• CORRECTS SPELLING OF PLAYERS NAME TO ZAVALA - Mexico's Jesus ZaVala, left , tries a header as United States' goalkeeper Brad Guzan blocks him during a World Cup 2014 qualifying match at the Aztec stadium in Mexico City, Tuesday, March 26, 2013.

    The tie moved the U.S. (1-1-1) into third place in World Cup qualifying for the North and Central American and Caribbean region after three of 10 matches.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 27, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT
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  • Munich's Claudio Pizarro of Peru gestures during a training session in Munich, southern Germany, on Monday, April 1, 2013. Bayern Munich will face Juventus Turin in a first leg Champions League quarterfinal soccer match on Tuesday.

    The Peruvian striker hadn't scored a league goal since the final day of last season, making his achievement even more spectacular.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 02, 2013, 9:59 AM EDT
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  • In this June 27, 2010 file photo made from a combination of six photos, Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer looks at a ball that hit the bar to bounce over the line during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Germany and England at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa. FIFA on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 picked the GoalControl goal-line technology system as its preferred choice ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and will use it first at the Confederations Cup in June.

    FIFA opted for GoalControl on Tuesday as its goal-line technology system for the Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 02, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT
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  • Barcelona's Lionel Messi scores the opening goal while Paris Saint Germain's goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu of Italy looks on during their Champions League quarterfinal soccer match in Paris,Tuesday, April 2, 2013.

    Messi will definitely miss Saturday's game against Mallorca and "his availability after that will depend on how the injury progresses."

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 03, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT
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  • AC Milan's German-born Ghanaian international Kevin-Prince Boateng (L) listens to FIFA president President Sepp Blatter after a meeting at the Home of FIFA on March 22, 2013 in Zurich. In a January friendly against Pro Patria, Boateng and two other black teammates suffered racist abuse from a small group of fans of the side from Busto Arsizio outside Milan. Boateng took offence and walked off the pitch, followed by his entire team. Blatter has raised concerns about players taking matters into their own hand

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter has softened his proposal that clubs be punished with relegation after racist abuse, suggesting fans would deliberately provoke abuse.

     
    LAST UPDATE : Apr 05, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT
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  • Spectators attend a friendly soccer match between South Africa and Guatemala at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, South Africa in this file photo dated Monday May 31, 2010. The South African government announced Friday April 5, 2013, that it will set up an investigation into allegations of match-fixing in the run up to the 2010 World Cup after recent meetings with FIFA and its own national football association, to look into possible corruption in games involving the South African national team.

    Three years after the first World Cup in Africa, the South African government will investigate allegations of match-fixing leading to the showcase tournament.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 05, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT
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  • Bayern's Bastian Schweinsteiger, 3rd from left, celebrates with his team after winning the German Bundesliga championship in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, April 6, 2013. Bayern Munich wrapped up the German title in record time by winning 1-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday with six rounds left in the season, an unprecedented feat in 50 years of the Bundesliga.

    Bayern Munich has been voted the top team for the week the German team won the Bundesliga in record time.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 09, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT
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  • Goalkeeper Loes Geurts of The Netherlands stops a header by Lauren Cheney of the U.S. during the international friendly women's soccer match at ADO The Hague stadium, Netherlands, Tuesday April 9, 2013. The U.S. won the match with a 3-1 score.

    The U.S. women's team beat the Netherlands 3-1 in an exhibition Tuesday that extended the Americans' unbeaten streak to 31 games.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 09, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT
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