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As troops exit, Britain aids soccer in Afghanistan

In this image supplied by the Football Association on Monady Sept. 15, 2014  former England international soccer star  Michael Owen. left,  coaches  Afghanistan captain Islamuddin Amiri , right, and an unidentified female member of the delegation from the Afghanistan FA during the  training session at St Georges Park on  Friday Sept. 5, 2014 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. The paths that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn’t have been more different. When a 9-year-old Rooney was catching the eye of talent spotters in Liverpool in 1995 and joining up with Premier League club Everton, Amiri was enduring hardship and horror under Taliban rule in Kabul, where Afghanistan’s national stadium was used for public executions and brutal punishments.  (AP Photo/Michael Regan/The FA) NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — The paths that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn’t have been more different.

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Prince Ali hopes for ‘real’ leader after Blatter

In this Wednesday, March 21, 2012, file photo, FIFA Vice President Prince Ali bin Al Hussein speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur. FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein says he hopes that “real candidates” _ focused on policy not personality _ will emerge to run world football in the future. Sepp Blatter confirmed this week that he will stand for a fifth, four-year term as FIFA president in May after saying a majority of football leaders told the 78-year-old official to continue his mission. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin, File)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA vice president Prince Ali Bin al-Hussein wants “real candidates” — focused on policy not personality — to run world football after Sepp Blatter leaves.

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Man United spent $8M paying off Moyes and staff

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The wall of fame of Manchester United managers still informs Old Trafford visitors that a “new chapter has begun” under David Moyes. In reality, it was a short, painful chapter in United history that will cost around $90 million, the club disclosed on Wednesday.

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