Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

Europa League: Benfica-Juventus, Sevilla-Valencia

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio celebrates after scoring during the Europa League quarterfinal soccer match between Juventus and Olympic Lyon at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Thursday, April 10, 2014. (AP Photo/ Massimo Pinca)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Juventus will face Benfica in the Europa League semifinals with a chance to play for the title in its home stadium.

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Real Madrid to face Bayern, Atletico gets Chelsea

Atletico players celebrate at the end of the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona in the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Atletico defeated Barcelona 1-0. (AP Photo/Paul White)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Real Madrid will play defending champion Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals, and Atletico Madrid will face Chelsea.

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Curitiba survives to watch world champion Spain

This Feb. 2014 photo released by Portal da Copa shows an aerial view of the Afonso Pena International Airport still under construction in Curitiba, Brazil, February, 2014. Most analysts say they don’t expect total chaos when the Cup begins on June 12. But they say fans should brace for unfinished construction work, long check-in lines, last-minute gate changes and flight delays, all already too common in the country’s airports. (AP Photo/Portal da Copa, Alexandre Carnieri)

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — Widely considered the most advanced city in Brazil, Curitiba was in serious danger of being excluded from the World Cup because of delays at its stadium.

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World Cup goes to football-mad Porto Alegre

This Feb. 2014 photo released by Portal da Copa shows the Salgado Filho International Airport under construction in Porto Alegre, Brazil, January, 2014. Brazil’s outdated airports were a problem long before the country was awarded the World Cup in 2007. Former Brazilian football (soccer) federation president Ricardo Teixeira used to say that Brazil had three main problems to solve ahead of the World Cup: “Airports, airports and airports.” (AP Photo/Portal da Copa, Gabriel Heusi)

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — Porto Alegre is one of the most tradition-rich football cities in Brazil, providing the perfect background for World Cup matches.

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Party city of Salvador hosts 6 World Cup matches

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Salvador is Brazil’s party capital, and it’s also known for its passionate football fans.

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