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Full 2014 World Cup game schedule

Monday, February 24, 2014, 3:01 PM
Here is the complete schedule of games for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, including kickoff times. It got updated a few times after the initial draw, as FIFA moved some games around to deal with tropical heat (and to help European TV broadcasters). FIFA also initially had not confirmed that the last... Read more

Games to Watch: U.S. national team, Big East tournament, World Cup playoffs

Friday, November 15, 2013, 9:39 AM
Portugal vs. Sweden 2:40 p.m. Friday (ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com) 2:30 p.m. Tuesday (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN3.com) The biggest matchup in the European World Cup playoffs features two of international soccer’s true superstars. Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal are the favorites, but they have... Read more

Games to Watch: CONCACAF, UEFA and Africa World Cup qualifying, plus the Cascadia Cup finale

Friday, October 11, 2013, 9:10 AM
I said in the first version of this that Jamaica had called up Donovan Ricketts. The roster I saw wasn't accurate (though it was on the Jamaican federation's website, oddly). I also said that Senegal-Ivory Coast is Sunday; it's Saturday. Apologies. Costa Rica at Honduras 4:50 p.m. Friday (beIN Sport) The... Read more

Games to watch: Confederations Cup, MLS, CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

Friday, June 14, 2013, 10:44 AM
Brazil vs. Japan 2:30 p.m. Saturday (ESPN/Univision) The FIFA Confederations Cup kicks off with a must-win game for host nation Brazil. It’s a warm-up for next year’s World Cup, and the Seleçao will be under pressure to win on home soil. Their star-studded roster includes Neymar... Read more

Games to Watch

Friday, May 31, 2013, 10:24 AM
United States under-20 men vs. Democratic Republic of the Congo 9:30 a.m. Saturday (beIN Sport) The U.S. squad looks for its first win at the prestigious annual Toulon tournament, a showcase for youth national teams in the French city of the same name. This year’s edition is a warm-up for the... Read more

FIFA president Sepp Blatter's Twitter account hacked

Monday, April 22, 2013, 12:56 PM
Here's a nice lunchtime diversion: FIFA president Sepp Blatter's Twitter feed was hacked Friday afternoon. It was good for a laugh while it was happening, though it should be said in all seriousnes that it's never a good thing when a major public figure's account is compromised. It certainly doesn't... Read more

Games to watch: Africa Cup of Nations semifinals, U.S. national team World Cup qualifying

Friday, February 1, 2013, 9:43 AM
Ghana vs. Cape Verde Islands 9:50 a.m. Saturday (ESPN3.com) Playing in the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time ever, Cape Verde has made an upset run to the quarterfinals. Now the Blue Sharks will face a traditional powerhouse in Ghana. The Black Stars are led by forward Asamoah Gyan, who... Read more

Games to Watch: Africa Cup of Nations, La Liga, U.S. men's national team and more

Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:48 AM
Still have a vuvuzela in your closet? It might come in handy over the next few days, as the Africa Cup of Nations kicks in to high gear. Zambia vs. Nigeria 10:00 a.m. Friday (ESPN3.com) The reigning Africa Cup of Nations champions face one of the continent’s perennial powers in a group stage... Read more

Games worth watching: Africa Cup of Nations, Arsenal-Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur-Manchester United and more

Friday, January 18, 2013, 5:31 PM
I need a catchy name for this column. If you have any suggestions, post a comment here let me know on Twitter. Hannover 96 at Schalke 04 2:30 p.m. Friday (GolTV) Germany’s Bundesliga returns from its winter break with a matchup between U.S. national team stars Steve Cherundolo (Hannover)... Read more

Video: Zlatan Ibrahimović, Michael Bradley, Neymar goals highlight Wednesday's international soccer action

Thursday, November 15, 2012, 8:35 AM
Wednesday's international soccer action produced some quite spectacular goals by players on a lot of different national teams. Here's a roundup of the best ones. First, Michael Bradley scored a beautiful volley for the United States in a 2-2 draw with Russia in Krasnodar: The game finished... Read more
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