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Germany are so loaded they left Mario Gotze and Andre Schurrle off the World Cup roster

Published: May 15, 2018

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No one ever accused the Germany national team of possessing wistfulness. Die Mannschaft announced its provisional World Cup roster on Tuesday, and two names were noticeably absent — Mario Gotze and Andre Schurrle, the two men responsible for the goal that won Germany the World Cup in 2014. Gotze is just 25; Schurrle is 27.


Brazil’s Dani Alves ruled out of 2018 World Cup

Published: May 13, 2018

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May 12 (UPI) — Veteran defender Dani Alves will not be playing for Brazil during the 2018 World Cup. The Brazilian federation released a statement confirming Alves’ absence from the national team Friday. “The patient underwent a detailed examination and confirmed the initial diagnosis of an anterior cruciate ligament injury, which required surgical treatment,” the statement said


Soccer club Leeds to tour Myanmar amid ‘ethnic cleansing’

Published: April 25, 2018

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LEEDS, England (AP) — English soccer club Leeds has announced a tour next month in Myanmar, where the United Nations has described the country’s treatment of Rohingya Muslims as ethnic cleansing.


Chivas edges RBNY in CCL semi first leg (video)

Published: April 6, 2018

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Tyler Adams may well be the future of the United States men’s national team’s midfield, but he was very much a 19-year-old at Estadio Akron on Wednesday. The New York Red Bulls’ teen maestro’s mistake helped Chivas Guadalajara to a 1-0 CONCACAF Champions


China Just Banned Tattoos On Their Soccer Players, And It Could Cost Them

Published: March 27, 2018

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Taking the field against Wales last week, the Chinese men’s national team was a vision of ideological purity, albeit a patchy one. With long sleeves and skin-colored athletic tape covering their many tattoos, the players confirmed that the Chinese Communist Party’s new rules on who is television-worthy has reached the sporting world.


Clint Dempsey lose his cool again, gets VAR-confirmed red card for violent elbow

Published: March 20, 2018

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As a veteran, Clint Dempsey is supposed to be a wise player and a leader.


Digging into the USMNT roster

Published: March 20, 2018

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The United States men’s national team will roll young for this month’s friendly against Paraguay in Cary, North Carolina. Interim head coach Dave Sarachan named 17 players under the age of 24 for the match and that list does not include Christian Pulisic


Rebuilt USWNT gears up for World Cup qualifiers

Published: March 6, 2018

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The regional tournament to reach France 2019 isn’t until October, but the revamped U.S. women’s national team is still busy making progress.


Emery: No dispute between PSG and Brazil over injured Neymar

Published: March 2, 2018

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PARIS (AP) Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil national team officials are on the same page regarding Neymar’s injury, the French club’s coach said Friday. Neymar, who was signed by PSG for a world record 222 million euros ($260 million) from Barcelona last year, is set to undergo surgery on his injured right foot. PSG initially said the Brazil forward would not go under the knife, before announcing a day later that he would


Neymar surgery decision made by Brazil team doctor

Published: March 1, 2018

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Unai Emery admits the decision for Neymar to have surgery in Brazil was taken after a few days of consultation with the national team’s doctor.


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