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2014-04-01 23:00:19

Ticket Down has rolled back prices across the board on all tickets for the exhibition game between soccer powerhouses USA and Mexico at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, AZ. The friendly match in preparation for the World Cup is on 4/2/14 and this popular secondary ticket source has added their customer appreciation promo code DISCOUNT for added savings. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Ticket Down announces that they have slashed prices on tickets for the big match...

2009-12-02 03:46:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's today announced its most comprehensive FIFA World Cup global sponsorship featuring an array of consumer-focused programs that will engage football fans around the globe. World Cup 2010 marks McDonald's fifth time as an Official Sponsor and the Official Restaurant of the tournament. McDonald's promises to bring the excitement of the world's most-watched sporting event to life for millions of customers and employees in its...

2009-08-05 07:14:00

Brazil remains the world's top-ranked men's soccer team while Italy slipped one spot to No. 5 in ratings released Wednesday by FIFA. Despite losing 30 ranking points in August, Brazil held onto the top spot it retook last month after a year of being ranked either fourth or fifth in the monthly rankings. A year ago Italy was No. 2, but it has been losing rating points as older matches are devalued. As a result, the Italians fell from fourth to fifth in August. Germany benefited, moving from...

2009-07-26 18:53:01

Mexico whipped the defending champion United States national team 5-0 Sunday in the Gold Cup soccer championship at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. The Mexican team did all of its scoring in the second half. Giovani Dos Santos led the way with a goal and three assists, earning tournament MVP honors. Mexico got its first score on a penalty kick by Gerardo Torrado in the 55th minute. Dos Santos made it 2-0 with a goal seven minutes later and Carlos Vela, Jose Antonio Castro and...

2009-07-02 07:14:02

Brazil, which won the Confederations Cup with a second-half, title-game charge, has returned to the top of the FIFA men's world soccer rankings. Brazil trailed the United States 2-0 at halftime of Sunday's Confed Cup final, but Luis Fabiano scored a pair of goals and Lucio got the game winner in the 84th minute for the championship. The result vaulted Brazil from fifth to first in the world soccer rankings. Brazil last was atop the rankings in August 2007. Winning the high-profile...

2009-06-28 17:44:18

Lucio headed home a goal in the 84th minute Sunday, completing Brazil's 3-2 comeback over the United States for the FIFA Confederations Cup title. Luis Fabiano scored twice to tie the score after the U.S. team had jumped out 2-0 in the first 27 minutes. Americans Clint Dempsey and Landon Donovan had put the five-time World Cup winners in the two-goal hole but Fabiano scored just seconds into the second half and got his second at the 74th minute. The victory was the Brazilians' second straight...

2009-06-25 19:24:05

Daniel Alves scored on a free kick in the 88th minute Thursday, giving Brazil a 1-0 decision over South Africa in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup. The victory put Brazil into Sunday's championship match against the United States, which became a shocking finalist Wednesday with a 2-0 win over top-ranked Spain. South Africa gave the Brazilians all they wanted throughout the match and was unfortunate not to have grabbed the lead in the first half. Overtime appeared before South Africa's...

2009-03-21 22:17:12

Justin Mapp, Brian McBride and Cuauhtemoc Blanco scored goals for the Chicago Fire Saturday in a 3-1 win over FC Dallas. Dallas (0-1-0) scored first when Kenny Cooper drove a 60-yard shot past Fire goalie Jon Busch in the ninth minute but Chicago (1-0-0) tied it just when Mapp scored in the 38th minute and McBride put the Fire ahead for good with a goal on a penalty kick six minutes into the second half. Blanco wrapped up the scoring with a goal on a free kick.

2006-07-01 17:59:09

By Terry Wade SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - Tears flowed as disappointment gripped Brazil on Saturday after its star-studded World Cup soccer team suffered a stinging 1-0 defeat to France, ending its hopes of a sixth championship. "This was the worst thing that could have happened -- to lose to France again," said Fabio Santos, 39, a fan in Sao Paulo. Brazil, which won the previous World Cup championship in 2002, and is the only country to have won five World Cup titles, considers...


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