Posts Tagged International soccer

Iran soccer official suspected of sex harassment

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean police said Tuesday that they are investigating an official from Iran’s Asian Games delegation over suspicions that he sexually harassed a female volunteer at a soccer stadium near the host city of Incheon.

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Champagne confirms plan to challenge Blatter

ZURICH (AP) — Former FIFA international relations director Jerome Champagne has confirmed his plan to challenge President Sepp Blatter in next year’s election.

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Gus Johnson stepping down as Fox soccer announcer

NEW YORK (AP) — Gus Johnson is stepping down as Fox’s lead soccer announcer.

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As troops exit, Britain aids soccer in Afghanistan

In this image supplied by the Football Association on Monady Sept. 15, 2014  former England international soccer star  Michael Owen. left,  coaches  Afghanistan captain Islamuddin Amiri , right, and an unidentified female member of the delegation from the Afghanistan FA during the  training session at St Georges Park on  Friday Sept. 5, 2014 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. The paths that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn’t have been more different. When a 9-year-old Rooney was catching the eye of talent spotters in Liverpool in 1995 and joining up with Premier League club Everton, Amiri was enduring hardship and horror under Taliban rule in Kabul, where Afghanistan’s national stadium was used for public executions and brutal punishments.  (AP Photo/Michael Regan/The FA) NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — The paths that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn’t have been more different.

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US women rout Mexico 8-0

Mexico goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago (1) makes a save against the United States in the first half of an international friendly soccer match at Rio Tinto Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Hope Solo set the U.S. national team record for career shutouts, and Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach each scored twice for an 8-0 exhibition victory over Mexico at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday night.

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