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‘El Diablo’ Luis Suárez refuses to apologize for role in Ghana's 2010 exit ahead of rematch

AL RAYYAN, Qatar - Uruguay's Luis Suárez refused to apologize to Ghanaians on Thursday for his role 12 years ago in their biggest World Cup setback, arguing it wasn't his handball that denied Ghana a quarterfinal winner but their missed penalty that followed.

A win for Ghana against Uruguay in Friday's final Group H match could avenge their acrimonious defeat by the South Americans in 2010, when Suárez used his hand to block an extra-time winner for Ghana, who missed the resulting spot-kick and lost the penalty shootout that followed.

39-year-old Dani Alves named in final Brazil World Cup squad

Brazil just announced their final squad ahead of the start of the World Cup this month and they're one of the first big nations to do so.

Big names, young stars and attacking machinery. The clear outcast? A very, very familiar face in world soccer.

Dani Alves will be at his third World Cup with Brazil in Qatar

UNOZERO adds gorgeous Turf and Futsal to its boots offering — we've got an exclusive discount

The noise is unrelenting. From the moment we wake until our day's complete, we're exposed to around 4,000 to 10,000 ads that enter our consciousness and demand consideration. The market around the game of soccer is no different, where footwear brands promise innovations that can make you stronger, faster and more powerful than you'd ever imagined — only to declare them obsolete just months later as the newest product is rolled out. We get swept away by technological "advances" and spend hundreds of dollars wrapping our feet in unforgiving synthetic plastic.

New adidas Predator boots bring World Cup USA '94 nostalgia to life

Since launching in 1994 ahead of the United States World Cup, the adidas Predator range has become synonymous with the game's history and its most celebrated players (Zidane, Beckham, Xavi) while moving into the future after making a return five years ago.

The latest edition of the boot is the Predator Edge, which dropped last January with a two-piece PRIMEKNIT collar and rubberized ribs across the instep and toe box. Now, less than one month out from the 2022 World Cup, adidas is launching the Predator Edge 94+, which honor the OG '94 Predators.

Collectors swarm as ball from Maradona's ‘Hand of God’ match is put up for auction

The football that was at the feet — and hand — of Diego Maradona as he shocked the world with acts of both brazen gamesmanship and breathtaking skill in Mexico 36 years ago has been put up for auction and is expected to sell for at least $2.8 million.

The ball in question is from the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal between Argentina and England, in which Maradona scored six minutes into the second half by sneakily punching the ball over England goalkeeper Peter Shilton into the net, a goal he said afterwards had been helped by the "Hand of God."

The players with the most career hat tricks in soccer history

On Jan. 7, 2020, Cristiano Ronaldo made history after scoring his first hat trick for Juventus. Following the exploit, Ronaldo became the only player in history to record hat tricks in Serie A, LaLiga, the Premier League and at the World Cup. Since returning to Manchester United, he's gone on to reach 60 career hat tricks, but who has the most career hat tricks in the history of soccer?

Battle in the Bay Area: TBT to the last time the USMNT faced off against Japan

In the final international break before the World Cup, the USMNT faces an interesting set of matches against some infrequent opponents as Gregg Berhalter looks to formulate his final roster.

The international period begins on Sep. 22 with a friendly match against Japan at 8:25 a.m. ET in Düsseldorf, Germany. This is followed by a friendly against Saudi Arabia on Sep. 27 in Murcia, Spain. 

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