Posts Tagged 2014 FIFA World Cup

Putin says World Cup security won’t be ‘intrusive’

Russian President Vladimir Putin, third left, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter, fourth left,  listen to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, second left, as they stand at a model of the Luzhniki Stadium after reconstruction, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Putin and Blatter visited the Luzhniki Stadium which is under reconstruction for the final of the 2018 World Cup. At left is Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

MOSCOW (AP) — Security at the 2018 World Cup “must be effective but not intrusive,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

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FIFA says Russia, Ukraine could meet at World Cup

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter speak during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Putin and Blatter on Tuesday visited  the Luzhniki Stadium which is under reconstruction for the final of the 2018 World Cup. The sign reads Russia-2018 Local Organizing Committee.  (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA says it has not decided to keep Russia and Ukraine apart in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup, despite reports to the contrary.

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Costa Rica downs Trinidad & Tobago on PKs

Trinidad and Tobago defender Lauren Hutchinson (20) reacts after her tying goal against Costa Rica in the second half during a CONCACAF semifinal soccer match in Philadelphia, Pa., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Costa Rica earned the team’s first trip to the World Cup and a spot in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship match by defeating Trinidad and Tobago on penalty kicks after a 1-1 semifinal draw on Friday night.

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Suarez to return in ‘clasico’ after biting ban

FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez, from Uruguay, right, and Neymar, from Brazil, attend a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in San Joan Despi, Spain, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. FC Barcelona will play against Ajax in a group F Champions League on Tuesday Oct. 21. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Luis Suarez’s long wait is almost over. The much-maligned forward will play his first minutes for Barcelona on Saturday against Real Madrid after completing his ban for biting an opponent four months ago at the World Cup.

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