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ESPN’s schedule of commentators for Copa America tournament

ESPN’s coverage of the 2019 Copa America tournament will include all 26 games streamed live to viewers in the United States. Twelve of the games will feature commentators from ESPN, while the other 14 matches will include the world feed. None of the 26 games will be televised on ESPN. Instead, all of the games will be streamed via ESPN+ ($4.99 per month). For soccer fans wanting to watch the tournament on television, 23 games will be shown on Telemundo while the remaining 3 games will be televised on Universo. For the world feed, commentator Jon Cotterill will be announcing ... Read more

Women’s World Cup, Copa America and Gold Cup TV schedules combined

If you have any vacation time that you haven’t used this year, you may want to consider asking your boss for some time off in June and July as the Copa America, Women’s World Cup and CONCACAF Gold Cup all overlap with each other for one of the biggest summer’s of soccer ever. Incredibly, there will be 106 games televised between three tournaments from June 7 to July 7. On some days, there’ll be as many as seven games televised for wall-to-wall coverage throughout the day. And to make life difficult, all three tournaments will see their respective final scheduled ... Read more

Namibia warn Group D giants: ‘Even small dogs have teeth’

Johannesburg (AFP) – The assumption is that former champions the Ivory Coast, Morocco and South Africa will wage a private war in Group D at the Africa Cup of Nations with Namibia helpless onlookers. But Namibia coach Ricardo Mannetti questions that belief ahead of the June 21-July 19 tournament in Egypt. “I would like to remind the big boys that even small dogs have teeth,” warned the former national team midfielder. Namibia have met all their Group D rivals before at the Cup of Nations without success — conceding five goals against Morocco and four each against the Ivory Coast ... Read more

A captain named Desire: Nigeria skipper relishes France showdown

Rennes (France) (AFP) – For Nigeria captain Desire Oparanozie, her country’s meeting with hosts France at the women’s World Cup on Monday will be like playing on “home soil”. “I’m excited playing in France and playing against France as well. I will have a couple of my friends in the French team,” the 25-year-old tells AFP. This is her third World Cup, and it has a special flavour given she plays her club football in France for Guingamp. Monday’s match, which is crucial for Nigeria as they seek to join France in the last 16, will be played not far ... Read more

From superstar to psychologist: Prinz helping Germany’s new generation

Berlin (AFP) – There was a time when Birgit Prinz was the undisputed superstar of the German women’s national team. These days, the 41-year-old prefers to work in the shadows. Prinz was both captain and star striker when Germany won back-to-back World Cups in 2003 and 2007, but now she is taking a backroom role as team psychologist.  The one-time superstar has steered clear of media attention as Germany have reached the knockout stages with 1-0 wins over China and Spain in the opening week of the World Cup.  Where once she led the line for her country, she is now ... Read more

Where to find USA vs. Chile Women’s World Cup on US TV and streaming

If you’re trying to find out how you can watch USA vs. Chile in the Women’s World Cup, you’ve come to the right place. You can watch all of the action from the 2019 Women’s World Cup on a variety of different TV stations and streaming platforms. We’ve included all of the info you need at your fingertips below. Match: USA vs. Chile Kickoff: Sunday, Noon ET Looking to watch USA vs. Chile online from your work, home or on the go? If you live in the USA, there are several options to catch all the action. We Recommend: US ... Read more

Colombia’s Martinez and Zapata stun Messi’s Argentina at Copa

Salvador (Brazil) (AFP) – Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata put a dent in Lionel Messi’s hopes of finally landing a major international title as Colombia began their Copa America campaign with a 2-0 win over Argentina on Saturday. Martinez struck a stunning opener on 72 minutes and fellow substitute Zapata sealed the win three minutes from the end after Argentina had dominated the second half of this Group B encounter in Salvador. On paper at least, this promised a thrilling attacking spectacle between two star-studded forward lines. For Argentina, five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi was joined by Sergio Aguero and ... Read more

Netherlands and Canada cement second-round places, USA poised to join them

Valenciennes (France) (AFP) – The Netherlands and Canada ensured they would finish in the top two in Group E of the women’s World Cup with victories and on Sunday the United States and Sweden can join them if they win in Group F. In Valenciennes on Saturday, Vivianne Miedema became the all-time Dutch women’s record goal-scorer with a brace as the Netherlands saw off a spirited Cameroon 3-1 to secure a place in the last 16. Miedema’s goals came either side of a close-range Dominique Bloodworth strike for the European champions in Valenciennes, with Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene netting for Cameroon. ... Read more

VAR denies Peru in stalemate with 10-man Venezuela

Porto Alegre (Brazil) (AFP) – Ten-man Venezuela held on following the dismissal of Luis Mago to claim a 0-0 draw with Peru, who had two goals chalked off by VAR, in their opening Copa America match on Saturday. The point left the two sides joint second in Group A behind hosts Brazil, who kicked off the tournament on Friday night with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Bolivia. Peru had the better of the match at a near empty Gremio Arena in Porto Alegre but were twice denied victory after offside decisions taken following consultation with the video assistant referee. As ... Read more

Canada beat New Zealand to reach women’s World Cup second round

Grenoble (France) (AFP) – Canada beat New Zealand 2-0 in a women’s World Cup Group E game in Grenoble on Saturday to cement a place in the second round and leave the Kiwis on the brink of elimination. Earlier in Valenciennes, the Netherlands saw off a spirited Cameroon 3-1 to also move to six points in the group and secure their place in the last 16. Canada had beaten Cameroon 1-0 in their opening game while New Zealand had battled hard before losing to an injury-time Dutch goal. On Saturday, Canada again dominated and bombarded the New Zealand goal with 22 ... Read more