Do the US need to win the World Cup to secure their fight for equal pay?

The World Cup and an ongoing gender discrimination lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation will coalesce into a summer of the highest stakes for the USWNT When the US womens national team takes the field in France in June, they will be fighting for their football lives on the worlds biggest stage. But off the […]

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Sadly, these England fans probably think they are doing their country proud

For the fans who brought poison to Porto, following England abroad seems to be more about occupation than celebration By the time Portos rush-hour commuters were bustling along the Avenida dos Aliados on Thursday morning the only evidence of putting out a video telling them Dont Be That Idiot with Gareth Southgate urging supporters […]

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Women’s World Cup: The match that changed women’s football

(CNN)For a brief moment, it felt like time had stopped in the summer of 1999. She rips off her shirt, whips it around and over her head before falling to her knees. It is a fitting conclusion to the final Women’s World Cup of the 20th century and, in that moment, the United States Women’s […]

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Huddersfields Mbenza levels to kill off Manchester Uniteds top-four hopes

Isaac Mbenzas goal gave Huddersfield a 1-1 draw with Manchester United that ended Ole Gunnar Solskjrs hopes of Champions League football next season Manchester Uniteds slender hopes of a top-four finish were ended in shambolic fashion when they surrendered an early lead to relegated Huddersfield, allowing the club marooned at the bottom of the table […]

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International football: 10 talking points from the latest round of games

Giroud is now among the French greats, Williamss time could be up and Scotland captaincy weighs heavy on Robertson 1) McCarthy restores hope after Whelan and co roll back the years The team sheet submitted by Mick McCarthy caused shudders. Was he really playing at home to Georgia with the 35-year-old Glenn Whelan anchoring midfield […]

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Premier League fans assess the run-in. Part 2: Leicester to Wolves

Fans rate the season so far, and predict what lies ahead Leicester The mood has really lifted around here in the few weeks since Brendan Rodgers arrived. After months of grim, sluggish football, the Foxes are starting to rediscover their swagger again. It might all be too little too late for this season but the […]

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Why many LA Galaxy fans don’t believe David Beckham deserves a statue

The former England captain has been honoured for his time in LA. But players like Robbie Keane and Landon Donovan were far more crucial to the team Deciding on a statue is never easy. There is the archetypal celebration statue, as demonstrated by Sir Alex Fergusons statue outside Old Trafford. The bust is often seen […]

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Pinpoint Jorginho hits stunning derby winner for Chelsea against Fulham

Goals from Gonzalo Higuan and Jorginho took Chelsea to a 2-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage after Calum Chambers had equalised for the hosts Unlikely as it would have seemed straight after Kepa Arrizabalagas ill-judged histrionics and the deflation of Chelseas penalty shoot-out defeat at Wembley, this has ended up a restorative week for […]

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Lionel Messis masterclass gives Barcelona win over Tottenham

Lionel Messi put on a mesmerising performance as Barcelona earned a 4-2 victory over Spurs at Wembley For Tottenham it was a harsh lesson in the realities of the Champions League at the highest level. They found out here that it can be frightening at the top and, if anything, they probably got off lightly […]

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Boys rescued from Thai cave play friendly at World Cup stadium

(CNN)The 12 Thai boys from the “Wild Boars” soccer team who were rescued after being trapped in a flooded cave network in northern Thailand played a friendly match on Sunday at Argentina’s Monumental Stadium, which hosted the 1978 World Cup final. The team was accompanied by the coach who also became trapped in the Tham […]

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