• Paris SG's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left, dribbles the ball past Malmo's Norwegian player Jo Inge Berget during the Champions League Group A soccer match between Malmo and Paris Saint-Germain at Malmo New Stadium in Malmo, Sweden, on Wednesday Nov. 25, 2015. (Andreas Hillergren / TT via AP) SWEDEN OUT

    Ibrahimovic scores on CL return to Malmo, Juve beats City

    PARIS (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrated his return to his first senior club with a goal as Paris Saint-Germain advanced to the knockout phase of the Champions League on Wednesday while Juventus claimed top spot to qualify from Group D with a 1-0 win over Manchester City.

  • Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, right, and Markus Kattner, FIFA’s acting secretary general talk at  press conference in Moscow on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.  Mutko, who chairs the 2018 soccer World Cup organizing committee for the tournament, said there was a particular focus on protecting crowds of fans gathered in city-center fan zones, where security is often lighter than at stadiums.  (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    French and Russian authorities to increase fan zone security

    PARIS (AP) — French and Russian authorities plan to increase security at fan zones at next year’s European Championship and the 2018 World Cup following the attacks in Paris.

  • Lyon's Mathieu Valbuena gestures during the French League One soccer match against Nice, Friday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Nice stadium, southeastern France. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

    Lyon and Valbuena in the last-chance saloon

    PARIS (AP) — Mathieu Valbuena did not expect he would go through such a frustrating season when he signed a three-year deal with Lyon this summer following an exile to Russia.