Costa Rica v United States - FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifier
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The 13 Best Wins of 2013

13. Manchester United defeats Aston Villa to win the EPL in Fergie’s final bow Robin van Persie notched a brilliant hat trick to send Sir Alex Ferguson into retirement with style, giving Manchester United the 3-0 victory over Aston Villa for the club’s 20th EPL title. 12. Nigeria wins the Cup of Nations final against…

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13 players who made 2013 memorable

New Year’s Eve is a time for looking back, and in giving you our list of 2013′s best players, we’re doing that, though we appear to have selected a fair few…

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EPL Week 19, the 30 goals that were

ContentsWest Ham United 3 West Bromwich Albion 3, Upton ParkAston Villa 1 Swansea City 1, Villa ParkHull City 6 Fulham 0, The KC StadiumManchester City 1 Crystal Palace 0, Etihad StadiumManchester United 1 Norwich City 0, Carrow RoadCardiff City 2 Sunderland 2, Cardiff City StadiumEverton 2 Southampton 1, Goodison ParkArsenal 1 Newcastle United 0, St…

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‘Tis the season to Passback

The wrapping paper has been shredded, the cookies have been eaten, the carols sung and the big guy in red is headed back to the great white north. It’s the day after Christmas and hopefully Santa brought you some new soccer gear. As you celebrate and break in your new gear, look ahead to 2014…

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SOCCER.COM’s 2013 Naughty vs. Nice List

Apparently, Santa Claus is coming to town? He’s making his list, checking it twice, but we at SOCCER.COM have decided to take fate into our own hands to determine which footballers have been naughty or nice in 2013. Not like we have the power to distribute coal or anything. Nice: 5. Jurgen Klinsmann gets FOUR…

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Newest from Nike dominates EPL Week 17

The…

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Fit to print: Balotelli joins PUMA, Stampa set for pre-sale

Breaking news on Mario Balotelli: he’s a PUMA player now. Here’s to future headlines. #startbelieving @pumafootball @puma pic.twitter.com/ascTPmwcNi — Mario Balotelli (@FinallyMario) December 22, 2013 A headline-maker from the first time he stepped foot on a soccer field, the 23-year-old AC Milan and Italy striker debuted his special edition PUMA evoPOWER Stampa during Sunday’s Milan…

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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ preview: Algeria v Russia

Date: June 26 Venue: Arena da Baixada City: Curitiba, Brazil Group: H Match number: 48 Nicknames: Fennec Foxes (Algeria), Sbornaya “The National Team” (Russia Coaches: Vahid Halilhodžić (Algeria), Fabio Capello (Russia) Key players: Madjid Bougherra, Sofiane Feghouli, Islam Slimani (Algeria), Roman Shirokov, Oleg Shatov, Aleksandr Kerzhakov (Russia) Best ever FIFA World Cup™ finishes: Algeria has…

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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ preview: South Korea v Belgium

Match number: 47 Nicknames: Taegeuk Warriors (South Korea), Rode Duivels “Red Devils” (Belgium) Coaches: Hong Myung-Bo (South Korea), Marc Wilmots (Belgium) Key players: Song Heung-Min, Lee Chung-Yong, Koo Ja-Cheol (South Korea), Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Thomas Vermaelen (Belgium) Best ever FIFA World Cup™ finishes: South Korea had a remarkable run while hosting the 2002 FIFA…

South Korea v Algeria
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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ preview: South Korea v Algeria

Match number: 32 Nicknames: Taegeuk Warriors (South Korea), Fennec Foxes (Algeria) Coaches: Hong Myung-Bo (South Korea), Vahid Halilhodžić (Algeria) Key players: Song Heung-Min, Lee Chung-Yong, Koo Ja-Cheol (South Korea), Madjid Bougherra, Mehhi Lacen, Islam Slimani (Algeria) Best ever FIFA World Cup™ finishes: South Korea had a remarkable run while hosting the 2002 FIFA World Cup™,…

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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ preview: Belgium v Russia

Match number: 31 Nicknames: Rode Duivels “Red Devils” (Belgium), Sbornaya “The National Team” (Russia) Coaches: Marc Wilmots (Belgium), Fabio Capello (Russia) Key players: Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Thomas Vermaelen (Belgium), Roman Shirokov, Igor Akinfeev, Aleksandr Kerzhakov (Russia) Best ever FIFA World Cup™ finishes: This will be Belgium’s 12th FIFA World Cup™ appearance with their best…

Russia v South Korea
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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ preview: Russia v South Korea

Match number: 16 Nicknames: Sbornaya “The National Team” (Russia), Taegeuk Warriors (South Korea) Coaches: Fabio Capello (Russia), Hong Myung-Bo (South Korea) Key players: Roman Shirokov, Igor Akinfeev, Aleksandr Kerzhakov (Russia), Song Heung-Min, Lee Chung-Yong, Koo Ja-Cheol (South Korea) Best ever FIFA World Cup™ finishes: Russia, which will host the event in 2018, didn’t make it…

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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ preview: Belgium v Algeria

Date: June 17 Venue: Estadio Minierao City: Belo Horizonte, Brazil Group: H Match number: 15 Nicknames: Rode Duivels “Red Devils” (Belgium), Fennec Foxes (Algeria) Coaches: Marc Wilmots (Belgium), Vahid Halilhodžić (Algeria) Key players: Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Thomas Vermaelen (Belgium), Madjid Bougherra, Mehhi Lacen, Islam Slimani (Algeria) Best ever FIFA World Cup™ finishes: This will…

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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ preview: Portugal v Ghana

Match number: 46 Nicknames: Selecção das Quinas “Team of the Five Shields” (Portugal), Black Stars (Ghana) Coaches: Paulo Bento (Portugal), Akwasi Appiah (Ghana) Key players: Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, Pepe (Portugal), Asamoah Gyan, Michael Essien, Kevin-Prince Boateng (Ghana) Best ever FIFA World Cup™ finishes: Portugal’s best finish came in their first FIFA World Cup™, a third…

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2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ preview: USA v Germany

Date: June 26 Venue: Arena Pernambuco City: Recife, Brazil Group: G Match number: 45 Nicknames: The Stars and Stripes (USA), Die Mannschaft “The Team” (Germany) Coaches: Jürgen Klinsmann (USA), Joachim Löw (Germany) Key players: Clint Dempsey, Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley (USA), Philipp Lahm, Mesut Özil, Manuel Neuer (Germany) Best ever FIFA World Cup™ finishes: Germany…