Chile goalkeeper Claudio Bravo saved a penalty and striker Alexis Sanchez converted the winning kick as the Copa America hosts defeated Argentina 4-1 in a final shootout to finally winning its first major title.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has claimed the presidents of both France and Germany applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar.
Fara Williams struck an extra-time winner from the penalty spot as England defeated Germany 1-0 to claim third place in the women's World Cup on Saturday.
UEFA has lifted key financial fair play sanctions from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, with both clubs meeting spending limits imposed last year.
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Jon Tuxworth 7:10 PM Canberra's Tom Rogic is confident his "nightmare" injury run that cost him World and Asian Cup spots is behind him.
Megan Levy 3:03 PM Carli Lloyd stole the show in the World Cup final, notching up a hat-trick of goals in the US' trouncing of defending champions Japan.
Brad Elborough 2:52 PM Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe says his young list has already moved on from the controversies of last season and is hungry for success.
2:08 PM The United States returned to the pinnacle of women's soccer with a 5-2 crushing of Japan in Sunday's Women's World Cup final at the end of a riveting tournament that pushed the sport into new territory.
11:30 AM US captain Carli Lloyd scored a sensational hat-trick, including a goal from the halfway line, as the US roared to a shock 4-1 lead at half-time in the Women's World Cup final, before winning 5-2.
Michael Lewis Abby Wambach couldn't tell you the date when she broke the international goal-scoring record, the dates when the Americans won their Olympic gold medals or any other red-letter day in her illustrious soccer career.
Defending champions Japan and the rival United States are gearing up for the Women's World Cup final in Vancouver on Sunday where both teams will have the added motivation of trying to avenge a past loss to the other.
An Indonesian tsunami survivor, found wearing a Portugal shirt nearly three weeks after his home was destroyed in the 2004 disaster, has joined Sporting Lisbon's academy, the club said on Thursday.
Michael Lynch Racing industry officials and experts say gender is not a key factor in why what seems a disproportionate number of female jockeys and trackwork riders are suffering fatal injuries.
Michael Lynch The soccer players' union has upped the ante in the war of words following the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement.
Jon Tuxworth Canberra United and Matildas playmaker Ashleigh Sykes says the push for better conditions for women's footballers won't get anywhere until it's "a constant in people's mind", not just during big events like the World Cup.