World Soccer Headlines: Suspenseful And Strange

on Wednesday, Jul. 13th

Soccer fans are on the edges of their seats these days. Here are some quick headlines about exciting and weird happenings in the world of soccer.

  • After winning the dramatic match against Brazil, which ended in penalty kicks (see video above), the USA women’s national team beat France 3-1 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup — which sends them to the final. This is their first finals appearance since 1999 when All-Stars Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain, and Julie Foudy carried the team, according to the Chicago Tribune. The team will now play Japan in the final on Sunday.
  • Today, in the Copa America tournament taking place in Argentina, Brazil takes on Ecuador. They are out for a win after their tied matches against Paraguay and Venezuela. Host team Argentina finally won against Costa Rica, 3-0.
  • South Korea Institutes Lie-Detector Tests For Its Soccer Players: According to the article, soccer players in the South Korean professional league were betting against their own teams, and screwing up the match on purpose. Therefore, the country is instituting lie detector tests for players and raising the minimum wage.
  • A German Soccer Club Has Banned Players From Getting TattoosOne German soccer club has banned its players from getting tattoos because of the risk of infection.

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