Posts Tagged International soccer

Sabella expected to leave as Argentina’s coach

In this July 1, 2014, file photo, Argentina's head coach Alejandro Sabella signals to his players during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Sabella reported for several weeks to be ready to resign from the job and is expected to make it official on Wednesday July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella is expected to resign Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation about his future following his country’s loss in the World Cup final.

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Dick Advocaat introduced as Serbia soccer coach

Newly-appointed Serbian national soccer team coach Dick Advocaat poses for photographers with a  Serbian jersey  during a press conference in Stara Pazova, Serbia, Monday, July 28, 2014. Advocaat signed a two-year contract with Serbia and has the mandate to lead them to the 2016 European Championship in France. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

STARA PAZOVA, Serbia (AP) — Dick Advocaat, who has coached the Netherlands and South Korea at World Cups, is Serbia’s new soccer coach.

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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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Former US national team player DeMerit retires

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Former U.S. national team player Jay DeMerit has retired from soccer.

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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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