World Cup Headlines

  • World Cup-bound Saudi Arabia fires coach Edgardo Bauza

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - World Cup-bound Saudi Arabia has fired coach Edgardo Bauza nine days before the draw. The Saudi Arabia Football Federation announced the Argentine coach's exit after only five friendlies in charge. The team lost to Portugal and Bulgaria this month. Bauza has been fired twice this ...

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  • Smalling confident club form can lead to England recall

    (Reuters) - Defender Chris Smalling believes his performances for Manchester United showcase his abilities, insisting he has nothing to prove to England manager Gareth Southgate after being omitted for the national team's last two friendlies.

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  • Postecoglou quits as Australia coach, will not go to World Cup

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia were left without a coach seven months before the World Cup finals on Wednesday when Ange Postecoglou walked away from the job after weeks of speculation over his future.

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  • Ange Postecoglou quits as Socceroos coach after job 'takes its toll'

    Four-year tenure has had personal and professional effect on coachFFA will not be rushed on appointing a successor to lead team at World CupThe intense pressure of international football management has accounted for Ange Postecoglou after the beleaguered coach confirmed he has quit the Socceroos and will not lead them to the World Cup finals in Russia, just a week after securing qualification to next year’s tournament. The 52-year-old cut an emotional figure as he fronted a media conference in...

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  • Soccer: Hagi turned down Saudi Arabia coaching job, media say

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania great Gheorghe "Gica" Hagi turned down a lucrative offer to manage Saudi Arabia at the World Cup finals in Russia next year and reaffirmed his commitment to his club Viitorul Constanta, Romanian media reported.

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  • FIFA panel bans three former soccer officials for life

    ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's ethics watchdogs have banned three former soccer officials from Guam, Nicaragua and Venezuela for life as part of efforts to address widespread corruption in the sport, the world football governing body said on Tuesday.

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  • FIFA panel bans 3 former soccer officials for life

    ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's ethics watchdogs have banned three former soccer officials from Guam, Nicaragua and Venezuela for life as part of efforts to address widespread corruption in the sport, the world football governing body said on Tuesday.

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  • Witness in U.S. FIFA trial describes off-books payments to soccer officials

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A government witness in the U.S. corruption trial related to soccer's world-governing body FIFA testified on Monday about millions of dollars paid to former soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting and sponsorship rights for international tournaments, all logged in a secret spreadsheet.

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  • Witness in U.S. FIFA trial describes off-books payments to soccer officials

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A government witness in the U.S. corruption trial related to soccer's world-governing body FIFA testified on Monday about millions of dollars paid to former soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting and sponsorship rights for international tournaments, all logged in a secret spreadsheet.

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  • Witness in U.S. FIFA trial describes off-books payments to soccer officials

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A government witness in the U.S. corruption trial related to soccer's world-governing body FIFA testified on Monday about millions of dollars paid to former soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting and sponsorship rights for international tournaments, all logged in a secret spreadsheet.

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  • Italy soccer boss resigns after World Cup elimination

    ROME (Reuters) - Italian soccer federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio resigned on Monday, a week after the national team failed to qualify for the World Cup finals.

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  • Adidas 'would have problem' with FIFA if it has broken law

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Adidas, a long-standing sponsor of FIFA, "would have a problem" with the global soccer body if it was found to have broken the law by a U.S. investigation into bribery, the company's chief executive told a German paper.

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  • Adidas 'would have problem' with FIFA if it has broken law: Bild am Sonntag

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Adidas, a long-standing sponsor of FIFA, "would have a problem" with the global soccer body if it was found to have broken the law by a U.S. investigation into bribery, the company's chief executive told a German paper.

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  • Pavlichenko wins World Cup men's luge opener

    Russia's Semen Pavlichenko handled snowy conditions to win the World Cup men's luge season-opener Sunday, his fourth career singles victory. Austria's Wolfgang Kindl was second on his home track, and … Click to Continue

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  • Pavlichenko wins World Cup men's luge opener

    Russia's Semen Pavlichenko handled snowy conditions to win the World Cup men's luge season-opener Sunday, his fourth career singles victory. Austria's Wolfgang Kindl was second on his home track, and … Click to Continue

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  • Pavlichenko wins World Cup men's luge opener

    Russia's Semen Pavlichenko handled snowy conditions to win the World Cup men's luge season-opener Sunday, his fourth career singles victory. Austria's Wolfgang Kindl was second on his home track, and … Click to Continue

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  • Manchester City defender Stones 'out for six weeks': Guardiola

    London (Reuters) - Manchester City defender John Stones is likely to be out for the rest of the year after injuring his hamstring in the 2-0 victory over Leicester City, manager Pep Guardiola said on Saturday.

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  • England, Australia, Tonga, Fiji in WCup semifinals

    England has joined defending champion Australia, Tonga and Fiji in the semifinals of the Rugby League World Cup after weekend quarterfinals which showed the full flowering of Pacific Islands league … Click to Continue

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  • England, Australia, Tonga, Fiji in WCup semifinals

    England has joined defending champion Australia, Tonga and Fiji in the semifinals of the Rugby League World Cup after weekend quarterfinals which showed the full flowering of Pacific Islands league … Click to Continue

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  • Miami FC coach Nesta resigns, could be heading back to Italy

    Alesssandro Nesta, who led Miami FC from its inception to the top of the NASL standings the past two seasons, stepped down as coach on Saturday, saying he is ready for “a new challenge.”

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  • England, Australia, Tonga, Fiji in WCup semifinals

    England has joined defending champion Australia, Tonga and Fiji in the semifinals of the Rugby League World Cup after weekend quarterfinals which showed the full flowering of Pacific Islands league … Click to Continue

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  • Tearful Italian football boss has not slept since elimination

    MILAN (Reuters) - Italian football federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio said he has not slept since Monday's World Cup elimination which he blamed firmly on coach Gian Piero Ventura.

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  • Geisenberger leads 1-2-3 German sweep in luge opener

    Natalie Geisenberger won to lead a German sweep of the medals at the first World Cup women's luge race of the Olympic season on Saturday. Geisenberger, the reigning Olympic champion, … Click to Continue

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  • U.S., Italy in a World Cup NIT? It could happen

    Italy, United States, Netherlands, Chile and Ghana are among the teams that did not qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. There are talks of a friendly tournament for those teams. Also, Christian Pulisic sounds off on what’s wrong with U.S. Soccer.

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