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World Cup qualifying, one year out: Where things stand across the globe

Published: June 14, 2017

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With one year to go until the World Cup kicks off, we asked writers from around the world to summarise the state of qualifying play in


Report: Chinese investors aim to woo Newcastle United’s Ashley

Published: June 14, 2017

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has consistently claimed his club is not for sale, saying he won’t leave the helm without a trophy. He said he’s “wedded to the club” whether they like it or not, but apparently interest from China has him questioning his fidelity


Drogba scores, assists in USL debut with Phoenix Rising

Published: June 12, 2017

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It couldn’t have gone much better for the new player-owner as Didier Drogba enjoyed a dream start in the United Soccer League.


U.S. coach Bruce Arena calls up European-heavy roster for World Cup qualifiers

Published: May 28, 2017

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National team coach Bruce Arena has chosen a veteran 27-man roster for next month’s World Cup soccer qualifiers with Trinidad and Tobago as well as Mexico, with nine players coming off European clubs and six getting their first call-up of Arena’s six-month tenure as the U.S. coach. The U.S., fourth in the six-team CONCACAF standings four games into the 10-match qualifying tournament, will play the Caribbean team on June 8 in Commerce City, Colo., then fly to Mexico City for a showdown with the unbeaten group leaders on June 11


CONCACAF to ask FIFA to fast-track U.S.-led 2026 World Cup bid — sources

Published: April 10, 2017

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Historically, securing the right to host a World Cup has been a long, arduous process that involves significant travel, countless pitch


OTL: ‘Transparency’ a must for U.S. WC bid

Published: April 10, 2017

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Sam Borden joints Outside the Lines to preview the blockbuster WC bid between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.


WATCH: Champions League last 16 picks

Published: February 13, 2017

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The FC crew have their say about which sides will survive the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League.


FIFA approves World Cup expansion

Published: January 10, 2017

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The World Cup finals will feature 48 teams from the 2026 tournament. The FIFA Council unanimously decided on president Gianni Infantino’s revamp, with the new format comprising 16 groups of three teams in each


Marcotti: The gems of the international break

Published: November 10, 2016

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With crunch derbies and clashes of World Cup winners, Gab Marcotti explains why this international break should excite.


Thailand vs Australia to go ahead, but no joy permitted

Published: October 21, 2016

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Australian football fans must tone down their dress and resist chanting or any “joyful activities” if they want to support the Socceroos at their World Cup qualifier with Thailand next month. The Nov.


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