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Women's football in America 'swept things under the rug' - ex-US midfielder O'Reilly

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Former USA international Heather O'Reilly says that women's football in the US was guilty of ignoring issues in a bid to establish the National Women's Soccer League.


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Africa's rising soccer stars train in Egypt's refugee academy - Reuters

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Professional soccer player Francis Deng Kowal imagines that life without soccer would be "very harsh", and that's why he founded a soccer academy in Egypt with the hope of inspiring young African refugees through the sport.


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Soccer - U.S. 777 partners acquires full ownership of Italy's Genoa soccer club - Reuters

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U.S investment firm 777 Partners said on Thursday it had acquired full ownership of Italy's oldest soccer club, Genoa, from businessman Enrico Preziosi.


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'Empower Academy' trains women soccer players - Reuters

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Egyptian female soccer coach, Farida Salem, started her own academy to help aspiring women footballers achieve their dreams and challenge stigma and social boundaries in a male-dominated sport.


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Brazil's unvaccinated president misses soccer match - Reuters

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Sunday he was not allowed to attend a league match between Santos and Gremio because the home club did not allow unvaccinated supporters into their stadium.


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U.S. women's soccer hid issues for NWSL to succeed, says O'Reilly - Reuters

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Women's soccer in the United States "swept a lot of bad things under the rug" to make the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) successful, former midfielder Heather O'Reilly said.


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'Systemic failure': Thorns apologise as allegations rock women's soccer - Reuters

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National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) side Portland Thorns said on Monday they regret their role in "a systemic failure across women's professional soccer" after sexual harassment allegations against one of their former coaches and promised change.


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Kenya's Wanyama announces international retirement - Reuters

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Kenya midfielder Victor Wanyama announced his retirement from international soccer on Monday.


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The Week in Numbers: debt deal, Saudi soccer - Reuters

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From a U.S. debt deal of sorts, to a Saudi stake in English soccer, we round up the big numbers in business and finance over the week to October 8. Francesca Lynagh reports.


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Soccer player stands trial over sex tape affair - Reuters.com

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The trial of Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema opened in France on Wednesday (October 20) over charges of complicity in the attempted blackmail of former international team mate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. Francis Maguire reports.


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France's Macron scores penalty in charity soccer match - Reuters

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French President Emmanuel Macron scored a penalty goal when he turned out for a team of celebrities in a charity match on Thursday.


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Newcastle bid suits Saudi more than UK soccer - Reuters

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Soccer clubs are often poor investments. Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) may have found an exception with a possible 305 million pound acquisition of Britain’s Newcastle United, known as a “sleeping giant” of the game.


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Afghan girls' soccer team settle in Portugal - Reuters

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15-year-old Sarah says leaving her homeland Afghanistan was painful. But now, safely in Portugal, she hopes to pursue her dream of playing soccer professionally - and perhaps meeting her idol, star striker Cristiano Ronaldo. Lauren Anthony has more.


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Ronaldo leapfrogs Messi in Forbes list of top-earning players - Reuters

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Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reclaimed top spot in the list of the world's highest-paid soccer players from Lionel Messi, according to <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/christinasettimi/2021/09/21/the-worlds-highest-paid-soccer-players-…


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Ronaldo leapfrogs Messi as soccer's highest earner - Forbes - Reuters.com

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Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reclaimed top spot in the list of the world's highest-paid soccer players from Lionel Messi, according to Forbes.


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China Evergrande's construction of Guangzhou soccer stadium proceeding as planned - Reuters

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China Evergrande Group said on Monday that the construction of a soccer stadium funded by the property conglomerate in the southern city of Guangzhou is proceeding as normal.


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Dybala out of Argentina squad due to injury - Reuters

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Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has been ruled out of Argentina's squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers due to injury, the country's soccer governing body said.


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French PM Castex gives pope signed Lionel Messi jersey - Reuters

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Pope Francis, a keen soccer fan, received an unusual gift on Monday from France's prime minister - a jersey signed by the pontiff's fellow Argentine Lionel Messi.


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Pele set to leave hospital after colon op, daughter says - Reuters

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Brazilian soccer legend Pele is set to leave hospital after recovering from an operation to remove a tumour from his colon, his daughter Kely said on Wednesday.


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Around 100 Afghan players, families arrive in Qatar - Reuters

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Qatar's assistant foreign minister Lolwah Alkhater said around 100 Afghan soccer players and their families were among the passengers to arrive on a recent flight from Kabul.