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Suspect in International Soccer Fixing Arrested in Italy

Admir Suljic is thought to be an associate of Tan Seet Eng, a Singaporean who has been implicated in suspected match-fixing cases dating back more than a decade... Officials from Europol and other European law enforcement bodies said Feb. 4 that they had identified 680 matches worldwide that appeared to have been fixed over the past few years, including at the very height of the sport, in World Cup qualifiers and the Champions League.


World Cup qualifying: U.S. men fall apart late in 2-1 loss at Honduras

The U.S. national soccer team’s path to the 2014 World Cup is lined with obstructions, most notably in the form of visits to Central American cauldrons pulsating with the sights and sounds that turn sport into spectacle.


Rio de Janeiro Grapples With Exploding Manholes


Rio de Janeiro, which will host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, faces criticism for not doing enough to curb the deadly problem.


Alex Morgan's goal beats Canada, puts US in Olympic final

They talked about redemption for months on end, and now it's here, the pending denouement of a script fit for Hollywood. With a 4-3 semifinal victory against Canada late in the second period of extra time Monday, the U.S. women's soccer team advanced to play Japan for Olympic gold. The Americans also get a shot at payback for the island nation's victory on penalty kicks in the World Cup last summer.


Brazilian police invade Rio’s biggest slum in bid to bring security before World Cup, Olympics

Brazilian police backed by armored military vehicles have invaded Rio de Janeiro’s biggest slum. Hundreds of black-clad, rifle-armed officers began swarming into the Rocinha shantytown early Sunday. Experts say it’s the most important step yet in bringing security to Rio de Janeiro before it hosts the final matches of the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics.


Women's World Cup final breaks Twitter record

The Women's World Cup final between Japan and the United States set the record for tweets per second, eclipsing the wedding of Prince William and Kate and the death of Osama bin Laden.


Japan wins 1st World Cup title in penalty shootout

Japan wins 1st World Cup title in penalty shootout

Japan has won the Women's World Cup, stunning the United States 4-1 in a penalty shootout Sunday night after finishing in a 2-2 tie.


Team USA beats France 3-1, scores World Cup birth

Team USA beats France 3-1, scores World Cup birth

The U.S. women's soccer team advanced to the World Cup final by beating France 3-1 Wednesday on a rain-soaked field in Moenchengladbach, Germany.


A victory even US soccer haters should love

A victory even US soccer haters should love

If Americans don't fall in love with soccer after this, well, maybe they never will. Yes, the epic quarterfinal win by the U.S. women over Brazil featured nearly everything their countrymen hate about the "beautiful game."


FIFA World Cup Forecast to Add $70 Bln to Brazil's Economy

According to Brazil’s Ministry of Sports calculations, the FIFA World Cup in 2014 is going to be a cash cow for the country. The nation’s economy is forecast to grow by at least $70 billion as a result of its hosting the World Cup, the Brazilian Ministry of Sports said July 6 in a statement. The figure is based on the country’s investments in private and public investment in infrastructure, heightened consumption, increased activity in the services sector and, of course, tax collection.


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