Posts Tagged International soccer

Shakhtar midfielder says players’ lives at risk

In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 file photo, Donetsk's Douglas Costa, right, gets away from Manchester United's Alexander Buttner during their Champions League group A soccer match between Manchester United and Shakhtar Donetsk at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England. Six South Americans - including Costa - have refused to return to Ukraine to play for their football club in Donetsk as conflict rages around the city, risking possible fines and suspensions for breach of contract. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

Douglas Costa says he and his fellow players who are refusing to return to Ukrainian champion Shakhtar Donetsk do so because the conflict in the country puts their lives at risk.

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Reports: Colombia’s Rodriguez going to Real Madrid

MADRID (AP) — World Cup scoring leader James Rodriguez of Colombia is said to be leaving Monaco for Real Madrid.

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FIFA: Garcia’s World Cup bids report delayed

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia’s report into alleged World Cup bidding corruption has been delayed by several weeks.

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England’s Gerrard retires from international play

In this Sunday, June 22, 2014 file photo, England national soccer team captain Steven Gerrard listens as head coach Roy Hodgson speaks during a press conference after a squad training session that was closed to the media for the 2014 soccer World Cup at the Urca military base in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from international football on Monday, July 21, 2014. The 34-year-old Liverpool midfielder made 114 appearances for England over 14 years. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

LONDON (AP) — England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from the national team Monday to focus on playing for Liverpool.

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Tottenham, Seattle play entertaining 3-3 draw

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino address the media after a friendly soccer match against the Seattle Sounders in Seattle, Saturday, July 19, 2014. The matched ended in a 3-3 draw. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)

SEATTLE (AP) — Osvaldo Alonso understood it was an exhibition. It was also a match the Seattle Sounders wanted to win.

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