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Source: Ukraine to join Spain-Portugal 2030 World Cup bid

Oct. 04, 2022 10:45 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine is set to join Spain and Portugal in a combined bid to host the 2030 World Cup. A person familiar with the project told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Ukraine is being added to the Spain-Portugal bid. The bid, which has been in the works for more than...

Ukraine set to join Spain-Portugal bid to co-host 2030 World Cup, person familiar with decision tells AP

Oct. 04, 2022 10:34 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — Ukraine set to join Spain-Portugal bid to co-host 2030 World Cup, person familiar with decision tells AP.

Indonesia police: Stadium exit gates too small for escape

Oct. 04, 2022 07:40 AM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — The gates at the Indonesian soccer stadium where police fired tear gas that set off a deadly crush were too small and could only accommodate two at a time when hundreds were trying to escape, police investigators said Tuesday. Photos from the Malang...

Paris joins in TV boycott of World Cup games from Qatar

Oct. 04, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris will not broadcast World Cup matches on giant screens in public fan zones amid concerns over rights violations of migrant workers and the environmental impact of the tournament in Qatar. It follows similar moves by other French cities, despite France going in as...

Indonesian soccer fan recalls sting of tear gas before crush

Oct. 03, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — Dicky Kurniawan felt the sharp sting in his eyes as Indonesian police fired tear gas into the football stadium. From his seat near an exit, he said he watched the melee unfold Saturday night as angry fans poured into the field to demand answers after host...

Indonesia police chief, others removed over soccer disaster

Oct. 03, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

MALANG, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesian police chief and nine elite officers were removed from their posts Monday and 18 others were being investigated for responsibility in the firing of tear gas inside a soccer stadium that set off a stampede, killing at least 125 people, officials said. ...

Packers prepare for trip to London, hope to improve offense

Oct. 03, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur is relying on his NFL overseas experience as his team prepares to play the first international game in franchise history. After edging the New England Patriots 27-24 in overtime on Sunday, the Packers (3-1) began getting...

Giants off to best start since 2011 but QB injuries a worry

Oct. 03, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are off to their best start since 2011, and there's no need to tell the team to stay focused. While the 3-1 record is welcome with a new coach, Brian Daboll's team has injury concerns galore, starting at quarterback. ...

Leicester earns first EPL win, drops Forest into last place

Oct. 03, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

LEICESTER, England (AP) — Getting 22 new signings to gel is proving to be a mightily difficult task for Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper. A 4-0 loss at previously winless Leicester dropped Forest into last place in the English Premier League on Monday, leaving Cooper at risk...

Abuse in women's pro soccer league was systemic, report says

Oct. 03, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

An independent investigation into the scandals that erupted in the National Women's Soccer League last season found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the sport, impacting multiple teams, coaches and players, according to a report released Monday. “Abuse in the...