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South Korea’s performance is why the World Cup exists

By TOM LEY

Deadspin (June 27) – If there’s one thing that will really stick with me from this morning’s World Cup action, it isn’t Mexico spending 90 minutes stress-barfing all over themselves. Neither is it the shock of defending champion Germany failing to get out of the group stage. What I’ll most likely remember long after this World Cup crowns a winner and for years after that is this image: Continue reading

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Deutschland, Deutschland, über nichts!

Germany’s players walk off the pitch as South Korea’s Ju Se-jong, front celebrates after the group F match between South Korea and Germany, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | AP Photo/Lee Jin-man

Alexei Lalas exclaimed after the game on Fox TV: “Nobody saw this coming. I mean nobody. And if someone did, I want to meet him.” Mr Lalas is an American former professional soccer player and current Fox Soccer analyst with a reported net worth of approximately $2 million. Continue reading

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Mexico pulling away from the CONCACAF pack

Mexico and Canada are on two separate roads |
Hirving Lozano (left) celebrates his goal against Germany with Jesus Gallardo. Mexico’s stunning 1-0 victory over the defending World Cup champions has sent a ripple through this year’s tournament, but also through the CONCACAF conference.
Hirving Lozano (left) celebrates his goal against Germany with Jesus Gallardo. Mexico’s stunning 1-0 victory over the defending World Cup champions has sent a ripple through this year’s tournament, but also through the CONCACAF conference | MATTHIAS HANGST / GETTY IMAGES

MOSCOW (June 22) —Basking in the glow of the finest achievement in Canadian men’s soccer for, well, far too long, Steve Reed was asked how he planned to celebrate.

The president of Canada Soccer was sitting at the head table in Moscow’s Expocentre on the eve of this FIFA World Cup as the united North American bid team had won the rights to host the 2026 running of the planet’s biggest sporting event. Reed revealed that, in contrast to his United States counterparts, he was going to hang around a while in Russia. Continue reading

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World Cup 2018: Deutschland über alles trumped by Mexico

Mexico defeated defending World Cup champion Germany 1-0 on June 17th, producing the best win of the opening round. Mexico was ranked 15th in the world by FIFA and had never before defeated Germany in an official match. Germany topped the list entering the tournament. Mexico’s counterattacking and pace was first-class and they should have scored more. Continue reading

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Friendship first: Mexican and US soccer teams unite to stick it to Trump’s wall

Mexico won the World Cup qualifying match against the U.S. national team 2-1.

US and Mexico players unite for a team photo ahead of their World Cup qualifier in Colombus. US and Mexico players unite for a team photo ahead of their World Cup qualifier in Colombus. | Photo: AFP

US and Mexico players unite for a team photo ahead of their World Cup qualifier in Colombus | AFP

The Mexican and U.S. national soccer teams defied protocol Friday night November 11 in their World Cup qualifier as they posed together for a team photograph in a display of unity as U.S. president-elect Donald Trump threatens to tear the two nations apart. Continue reading

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Though Cuba’s debut in Gold Cup stained with irregularities, it fights through to the quarter-finals

Mexico forward Oribe Peralta scores a goal against Cub at Soldier Field, Chicago, July 9, 2015. | Reuters

Mexico forward Oribe Peralta scores a goal against Cuba at Soldier Field, Chicago, July 9, 2015. | Reuters

By TONY SEED

The USA and Cuba may have agreed to normalizing diplomatic relations, but that has not extended to sport due to the hostile attitude of the Obama administration. News agencies report that the United States refused to allow the coach of the Cuban national football team, six players and the team’s doctor for the CONCAF Gold Cup, a regional tournament of the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football, hosted under FIFA auspices, currently underway in that country. What it shows is that even the domain of sports is being brought under the liquidationist pressure, whereby the modern norms of a level playing field and sportsmanship in competition are being destroyed in order to achieve self-serving political aims.
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Cuba wins Central American and Caribbean Games

With 123 gold medals, this was the 10th time that Cuba has won the games.
Cuban athletes celebrate during the games' closing ceremony | Photo: Veracruz 2014 CACG

Cuban athletes celebrate during the games’ closing ceremony | Photo: Veracruz 2014 CACG

Central American and Caribbean Games logoDespite Mexico dominating the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games (CACG) medal table for almost the whole competition, Cuba managed to emerge as the final winner of the event.

Cuba ended with 123 gold, 66 silver and 65 bronze medals, while Mexico, the host nation, finished in second place with 115, 106 and 111 medals respectively. It was the 10th time Cuba has won the games. It did not participate in the 2010 tournament in Puerto Rico because of restrictions imposed by the U.S. blockade. Continue reading

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