By Sean Lengell | 03/07/14 03:44 PM
Sens. Mark Kirk of Illinois and Dan Coats of Indiana have urged FIFA, international soccer's governing body, to suspend Russia's membership "in light of Russia's military occupation of a sovereign Ukraine."
03/05/14 06:30 AM
BERLIN (AP) — German sportswear maker Adidas expects the soccer World Cup will boost sales this year, but warned that volatility in the currencies of markets like Russia and Argentina will dampen results. Adidas predicts sales to rise by a "high single digit" in 2014 when not counting the...
02/28/14 11:31 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With her family of six living in five different houses scattered across the city, Dalvaneide Pequeno do Nascimento longs for the days when her whole clan shared the same roof. Nascimento, her husband and children were among the more than 230 families forced out of their...
By Sean Lengell | 02/25/14 04:00 PM
U.S. Soccer officials on Tuesday called off next month's U.S. men's national team match in Ukraine after political violence rocked the country this month. The "friendly" match against the Ukrainian national team, scheduled for March 5, is expected to be moved to Cyprus.
02/24/14 02:45 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A new poll in Brazil shows less support among citizens than ever for hosting this year's World Cup. The Datafolha polling group says 52 percent of respondents favor Brazil hosting the event. That's down from 79 percent support during the same poll in 2008. Brazilians...
By Sean Lengell | 02/21/14 04:38 PM
Political violence in Ukraine has put next month's U.S. men's national soccer team match in the Eastern European country at risk. U.S. Soccer said Friday it will announce an update "very soon" on whether to go ahead, postpone, cancel or move its March 5 "friendly" against Ukraine's national...
02/19/14 01:30 PM
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Dilma Rousseff says Brazil's armed forces could be called on to contain possible violent protests during the upcoming World Cup. Rousseff told reporters on Wednesday that federal law enforcement officers will be used to beef up local police forces in the 12...
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