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Female soccer players 'told to remove bras'

The Advertiser - ‎16 hours ago‎
AN “OVERZEALOUS” male referee asked two female soccer players to remove a device that was attached to their bras, meaning they had to strip on the pitch, witnesses say.
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Soccer: Wimbledon's fairytale continues as play-offs bring joy and heartbreak

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
No other football matches bring exhilaration and joy, heartache and disappointment, in greater measure than the play-off finals which determine the final promotion places in English football.
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The Soccer World Cup Started This Week, but It's Not the One You Think It Is

TIME - ‎20 hours ago‎
As soccer powerhouses like Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay gear up for the prestigious Copa America tournament this weekend and England, France, Germany and Spain prepare to compete at Euro 2016 just a few days later, a World Cup is already under ...
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German anti-migrant party stirs anger with comment on black soccer star

Yahoo News - ‎15 hours ago‎
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's main anti-immigrant party stirred outrage on Sunday when its vice-chairman said people would not want German black soccer star Jerome Boateng as their neighbour. Bayern Munich defender Boateng, born in Berlin to a ...

Mexican striker Pulido rescued after kidnap, in good health

Reuters - ‎13 hours ago‎
The 25-year-old Mexico national team player and striker for the Greek soccer team Olympiakos disappeared in his hometown of Ciudad Victoria on Saturday night, when he was intercepted by gunmen after leaving a party.

Soccer Stars David Villa, Maurice Edu and Charlie Davies Share Secret to Social Media Success

ABC News - ‎13 hours ago‎
Soccer stars David Villa, Maurice Edu and Charlie Davies appeared on "Good Morning America" this morning share the secrets to achieving their large social media followings.

Soccer-Former Croatia international Boban given high-ranking FIFA role

Yahoo News - ‎11 hours ago‎
ZURICH, May 30 (Reuters) - Former Croatia midfielder Zvonimir Boban was given a high-ranking role at FIFA on Monday when soccer's global body named him as one of its two new deputy secretary generals. Boban, 47, will oversee the "football pillar" of ...

Soccer-Pirlo says no hard feelings over Euro omission

Yahoo News - ‎13 hours ago‎
The 37-year-old midfielder, who plays for Major League Soccer (MLS) club New York City, has featured in every major tournament for his country since Euro 2004 but that run ended when he was left out of the provisional squad last week.
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Soccer-Juanfran thanks Atletico fans after shootout miss

Yahoo News - ‎12 hours ago‎
MADRID, May 30 (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid right back Juanfran has thanked fans for the support he received following his penalty shootout miss in Saturday's Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid.
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Youth Movement Continues to Impress Under Klinsmann

U.S. Soccer (press release) (registration) (blog) - ‎11 hours ago‎
U.S. Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann declared before the tournament that his team is built to focus on the present and to compete for the crown at the Copa America Centenario.

Soccer-Coman grabs limelight in France win over Cameroon

Yahoo News - ‎6 hours ago‎
NANTES, France, May 30 (Reuters) - France looked sluggish at times but could at least rely on gifted teenager Kingsley Coman in a 3-2 win over Cameroon on Monday in their penultimate warm-up game for the Euro 2016 campaign on home soil.
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Barefoot To Boots initiative takes soccer gear to Kenya refugee camp as corporate support grows

ABC Online - ‎May 28, 2016‎
What started as a small project to give soccer balls and outfits to refugees has now tapped into Australian corporate support, with a planned push to become a formal non-government organisation.

Cutler Ridge Soccer Club marks 50th anniversary

Miami Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Converse sneakers and tie-dye shirts have given way to sleek soccer boots and stylish jerseys, but the game is still the same for the Cutler Ridge Soccer Club. The club, founded in 1966, celebrated its 50th anniversary recently at Cutler Ridge Park ...
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Canada's women's national soccer team takes youthful approach

Toronto Star - ‎6 hours ago‎
John Herdman, coach of Canada's national women's soccer team, says he's going to Rio with a younger roster than usual.

Turkish soccer brawls: The battle for the future of the Kemalist state

Huffington Post - ‎17 hours ago‎
Turkish-American soccer writer John Blasing who often blogs about violence and social and political tensions in Turkish soccer noted that the incidents involved “violence with political undertones, based...on religious and ethnic identities” that ...

PEI soccer players one step closer to professional club

CBC.ca - ‎9 hours ago‎
As part of the partnership, Whitecaps FC and the P.E.I. Soccer Association will collaborate on high-performance programs, including plans to run prospects programs for boys and girls ages U-13 to U-17, as well as pre-prospects programs at the U-12 level.
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High-profile tax fraud cases could hurt Spanish soccer

USA TODAY - ‎16 hours ago‎
The cases have brought unwanted attention to Spanish soccer, and could start scaring some players away just as the Spanish league tries to find ways to become more competitive against the Premier League, whose clubs have the financial power to go after ...

Soccer-Slovakia include Skriniar in Euro 2016 squad

Yahoo News - ‎14 hours ago‎
BRATISLAVA, May 30 (Reuters) - Sampdoria defender Milan Skriniar was named in Slovakia's squad for Euro 2016 on Monday, three days after making his full international debut.

Weird soccer fields and finding flubber

Newcastle Herald - ‎May 29, 2016‎
We recently discussed the peculiar sloping soccer field at Minmi Public School. This led to jokes about FIFA and level playing fields.
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