FIFA World Cup

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, announces that Germany will stage the 2024 European Championships, during the Euro 2024 Host Announcement Ceremony, at the UEFA Executive Committee at the UEFA Headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland, Thursday, September 27, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 9:50 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Germany won the right to host soccer's 2024 European Championship on Thursday, beating Turkey following a politically charged campaign. Germany, which successfully hosted the 2006 World Cup, was the long-time favorite and won the UEFA executive committee vote 12-4. There...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, stewards pull a woman off the pitch after she 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. The chief organizer of Russia’s World Cup says police stopped 170 people from invading the pitch during games before four members of the Pussy Riot protest group eventually stormed the final dressed as police officers. Organizing committee CEO Alexei Sorokin has downplayed security problems despite the pitch invasion that happened in the final between France and Croatia on July 15. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
September 25, 2018 - 9:58 am
MADRID (AP) — Two months after the World Cup final was disrupted by four members of the Pussy Riot protest group running onto the field, the head of the local organizing committee claimed security stopped 170 others from doing the same during the tournament. Organizing committee CEO Alexei Sorokin...
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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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Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino calls out to his players during the Champions League, group B soccer match between Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur, at the Milan San Siro Stadium, Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (Matteo Bazzi/ANSA via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 5:14 am
Tottenham had more players in the World Cup semifinals than any other team. It also was the only Premier League club to not sign anyone in the European transfer window. As Mauricio Pochettino's sluggish side stumbles in the first busy period of the season, those factors might be starting to show...
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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 11, 2018 - 11:36 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tyler Adams showed he might be able to help when the rebuilding U.S. soccer team resumes competitive matches next June. So did Antonee Robinson and goalkeeper Zack Steffen. Adams scored his first international goal, four minutes after Angel Zaldivar was ejected for a studs-...
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Olivier Giroud of France.left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides 2nd goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between France and the Netherlands at the Stade De France in Paris, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
September 09, 2018 - 5:01 pm
GENEVA (AP) — It took a stunning goal for World Cup champion France to get its first win in international soccer's newest competition on Sunday. Not from superstar Kylian Mbappe — who did tap in the first goal of France's 2-1 win over the Netherlands in the UEFA Nations League game — and not from...
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Brazil forward Neymar, second from left, kicks a penalty kick against the United States during the first half of an international soccer friendly match, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
September 07, 2018 - 9:05 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Neymar and Roberto Firmino scored first-half goals, and Brazil overwhelmed the United States 2-0 on Friday night in an exhibition before a sparse crowd at MetLife Stadium. Firmino scored in the 11th minute off a cross from Douglas Costa, who burst down a flank past 21-...
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Italy's Mario Balotelli during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Italy and Poland at Dall'Ara stadium in Bologna, Italy, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 07, 2018 - 4:41 pm
ROME (AP) — Ten months after failing to qualify for the World Cup, Italy still doesn't look World Cup-worthy. Playing their first competitive match since last year's playoff loss to Sweden, the Azzurri required a late penalty to draw with Poland 1-1 at home on Friday in the UEFA Nations League...
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