Men's soccer

June 15, 2017 - 10:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A former banker pleaded guilty to a U.S. charge Thursday in the sprawling investigation linked to FIFA, the international soccer governing body. Jorge Arzuaga, 56, an Argentine who worked at Credit Suisse Group AG and Julius Baer Group Ltd., pleaded guilty in a federal court in New...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, March 28 2017, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo gestures during the international friendly soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the dos Barreiros stadium in Funchal, Madeira island, Portugal. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
June 15, 2017 - 10:17 am
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Portugal is hoping a red-hot Cristiano Ronaldo can continue his sparkling form and help the European champions show that their victory at Euro 2016 wasn't a fluke. With Ronaldo looking at the peak of his game, Portugal trained for the first time in Russia on Thursday ahead of...
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June 15, 2017 - 10:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A former banker has pleaded guilty to a U.S. charge in the sprawling investigation linked to FIFA (fee'-FUH), the governing body for global soccer. Jorge Arzuaga, an Argentine, worked at Credit Suisse Group AG and Julius Baer Group Ltd. The 56-year-old pleaded guilty Thursday in...
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France's Raphael Varane, second right, gets the red card from referee Davide Massa during a friendly soccer match between France and England at the Stade de France in Saint Denis, north of Paris, France, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 15, 2017 - 10:07 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Not perfect, but good enough to avoid game-changing referee mistakes at the World Cup. Football's governing body set out its aims for an experimental video review system ahead of live trials at the Confederations Cup starting on Saturday. "To eliminate a clear scandal...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during his annual televised call-in show in Moscow on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Putin said during Thursday's live call-in show televised nationwide that the "crisis is over," pointing at an economic growth over the past nine months. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 9:56 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's national football team has a prominent critic ahead of the Confederations Cup — none other than Vladimir Putin. The Russian president warns that "fans and those who love Russian football expect better results from our national team," which has won just three of its last 15...
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In this Wednesday, May 17, 2017 photo Russian police officers guard as fans arrive for a soccer match at Otkrytie Arena, stadium of Spartak Moscow soccer club, where Confederations Cup matches will be played, in Moscow, Russia. Terrorists, hooligans and anti-corruption protesters are among the main concerns for the Russian security forces during the Confederations Cup soccer tournament running from Saturday June 17 until Sunday July 2. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
June 15, 2017 - 8:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Terrorists, hooligans and anti-corruption protesters. Those are the main concerns for the Russian security forces ahead of the Confederations Cup. A week which began with at least 1,750 people reported arrested in protests across the country on Monday will end with the first games of...
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France's Raphael Varane, second right, gets the red card from referee Davide Massa during a friendly soccer match between France and England at the Stade de France in Saint Denis, north of Paris, France, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
June 15, 2017 - 7:39 am
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Not perfect, but good enough to avoid game-changing referee mistakes at the World Cup. Football's governing body set out aims for its experimental video review system ahead of live trials at the Confederations Cup starting on Saturday. Head of refereeing Massimo...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 28, 2012 file photo Zenit's fans march prior the match of their team in the national soccer Championship in downtown St.Petersburg, Russia. A new report seen by the Associated Press shows Russia has made progress fighting football racism ahead of the Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup, but warns that anti-Semitism in stadiums has grown and that racist fans are using far-right codes to smuggle offensive messages into stadiums. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)
June 15, 2017 - 5:22 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has made progress fighting soccer racism ahead of next year's World Cup, but players, coaches and fans still risk abuse, a new report says. There were 89 racist and far-right incidents at Russian games in the 2016-17 season, slightly below the two previous seasons, according to...
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Sweden's Ola Toivonen, centre, celebrates with teammates Victor Nilsson Lindelof, left, and Mikael Lustig after scoring the winning goal during the World Cup 2018 group A qualifying soccer match between Sweden and France Friday June 9, 2017 at the Friends Arena in Solna, Stockholm. (Marcus Eriksson/TT via AP)
June 14, 2017 - 2:49 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United has made Victor Lindelof the team's first offseason signing, bringing in the Sweden center back from Benfica for 35 million euros ($39.4 million). Both clubs announced the transfer on Wednesday. Benfica gave the fee, which could rise by 10 million euros...
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FILE- In this Thursday, March 9, 2017 file photo, Lyon's Corentin Tolisso acknowledges applauses at the end of his Europa League round of 16 first leg soccer match against Roma in Decines, near Lyon, central France. Bayern Munich signed French midfielder Corentin Tolisso for a Bundesliga-record of at least 41.5 million euros ($46.8 million) from Lyon on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
June 14, 2017 - 1:47 pm
MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich signed French midfielder Corentin Tolisso for a Bundesliga-record of at least 41.5 million euros ($46.8 million) from Lyon on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Tolisso signed a five-year deal, Bayern said, while Lyon announced the transfer fee and said that add-ons could see it...
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