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Kroenke to AP: 'Very high' on Wenger, 'very hard' to replace

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:14:24 GMT2016-10-24T20:14:24Z

LONDON (AP) -- Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke signaled a desire to convince Arsene Wenger to stay on as manager by telling The Associated Press on Monday that the club remains "very high" on the Frenchman and he would be "very hard" to replace....

Qatar announces 1st 'work-related' World Cup stadium death

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:23:11 GMT2016-10-23T15:23:11Z

A Qatar World Cup stadium worker has died in a building site accident, the first work-related fatality to be announced by organizers of the 2022 soccer tournament that has been dogged by concerns about labor conditions in the Gulf nation....

Appeal of women's soccer growing, FIFA chief says in Jordan

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:31:45 GMT2016-10-22T10:31:45Z

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The U-17 Women's World Cup hosted by Jordan shows that the sport "is not only confined to some parts of the world," FIFA's president said after watching North Korea win the title in a 5-4 penalty shootout against Japan....

Wolf chosen as World Cup mascot

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:46:49 GMT2016-10-21T21:46:49Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia has chosen a cocky wolf wearing sporty goggles as the mascot for the 2018 football World Cup....

McCourt's moving swiftly to make Marseille a contender again

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:56:10 GMT2016-10-21T14:56:10Z

PARIS (AP) -- Marseille's new American owner, Frank McCourt, is moving quickly to make the ailing club competitive again....

AP Interview: UEFA open to Champs League final beyond Europe

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:47:43 GMT2016-10-20T21:47:43Z

NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- The Champions League final could be contested outside Europe for the first time, new UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said Thursday....

Florida businessman pleads guilty in FIFA corruption case

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:45:49 GMT2016-10-20T20:45:49Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Florida businessman pleaded guilty in New York to conspiracy charges Thursday in a scheme to pay bribes to high-ranking soccer officials in exchange for media and marketing rights to international soccer tournaments and matches....