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Soccer-Record-breaking Ant still has work to do with Brazil

16 May 2019

SAO PAULO, May 15 Brazilian midfielder Formiga should be used to the drill of competing in World Cup finals considering she has already appeared in six previous editions.

Soccer - Chile primed for baptism of fire in France

15 May 2019

Chile head to their first women's World Cup after a dismal run but the Chilenas, who face Sweden and the United States in their first two games, are adamant they are not going to France just to make up the numbers.

Argentina return but face uphill task in toughest group

15 May 2019

Argentina will return to the Women's World Cup after a 12-year absence but have been drawn in arguably the toughest group and results this year indicate they might struggle to improve on past performances to record their first global triumph.

Brazil optimistic for Women's World Cup despite nine-game losing run

15 May 2019

SAO PAULO Once one of the most feared nations in women’s football, Brazil head to the World Cup in France in the midst of their worst run in history.

Brazilian women unable to emulate U.S. footballers in equality battle

09 Apr 2019

Brazil's female footballers have made great strides in growing their domestic game but they lack the organisation to emulate the United States team and demand the same pay and conditions as men, defender Erika told Reuters on Tuesday.

Jamaica to host matches in this year's Gold Cup

03 Apr 2019

Jamaica will host two matches in this year's Gold Cup, becoming the third country to help organise the expanded tournament, the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) said on Tuesday.

Arsenal join Chelsea in Europa quarters, Inter go out

15 Mar 2019

LONDON Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as his side beat Stade Rennes 3-0 to reach the Europa League quarter-finals and join Chelsea, who earlier on Thursday thrashed Dynamo Kiev 5-0 with a hat-trick from Oliver Giroud.

Soccer-Giroud hat-trick leads Chelsea into Europa quarters

14 Mar 2019

LONDON, March 14 A perfect hat-trick from Olivier Giroud helped Chelsea overcome Dynamo Kiev 5-0 and cruise into the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday where they will be joined by Napoli and Valencia.

Brazil bring in Ajax winger Neres for injured Vinicius Jnr

08 Mar 2019

Brazil have drafted Ajax Amsterdam winger David Neres into their squad for the first time to replace the injured Vinicius Jnr, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Friday.

Chelsea too strong for Kiev, Arsenal slump at Rennes

07 Mar 2019

Chelsea outclassed Dynamo Kiev 3-0 in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie on Thursday but Arsenal face an uphill task to make the quarter-finals after slumping to a 3-1 defeat at French club Rennes.

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