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Calls in Russia to probe World Cup flood damage

Aug. 17, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An influential campaign group close to the Kremlin has called for an investigation into how stadiums and infrastructure built for the World Cup have failed to cope with floods. An embankment outside the stadium in Volgograd collapsed onto a road on the day of the final, while leaks were...

Goalkeeper Subasic retires from Croatia's national team

Aug. 15, 2018 6:58 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Danijel Subasic says he is retiring from international soccer, becoming the third Croatian player that reached the World Cup final to leave the national team. The 33-year-old Subasic joins defender Vedran Corluka and striker Mario Mandzukic in calling it quits. Subasic says "the time...

Qatar says Nepali worker dies building World Cup stadium

Aug. 14, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar says a Nepali worker has died while helping to build a stadium for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in the Arab nation. Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said in a statement Tuesday the 23-year-old worker died at its Al Wakrah Stadium project site. It offered...

Croatia forward Mario Mandzukic retires from national team

Aug. 14, 2018 10:25 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Mario Mandzukic is retiring from international soccer after 11 years with Croatia's national team, with his decision coming a month after he scored in the World Cup final. The 32-year-old Mandzukic made the announcement Tuesday on Instagram. In an emotional farewell message,...

Keep bribes quiet for 10 years, FIFA won't punish you

Aug. 13, 2018 10:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — FIFA has officially eradicated corruption. All it took was pressing the delete key. Soccer officials and players who bother checking out the new code of ethics governing their conduct will find the word "corruption" missing. They also will discover how to avoid being banned for paying and...

Chelsea, Tottenham dispel doubts with winning starts in EPL

Aug. 11, 2018 3:11 PM EDT

Chelsea and Tottenham dispelled doubts about their readiness to make winning starts to the Premier League on Saturday. A week after being swatted aside by Manchester City in the Community Shield, Chelsea beat Huddersfield 3-0 in Maurizio Sarri's first league match in charge. France World Cup winner N'Golo Kante...

Transfer flurry in EPL for every team apart from Tottenham

Aug. 9, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Fulham signaled its determination to stay in the Premier League by becoming the first promoted team to spend over 100 million pounds ($128 million) in the summer transfer window. In an abbreviated trading period when English top-flight clubs collectively spent more than 1.2 billion pounds,...

The Latest: Ings leaves Liverpool for home in Southampton

Aug. 9, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on transfer deadline day in the English Premier League (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Danny Ings is going home. The 26-year-old striker has joined Southampton from Liverpool on an initial loan deal with an agreement struck between the Premier League clubs for the move to become...

Klopp abandons principles to help Liverpool challenge City

Aug. 9, 2018 10:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Even before the unexpected run to the Champions League final, Liverpool was planning how to keep challenging for titles. "We can ... outspend other clubs throughout Europe," Liverpool owner John Henry said just before the loss to Real Madrid in May's final. Henry more than delivered, spending...

Zlatko Dalic to stay as coach of Croatia's national team

Aug. 9, 2018 5:54 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic looks like he will be staying with the national team after leading it to the World Cup final. The Croatian soccer federation says president Davor Suker met with Dalic to discuss the coach's future. Dalic says in a statement he is "looking forward to the new...