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Schelin sets Swedish scoring mark in loss to Germany

Schelin sets Swedish scoring mark in loss to Germany

Jeff Kassouf October 29, 2014 10

Lotta Schelin broke Sweden’s all-time scoring record with her 73rd international goal on Wednesday, but it wasn’t enough for Sweden in a 2-1 loss to Germany in Orebro. Schelin opened the scoring in the

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FIFA gives Nigeria last chance to avoid ban

FIFA gives Nigeria last chance to avoid ban

Associated Press October 29, 2014 4

ABUJA, Nigeria — FIFA has given Nigeria one last chance to avoid a “lengthy” ban that would prevent the reigning champion from defending its title at next year’s African Cup of Nations. FIFA wants

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FIFA: Men’s World Cup could be on turf ‘sooner rather than later’

FIFA: Men’s World Cup could be on turf ‘sooner rather than later’

Associated Press October 29, 2014 11

The men’s World Cup could be played “sooner rather than later” on artificial pitches, FIFA said Wednesday in the latest defense of its decision not to stage the 2015 women’s tournament in Canada on

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Canada midfielder Matheson has torn ACL

Canada midfielder Matheson has torn ACL

Jeff Kassouf October 29, 2014 27

Canada midfielder Diana Matheson has a torn ACL, the Canadian Soccer Association announced on Wednesday, putting Matheson’s World Cup hopes in question. Canada hosts the 2015 World Cup, which begins on June 6. Matheson

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Japan beats Canada late to sweep two-game set

Japan beats Canada late to sweep two-game set

Harjeet Johal October 28, 2014 18

VANCOUVER, Canada — Aya Sameshima scored a stoppage time goal on Tuesday at BC Place in Vancouver to lift reigning world champion Japan past 2015 World Cup host Canada, 3-2. It was Japan’s second

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New Zealand easily qualifies for World Cup

New Zealand easily qualifies for World Cup

The Equalizer Staff October 28, 2014 13

New Zealand became the 22nd team to qualify for the 2015 Women’s World Cup with a 10-0 victory over Cook Islands on Wednesday in Papua New Guinea. New Zealand outscored opponents 29-0 in three

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CSA responds to lawyers’ letter claiming reprisal

CSA responds to lawyers’ letter claiming reprisal

Associated Press October 28, 2014 12

TORONTO — The Canadian Soccer Association is denying allegations that it targeted players involved in a legal challenge to the use of artificial turf at next summer’s Women’s World Cup. “No such threats were

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Cyprus Cup to feature up to seven WC teams

Cyprus Cup to feature up to seven WC teams

Jeff Kassouf October 28, 2014 14

The 2015 Cyprus Cup is set and up to seven of the 12 teams participating next March will also be headed to the World Cup in Canada in June. The 12 teams headed to

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PHOTOS: USWNT wins CONCACAF in style

PHOTOS: USWNT wins CONCACAF in style

The Equalizer Staff October 28, 2014 0

The United States women clinched their seventh CONCACAF title on Sunday, the same day that Mexico earned a World Cup berth and Costa Rica celebrated second place and a historic qualification from two days

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Lawyers: FIFA threatens retaliation against players fighting artificial turf

Lawyers: FIFA threatens retaliation against players fighting artificial turf

Jeff Kassouf October 27, 2014 104

Lawyers representing a group of women’s soccer players fighting artificial turf at the 2015 World Cup on Monday added a retaliation claim against FIFA and the Canadian Soccer Association, claiming “unlawful reprisal threats” toward

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