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  • 14 reasons the Qatar World Cup is going to be a disaster

    FIFA has effectively moved the 2022 World Cup...

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  • Mourinho seeks further titles with new generation at Chelsea

    A decade on from the first trophy from the Roman Abramovich-era, Chelsea collected the League Cup with just three survivors from the 2005 matchday squad. After scoring the first goal in the 2-0 victory over Tottenham, captain John Terry was followed up to the Wembley Stadium royal box by goalkeeper…

    The Associated Press
  • Di Maria, Mata failing to live up to price tags at United

    Juan Mata and Angel Di Maria are the two most expensive players in Manchester United's history, costing a combined 97 million pounds ($150 million) last year as the club looked to regain its status as England's top team. So far, they aren't living up to their price tags - and there's a chance…

    The Associated Press
  • PSG miss chance to top Ligue 1 after Monaco draw

    Paris St Germain missed the opportunity to overtake Olympique Lyonnais at the top of Ligue 1 after a 0-0 draw at Monaco on Sunday. PSG failed to take advantage after Lyon suffered their first Ligue 1 defeat in three months against Lille on Saturday. Lyon have 54 points from 27 games, followed by…

  • Blatter concerned by Russian soccer racism before World Cup

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter is concerned by a study that highlighted the scale of Russian soccer's racism problem ahead of the 2018 World Cup, warning there ''must be some sanctions'' if the extremism is not eradicated. ''I am aware of the report,'' Blatter told The Associated Press. ''We are…

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  • Guinea reject Nations Cup move to accommodate Qatar 2022

    Hosts Guinea have ruled out switching the dates of the 2023 African Nations Cup finals to accommodate the Qatar World Cup, their sports minister said. Domani Dore contradicted a statement by FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke, who said last week that the 2023 Nations Cup would be pushed back six…

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    Ukraine Soccer Team Displaced by Conflict

    Fighting in eastern Ukraine has forced the soccer team Shakhtar Donetsk to temporarily relocate. The sleek stadium sits in the middle of Donetsk, a war zone controlled by pro-Russian separatists battling Ukrainian troops. (March 1)

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  • Setting aside rancor over Hong Kong, China welcomes Prince William

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a warm welcome to Prince William on Monday as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades, setting aside rancor with London over Hong Kong. William's trip to China is…

  • Real Madrid held at home by Villarreal

    Real Madrid missed the chance to move four points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga after being held to a 1-1 draw by Villarreal on Sunday. Cristiano Ronaldo's early second-half penalty looked to have Madrid on course for a fourth consecutive win, but Gerard Moreno's thunderous equaliser 26…

  • Soccer-Hungarian championship results and standings

    March 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Hungarian championship matches on Sunday Sunday, March 1 Dunaujvaros PASE 0 Ferencvaros 1 Gyor ETO 2 Fehervar 2 Saturday, February 28Kecskemeti TE 3 Papa 2 Nyiregyhaza 2 Honved 0 Puskas Akademia FC 0 Debrecen 1 Szombathelyi Haladas 1…

  • Broadcasters propose FIFA election debate to Blatter, rivals

    Sepp Blatter and his three FIFA presidential election rivals have been invited to participate in a television debate by the BBC and Sky. The London-based broadcasters have written to the candidates proposing a one-hour ''fans' congress'' live on their globally available channels, websites and…

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  • Kuranyi keen at to stay on at Dynamo

    Former Germany international forward Kevin Kuranyi has said he wants to stay on at Russian Premier League club Dynamo Moscow, Russia's daily Soviet Sport reported. Russia has became a major part of my life and my family's life as well. Dynamo sporting director Guram Adzhoyev said that the club will…

  • Sunderland-Hull City Preview

    The threat of relegation is looming for both Hull City and Sunderland ahead of their meeting at the KC Stadium on Tuesday. Steve Bruce's Hull (6-8-13) and Gus Poyet's Sunderland (4-13-10) both lost on Saturday to remain fully entrenched in the bottom six of the Premier League. Hull succumbed to a…

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  • Salah strikes again as Viola stun Inter

    On-loan Chelsea forward Mohamed Salah came off the bench to hit his third goal in four league games as nine-man Fiorentina ended Inter Milan's three-game winning run with a 1-0 success at the San Siro on Sunday. Fiorentina were unbeaten in 11 competitive matches and travelled to Milan in confident…

  • Soccer-Chilean championship results and standings

    March 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Chilean championship matches on Sunday Sunday, March 1 Antofagasta 1 Union Espanola 2 Cobreloa 1 San Marcos de Arica 0 Nublense 0 Colo Colo 1 Palestino 2 Deportes Iquique 2 Saturday, February 28Universidad Catolica 2 Cobresal 4 Friday,…

  • Soccer-Turkish championship results and standings

    March 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Turkish championship matches on Sunday Sunday, March 1 Akhisar Belediyespor 0 Istanbul Basaksehir 2 Besiktas 2 Balikesirspor 2 Bursaspor 2 Mersin Idmanyurdu 1 Gaziantepspor 0 Kasimpasa 2 Saturday, February 28Rizespor 3 Eskisehirspor 0…

  • Soccer-Ukrainian championship results and standings

    March 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Ukrainian championship matches on Sunday Sunday, March 1 Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 5 Volyn Lutsk 0 Dynamo Kiev 3 Metalist Kharkiv 0 Zakarpattya Uzhgorod 0 Metalurg Zaporizhya 1 Metalurg Donetsk 1 Karpaty Lviv 1 Saturday, February 28 Shakhtar…

  • Soccer-Cruz Azul lose second straight, Tijuana three points clear

    Cruz Azul suffered a 1-0 defeat at Toluca on Sunday, a second straight loss that dropped them further behind leaders Tijuana in Mexico's Clausura championship. Toluca defender Paulo Da Silva scored the only goal of the game in the 77th minute, heading home Lucas Lobos' corner. After a six-match…