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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - Portugal
Planes sent Thursday to search the area where Chinese satellite images showed possible debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner found nothing, Malaysia's civil aviation chief said, deflating the latest lead in the six-day hunt.
Benfica and Valencia secured convincing away wins to take a giant step toward the Europa League quarterfinals on Thursday while Real Betis surprisingly beat Sevilla 2-0 in a fierce Spanish derby played for the first time on the European stage.
American Aron Johannsson converted a penalty kick in the 29th minute for his 25th goal of the season, giving AZ Alkmaar a 1-0 won over visiting Anzhi Makhachkala of Russia on Thursday night in the first leg of their third-round Europa League matchup.
A flurry of goals at the start of the second half helped Germany to a 3-0 victory over world champion Japan in the final of the Algarve Cup on Wednesday.
FIFA will open a new phase of ticket sales for the World Cup on Wednesday, available online on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The United States women's soccer team is having a memorable trip to the Algarve Cup - for all the wrong reasons.
Fans attending the inaugural match at the new stadium in the jungle city of Manaus were not completely satisfied and reported a lot of unfinished work at the venue, which is set to host its first World Cup match in about three months.
Aya Miyama scored a last-minute penalty on Monday as Japan beat Sweden 2-1 to advance to the Algarve Cup final.
Brazilian officials have inaugurated the Arena da Amazonia in the jungle city of Manaus, the ninth World Cup stadium to become available for football's showcase event. Three still have to be finished, including the one hosting the opener in Sao Paulo in about three months.
Benfica beat Estoril 2-0 at home to increase its lead of the Portuguese league on Sunday after Sporting Lisbon drew 2-2 at Setubal.
Braga beat Nacional 2-1 at home to move into sixth place in the Portuguese league on Saturday.
The U.S. women's soccer team's two-year unbeaten streak ended at 43 games Friday with a 1-0 loss to Sweden and former coach Pia Sundhage at the Algarve Cup in Albufiera, Portugal.
Sweden eked out a 1-0 victory over the United States to end the American women's 43-game unbeaten run and deny them any chance of reaching the Algarve Cup final, which Germany reached on Friday after clinching its group.
Mexico will host Israel on May 26 in Azteca Stadium as part of its preparations for the World Cup.
Neymar scored his second international hat trick to lead Brazil over South Africa 5-0 Wednesday night and Cristiano Ronaldo had a pair of goals to set Portugal's career scoring record in a 5-1 win over Cameroon as all 32 World Cup teams prepared for the tournament.