Posts Tagged International soccer

US uses same lineup against Japan that it used for Germany

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The United States stuck with the lineup it used to defeat Germany in the semifinals for the title match on Sunday against Japan at the Women’s World Cup.

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Eventful Copa America puts an end to Chilean suffering

Fans of Chile celebrates after their team winning the Copa America final soccer match between Chile and Argentina  during the Copa America final soccer match at the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, July 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Copa America ended with Chile celebrating a long-awaited triumph and Argentina left wondering how much longer its title drought will last.

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Will history repeat itself? The US women hope not

In this June 16, 2015, file photo, Nigeria's Onome Ebi, left, and United States' Abby Wambach vie for the ball during a FIFA Women's World Cup soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. With the title match looming, Wambach isn't mincing words. "All I care about is winning this World Cup," she said. The star U.S. forward is playing in her fourth Women's World Cup, and she says it will be her last. A victory Sunday, July 5, in the final against Japan would be the perfect ending to her World Cup career. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Abby Wambach remembers the date by heart: July 17, 2011. That was the day the United States lost to Japan in the Women’s World Cup title match in Germany.

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Chile beats Argentina 4-1 on penalties to win Copa America

Chile's players celebrate with the Copa America trophy after defeating Argentina in the final soccer match at the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, July 4, 2015. Chile became Copa America champions for the first time after defeating Argentina in a penalty shootout. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The wait is finally over for Chile. The title drought continues for Argentina.

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Blatter: French, German presidents tried influence WCup vote

BERLIN (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively.

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