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Venus, Azarenka set up Qatar Open semifinal

Venus Willams of the US returns the ball to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during the quarterfinals of the WTA Qatar Ladies Open in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Venus Williams beat Agnieszka Radwanska for the second time this year to line up two-time champion Victoria Azarenka in the Qatar Open semifinals on Thursday.

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Radwanska lines up Qatar quarterfinal with Venus Williams

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Fourth-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska brushed aside Flavia Pennetta 6-1, 6-1 on Wednesday to set up a quarterfinal with Venus Williams in the Qatar Open.

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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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African Cup moved to June 2023 by World Cup date switch

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke  speaks during a press conference, in Doha, Thursday, 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 2023 African Cup of Nations in Guinea will move from January to June because of FIFA’s plan to switch the 2022 World Cup dates to November-December, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Wednesday.

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