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Classic Moments: Luis Suarez Makes ‘The Best Save Of The 2010 World Cup’ (His Words) To Send Ghana Packing

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By Chris Wright

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First of all, apologies are due as this was originally intendedto go out as an'On This Day' piece yesterday but yours truly completely bungled it. May the good Lord strike me asunder as penance for my sins.

Anyway, July 2nd not 3rd markedthe fifth anniversary of the dark and stormy day that Luis Suarez truly ascended to the upper echelon of global sporting pantomime villainy.

If you are not hella-nervous right now, please see a doctor.

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Just over five hours from now, the USWNT will take on top-ranked Germany for a place in the World Cup 2015 final. As usual, the team website has all the pertinent match facts ahead of this monster showdown. Except this one: while the US ladies trail Ze Germince 2-1 in World Cup clashes, they are also unbeaten in the last seven meetings between the two sides dating back to 2004.

On This Day In 2002: Record-Breaking Brazilians Lift Fifth World Cup Out In Japan (Video)

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By Martin Cloake

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On this very day in 2002, Brazil won a record-breaking fifth World Cup title by beating Germany 2-0 in front of 69,029 spectators at Yokohama's International Stadium.

Both goals were scored by Ronaldo, whose eight tournament goals secured him the Golden Boot and finally laid to rest the memory of his mysterious failure to turn up at the 1998 final in France.

On This Day In 2002: Hakan Sukur Scores The Fastest Goal In World Cup History (Video)

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By Martin Cloake

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11 seconds. That's all it took for Turkey's all-time top goalscorer Hakan Sukur to score the fastest goal in World Cup history on 29th June 2002.

The goal came in the third-place play-off as Turkey played co-hosts South Korea.

Let's dine on Chinese, shall we?

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A couple of nights ago, a couple of lady friends from Hong Kong were visiting and they turned my kitchen into a wan ton factory. Seriously, they had to have made at least a 100 dumplings. So I ate and ate homemade dim sum, and gosh, I felt like I was taking full advantage of my day. The USWNT needs to get into beast mode, starting ummmmm.

You are next, China.

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Yep, the USWNT did the business after halftime to shove aside Colombia on their way to the World Cup quarters. A rematch of the 1999 final with China will be played on Friday, with the winner heading to the final four. - Greg Seltzer

Summer Knockouts, Round 2

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The USWNT are set to battle Colombia (and antagonistic forward Lady Andrade) for a place in the World Cup quarterfinals. It is on like a jambon. - Greg Seltzer

On This Day In 1986: Diego Maradona Scores With The Hand Of God And The Feet Of A Genius (Video)

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"What hand of God? It was the hand of Diego, and it was like pickpocketing the English too."

It's 28 years ago today since one of the most iconic, or infamous – depending on your point of view – goals in the entire footballing pantheon.

The 1986 World Cup quarter-final between England and Argentina at Mexico's Azteca Stadium was watched by 114,580 spectators and a global TV audience of millions.

International football

Mundial Magazine Presents: Toto Schillaci At Italia ’90 – The Flame That Burned Twice As Bright

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By Naomi Accardi

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25 years ago, on Saturday 9th June in Rome's Stadio Olimpico, Italy were 75 minutes into a dour 0-0 against Austria. With the host fans restless and Gianluca Vialli and Andrea Carnevale unable to break the deadlock, Azzuri coach Angelo Vicini whistled to Salvatore Schillaci and told him to get warmed up.

Random Great Goals: Oktay Derelioglu Single-Handedly Destroys Belgium With An Absolute Whopper, 1997 (Video)

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By Chris Wright

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Thenames of several of the last greatTurkey squad of the late 90'swill forever be laser-etched in our memory: Hakan Sukur,Emre Belozoglu, Tugay Kerimoglu, Rustu Recber, Sergen Yalcin, YildirayBasturk, Alpay, etc, etc but sadlyOktay Derelioglu's just isn't one of them.

Women's Football

Women’s World Cup – The Best Bits: Japan 2-1 England (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

England suffered semi-final heartbreak late in the early hours of Thursday after losing 2-1 to Japan, courtesy of a last-minute freak own-goal.

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Mark Sampson's side started brightly, with Jodie Taylor going close early on.

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Japan vs England Women Highlights 2015 World Cup 2-1 Miyama Bassett Own Goal Video

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USA vs Germany 2-0 Womens World Cup Highlights 2015 Lloyd O’Hara Goals Video

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Women’s World Cup – The Best Bits: England 2-1 Canada (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

England made more history in the 2015 Women's World Cup on Saturday night, making it into the semi-finals for the first time ever after a 2-1 win against hosts Canada.

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Canada made a strong start, withMelissa Tancredifailing to most of a great early chance.

England vs Canada Women Highlights 2015 World Cup 2-1 Taylor Bronze Sinclair Goals Video

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Australia Matildas vs Japan 2015 Womens World Cup Highlights 0-1 Iwabuchi Goal Video

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China vs USA 2015 Womens World Cup Highlights 0-1 Carli Lloyd Goal Video

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Women’s World Cup – The Best Bits: France 1-1 Germany (4-5 Pens) (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

Despite outplaying Germany for long periods of this Women's World Cup quarter-final clash, France simply couldn't finish the job, with wastefulness in front of goal culminating in a spot-kick defeat.

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Les Bleues started superbly, with playmaker Louisa Necib missing a sitter.

Germany vs France 2015 1-1 Womens World Cup 5-4 Highlights Penalties Lavogez Miss Video

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Women’s World Cup: Japan Combine To Score Magnificent Team Goal Before Conceding Absolute Howler (Videos)

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By Chris Wright

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The quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup have shaped up nicely, with the last eight offering up some enticing grudge clashes between China and the USA, Germany and France, andEngland's date of destiny withthe hosts, Canada.

Women’s World Cup – The Best Bits: Norway 1-2 England (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

England secured their first-ever Women's World Cup knockout stages victory after a hard-fought 2-1 win against Norway.

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The Norwegians dominated the first-half, with Karen Bardsley saving from Isabell Herlovsen and Ada Hegerberg.

USA vs Colombia 2-0 Highlights Womens World Cup 2015 Morgan Lloyd Goals Video

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Norway vs England Women 2015 Highlights World Cup 1-2 Lucy Bronze Goal Gulbrandsen Houghton Video

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Women’s World Cup: Classy France Net Three Silky Team Goals On Way To Beating South Korea (Video)

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By Alan Duffy

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France set up a heavyweight quarter-final clash with Germany at the Women's World Cup after cruising to victory against South Korea.

While the Germans and fellow tournament favourites USA have the power to win the tournament, Les Bleues definitely possess the poise, as their three goals against the Koreans highlighted.

Germany vs Sweden 4-1 Womens World Cup Highlights Sasic Mittag Marozsan Goals Video

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United States Men's National Team

Absolutely essential Women’s World Cup Op-Ed(s) on Hope Solo and turf and weird scheduling from trusted dude who does not follow soccer or women’s sports

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Futfanatico's editorial board notes that Elliott Turner is on injured reserve, so we go this guest column from an anonymous but totally respected "Sports Dude" who has a nationally syndicated radio show. Thus, you can trust everything written here.

Hey there, sports fans. I know that I don't normally speak, write, or care for soccer or Women's sports.

Grading a busy month for US National Teams

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Charles Boehm looks at the play of the USMNT at U-20, U-23, and senior level and grades the overall performance of the program. Read More

Women's World Cup

10 best Women’s World Cup goals so far

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With four teams remaining in the 2015 Women's World Cup, we're quickly coming close to the end of the tournament. Looking back over the past several weeks, there have been quite a number of spectacular goals throughout the tournament.

We compiled our list of the 10 best goals from throughout the tournament.

10 best Women’s World Cup goals so far

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With four teams remaining in the 2015 Women's World Cup, we're quickly coming close to the end of the tournament. Looking back over the past several weeks, there have been quite a number of spectacular goals throughout the tournament.

We compiled our list of the 10 best goals from throughout the tournament.

Serbia

Serbia are Under-20 World Champions! Five key players in the Serbia U20 World Cup 2015 win

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Paid Their Dues: Paunović and Serbia win U-20 World Cup

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The ex-Philadelphia Union striker and current Serbia U-20 manager is now a World Cup champion.

The Serbian U-20's defeated the Brazilian U-20's 2-1 earlier this morning to win the U-20 World Cup. Nemjana Maksimovic's goal in the 118th sealed the fate of the Brazilians, who hadn't conceded a goal since the seventh minute of their match against Hungary in the second match of the group stage.

Brazil vs Serbia U20 World Cup 2015 Final Highlights 1-2 Pereira Mandic Makismovic Goals Video

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The Rest

Freedom Kicks: USA, Women's World Cup, D.C. United, and US Open Cup links for Thursday, July 2, 2015

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Soccer? Go!

Who says that the summer is the slow season for soccer? There is madness all around!

Michael Bradley named as USA captain for the CONCACAF Gold Cup | FOX Sports: The passing of the torch has finally come, with Bradley taking over so Dempsey can focus on his "playing duties.

Your USWNT line-up v. Germany

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The USWNT goes with a packed midfield tonight. Do note this makes Wambach and Leroux scary bench weapons. 1-Solo, 4-Sauerbrunn, 10-Lloyd (c), 11-Krieger, 12-Holiday, 13-Morgan, 14-Brian, 15-Rapinoe, 17-Heath, 19-Johnston, 22-Klingenberg- Greg Seltzer

2015 World Cup: Time, TV, and streaming info for Saturday's quarterfinal games

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Time to find out who among Australia, Japan, England, and Canada will join the USA and Germany in the World Cup semifinals.

One semifinal of the 2015 Women's World Cup is set: it'll be the USWNT against Germany on Tuesday. Today, we'll see who makes it to the other semifinal.

First up you have Australia vs.

Soccer TV: FC Dallas vs Houston Dynamo

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FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo meet in the Texas derby as part of MLS Rivalry Week on Friday's soccer TV schedule. Read More

USA vs. Colombia 2015 World Cup TV/streaming, lineups, previews, and gamethread

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In the Round of 16 you win or you go home, and the USWNT doesn't want to go home just yet.

The Round of 16 is upon us, which means no messing around for the United States. Either you win and advance, or you lose and catch a flight home. Maybe there's extra time involved, or maybe it's cut and dry after 90 minutes, but at some point, someone will emerge victorious.

How America Should Fix FIFA

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How America Should Fix FIFA - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Over the past month, the United States Department of Justice has dramatically cracked down on corruption that has plagued FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, since the 1970s. In an early morning raid at a luxury hotel, Swiss police arrested sports executives attending the annual FIFA Congress, just days before the organization's elections were to be held at its headquarters in Zurich.

Soccer TV: DC United vs New England Revolution

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DC United hosts the New England Revolution on Sunday and the Women's World Cup and Copa America continue on the soccer TV schedule. Read More

Di Maria: World Cup changed me

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Angel di Maria has claimed that the World Cup could be to blame for his disappointing form at Manchester United last season.

The Angel Di Maria from before the World Cup and after the World Cup changed so much because we gave everything we had on the pitch. It was my happiest moment.