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Chile beats Argentina 4-1 on penalties to win Copa America

Chile's players celebrate with the Copa America trophy after defeating Argentina in the final soccer match at the National Stadium in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, July 4, 2015. Chile became Copa America champions for the first time after defeating Argentina in a penalty shootout. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The wait is finally over for Chile. The title drought continues for Argentina.

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Blatter: French, German presidents tried influence WCup vote

BERLIN (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter said in a Sunday newspaper interview that French and German presidents applied political pressure before the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded to Russia and Qatar, respectively.

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AP Exclusive: CONMEBOL head says ‘we need total change’

In this May 21, 2015 file photo, CONMEBOL President Juan Angel Napout gives a press conference in Asuncion, Paraguay. On Saturday, July 4, 2015, Napout said CONMEBOL needs "total and absolute change" after becoming engulfed in the FIFA corruption scandal, in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press. Until now, Napout had been silent since the scandal broke out a month ago. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — CONMEBOL needs “total and absolute change,” president Juan Angel Napout said on Saturday after it became engulfed in the FIFA corruption scandal.

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Africa’s soccer strongman a candidate for FIFA president?

In this April 8, 2015 file photo, President of the Confederation of African Football, Issa Hayatou, announces that Gabon will be hosting the 2017 African Cup of Nations at a meeting of the confederation's executive committee, in Cairo, Egypt. The son of a sultan from northern Cameroon, Issa Hayatou has ruled African soccer for 27 years and counting, a decade longer than Sepp Blatter has been in charge of FIFA.  (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar,File)

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — The son of a sultan from northern Cameroon, Issa Hayatou has ruled African soccer for 27 years and counting, a decade longer than Sepp Blatter has been in charge of FIFA.

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Orlando City plans to own and operate new USL team in 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando City Soccer says it will own and operate a USL team in central Florida beginning in the 2016 season.

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