Posts Tagged Soccer

Tax fraud case against Lionel Messi goes ahead

In this Sept. 27, 2013 file photo, FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi, left, arrives at a court to answer questions in a tax fraud case in Gava, near Barcelona, Spain. A Spanish judge on Monday July 28, 2014 has rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed. A court statement says there is "sufficient evidence" to believe the Argentina player "could have known and consented" to the creation of a fictitious corporate structure to avoid paying taxes on income made from Messi's image rights. Messi's father, Jorge Horacio Messi, is under investigation for an alleged euro4 million ($5.3 million) in unpaid taxes from 2007-09. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge on Monday rejected a prosecutor’s request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed.

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Dick Advocaat introduced as Serbia soccer coach

Newly-appointed Serbian national soccer team coach Dick Advocaat poses for photographers with a  Serbian jersey  during a press conference in Stara Pazova, Serbia, Monday, July 28, 2014. Advocaat signed a two-year contract with Serbia and has the mandate to lead them to the 2016 European Championship in France. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

STARA PAZOVA, Serbia (AP) — Dick Advocaat, who has coached the Netherlands and South Korea at World Cups, is Serbia’s new soccer coach.

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Atletico beats Earthquakes in Candlestick finale

Athletico Madid's Koke, right, and San Jose Earthquakes' Khari Stephenson battle for the ball during the first half of a soccer match Sunday, July 27, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Saul scored in the fifth round of penalty kicks to lift Spanish League champion Atletico Madrid past Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes after they played to a scoreless tie Sunday in the final sporting event at Candlestick Park.

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Liverpool FC beats Olympiacos 1-0 in Champions Cup

Liverpool FC defender Jose Enrique, left, and Olympiacos forward Mathieu Dossevi (77) battle for the ball during the first half of an International Champions Cup soccer match in Chicago, Sunday, July 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

CHICAGO (AP) — Raheem Sterling scored in the fifth minute in Liverpool FC’s 1-0 victory over Olympiacos on Sunday at Soldieer Field in the International Champions Cup.

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Whitecaps rally to tie FC Dallas 2-2

Vancouver Whitecaps' Darren Mattocks, of Jamaica, celebrates after scoring against FC Dallas during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Sunday July 27, 2014.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Pedro Morales scored on a penalty kick in the 53rd minute to help the Vancouver Whitecaps tie FC Dallas 2-2 on Sunday.

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