International Soccer

Xavi Claims Catalonia Would Be A Top Team And LOOK AT THAT STARTING XI

Catalonia, the autonomous community in the northeast of Spain with Barcelona serving as the capital and largest city, has advocated for its independence since the Spanish Civil War. With some political and cultural autonomy, as well as prevalent use of the Catalan language, it has also followed suite that the region has its own national football team.

However, Catalonia is not affiliated with either FIFA or UEFA, disqualifying them from participating in the World Cup or European Championship. 

The Fight For Pay In African Women’s Soccer

The 2016 Africa Women Cup of Nations, the biennial tournament contested by the women’s national teams of Africa to decide the continent’s champion, ended on December 3 — the date of the final in Yaounde, Cameroon.

The tournament was won by Nigeria for a record-setting 10th time. The Super Falcons finished the tournament undefeated, scoring 13 goals and only conceding one in five matches. Players like Asisat Oshoala, Desire Oparanozie and Osinachi Ohale were national heroes, and they’d accomplished this all without having ever been paid.

2017 Gold Cup Venues And Group Schedules For Mexico And USA Announced

The biennial CONCACAF Gold Cup returns in 2017, and the continental governing body for the region has announced that the tournament, which runs from July 7-26, will be played out in 13 cities across the United States.

The 14th edition of the tournament will be contested by 12 teams, beginning with the group stage in early July. Of the three groups, we now know that Group B will be headlined by the United States and Group C will have Mexico.

Which USWNT Star Should Win Player Of The Year?

It’s about that time again! U.S. Soccer has announced this year’s nominees for the 2016 U.S. Soccer Awards. The Player of the Year award is the highest honor a player can receive in the United States. The award for Male Player of the Year dates back to 1984 and 1985 for the Female Player of the Year. Tune in to ESPNFC on December 11, 2016 to find out who takes home this year’s title. 

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