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Mar 23

Tahiti comeback breaks PNG hearts

Tahiti are a step closer to the Oceania play-off final after a 3-1 comeback victory over a courageous ten-man Papua New Guinea in Port Moresby.

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Mar 23

Motherhood & football a winning blend for Iceland’s skipper

FIFA.com hears from Margret Lara Vidarsdottir, Iceland’s EURO-bound captain and record scorer, on how a maternity break and motherhood has impacted on her football career.

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Mar 23

Chris Wondolowski thankful for call-up to national team (The Associated Press)

Chris Wondolowski didn’t have to travel far when he got the call to join the U.S. national team ahead of two key World Cup qualifiers. The U.S. will be playing Honduras on the home field of Wondolowski’s San Jose Earthquakes on Friday night as the Ame…

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Mar 23

Soccer: Brazil replace Gabriel Jesus with Firmino for Uruguay clash (Reuters)

Liverpool striker Roberto Firmino will replace Gabriel Jesus in the Brazil team to play Uruguay in Thursday’s crunch World Cup qualifier, coach Tite said on Wednesday. Firmino will replace the injured Manchester City striker to win his 13th cap in Mon…

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Mar 22

Around MLS: Houston’s Torres finds a groove under Cabrera (The Associated Press)

Erick Torres seems to have recaptured his old form now that he’s been reunited with coach Wilmer Cabrera. Known as Cubo, Torres has three goals this season for the Houston Dynamo. The Mexican striker had a breakout season under Cabrera back in 2014 w…

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Mar 22

Empty offices, wary lenders: China’s faltering bid for AC Milan (Reuters)

By Adam Jourdan and Elvira Pollina CHANGXING, China/MILAN (Reuters) – The paper trail for an $800 million bid by little-known Chinese investors for AC Milan, the seven-time European soccer champions, leads via Luxembourg, Hong Kong and a network of sh…

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Mar 22

Empty offices, wary lenders: China’s faltering bid for AC Milan (Reuters)

By Adam Jourdan and Elvira Pollina CHANGXING, China/MILAN (Reuters) – The paper trail for an $800 million bid by little-known Chinese investors for AC Milan, the seven-time European soccer champions, leads via Luxembourg, Hong Kong and a network of sh…

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Mar 22

Podolski gets perfect send-off with winning goal for Germany (The Associated Press)

Sometimes, there really is a fairy-tale ending. In his last international game in a 13-year career, Lukas Podolski struck a brilliant winning goal to sign off by giving Germany a 1-0 win over England in a friendly on Wednesday. England goalkeeper Joe…

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Mar 22

Aguero and Rojo return for Argentina against Chile (Reuters)

By Rex Gowar BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Sergio Aguero has been reinstated to the Argentina attack and Marcos Rojo will stand in for the suspended Ramiro Funes Mori in their critical 2018 World Cup qualifier against Chile at El Monumental on Thursday. M…

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Mar 22

Aguero and Rojo return for Argentina against Chile (Reuters)

By Rex Gowar BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Sergio Aguero has been reinstated to the Argentina attack and Marcos Rojo will stand in for the suspended Ramiro Funes Mori in their critical 2018 World Cup qualifier against Chile at El Monumental on Thursday. M…

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Mar 22

Soccer: Germany’s Podolski crowns farewell with stunning winner over England (Reuters)

Germany’s Lukas Podolski capped his international swansong with a sensational goal to give the world champions a 1-0 victory over England in a friendly on Wednesday. Podolski, who captained the team for the first time, could not have hoped for a more …

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Mar 22

At 0-2, Americans understand stakes in World Cup qualifying (The Associated Press)

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — – Michael Bradley sees no reason to keep harping on that 4-0 loss at Costa Rica four months ago. ”There is zero point in continuing to look back on that at the moment,” Bradley said. Bruce Arena’s U.S. squad gets a fresh s…

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Mar 22

Soccer: Scotland frustrated by Canada in 1-1 friendly draw (Reuters)

(Reuters) – Scotland were held to a 1-1 home draw against Canada in a friendly on Wednesday as Gordon Strachan’s struggling side warmed up for this weekend’s World Cup qualifier against Slovenia with another frustrating display. Only a spattering of fa…

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Mar 22

Brazil rebuilds after 7-1 debacle and aims high at World Cup (The Associated Press)

The last time Brazil’s national team won six World Cup qualifiers in a row, it went on to lift the trophy in 1970 in Mexico – its third of five titles. Coach Tite’s team is far from that level, and Neymar is not Pele. One thing is clear: after its bi…

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Mar 22

Hamburg coach Markus Gisdol extends contract by 2 years (The Associated Press)

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Bundesliga side Hamburger SV has extended coach Markus Gisdol’s contract by two years to 2019.

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Mar 22

Americans back in the Arena

USA enters crucial matches in CONCACAF’s Hexagonal round of Russia 2018 qualifying under the leadership of head coach Bruce Arena, who sits down with FIFA.com to talk about his second stint at the helm.

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