Posts Tagged 2014 FIFA World Cup

Dick Advocaat introduced as Serbia soccer coach

Newly-appointed Serbian national soccer team coach Dick Advocaat poses for photographers with a  Serbian jersey  during a press conference in Stara Pazova, Serbia, Monday, July 28, 2014. Advocaat signed a two-year contract with Serbia and has the mandate to lead them to the 2016 European Championship in France. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

STARA PAZOVA, Serbia (AP) — Dick Advocaat, who has coached the Netherlands and South Korea at World Cups, is Serbia’s new soccer coach.

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UK Deputy PM wants Russia stripped of World Cup

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for “belligerent behavior” in the Ukraine crisis.

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FIFA fines Argentina for protest banner

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has reprimanded the Argentine soccer association and fined it $33,000 after its players were pictured with a political banner before a World Cup warmup match.

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Greece hires Ranieri as national team coach

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Claudio Ranieri has signed a two-year contract to coach Greece’s national soccer team, replacing Fernando Santos after he guided the Greeks to the second round at the World Cup in Brazil.

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Mexican Aguirre named as new coach of Japan

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has appointed Mexican Javier Aguirre as the new head coach of the national team.

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