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Netherlands vs. Chile, 2014 World Cup preview: Attacking sides clash over Group B top spot

The Netherlands and Chile have produced the two best performances we've seen at the World Cup so far, and meet to determine the Group B winner on Monday.<p>Chile have almost certainly been the most impressive team at the World Cup so far, living up to pre-tournament expectations of exciting, attacking …

United States lineup features formation change ahead of Portugal match

Both head coaches have been forced to alter their lineups thanks to injuries and/or suspensions.<p>The U.S. Men's National Team will attempt to secure its place in the Round of 16 by defeating Portugal at the Arena Amazônia in Manaus on Sunday. It's going to be hot and humid, which will just add to …

USA coach Klinsmann starts Clint Dempsey as lone forward against Portugal

The Seattle Sounders man will replace Jozy Altidore as the only striker, with Chris Wondolowski and Aron Johannsson staying on the bench.<p>MANAUS, Brazil -- Jurgen Klinsmann has made the move he needed to make to try and help the U.S. national team contain Cristiano Ronaldo and book a place in the …

Ronaldo plays for Portugal against US at World Cup

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo will start for Portugal against the United States on Sunday in a crucial Group G match at the World …

The Best Frozen Treats From Around the World

<i>by Sarah Bruning, CNTraveler.com</i><p>Now that the weather is warmer, we're craving frozen treats constantly. But cooling goodies don't have to stop at ice cream and popsicles -- see what types of sweet, icy treats people consume around the world, from locales as far-flung as the Philippines, New …

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored.<p>Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative coast.<p>…

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The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

Ghanaian witch doctor claims he caused Cristiano Ronaldo’s knee injury

• Nana Kwaku Bonsam predicted forward would miss World Cup • ‘This injury can never be cured by any medic’<p>Ghana’s most influential witch doctor has claimed he is responsible for the knee injury that is threatening Cristiano Ronaldo’s participation at the World Cup.<p>Nana Kwaku Bonsam – whose name …

Gianluigi Buffon: a goalkeeper must be a masochist and egocentric

Italy’s captain tells James Horncastle that playing in goal may look fun but it is a painful art that is much misunderstood<p>Gianluigi Buffon has some advice for would-be goalkeepers. “Change. Don’t be a keeper,” he laughs. The Italy and Juventus captain is being playful, perhaps a touch provocative, …

Mexico vs Portugal: The Final Test

Tomorrow night in Foxboro Miguel Herrera will reveal a good portion of his World Cup starting eleven when El Tri face off against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal.<p>Not knowing your starting eleven or at least a good portion of it has come back to haunt Herrera as this will be the first and only match he …

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Brazil squad for 2014 World Cup: the 23 chosen by Luiz Felipe Scolari

This is the Brazil squad for the Fifa 2014 World Cup finals with the official squad numbers • Thiago Silva: from tuberculosis to captain of Brazil • Brazil: a tactical analysis • Which Brazilian player has a pool table in his Putney flat?<p>1 <b>Jefferson</b> goalkeeper, Botafogo<p>2 <b>Dani Alves</b> defender, Barcelona<p>…

Why Bayern Munich Must Keep Thomas Mueller at All Costs

Link to Media<p>After weeks of speculation over the future of Thomas Mueller that could generally be taken rather lightly, the player dropped a bomb on Wednesday by demanding a meeting with the Bayern Munich chiefs to clarify his role at the club.<p>Mueller started in 25 Bundesliga games in 2013-14, but …

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European Players Use Science to Combat World Cup Heat

Link to Media<p>During his World Cup preparations earlier this month, Barcelona's Spanish international Andres Iniesta was quoted in the <i>Daily Mail</i> as saying that even the fittest players could be left tired and lethargic from the tropical conditions they’re likely to experience in Brazil.<p>But how much …

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How Mexico went from riches to rags in one World Cup cycle

In 2011, Mexico looked like World Cup darkhorses. In 2014, they're relieved that they managed to qualify.<p>The 2014 World Cup was supposed to be Mexico's big moment in the sun, their first run past the Round of 16 since they hosted the tournament in 1986. At least that was the thinking on June 25, …

The US Is The Favorite To Get The 2022 World Cup If There's A Re-Vote

Under current FIFA regulations, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the 2018 World Cup in Russia make nations belonging to the UEFA (Europe) and CONMEBOL (South America) confederations ineligible to host in 2022, and South Africa just represented the AFC (Africa) Confederation in 2010.<p>That means the …

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Mexico vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Final score 0-1, rotated El Tri can't score

Miguel Herrera gave some fringe players a chance to win some big-game playing time and they failed to do so.<p>Mexico have been a big success under Miguel Herrera since he took over the post, and they might be a big success still. But they looked much more like 'Chepo' de la Torre's El Tri side than …

GM: Kane, Toews extensions priority

CHICAGO -- Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said Tuesday his priority for the offseason is signing Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to …

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David Beckham hints he may not be done as a player

Turns out<p>David Beckhammay not have played his last game inMajor League Soccerafter leaving theGalaxytwo years ago.<p>The former English national team captain and two-time MLS champion is talking about a comeback.<p>Beckham, 39, who has put together an ownership group to place an MLS expansion team in …

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Spain, Netherlands will meet again in World Cup

Apparently it is possible to have too much success.<p>At least that's the opinion of Vicente del Bosque, who has seen Spanish soccer achieve unprecedented levels of success in recent years.<p>The national team has won the last two European Championships as well as the 2010<p>World Cup. On the club level, …

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Qatar World Cup 2022: Fifa lawyer looks into officials’ free trips before vote

Chief investigator Michael Garcia examines allegations that Fifa committee members were given expenses-paid trips and showered with gifts prior to ballot that awarded 2022 World Cup finals to gulf state<p>Fifa's chief investigator is examining allegations that officials who voted in the 2022 World Cup …

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David Beckham Discusses Potentially Coming out of Retirement

Link to Media<p>David Beckham has suggested that he may come out of retirement and play football again after admitting he is finding it difficult just watching from the sidelines.<p>The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star hung up his boots last year after a short period at French side Paris …

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Brazil vs. Panama, World Cup friendly 2014: Preview, TV schedule and how to watch online

The host nation of this summer's World Cup is set for the first of their two pre-tournament friendlies against CONCACAF's Panama.<p>Brazil play for the first of just two pre-World Cup friendlies on Tuesday as the welcome Panama to the Estádio Serra Dourada. While Panama are not likely to pose an …

USA Goalkeeper Howard Considers Retirement After Current Contract

By Michael Lewis<p>NEW YORK – U.S. National Team goalkeeper Tim Howard’s pro career began in Major League Soccer. He is quite certain his career won’t end there.<p>Howard's contract with Everton in the English Premier League runs out in 2018. He will be 39 years old then, and would be ready to hang up …

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Report: Brazil 4-0 Panama

Brazil showed no signs of pre-World Cup nerves as they effortlessly swept Panama aside in a 4-0 friendly victory on Tuesday.<p>With Brazil set to host the marquee tournament, the weight of expectation to deliver a sixth World Cup triumph has arguably never been higher.<p>However, led by a fine display …

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Croatia and Iran Land in Brazil

After Australia, the first of the 31 teams to land in Brazilian territory for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ last week, Croatia and Iran arrived in the country on Tuesday, 3 June.<p>Croatia and Iran Land in Brazil<p>06/03/2014<p>After Australia, the first of the 31 teams to land in Brazilian territory for the …

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Brazil Look World Cup Ready on Pitch -- Off it, not so much

Brazil thrashed Panama in a friendly Tuesday, looking very much ready for the World Cup, although off the pitch, the hosts were still rushing to finish their stadiums nine days from kick-off.<p>Star striker Neymar opened the scoring as Brazil routed their visitors 4-0 in the central city of Goiania, …

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Izet Hajrovic's Header Enough to Break Mexico's Unbeaten Streak

Mexico looked to build up their confidence heading into Brazil by a great performance against a Bosnia-Herzegovina side that was full of quality and had previously defeated Côte d'Ivoire 2-1 in St. Louis.<p>Izet Hajrovic's 41st minute goal was enough to give Bosnia a 1-0 win against Mexico in their …

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