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Germany still ahead of Argentina in FIFA rankings

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J ZURICH (AP) — World Cup winner Germany is still No. 1 in the FIFA rankings despite losing to second-place Argentina in a friendly rematch of their final this month.

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Soccer-Bayern frontline needs improvement despite win over City

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J (Corrects typo in intro) By Karolos Grohmann Sept 18 (Reuters) – Bayern Munich’s last-minute victory over Manchester City may have left fans delighted with a winning Champions League Group E start but highlighted their need to improve their finishing after missing a string of clear chances. 42 more words

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Soccer-Wilkins targeting Asian Cup success with Jordan

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J AMMAN, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Winning the 2015 Asian Cup should be the target for Jordan an ambitious head coach Ray Wilkins said after he signed his contract on Wednesday to take charge of the West Asians. 57 more words

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Impact beat Red Bulls in CONCACAF Champions League

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MONTREAL (AP) — Marco Di Vaio scored in the first half in the Montreal Impact's 1-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls in a CONCACAF Champions League game Wednesday night.

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Soccer-Brazilian championship results and standings

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Sept 18 (Infostrada Sports) – Results and standings from the Brazilian championship matches on Wednesday Wednesday, September 17Cruzeiro 2 Atletico Paranaense 0 Figueirense 1 Criciuma 1 Sport 0 Internacional 0 Vitoria 3 Fluminense 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Cruzeiro 22 15 4 3 45 21 49 2 Sao Paulo 21 12 6 3 37 22 42 3 Internacional 22 11 5 6 27 18 38 4 Corinthians 21 9 9 3 25 13 36 ————————-5 Fluminense 22 10 5 7 36 23 35 6 Gremio 21 10 5 6 18 14 35 7 Sport 22 9 5 8 20 27 32 8 Atletico Mineiro 21 8 7 6 24 20 31 9 Santos 21 8 5 8 24 19 29 10 Flamengo 21 8 4 9 17 24 28 11 …

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Reuters Sports Schedule at 0001 GMT on Thursday, Sept 18

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J Reuters sports schedule at 0001 GMT on Thursday: – – – – SOCCER Champions League Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng returned to haunt his former club with a last-gasp goal that secured a 1-0 win over English title holders Manchester City in their opening Champions League Group E clash on Wednesday (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/BAYERN (PIX), moved, by Karolos Grohmann, 500 words) – – We will have follow-ups of the various Champions League matches (SOCCER-CHAMPIONS/, expect by 1100 GMT/7 AM ET) – – Europa League group stage Sevilla begin Europa League title defence against Feyenoord LONDON – Europa …

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Soccer-Schalke stop Chelsea juggernaut in its tracks

http://ift.tt/eA8V8J (Adds quotes, details) * Schalke hit back to stop Chelsea’s winning run * Fabregas scores but mistake leads to Schalke goal * Wasteful Chelsea miss chance after chance By Mike Collett LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Schalke 04 halted the Chelsea juggernaut when they drew 1-1 in their Champions League Group G opener at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, handing a wake-up call to the London club who had won their first four games of the season. …

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