Posts Tagged International soccer

Police plan to re-arrest Whelan in scalping case

Ray Whelan, a longstanding director and project manager within the MATCH group, arrives at a police station after been arrested, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, July 7, 2014.  Whelan, a senior executive with the official World Cup corporate hospitality provider was arrested Monday in the plush beachside hotel, as part of a Brazilian police investigation into illegal ticket sales. (AP Photo/STR)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A World Cup hospitality company director has been declared a fugitive by Brazilian police investigating a ticket scalping scheme.

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Brazil’s new stadiums seek post-World Cup events

In this May 20, 2014 file photo, Arena da Amazonia stands in Manaus, Brazil. Once the World Cup leaves town, four gleaming stadiums that hosted massive crowds will echo softly as their owners struggle to find a use for them or even partially fill them. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Once the World Cup and its traveling circus leaves town, four gleaming stadiums that cost $1.6 billion and hosted massive crowds will echo noisily as their owners struggle to find a use for them or even partially fill them.

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Defender out of position comfortable facing Messi

German national soccer player Benedikt Hoewedes attends a news conference in Santo Andre near Porto Seguro, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Germany faces Argentina on upcoming Sunday in Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, in the final of the World Cup. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

PORTO SEGURO, Brazil (AP) — For a man about to face one of the game’s most prolific scorers, Benedikt Hoewedes is remarkably calm and composed ahead of the World Cup final.

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Neymar leaves World Cup unscathed by dreadful loss

Brazil's Neymar waves as he lies inside a medical helicopter at the Granja Comary training center, in Teresopolis, Brazil, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Neymar was airlifted from Brazil's training camp Saturday and will be treated at home for his back injury. Neymar, the biggest football star in Brazil, was ruled out of the rest of the World Cup after fracturing his third vertebra during Friday's 2-1 quarterfinal win over Colombia. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Neymar will be leaving the World Cup with his image untarnished by Brazil’s disastrous loss to Germany, widely seen as the player in charge of helping the nation recover from the historic home defeat.

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Weary Dutch have no interest in 3rd place game

Netherlands' Arjen Robben pauses during a training session of The Netherlands in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, July 10, 2014. The Netherlands will face Brazil for the match for third place at the 2014 soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Another World Cup, another sad story for the Netherlands.

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