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The Dutch knockout World Cup favorites Brazil.

The Daily News looks at Union keeper Chris Seitz. I never doubted him.

Australia, considered the main rival of the US to host the 2022 World Cup, is being investigated by FIFA for ethics violations.

From the Department of If You Don’t StopNot Playing We Will Suspend You, FIFA have ordered Nigeria to end its two year ban on its national team playing internationally. Saying the ban contravenes FIFA regulations against interference by governments with national soccer federations, FIFA has given the Nigerian government until Monday to comply. If Nigeria does not rescind the ban, the Nigerian football federation will be suspended FIFA, which is definitely not the same thing as a ban.

The FA has confirmed that Fabio Capello will stay on as manager of England, mercifully ending speculation that David Beckham be considered as a replacement.

Here’s ten questions with Walt Bahr, Philadelphia’s greatest soccer player and captain of the 1950 US  World Cup team

The spending spree at Man City continues with YaYa Toure joining just the signed David Silva and Jérôme Boateng. That’s about £65 m in new signings.

Will the future of American soccer be found in Africa? This guy thinks so.

Clint Dempsey’s agent says “big clubs” are interested in acquiring the Fulham and US star.

Wondering what the top ranked local market for the World Cup is? Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, for both the English and Spanish language broadcasts. Philadelphia doesn’t make the top-ten.

Time takes a look at two of the World Cup favorites, adidas and Nike.

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