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The Latest: Africa first, Europe last in World Cup draw

A general view of the Konstantin Palace in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 24, 2015, on the eve of the Preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The latest on Saturday’s World Cup qualifying draw (times are local):

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World Cup at center of Gazprom’s sponsorship empire

A plane flies past an emblem of the 2018 World Cup near the Konstantin Palace in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 24, 2015, on the eve of the Preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — As FIFA descends on St. Petersburg for the World Cup preliminary draw Saturday, it is entering the capital of a sponsorship empire.

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US defeats Russia in 4 sets at the World Grand Prix Finals

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The United States is the only undefeated team left in the FIVB World Grand Prix Finals after a four-set victory over Russia on Friday night.

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CONMEBOL leader Napout hopes to play scandal-hit Centenario

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — CONMEBOL member countries still want to play the 2016 Copa America Centenario in the United States despite an ongoing bribery investigation, their president Juan Angel Napout said Friday.

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FIFA secretary general Valcke expects to leave with Blatter

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke answers journalists' questions after a press conference at a hall, close to the Constantine (Konstantinovsky) Palace in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, July 24, 2015, on the eve of the preliminary draw for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Jerome Valcke expects to leave his job as FIFA secretary general after Sepp Blatter’s successor is elected.

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