Posts Tagged Soccer

Argentine soccer president Julio Grondona dies

In this Nov. 11, 2010 file photo, Julio Grondona, president of the Argentine Football Association, stands behind the Copa America trophy during the draw of the groups' ceremony in La Plata, Argentina. Grondona was hospitalized on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, said national football authorities, who said he was "not feeing well." (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — South American soccer officials say that Julio Grondona, the longtime head of the Argentina Football Association, has died. He was 82.

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Russia ready to incorporate Crimean football clubs

MOSCOW (AP) — Football clubs in the Crimea region annexed by Russia could play in the Russian leagues this season, the Russian Football Union president Nikolai Tolstykh said on Wednesday.

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Fabio Capello says he’s staying on as Russia coach

MOSCOW (AP) — Fabio Capello is staying in his post as Russia coach despite the team’s World Cup failure.

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Minnesota stadium installs grass for soccer match

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota’s stadium is getting a grassy makeover in preparation for an international soccer match.

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Fans run on field in Real Madrid-AS Roma match

Real Madrid's Pepe (3) watches as Sergio Ramos, bottom, stops Roma forward Aden Ljajic (8) from moving the ball up field in the first half of a Guinness International Champions Cup soccer tournament match, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

DALLAS (AP) — Approximately 20 fans ran on the field in the 87th minute of AS Roma’s 1-0 victory over Real Madrid at the Cotton Bowl on Tuesday night, disrupting play in the International Champions Cup match.

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