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UK Deputy PM wants Russia stripped of World Cup

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister wants Russia stripped of the right to host the 2018 World Cup to punish President Vladimir Putin for “belligerent behavior” in the Ukraine crisis.

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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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