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Brazilian soccer player Neymar gives a thumbs up after speaking to journalists as he leaves a police station where he spoke to police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 6, 2019. Rio de Janeiro police said Thursday that soccer star Neymar was expected to testify in the investigation linked to a woman's rape allegation against him. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 06, 2019 - 11:34 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Soccer star Neymar testified for almost two hours in Rio de Janeiro's police headquarters Thursday in a cybercrimes investigation linked to a woman's rape allegation against him. Brazilian soccer confederation reported earlier that Neymar had received a subpoena to speak...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, Confederation of African Football president Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar, right, and FIFA president Gianni Infantino attend the opening of the Confederation of African Football general assembly in Casablanca, Morocco. FIFA vice president Ahmad was detained by French authorities on Thursday June 6, 2019 in the latest criminal investigation to hit soccer's governing body. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar, File)
June 06, 2019 - 10:47 am
PARIS (AP) — FIFA vice president Ahmad was detained and questioned by French authorities on Thursday in the latest criminal investigation to hit the governing body of world soccer, a day before the start of the Women's World Cup. Ahmad is "being questioned by the French authorities in relation to...
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Brazil's Neymar lies on the pitch after being fouled during a friendly soccer match against Qatar at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Brazil and Qatar are preparing for the Copa America which runs from June 14 until July 7 in Brazil. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
June 06, 2019 - 1:41 am
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Neymar is out of Copa America after suffering a right ankle injury in a win over Qatar on Wednesday night. Brazil's soccer confederation said in a statement early Thursday that Neymar had a ligament rupture in his ankle and will not recover in time to play the South American...
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U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter walks off the field after the team's international friendly soccer match against Jamaica, Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Washington. Jamaica won 1-0. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
June 06, 2019 - 1:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Not much went right for the United States in its next-to-last prep match for the CONCACAF Gold Cup. Jamaica dealt the U.S. just its second home defeat to a Caribbean nation in a half-century, beating the Americans 1-0 in an exhibition on Wednesday night that made coach Gregg...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo warms up prior to a soccer match against Udinese, in Udine, Italy. A lawsuit filed last September in Nevada state court accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of rape has been dropped by a woman who alleges the soccer star paid her $375,000 to keep quiet about a 2009 Las Vegas hotel penthouse encounter. But a federal lawsuit filed in January by the same woman is still active, and Las Vegas police say their investigation of the allegations remains open. Ronaldo lawyer Peter Christiansen declined Wednesday, June 5, 2019, to comment about the voluntary dismissal of the state lawsuit last month. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
June 05, 2019 - 3:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawsuit by a Nevada woman accusing soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in 2009 at a Las Vegas Strip resort has been moved from state to federal court in Las Vegas, her lawyer said Wednesday. "We basically just switched venues, but the claims remain," said attorney Larissa...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino gestures as he walks on the stage before the start of the 69th FIFA congress in Paris, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
June 05, 2019 - 5:04 am
PARIS (AP) — Ahead of his re-election as FIFA president, Gianni Infantino said Wednesday he has banished scandals and corruption from the soccer body despite losing members of his council for misconduct. Infantino is running un-opposed for a second presidential term through 2023. He was first...
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Brazil's Neymar puts on his cleats during a practice session of the national soccer team at the Granja Comary training center ahead the Copa America tournament in Teresopolis, Brazil, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 04, 2019 - 10:58 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian lawyers who first represented an unidentified woman who has accused soccer star Neymar of rape say her initial complaint charged she was a victim of "aggression," or "physical violence," by the player, though they adds that doesn't mean authorities couldn't...
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French President Emmanuel Macron arrives to meet French National Women's Soccer team during a visit at France's training camp in Clairefontaine, south of Paris, France, Tuesday, June 4 2019. The French women soccer team is preparing for the FIFA Women's World Cup that will start in France next Friday. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP)
June 04, 2019 - 10:17 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the FIFA meetings ahead of the Women's World Cup (all times local): ___ 3:55 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has criticized a plan to make the Champions League a largely closed competition. A concept presented by UEFA to European leagues last month gave 24 of the...
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Brazil's national soccer team coach Tite kicks the ball during a practice session at the Granja Comary training center ahead the Copa America tournament in Teresopolis, Brazil, Sunday, June 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 03, 2019 - 11:56 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's cybercrime police division wants Neymar to testify about a video he published with messages and images allegedly exchanged with the woman who accuses him of raping her in a Paris hotel. The police interview has yet to be scheduled. Investigator Paulo Sartori...
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Brazil's soccer player Neymar runs for the ball during a practice session at the Granja Comary training center ahead of the Copa America tournament, in Teresopolis, Brazil, Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 02, 2019 - 12:03 am
A Brazilian police document says an unidentified woman has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in Paris last month. After the revelation, the player used Instagram to publish a 7-minute video that includes WhatsApp messages he says he exchanged with the accuser in a friendly way days later...
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