Posts Tagged Professional soccer

Hull and Newcastle fighting for survival on final day

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Premier League is set for an afternoon of goodbyes on Sunday — to either Hull or Newcastle as the relegation places are decided and to two of English soccer’s top midfielders.

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Xavi to leave Barcelona after 17 trophy-filled seasons

Barcelona's Xavi Hernandez, right, consoles Atletico's Fernando Torres at the end of a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday May 17, 2015. Barcelona won the match 1-0 to be proclaimed league champions. (AP Photo/Paul White)

SANT JOAN DESPI, Spain (AP) — Xavi Hernandez is leaving Barcelona after 17 trophy-laden seasons in which he set club records for appearances and titles won.

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Previous FIFA Presidential Elections

FIFA President  Sepp Blatter attends a press conference in Jerusalem, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Blatter said Tuesday he is on a “mission of peace” to resolve tensions between the Israeli and Palestinian soccer federations in hopes of staving off a Palestinian bid to oust Israel from the world governing body. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

ZURICH (AP) — Sepp Blatter would certainly argue that being president of FIFA is the best job in sports. Becoming FIFA president is one of the hardest.

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FIFA Presidential Election Candidates

In this Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 file photo FIFA vice president Jordan's Prince Ali bin al-Hussein speaks during an interview with The Associated Press after his FIFA presidency campaign launch press conference in London. Sepp Blatter’s widely expected re-election on May 29 as president of soccer’s world governing body for a fifth term has seldom seemed a real contest. Three rival candidates entered the race in January: Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, Luis Figo of Portugal and Michael van Praag of the Netherlands. Van Praag, however, dropped out of the race on Thursday May 21, 2015, and switched his support to FIFA vice president Prince Ali. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

ZURICH (AP) — A look at the candidates in the FIFA presidential election on May 29 in Zurich:

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Previous FIFA Presidents

ZURICH (AP) — List of the presidents of FIFA:

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