SOCHI, Russia - World champion Germany reached the Confederations Cup semifinals on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) with a 3-1 victory over a Cameroon side reduced to ten men after further confusion with experimental video replays.Germany was leading through Kerem Demirbay' ...
Jun 26, 2017
KAZAN, Russia - Host nation Russia fought valiantly but could not avoid early elimination at the Confederations Cup after a 2-1 loss to Mexico on Saturday, a result that secured the Mexicans a place in the semifinals of the World Cup warm- ...
Jun 25, 2017
KAZAN, Russia - Alexis Sanchez became Chile's all-time leading scorer as they were held by Germany to 1-1 in the Confederations Cup on Thursday (Friday, Manila time). Both teams were in a good position to make the semifinals.Sanchez ...
Jun 23, 2017
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Video review is making FIFA President Gianni Infantino "extremely happy" after being used five times and causing moments of confusion in the first round of Confederations Cup games."We have seen how video assistance has helped referees to make ...
Jun 20, 2017
SOCHI, Russia - The learning curve facing an inexperienced and experimental German side became clearer to coach Joachim Loew after they were given a fright by Australia at the Confederations Cup on Monday.It wasn't just goalkeeper Bernd Leno's ...
Jun 20, 2017
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia - Video reviews are not giving Fifa a quick solution at the tournament it is using to fast-track the system for the 2018 World Cup.Both Confederation Cup games played on Sunday in Russia (Monday, Manila time) left teams ...
Jun 19, 2017
KAZAN, Russia - Title contenders Portugal and Mexico fought out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the Confederations Cup on Sunday (Monday, Manila time), with each team scoring in the last five minutes.Portugal looked set for a late win when Cedric Soares ...
Jun 19, 2017
MOSCOW - Alexis Sanchez has sprained his ankle in training and may miss Chile's Confederations Cup opener against Cameroon.Chilean coach Juan Antonio Pizzi says the Arsenal forward hurt his left ankle in training Thursday and has only done light training ...
Jun 18, 2017
KAZAN, Russia - Two of the top contenders for the Confederations Cup title are meeting early in the tournament, with Portugal and Mexico making their Group A debut on Sunday in Kazan.It will be European champion Portugal, with Cristiano Ronaldo in top ...
Jun 17, 2017
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal midfielder Joao Mario will miss the Confederations Cup because of a muscle injury.The Portuguese soccer federation on Wednesday dropped the Inter Milan player from the squad after tests showed that he will not recover from a right leg ...
Jun 8, 2017
BUDAPEST, Hungary - Russia cruised past Hungary 3-0 in a warmup for the Confederations Cup, but lost a key midfielder to injury on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).Roman Zobnin was taken off on a stretcher in severe pain after 33 minutes with ...
Jun 6, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - After 1,192 days, Brazil's run of hosting mega-sports events came to an end on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) at the Paralympic Games.It began with football's Confederations Cup in 2013, extended to the 2014 ...
Sep 19, 2016
FORTALEZA, Brazil - Spain will have to beat Italy in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup, and deal with a few distractions, too.The World Cup winners answered almost as many questions Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) about a robbery in their team hotel ...
Jun 26, 2013
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Demanding better public services and angered by World Cup costs, about 100,000 people are expected at a protest Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) before Brazil plays Uruguay in the Confederations Cup semifinals.Local officials have declared a holiday in ...
Jun 26, 2013
FORTALEZA, Brazil - World Cup champion Spain defeated Nigeria, 3-0, with two goals from Jordi Alba and another from Fernando Torres on Sunday, setting up a semifinal showdown with Italy in the Confederations Cup.Although the final score was emphatic, it could ...
Jun 24, 2013
RECIFE, Brazil - Brazilian fans again screamed and cheered for Tahiti every step of the way, even as Uruguay pumped in goal after goal to beat the South Pacific islanders 8-0 Sunday (Monday, Manila time) and reach the Confederations Cup semifinals.The ...
Jun 24, 2013
FORTALEZA, Brazil - Forward Mario Balotelli will miss Italy's semifinal against Spain in the Confederations Cup with a strained muscle in his left leg.The Italian Football Federation made the announcement Sunday (Monday, Manila time) following tests on Balotelli. The injury ...
Jun 24, 2013
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Javier Hernandez cemented his status as Mexico's leading striker Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), sending his team home from the Confederations Cup on a high note by scoring twice in a 2-1 victory over Japan in their ...
Jun 23, 2013
SALVADOR, Brazil - Neymar scored his third goal in three matches and Fred added two others as Brazil beat Italy, 4-2, and finished on top of Group A of the Confederations Cup on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).Substitute defender Dante opened the ...
Jun 23, 2013
RIO DE JANEIRO - Soccer's governing body has no plans to cancel the Confederations Cup in Brazil despite the violent anti-government protests spreading across the country.An estimated 1 million protesters took to the streets in more than 80 cities ...
Jun 22, 2013
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