Bayern Munich forward Franck Ribery joined Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and four-time winner Lionel Messi of Barcelona as a finalist for Ballon d’Or, which is awarded FIFA to the soccer player of the year.
Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Abby Wambach of the U.S. women's Olympic soccer team, talks about the outlook for tomorrow's gold-medal game between the U.S. and Japan. Wambach talks with reporters in London. (Source: Bloomberg)
The U.S. rallied after having a player ejected to score in the final minute of extra time against Brazil and force a penalty shootout, which it won to advance to the semifinals of the Women’s World Cup.