Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Irish player suffers gruesome broken leg in World Cup qualifier

Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Ireland captain Seamus Coleman has broken his right leg after a dangerous tackle by a Wales defender in a qualifying match for the 2018 World Cup on Friday.

Canada falls to No. 5 in women’s soccer rankings

Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Canada has slipped one place to No. 5 in the latest FIFA world women's soccer rankings. There is also movement atop the table with the U.S. falling from No. 1 after two losses to France and Germany at the SheBelieves Cup.

Prosecutors question Beckenbauer in World Cup fraud case

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Swiss authorities say prosecutors have questioned Germany soccer great Franz Beckenbauer in their ongoing World Cup fraud case. The Swiss attorney general's office says "Beckenbauer was cooperative."

Octavio Zambrano introduced as new Canadian men’s soccer coach

Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Octavio Zambrano is reportedly Canada's new men's soccer coach. The reports surrounding the 59-year-old from Ecuador seem to have originated in Italy with a ripple effect quickly spreading to Canada.

Champions League: Atletico, Monaco move on to quarter-finals

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
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Goalkeeper Jan Oblak made a series of great saves as Atletico Madrid held Bayer Leverkusen to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday and advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the fourth straight season.

Octavio Zambrano new Canadian men’s soccer coach: reports

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
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Octavio Zambrano is reportedly Canada's new men's soccer coach. The reports surrounding the 59-year-old from Ecuador seem to have originated in Italy with a ripple effect quickly spreading to Canada.

Leicester advances to Champions League quarters over Sevilla

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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The fairytale rise of Leicester touched new heights on Tuesday when the English champion reached the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-0 home win over Sevilla.

Soccer handshake divides fans but adds to fun factor for some players

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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When Tottenham star Harry Kane scored against Everton earlier this month in England's Premier League, he and teammate Dele Alli celebrated the goal with an elaborate handshake.

Canadian women’s soccer team has a new teen sensation

Friday, March 10th, 2017
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For Jordyn Huitema, it was 41 unforgettable minutes. For Canadian soccer, it could be the beginning of something special.

Champions League: Barcelona stuns Paris SG with historic comeback

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Barcelona completed one of the most sensational comebacks in soccer by beating Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 to reach the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday, scoring the decisive goal of a 6-5 victory on aggregate in the fifth minute of stoppage time.