Posts Tagged International soccer

Merkel thinks Germany will win World Cup

German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiles during a joint news conference with the Prime Minster of Moldova Iurie Leanca as part of a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel is optimist about Germany’s chances of winning the World Cup final against Argentina, but is cautioning football fans that anything can happen.

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Barcelona will help Suarez ‘reintegrate’

In this June 24, 2014 file photo, Uruguay's Luis Suarez holds his teeth after biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder during the group D World Cup soccer match between Italy and Uruguay at the Arena das Dunas in Natal, Brazil. Barcelona reached agreement with Liverpool on the transfer of Luis Suarez on Friday, July 11, 2014 giving the troubled striker a chance to rehabilitate his image when his latest biting ban is over. Suarez will travel to Barcelona next week for a medical and to sign a five-year contract. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, File)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona’s president says the Spanish club will ensure Luis Suarez “successfully reintegrates” into football following his lengthy ban for biting a World Cup opponent.

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The World Cup’s big winner? Merchandise

The adidas miCoach Smart Ball is seen at adidas’ North American headquarters in Portland, Ore., on June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Wondering how to drive it like Dempsey, move it like Messi or rip it like Ronaldo?

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US soccer planning November exhibition in Ireland

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. soccer team is planning an exhibition game against Ireland in Dublin on Nov. 18.

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Rousseff: Brazil proved World Cup doubters wrong

In this June 2, 2014 file photo, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff holds up the 2014 World Cup trophy after it was officially presented to Rousseff by FIFA President Sepp Blatter, during a ceremony at the Planalto presidential palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. Rousseff met Friday, July 11, 2014 with a group of foreign journalists in Brasilia, where she hailed Brazil proved skeptics wrong who said the nation couldn't organize a successful World Cup, and said it boded well for its hosting of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Dilma Rousseff said Friday that on the eve of the World Cup’s final match this weekend, her country has proved doubters of Brazil’s ability to organize a big event wrong.

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