• Qatar launches probe after rains exposed poor construction

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has launched an investigation after heavy rains exposed poor construction in a country set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a deluge that saw water cascade through the roof of its $15 billion main airport.

  • French authorities extend ban on traveling soccer fans

    PARIS (AP) — French authorities have extended a measure banning away fans from attending soccer matches in the wake of the Paris attacks.

  • FIFA donates 48 luxury watches to non-profit organization

    GENEVA (AP) — FIFA’s unethical weakness for luxury watches earned a windfall for a soccer charity working in Brazil.

  • 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.

  • Manchester United's Marcos Rojo, left, and PSV's Jeffrey Bruma fight for the ball during the Champions League group B soccer match between Manchester United and PSV Eindhoven at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Rooney tells United to be more ruthless after 0-0 vs PSV

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United’s Champions League ambitions were plunged into doubt after a 0-0 home draw against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday that highlighted the English team’s attacking shortcomings under manager Louis van Gaal.

  • Atletico's Antoine Griezmann, left, heads the ball to score the opening goal during the Champions League Group C soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Galatasaray at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday Nov. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

    Atletico beats Galatasaray 2-0, advances in Champions League

    MADRID (AP) — Antoine Griezmann scored a goal in each half as Atletico Madrid comfortably defeated Galatasaray 2-0 on Wednesday to advance to the knockout stage of the Champions League for the third straight season.

  • Moenchengladbach's Lars Stindl, left, congratulates his teammate Fabian Johnson who scored his side's second goal during the Champions League Group D soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and FC Sevilla in Moenchengladbach, western Germany, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Sebastian Konopka)

    Moenchengladbach beats Sevilla 4-2 in Champions League

    MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) — Lars Stindl scored twice as Borussia Moenchengladbach defeated Sevilla 4-2 on Wednesday to eliminate the visiting side from the Champions League and boost its own chances of playing in the Europa League.

  • Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, top, celebrate his side's 4th goal with teammate,   Gareth Bale, during the Champions League Group A soccer match between FC Shakhtar and Real Madrid at Arena Lviv stadium in Lviv, Western Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    Ronaldo stars as Real Madrid beats Shakhtar 4-3

    LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals and set up two more as Real Madrid weathered a late Shakhtar Donetsk revival to win 4-3 in the Champions League on Wednesday.

  • Paris Saint-Germain's Adrien Rabiot, right, celebrates scoring the opening goal with teammates Blaise Matuidi, center, and Edinson Cavan during the Champions League Group A soccer match between Malmo FF and Paris Saint-Germain FC at Malmo New Stadium in Malmo, Sweden, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. (Andreas Hillergren/TT News Agency via AP)    SWEDEN OUT

    PSG routs Malmo 5-0, advances in Champions League

    MALMO, Sweden (AP) — Angel Di Maria scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain crushed Malmo 5-0 on Wednesday and secured a spot in the knockout stage of the Champions League.

  • Dutch soccer club president resigns over transfer deals

    ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (AP) — The president of Dutch soccer club FC Twente has resigned after leaked documents revealed a deal with outside investors for the transfer of players.