Posts Tagged FIFA World Cup

Messi & Argentina shining together, closer to elusive title

Argentina's Lionel Messi dribbles past Paraguay's Bruno Valdez  during a Copa America semifinal soccer match at the Ester Roa Rebolledo Stadium in Concepcion, Chile, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

CONCEPCION, Chile (AP) — Lionel Messi is a step closer to finally breaking through with Argentina.

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UEFA tells Spanish league to accept 2022 World Cup dates

UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino gestures during a press conference after the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. UEFA has decided that the Champions League final will be played in Wales for the first time in 2017 at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

PRAGUE (AP) — European football’s governing body told the Spanish league on Tuesday to stop challenging the decision to move the dates of the World Cup in 2022 to November-December.

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Czech football great Josef Masopust dies at 84

In this Oct. 19, 2012 file photo former Czech soccer player Josef Masopust attends a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic. Masopust, who led the national side to the final of the 1962 World Cup, has died aged 84, Monday, June 29, 2015 at his home in Prague, Czech Republic. (Michal Dolezal/CTK via AP, File) SLOVAKIA OUT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech football great Josef Masopust, who led the national side to the final of the 1962 World Cup, has died aged 84.

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Argentina leads final 4 in Copa America semifinals

Argentina's Lionel Messi prepares to shoot a free-kick during a Copa America quarterfinal soccer match against Colombia at the Sausalito Stadium in Vina del Mar, Chile, Friday, June 26, 2015. Argentina defeated Colombia 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Copa America.(AP Photo/Andre Penner)

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Copa America semifinals are again missing a local favorite.

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Spanish league appeals FIFA switch of 2022 World Cup dates

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Spanish football league is challenging FIFA’s to switch the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to November-December.

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