Monday, June 22, 2015
A senior official of the Japan Football Association has denied allegations that it paid US$1.5 million to the sport's South American confederation for supporting its co-hosting of the 2002 World Cup, a newspaper reported Sunday.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Charles Aranguiz scored twice and Alexis Sanchez added another goal on Friday to help Copa America host Chile defeat Bolivia 5-0 and advance from the group stage in first place.
Mali claimed third place at the Under-20 World Cup with a 3-1 win over 10-man Senegal in a dramatic and foul-ridden match on Saturday.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
A 72nd-minute goal by veteran striker Claudio Pizarro gave Peru a 1-0 victory over 10-man Venezuela on Thursday, leaving the four teams of Group C in the Copa America exactly even going into the last games of the round-robin stage.
Lionel Messi will play his 100th match for Argentina on Saturday against Jamaica in the Copa America but it will be a century marked by too many tears and no titles.
Brazilian star Neymar has been provisionally suspended for one match and could face a harsher final punishment, officials said Thursday after the striker received a red card during a fracas in Brazil's Copa America loss to Colombia.
Friday, June 19, 2015
Brazil captain Neymar faces a nervous wait to discover his Copa America fate after getting sent off in a post-match fracas as the five-time world champions crashed to a 1-0 defeat against Colombia on Wednesday.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
The United States beat Nigeria 1-0 on Tuesday to secure top place in their group at the Women's World Cup, while Australia and Cameroon got the results they needed to also secure automatic progression to the knockout stages.
Sergio Aguero reignited Argentina's Copa America campaign with the only goal in a 1-0 victory over historic rivals Uruguay, as the tournament was rocked by the arrest of Chile star Arturo Vidal for drunk driving after a car crash.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Top-ranked Germany beat Thailand 4-0 at the Women's World Cup on Monday to claim top spot in Group B.