Posts Tagged Soccer

Giggs to be assisted by former teammates

This is a Monday, Aug. 16, 2010 file photo Manchester United's Ryan Giggs, right,  with teammate Paul Scholes after scoring a goal against Newcastle United during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England.  Ryan Giggs will be assisted by former teammates Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville during his spell as interim manager of Manchester United following the dismissal of David Moyes. (AP Photo/Tim Hales, File)

LONDON (AP) — Ryan Giggs will be assisted by a trio of former Manchester United teammates as he tries to stabilize England’s biggest club after the abrupt dismissal of David Moyes.

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FIFA urged to back probe of Qatar World Cup

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Anti-corruption advisers appointed by FIFA say it’s important to give “a convincing and transparent answer” to allegations about Qatar’s selection as 2022 World Cup host.

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David Moyes statement after Man United firing

This Saturday, April 5, 2014 file photo shows Manchester United's manager David Moyes during their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at St James' Park, Newcastle, England. Moyes was fired as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, paying the price for the club's spectacular and sudden decline in his 10 months in charge since replacing Alex Ferguson.(AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Statement released by David Moyes on Wednesday, a day after being fired as manager of Manchester United after less than a season in charge.

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FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban during appeal

FC Barcelona's Alexis Sanchez, from Chile, left, duels for the ball against Athletic Bilbao's Ander Iturraspe during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

ZURICH (AP) — Barcelona was cleared Wednesday to sign new players during the offseason after FIFA froze the Spanish soccer club’s one-year transfer embargo pending an appeal.

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Juventus seeks 1st European title since scandal

Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, of France, celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Bologna at the Juventus stadium, in Turin, Italy, Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Massimo Pinca)

ROME (AP) — When Juventus visits Benfica in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals Thursday, it will mark the first appearance for the once dominant Turin club in the final four of a European competition since finishing runner-up in the 2003 Champions League.

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