Posts Tagged International soccer

FIFA monitoring Ebola, Club World Cup goes ahead

ZURICH (AP) — Preparations for the Club World Cup in Morocco in December are continuing and there is currently no Ebola threat to cause it to be canceled or postponed, FIFA said Tuesday.

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6 Germany players in Ballon d’Or 23-man list

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left celebrates with teammate Neymar after scoring during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)

ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) — Six members of the Germany squad that won the World Cup were included among the nominees for the FIFA Ballon d’Or award Tuesday, joining Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar on the 23-man short list.

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South Africa soccer team captain shot and killed

FILE- In this file photo dated Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, South Africa's goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune, right, celebrates with fellow goalkeepers Wayne Sandilands, left, and Senzo Meyiwa, center, after drawing with Morocco to advance to the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations, in Durban, South Africa.  According to reports Sunday Oct. 26, 2014, soccer club Orlando Pirates says 27-year old South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa died during a shooting incident in South Africa. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, FILE)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police on Monday launched a massive operation to find the killers of the national soccer team captain who was fatally shot during an apparent house robbery, underscoring the country’s high rate of violent crime.

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Wambach has 4 goals in 6-0 US win over Costa Rica

Mexico forward Veronica Charlyn Corral (9) attempts to move the ball past Trinidad and Tobago defender Arin King (5) in overtime during a CONCACAF consolation soccer match in Chester, Pa., Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Mexico defeated Trinidad and Tobago 4-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Abby Wambach scored four goals and the World Cup-bound United States defeated Costa Rica 6-0 Sunday night for the team’s fifth CONCACAF Women’s Championship title.

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South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa killed

FILE- In this file photo dated Monday, May 26, 2014, South Africa's goalkeeper Senzo Robert Meyiwa makes a diving save against Australia during their friendly soccer match in Sydney.  According to reports Sunday Oct. 26, 2014, soccer club Orlando Pirates says 27-year old South Africa goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa died during a shooting incident in South Africa.(AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, FILE)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The captain of South Africa’s national soccer team was fatally shot when armed men broke into the house where he was staying, police said.

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