Posts Tagged International soccer

Michel Platini re-elected as UEFA president for 3rd term

UEFA President Michel Platini waits for the start of the 39th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

VIENNA (AP) — Michel Platini was re-elected as UEFA president on Tuesday, and two critics of Sepp Blatter were chosen to join the FIFA executive committee.

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UEFA chief Platini warns of rising extremism, hooliganism

UEFA President Michel Platini waits for the start of the 39th Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, March 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

VIENNA (AP) — UEFA President Michel Platini has warned that nationalism and hooliganism is threatening European soccer.

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New English work permit rules to curb foreign soccer imports

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane celebrates after scoring his second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham and Leicester City at White Hart Lane, London, Saturday, March 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

LONDON (AP) — The number of foreign players in English Premier League squads is set to be reduced under new rules designed to prevent the development of homegrown youngsters being stifled by imports.

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Conte defends use of foreign-born players on Italy squad

Italy coach Antonio Conte smiles as he meets the media ahead of Saturday's Euro 2016, Group H qualifying soccer match against Bulgaria, at the Coverciano training center, near Florence, Italy Monday, March 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Maurizio Degli Innocenti, Ansa)

ROME (AP) — If Mauro Camoranesi was allowed to help Italy to the 2006 World Cup title, then why can’t Eder and Franco Vazquez lead the Azzurri to glory in next year’s European Championship?

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UEFA sets 2018 World Cup qualifying format, eyes 14th entry

Barcelona's Lionel Messi runs for the ball during a Champions League round of 16 second leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City at Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

VIENNA (AP) — Europe’s World Cup qualifying process is being based on 13 available places for the 2018 tournament, even though UEFA thinks it deserves a 14th.

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