UEFA has revealed the40-man shortlist for its Team of the Year with German champions Bayern Munich leading the way with nine nominations. The nominees were determined based on their overall performances in European club football and international competitions. Thebest elevenwill be determined by fans via an online poll.

Basel vs Real Madrid: Preview, Stats and Major Talking points

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Champions League: Basel vs Real Madrid

Real Madrid need to avoid defeat on Wednesday against Basle to guarantee a top spot in their group, and with their current red-hot form, it's hard to imagine anything else other than a win from Ancelotti's men.

English Premier League

Tottenham Charged by UEFA Over Pitch Invaders

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Tottenham have been charged by UEFA for the pitch invasions that caused their Europa League tie with Partizan Belgrade to be temporarily suspended.

Spurs' progress to the knockout stages was overshadowed on Thursday night by the teams being led off in the 41st minute after a third individual managed to slip onto the White Hart Lane pitch.

Tottenham Charged by UEFA Over Pitch Invaders

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Tottenham have been charged by UEFA for the pitch invasions that caused their Europa League tie with Partizan Belgrade to be temporarily suspended.

Spurs' progress to the knockout stages was overshadowed on Thursday night by the teams being led off in the 41st minute after a third individual managed to slip onto the White Hart Lane pitch.

Getting back to prominence in the Premier League

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With UEFA cracking down on the benefactor model, how does a club return to prominence in the Premier League? Read More

Premier League pricing, Guardiola opens up, farewell Big Boss and hello new Vélodrome

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Stefan Szyminski, joint author of Soccernomics/Why England Lose, the Freakonomics of football, believes Premier League ticket prices are merely keeping up with rising demand and are not therefore intrinsically overpriced, as many have argued.

"Most clubs are constrained by capacity and many games are sold out," he says in his webpage, "so extra demand is choked off by raising prices".

2014

UEFA BEST IDEAL XI TEAM 2014 CANDIDATES LIST

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UEFA BEST IDEAL XI TEAM 2014 CANDIDATES LIST

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Jogo 328/2014 - Amistoso - China 2x0 Macedônia

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 18/06/2014, na cidade de Shenyang-CHN, onde jogaram as seleções da China (103° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Macedônia (80° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
1872 Guangzhou 22/12/2010 CHN 1:0 (0:0) MKD
1872 Shanghai 29/01/2004 CHN 1:0 (0:0) MKD
1872 Shanghai 27/01/2004 CHN 0:0 MKD

China 2 - 0 Macedonia Sports Center Stadium 1 - 0 Yu Hanchao (57) 2 - 0 Gao Di (89)

Jogo 310/2014 - Amistoso - Eire 1x5 Portugal

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 10/06/2014, na cidade de East Rutherford-USA, onde jogaram as seleções da Irlanda (70° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção de Portugal (4°no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Eliminatórias Copa do Mundo
2002 Dublin 02/06/2001 IRL 1:1 (0:0) POR First stage
2002 Lisbon 07/10/2000 POR 1:1 (0:0) IRL First stage

Eliminatórias Continentais
1996 Lisbon 15/11/1995 POR 3:0 (0:0) IRL Group matches
1996 Dublin 26/04/1995 IRL 1:0 (1:0) POR Group matches

Amistosos
1872 Dublin 09/02/2005 IRL 1:0 (1:0) POR
1872 Dublin 29/05/1996 IRL 0:1 (0:0) POR
1872 Foxboro 07/06/1992 POR 0:2 (0:1) IRL
1872 Recife 25/06/1972 POR 2:1 IRL First stage
1872 Dublin 22/05/1949 IRL 1:0 POR
1872 Lisbon 23/05/1948 POR 2:0 IRL
1872 Dublin 04/05/1947 IRL 0:2 POR
1872 Lisbon 16/06/1946 POR 3:1 IRL

Mundial Sub-20
1991 Porto 14/06/1991 POR 2:0 (1:0) IRL First stage

Ireland 1 - 5 Portugal MetLife Stadium 0 - 1 Hugo Almeida
(2) 0 - 2 Richard Keogh
(20 Own goal) 0 - 3 Hugo Almeida
(37) 1 - 3 James McClean
(52) 1 - 4 Vieirinha
(77) 1 - 5 Fábio Coentrão
(83)

Jogo 308/2014 - Amistoso - San Marino 0x3 Albânia

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 08/06/2014, na cidade de Serravalle-SMR, onde jogaram as seleções de San Marino (207° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Albânia (66° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
1872 Serravalle 16/08/2006 SMR 0:3 (0:3) ALB

San Marino 0 - 3 Albania SOlimpico di Serravalle 0 - 1 Mërgim Mavraj (28) 0 - 2 Armando Vajushi (32) 0 - 3 Emiljano Vila (73)

Jogo 306/2014 - Amistoso - França 8x0 Jamaica

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 08/06/2014, na cidade de Villeneuve d'Asq-FRA, onde jogaram as seleções da França (17° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Jamaica (81° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
2011 Monterrey 24/06/2011 JAM 1:1 (1:0) FRA First stage

France 8 - 0 Jamaica Stade Pierre-Mauroy 1 - 0 Yohan Cabaye
(17) 2 - 0 Blaise Matuidi
(20) 3 - 0 Karim Benzema
(38) 4 - 0 Olivier Giroud
(53) 5 - 0 Karim Benzema
(63) 6 - 0 Blaise Matuidi
(66) 7 - 0 Antoine Griezmann
(77) 8 - 0 Antoine Griezmann
(89)

Jogo 304/2014 - Amistoso - Hungria 3x0 Cazaquistão

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 07/06/2014, na cidade de Budapeste-HUN, onde jogaram as seleções da Hungria (47° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do Cazaquistão (124° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções nunca jogaram:

Hungary 3 - 0 Kazakhstan Puskas Ferenc Stadion 1 - 0 Tamás Priskin (26) 2 - 0 József Varga (63) 3 - 0 Konstantin Engel (90 Own goal)


Jogo 303/2014 - Amistoso - Honduras 0x0 Inglaterra

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 07/06/2014, na cidade de Miami-USA, onde jogaram as seleções de Honduras (33° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Inglaterra (10° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções nunca jogaram:

Honduras 0 - 0 England


Jogo 302/2014 - Amistoso - Estônia 2x1 Tadjiquistão

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 07/06/2014, na cidade de Tallinn-EST, onde jogaram as seleções da Estônia (98° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do Tadjquistão (126° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções nunca jogaram:

Estonia 2 - 1 Tajikistan Tallinn Le Coq Arena 0 - 1 Dilshod Vasiev (61) 1 - 1 Siim Luts (89) 2 - 1 Hannes Anier (90 +2)


Jogo 301/2014 - Amistoso - El Salvador 0x2 Espanha

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi realizado no dia 07/06/2014, na cidade de Landover-USA, onde jogaram as seleções de El Salvador (68° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Espanha (1° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções nunca jogaram:

El Salvador 0 - 2 Spain Landover (USA) FedEx Field 0 - 1 David Villa (60) 0 - 2 David Villa (87)


Jogo 300/2014 - Amistoso - Camarões 1x0 Moldávia

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 07/06/2014, na cidade de Yaounde-CMR, onde jogaram as seleções de Camarões (56° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Moldávia (101° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções nunca jogaram:

Cameroon 1 - 0 Moldova Ahmadou Ahidjo 1 - 0 Edgar Salli (30)




Jogo 299/2014 - Amistoso - Bélgica 1x0 Tunisia

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 07/06/2014, na cidade de Bruxelas-BEL, onde jogaram as seleções da Bélgica (5° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Tunisia (42° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Belgium 1 - 0 Tunisia Stade du Roi Baudouin 1 - 0 Dries Mertens (89


Jogo 298/2014 - Amistoso - Argentina 2x0 Eslovênia

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 07/06/2014, na cidade de Buenos Aires-ARG, onde jogaram as seleções da Argentina (4° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Eslovênia (25° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções nunca jogaram:

Argentina 2 - 0 Slovenia Vespucio Liberti 1 - 0 Ricardo Álvarez (12) 2 - 0 Lionel Messi (76)


Jogo 297/2014 - Amistoso - Rússia 2x0 Marrocos

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 06/06/2014, na cidade de Moscou-RUS, onde jogaram as seleções da Rússia (19° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção do Marrocos (77° no ranking da FFIA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Amistosos
1872 Cochin 02/02/1985 MAR 0:1 (0:1) URS Second stage

Jogos Olímpicos
1972 Munich 03/09/1972 URS 3:0 (2:0) MAR Second stage

Russia 2 - 0 Morocco Lokomotiv Stadium 1 - 0 Vasili Berezutski (29) 2 - 0 Yuri Zhirkov (58)

Jogo 296/2014 - Amistoso - Polônia 2x1 Lituânia

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 06/06/2014, na cidade de Gdansk-POL, onde jogaram as seleções da Polônia (69° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Lituânia (106° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
1872 Kaunas 25/03/2011 LTU 2:0 (2:0) POL
1872 Faro 07/02/2009 LTU 1:1 (1:1) POL
1872 Belchatow 02/05/2006 POL 0:1 (0:1) LTU
1872 Ta'Qali 14/12/2003 POL 3:1 (2:1) LTU
1872 Olsztyn 24/09/1997 POL 2:0 (1:0) LTU
1872 Ostrowiec 15/03/1995 POL 4:1 (3:0) LTU
1872 Gornik-Brzeszcze 31/03/1993 POL 1:1 (1:1) LTU

Poland 2 - 1 Lithuania Gdańsk PGE Arena 0 - 1 Lukas Spalvis (44) 1 - 1 Arkadiusz Milik (59) 2 - 1 Robert Lewandowski (79 Pen.

Jogo 295/2014 - Amistoso - México 0x1 Portugal

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 06/06/2014, na cidade de Foxboro-USA, onde jogaram as seleções do México (20° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção de Portugal (4° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
Copa do Mundo
2006 Gelsenkirchen 21/06/2006 POR 2:1 (2:1) MEX Group matches

Amistosos
1872 Lisbon 06/04/1969 POR 0:0 MEX

Mundial Sub-20
2007 Toronto 05/07/2007 MEX 2:1 (0:0) POR First stage
1991 Lisbon 22/06/1991 POR 2:1 a.

Jogo 293/2014 - Amistoso - Grécia 2x1 Bolívia

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Mais um jogo amistoso, foi disputado no dia 06/06/2014, na cidade de Harrison-USA, onde jogaram as seleções da Grécia (12° no ranking da FIFA) e a seleção da Bolívia (67° no ranking da FIFA).

Antes desse jogo, as 2 seleções jogaram:
1872 Piraeus 13/05/1994 GRE 0:0 BOL

Greece 2 - 1 Bolivia Red Bull Arena 1 - 0 Panagiotis Kone (21) 2 - 0 Kostas Katsouranis (54) 2 - 1 Rudy Cardozo (70)

EURO 2016

Rock and roll…. The unflinching rise of the Gibraltar national team

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September 7, 2014 saw the Gibraltar national team play their first competitive fixture in their 91-year existence, a Euro 2016 qualifier against Poland, after more than a decade of battling to be officially accepted by UEFA.

UEFA Charge Albania and Serbia After Euro 2016 Qualifying Melee

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In the wake of Tuesday's fracas between Serbia and Albania, which was ignited whena GreaterAlbania flag wasflown by a droneover the Belgrade stadiumduring the Euro 2016 qualifying match, UEFAhas charged both national teams.

UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe, has opened disciplinary cases against the Serbian and Albanian football associations on the matter thatculminated to an on-field melee involving players and fans.

Sean O'Conor

Morocco out of Africa, no Barça for Pep & Blatter's loose tongue

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*Morocco's national team has been banned from January's 2015 African Nations Cup after their confederation withdrew last month from hosting the tournament in the light of the Ebola epidemic.

The African Confederation have punished one of the continent's top sides for pulling out at such a late date, leaving the cup in chaos.

Yesterday in brief

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  • Serbia's highly-strung Euro 2016 clash with Albania lasted 41 minutes after an Albanian drone (!) flying the nation's flag entered the stadium. Serbian defender Stefan Markovic grabbed the flag precipitating a brawl involving players and supporters. The two nations remain in dispute over Kosovo, a historically Serbian territory now populated by people of largely Albanian origin.

Manchester City

Proof Arsenal were ROBBED against Anderlecht!!

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There is more proof today, if Arsenal fans needed it, that the Gunners and probably every other English Premier League club get a raw deal from the Uefa referees in the Champions League. It happens too often and has been going on for too long for it to be a coincidence any more. A Metro [...]

UEFA Considers Men-Only Ban As Punishment For Racist Behavior

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UEFA may order clubs to allow only women and children into European matches as punishment for racist behavior by fans after deciding to take no action against CSKA Moscow for apparently having fans inside the closed stadium against Manchester City.

Some 200 to 300 people supporting CSKA were inside the stadium on Tuesday night but UEFA is satisfied the rules were followed.

Are new Champions League rules unfair on Arsenal and Premier League?

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We have heard complaints for years that Arsenal have had an unfair advantage when it comes to the Champions League draw at the start of each season. But that is no longer going to be the case as UEFA have changed the seeding system and from next year the top pot will consist of the [...]

The Rest

Some Quick Tips for Soccer Stadium Etiquette

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After decades of darkness, soccer has grabbed a solid foothold in the US. In recent times, more and more fans have grown enamored of the beautiful game. However, many have only seen the game on TV. They have questions about what to do and what not to do when going to games. Some harbor preconceived stereotypes and prejudices.