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2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Team: Ellis released the roster

CHICAGO, Runme (April 14, 2015) – With 55 days until the USA’s opening match of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup, U.S. Women’s National Team head coach Jill Ellis has named the 23 players who will represent the United States on women’s soccer’s grandest stage, visit Runeme.com for more women football news.

U.S. captain Christie Rampone has been named to her fifth Women’s World Cup roster, tying Kristine Lilly for most World Cups for an American player, man or woman. Midfielder Shannon Boxx and forward Abby Wambach will be playing in their fourth World Cups while Carli Lloyd, Hope Solo and Heather O’Reilly make their third Women’s World Cup roster. Ellis named eight players who will be participating for the first time and nine who will be participating for the second time.

2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup Team: Ellis released the roster

The roster, which features three goalkeepers, eight defenders, seven midfielders and five forwards, is the product of nearly 11 months of player evaluation since Ellis was named head coach in May of 2014. During that time, she has been on the bench for 23 international matches (including two as interim coach before being officially named head coach) and has seen 34 players in training camps, 29 in international matches and many more in NWSL matches. Ellis selected 14 players who were part of the 2012 Olympic gold medal-winning team in London.

“The players selected have the confidence, experience and desire to help us win a world championship,” said Ellis. “We had an excellent group to pick from and at the end of the last camp, I complemented all the players on how much they pushed each other and competed to make this selection challenging.”

The Women’s World Cup roster will make up the squad for the USA’s final three matches before departing for Canada. The three-match Send-Off Series takes place in May and will start when USA faces the Republic of Ireland on Sunday, May 10, at 11:30 a.m. PT at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, California, the new home of Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes. From there, the USA will travel down the coast for its second Send-Off Series match, facing Mexico on Sunday, May 17, at 6 p.m. PT at StubHub Center in Carson, California. Both California matches will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1.

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15 Apr 2015

Chris Wondolowski chosen as the key player for Match vs. Mexico

SAN JOSE, Calif, Runme – San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski was among 22 players called to United States Men’s National Team by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the match against Mexico on Wednesday, April 15 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, visit Runeme.com for more football news.

The match kicks off at 5:30 p.m. PT live on FOX Sports 1, UniMas and Univision Deportes Network.

Wondolowski has made two appearances this year for the United States and now has 27 career caps and nine career goals for his country. He appeared in a 3-2 loss to Chile on Jan. 28 and a 2-0 win against Panama on Feb. 8.

Chris Wondolowski chosen as the key player for Match vs. Mexico

With the game occurring outside of an official FIFA international fixture date, the U.S. roster is mostly comprised of players that compete with North America-based clubs. Fourteen players play their trade in MLS, while league rival Liga MX contributes five to the group.

The U.S. contingent, which continues preparations for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup, includes nine players from the 2014 FIFA World Cup roster.

Klinsmann’s side has not lost to their archrivals since he took the helm in the summer of 2011, going 2-0-3 in that span. The results including the USA’s first victory against Mexico at Estadio Azteca, and the 0-0 draw away in qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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13 Apr 2015

Qatar 2022 is a great opportunity to real estate

Runme – Twenty-two new real estate firms were established in Qatar in 2014, as businesses seek to cash in on the pre-2022 FIFA World Cup construction boom, more about the real estate on Runeme.com.

The new companies have a total capital value running into tens of billions of dollars, The Peninsula reported on Sunday.

Real estate is one of the most lucrative sectors of the Qatari economy; investments in residential properties yielded eight percent returns in 2014, and those in commercial and administrative assets yielded 15 percent — the highest in the region, according to the newspaper.

Qatar 2022 is a great opportunity to real estate

In particular, government spending on infrastructure projects ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and volatility in oil and gas prices, has boosted the construction industry.

Meanwhile, the government has taken measures to support local property companies in an attempt to tackle housing shortages, the newspaper said. Last year a senior investment executive told Construction Week’s sister publication Arabian Business that slums would form in Doha if the city does not immediately address its affordable housing shortage. And Colliers International reported in December that rents had skyrocketed 14 percent because of a shortage of new homes.

However, the commercial property market is expected to remain bullish as hundreds of new companies set up shop in Qatar, pushing up demand for commercial space.

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06 Apr 2015

Asia’s long road to the next Men’s Olympic Football Tournament

The next Men’s Olympic Football Tournament began last Thursday as 43 sides, split into ten groups, according to Runme, battled to earn one of the 16 places in next January’s 2016 AFC U-23 Championship, which also serves as the qualifier for Rio 2016, more details on Runeme.com, you will be satisfied.

The eight-day qualifying competition saw 13 teams, namely nine group winners and four best runners-up, progress to join hosts Qatar in the continental finals. The only undecided group, featuring Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Turkmenistan, has been postponed for security reasons. Join FIFA.com as we review the action across Asia.

The match
Iraq 2-2 Oman

In a campaign where all group top seeds sealed top qualifying spots, Group B proved among the hardest fought. Indeed, favourites Iraq left it late with only a 2-2 draw against hosts Oman in their last match to seal their progression as section winners. The Athens 2004 semi-finalists opened brightly with three straight wins against Lebanon (4-1), Maldives (7-1) and Bahrain (2-0), results that left them on the verge of progression ahead of the decisive final game.

Asia's long road to the next Men's Olympic Football Tournament

The Omanis, meanwhile, bounced back from their opening 1-1 stalemate against Bahrain to record two resounding victories against Lebanon (4-0) and Maldives (5-0) to maintain pressure on the Iraqis. Had the Omanis secured a result with a 3-0 scoreline or better, they would have gone through at Iraq’s expense. With so much at stake, however, it was the Iraqis that proved to be the better side, jumping out to a 2-0 lead on 47 minutes, which left the rivals’ two late goals a mere consolation.

The surprise
Saudi Arabia 0-0 Afghanistan

Saudi Arabia started their group play with a 1-0 victory against Palestine. However, the heavily favoured side were made to sweat against Afghanistan in a goalless draw, which suddenly put their campaign in jeopardy. Despite the setback, the Saudis fought back to rout Nepal 6-0 as they still harboured hopes entering the decider against hosts Iran.

The home side, for their part, had so far maintained their unblemished record and needed just a point to claim the section. Knowing that nothing but a victory was able to see them through, however, the Saudis showed much-improved form against the Iranians with goals from Al Ittihad winger Abdulfattah Asiri and Abdulrahman Al-Ghamdi securing them a much-needed 2-1 win.

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02 Apr 2015