Posts Tagged 2014 FIFA World Cup

10 World Cup vets on US roster

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann selected 10 players from this year’s World Cup team to play against the Czech Republic next Wednesday.

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New Wembley set for lowest England attendance

This is a Thursday, June 19, 2014   file photo of Uruguay's goalkeeper Fernando Muslera looks back as England's Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Wayne Rooney was named England captain on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014  taking over the leadership role of an inexperienced team in a rebuilding phase following its worst-ever World Cup. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

LONDON (AP) — Wembley Stadium is set to be more than half empty for England’s friendly against Norway next week in a sign of public apathy following the national team’s worst-ever World Cup campaign.

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Conte departure from Juventus could alter Serie A

SSC Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain, right, laments after his team lose their match 3-1 against Athletic Bilbao,  during their Champions League playoff second leg soccer match, at San Mames stadium in Bilbao, northern Spain, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.(AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

ROME (AP) — The Italian league opens this weekend with a full slate of matches, a couple key coaching changes and some notable absences.

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Women’s World Cup turf war heats up

In this Jan. 27, 2012, file photo, United States' Kelly O'Hara (5) fights for control of the ball with Costa Rica's Daniela Cruz (8) during the first half of CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer game action at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. A group of players from the U.S. women’s national team, who will vie for a spot in the World Cup in October qualifying, have joined with several international players in protesting the turf surfaces for next summer’s big event in Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward, File)

Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women’s World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.

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Frank Lampard retires from England duty at 36

In this Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, England's Frank Lampard applauds supporters after defeating Moldova 5-0 in Chisinau, Moldova, in their Group H FIFA World Cup qualifier soccer match. Lampard has retired from England's national team ahead of qualifying for the 2016 European Championship, it was reported on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Since making his England debut in 1999, the 36-year-old Lampard has scored 29 goals in 106 appearances, with his last appearance coming at the World Cup in June.  (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)

LONDON (AP) — Despite never winning a trophy with the so-called “golden generation,” Frank Lampard retired from England duty on Tuesday having provided his greatest legacy to football in one game he’d rather forget.

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