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Czech soccer legend Masopust dies at 84

Josef Masopust, who led Czechoslovakia into the 1962 World Cup final and was considered the country’s greatest ever player, died on Monday after a long illness, his former club Dukla ...

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Brazil in turmoil after Copa debacle

It just keeps getting worse for Brazil’s national team. In its first chance to get over the humiliating World Cup elimination, Brazil disappointed again — dropping out of the Copa ...

Jun 28, 2015

Leandro leaving Kashiwa for reunion with Nelsinho at Kobe

Kashiwa Reysol striker Leandro is rejoining Vissel Kobe. The Brazilian made his intentions known following a 1-1 draw at Ventforet Kofu on Saturday night. “Today was my last game for Reysol,” Leandro said. “It’s been a good year and a half for me.” The ...

Kazu renews J. League oldest-scorer record again

Jun 28, 2015

Kazu renews J. League oldest-scorer record again

Iconic striker Kazuyoshi Miura renewed his own record as the J. League’s oldest scorer by hitting the winner for Yokohama FC on Sunday. “King Kazu” came on with 12 minutes remaining against Mito HollyHock in the J. League second-division game, and found the net ...

Paraguay eliminates Brazil from Copa America again

Jun 28, 2015

Paraguay eliminates Brazil from Copa America again

Paraguay beat Brazil 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw Saturday night to advance to the semifinals of the Copa America, handing the five-time world champions yet another disappointment a year after the humiliating World Cup elimination at home. Midfielder Everton Ribeiro ...

Reds wrap up unbeaten first stage

Jun 27, 2015

Reds wrap up unbeaten first stage

by Andrew Mckirdy

J. League first-stage champions Urawa Reds beat Albirex Niigata 5-2 on Saturday night to complete the opening campaign with an unbeaten record. Urawa went into the match at Saitama Stadium having already wrapped up the first-stage silverware the previous weekend, but the 2006 champions ...

Jun 27, 2015

Okazaki joins Leicester City

English Premier League club Leicester City on Friday announced the signing of Japan international striker Shinji Okazaki, subject to a work permit and international clearance. The 29-year-old Okazaki, who has scored 44 goals in 93 games for Japan, joins the Foxes from German Bundesliga ...

U.S. edges China, makes semis

Jun 27, 2015

U.S. edges China, makes semis

Carli Lloyd scored on a header in the 51st minute, and the United States beat China 1-0 Friday night to reach a semifinal against Germany at the Women’s World Cup. Hope Solo had her fourth straight shutout for the second-ranked United States, which has ...

Jun 26, 2015

FIFA official denied bail in extradition to U.S.

A Swiss court denied a request by a FIFA official arrested in Zurich last month to be released pending his extradition to the U.S. because he is considered a flight risk. The FIFA official, who wasn’t identified, has no close ties to Switzerland and ...

Jun 26, 2015

Maradona's father dies at age 87

The father of former Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has died in Buenos Aires. He was 87. Maradona confirmed the death of his father in an interview with television station C5N on Thursday. In Maradona’s words, his father “went in peace with the love ...

FIFA warns Wambach over criticism

Jun 26, 2015

FIFA warns Wambach over criticism

FIFA has issued a warning to U.S. forward Abby Wambach for comments she made about the officiating in a match against Colombia at the Women’s World Cup. During the match Monday in the knockout round, U.S. midfielders Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Holiday were issued ...