Posts Tagged Professional soccer

WWII bomb found near Borussia Dortmund stadium

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — An unexploded World War II bomb has been discovered in the immediate vicinity of Borussia Dortmund’s stadium and authorities have evacuated the area.

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Chelsea and Tottenham meet in English League Cup final

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — In the space of a few hours on Sunday, Chelsea could win its first trophy in Jose Mourinho’s second spell as manager and take a big step toward capturing the Premier League title.

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Monaco beats Arsenal 3-1; Leverkusen tops Atletico 1-0

Monaco's Geoffrey Kondogbia celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the Champions League round of 16 soccer match between Arsenal and AS Monaco at the Emirates Stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

LONDON (AP) — With a surprising 3-1 win over Arsenal at Emirates Stadium, Monaco moved into prime position to reach the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time in 11 years.

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Valcke: No FIFA compensation to clubs for 2022 date switch

Nasser Al Khater Qatar 2022 Local Organizing Committee Deputy CEO, left, Hassan Al Thawadi, head of the Qatar 2022 World Cup organizing committee, center, and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke give a press conference, in Doha, Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015. The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos. Seven years before the 2022 tournament kicks off in the wealthy emirate, FIFA recommended a break with soccer tradition on Tuesday — moving its marquee tournament to November and December instead of the usual June-July time slot. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The fallout from FIFA’s desire to play the World Cup in Qatar at the end of 2022 was felt in Europe and Africa on Wednesday.

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UEFA wants latest possible World Cup final date in Qatar

Nasser Al Khater Qatar 2022 Local Organizing Committee Deputy CEO, left, Hassan Al Thawadi, head of the Qatar 2022 World Cup organizing committee, center, and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke give a press conference, in Doha, Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015. The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos. Seven years before the 2022 tournament kicks off in the wealthy emirate, FIFA recommended a break with soccer tradition on Tuesday — moving its marquee tournament to November and December instead of the usual June-July time slot. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA says it supports playing the 2022 World Cup final on Dec. 23 to help protect its own international qualifying matches.

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