Posts Tagged FIFA World Cup

Liverpool in talks to sign Mario Balotelli

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another.

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Bundesliga riding high after Germany World Cup win

Munich's coach Pep Guardiola  smiles during the German soccer cup first round match between SC Preussen Muenster and FC Bayern Munich in Muenster, Germany, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Bayern Munich kicks off the defense of its Bundesliga title on Friday against revamped Wolfsburg with fans hoping for a thrilling season after Germany’s triumph at the World Cup in Brazil.

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Man United completes signing of defender Rojo

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, centre right, celebrates with teammates after scoring against Swansea City during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Aug. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United completed the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for 20 million euros ($27 million) on Wednesday, and sent Nani on loan to the Portuguese club.

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10th European Cup in hand, Madrid turns to Liga

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal, left, and Fiorentina's Borja Valero  challenge for the ball during their friendly soccer match  in Warsaw, Poland, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid is set to place an even greater emphasis on winning the Spanish league title after ending its quest for an elusive 10th European Cup last season.

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FIFA, Russia relations hit rough spot

GENEVA (AP) — Relations between FIFA and its next World Cup host, Russia, are under strain.

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