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Brazil tops FIFA world ranking

After a gap of seven years Brazil has returned to the top of the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking,

Not since elimination from 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa at the hands of the Netherlands – being passed in the table by eventual champions Spain and the Netherlands has Brazil held the No1 position. 19 more words

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Gluck: What adds more value? Goal Scored or Goal Prevented?

With soccer statistical analysis growing daily, a longer headline might be: 

What do the tea leaves show about team performance measurements in Major League Soccer?  Does the goal prevented show greater value, relative to points earned, than the goal scored? 1,857 more words

Possession With Purpose

Brazil to play Germany next year for 1st time since 7-1 loss

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Germany and Brazil will meet next year on the soccer field for the first time since the 7-1 rout in the World Cup semifinals. 97 more words

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World Cup winner Kevin Grosskreutz hospitalized after fight

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) German second-division leader Stuttgart says World Cup winner Kevin Grosskreutz has been hospitalized after getting involved in a fight Monday night.

The club says “Grosskreutz is doing well in the circumstances. 105 more words

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The Crown Prince

Kevin-Prince Boateng is often associated with the word ‘controversial’.

Not that surprising when the man himself confirms “You know, I’m always honest”.

Controversy was not far away from Boateng when he and fellow Ghanaian player Sulley Muntari were… 620 more words

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