Posts Tagged Professional soccer

FIFA judge Eckert sets WCup probe verdicts target

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert is unlikely to reach final decisions in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding corruption probe until early next year.

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Ukraine calls on football bodies to suspend Russia

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Ukraine’s football federation called on FIFA and UEFA on Thursday to suspend 2018 World Cup host Russia from international football over the Crimea crisis.

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FIFA orders officials to return expensive watches

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — FIFA’s ethics investigator ordered football officials on Thursday to return 65 luxury watches given as World Cup gifts or risk disciplinary action.

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UEFA lifts ban on Israeli teams hosting matches

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has lifted the ban on Israeli teams playing European matches at home that was imposed during the recent Israel-Hamas conflict.

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Newcastle coaches sorry for clashes with fans

Southampton's Graziano Pelle, above, scores during their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at St Mary's, Southampton, England, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Chris Ison, PA Wire)      UNITED KINGDOM OUT    -    NO SALES   -   NO ARCHIVES

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Two Newcastle coaches apologized Thursday for clashes with fans before and after last weekend’s 4-0 loss to Southampton in the Premier League, adding another chapter to the last-place club’s miserable start to the season.

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