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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
Bob Bradley reflected on the probable end to his team's fairytale run to the 2014 World Cup after Egypt was thrashed 6-1 in Kumasi in the first-leg of the African zone playoff by Ghana. "The dream of going to the World Cup is what kept our team united for these ... Read the whole story
Despite only managing to stay alive in World Cup qualifying by the skin of its teeth, Mexico striker Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez and coach Victor Manuel Vucetich sounded optimistic and perhaps a little ungrateful -- at least in the case of Vucetich. Read the whole story
Iceland managed to hold on to second place in UEFA World Cup qualifying Group E and secure a playoff place with a 1-1 draw in Norway on Tuesday. If the tiny nation of 315,000 wins next month's two-leg series against either Portugal, Croatia, Ukraine or Greece, it would become the ... Read the whole story
Arsenal is anxiously awaiting news on the extent of the knee injury sustained by playmaker Mesut Ozil, who limped off the field with less than 10 minutes remaining of Germany's 5-3 win against Sweden in UEFA World Cup qualifying on Tuesday. The midfielder, who scored the opener for Germany on ... Read the whole story
Italy's soccer federation (FIGC) on Wednesday adjusted its rules on racist and so-called 'territorial' discrimination so that the governing body will now take into account how many fans are involved in the abuse. Now, racist or insulting banners or chanting will cause only those sections of a given stadium that ... Read the whole story
Following Croatia's 2-0 defeat to Scotland in World Cup qualifying on Tuesday, Coach Igor Stimac has been fired by the Croatian soccer federation. His temporary replacement will be former international midfielder Niko Kovac, who has been in charge of the junior national team. Croatia managed to finish second to Belgium ... Read the whole story
Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar suffered another major injury setback on Tuesday, with the club confirming that the Netherlands international could require surgery. The 30-year-old has been struggling with his right knee since damaging ligaments during Schalke's 4-0 defeat at Wolfsburg on Aug. 17th. Huntelaar was the Bundesliga's top scorer last ... Read the whole story
Barcelona President Sandro Rosell on Wednesday confessed that as a fan, even he opposes the ban set to be imposed at the Camp Nou on children under7 attending games without a ticket. The new ruling goes into effect during the next 'Clasico' against Real Madrid on Oct. 26th, a game ... Read the whole story


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