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  1. How many of '1993 Generation' star for France this summer?

    Julien Laurens

    It was a golden summer for a golden generation. Finally, for the first time in French football history, the under-20 national team was crowned world champion in 2013. With typical French arrogance, I would say that it was never really in doubt, simpl...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  2. Six U-20 players who might shine in Brazil 2014

    Damian Didonato

    Lionel Messi was the U-20 world champion in 2005 and a year later he exploded onto the global stage in the Germany World Cup. In 2001, Adriano was shining in Argentina and afterward won the World Cup Korea/Japan 2002. Four years earlier, Thierry Henr...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  3. Six players from Turkey U-20 World Cup that could shine in Brazil...

    Damian Didonato

    Lionel Messi was the U-20 world champion in 2005 and a year later he exploded onto the global stage in the Germany World Cup. In 2001, Adriano was shining in Argentina and afterward won the World Cup Korea/Japan 2002. Four years earlier, Thierry Henr...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  4. Big favorites and a massive underdog in Confed Cup

    Paul Carr, ESPN Stats & Information

    The FIFA Confederations Cup begins Saturday, with all games on ESPN networks. The eight-team tournament features world champion Spain, host country Brazil and the six reigning continental champions, with Euro 2012 runner-up Italy filling Spain's dupl...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  5. Middleweight world champion Sergio Martinez planning next fight

    Dan Rafael

    Middleweight champion Sergio Martinez is making plans to defend the world title in a homecoming fight on April 27 before a possible rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. next fall.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  6. England rises to 3rd in FIFA world rankings

    England has risen to an all-time high of third in the FIFA world rankings, while world champion Spain remains No. 1 on Wednesday

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2012
  7. 2012 London Olympics -- Japan, France advance to women's soccer s...

    Yuki Ogimi scored a goal and then set up another to give world champion Japan a 2-0 victory over Brazil on Friday and a place in the semifinals of the women's Olympic soccer competition.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2012
  8. Olympics 2012 -- Japan women fly economy; men get upgrade

    Japan's world champion women's soccer team has taken exception to flying economy while their male counterparts sat in business class on a flight to Europe for the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  9. Euro 2012 -- France falls to Sweden, still reaches quarters

    Associated Press

    Sweden 2, France 0

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2012
  10. Spain still No. 1 in FIFA rankings as Euro 2012 nears

    World champion Spain remained No. 1 in FIFA's monthly rankings, and the United States stayed 29th.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2012
  11. Swimming world champ Alexander Dale Oen of Norway dies in Arizona...

    Alexander Dale Oen, a world champion swimmer who was one of Norway's top medal hopes for the London Olympics, died during a training camp in Flagstaff, Arizona. He was 26.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  12. Spain leads FIFA rankings; United States drops to 29th

    World champion Spain remained No. 1 in FIFA's monthly rankings while Uruguay rose to a new high of No. 3. The United States fell two places to No. 29.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2012
  13. U.S. women will not change roster for Japan exhibitions

    U.S. coach Pia Sundhage will use the same 23-player roster for upcoming exhibition games in Japan that she took to the Algarve Cup.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2012
  14. U.S. versus Italy preview -- Five Aside

    Paul Carr & Albert Larcada, ESPN Stats & Information

    We preview the friendly between the U.S. and Italy.

    Blog | Conversation | February 28, 2012
  15. Analyzing England's friendly win over Spain -- soccer -- James Ty...

    James Tyler

    Despite a 1-0 friendly win over world champion Spain on Saturday, a number of questions remain about the Three Lions' chances in upcoming international tournaments, writes James Tyler.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2011
  16. Five notes on U.S. vs. France -- Five Aside

    Paul Carr, ESPN Stats & Information

    Five notes on U.S. vs. France.

    Blog | Conversation | November 11, 2011