Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

Rummenigge upbeat after meeting with Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter leaves after the International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. 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. The dates of the 2022 tournament will be confirmed in March by the FIFA executive committee, which Blatter heads. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Tensions between FIFA and Europe’s top clubs over the 2022 World Cup have been calmed by a meeting between Sepp Blatter and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

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Chelsea, Luis Suarez lead AP Global Football 10

Chelsea's John Terry, centre right and teammate Chelsea's Didier Drogba hold up  the English League Cup after its presentation to the team  following the  soccer match between Chelsea and Tottenham at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Chelsea won 2-0.(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea was chosen team of the week in the AP Global Football 10 on Tuesday after beating Tottenham 2-0 in the League Cup final.

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Russian soccer official says country must tackle racism

In this file photo taken on Sunday, July 13, 2014, FIFA President Sepp Blatter, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a soccer ball during the official ceremony of handover to Russia as the 2018 World Cup hosts, after the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. 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, Feb. 27, 2015. Researchers from the Moscow-based SOVA Center and the Fare network, which helps to prosecute racism cases for UEFA, cataloged more than 200 cases of discriminatory behavior linked to Russian football across two seasons.(AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia needs to crack down on racism ahead of hosting the 2018 World Cup, the general secretary of the Russian Football Union said Tuesday.

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Cypriot referee blows whistle on alleged match-fixing

In this Monday, Feb, 16, 2015, Cyprus' soccer referee Marios Panayi speaks to the Associated Press during an interview in capital Nicosia, Cyprus. Marios Panayi outlined a web of corruption allegations that he says has besmirched Cypriot soccer and damaged the credibility of its referees. The full-time referee told The Associated Press that some Cypriot referees are deciding the outcomes of games with incorrect calls ordered up by a senior Cyprus Football Association official who he said manipulates team standings to keep himself in power and to keep negotiating lucrative television rights deals.(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Football in the sun-drenched Mediterranean island of Cyprus is riddled with match-fixing by referees, an operation designed to line the pockets of soccer officials and politicians, according to a senior Cypriot referee.

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Dave Whelan resigns as chairman of English club Wigan

This is a Sunday Aug. 14 2005 file photo of Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan as he applauds his team as they prepare to take on Chelsea in the club,s first English Premiership soccer match at The JJB Stadium, Wigan, England. Whelan resigned as chairman of second tier English club Wigan on Tuesday March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Ellis, File)

WIGAN, England (AP) — Dave Whelan has resigned as chairman of second-tier English soccer club Wigan after serving a six-week ban for racially-aggravated misconduct.

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