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FIFA to consider changing rankings formula

Published: September 6, 2017

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FIFA is planning on evaluating its rankings system to keep from punishing teams who schedule more friendlies, and to keep from teams that schedule less friendlies from jumping into seeded positions for the World Cup. Despite leading its UEFA qualification group having played eight matches unbeaten, England dropped to 13th in the latest world rankings due to narrow losses to Germany and France, both in friendlies. Manager Gareth Southgate has made his opinion on the situation public, saying he will not stop scheduling friendlies simply to help the country’s ranking.


USMNT unfazed by murky World Cup status

Published: September 3, 2017

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Even after the U.S.


Rooney retires from England national team

Published: August 23, 2017

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Wayne Rooney made the announcement Wednesday, less than 10 months before what would have been his fourth World Cup.


Mourinho still looking to add other pieces

Published: July 10, 2017

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Man United correspondent Rob Dawson says Jose Mourinho is still actively targeting players despite having just landed Lukaku.


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


With powerful foes ahead, U.S. needs to step up its attack

Published: June 12, 2017

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Christian Pulisic can’t play alone.


Three key battles for U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Mexico

Published: June 10, 2017

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It may have been a throwaway comment at the end of a postgame interview by the precocious Christian Pulisic after a two-goal game. Heading into the USMNT’s rematch with Mexico at the Estadio Azteca, the U.S


Zinedine Zidane looking like a veteran at Madrid’s helm

Published: June 1, 2017

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Only 17 months into his first head-coaching job, Zinedine Zidane is one game away from winning his second Champions League title with Real Madrid. It would be an amazing feat for the former France great, who also helped Madrid win its first Spanish league title in five years, as well as the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup.


Burley: Hope for United, pressure on Chelsea

Published: April 16, 2017

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Trending: Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal lose 3-0 at Crystal Palace

Published: April 11, 2017

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