International soccer

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 file photo, Jerome Valcke, former FIFA Secretary General, arrives at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to challenge his ten-year suspension imposed by FIFA in Lausanne, Switzerland. A newly published legal document says FIFA spent $11.7 million in less than three years on private jets. That includes a luxury sight-seeing trip for a top official. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has published a panel's verdict explaining why it dismissed Jerome Valcke's appeal against a 10-year ban, it was reported on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (Cyril Zingaro/Keystone via AP, File)
September 24, 2018 - 12:39 pm
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA spent $11.7 million in less than three years on private jets, including luxury sight-seeing trips for a top official, a newly published legal document shows. Jerome Valcke, then the FIFA secretary general, was urged in a 2013 internal memo to find "more cost efficient...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2018, stewards pull Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the feminist protest group Pussy Riot off the pitch after he stormed onto the field and interrupted the final match between France and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Russian news reports say Verzilov a member of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot has been hospitalized in grave condition for what could be a possible poisoning. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
September 15, 2018 - 2:56 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A member of Russia's Pussy Riot protest group says a severely ill fellow activist was being taken to Germany on Saturday for treatment after his suspected poisoning. Maria Alekhina told The Associated Press that Pyotr Verzilov was being flown to Berlin, but she did not give details...
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Liverpool's coach Jurgen Klopp center, celebrates with Liverpool's players after winning the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
September 15, 2018 - 8:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Liverpool can cope without Mohamed Salah scoring. Not so Tottenham when a lethargic Harry Kane is misfiring. Chasing a first English title since 1990, Liverpool swept to a fifth successive win at the start of the Premier League season on Saturday with goals from Georginio Wijnaldum...
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United States midfielder Tyler Adams (4) celebrates after scoring a goal against Mexico during an international friendly match Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. The United States won 1-0. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
September 12, 2018 - 8:45 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Americans is testing young players to get the United States back to the World Cup in 2022. Tyler Adams, Antonee Robinson and goalkeeper Zack Steffen are giving glimpses they might be able to help. Adams scored his first international goal, four minutes after Angel...
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In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, Candelaria Cabrera plays with a soccer ball in Chabas, Argentina. "Cande," as she is known by friends and family, is the only girl playing in a children's soccer league in the southern part of Argentina's Santa Fe province, birthplace of stars including Lionel Messi, Gabriel Batistuta and Jorge Valdano. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
September 11, 2018 - 3:44 pm
CHABAS, Argentina (AP) — At age 7, Candelaria Cabrera goes after the soccer ball with determination. She drives toward her rivals without caring much about getting hurt and deftly manages the bumps on the dirt field. She wears a loose white jersey from Huracan de Chabas, her hometown, located 230...
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September 08, 2018 - 3:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — Spain fans have chanted "Gibraltar is Spanish" during a match against England at Wembley Stadium, risking a sanction from soccer authorities. Spain has been trying to get back Gibraltar from Britain for 300 years after ceding it in 1713. The territory sits on the southern tip of Spain...
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Belgium's Youri Tielemans, left, and Scotland's Stuart Armstrong battle for the ball during the International Friendly at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Friday Sept. 7, 2018. (Ian Rutherford/ PA via AP)
September 07, 2018 - 4:36 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Substitute Michy Batshuayi scored twice in eight minutes as Belgium eased to a 4-0 victory over Scotland on Friday in its first game since finishing third at the World Cup. Seven minutes after coming on at halftime in the friendly, Batshuayi took a pass from Eden Hazard in...
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September 07, 2018 - 8:27 am
For English soccer, the first two-week international period of the new season often doubles as the next phase of a post-mortem into the national team's failings at a recent tournament. Not so much this time. As the squad gathered at its St. George's Park training base this week ahead of matches...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2018 file photo Germany's Mesut Ozil runs with the ball during a friendly soccer match between Austria and Germany in Klagenfurt, Austria. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, file)
September 07, 2018 - 5:28 am
MUNICH (AP) — The start of Germany's post-Mesut Ozil era showed Germany is missing a player like Mesut Ozil. Without the Arsenal midfielder on the field, Germany tried hard but ultimately failed to break through France's defense, playing out a 0-0 draw Thursday in the UEFA Nations League. The 29-...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2010 file photo, Argentina's head coach Diego Maradona yells from the sidelines of the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa. The soccer coach of Mexico's Dorados de Sinaloa soccer team, Francisco Ramirez, was fired on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, and Maradona has been named the team's new coach, according to Jose Antonio Nunez. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
September 06, 2018 - 5:32 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The president of the second-tier Mexican soccer club Dorados of Sinaloa says Argentine great Diego Maradona has been hired as the team's coach. Club president Jose Antonio Nunez confirmed Maradona's hiring without providing details of his contract. The club's Twitter account also...
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