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Jun 23, 2015

Atletico Madrid to face Sagan Tosu on Asian tour

Atletico Madrid announced Monday they will play the J. League’s Sagan Tosu in a summer friendly in Japan as part of their Asian tour. The game will be held Aug. 1 at Best Amenity Stadium in Tosu, Saga Prefecture. Atletico were third behind Barcelona ...

U.S., England advance to quarterfinals

Jun 23, 2015

U.S., England advance to quarterfinals

Now that Alex Morgan has a goal, she doesn’t want to look back on the opportunities she’s missed. She wants to look forward to the goals to come. “I don’t remember the last goal I’ve had with this team,” said Morgan, who had been ...

Jun 22, 2015

JFA says search finds no record of World Cup payment

Japan found no record of any payment made to the South American confederation (CONMEBOL) during its bid for the 2002 World Cup hosting rights as alleged by a recent report from Spain, Japan Football Association president Kuniya Daini said Monday. Citing a former CONMEBOL ...

Jun 22, 2015

Report: Maradona to run for FIFA president

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona has decided to stand as a candidate for the FIFA presidency to replace Sepp Blatter, Uruguayan journalist and author Victor Hugo Morales has said. Morales said Maradona had told him of his intention when he called the former coach ...

Brazil beats Venezuela without Neymar

Jun 22, 2015

Brazil beats Venezuela without Neymar

Playing without suspended star Neymar, Brazil defeated Venezuela 2-1 Sunday in its final group game to reach the Copa America quarterfinals. Thiago Silva scored with a volley in the 9th minute off a perfect delivery from a corner by Robinho — Neymar’s replacement. Roberto ...

Jun 21, 2015

Nagatomo wants Inter extension

Inter Milan defender Yuto Nagatomo has made it clear that not only does he want to stay at the Serie A giants, he wants to sign an extension with the Nerazzurri. “I want to stay at Inter,” the Japan international said on Sunday after ...