Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

Russia defends plan to house World Cup teams in Chechnya

World Cup organizing committee chief executive Alexei Sorokin speaks a press conference on World Cup 2018 issues in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. World Cup organizers in Russia have defended the possibility of housing teams for the 2018 World Cup in the country's volatile North Caucasus regions, including Chechnya. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

MOSCOW (AP) — World Cup organizers in Russia have defended the possibility of housing teams in 2018 in the volatile North Caucasus regions, including Chechnya.

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Belgian player remains critical after heart failure on field

BRUSSELS (AP) — Lokeren defender Gregory Mertens remained in critical condition on Wednesday, two days after he suffered heart failure during a training match.

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Real Madrid denies reports of transfer ban by FIFA

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid has denied a Spanish media report saying FIFA would punish the team for breaking rules regarding the signing of youth players.

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Greek soccer’s ‘Grexit’ risk eased after talks with UEFA

Former German soccer player Karl-Heinz Riedle, right, ambassador for the UEFA Champions League final in Berlin, draws a ball next to UEFA Secretary General Gianni Infantino, left, during the draw of the semifinal soccer matches for the UEFA Europa League 2014/15 at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Friday, April 24, 2015. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is unlikely to be suspended from international competition after its government pledged to make key changes to a new sports law aimed at fighting violence and match-fixing, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said Wednesday.

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Russia launches search for 2018 World Cup mascot

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has launched a competition to design the mascot for its 2018 World Cup.

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