Posts Tagged Professional soccer

Bayern Munich remains at top of AP Global Football 10

Munichs teammates celebrate with David Alaba on top,  after scoring during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between SC Paderborn and Bayern Munich in Paderborn, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

LONDON (AP) — Bayern Munich remained at the top of the Associated Press Global Football 10 on Tuesday following a 6-0 rout over Bundesliga rival Paderborn.

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Leverkusen hosts Atletico Madrid in Champions League

Leverkusen's Karim Bellarabi, right, and Augsburg's  Pierre-Emile Hoejbjerg challenge for the ball during the  soccer match between FC Augsburg and Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the SGL Arena in Augsburg, Germany, on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen has been vulnerable to injury-time goals this season, something painfully familiar to Champions League opponent Atletico Madrid.

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Arsenal meets Monaco in last 16 of Champions League

Arsenal’s Santi Cazorla, left, celebrates with Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, second left, after scoring a penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger will be going up against his old team for the first time on Wednesday when Arsenal faces Monaco in the Champions League.

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FIFA recommends November-December for World Cup in Qatar

FILE-- In this Sept. 16, 2010 file photo, Qatar presents a model of its Al-Gharafa stadium, as the host of the 2022 World Cup, in Doha, Qatar.  Global football executives will fly into Qatar this week to conclude discussions on when the 2022 World Cup should be played. The outcome already seems clear: football’s biggest event will be played in November and December for the first time unless FIFA unexpectedly gives into European opposition. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal, File)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A FIFA task force has recommended playing the 2022 World Cup in November-December to avoid the summer heat in Qatar.

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Population 7,500, Guingamp takes on the world’s best

In this photo dated Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015,  Guingamp fans hold up scarves during the Europa League soccer match between Guingamp and Dynamo Kiev in the Roudourou stadium in Guingamp, western France.  With one of the puniest budgets in France's top division, Guingamp can't splash the cash like some of the mammoths — Qatar-owned Paris Saint-Germain being the prime example — it competes against and humbles from time to time.(AP Photo)

GUINGAMP, France (AP) — The coaches went to their club president with a modest request: could he buy them a hut, locker or something to store their footballs and equipment?

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