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Argentine soccer president Julio Grondona dies

In this Nov. 11, 2010 file photo, Julio Grondona, president of the Argentine Football Association, stands behind the Copa America trophy during the draw of the groups' ceremony in La Plata, Argentina. Grondona was hospitalized on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, said national football authorities, who said he was "not feeing well." (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South American soccer officials say that Julio Grondona, the longtime head of the Argentina Football Association, has died. He was 82.

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Sabella expected to leave as Argentina’s coach

In this July 1, 2014, file photo, Argentina's head coach Alejandro Sabella signals to his players during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Sabella reported for several weeks to be ready to resign from the job and is expected to make it official on Wednesday July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is expected to resign Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation about his future following his country’s loss in the World Cup final.

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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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