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The US hopes to put the World Cup demons behind them in Qatar

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The United States will silence critics after a difficult transitional period against Qatar when they return to the World Cup stage for the first time in eight years. Their failure to qualify for the finals four years ago prompted much soul-searching within the National Sports Authority, even as the women’s team …

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‘Captain America’ Pulisic faces high expectations at the World Cup

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Pressure is mounting for “Captain America” ​​Christian Pulisic to deliver a superhero performance on his debut at the World Cup in Qatar, building on years of high expectations from his fans in the United States. He was the youngest player to make a World Cup qualifier in the United States six …

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The United States and Canada look to bridge the gap in bid to win the World Cup

(Reuters) – North America has cracked the women’s rugby trail, but the United States and Canada enter the ninth edition of the World Cup in New Zealand this week with more hopes than they expected to win the title. The American Eagles won the inaugural World Cup in Wales in 1991 and reached the final …

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Wayne’s World Cup mission is reviving once-dominant New Zealand

(Reuters) – The black fern entered a crisis earlier this year after strikes in four Tests against England and France in late 2021 showed they had fallen behind their rivals within two years of New Zealand’s COVID-19 lockdown. By far the most successful team in women’s rugby history, New Zealand was also without a coach …

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There is no magic formula but positive signs for Potter at Chelsea

Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON (Reuters) – There was no tactical magic to celebrate Graham Potter’s first game as Chelsea’s new coach, but despite the 1-1 draw at home to Salzburg in the Champions League, there were positive signs at the start of another new game. Club era. After …

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Brazilian football clubs are preparing for a gold rush to close the gap between the European elite

São Paulo (Reuters) – A new law allowing soccer clubs in Brazil to seek overseas investment is attracting hundreds of millions of dollars to a country known as the biggest source of football talent, a change that could see Brazilian teams compete for the top flight in Europe. . The new cash boost, mostly foreign, …

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