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Japan fire coach Javier Aguirre due to Spanish match-fixing implications

Javier Aguirre has been sacked as Japan’s national team coach due to implications of the Mexican’s involvement in possible match-fixing while in charge of Real Zaragoza. The Japanese Football Federation (JFA) announced the termination of his contract earlier today. During the build-up to the Asian Cup, Aguirre was cited as part of the […]

Ander Herrera And Jefferson Montero Named In Spanish Match-Fixing Probe

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera and Swansea City winger Jefferson Montero are among forty-one players, coaches and directors named in a match-fixing probe in Spain. The prosecutor’s office alleges that 965,000 euros (£766,000) was paid in cash by then Real Zaragoza coach Javier Aguirre and nine of his players with […]

Gattuso Investigation Is Another Sign Soccer Needs to Take Match Fixing More Seriously

The revelation that Gennaro Gattuso, the former AC Milan star, is being investigated for match fixing hit soccer like a ton of bricks yesterday. While match-fixing and scandals have become commonplace in Italian soccer, Gattuso would be perhaps the biggest name to be linked with this sort of investigation. Gattuso’s […]

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Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 7: Open Thread

Just as we’re getting back into the swing of Premier League action again, an international break beckons. The next Saturday we’ll have filled with Premier League matches is two weeks away, so savor today as much as you can. Six matches are on deck today: Manchester City vs Sunderland, 7:45am, […]

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Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]

US TV and streaming schedule for games played during international break

Sixty-seven international games will be shown live across televisions and the Internet to viewers across the United States in the next week featuring must-see games including the CONCACAF Cup (USA-Mexico), Round 1 of World Cup qualifiers from South America, and the final two matches in Euro 2016 qualifying as several nations are on […]

CONCACAF Cup: Mexico’s defense looks surprisingly settled ahead of USA playoff

There’s a sense of creeping dread familiar to Mexican soccer fans, that sinking feeling that occurs when the opposition progresses past the midfield and is driving at the back line: “Oh no. We can’t stop them.” Mexico has a long history of great goalkeepers and defensive midfielders. Defenders? El Tri hasn’t […]