International soccer

February 17, 2019 - 5:51 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man suspected of shooting former Paraguay national soccer team standout Salvador Cabanas in the head in 2010 has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Mexico. But federal prosecutors said in a statement Sunday that a man known as Jose Jorge "B," with no full last name given...
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Salcomp players celebrate with their trophy after winning the Peladao amateur soccer tournament at Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Despite many of the players having worked a full 8-hour shift at a factory before the game, the female team went on to win one of the biggest amateur soccer tournaments on the planet. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
February 17, 2019 - 4:16 pm
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — It's 4:10 a.m. in the largest city in Brazil's Amazon region, and striker Suzy Carvalho is busy preparing for the biggest game of her amateur career. Dressed in jeans, a T-shirt and sneakers, the 34-year-old mother of two steps out of her boyfriend's rented bedroom and into...
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Flamengo soccer club president Rodolfo Landim, right, attends a mass in honor of the 10 teenage soccer players who were killed by a fire at the Flamengo training center last Friday, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. The victims were between 14 and 16 years old. Police are still investigating what caused the fire. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
February 16, 2019 - 12:06 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Within hours of a fire at soccer club Flamengo's training facility that would kill 10 teenage players, the club's president called it "the worst tragedy" in the team's 123-year history. Soccer greats around the world expressed condolences, Rio de Janeiro's mayor declared three...
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FILE - In this March 9, 2018, file photo, Reims' Anatole Ngamukol controls the ball during a league II soccer match against Chateauroux in Reims, eastern France. French soccer players are turning to the courts to fight workplace bullying and the practice known in France by an English word, "le loft." (AP Photo/Christian Lantenois, File)
February 13, 2019 - 11:15 am
PARIS (AP) — As it does with many footballers, the day finally came when Anatole Ngamukol's club told the attacker it was time for him to move on. Embarking on a new season in the French league , Reims decided it had no further use for the player who had helped the French side climb out of the...
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FILE - In this Thursday March 4, 2004 file photo Brazilian soccer legend Pele, right, presents former England goalkeeper Gordon Banks with a photograph showing Banks saving a header from Pele in the 1970 World Cup, at a press conference in London, to mark FIFA's 100 year anniversary. English soccer club Stoke said Tuesday Feb. 12, 2019 that World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at 81. (AP Photo/Max Nash, File)
February 12, 2019 - 3:16 pm
LONDON (AP) — Piercing the roar of the crowd, in the searing heat of Guadalajara, Mexico, Gordon Banks heard Pele shout "Goal!" Aiming a header to bounce off the hard field, Pele was certain the ball would creep inside the England goalkeeper's right post and threw his arms into the air to celebrate...
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Refugee soccer player Hakeem Al-Araibi, right, arrives in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, flanked by former Australia national team captain Craig Foster. Al-Araibi returned to Australia after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted and three months after he was detained in Thailand. (David Crosling/AAP Image via AP)
February 12, 2019 - 7:15 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player thanked Australians on his return home Tuesday hours after the threat of extradition to Bahrain was lifted and three months after he was detained in Thailand. Hundreds of supporters carrying welcome signs and singing "You'll Never Walk Alone" were...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, file photo, refugee soccer player Bahraini Hakeem al-Araibi leaves the criminal court in Bangkok, Thailand. A Thai court on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, has ordered the release of al-Araibi after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
February 11, 2019 - 1:03 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A refugee soccer player was freed by Thailand and left on a flight to Australia early Tuesday after prosecutors said they were no longer seeking his extradition to Bahrain in a case that has drawn worldwide attention. Thailand had come under great pressure from Australia's government...
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Friends and relatives carry the coffin containing the remains of the young soccer player Arthur Vinicius, one of the victims of a fire at a Brazilian soccer academy, during his burial in Volta Redonda, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. A fire early Friday swept through the sleeping quarters of an academy for Brazil's popular professional soccer club Flamengo, killing several and injuring others, most likely teenage players, authorities said. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
February 09, 2019 - 7:25 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Under mounting criticism Saturday, Brazilian soccer club Flamengo defended its management of the training ground where a fire killed 10 of its academy players — all between 14 and 16 years old — at a dormitory that had been registered with the city as a parking lot. Rio de...
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A fan holds a Flamengo flag as he and other fans pay a homage to the fire victims at the entrance Flamengo soccer club training complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. A fire tore through the sleeping quarters of the Flamengo soccer club development league, one of Brazil's most popular professional soccer clubs, killing several people who were most likely players and injuring others, authorities said. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
February 09, 2019 - 6:20 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A promising goalkeeper who was being monitored by European clubs. A defender who hoped to become a professional player like his cousin. A forward who wanted to follow in the footsteps of international striker Diego Costa. Each carried similar goals and hopes. Each left family...
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Tributes are placed outside the Cardiff City Stadium, Wales, for Emiliano Sala, Friday Feb. 8, 2019. Tributes are being paid across soccer to Argentine player Emiliano Sala, with the French league announcing a minute's applause before matches. French club Nantes says it will retire the No. 9 jersey worn by Sala before he was sold last month to Cardiff in the English Premier League. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
February 09, 2019 - 3:17 am
PARIS (AP) — It was a week of sad and shocking images for football. From the murky depths of the cold sea that separates France and England came a chilling photograph, shot remotely, of the crumpled plane that crashed Jan. 21 as it was flying Emiliano Sala to a new career in the English Premier...
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