Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

Cameroon latest team to want venue change

Russian doctor Valentine Safronov stands inside a mobile medical lab donated by the Russian government to assist with the Ebola out-brake in Conakry, Guinea, Tuesday, Aug.  26, 2014.  The Ebola virus may have the "upper hand" in an outbreak that has killed more than 1,400 people in West Africa but experts can stop the virus' spread, a top American health official said at the start of his visit to the hardest-hit countries. (AP Photo/ Youssouf Bah)

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — Despite a deadly Ebola outbreak in a fifth country, the Confederation of African Football said Thursday that qualifiers for the continent’s top tournament will go ahead as planned next month, sweeping aside protests from a number of fearful teams.

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Wayne Rooney to captain England team

This is a Thursday, June 19, 2014   file photo of Uruguay's goalkeeper Fernando Muslera looks back as England's Wayne Rooney celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Wayne Rooney was named England captain on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014  taking over the leadership role of an inexperienced team in a rebuilding phase following its worst-ever World Cup. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

LONDON (AP) — Despite an often tempestuous relationship with fans and past concerns over his temperament, Wayne Rooney has received the symbolically-prestigious honor of captaining England.

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic back in training with PSG

PARIS (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic has resumed light training, and Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc will be hoping that is enough to spark a lackluster attack.

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Russian football union to meet with UEFA, FIFA

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Football Union says it will attend UEFA and FIFA-mediated talks next month to resolve a dispute with Ukraine over the clubs in Crimea.

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Platini: Europe deserves 1 extra World Cup place

In this Feb.22, 2014 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini arrives at a press conference, one day prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw in Nice, southeastern France. Michel Platini will not challenge Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency, saying Thursday Aug.28, 2014  there was "no shadow of doubt" about his decision. The former France great was expected to avoid a contest against Blatter after a successful World Cup strengthened the FIFA president's position. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

MONACO (AP) — Europe deserves an extra team at the next World Cup, UEFA President Michel Platini said Thursday.

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