Posts Tagged International soccer

Russia Football Union appoints new anti-racism leader

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Football Union has appointed its first dedicated anti-racism official in an effort to crack down on discrimination ahead of the World Cup.

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Former FIFA official Fernando loses appeal against life ban

GENEVA (AP) — A former FIFA executive committee member lost his appeal against a life ban for corruption in a long-running case of alleged bribery in a 2009 election.

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3 Greek soccer players slightly hurt in Hungary taxi crash

A damaged taxi cab carrying members of the Greek national soccer team Vangelis Moras, Panagiotis Tachtsidis and Ioannis Fetfatzidis stands on the site where it crashed with a car on a road linking the city center with the International Airport in Budapest, Hungary, Monday, March 30, 2015. The tree players were slightly injured. (AP Photo/MTI, Zoltan Mihadak)

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Three players from the Greek national team soccer were slightly injured when their taxi crashed on its way to the airport in Budapest on Monday morning.

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Turkish Cypriot soccer boss: no going back on Cyprus FA deal

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — In an effort to do away with decades of isolation, the president of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot soccer association said Monday he’s determined to follow through with a decision to join the Cyprus Football Association.

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Montenegro-Russia qualifier abandoned after brawl

Medics transport Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev after was hit by a flare thrown from the stands during the Euro 2016 Group G qualifying soccer match between Montenegro and Russia, at the City Stadium in Podgorica, Montenegro, Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — The European championship qualifying match between Montenegro and Russia was abandoned Friday after two Russian players were struck by objects thrown from the crowd, including its goalkeeper being hit in the head by a flare.

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