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Legendary USWNT goalkeeper Briana Scurry pushes for greater soccer diversity, recalls World Cup heroics

Legendary USWNT goalkeeper Briana Scurry pushes for greater soccer diversity, recalls World Cup heroics

[ad_1] Briana Scurry, the trailblazing 1999 Women’s World Cup soccer goalkeeper who saved the day, literally, for the United States in its riveting victory over China in the packed Rose Bowl 23 years ago, has helped lead the way for many changes for girls and women in sports. But one groundbreaking development has been slow …

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World Cup 2022 schedule – groups, calendar, match schedule, brackets, dates

World Cup 2022 schedule – groups, calendar, match schedule, brackets, dates

[ad_1] The World Cup 2022 schedule is locked in and there is so much to look forward to ahead of the tournament in Qatar in November to December. [ MORE: How to watch Premier League in USA ] From the USMNT facing England the day after Thanksgiving to Mexico and Argentina squaring off in the …

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Impatience of England fans means Gareth Southgate needs a result against Germany

Impatience of England fans means Gareth Southgate needs a result against Germany

[ad_1] England manager Gareth Southgate – ACTION IMAGES England face Germany in the Nations League on Tuesday evening with Gareth Southgate accepting they could benefit from another Munich moment. Given he has led England to a World Cup semi-final, to a European Championships Final, and has transformed the atmosphere around the team any substantive criticism …

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Blatter, Platini finally going to court in FIFA fraud trial

Blatter, Platini finally going to court in FIFA fraud trial

[ad_1] GENEVA (AP) — Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini’s 11-day trial on charges of defrauding FIFA starts Wednesday — finally bringing the epic downfall of soccer’s former world leaders into criminal court. The fallout from the case ousted Blatter ahead of schedule as president of FIFA and ended Platini’s campaign to succeed his former mentor. …

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Canada vs Panama match canceled in labor, equal pay dispute

Canada vs Panama match canceled in labor, equal pay dispute

[ad_1] Canada’s men’s national team refused to play a match Sunday against Panama amid strained labor negotiations with the nation’s governing body, as players seek to equalize match fees and share World Cup prize money with the women’s team. The game was called off just two hours before it was set to start at Vancouver’s …

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Canada-Panama match canceled amid spiraling World Cup bonus dispute

Canada-Panama match canceled amid spiraling World Cup bonus dispute

[ad_1] Photograph: Darryl Dyck/AP Canada Soccer’s interim general secretary Earl Cochrane looked down upon a sparsely populated ballroom in the foundations of Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium and tried to sum up the past two weeks for the national association. “What I think it says to the international community,” he observed, “is that we have an …

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USMNT's flaws, at striker and center back, remain unsolved

USMNT’s flaws, at striker and center back, remain unsolved

[ad_1] Jesus Ferreira struggled with Diego Godin and Uruguay in a friendly on Sunday in Kansas City. (Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) On the surface, 180 minutes of friendly soccer yielded plenty of positivity around the U.S. men’s national team this week. Two tests against World Cup participants yielded three goals …

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Wales qualify for first World Cup since 1958 after edging Ukraine in play-off final

Wales qualify for first World Cup since 1958 after edging Ukraine in play-off final

[ad_1] Gareth Bale celebrates after Wales’ victory (Reuters) The World Cup won’t feature the side most of the planet wanted. Far crueller things have happened to Ukraine this year but they were denied the expression of a nation’s identity and excellence that a place in the World Cup provides; denied, sadly, by one of their …

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