Posts Tagged International soccer

Costa Rica’s Alajuelense bests DC United 5-2

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica’s Alajuelense beat D.C. United 5-2 Thursday in the first leg of a two-match CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal.

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Argentina to play next month in Maryland, New Jersey

NEW YORK (AP) — Argentina will play exhibition games against El Salvador on March 28 at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, and versus Ecuador three days later at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad seeks seat on FIFA board

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah is seeking election to the FIFA executive committee.

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Valcke: No FIFA compensation to clubs for 2022 date switch

Nasser Al Khater Qatar 2022 Local Organizing Committee Deputy CEO, left, Hassan Al Thawadi, head of the Qatar 2022 World Cup organizing committee, center, and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke give a press conference, in Doha, Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015. The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos. Seven years before the 2022 tournament kicks off in the wealthy emirate, FIFA recommended a break with soccer tradition on Tuesday — moving its marquee tournament to November and December instead of the usual June-July time slot. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The fallout from FIFA’s desire to play the World Cup in Qatar at the end of 2022 was felt in Europe and Africa on Wednesday.

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UEFA wants latest possible World Cup final date in Qatar

Nasser Al Khater Qatar 2022 Local Organizing Committee Deputy CEO, left, Hassan Al Thawadi, head of the Qatar 2022 World Cup organizing committee, center, and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke give a press conference, in Doha, Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015. The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos. Seven years before the 2022 tournament kicks off in the wealthy emirate, FIFA recommended a break with soccer tradition on Tuesday — moving its marquee tournament to November and December instead of the usual June-July time slot. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA says it supports playing the 2022 World Cup final on Dec. 23 to help protect its own international qualifying matches.

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