International soccer

FILE - This Tuesday, June 11, 2013 file photo, Iran's Gholam Reza Rezaei, foreground, plays the ball, as he is followed by Mohamad Atwi, of Lebanon, in their Asian qualifiers soccer match for 2014 World Cup, at the Azadi (Freedom) stadium in Tehran, Iran. Atwi died Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, nearly a month after he was hit by a stray bullet in his head in Beirut, state-run National news agency reported. Atwi had been in intensive care unit since a stray bullet got stuck in his head on Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
September 18, 2020 - 11:25 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s leading soccer player Mohammed Atwi died on Friday, nearly a month after he was wounded in Beirut by a stray bullet that hit him in the head, the state-run National News Agency reported. He was 33. Atwi had been in intensive care unit since the Aug. 21 shooting. The origin...
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President Donald Trump, center, with from left, Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump, and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, during the Abraham Accords signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 17, 2020 - 10:51 am
GENEVA (AP) — Under investigation in his home country Switzerland, FIFA president Gianni Infantino made a third trip to the White House and met President Donald Trump since the United States became a 2026 World Cup co-host just over two years ago. Infantino attended a signing ceremony this week for...
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September 14, 2020 - 10:27 am
VIENNA (AP) — FIFA would help fund a global agency to tackle corruption in sport, its president Gianni Infantino said Monday. Creating a body like the World Anti-Doping Agency to address financial corruption, match-fixing and the influence of organized crime in sport has been talked about for more...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Alex Morgan controls the ball during the Women's World Cup final soccer match against The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Tottenham secured the biggest signing yet in a summer of high-profile acquisitions in the Women’s Super League by bringing in United States striker Alex Morgan on a one-season deal. The 31-year-old Morgan will play in England for the first time and moves four months after giving birth to her first child. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
September 12, 2020 - 2:02 pm
Alex Morgan once famously celebrated a goal against England by pretending to sip a cup of tea. Now she’ll get to try out the English way of life for real. “Shall we get the teabags in?" read a post on the official Twitter account of the England Women's team after Tottenham announced the signing of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, Paris Saint Germain owner Nasser bin Ghanim Al-Khelaifi waves to teams fans at the end of their soccer match against Manchester United at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England. Qatari soccer and television executive Nasser al-Khelaifi will go on trial starting Sept. 14, 2020 in Switzerland in September, implicated in providing a holiday villa to a FIFA official linked to a World Cup broadcasting deal. The court has listed 10 days in September to hear the case against al-Khelaifi, former top FIFA official Jerome Valcke and another broadcasting executive who was not identified. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, file)
September 11, 2020 - 12:31 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In Switzerland’s federal criminal court on Monday, Nasser al-Khelaifi will become the first Qatari to stand trial almost six years after FIFA asked prosecutors to investigate the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests. Al-Khelaifi, the president of Champions League finalist Paris...
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In this March 7, 2012, file photo, Japan's Yuki Nagasato, center, challenges Germany's Annike Krahn, left, and Josephine Henning during the Algarve Cup women's soccer final match at the Algarve stadium outside Faro, southern Portugal. Nagasato won the Women's World Cup with Japan in 2011 and currently plays for the Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL. Now she is joining the Japanese men's club Hayabusa Eleven on loan. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)
September 10, 2020 - 8:42 am
ATSUGI, Japan (AP) — Women’s World Cup winner Yuki Nagasato is joining Japanese men’s club Hayabusa Eleven on loan from the Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL. The men’s team plays in an amateur regional league that is several levels below the country’s top pro soccer league, the J-League. Nagasato, who...
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September 09, 2020 - 12:03 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Tobin Heath and Christen Press became the latest high-profile American arrivals in the Women's Super League after signing for Manchester United on Wednesday. United joined local rival Manchester City in bringing two members of the U.S. national team to England's top...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo, John Coates, the leader of the IOC's coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo. The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers are trying to remove public doubts that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will take place next year despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said last week that the games could go ahead without a vaccine. This week John Coates, the IOC member from Australia who oversees the Tokyo Olympics, said the games would happen despite the pandemic.(AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
September 08, 2020 - 10:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee and Japanese organizers are trying to convince the public that the postponed Tokyo Olympics will take place next year despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Tokyo organizing committee CEO T oshiro Muto said last week that the games could go ahead without a...
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September 07, 2020 - 11:53 am
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian soccer authorities are investigating the disappearance of several trophies, including the Africa Cup of Nations trophy the Pharaohs were awarded in 2010 after winning the tournament three times in a row. The revelation of the trophies’ disappearance last week by a former board...
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FILE - Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross watches his team warm up before an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. The U.S. Justice Department has entered into a sports dispute involving the company of a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, warning FIFA that a prohibition against staging league matches internationally could violate American antitrust laws. Relevent Sports, controlled by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, sued the U.S. Soccer Federation in September 2019 for failing to sanction a proposed Spanish league match between Barcelona and Girona in Miami Gardens, Florida.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
September 01, 2020 - 3:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has entered into a sports dispute involving the company of a longtime friend of President Donald Trump, warning FIFA that a prohibition against staging league matches internationally could violate American antitrust laws. Relevent Sports, controlled by...
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