Posts Tagged FIFA World Cup

Time to heed the ‘don’t kill Rooney’ advice again

Manchester United players including Wayne Rooney, centre left, react after conceding a goal to West Ham United during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

LONDON (AP) — Don’t kill Wayne Rooney. It’s advice that is as pertinent now for English football as it was eight years ago when offered as Sven-Goran Eriksson’s last act as England coach.

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Time running out for Women’s World Cup turf fight

FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter listens to journalist's questions at a press conference following a FIFA Executive Committee meeting, on Friday, Sept.26, 2014, at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter has confirmed he will stand for a fifth term as Fifa president.  (KEYSTONE/Steffen Schmidt)

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will send an independent team to Canada to survey playing surfaces for the women’s World Cup next year amid fierce protests over the tournament being played on artificial turf.

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