Posts Tagged International soccer

PSG back on Marseille’s heels in French league

Marseille's Andre-Pierre Gignac, right, in action with Lyon's Milan Bisevac, left, during their French League One soccer match at Gerland stadium, in Lyon, central France, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

PARIS (AP) — After two consecutive losses in the space of four days, the joy in Marseille has given way to uncertainty about whether the team is really up for a title push.

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Canadian organization responds to lawyers’ letter

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian Soccer Association is denying allegations that it targeted players involved in a legal challenge to the use of artificial turf at next summer’s Women’s World Cup.

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Blatter reveals 2018 World Cup logo

MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed the logo for the 2018 World Cup in Russia – with the help of a crew of cosmonauts.

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Putin says World Cup security won’t be ‘intrusive’

Russian President Vladimir Putin, third left, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter, fourth left,  listen to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, second left, as they stand at a model of the Luzhniki Stadium after reconstruction, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Putin and Blatter visited the Luzhniki Stadium which is under reconstruction for the final of the 2018 World Cup. At left is Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

MOSCOW (AP) — Security at the 2018 World Cup “must be effective but not intrusive,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

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FIFA says Russia, Ukraine could meet at World Cup

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter speak during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Putin and Blatter on Tuesday visited  the Luzhniki Stadium which is under reconstruction for the final of the 2018 World Cup. The sign reads Russia-2018 Local Organizing Committee.  (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)

MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA says it has not decided to keep Russia and Ukraine apart in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup, despite reports to the contrary.

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