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AFCON 2015: Why Algeria’s Yacine Brahimi can become Africa’s next big superstar

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Reading Between the Lines to Understand What Jurgen Klinsmann Really Means

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Since it appears that we are going to be stuck with Jurgen Klinsmann as the US Men's National Team manager for the foreseeable future, it seems prudent to get to the bottom of what the boss really means when he unleashes his well-worn contradictions.

If you've followed the USMNT since Klinsmann got the job in 2011, you know that very little of what the manager says can be taken at face value.

Reading Between the Lines to Understand What Jurgen Klinsmann Really Means

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Since it appears that we are going to be stuck with Jurgen Klinsmann as the US Men's National Team manager for the foreseeable future, it seems prudent to get to the bottom of what the boss really means when he unleashes his well-worn contradictions.

If you've followed the USMNT since Klinsmann got the job in 2011, you know that very little of what the manager says can be taken at face value.

10 Biggest Soccer Stories of 2014

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The year 2014 included many major soccer stories, talking points and controversies. Here's a list of 10 of the biggest stories to come out of the beautiful game during the past 12 months.

1. Germany Wins Fourth World Cup

The Germans triumph during this summer's World Cup came down to defense.

10 Biggest Soccer Stories of 2014

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The year 2014 included many major soccer stories, talking points and controversies. Here's a list of 10 of the biggest stories to come out of the beautiful game during the past 12 months.

1. Germany Wins Fourth World Cup

The Germans triumph during this summer's World Cup came down to defense.

Ronaldo, the World Cup, Hamilton Academical, Harry Kane – it’s Just Football’s end of year review 2014

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Just Football takes you through the thrills and spills of the 365 days just past with our end of year review 2014. Jonathan Fadugba,Andrew Schofield, Sarah McLean, Nick HarrisandJake Meadorpick out their outstanding players, teams and moments of the year gone by.

Netherlands Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen on ‘That’ Substitution And More

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You're your country's number one goalkeeper and it's the 121stminute of a World Cup quarter-final. The match is scoreless and the prospect of a penalty shoot-out seems inevitable.

You're mentally preparing for what's about to happen next when you glance at the fourth official on the sideline and see your number being held up.

Netherlands Goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen on ‘That’ Substitution And More

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You're your country's number one goalkeeper and it's the 121stminute of a World Cup quarter-final. The match is scoreless and the prospect of a penalty shoot-out seems inevitable.

You're mentally preparing for what's about to happen next when you glance at the fourth official on the sideline and see your number being held up.

FIFA’s Ethics And Principles Nothing Short of Disgraceful

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FIFA was back in the news this week, which almost always means a good hearty laugh followed by a sustained period of crying.

This week, we found out that the report conducted by American investigator Michael Garcia into the awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 World Cup to Qatar was, in fact, a practical joke.

FIFA President Sep Blatter Confirms 5th Consecutive Presidential Run

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Current FIFA President, Sepp Blatter has announced his bid for re-election, after first being elected as president of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association in 1998 Blatter has served four consecutive terms for the past 18 years. Although Blatter hinted that the 2014 World Cup in Brazil would be his last, he recently announced his return to the FIFA presidential candidacy Monday in a pre-recorded interview shown at the SoccerEx conference.

Premier League 2014/15: Four ways the World Cup will change the league completely

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In 2010, Spain passed their way to a World Cup victory – defeating the Netherlands 1-0 after extra time. For many in the footballing community, the result signalled the birth of a new tactical era, establishing possession as the primary currency of the sport.

Tony Meola Discusses USMNT, World Cup and MLS All-Star Game

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In April, World Soccer Talk interviewed U.S. Soccer Hall of Famer Tony Meola about his career and some of his thoughts on the U.S. Men's National Team's chances heading into the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

This week we spoke with Tony again, and he reflected on the USMNT's performances, as well as what it means for MLS and the MLS All-Star Game.

FIFA Generated $2 Billion Profit From 2014 World Cup In Brazil, Says Report

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From the 2014 FIFA World Cup, FIFA generated $4.4 billion in revenue and $2 billion profit, which are record numbers for the world soccer's governing body, according to a report by German business newspaper Handelsblatt.

The revenue figure of $4.4 billion is an increase from the $4 billion generated from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, whilst the profit remains at $2 billion, the same figure from four years ago.

The Post-Mortem: World Cup 2014 – Colombia

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The Post-Mortem concludes now on Just Football on a positive note. We've looked at the failures and flops, now what about one of the best? After a dazzling World Cup what does the future hold for Colombia, and is this the start of a new golden era?

The Worst Brazil Squad Ever: Assessing the 2014 World Cup Squad And Looking To The Future

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In my opinion, the squad that Luis Felipe Scolari chose to representBrazilat their own World Cup was the worstBrazilsquad ever assembled. What was supposed to be a sixth World Cup championship on home soil ended in utter humiliation and exposed an assortment of flaws and frailties. Here, I'll take a look at those who made it, and those who will hopefully be called up in future.

Colombia’s James Rodriguez Volley Against Uruguay Voted Goal Of World Cup 2014

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James Rodriguez strike against Uruguay has been voted Goal of the Tournament by over four million FIFA.com users, beating out Robin van Persie's header and Tim Cahill's volley for the top honor in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Twenty-eight minutes into their Round of 16 match, Colombian midfielder Abel Aguilar looped a header towards Rodriguez, whose back was to the goal, and with just two touches the 23-year-old blasted a strike past Uruguayan goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

The Post-Mortem: World Cup 2014 – England

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The Post-Mortem is a series on Just Football looking at a selection of (predominantly) non-performing teams at World Cup 2014 and analysing the future. What went wrong? Who's to blame?

The Post-Mortem: World Cup 2014 – Spain

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The Post-Mortem is a series on Just Football looking at a selection of (predominantly) non-performing teams at World Cup 2014 and analysing the future. What went wrong? Who's to blame?

Real Madrid

Snapshot: Real Madrid Add Club World Cup To 2014 Trophy Collection..

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By Alan Duffy

Champions of Europe Real Madrid became champions of the world on Saturday night after the Spanish giants defeatedArgentina's South American champions San Lorenzo courtesy of a 2-0 scoreline in the Club World Cup final in Morocco.

The goals came from Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale as Madrid bagged their fourth trophy of 2014, coming after the La Liga title, the Copa Del Rey and the European Super Cup.

Mexico’s Away Shirt For 2015 Looks Like Real Madrid: Leaked [PHOTOS]

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Photos of Mexico's away shirt for 2015 have been leaked on the Internet.

After Mexico wore its well-designed red away shirt during World Cup 2014, El Tri have returned with an equally impressive shirt for 2015 and the Copa America with a white shirt and fluorescent green trim.

At first glance, Mexico's new home shirt for 2015 looks like a Real Madrid jersey.

Mexico’s Away Shirt For 2015 Looks Like Real Madrid: Leaked [PHOTOS]

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Photos of Mexico's away shirt for 2015 have been leaked on the Internet.

After Mexico wore its well-designed red away shirt during World Cup 2014, El Tri have returned with an equally impressive shirt for 2015 and the Copa America with a white shirt and fluorescent green trim.

At first glance, Mexico's new home shirt for 2015 looks like a Real Madrid jersey.

Newcastle United

Newcastle Playing Just Like Holland In World Cup

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Daryl Janmaat played right back for Holland in the World Cup in Brazil and he had a good tournament, and he has already said he compares Alan Pardew with the greatLouis van Gaal in terms of abilities, and Daryl has gone a bit further today. Daryl Janmaat in action at West Brom Daryl compares the [.

Pardew – This Midfielder Can Become Leader At Newcastle

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Moussa Sissoko had a good World Cup for France in the summer, and he has been a good player and an automatic starter for Newcastle United ever since he arrived on Tyneside from Toulouse in January of 2013. Moussa Sissoko in action on Sunday And Moussa could have been the hero on Sunday, after Remy [.

Newcastle’s World Cup Legend Speaks Out

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We are kidding only a little bit, when we call Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul a World Cup legend, even though he only played a minute or so in normal time for Holland at the World Cup in Brazil, but his penalty shoot-out heroics for Holland against Costa Rica in the quarter finals was big news [...]

Newcastle Make New Bid To Land Alexandre Lacazette

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There are French reports tonight that Newcastle United have put in a new bid for 23 year-old Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette. Alexandre Lacazette Lyon striker open to move toNewcastle Newcastle have been interested in Lacazette for the last six months, and Newcastle certainly need a top striker brought in before the end of August.

Cabella Vows To Give Everything At Newcastle

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24-year-old French International winger Remy Cabella is back on Tyneside, and should play this weekend in the tournament to be held at Schalke 04, when we play Malaga CF on Saturday and then the hosts Schalke 04 on Sunday both games being held at theVeltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen, Germany Remy Cabella vows to give [.

Newcastle’s Attempt At Signing Playmaker Could Be In Jeopardy

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There was news over the weekend that Newcastle had moved in to try to sign play-maker Clement Grenier of Lyon, a top young player who has been made available by his French club. Clement Grenier can leave Lyon But there was also news that Arsenal could still fancy Grenier, and could go after the [...]

Did Newcastle Underestimate This Player By Letting Him Leave?

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Two years ago Alan Pardew had a good look at Fraser Forster during our pre-season games, before sanctioning a £2M move to Celtic, where he had been on loan the previous season and had played very well. Fraser Forster now worth £9M? In the two years since Fraser signed on at the Scottish powerhouse [.

Cabella And World Cup Stars Return To Newcastle

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Remy Cabella and Daryl Janmaat are expected to be joining up with their new Newcastle colleagues this week, after having a couple of weeks off after signing on at Newcastle, and they will both be taking part in the two games in Gelsenkirchen, Germany this coming weekend. Remy Cabella - under the Tyne Bridge Remy [.

Australian Manager Apologizes To Newcastle United

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When Australian manager Ange Postecoglou announced his squad for the World Cup, it did not include Newcastle's 21 year-old center-back Curtis Good, who had not recovered from a hip injury he had pickedup on March 4th, when he made his debut for Australia against Ecuador, and had a really good game according to the manager.

Germany

Mesut Ozil Believes He Has ‘Nothing To Prove’ To His Critics

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Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil believes that he has always been an easy target for criticism, since his early days in Germany.

Speaking tothe German news agencyDPA,the World Cup winner stated that he has 'nothing to prove' in regards to his critics.

Ozil faced some questions during his first season with Arsenal and has recently been the focus of heavy criticism from football pundits following lackluster performances at the beginning of the Gunners' 2014-15 Premier League campaign.

Top ten best things of the World Cup

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I guess after getting annoyed and writing a negative post on the bad things of the World Cup yesterday, I should write one of the best things of the World Cup, in my personal view. 10. Seeing friends and family during this World Cup: For me this World Cup was an excuse to travel and enjoy with friends and family, and I did so shamelessly.

Major League Soccer

Multiple Reports: Jermaine Jones Signs With MLS, Joins Revolution

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The Jermaine Jones - MLS saga is finally over. The 2014 USMNT World Cup star has signed with Major League Soccer, according to Alexi Lalas, who reported the news at halftime of today's Cascadia derby between the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers. After a blind draw, due to equaled interest between the Chicago Fire and New England Revolution, Jones ended up moving to Foxboro.

Candidates Who Could Replace Tim Howard During His Leave Of Absence

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While Tim Howard continues to play for Everton and spend more time with his family, there will be sizeable void in the United States Men National Team's defense in a very literal sense. Between the two back-up goalkeepers who traveled with the team to Brazil, and a few scattered amongst MLS and the English Premier League, the fight for a starting birth should become very interesting during the next year.

The SBI Show: Episode 153 (Talking MLS, Gedion Zelalem, and more)

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By IVES GALARCEP

After a three-week layoff, the SBI Show is back, and we have plenty to discuss in the first show after the 2014 World Cup.

Episode 153 of The SBI Show touches on a wide array of topics, from the World Cup, to the recent blockbuster signings in MLS, to the latest on Gedion Zelalem and Freddy Adu.

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AFCON 2015: Ghana expectations lower after World Cup heartbreak, but Avram Grant must still deliver

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The African Cup of Nations 2015 is here, and, as usual, we at Just Football are bringing you comprehensive coverage of the tournament and teams. As the countdown to the opening games this weekend continues, Prince Narkortu Teye takes a closer look at one of the favourites: Avram Grant's Ghana.

RoM raises £1605 for local charity

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The Republik of Mancunia 2013-14 season review and World Cup 2014 preview raised an incredible £1605 for the Trafford Macmillan Wellbeing Centre.

The country's best journalists, Manchester United supporting writers and football experts from around the world all contributed free of charge to ensure as much money as possible could be raised.

Ibra says…our pick of Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s best quotes

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If there's one thing you can count on from Zlatan Ibrahimovic, apart from a stunning goal here and there, it's his unpredictability you never know what epic soundbite is going to fall out of his mouth next.

Brazil’s ill-fated World Cup manager back in work… in Brazil!

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Luiz Felipe Scolari isn't the most popular man in Brazil right now, held accountable by a section of the nationalfans for the biggest demoralization of their national team in history. You surely don't need to bereminded of the game in question; a7-1 mauling by Germany, in their own World Cup.

Must-See Video: Chronicling the USMNT’s return from Brazil

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