Posts Tagged FIFA World Cup

Costa Rica downs Trinidad & Tobago on PKs

Trinidad and Tobago defender Lauren Hutchinson (20) reacts after her tying goal against Costa Rica in the second half during a CONCACAF semifinal soccer match in Philadelphia, Pa., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Costa Rica earned the team’s first trip to the World Cup and a spot in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship match by defeating Trinidad and Tobago on penalty kicks after a 1-1 semifinal draw on Friday night.

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Suarez to return in ‘clasico’ after biting ban

FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez, from Uruguay, right, and Neymar, from Brazil, attend a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in San Joan Despi, Spain, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. FC Barcelona will play against Ajax in a group F Champions League on Tuesday Oct. 21. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suarez’s long wait is almost over. The much-maligned forward will play his first minutes for Barcelona on Saturday against Real Madrid after completing his ban for biting an opponent four months ago at the World Cup.

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Germany makes financial surplus from World Cup

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The World Cup title has earned the German Football Federation a surplus of 4.5 million euros ($5.7 million) for the year.

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Trinidad and Tobago a win away from World Cup

Mexico's Lydia Nayeli Rangel (7) heads the ball against Jamaica's Donna-Kay Henry (4) during the second half of a CONCACAF soccer match at RFK Stadium, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Washington. Mexico won 3-1. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Trinidad and Tobago women’s team arrived in the United States two weeks ago without enough money for lunch. Now they’re a win away from going to the Women’s World Cup.

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Belgium breaks into top 4 of FIFA rankings

ZURICH (AP) — Belgium has moved into the top four of the FIFA monthly rankings for the first time and former World Cup winner Spain has dropped to 10th following a loss to Slovakia in a European Championship qualifier.

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