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Injured Nagatomo skips Halilhodzic's first camp

Mar 23, 2015

Injured Nagatomo skips Halilhodzic's first camp

Injured Japan and Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo will not attend the national team’s first training camp under coach Vahid Halilhodzic, the Japan Football Association said Monday. Halilhodzic had named Nagatomo and two others who are not fully fit, so he could share his ...

Nadeshiko League raring to go in World Cup year

Mar 23, 2015

Nadeshiko League raring to go in World Cup year

by Kaz Nagatsuka

With the Women’s World Cup taking place in June, Japanese women’s soccer is entering a key year and hopes are high. The domestic Nadeshiko League gets under way this weekend across the nation, with the captains and managers of the 10 first-division clubs speaking ...

Suarez strike settles Clasico

Mar 23, 2015

Suarez strike settles Clasico

Luis Suarez scored the winning goal to give Barcelona a 2-1 win over title rival Real Madrid on Sunday in a back-and-forth “Clasico” between the Spanish League’s main title rivals. Suarez broke free from Madrid’s defense to restore Barcelona’s lead in the 56th minute, ...

Mar 22, 2015

Queiroz stopped from leaving Iran

Authorities stopped Iran coach Carlos Queiroz from leaving the country Saturday over accusations of an unpaid tax bill, an Iranian soccer federation official said. The travel ban was lifted later in the day after talks with tax officials. The former Real Madrid head coach ...

Mar 22, 2015

Man City blanks West Bromwich

Manchester City returned to winning ways in the Premier League on Saturday with a 3-0 home victory over West Bromwich Albion but the game was marred after the visitors had the wrong player sent off after only two minutes. City striker Wilfried Bony was ...

Mar 20, 2015

2022 World Cup final set for Dec. 18

The final match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played on Dec. 18, the country’s national holiday. FIFA spokesman Walter De Gregorio confirmed the date Thursday, but did not say when the tournament would start. The governing body’s executive committee prefers ...

Mar 20, 2015

France to host 2019 Women's WC

FIFA has picked France to host the Women’s World Cup in 2019. The FIFA executive committee awarded France the hosting rights over South Korea. FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced the decision Thursday, bringing the tournament back to Europe after Germany served as host in ...

Mar 20, 2015

Van Gaal says Man United last job

Dutch coach Louis van Gaal says he will retire from soccer at the end of his spell in charge of Manchester United. The 63-year-old van Gaal tells British newspaper The Daily Telegraph that “this is my last job. For sure. I have to pay ...