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Former Brazilian soccer player Cafu, center, poses for a photo with Hassan Al Thawadi, left, Chairman of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and Nasser Al-Khater, right, deputy-secretary general of the Qatar 2022 organizing committee, during a event where Cafu was presented as an Ambassador for the World Cup 2022, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, June 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
June 21, 2019 - 4:29 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Qatar organizers of the 2022 World Cup say they have not been contacted by French authorities working on the investigation that led to the recent questioning of Michel Platini. World Cup organizing committee chairman Hassan Al-Thawadi said on Friday there was no reason for concern...
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In this June 19, 2019, photo, photo, Tokyo residents Yuuma Sakai, foreground, takes photos of his wife, Hiroyo, with the Olympic rings set up near New National Stadium in Tokyo. Millions were going to be disappointed starting Thursday when applicants in a ticket lottery, for Japan residents, only, began learning if they landed tickets. The same will be true for residents outside Japan who could experience a similar dejection: too much demand and too few tickets. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
June 20, 2019 - 1:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — Want tickets for next year's Tokyo Olympics? Prepare to be let down. Millions were disappointed starting Thursday when applicants in a ticket lottery — for Japan residents, only — began learning if they landed tickets. The answer is going to be overwhelmingly — no. The same will be...
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United States' Christen Press catches the ball during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between United States and Chile at Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 19, 2019 - 7:01 pm
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — A devastating missed penalty kick by Christen Press in a loss at the Olympics could have been the lowest point of her career. Instead, it was a motivator and defining moment for the American forward. "I think when I look back on my career, all the moments that I'm most proud...
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United States' Carli Lloyd, center, celebrates with Lindsey Horan and Tierna Davidson, right, after scoring the opening goal during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match between the United States and Chile at the Parc des Princes in Paris, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
June 19, 2019 - 5:50 pm
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — The United States will finally face a tough opponent in the Women's World Cup, and it's a team that embarrassed the Americans in their last significant tournament. The defending champions wrap up the group stage Thursday with a match against nemesis Sweden. Which U.S. team...
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England's Ellen White, front, celebrates after scoring her side's second goal during the Women's World Cup Group D soccer match between Japan and England at the Stade de Nice in Nice, France, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)
June 19, 2019 - 5:05 pm
NICE, France (AP) — England remained undefeated at the Women's World Cup and clinched the top spot in its group with a 2-0 victory over Japan on Wednesday. Ellen White scored both goals against Japan and has three so far at the tournament. The Birmingham City forward broke the deadlock in the 14th...
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United States' Paul Arriola (7) celebrates with teammates Gyasi Zardes, left, Tyler Boyd, center, and Weston Mckennie, right, after scoring a goal on Guyana during the first half of a CONCACAF Gold Cup soccer match Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
June 19, 2019 - 2:00 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After newcomer Tyler Boyd scored early in the second half to give the United States a two-goal lead, the sure sign this was going to be a good night for the Americans was visible on Gyasi Zardes' face. A shot by Paul Arriola from just outside the box was headed by Guyana...
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FILE - In this file photo dated June 17, 1986, Michel Platini, left, of France dribbles past Italian forward Alessandro Altobelli in their World Cup eight finals in Mexico City's Azteca Stadium. France won 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament and Italy was eliminated. Affectionately nicknamed “Le Roi” (The King), Michel Platini bestrode the soccer field with inimitable elegance as the world’s best player of the early 1980s, but his lofty reputation seems to have been tainted. (AP Photo, FILE)
June 19, 2019 - 1:45 am
Affectionately nicknamed Le Roi, or The King, Michel Platini bestrode the soccer field with inimitable elegance as the world's best player of the early 1980s, helping to bridge the gap between the eras of Pele and Diego Maradona. Repeatedly voted Europe's best player, the Frenchman instantly...
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In this frame grab from video that aired June 5, 2019 and was provided by the Brazilian TV network SBT, model Najila Trindade, 26, who has accused Brazilian soccer star Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel, pauses during a television interview taped in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Trindade testified to police in Sao Paulo a second time on June 18, 2019. Neymar, who denies the accusation, is also being investigated for publishing images of his accuser on social media without her authorization. (SBT via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 9:04 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian model who has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel testified a second time to police in Sao Paulo on Tuesday, and her lawyer said he may request a face-to-face encounter between the two. Najila Trindade testified earlier this month to Sao Paulo...
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England head coach Philip Neville, center right talks to the players after the Women's World Cup Group D soccer match between England and Argentina at the Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 18, 2019 - 6:06 pm
PARIS (AP) — England was overjoyed to make it to the semifinals of the Women's World Cup four years ago, an overachievement the squad believed, so the eliminating loss to Japan wasn't a surprise or a bitter disappointment. Much has changed in mentality and quality of play since, and England no...
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FILE - In this Feb.22, 2014 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini arrives at a press conference, one day prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 qualifying draw in Nice, southeastern France. Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested Tuesday June 18, 2019 over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)
June 18, 2019 - 5:23 pm
PARIS (AP) — French police investigating whether corruption played a role in the stunning decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar took 1980s soccer superstar and former top executive Michel Platini into custody Tuesday for questioning. Platini's representatives denied any wrongdoing on his...
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