Posts Tagged Professional soccer

SAfrica says FIFA ‘inefficient’ on match-fixing claims

LONDON (AP) — The South African sports minister has accused FIFA of being “very inefficient” and not acting decisively on match-fixing investigations.

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Guinea disagrees with FIFA over moving African Cup to June

FIFA president Sepp Blatter leaves after the International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Sepp Blatter wants the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar to take place no later than Dec. 18, a date that would avoid a conflict with the powerful Premier League over the Christmas schedule in England. The dates of the 2022 tournament will be confirmed in March by the FIFA executive committee, which Blatter heads. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea sports minister Domani Dore has contradicted FIFA by saying the 2023 African Cup of Nations cannot be moved back to June to accommodate the re-scheduled 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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AP Interview: Mia Hamm ‘humbled’ to join Roma’s board

In this Monday March 2, 2015 photo made available Tuesday March 3, 2015 retired women's soccer star and member of Italian club Roma's board of directors Mia Hamm poses during an interview with The Associated Press in the hospitality area of Rome's Olympic Stadium.  With three kids at home, Mia Hamm already had plenty on her plate when two professional clubs came calling over the space of a few days in October. They weren't asking her to play _ the 42-year-old soccer star has been retired for more than a decade _ rather they wanted her to join their management sides. (AP Photo/ Andrew Dampf)

ROME (AP) — With three kids at home, Mia Hamm already had plenty on her plate when two professional clubs called over the space of just a few days in October.

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Crew Stadium now called MAPFRE Stadium after multiyear deal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Crew Stadium will be called MAPFRE (MAH’-fray) Stadium after the team signed a multiyear naming-rights deal.

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Rummenigge upbeat after meeting with Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter leaves after the International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Sepp Blatter wants the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar to take place no later than Dec. 18, a date that would avoid a conflict with the powerful Premier League over the Christmas schedule in England. The dates of the 2022 tournament will be confirmed in March by the FIFA executive committee, which Blatter heads. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Tensions between FIFA and Europe’s top clubs over the 2022 World Cup have been calmed by a meeting between Sepp Blatter and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

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