Posts Tagged International soccer

Germans set 10-year plan, want Euro 2024

In this July 13, 2014 file photo, Argentina's Sergio Aguero, left, contests a high ball with Germany's Jerome Boateng (20) during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Cup tournament placed second on Google's list of 2014's fastest-rising global search requests, the company said Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — At a reception shortly before Christmas, German football federation president Wolfgang Niersbach said his plan for the holidays was to sit back on a sofa, shut off the radio and television and think about the wonderful year behind him.

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Falling ruble hits World Cup final stadium

MOSCOW (AP) — The falling ruble has caused a 16 percent rise in the cost of rebuilding Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium, which will host the final of the 2018 World Cup.

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Soccer governing body sues over player images

CHICAGO (AP) — A dispute over U.S. soccer players’ images has landed in federal court.

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Things to know about FIFA’s World Cup probe

FIFA president Sepp Blatter and FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, left, leave after a press conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report into the bidding process, President Sepp Blatter said Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Ever since FIFA executives voted to send the World Cups of 2018 and 2022 to Russia and Qatar there have been endless questions about how and why they picked those countries and accusations that some of them might have been bought off or otherwise leaned on.

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Moroccan king suspends country’s sports minister

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The king of Morocco suspended the country’s sports minister of his duties for the Club World Cup on Friday and ordered an investigation into the state of the soccer field at Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat after heavy rain disrupted a match.

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