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News on Olympic Football continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

3 hrs ago | IcNetwork

Football fan climbs Mount Snowdon in a thong - after losing a World Cup bet

Jon Jolley, from Wrexham, climbed to the summit of Mount Snowdon for Cancer Research UK.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Summer Olympic, Neymar

6 hrs ago | Mid-Day Mumbai

2nd chance: Brazil turn back to Dunga as Scolari successor

Two weeks after being hammered 7-1 by Germany in the World Cup semi-finals, Brazil have named former skipper Carlos Dunga as coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's successor Rio de Janeiro: Dunga won the World Cup as a player for Brazil and now the country is giving him a second chance to get the trophy as a coach.

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Related Topix: Brazil World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Sports, Summer Olympic, Neymar, Olympics, Summer Olympics

8 hrs ago | Football365

Liverpool Have Not Repeated Spurs' Failings

That's the view of Matt Stanger, who says Brendan Rodgers is doing his best to sidestep a difficult problem in the transfer market.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard, World Soccer, More Sports, Liverpool, England World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup, Jack Wilshere, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

9 hrs ago | Football.co.uk

Lucas Moura to Man United would solve a problem

One of the problems that PSG are now contending with is not having the money to buy players but the natural wealth for the club to sustain big player purchases and are now subject to limitations to their spending with FFP sanctions.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Jeremy Menez, World Soccer, More Sports, PSG, Lucas, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

10 hrs ago | Banburycake.co.uk

Real confirm Rodriguez signing

Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco, the European champions have announced.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cristiano Ronaldo, Soccer Players, Luis Suarez, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Thomas Muller, Toni Kroos, World Soccer, More Sports, Bayern Munich

13 hrs ago | Hinckley Times

Ballet school to open its doors from September

Whether it's football, bowls, cage fighting, fencing, tennis, fishing, golf, wrestling, darts, snooker, cricket, boxing, or anything else, we want to hear what the residents of Hinckley Bosworth have been playing at Resin - made up of Sime, James, Chez, Sev and Danny - will be performing at the renowned Bloodstock festival in August as well as ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

16 hrs ago | Cambridge Evening News

Christ the Redeemer, Brazil: picture Fotex Medien Agentur GMBH / Rex Features

The football carnival currently being staged at the spiritual home of carnivals is actually the second global football event in Brazil this year - the Street Child World Cup tournament, which is organised by Cambridge-based Street Child United, took place a couple of months ago.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Business News

United man 'used to be like Neymar; has only himself to blame,' says ex-Brazil star

When Anderson first arrived at Manchester United in 2007, talk was that Sir Alex Ferguson had signed one of the most exciting young players in the game.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Neymar, Olympics, Summer Olympics, World Soccer, More Sports, Manchester United

Football.co.uk

Van Gaals United debut leads US invasion

Fifty years after the Beatles launched a British musical "invasion" of America, English football clubs are playing pre-season matches in the United States hoping to spark growth for the sport.

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Related Topix: Ryan Giggs, Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Juan Mata, Summer Olympics, Wayne Rooney, Soccer Players, Chris Smalling

Metro

NEWCroatia defender Ivan Strinic 'set for West Ham medical'

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is looking to continue his summer spending with the signing of Croatian international defender Ivan Strinic from Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, according to reports from Croatia.

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Related Topix: Cheikhou Kouyate, Sports, Summer Olympic, Mauro Zarate, Olympics, Summer Olympics

BleacherReport

Can James Rodriguez Have a Zinedine Zidane-Like Impact for Real Madrid?

To address that question, here is a scouting report on James, a 23-year-old, 5'11", 170-pound central attacking midfielder.

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Related Topix: Sports, Soccer Players, Cristiano Ronaldo, Summer Olympic, Rodrigo, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Mid-Day Mumbai

Dunga favoured to replace Luis Felipe Scolari as new Brazil coach

Rio de Janeiro: Former World Cup-winning captain Dunga is favored to serve for the second time as national coach and will be named as Luiz Felipe Scolari's successor on Tuesday, Globo reported.

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Related Topix: Hulk, Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, World Soccer, More Sports, Corinthians

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Business Times

Now bend it like an Asian

Will the football World Cup ever see a "non-traditional" winner? What will it take for an Asian team to emerge world champions? THE blueprint for footballing success is investment and youth development.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Neymar, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Bayer Leverkusen, World Soccer, More Sports

The Independent

Louis van Gaal's 'difficult decisions' already reshaping the Manchester United landscape

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Related Topix: Sports, Wayne Rooney, Soccer Players, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Bebe, Ashley Young, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

BleacherReport

B/R Gossip Roundup: Van Gaal Will Wield Axe, Vidal and Pogba Futures Uncertain

With the World Cup over and the new domestic seasons still a few weeks away , we are moving into a period when transfer rumours dominate most of the football landscape.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Soccer Players, Sami Khedira, Paul Pogba, Frank Lampard, Ramires, John Obi Mikel

The Daily Record

Gordon Strachan on Ryan Gauld: Nobody outside of Scotland even...

SCOTLAND boss Gordon Strachan, who is back from pundit duties in Rio, has revealed Ryan Gauld's much talked about transfer to Sporting Lisbon hasn't had a mention outside of Scotland.

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Goal.com

Are Di Maria and Isco set for the Premier League?

International Football Writer REAL MADRID FIRESALE COULD TRANSFORM TOP OF PREMIER LEAGUE There is nothing subtle about Real Madrid's transfer campaign this summer.

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Related Topix: Isco, Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Soccer Players, Real Madrid, World Soccer, More Sports, Morata, Alvaro Morata, Angel Di Maria

Sat Jul 19, 2014

BleacherReport

Barcelona Target Marquinhos Continues to Endure Difficult Pre-Season with PSG

Paris Saint-Germain's Marquinhos continues to struggle to find early pre-season form after a dreadful performance in the French champions' 4-2 friendly defeat to German 2. Bundesliga outfit RasenBallsport Leipzig on Friday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Marquinhos, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Soccer Players, Maxwell, Alex, Zoumana Camara, World Soccer, More Sports, PSG, Thiago Silva

Scotsman.com

Mexico winger Javier Aquino linked to Celtic

The Villarreal right winger has been told he will be allowed to go out on loan this season because his club have more than the allowed three non-EU players for La Liga's strict quota rules.

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Related Topix: Sports, Javier Aquino, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Boston.com

For Heather O'Reilly, backing down is not an option

O'Reilly, a midfielder for the Boston Breakers, was 7 or 8, and she and her older brother Kevin were in a hotel gym, passing time at a soccer tournament.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Heather O'Reilly, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Soccer

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Olympic Medal Count

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1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35
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