International soccer

February 22, 2018 - 6:45 am
Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter has endorsed Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid while banned from soccer roles for financial misconduct. Blatter tweeted on Thursday that "Morocco would be the logical host! And it is time for Africa again!" The 2010 World Cup was staged in South Africa. Referencing the...
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This image made available by the Broward County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, shows Sheriff Scott Israel, holding the hand of Anthony Borges, 15, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The teenager was shot five times during the massacre on Valentine's Day that killed 17 students. Borges is being credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students. (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP)
February 20, 2018 - 9:15 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old student who was shot five times during last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students. A fundraising site says Anthony Borges was shot in both legs and his back while attempting to...
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Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades unveils the FIFA World Cup trophy during its world tour at a stop at the international airport in the southern city of Larnaca, Cyprus, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. The trophy will visit some 50 countries as it make its journey round the world to Moscow for the start of the World Cup 2018 in Russia. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
February 17, 2018 - 2:58 pm
Russian soccer players were protected from being caught doping under direct government orders that laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said he followed to ensure cheating was covered up as part of a far-reaching conspiracy. Outlining his involvement in soccer for the first time to The Associated...
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February 12, 2018 - 10:22 am
The eight-month long boycott of Qatar by regional neighbors has been broken by a soccer team. Al Gharafa of Qatar was opening its Asian Champions League campaign on Monday in Abu Dhabi against Al Jazira, the champions of the United Arab Emirates. Rather than taking a short direct flight from Doha...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, Carlos Cordeiro, vice president of U.S. Soccer, watches warmups from the team bench ahead of the start of the U.S.'s final World Cup qualifying match against Trinidad and Tobago at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad. Cordeiro has been elected president of the U.S. Soccer Federation on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, assuming control of an organization that must chart a new course after its men's team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
February 10, 2018 - 10:18 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Cordeiro insists he's the right choice to lead the U.S. Soccer Federation, which must chart a new course after its men's national team failed to qualify for this year's World Cup. The 61-year-old business executive won the governing body's presidential election Saturday...
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In this Jan. 29, 2018, photo, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, from left, is interviewed by Michael Irvin, and Zach's wife Julie Ertz during opening night for the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Julie and Zach are currently the sporting world’s “It” couple. Julie is a midfielder for the World Cup-winning U.S. national soccer team, while her husband Zach is a tight end for the Super Bowl-bound Philadelphia Eagles. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
January 31, 2018 - 3:49 am
Julie Ertz has a world championship and Player of the Year honors in her sport. So she's already got an edge on husband Zach — that is, if they were competitive. She says the athletic couple doesn't really try to one-up each other all that much. "Maybe in board games," she says with a laugh. Julie...
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United States midfielder Gyasi Zardes, bottom, falls to the ground after he was pushed by Bosnia and Herzegovina defender Daniel Graovac during the first half of an international friendly soccer match on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 28, 2018 - 11:51 pm
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Defenders Ike Opara and Matt Polster made their U.S. national team debuts along with goalkeeper Zack Steffen as the Americans played a listless 0-0 tie in an exhibition against Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday night. Haris Medunjanin sent a penalty kick off Steffen's right post in...
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January 27, 2018 - 12:29 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil coach Tite pledged not to take the national team to the capital Brasilia to pose with politicians in this election year due to widespread accusations of corruption against several of them. "I won't go at all. Neither before the World Cup nor afterward. Neither winning...
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The FIFA World Cup trophy stands on a pedestal on board an aircraft on the first leg of the soccer FIFA Wold Cup 2018 trophy tour at Stansted Airport, England, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The trophy will visit some 50 countries as it make its journey round the world to Moscow for the start of the World Cup 2018 in Russia. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
January 23, 2018 - 6:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — With barely four months until FIFA votes on the 2026 World Cup host, Morocco got round to launching its bid on Tuesday. There's now a campaign logo and social presence but still few details of how the North African nation will stage the first World Cup after the leap from 32 to 48...
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January 23, 2018 - 1:19 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Boca Juniors players Edwin Cardona and Wilmar Barrios have returned to training a week after they were sidelined from a friendly following accusations by two women in Argentina who said they caused them physical injuries. The Telam state agency said on Tuesday that...
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