Posts Tagged FIFA World Cup

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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FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament “can achieve positive change.”

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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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Blatter, Emir of Qatar meet for labor rights talks

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has met with the Emir of Qatar to discuss improving migrant workers’ rights in the 2022 World Cup host nation.

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