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  • Ex-Blackpool and England Defender Jimmy Armfield Dies Aged 82

    Blackpool legend and former England captain Jimmy Armfield died Monday at the age of 82 from cancer. According to Anna Cryer of the Blackpool Gazette, Armfield died at Trinity Hospice in Blackpool early Monday morning. His family released the following statement: "After a long and courageous battle, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and father-in-law Jimmy Armfield, has passed away peacefully surrounded by his immediate family. "At this time we are still in shock as we begin the grieving...

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  • Mallory Pugh's 2 Goals Help Lift USA Women's Soccer to 5-1 Win vs. Denmark

    The biggest stars came alive for the United States women's national team Sunday, earning a 5-1 win over Denmark in an international friendly. Mallory Pugh earned her first career brace with two second-half goals, while Alex Morgan, Julie Ertz and Crystal Dunn came through with a goal apiece to help pull away on home soil in San Diego. The match was the Americans' first in 2018, but they remain unbeaten in the last nine games, including eight wins in this stretch. This article will be updated to...

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  • Marco Asensio's Last-Minute Goal Gives Real Madrid Copa Del Rey Win vs. Leganes

    Real Madrid took the upper hand in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarter-final clash against Leganes and will return to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu with a 1-0 lead running in their favour.  The two teams almost ran to a draw before Marco Asensio rose to save Real's blushes thanks to his 90th-minute golazo, scoring with only his side's third shot on target. Leganes will travel to Spain's capital for the second-leg meeting at the Bernabeu on Jan. 24. Just as he did for the round-of-16...

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  • Sunil Gulati Says Perception of US Impacting 2026 World Cup Bid

    United States Soccer Federation (USSF) president Sunil Gulati has said the "perceptions of America" are negatively impacting the country's joint bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. Speaking at a public event hosted by former U.S. international Alexi Lalas, Gulati voiced his belief that circumstances outside football and other external events have influenced the host bid, per ESPN.com's Jeff Carlisle: "This is not only about our stadiums and our hotels and all that. "It's about perceptions of...

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  • Espanyol Shock Barcelona in 1-0 Upset at Leg 1 of 2018 Copa Del Rey

    Oscar Melendo scored a late winner as Espanyol shocked La Liga leaders Barcelona 1-0 in the first leg of the 2018 Copa del Rey quarter-final at the RCDE Stadium on Wednesday. Melendo's goal two minutes from time came after Lionel Messi saw a penalty saved for the holders. Messi and Barca now have a lot to do when the second instalment of this Catalan derby takes place on Thursday, January 25. Both teams started with matching 4-5-1 formations, with Messi playing a lone role up top for the...

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  • Report: Atletico Madrid Fan Stabbed Outside Stadium Ahead of Sevilla Match

    An Atletico Madrid supporter reportedly was stabbed three times and taken to hospital ahead of the team's match against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday. Marca reported the 22-year-old was attacked near Las Musas Metro station before Atleti's 2-1 defeat in the first leg of the Spanish cup quarter-final. Per Mundo (h/t Marca), the fan was injured in their thigh, arm and back, and was wearing attire linked to Ultra group Atletico Frente. The hosts were defeated in the game and must...

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  • Four Goals for $40m: How Carlos Tevez's Chinese 'Vacation' Ended in Failure

    The Carlos Tevez story took another twist at the start of January, when his hometown club Boca Juniors announced he was rejoining the club after a year away in China. His return to Argentina and Buenos Aires, where he first starred for Boca as a teenage sensation from 2001 until 2004, put an end to his much-publicised misadventure in the Chinese Super League. Tevez, who has won league titles in Argentina, Brazil, England and Italy, is one of the greatest strikers of his generation, although he's...

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  • Espanyol vs. Barcelona: 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey Leg 1 Live Stream, TV Info

    Espanyol will host Catalan rivals Barcelona in the first leg of the 2018 Copa del Rey quarter-final at the RCDE Stadium on Wednesday. The two are separated by 13 places in La Liga's standings, and leaders Barca won the last meeting 5-0 at the Camp Nou back in September. The Blaugrana have also won this competition in each of the last three seasons. Manager Ernesto Valverde has the squad depth to field a strong starting XI but will be without £142 million signing Philippe Coutinho, while Ousmane...

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  • CHAN 2018: Saturday Scores, Results, Standings and Updated Schedule

    Morocco kicked off the 2018 African Nations Championship in style with a 4-0 win over Mauritania at the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca on Saturday evening. The win gives Morocco the perfect start with Group A's second match set to take place on Sunday as Guinea take on Sudan. Here's a look at the early standings and all Sunday's fixtures. Group A Standings (Goal Difference) Morocco 3 (4) Guinea 0 (0) Sudan 0 (0) Mauritania 0 (-4) Sunday's Fixtures Guinea vs. Sudan Ivory Coast vs. Namibia Zambia...

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  • Copa del Rey Draw 2018 Schedule: Quarter-Final Fixtures and Dates Released

    Copa del Rey title-holders Barcelona will battle Espanyol in a Catalan derby in the quarter-finals of this season's tournament as Friday's draw revealed the last-eight fixtures.  Real Madrid defeated Numancia to reach the quarters and will face Leganes in the next stage of the competition, while rivals Atletico Madrid are set to take on Sevilla in a two-legged duel between two top-flight titans. Leganes already took out one of La Liga's heavy hitters by edging Villarreal 2-2 in the round of 16,...

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  • Copa del Rey 2018: Final Round-of-16 Results and Quarter-Final Draw Schedule

    Barcelona booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 5-0 victory over Celta Vigo that secured a 6-1 aggregate win. Ernesto Valverde's side join Sevilla and Espanyol who had earlier secured their safe passage into the last eight. Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Real Madrid have also qualified with Alaves and Leganes completing the quarter-final lineup. The draw for the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey will take place on Friday at 11:30 a.m. GMT/6:30a.m. (ET). Here's a...

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  • Lionel Messi Masterclass Sees Barcelona Past Celta Vigo in Copa del Rey Last 16

    Lionel Messi propelled Barcelona into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey on Thursday, as the Blaugrana breezed past Celta Vigo 5-0 at the Camp Nou and 6-1 on aggregate. After an even first leg finished 1-1 at Balaidos, Barca tore into the Galicians in a stunning opening 30 minutes here, with Messi grabbing a brace, Jordi Alba netting a third and Luis Suarez scoring a fourth to put the hosts 4-0 up at the interval. Messi's masterclass came to an end after an hour, as he was replaced with the...

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  • Copa del Rey 2018: Wednesday's Round-of-16 Results and Reaction

    Numancia twice fought back from a goal down to claim a 2-2 draw against Real Madrid at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday, but Los Merengues still advanced from the Copa del Rey round of 16 with a 5-3 aggregate win. Guillermo netted a brace for the visitors while Lucas Vazquez bagged a double of his own for the hosts, but Numancia missed out on a quarter-final spot after losing last Wednesday's first leg 3-0. Elsewhere, Villarreal were knocked out of the competition despite beating...

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  • Real Madrid Advance to Copa del Rey Quarter-Final Via Aggregate Win vs. Numancia

    Lucas Vazquez scored twice for Real Madrid as they drew 2-2 with Numancia at the Santiago Bernabeu, a result that sends them into the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey after a 5-2 aggregate win. Zinedine Zidane's side led 3-0 from the first leg, meaning they were were hot favourites to progress and duly obliged, although Numancia's late equaliser ensures it's a fairly embarrassing result at home to lower-division opposition. Real Madrid's healthy first-leg lead allowed manager Zinedine Zidane...

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  • Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo: 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey Leg 2 Live Stream, TV Info

    Barcelona head into the second leg of their Copa del Rey round-of-16 clash against Celta Vigo on level terms this Thursday, but a reinvigorated squad will be hoping to go one better this time around. The two teams drew 1-1 at Balaidos last Thursday after Pione Sisto responded to the opener scored by Barca wonderkid Jose Arnaiz, although Celta's chances look slimmer this time around as they head to the Camp Nou. Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde fielded a significantly weakened lineup for that...

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  • Copa del Rey 2018: Tuesday's Round-of-16 Results and Reaction

    Atletico Madrid advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2018 Copa del Rey on Tuesday, defeating Catalan side Lleida Esportiu 3-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium to complete a 7-0 victory on aggregate. The hosts struck three times in the second half after a resolute defensive action kept the La Liga side at bay until half-time in the round of 16. Valencia join Atleti in the last eight after defeating Las Palmas 4-0 at home, as Los Che moved through the gears to pummel the visitors. The hosts...

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  • Juan Carlos Garcia Dies at Age 29 from Leukaemia

    Former Honduras international and Wigan Athletic left-back Juan Carlos Garcia died overnight from leukaemia. He was 29. The Latics confirmed the news on their official website on Tuesday in a statement, which noted "his wife and family were close to him" when he died.  Additionally, Wigan relayed comments from club chairman David Sharpe: "This is such tragic news and we send our deepest condolences as a club to Juan Carlos' family and friends who have had to sit by and watch this sad story...

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  • Real Madrid vs. Numancia: 2018 Spanish Copa del Rey Leg 2 Live Stream, TV Info

    Real Madrid play host to Numancia in the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, when they'll look to build on the 3-0 lead they hold coming into the second leg of their round-of-16 encounter.  That first-leg result flatters Los Merengues somewhat considering two of their three goals came in the last few minutes of their trip to Numancia, where Gareth Bale opened the scoring in his first start since September. Real have since fallen further behind in their defence of La Liga's crown, having surrendered a...

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  • Manchester City vs. Bristol City: Preview, Live Stream, TV Info for Carabao Cup

    Manchester City's quest for a quadruple continues on Tuesday as Pep Guardiola's men take on Championship side Bristol City in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final. Lee Johnson's side dumped out Manchester United in the last round and will be hoping to pull off another shock with a trip to Wembley now in sight. Here's how you can watch the game. Date: Tuesday, January 9 Time: 7:45 p.m. GMT/2:45 p.m. ET TV: Sky Sports Football (UK), ESPN 3 (USA) Live Stream: Sky Go (UK), WatchESPN...

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