Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

Ex-Premier League player charged in fixing probe

LONDON (AP) — A former Premier League footballer has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery as part of an ongoing investigation into the fixing of lower-league football matches in England.

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Rwanda disqualification from African Cup upheld

CAIRO (AP) — African soccer’s governing body has upheld a decision to oust Rwanda from African Cup qualifying for using a player with different names and passports for club and international games.

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FIFA opens talks on 2022 World Cup dates in Qatar

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will step up the search for new dates to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at talks with football officials next Monday.

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Ryan Nelsen fired by Toronto FC

In this July 26, 2014, file photo, Toronto FC head coach Ryan Nelsen argues a call with one of the officials while playing against Sporting Kansas City during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Toronto. Toronto FC has fired Nelsen and his entire coaching staff in the wake of Nelsen's public dressing down of general manager Tim Bezbatchenko. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette, File)

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto FC fired manager Ryan Nelsen on Sunday.

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Algeria soccer death seen part of a wider ills

In this photo dated May 1, 2011, supporters of JS Kabylie and USM El-Harrah clash in the stands during of a soccer match in Algiers, Algeria. Angry fans in Algeria pelted their own soccer team with rocks after they lost a game, killing the star player, Albert Ebosse, in the latest incident of fan violence in this North African country. Ebosse died after being hit in the head by an object thrown from the crowd at a top-flight league game in Algeria on August 23, 2014.  Like much of the rest of the continent, Algeria's restless youth are passionate about soccer but with little other outlet for their daily frustration, violence haunts the games. (AP Photo/Anis Belghoul)

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The rocks came raining down after the final whistle of the Algerian soccer match, an increasingly common ritual in stadiums across the country. This time, the violence ended in tragedy: Hit in the head, Albert Ebosse, the league’s top goal scorer last season, crumbled to the ground and died in a hospital.

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