Posts Tagged International soccer

Blatter wants 2022 World Cup final no later than Dec. 18

President of FIFA Sepp Blatter arrives at the Culloden Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.  Blatter arrived for the 129th annual general meeting of The International Football Association Board that is taking place Saturday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar to take place no later than Dec. 18, a date that would avoid a conflict with the powerful Premier League over the Christmas schedule in England.

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Scale of racism in World Cup host Russia exposed by study

In this June 10, 2012, file photo,  Czech Republic's Theodor Gebre Selassie walks from the pitch after the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group A match between Russia and Czech Republic in Wroclaw, Poland. UEFA said it is investigating reports by anti-racism experts of abuse directed at the Czech players during Russia's 4-1 victory. Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, a dossier provided to The Associated Press revealed on Friday. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

LONDON (AP) — Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, according to a report provided to The Associated Press.

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Costa Rica’s Alajuelense bests DC United 5-2

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rica’s Alajuelense beat D.C. United 5-2 Thursday in the first leg of a two-match CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal.

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Argentina to play next month in Maryland, New Jersey

NEW YORK (AP) — Argentina will play exhibition games against El Salvador on March 28 at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, and versus Ecuador three days later at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad seeks seat on FIFA board

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah is seeking election to the FIFA executive committee.

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