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Referees Stop Burma-Oman World Cup Qualifying Match

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Burma abandoned a World Cup qualifying match between the home team and Oman Thursday, after angry fans threw rocks and glass bottles at a referee and some of Oman’s players. Oman was leading 1-0 when the violence erupted. The Burmese fans turned unruly when a Japanese referee awarded a penalty kick to Oman. […]

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Japanese Women’s Football Team Makes Triumphant Return Home

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of flag-waving fans flocked to Tokyo’s Narita Airport Tuesday to welcome Japan’s women’s football players on their return home as the nation’s first World Cup champions. Fans waved and cheered as the players strode through the terminal wearing the gold medals they earned with an unexpected victory over the United States. The women stunned […]

U.S., Mexico Advance to Gold Cup Championship Match

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S and Mexican mens’s soccer teams will face each other in the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship match, after winning their respective semifinal matches Thursday at Houston’s Reliant Stadium. The U.S. edged Panama 1-0,with Clint Dempsey scoring in the 76th minute on a pass from teammate Landon Donovan. Freddy Adu set up the winning goal […]

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Football Star Ruud Gullit Dumped by Chechen Club

Posted June 14th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Two-time former world football player of the year Ruud Gullit has been fired by the club he coached in Chechnya, after another embarrassing loss dropped Terek Grozny’s record to three wins against 13 losses in the Russian Premier League. Club president Ramzan Kadyrov, who is also Chechnya’s controversial political leader, had set an ultimatum for […]

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U.S. Soccer Team Opens Gold Cup Campaign Against Canada

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Three days after a 4-0 trouncing by world football champion Spain in a friendly home match, the U.S. soccer team begins its Gold Cup campaign with a game Tuesday night in Detroit against Canada . The only time Canada has beaten the American men on U.S. soil was back in 1957. The Gold Cup is […]

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