Soccer
  • Barcelona will play Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will face Borussia Dortmund as Friday's draw kept the Spanish and German teams apart.

    Real Madrid CF International Relations Director Emilio Butragueno, from left, Borussia Dortmund former player Lars Ricken, FC Barcelona Director of Professional Football Andoni Zubizarreta and FC Bayern Munich's former player Bixente Lizarazu, are seen during the draw of the games of the UEFA Champions League 2012/13 for the semi-finals and final UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Friday,12 April 2013.
    LAST UPDATE : Apr 12, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT
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  • In this July 25, 2012 file photo, United States' Alex Morgan, center, is challenged by France's Wendie Renard, left, during their women's group G soccer match before the start of the London 2012 Summer Olympics in Glasgow. Morgan and Abby Wambach are to headline the National Women's Soccer League, the third incarnation of a women's professional soccer league in the United States. The season kicks off Saturday, April 13, 2013, with FC Kansas City hosting Morgan and the Portland Thorns FC in Kansas. Wambach,

    Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan headline the National Women's Soccer League, the third incarnation of a women's professional soccer league in the United States.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 12, 2013, 10:32 AM EDT
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  • A FIFA officer displays a watch displaying 'goal' during a demonstration of new goal-line technology by Hawk-Eye Innovations at Toyota Stadium in Toyota, Aichi prefecture on December 8, 2012 which is being used in the 2012 Club World Cup tournament in Japan. Hawkeye, which is familiar from tennis and cricket and uses cameras to track a ball's position and trajectory, will be tested at the competitions in Toyota. The ninth edition of the FIFA Club World Cup football tournament is taking place from December 6

    The English Premier League is the first major domestic competition to approve a goal-line technology system to help referees with close calls.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 11, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT
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  • UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino speaks during the Soccerex European Forum in Manchester, north-west England, on April 10, 2013. Soccerex is a football business event, conference and exhibition.

    UEFA is proposing tough sanctions against racism in soccer, including a minimum 10-match ban for players or officials found guilty of abuse.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 10, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT
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  • Goalkeeper Loes Geurts of The Netherlands stops a header by Lauren Cheney of the U.S. during the international friendly women's soccer match at ADO The Hague stadium, Netherlands, Tuesday April 9, 2013. The U.S. won the match with a 3-1 score.

    The U.S. women's team beat the Netherlands 3-1 in an exhibition Tuesday that extended the Americans' unbeaten streak to 31 games.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 09, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT
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  • Bayern's Bastian Schweinsteiger, 3rd from left, celebrates with his team after winning the German Bundesliga championship in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, April 6, 2013. Bayern Munich wrapped up the German title in record time by winning 1-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday with six rounds left in the season, an unprecedented feat in 50 years of the Bundesliga.

    Bayern Munich has been voted the top team for the week the German team won the Bundesliga in record time.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 09, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT
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  • Spectators attend a friendly soccer match between South Africa and Guatemala at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, South Africa in this file photo dated Monday May 31, 2010. The South African government announced Friday April 5, 2013, that it will set up an investigation into allegations of match-fixing in the run up to the 2010 World Cup after recent meetings with FIFA and its own national football association, to look into possible corruption in games involving the South African national team.

    Three years after the first World Cup in Africa, the South African government will investigate allegations of match-fixing leading to the showcase tournament.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 05, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT
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  • AC Milan's German-born Ghanaian international Kevin-Prince Boateng (L) listens to FIFA president President Sepp Blatter after a meeting at the Home of FIFA on March 22, 2013 in Zurich. In a January friendly against Pro Patria, Boateng and two other black teammates suffered racist abuse from a small group of fans of the side from Busto Arsizio outside Milan. Boateng took offence and walked off the pitch, followed by his entire team. Blatter has raised concerns about players taking matters into their own hand

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter has softened his proposal that clubs be punished with relegation after racist abuse, suggesting fans would deliberately provoke abuse.

     
    LAST UPDATE : Apr 05, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT
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  • Barcelona's Lionel Messi scores the opening goal while Paris Saint Germain's goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu of Italy looks on during their Champions League quarterfinal soccer match in Paris,Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

    Messi will definitely miss Saturday's game against Mallorca and "his availability after that will depend on how the injury progresses."

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 03, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT
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