Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

Falling ruble hits World Cup final stadium

MOSCOW (AP) — The falling ruble has caused a 16 percent rise in the cost of rebuilding Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium, which will host the final of the 2018 World Cup.

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Soccer governing body sues over player images

CHICAGO (AP) — A dispute over U.S. soccer players’ images has landed in federal court.

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Things to know about FIFA’s World Cup probe

FIFA president Sepp Blatter and FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, left, leave after a press conference in Marrakech, Morocco, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and will publish at least some of the confidential report into the bidding process, President Sepp Blatter said Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Ever since FIFA executives voted to send the World Cups of 2018 and 2022 to Russia and Qatar there have been endless questions about how and why they picked those countries and accusations that some of them might have been bought off or otherwise leaned on.

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Moroccan king suspends country’s sports minister

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The king of Morocco suspended the country’s sports minister of his duties for the Club World Cup on Friday and ordered an investigation into the state of the soccer field at Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat after heavy rain disrupted a match.

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Orlando hosts NYC March 8 in opener for MLS expansion teams

NEW YORK (AP) — Orlando City hosts New York City FC on March 8 in the opening game for Major League Soccer’s expansion teams.

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