Posts Tagged International soccer

Mexico tops Jamaica, to face US in WCup qualifying

Mexico's Teresa Noyola (8) heads the ball against Jamaica's Donna-Kay Henry (4) during the first half of a CONCACAF soccer match at RFK Stadium, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mexico advanced in Women’s World Cup qualifying Tuesday night with a 3-1 win over Jamaica, setting up a semifinal match against the United States in similar circumstances to four years ago — when the Americans suffered one of the most stunning losses in program history.

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Costa Rica tops Martinique in World Cup qualifying

Costa Rica's Wendy Acosta (20) celebrates her goal with Carolina Venegas (9) during the first half of a CONCACAF soccer match against the Martinique, at RFK Stadium, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Costa Rica, on track to qualify for the Women’s World Cup for the first time, wrapped up group play Tuesday with a 6-1 win over Martinique in the CONCACAF championship.

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Morgan hurts ankle again as US beats Guatemala 5-0

United States' Alex Morgan is checked by team trainer during the first half of a CONCACAF Women's Championship soccer game against Guatemala on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Bridgeview, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Star forward Alex Morgan left the game after spraining her left ankle in the 37th minute, a blow to the United States in its 5-0 win over Guatemala in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship on Friday night.

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South Africa reluctant to host 2015 African Cup

Egypt's Amr Gamal, left, scores his side's opening goal against Botswana during their African Cup of Nations group G qualifying soccer match at  Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Egypt won 2-0. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa is reluctant to step in as a last-minute host for next year’s African Cup of Nations because the sport ministry fears Ebola and unplanned staging costs.

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FIFA rules out full publication of ethics probe

FIFA-president Sepp Blatter and the Norwegian football president, Yngve Hallen, at the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match between Norway and Bulgaria at Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo, Monday Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo / Vegard Wivestad Groett, NTB scanpix) NORWAY OUT

LONDON (AP) — FIFA’s ethics chairman will release his findings into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests next month, without making the investigation report public.

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