Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

South Africa reluctant to host 2015 African Cup

Egypt's Amr Gamal, left, scores his side's opening goal against Botswana during their African Cup of Nations group G qualifying soccer match at  Cairo International Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. Egypt won 2-0. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa is reluctant to step in as a last-minute host for next year’s African Cup of Nations because the sport ministry fears Ebola and unplanned staging costs.

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British footballer convicted of rape out of jail

In this March 17, 2012 file photo, Sheffield United's Ched Evans runs on the pitch during a soccer match in Sheffield, England. Evans, a former Premier League footballer who was convicted of rape was released from jail on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 amid a national debate about whether he should be allowed to play professionally again. (AP Photo/PA, Nick Potts, File) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — A former Premier League player who was convicted of rape has been released from jail amid a national debate about whether he should be allowed to play professionally again.

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FIFA rules out full publication of ethics probe

FIFA-president Sepp Blatter and the Norwegian football president, Yngve Hallen, at the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying soccer match between Norway and Bulgaria at Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo, Monday Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo / Vegard Wivestad Groett, NTB scanpix) NORWAY OUT

LONDON (AP) — FIFA’s ethics chairman will release his findings into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests next month, without making the investigation report public.

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1 detained for attacks on Albanian shops in Serbia

Serbian soccer fans react during the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying match between Serbia and Albania, at the Partizan stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The 2016 European Championship qualifier between Serbia and Albania was abandoned on Tuesday after skirmishes broke out on the pitch involving players and fans over an Albanian flag that was flown above the stadium by a drone. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police say they have detained one person suspected in a spate of attacks on Albanian-owned businesses in northern Serbia after a soccer brawl this week at a game between Serbia and Albania.

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Platini fears drones could drop bombs on pitches

A fight breaks out on the pitch between Serbian fans and Albanian national team players, with from right, Albania's Lorik Cana, Albania's Ansi Agolli, match official, 3rd left Serbia's Nenad Tomovic holding Albanian flag, Albania's Bekim Balaj, and soccer fan at left, during the Euro 2016 Group I qualifying match between Serbia and Albania, at the Partizan stadium in Belgrade, Serbia, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.  The match was suspended on Tuesday after pitch skirmishes involving players and fans over an Albanian flag that was flown above the stadium by a drone.  The score was 0-0 at the time. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

PARIS (AP) — UEFA President Michel Platini fears that drones could be used to drop bombs on football pitches.

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