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Soccer's worst disasters: Same mistakes by police, fans die

Oct. 07, 2022 08:09 AM EDT

Police fire tear gas into a crowd of soccer fans, who panic and rush for the exits. There are so many trying to escape and some of the gates are locked. The stadium becomes a death trap. People are trampled in the desperation. Others suffocate, crushed by the weight of bodies around...

A look at major soccer-related crowd disasters

Oct. 07, 2022 08:05 AM EDT

Police fired tear gas after violence broke out at a soccer match in Indonesia as Persebaya Surabaya beat Arema Malang 3-2. Panic and a rush for the exit left at least 131 dead, most of whom were trampled, police said. Here is a look at some other soccer-related crowd disasters: ___ ...

Iran forward Azmoun doubtful for World Cup with calf injury

Oct. 07, 2022 06:29 AM EDT

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Iran forward Sardar Azmoun is a doubt for the World Cup after picking up an injury while warming up for Bayer Leverkusen. The Bundesliga club said late Thursday that the 27-year-old Azmoun is expected to miss six to eight weeks after tearing a muscle in...

Police, fans clash outside Argentine soccer match; 1 dead

Oct. 07, 2022 02:56 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — At least one person died while police clashed with soccer fans trying to push into an Argentine league match Thursday night, and the referee stopped the game as clouds of tear gas spread inside the stadium. Authorities and witnesses said fans of the...

AP interview: Brazil coach Tite will stick to attack at WCup

Oct. 06, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil coach Tite has so many attacking options for the World Cup that he can hardly fit half of them into his team. He promises to use as many of his forwards as he can in Qatar, though, no matter the opponent. “There will be opportunities...

Lionel Messi says World Cup in Qatar will be his last

Oct. 06, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Lionel Messi has confirmed that the World Cup in Qatar next month will be the last of his career. The 35-year-old Argentina star will play in his fifth World Cup but is still seeking his first title at the showpiece tournament. “There's some...

Indonesian police to charge 6 people in soccer disaster

Oct. 06, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police said Thursday they are bringing criminal charges against three officers and three civilians for their roles in the deaths of 131 people when police fired tear gas inside a soccer stadium, setting off a panicked run for the exits in which many were...

Rodgers relishes Packers long-awaited London game vs. Giants

Oct. 06, 2022 11:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur has done the London trip twice before as an offensive coordinator and “didn't leave the hotel either time.” Safe to say he'd prefer star quarterback Aaron Rodgers — a Manchester City fan — not try to venture north for the...

Kyle Walker in doubt for World Cup after groin surgery

Oct. 06, 2022 08:21 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — England defender Kyle Walker is in doubt for this year's World Cup after undergoing groin surgery this week. The Manchester City player sustained the injury in the win 6-3 over Manchester United on Sunday. He was taken off the field in the 41st minute. ...

Brazil will be top-ranked team at World Cup in Qatar

Oct. 06, 2022 05:23 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Brazil will go to this year's World Cup as the top-rated team after extending its lead over second-place Belgium in the latest FIFA rankings released Thursday. Brazil won its two warmup games in September — against Ghana and Tunisia — while Belgium lost to the...