World Cup

FIFA

John Oliver describes Blatter and Putin as a ‘vortex of concentrated evil’ [VIDEO]

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FIFA and Sepp Blatter were the topics yet again for a segment on the hit HBO show 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.'

During Sunday night's show, John Oliver tackled the topics of Sepp Blatter and Vladimir Putin standing on the stage together at the FIFA World Cup preliminary draw, and Jeffrey Webb paying for his $10 million bond with a Ferrari, 10 properties and 5 Rolex watches.

John Oliver describes Blatter and Putin as a ‘vortex of concentrated evil’ [VIDEO]

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FIFA and Sepp Blatter was the topic yet again for a segment on the hit HBO show 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.'

During Sunday night's show, John Oliver tackled the topics of Sepp Blatter and Vladimir Putin standing on the stage together at the FIFA World Cup preliminary draw, and Jeffrey Webb paying for his $10 million bond with a Ferrari, 10 properties and 5 Rolex watches.

FIFA plays its waiting game

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FIFA politics continues as usual with the organization pushing its presidential election to the end of February. Read More

International football

World Cup 2018: England Face Scotland, Wales Meet Republic Of Ireland As Qualifying Draw Throws Up Mouth-Watering Clashes

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By Alan Duffy

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The EURO 2016 qualifying campaign is yet to finish but already plans for afoot for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. On Saturday afternoon, the draw was made for the qualifying stages with some intriguing combinations thrown up.

Most fascinating of all is Group F, which sees England go head to head with Scotland.

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.

Fox Sports

Where to find the World Cup qualifying preliminary draw on US TV and Internet

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The draw for the preliminary qualifying rounds of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place live from St Petersburg, Russia on US television and Internet.

The draw will determine the qualifying rounds for confederations around the world, including UEFA (Europe), CAF (Africa), CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean) and other regions.

Where to find the World Cup qualifying preliminary draw on US TV and Internet

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The draw for the preliminary qualifying rounds of the 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place live from St Petersburg, Russia on US television and Internet.

The draw will determine the qualifying rounds for confederations around the world, including UEFA (Europe), CAF (Africa), CONCACAF (North America, Central America and the Caribbean) and other regions.

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.

World Soccer

World Soccer Talk Radio (7.24.15) Seamus Malin interview

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with legendary soccer commentator Seamus Malin.

Malin, who announced World Cup, USA and Cosmos games across networks including ABC, ESPN, CBS and others from the 1970s to the 2000′s, took a walk down memory lane to chat about the growth of soccer in the United States, his passion for Aston Villa, his memories of the original NASL as well as his opinions about the current USA Men's National Team squad and Jurgen Klinsmann.

World Soccer Talk Radio (7.24.15) Seamus Malin interview

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Listen to the latest episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring an interview with legendary soccer commentator Seamus Malin.

Malin, who announced World Cup, USA and Cosmos games across networks including ABC, ESPN, CBS and others from the 1970s to the 2000′s, took a walk down memory lane to chat about the growth of soccer in the United States, his passion for Aston Villa, his memories of the original NASL as well as his opinions about the current USA Men's National Team squad and Jurgen Klinsmann.

Global soccer power index: USA is a soccer power

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The US Women are FIFA World Cup champions! And, the USA is a world soccer power. In fact, only three countries are greater soccer powers than we are!

Dear America,

Know and accept this fact: not only is the United States the FIFA women's World Cup champions, we are also a world soccer power.

Gold Cup

Miguel Herrera and Mexico’s 2015 Gold Cup

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Though Mexico hasn't dominated at any point during the 2015 CONCACAF World Cup, that doesn't mean a coaching change is in order. Read More

The Gold Cup means it is show time for Jurgen Klinsmann and the USA

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Lots to think about coming into the Gold Cup

It is finally the moment of truth forJurgen Klinsmann. Well, almost. Klinsmann has spent the year since the World Cup (that one where the US got out of the group of death) tinkering with the US first team constantly, much to the annoyance of some USMNT fans.

Videos

The Aftermath (not presented by Dr. Dre)

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- Greg Seltzer

Girl Talk

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That is to say, champion girls. - Greg Seltzer

Women’s World Cup Final – The Best Bits: USA 5-2 Japan (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

An amazing 13-minute hat-trick from Carli Lloyd fired the USA to a deserved 5-2 win against Japan in the Women's World Cup final.

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The game was only three minutes old when the unmarked US captain fired home from a superbly worked corner from Megan Rapinoe.

Women’s World Cup – The Best Bits: Germany 0-1 England (Photos & Highlights)

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By Alan Duffy

England secured a historic third-place finish after narrowly beating Germany on Saturday night, courtesy of yet another Fara Williams spot-kick.

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Tinkerman Mark Sampson started with three centre-backs for the game, with Jo Potter dropping in alongside Steph Houghton and Laura Bassett.

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.

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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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.

Women's Football

New York Holds Ticker Tape Parade For Triumphant USA Women’s Football Team (Photos)

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By Alan Duffy

Fresh from battering Japan in the final of the 2015 Women's World Cup, the triumphant USA squad were rewarded with an incredible ticker-tape parade in New York. The UNSWNT became the first female sports teamto ever garner such a parade in NYCafter bagging their third world title.

USA vs Japan 5-2 Highlights Womens World Cup 2015 Carli Lloyd Goals Video

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England Women vs Germany 2015 Highlights World Cup Third Place Playoff 1-0 Williams Goal Video

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England Women vs Germany 2015 Highlights World Cup Third Place Playoff 1-0 Williams Goal Video is a post from Soccer Blogger. Follow Soccer Blogger on Twitter England Women vs Germany Women 2015 (England-Germany VIDEO BELOW) Final score and result:- England vs Germany 1-0 (Fara Williams) Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta- 4 July, 2015- Womens World Cup [.

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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Brazil

Dani Alves Claims Pep Guardiola Wanted To Coach Brazil At 2014 World Cup

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By Chris Wright

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"Pssst. Dani. Can I let you into a little secret?"

Dani Alves has revealed that Pep Guardiola had a secret yearning to take charge of Brazil for the 2014 World Cup and that his ex-Barcelona coach even drew up a comprehensive strategy to transformthe Seleção into world champions again.

22 Years, 6 Finals, 6 Defeats: Argentina Lose Another Final As Agonising Wait Continues

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Stars take to social media to celebrate U.S. women’s World Cup title

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A day after celebrating the United States' 239th birthday, patriotism was still running high for Sunday's Women's World Cup final between the U.S. and Japan. And after a 5-2 throttling by the Americans, several stars from athletes to entertainers and everyone in between took to social media to congratulate the victorious U.

USA vs. Japan, Women's World Cup final: U.S. earn third World Cup title in exciting 5-2 win

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A Carli Lloyd hat trick was just part of a stellar performance from the U.S., who broke their 16-year World Cup trophy drought.

Normally any recap that includes "Julie Johnston own goal" would spell trouble for the U.S., but not this time. This time, it's pretty much, "Own goal? It's fine," because in the end, the U.

Women's World Cup

Japan-USA Final!

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The Women's World Cup has been excellent, and the final is already highly anticipated to anyone that has followed the impressive growth of Women's Football over the last decade. Japan-USA is a repeat of the 2011 Final in Germany, when the Japanese took their first World Cup title winning 3-1 in penalties after 2-2.

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.

The Rest

England draw Scotland in 2018 World Cup qualification

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England have been drawn alongside Scotland in Group F of the European section of qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The draw for the...

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World Cup Bumps: D.C. United, Washington Spirit & Sundry Soccer Links for 24 July 2015

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FRIDAY FREEDOM KICKS!

D.C. United's Alvaro Saborio arrives with something to prove - Washington Times: There is "hope that Saborio is the missing link necessary for a prolonged post-season run."

D.C. United and Wells Fargo announce sponsorship agreement | D.

Italia 90 memories

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Clemente Lisi remembers the 1990 World Cup and what it continues to mean for the USMNT and American soccer. Read More

England’s lionesses clinch third place at Women’s World Cup with extra time victory over Germany

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England's lionesses clinch third place at Women's World Cup with extra time victory over Germany - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The England women's football team—known as the lionesses—celebrate with their third-place medals, following an historic first ever win over rivals Germany.

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.

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