Posts Tagged Professional soccer

Germany leads FIFA rankings as minnows move up

ZURICH (AP) — Germany still leads the FIFA rankings, while two of Europe’s smallest nations made big gains after upset results.

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UK mulls criminal probe into FIFA bids case

LONDON (AP) — A criminal investigation into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption could be opened in Britain, with authorities urging whistleblowers to come forward with information.

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Arsenal in 15th straight Champions knockout round

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, center, is challenged by Ludogorets' Cosmin Moti during the Champions League Group B soccer match between Ludogorets and Liverpool at Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Arsenal reached the knockout stage of the Champions League for the 15th straight season with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night, and Liverpool put itself in position to advance if it wins at home over Basel next month.

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Lahm among 3 Germany defenders on shortlist

Barcelona's Gerard Pique fights for the ball with APOEL's Gustavo Manduca during a Champions League Group F soccer match between APOEL and FC Barcelona at GSP stadium, in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

ZURICH (AP) — World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm is among three Germany defenders nominated by professional players for selection in the FIFA FIFPro World XI.

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Torpedo Moscow penalized 3 games for racial abuse

MOSCOW (AP) — Torpedo Moscow has been ordered to close part of its stadium for three games by the Russian Football Union as punishment for its fans racially abusing opposition players.

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