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Brewster hat-trick takes England past USA in FIFA U-17 World Cup Quarter-final

The impressive run by U.S. Under-17 Men's National Team at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup came to an end in the Quarterfinal after a 4-1 loss to 2017 UEFA U-17 runners-up England. Josh Sargent's strike gave the USA hope late in the game and also tied him with Freddy Adu as the USA's leading all-time scorer in youth World Cups with seven goals.

A quick-fire brace from England's Rhian Brewster midway through the first half gave the USA a mountain to climb, and the U.S. didn't shy away from the challenge. Led by Sargent, Tim Weah and Ayo Akinola up top, the USA went about carving out numerous opportunities to get back in the game either through possession or, more often, in transition, where the team's lightning quick counters gave the England defense all it could handle. 

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Pugh Out, Sullivan Returns to Stanford, Zerboni Called Up for USA vs. KOR in N.C.

U.S. Women's National Team forward Mallory Pugh will not travel with the U.S. team to North Carolina for the second leg of a two-game set against Korea Republic due to a right hamstring injury suffered at the end of the first half in the 3-1 victory yesterday in New Orleans.

Midfielder Andi Sullivan, who started the match at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and played the first half to earn her fifth cap in her first WNT action in almost a year, will return to Stanford University to play in her college game on the weekend.

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USA ease past South Korea 3-1 in International Friendly

The U.S. Women's National Team earned a convincing 3-1 win against the Korea Republic on Thursday night at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in the first of a pair of friendlies against the AFC foe.

The USA controlled the tempo from the get-go and out-shot Korea Republic 11-3 in the first half. Julie Ertz and Alex Morgan continued their excellent form as both found the net in the first half, their fourth and fifth goals of 2017, respectively. South Korea created its only shot on goal of the first half deep into stoppage time with debutante Han Chaerin scoring a fantastic strike from 23 yards out to pull her team within one.

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Conte lashes out at Mourinho after Chelsea's latest draw

The war of words being Chelsea Manager Antonio Conte and his predecessor in the role Jose Mourinho seems to be heating up with the former Italian superstar once again lashing out at the former 'Special One'.

Conte, whose Chelsea side were held to a 3-3 draw by AS Roma in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night, said in an interview after the game, "A lot of time Mourinho has to see what happens at Chelsea... A lot of time, also last season, I think he has to think about his team and stop, to look at himself, not the others."

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Sweden get Italy in epic World Cup play-off encounter

The match-ups to contest the final four European tickets to the 2018 FIFA World Russia have been decided, as the play-off ties featuring the group stage's eight best second-placed sides were confirmed in Zurich today.

Drawn by Spain legend Fernando Hierro at the Home of FIFA, the results mean Germany 2006 winners Italy will face Sweden, while Switzerland were paired with Northern Ireland, Croatia meet Greece and Denmark will take on Republic of Ireland.

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Lovren accuses Lukaku of kicking him on purpose

Last weekend's derby clash between Manchester United and Liverpool may have been a damp squib, but the post game controversy refuses to die with Reds defender Dejan Lovren accusing United striker Romelu Lukaku of deliberately kicking him.

Lovren, was left rolling around in an exaggerated fashion on the ground just before half-time, after having been seemingly caught in the face by Lukaku's boot, and the Croatian center-back has hit out at the burly Belgian, claiming that he left his foot in there on purpose.

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USA to square off against Portugal in November

Forging ahead, the U.S. Men's National Team will take on third-ranked Portugal on Nov. 14 in Faro. Kickoff at Estádio Algarve is set for 7:45 p.m. local time (1:45 p.m. ET). The match falls on an international fixture date, which makes all players available for selection. U.S. Soccer will determine in the coming days who will coach the squad for this friendly.

The U.S. will face the 2016 European champions for the seventh time, the teams having split the lifetime series 2-2-2 dating back to 1978, and this marks the USA's first visit to Portugal since 1990.

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