Posts Tagged International soccer

Sagna expects backlash from humiliated Spain

CLAIREFONTAINE, France (AP) — France defender Bacary Sagna expects a backlash from a humiliated Spain side when they meet in a friendly match on Thursday.

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WC finalists Germany and Argentina renew rivalry

Gemany's head coach Joachim Loew , left, talks to Manuel Neuer, center,  and Thomas Mueller during an open training session ahead of the friendly soccer match between Germany and Argentina on Wednesday in Duesseldorf, Germany, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and Argentina clash again 52 days after contesting the World Cup final, albeit with less at stake when the sides meet for a friendly in Duesseldorf.

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Maradona among stars in interreligious peace match

Diego Armando Maradona controls the ball as Diego Simeone, left, Gabriel Heinze, second right, and Ivan Zamorano watch him, during an inter-religious soccer match for peace, supported by Pope Francis to promote the dialogue and peace among different religions, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

ROME (AP) — Diego Maradona and Roberto Baggio were among a host of former soccer stars who played in an interreligious charity match backed by Pope Francis on Monday night.

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FIFA opens talks on 2022 World Cup dates in Qatar

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will step up the search for new dates to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at talks with football officials next Monday.

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AC Milan hopeful that Torres can re-ignite career

In this Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, file photo, Chelsea's Fernando Torres celebrates after scoring the winning goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City. Chelsea says it has agreed terms with AC Milan for striker Fernando Torres to join the Serie A club in a two-year loan deal. The Premier League club said in a statement that “the move is now subject to Fernando agreeing personal terms with AC Milan and passing a medical examination.” The deal was announced a few hours after Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho had raised the prospect of Torres leaving before the transfer window closes, saying the Spain striker may be ready to “try a new life, a new club, probably a new league.” Torres joined Chelsea from Liverpool in January 2011 for what was then a British-record fee of 50 million pounds (then $81 million), but has struggled to command a regular starting place for the London club. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

MILAN (AP) — AC Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi is hoping to guide Fernando Torres back to form.

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