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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 ...

JFA chief Daini denies Japan paid for 2002 World Cup vote

Jun 21, 2015

JFA chief Daini denies Japan paid for 2002 World Cup vote

Japan Football Association chief Kuniya Daini has denied a report that claims Japan paid the South American federation (CONMEBOL) $1.5 million after it secured the rights to co-host the 2002 World Cup with South Korea. “I don’t think (that happened),” Daini told reporters at ...

Unbeaten Urawa Reds earn first-stage title

Jun 20, 2015

Unbeaten Urawa Reds earn first-stage title

Urawa Reds won the J. League first-stage title after drawing 1-1 against Vissel Kobe and stretching their record unbeaten run to 16 games on Saturday. Tsukasa Umesaki opened the scoring midway through the first half for Mihailo Petrovic’s men, who had to weather the ...

Neymar hit with ban

Jun 20, 2015

Neymar hit with ban

Brazil superstar Neymar was dramatically thrown out of the Copa America on Friday as Chile shrugged off the drunken-driving controversy surrounding Arturo Vidal to power into the quarterfinals. Neymar’s participation in the South American showpiece came to an abrupt end after a disciplinary hearing ...

Jun 19, 2015

Aguirre lands job with UAE team

Mexican Javier Aguirre has been named as the new coach of Al-Wahda, the United Arab Emirates-based club announced on Thursday. Aguirre has signed a one-year deal to replace the former Saudi Arabia striker Sami Al-Jaber, whose contract was not renewed. The 56-year-old Aguirre was ...

Jun 18, 2015

Japan to play Netherlands in round of 16

Nadeshiko Japan will face the Netherlands in the round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup next Tuesday. Japan, which secured the top spot in Group C with a 1-0 win over Ecuador on Tuesday in Winnipeg, will return to Vancouver to face the ...