Posts Tagged Soccer

Russia to force out foreign players ahead of World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government will bring in tough restrictions on the number of foreign players in the country’s top soccer league in order to develop home-grown players for the 2018 World Cup.

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Soccer candidate flubs party affiliation in stump speech

In this Jan. 22, 2015 file photo, professional soccer player Cuauhtemoc Blanco raises his arm after pre-registering to run for mayor in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Blanco has only just left the pitch for politics, but he's already scored an own-goal in his campaign for mayor of Cuernavaca. At a campaign event in April, Blanco urged his backers to "support the PRD," the initials of the Democratic Revolution Party. Unfortunately, Blanco is running on the ticket of the small Social Democrat Party, or PSD. (AP Photo/Tony Rivera, File)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican Soccer star Cuauhtemoc Blanco has only just left the pitch for politics. But he’s already scored an own-goal in his campaign for mayor of Cuernavaca.

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France probes migrant abuse claims linked to 2022 World Cup

PARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations that construction company Vinci gravely mistreated migrant workers in Qatar as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup.

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France probes migrant abuse claims linked to 2022 World Cup

PARIS (AP) — A French prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations that construction company Vinci gravely mistreated migrant workers in Qatar as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup.

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Chelsea midfielder Oscar out of hospital after head knock

In this April 18, 2015, file photo, Chelsea's Oscar, left, vies for the ball with Manchester United's Paddy McNair during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London. Oscar is out of the hospital following a heavy collision on Sunday, April 26, 2015, with an opponent during a Premier League game that left the Brazil international with a swollen face. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea midfielder Oscar is out of the hospital following a heavy collision with an opponent during a Premier League game that left the Brazil international with a swollen face.

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