Posts Tagged International soccer

FIFA election monitor urges Blatter to commit to going

GENEVA (AP) — Stop flirting with the FIFA presidency and say for sure you are going.

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Iwabuchi lifts Japan to semis with 1-0 win over Australia

Japan's Mizuho Sakaguchi (6) and Rumi Utsugi (13) celebrate the win over Australia in FIFA Women's World Cup quarter-final action in Edmonton,Alberta, Canada, Saturday June 27, 2015.  (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Japanese coach Norio Sasaki couldn’t resist making a joke at Mana Iwabuchi’s expense when explaining his decision to substitute the forward in during the second half against Australia on Saturday.

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Paraguay again eliminates Brazil in Copa America quarters

Paraguay players celebrate after winning a Copa America quarterfinal soccer match against Brazil at the Ester Roa Rebolledo Stadium in Concepcion, Chile, Saturday, June 27, 2015. Paraguay defeated Brazil 4-3 in a penalty shoot out after the game ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) — Paraguay beat Brazil 4-3 in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw Saturday night to advance to the semifinals of the Copa America, handing the five-time world champions yet another disappointment a year after the humiliating World Cup elimination at home.

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German midfielder’s status unknown for World Cup semi vs USA

Germany's Dzsenifer Marozsan, left, and Melanie Leupolz, right, battle with France's Wendie Renard during the second half of a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

MONTREAL (AP) — Germany midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan has a hyperextended left ankle and the team is not certain if she will play in Tuesday’s World Cup semifinal against the United States.

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US women’s soccer brims with confidence ahead of semifinals

U.S. goalie Hope Solo and teammates Julie Johnston (19) and Becky Sauerbrunn (4) celebrate the team's win over China in a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Megan Rapinoe is so done with her exile to the spectators’ seats at the Women’s World Cup.

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