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Nadeshiko Japan tops Italy in last match before Women's World Cup

Wolfsburg’s Yuki Ogimi scored the lone goal as defending champion Japan won its final warm-up for the Women’s World Cup 1-0 over Italy on Thursday. Norio Sasaki’s squad, who also defeated New Zealand four days ago, starts the defense of its title on June 8 in Group C against Switzerland ...

Ex-FIFA Vice President Warner arrested in Trinidad, granted bail

May 28, 2015

Ex-FIFA Vice President Warner arrested in Trinidad, granted bail

Police said former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner would spend Wednesday night in jail after surrendering to face an arrest warrant issued at the request of U.S. authorities, who filed corruption charges against him and 13 others tied to international soccer. Warner appeared in ...

May 27, 2015

FC Tokyo moves atop group after draw with Hiroshima

Group A leaders FC Tokyo drew 1-1 away to Sanfrecce Hiroshima in the nick of time in the Nabisco Cup on Wednesday. Yohei Hayashi came off the bench to equalize in the 91st minute, cancelling Kohei Shimizu’s strike after 79 minutes for Hiroshima, which ...

Gamba win to return to ACL quarterfinals

May 27, 2015

Gamba win to return to ACL quarterfinals

Gamba Osaka returned to the Asian Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in seven years with a controlling 3-2 second-leg win over FC Seoul on Wednesday. Patric, Shu Kurata and substitute Lins were on target for the Japanese treble winners, who won both ...

May 27, 2015

Reysol reach ACL quarterfinals

Kashiwa Reysol advanced to the Asian Champions League quarterfinals despite a 2-1 loss at Suwon on Tuesday, progressing on away goals after the second-round series finished level at 4-4. Kashiwa took a 3-2 lead into the return leg but fell behind after striker Chong ...

FIFA execs arrested by Swiss police; World Cup votes probed

May 27, 2015

FIFA execs arrested by Swiss police; World Cup votes probed

Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe. FIFA, meanwhile, said Friday’s ...

May 26, 2015

Derby fires manager McClaren

Former England coach Steve McClaren has been fired by Derby County after failing to guide the second-tier English club into the Premier League. Derby said Monday that the decision was taken after a review of the season, and that “the appointment of a new ...

May 26, 2015

FIFA VP offered dirt on Blatter

Prince Ali bin al-Hussein’s FIFA election team said it rejected a potentially illegal offer to help him oust President Sepp Blatter in Friday’s election and informed law enforcement agencies about the approach. The challenger’s campaign said Monday it was approached by an individual who ...

May 26, 2015

Real Madrid dismiss Ancelotti

Real Madrid fired coach Carlo Ancelotti on Monday as the Spanish club again showed it won’t tolerate a season without a major trophy. Ancelotti was let go despite being popular among both players and fans and having led Madrid to its 10th European Cup ...

May 25, 2015

Hull relegated; Newcastle survives

Hull was relegated and Newcastle ensured its survival as the Premier League season ended with a series of farewells on Sunday. The final relegation place was the main matter to be determined, with Hull joining Queens Park Rangers and Burnley in the second tier ...

May 25, 2015

Japan to play Afghanistan in Iran, Syria in Oman

Japan will play its away 2018 World Cup qualifiers in the fall against Afghanistan in Iran and against Syria in Oman, the Japan Football Association announced on Monday. The second-round qualifier versus Afghanistan will be on Sept. 8 at the Azadi Stadium in Tehran. ...

Honda wants to stay at Milan next season

May 25, 2015

Honda wants to stay at Milan next season

Keisuke Honda made it clear on Sunday that he wants to remain at AC Milan next season. “A lot of people will leave a club solely for individual reasons,” Honda said, after putting in a full shift during Milan’s 3-0 victory over Torino. “But ...