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FIFA to Brits: Uh, Sorry About That Goal

Soccer's governing body considers replay after botched call

(Newser) - FIFA's president is apologizing to the Brits over Frank Lampard's disallowed goal, and just to show he's extra sorry, Sepp Blatter says he's open to revisiting the need for instant replay, reports the Telegraph. As recently as March, FIFA was smugly eschewing replay, but two high profile botched calls in... More »

Germany Routs England 4-1

Brits had legitimate goal discounted

(Newser) - Germany reached the World Cup quarterfinals today by beating England 4-1 in a match that will be remembered for the goal not awarded to Frank Lampard. Thomas Mueller finished two quick German counterattacks within four minutes in the second half to sink England's hopes of beating Germany at the World... More »

World Cup Refs Learn English Swear Words

They want to be prepared for Wayne Rooney

(Newser) - The referees for Saturday’s US/England World Cup match have specifically brushed up on English profanity in an effort to crack down on foul language. In a move sure to terrify Wayne Rooney, Brazilian referee Carlos Eugenio Simon has had his team memorize 20 curse words. “We can’t... More »

Sex Scandal Costs British Soccer Star His Captaincy

John Terry had affair with teammate's galpal, then covered it up

(Newser) - Just months before the World Cup, the captain of England’s national soccer team was stripped of the role over a seamy sex scandal. John Terry, 29 and married, had an affair with a teammate’s girlfriend—even paying for an abortion—and then tried through lawyers and, reportedly, hush... More »

Becks' Carbon Footprint Bigger Than His Cleats

Soccer celeb flew distance to moon for games, photo ops in '07

(Newser) - David Beckham may bend it on the pitch; off it, he might have broken records with the largest carbon footprint ever, Fox Sports reports. British environmental group Carbon Trust analyzed the output of Becks' travel and homes, finding the soccer star responsible for 163 tons of carbon dioxide annually. The... More »

England Courts Fabio Capello for Head Coach

Italian set to leave Real Madrid to replace McLaren at helm

(Newser) - The British Football Association may finally have found its head coach, as CEO Brian Barwick zeros in on Real Madrid's Fabio Capello. Pending likely approval from Capello's lawyers, Barwick will formally propose Capello to the FA board today. If appointed, Capello would coach England in the 2010 World Cup, with... More »

Injury Decks Becks for Most of Season

Brit superstar out for six weeks after knee sprain

(Newser) - LA Galaxy superstar David Beckham will likely miss most of his widely anticipated American soccer debut season after spraining his right knee in a match on Wednesday. Beckham went down on a tackle by Pachuca's Fernando Salazar during a SuperLiga title match. Trainers say he'll be out at least until... More »

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