1. How fans in Buenos Aires prepared for the World Cup final
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    How fans in Buenos Aires prepared for the World Cup final

  2. Fans react to Germany's win in World Cup final
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    Fans react to Germany's win in World Cup final

  3. The most unbelievable goals in the history of soccer
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    The most unbelievable goals in the history of soccer

  4. 2014 World Cup showed why this is truly the beautiful game
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    2014 World Cup showed why this is truly the beautiful game

  5. A match that proved too big for the Spanish referee
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    A match that proved too big for the Spanish referee

  6. Wondolowski moving on from World Cup miss
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    Wondolowski moving on from World Cup miss

  • Qatar to set up desert tent camp to house World Cup fans

    The committee organizing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar plans to try out a ''fan village'' that could house up to 2,000 soccer spectators in Arabian desert tents. The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said Tuesday it is seeking bids to develop a pilot project near the Sealine Beach resort…

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  • Asian leaders rebel, postpone election for FIFA Council

    The Asian Football Confederation said the congress lasted only 27 minutes after member countries voted 42-1 against the agenda. The decision comes two days after FIFA barred a Qatari candidate from running for a spot on the council. The congress in Goa had been called to elect three officials to…

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  • Totti still the King of Rome on his 40th birthday

    Totti celebrates his 40th birthday on Tuesday but the Champions League's oldest scorer is showing no signs of slowing down and indeed seems to have found a new lease of life. There was speculation last season that maybe the time had come for Il Capitano to hang up his boots and move into the…

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  • China aiming for increased influence on FIFA

    The influence of China in world soccer could increase on Tuesday if high-ranking Chinese official Zhang Jian is elected onto the FIFA Council in elections to be held in Goa, India. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is holding an Extraordinary Congress to elect three representatives to FIFA's…

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  • FIFA ending racism task force denounced as shameful betrayal

    FIFA's abolition of its anti-racism task force was denounced as a shameful betrayal on Monday as the governing body went on the defensive to reaffirm its commitment to fighting discrimination. The Associated Press revealed Sunday that the anti-racism group was being dismantled after FIFA decided…

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  • APNewsBreak: FIFA disbands racism task force, says job done

    FIFA has disbanded its anti-racism task force, declaring the work complete despite ongoing concerns about discriminatory behavior at matches in 2018 World Cup host Russia. ''I wish I could say that I am shocked by the decision, but unfortunately I am not,'' task force member Osasu Obayiuwana told…

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  • FIFA disbands racism task force ahead of World Cup in Russia

    FIFA has disbanded its anti-racism task force, declaring the work complete despite ongoing concerns about discriminatory behavior in 2018 World Cup host Russia. ''I wish I could say that I am shocked by the decision, but unfortunately I am not,'' task force member Osasu Obayiuwana told The…

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  • Qatar names Fossati to coach national soccer team

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Qatar has named former manager Jorge Fossati to coach its national soccer team after back-to-back losses in 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

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  • Argentina apologizes for coach Bauza's comment on Messi

    Barcelona says the Argentine Football Association has apologized for comments made by its national team coach Edgardo Bauza about Lionel Messi's injury. Bauza said this week that Barcelona doesn't take good care of its star player, who is missing upcoming World Cup qualifiers because of a muscle…

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  • Russia blank Finland to set up Canada clash

    By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) - Russia claimed a do-or-die 3-0 victory over Finland on Thursday to advance to the semi-finals of the World Cup of Hockey and set up a mouth-watering showdown with arch-rivals Canada. Canada, who stormed through preliminary round play unbeaten to grab top spot…

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  • FIFA moves toward goal of video review at 2018 World Cup

    The goal of helping referees with video review to make decisions at the 2018 World Cup has been facing key tests at FIFA headquarters. Two systems among the 11 in talks to win the World Cup contract were undergoing trials this week during training sessions with Europe's candidates to referee in…

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  • Bojan Krkic not eligible to play for Serbia, FIFA says

    Bojan Krkic will not be allowed to play for Serbia because he has already represented Spain in a competitive match. Serbia wanted Bojan to represent the country because the Stoke forward's father is Serbian, but FIFA denied a request to change his international eligibility. Serbia made the…

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  • Lundqvist gets shutout as Sweden top rivals Finland

    By Frank Pingue TORONTO (Reuters) - Henrik Lundqvist returned to Sweden's lineup in spectacular fashion on Tuesday, stoning rivals Finland in his first game back from the flu as the Tre Kronor won 2-0 to take control of Group B at the World Cup of Hockey. Lundqvist stopped all 36 shots he faced…

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  • Team Europe on top of World after win over Czechs

    Germany's Leon Draisaitl potted the overtime winner as Team Europe edged Czech Republic 3-2 on Monday to close in on a spot in the World Cup of Hockey semi-finals. Team Europe (2-0), cobbled together with players from eight smaller hockey playing nations and coached by Canada-born Ralph Krueger,…

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  • Mexico-US World Cup qualifier once again in Columbus

    The United States will play its home World Cup qualifier against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, for the fifth straight time. After four consecutive 2-0 home wins at Columbus in qualifiers against El Tri, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced the decision Monday on the site of the Nov. 11 match. Seeking…

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  • Ice Hockey: Sweden top Russia, North America stun Finland

    By Frank Pingue TORONTO (Reuters) - Jacob Markstrom stepped in admirably for Henrik Lundqvist as Sweden held on to beat Russia while Team North America dazzled in their debut with a dominant win over Finland at the World Cup of Hockey on Sunday. Markstrom, who started in place of an ill…

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  • AP Interview: Infantino fighting resistance to overhaul FIFA

    Sepp Blatter has been expelled from FIFA but not eradicated from its headquarters. A swift left turn after entering FIFA's slate-walled lobby in Zurich still takes visitors to the place where football's disgraced self-styled ''godfather'' is forever president. A plaque of infamy commemorates the…

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