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Ecuador names Gustavo Quinteros as new coach

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Gustavo Quinteros has been hired to coach Ecuador to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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Guinea wins drawing of lots to reach to African Cup quarters

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea (AP) — Guinea won the drawing of lots for a spot in the African Cup of Nations quarterfinals on Thursday by choosing a green ball with the No. 2 printed on a piece of paper on the inside.

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Blatter joins FIFA election race without naming nominees

In this Monday, Dec. 17, 2001 file photo, Portuguese player Luis Figo, left, of Spanish team Real Madrid receives his trophy as FIFA "World Player of The Year 2001" from Swiss FIFA president Joseph Blatter, center, and Georges Weah of Liberia, right, during the awards ceremony of the FIFA trophies in Zurich, Switzerland. Luis Figo said in an interview on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 that he wants to become FIFA president and has the nominations needed to be an official candidate against Sepp Blatter. (AP Photo/Keystone, Michele Limina, File)

GENEVA (AP) — Beating the entry deadline by hours on Thursday, Sepp Blatter formally joined a FIFA presidential contest he is widely expected to win.

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Tim Pernetti out at NYCFC; Tom Glick hired as team president

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City FC is replacing its leader before playing its first game in Major League Soccer.

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Russia to cut budget for 2018 World Cup amid economic woes

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will cut the budget for hosting the 2018 World Cup as part of plans to slash state expenditure while recession looms, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Thursday.

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