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  • © Getty Images A busy few months across the world of women’s football has seen qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ get underway across Europe and Asia. This has meant some re-entries, new entries and movement in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking. At the summit, Germany had knocked USA off the top spot for the first time since March 2015 in the previous ranking, but the Stars and Stripes are back on top after four impressive consecutive wins against Russia (twice), Sweden and Norway. Elsewhere in the top ten, Canada retook fourth place from England thanks to a friendly win over Sweden. The Blagult themselves dropped three places to ninth, their lowest ever ranking. Eight teams re-entered the ranking, thanks to the recent glut of competitive games and friendly matches across the globe, with Tajikistan (108th) and Kosovo (109th) entering the table for the first time. With three countries (Jamaica, St Lucia and Malawi) dropping out due to inactivity, the ..

    USA back on top, Women’s World Cup qualifiers make impact

    © Getty Images A busy few months across the world of women’s football has seen qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ get underway across Europe and Asia. This has meant some re-entries, new entries and movement in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking. At the summit, Germany had knocked USA off the top spot for the first time since March 2015 in the previous ranking, but the Stars and Stripes are back on top after four impressive consecutive wins against Russia (twice), Sweden and Norway. Elsewhere in the top ten, Canada retook fourth place from England thanks to a friendly win over Sweden. The Blagult themselves dropped three places to ninth, their lowest ever ranking. Eight teams re-entered the ranking, thanks to the recent glut of competitive games and friendly matches across the globe, with Tajikistan (108th) and Kosovo (109th) entering the table for the first time. With three countries (Jamaica, St Lucia and Malawi) dropping out due to inactivity, the ..
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  • The Gabon international was the Bundesliga's top scorer last season, and has attracted the attention of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City COMMENT Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finished third in the European Golden Ball standings and topped the Bundesliga goalscoring ..

    World-class striker Aubameyang is perfect for the Premier League

    The Gabon international was the Bundesliga's top scorer last season, and has attracted the attention of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City COMMENT Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finished third in the European Golden Ball standings and topped the Bundesliga goalscoring ..
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  • The French side have tried to steal a march on the likes of Arsenal and Real Madrid by launching a giant bid for the teenage sensation EXCLUSIVE Paris Saint-Germain have stepped up their pursuit of Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe and have made an offer of over €135 million, Goal understands. Messi v ..

    PSG make world-record Mbappe bid

    The French side have tried to steal a march on the likes of Arsenal and Real Madrid by launching a giant bid for the teenage sensation EXCLUSIVE Paris Saint-Germain have stepped up their pursuit of Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe and have made an offer of over €135 million, Goal understands. Messi v ..
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  • The French side have tried to steal a march on the likes of Arsenal and Real Madrid by launching a giant bid for the teenage sensation EXCLUSIVE Paris Saint-Germain have stepped up their pursuit of Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe and have made an offer of over €135 million, Goal understands. Messi v ..

    PSG make world record €135m Mbappe bid

    The French side have tried to steal a march on the likes of Arsenal and Real Madrid by launching a giant bid for the teenage sensation EXCLUSIVE Paris Saint-Germain have stepped up their pursuit of Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe and have made an offer of over €135 million, Goal understands. Messi v ..
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  • The portrait of the Portugal star was designed to brighten up the local landscape and more will follow in the coming year The mayor of Kazan has promised Lionel Messi a mural to rival that of Cristiano Ronaldo if Argentina qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals. 'Immoral' Oscar banned for..

    Kazan mayor promises World Cup Messi mural to rival Ronaldo’s

    The portrait of the Portugal star was designed to brighten up the local landscape and more will follow in the coming year The mayor of Kazan has promised Lionel Messi a mural to rival that of Cristiano Ronaldo if Argentina qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals. 'Immoral' Oscar banned for..
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  • The South American nation says it would be willing to join forces with other countries in order to host the footballing world's biggest event Chile has announced that the country will consider a joint a bid for the 2026 World Cup. Arturo Salah, the president of Chile's football associat..

    Chile considering joint bid for 2026 World Cup

    The South American nation says it would be willing to join forces with other countries in order to host the footballing world's biggest event Chile has announced that the country will consider a joint a bid for the 2026 World Cup. Arturo Salah, the president of Chile's football associat..
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  • Find out the qualification status of every country in the world as next summer's gathering of the top players and teams in international soccer nears The field of potential teams for the 2018 World Cup in Russia is slimming, with some countries booking their spots and others falling out of the..

    World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Which teams have qualified for the finals in Russia?

    Find out the qualification status of every country in the world as next summer's gathering of the top players and teams in international soccer nears The field of potential teams for the 2018 World Cup in Russia is slimming, with some countries booking their spots and others falling out of the..
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  • © Getty Images Legendary coach Tony DiCicco passes away at the age of 68 Coached USA to 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup title on home soil Led USA to Olympic Gold at Atlanta 1996 USA's FIFA Women's World Cup-winning coach in 1999 Tony DiCicco passed away at his home on 19 June 2017 at the age of 68. DiCicco's son Anthony published the following statement on behalf of the family. A statement from the DiCicco Family. pic.twitter.com/kBLKhdrWdH — Anthony DiCicco (@DiCiccoMethod) June 20, 2017 His accomplishments include winning the aforementioned Women's World Cup, the nation's second at the time, and an Olympic gold medal for USA at Atlanta 1996, the first edition of women's soccer at the Games. Tributes have been pouring in from the world football community, remembering the influential figure who left a significant impact on women's football. @DiCiccoMethod Great coach, amazing man! We were so fortunate to have him be our teacher/leader. His..

    World football mourns as DiCicco passes away

    © Getty Images Legendary coach Tony DiCicco passes away at the age of 68 Coached USA to 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup title on home soil Led USA to Olympic Gold at Atlanta 1996 USA's FIFA Women's World Cup-winning coach in 1999 Tony DiCicco passed away at his home on 19 June 2017 at the age of 68. DiCicco's son Anthony published the following statement on behalf of the family. A statement from the DiCicco Family. pic.twitter.com/kBLKhdrWdH — Anthony DiCicco (@DiCiccoMethod) June 20, 2017 His accomplishments include winning the aforementioned Women's World Cup, the nation's second at the time, and an Olympic gold medal for USA at Atlanta 1996, the first edition of women's soccer at the Games. Tributes have been pouring in from the world football community, remembering the influential figure who left a significant impact on women's football. @DiCiccoMethod Great coach, amazing man! We were so fortunate to have him be our teacher/leader. His..
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  • The Real chief feels his manager is arguably the best on the planet after leading the capital club to consecutive European titles Real Madrid president Florentino Perez feels Zinedine Zidane has developed into the best coach in the world since taking charge of the Santiago Bernabeu side. FIFA 18: ..

    ‘Symbolic figure’ Zidane has become the best coach in the world, says Perez

    The Real chief feels his manager is arguably the best on the planet after leading the capital club to consecutive European titles Real Madrid president Florentino Perez feels Zinedine Zidane has developed into the best coach in the world since taking charge of the Santiago Bernabeu side. FIFA 18: ..
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  • Lars Stindl, Julian Draxler and Leon Goretzka were on target as Germany got the better of Australia 3-2 at the Confederations Cup. Germany beat Australia 3-2 in their Confederations Cup opener at Fisht Stadium in Sochi courtesy of goals from Lars Stindl, Julian Draxler and Leon Goretzka. Stindl op..

    Australia 2 Germany 3: Goals galore as world champions get off to winning start

    Lars Stindl, Julian Draxler and Leon Goretzka were on target as Germany got the better of Australia 3-2 at the Confederations Cup. Germany beat Australia 3-2 in their Confederations Cup opener at Fisht Stadium in Sochi courtesy of goals from Lars Stindl, Julian Draxler and Leon Goretzka. Stindl op..
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