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The toughest road to the World Cup

Published: October 4, 2017

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From high altitude to high quality, South America qualifying is the hardest. It’s long, perilous and packed with the world’s top talent in the world’s toughest stadia, as those who have experienced it explain.


FIFA reject Leicester’s appeal over Adrien Silva transfer

Published: October 4, 2017

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Leicester City have a $33.2 million player that can’t play until January. The Foxes signed Portuguese international midfielder Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon on transfer deadline day back on Aug. 31, or so they thought.


Steven Gerrard to manage Liverpool U-19s in UEFA Youth League

Published: September 8, 2017

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Steven Gerrard will get his first taste of European management this fall. Liverpool named Gerrard as the head coach of the Liverpool Under-19 squad that will take part in the UEFA Youth League, a UEFA Champions League-style competition for youth teams of the clubs taking part in the main tournament. Like the senior side, Liverpool’s U-19s will face Maribor, Sevilla and Spartak Moscow in the UEFA Youth League


2018 World Cup – who has qualified for the finals and who can get there

Published: September 3, 2017

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The qualifying process for the 2018 World Cup, which began on March 12, 2015, is reaching its climax.  So far, five nations have booked their


Deschamps says “future will say” if Mbappe’s PSG move a good one

Published: August 30, 2017

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Ex-Monaco boss and current France national team manager Didier Deschamps says Kylian Mbappe is indeed staying in Ligue 1. It’s been widely-reported that the 18-year-old Monaco star will go on loan to Paris Saint-Germain with an agreement that the Parisian club will buy the player after the season. “He’s changing clubs but staying in Ligue 1,” Deschamps said Monday at France camp.


Why U.S. Soccer Is Forfeiting Revenue To Face Costa Rica At Red Bull Arena

Published: August 29, 2017

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Choosing a venue for a critical World Cup soccer qualifier is not an exact science, but math is definitely involved. U.S.


Russian hackers open medical data on Carlos Tevez, others at World Cup

Published: August 22, 2017

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Carlos Tevez, Juan Sebastian


Russia denies its World Cup stadiums are built with forced labor from North Korea

Published: August 4, 2017

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Russia has denied using forced labor from North Korea to build facilities for the World Cup in 2018, after U.S. lawmakers called for a probe into reports of workers from the country not only spotted at the stadium sites but also of North Korean migrants dying under mysterious circumstances in Russia. Russian ex-Sports Minister and head of the World Cup organisation committee Vitaly Mutko said the sport’s world governing body FIFA could attest to the legitimacy of the tournament preparations


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


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