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On Soccer: Meet Decibel Bellini, the Booming Soundtrack to Napoli Goals

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:01:17 GMT

Every big soccer club in Italy has a stadium announcer — a job the Italians call “lo speaker”A radio D.J.’s thunderous stadium announcements have won over fans and players alike, and made him a global social media sensation.


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New Turf Fight Has U.S. Soccer and Women’s Team at Odds Again

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:56:23 GMT

Players from the United States women’s national team, which won the 2015 Women’s World Cup on artificial turf, have complained that U.S. Soccer has ignored their requests to avoid the surface whenever possible.The players are angry that they will close their 2017 schedule with several matches on artificial turf. But the disagreement also suggests a persistent disconnect between the team and the federation.


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The Lonely Road Back From a Very Public Injury

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:45:14 GMT

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan in a spa pool at the club’s Etihad Stadium in March, when he was in the early stages of a 10-month rehabilitation from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan had braced himself for the worst when he went down with a torn A.C.L. last December. Now he just had to face it.


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The Princess, the Private Investigator and Another Inquiry for FIFA

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 23:55:39 GMT

Princess Haya bint al-Hussein of Jordan alongside her brother, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, at the FIFA Congress in Zurich in February 2016. Princess Haya managed her brother’s two campaigns for the FIFA presidency.The Jordanian princess, whose brother twice lost bids for the FIFA presidency, has been discreetly working with British investigators for more than a year to collect evidence of soccer corruption.


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