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8:45 PM ET Associated Press The second leg of the Brazilian women’s soccer final set a new South American record attendance for clubs of the region, in another sign of the growth of the sport. Corinthians 4-1 win against Internacional in Sao Paulo brought 41,070 fans to the NeoQuimica Arena on Saturday. The result gave
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5:06 PM ET Portugal stormed to a 4-0 win over the Czech Republic in their Nations League group A2 match on Saturday thanks to a Diogo Dalot double and strikes by Bruno Fernandes and Diogo Jota. The victory sets up a crunch clash for the Portuguese on Tuesday at home to Spain, who lost 2-1
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9:55 AM ET Leon Imber The north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur has smashed the Women’s Super League (WSL) attendance record at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. A record crowd of 47,367 turned out to watch Arsenal thrash Spurs 4-0 thanks to a Vivianne Miedema brace and goals from Beth Mead and Rafaelle.
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10:49 PM ET Lionel Messi scored a goal in each half in Argentina’s victory over Honduras in Miami. Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports Lionel Messi scored twice and Argentina dominated Honduras 3-0 on Friday in Miami as the World Cup-bound team continues to fine-tune its game ahead of the upcoming international tournament in Qatar. Messi was at the
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7:08 PM ET Cesar Hernandez Diego Cocca leaves Atlas after delivering a long-awaited Liga MX title. Sergio Mejia/Getty Images After winning back-to-back Liga MX titles, including their first championship since 1951, Atlas announced Friday that they will part ways with manager Diego Cocca. The news came just days after Atlas failed to qualify for this season’s
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3:56 PM ET DUSSELDORF, Germany — United States men’s national team manager Gregg Berhalter conceded that his side has “work to do” ahead of the World Cup following a 2-0 friendly defeat to Japan in which the Americans struggled against the Samurai Blue’s press. Japan applied pressure throughout the opening 45 minutes, limiting the U.S.
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11:06 AM ET DUSSELDORF, Germany — With the World Cup less than two months away, the United States men’s national team was hoping to sharpen up its game against Japan, but if anything, it was the Samurai Blue who looked more ready for the showpiece tournament, riding goals either side of halftime from Daichi Kamada
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8:38 AM ET Associated Press Christian Pulisic missed the United States‘ next-to-last warm-up match before the World Cup against Japan on Friday in Germany because of an unspecified injury. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Pulisic was out “because of a knock he took in training earlier this week.” The USSF said it was too soon
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6:35 AM ET Associated Press Paul Pogba is a major doubt for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar due to a knee injury. James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images A police investigation into allegations that France midfielder Paul Pogba was targeted by extortionists took a bizarre new twist Friday with his elder brother Mathias releasing a long
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2:34 AM ET England manager Gareth Southgate said he is willing to put his reputation on the line to back Manchester United defender Harry Maguire but his place in the squad will become complicated if he continues to sit out games at club level. Maguire, who helped England reach the Euro 2020 last year, has
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4:44 PM ET France kept their hopes of staying in the top tier of the Nations League alive as goals by Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud secured a 2-0 home victory over Austria on Thursday. Mbappe opened the scoring with another stunning goal before Giroud, who again showed coach Didier Deschamps he is more than
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8:41 AM ET Associated Press David Silva has played for Real Sociedad in LaLiga since 2020. Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images Former Spain and Manchester City midfielder David Silva has been found guilty of hurting a woman during a brawl, a Spanish court has ruled. According to court documents seen by the Associated Press on Thursday,
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2:45 AM ET England defender Steph Houghton has said she was frustrated to miss this summer’s Women’s European Championship but added she has no plans to retire from international football ahead of the World Cup in 2023. Houghton, who suffered a torn Achilles’ tendon in September 2021 and later underwent surgery, was left out of
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