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World Cup 2014: Penalty shootouts decided by psychology
In the penalty shootout in soccer, all the player has to do to score is kick the ball into one of the four corners of a 24-foot by 8-foot target from 36 feet away. For someone who earns a living playing "the beautiful game," it sounds easy. Costa Rica ...
South Coast soccer players face shortage of field space
While many youth soccer teams in Metro Vancouver struggle to find fields, one club on the North Shore has built themselves a dry, warm place to practice, according to the CBC's Jennifer Chen. Soccer players need space to develop, play and practice.
FIFA suspends Nigerian soccer federation
Nigeria was suspended from international football on Wednesday because of government interference, FIFA said in a statement. World soccer's ruling body sent a letter to the Nigeria Football Federation (FFF) last week expressing its concern after the ...
Wrong soccer cleat could increase ACL knee injury risk
The wrong soccer cleat can raise the risk of a knee injury, especially for youth and recreational soccer players, according to medical studies and an Ottawa athletic therapist. Studies show cleats with different studs or blades give athletes a wide ...
Sports briefs: hockey, soccer, tennis
Chatham Daily News
The OHL goal-scoring leader from Thamesville has a video on the Vancouver Canucks website (canucks.nhl.com) in which he interviews fellow prospects Bo Horvat and Miles Liberati. They're attending the Canucks' prospects development camp this week.
Argentina's Soccer Win Helps Country Forget Woes--for Now
Wall Street Journal
Waiters walked out of restaurants to join the celebration on the streets, with the staff of one popular Italian diner, La Parolaccia, singing soccer songs amid honking car horns. "I cried for the first time in 24 years watching a game," said Daniel ...
Nowhere to Go: Chronicling Soccer's Human Trafficking Problem
Every four years, the World Cup draws unparalleled attention to soccer and its stars — the “beautiful game” played on its grandest stage for all to see. Far less attention is minded to those whose passion for the game has led to their exploitation. In ...
European guest coaches provide soccer insight
Windsor Star (blog)
Dutch coach Rene vanBaren gets a real kick out of Canadian soccer coaches and their fondness for using orange cones in practice drills. VanBaren is with the Dutch Soccer Federation and for the past eight years he's brought guest coaches over from ...