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FILE - In this file photo taken on , Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, Switzerland's Loris Benito, left, is challenged by Qatar's Abdulaziz Hatem during an international friendly soccer match between Switzerland and Qatar at the Cornaredo stadium in Lugano, Switzerland. Exactly four years from now (Nov. 21), Qatar will be kicking off the World Cup in its own country, in front of 80,000 fans at Lusail Stadium, with around 300 million more watching on television. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)
November 20, 2018 - 8:43 am
LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — With four years to go before the next World Cup opens in Qatar, the small gulf country's national soccer team is on the rise but still has a long, long way to go. Qatar surprisingly won the right to host the 2022 tournament eight years ago, when it was ranked 113th in the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2011 file photo, Paul Gascoigne attends the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park, Newcastle, England. Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on board a train. Gascoigne is to appear at a nearby court on Dec. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)
November 19, 2018 - 8:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on board a train. The 51-year-old Gascoigne, who has struggled with alcohol and mental-health problems, was arrested at Durham station on Aug. 20. British Transport Police say Gascoigne "was...
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England's Harry Kane walks next to Croatia's Luka Modric, left, after scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between England and Croatia at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 18, 2018 - 6:34 pm
GENEVA (AP) — England surged into the UEFA Nations League finals tournament on Sunday, and Belgium threw away its place in a stunning 5-2 loss at Switzerland. On a day of come-from-behind wins and twisting fortunes for the World Cup's beaten semifinalists, England edged Croatia 2-1 to avenge defeat...
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England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between England and Croatia at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
November 18, 2018 - 11:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane and England advanced to the final four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League by avenging their World Cup semifinal loss to Croatia. The England captain ended a seven-game goal drought to complete a comeback at Wembley, sealing a 2-1 victory Sunday in the final group game in...
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November 14, 2018 - 7:55 pm
MIAMI (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he doesn't know why the lead investigator into corruption within the organization was suspended from that role. Infantino was a childhood friend of the prosecutor, Olivier Thormann. The FIFA president said he had no contact with Thormann that might...
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Former Leicester City Manager Claudio Ranieri, center, in the stands during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Burnley at the King Power stadium, Leicester, England. Saturday Nov. 10 2018 (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 4:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Claudio Ranieri is back in the Premier League with Fulham, two years after overcoming 5,000-1 odds to win the title with Leicester. The 67-year-old Italian coach was hired Wednesday by Fulham, which announced the firing of Slavisa Jokanovic at the same time. The London club is in last...
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November 13, 2018 - 3:13 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has sentenced Mohamed Aboutrika, one of the country's greatest all-time soccer players, to a year's imprisonment for tax evasion. The court also gave the 40-year-old the option to pay a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds, or $1,115, to have his sentence suspended. The...
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Ramón Abila of Argentina's Boca Juniors, right, and Javier Pinola of Argentina's River Plate go for a header during a Copa Libertadores first leg final match in Buenos AIres, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
November 11, 2018 - 5:16 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Boca Juniors and River Plate drew 2-2 Sunday in an intense first leg of the Copa Libertadores final that was delayed by a day because of torrential rain. The two Argentine teams hold one of the fiercest rivalries in soccer and the two-leg final has been called "The...
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Leicester City fans gather at Jubilee Square in Leicester, before taking part in a memorial walk to the King Power Stadium, in honour of the club's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others who died in a helicopter crash outside the stadium on October 27. Saturday Nov. 10, 2018. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
November 10, 2018 - 10:59 am
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester players led thousands of fans on a walk from the center of the city to the club's stadium as soccer returned home for the first time since the death of the owner who oversaw the team's transformation into improbable English Premier League champions. The march...
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November 09, 2018 - 5:38 am
LONDON (AP) — A spike in consumer spending driven by warm weather and England's surprise advance to the semifinals of the soccer World Cup helped the British economy post its best growth in nearly two years during the third quarter, official figures showed Friday. However, the 0.6 percent quarterly...
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