World Cup

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May 17, 2019 - 1:35 pm
By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — With the World Cup looming and women's soccer gaining ground around Europe, UEFA launched a new five-year plan for the sport on Friday. The strategy document, Time for Action , sets out how the European soccer body aims to double the number...
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FIFA will hold talks with human rights groups about issues associated with expanding the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf beyond host Qatar.
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April 28, 2019 - 1:16 pm
After coming under pressure from human rights groups since winning FIFA's hosting rights vote in 2010, Qatar was forced to implement changes to labor conditions.
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March 11, 2019 - 1:47 pm
While Serena Williams admittedly doesn't follow soccer, the U.S. women's national team caught her attention with its lawsuit seeking equitable pay.
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February 27, 2019 - 11:42 am
The Women's World Cup countdown has begun in earnest.
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February 12, 2019 - 5:43 am
Gordon Banks, the World Cup-winning England goalkeeper who was also known for blocking a shot from Pele that many consider to be the greatest save in soccer history, has died. He was 81.
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December 29, 2018 - 3:52 pm
SEMMERING, Austria (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin capped the best year of her career by setting yet another milestone Saturday, overtaking one of her childhood idols to become the most successful female slalom skier in the 52-year history of the World Cup.
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United States' Mikaela Shiffrin competes during a slalom qualifying run for a women's World Cup parallel event, in St. Moritz, Switzerland
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December 09, 2018 - 10:01 am
Mikaela Shiffrin won a World Cup event for the third time in eight days, beating Petra Vlhova in the head-to-head final of parallel slalom on Sunday.
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October 14, 2018 - 10:22 pm
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan each scored twice in the first half and United States earned a spot in the World Cup next summer in France with a 6-0 victory over Jamaica on Sunday in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament.
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Kraig Riley
July 18, 2018 - 5:23 pm
PITTSBURGH (93.7 The FAN) - Every Wednesday at 4:42pm, The Starkey and Mueller Show square off in a test of wits and knowledge in The Quiz Show. This Wednesday was no different as Joe and Chris had it come down to the wire to prove who is smarter. Check out this weeks questions and then listen to...
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Colin Dunlap
July 12, 2018 - 2:12 pm
What is the world coming to? Apparently, we can't celebrate the beautiful people during the beautiful game anymore. My Lord do some get offended so easily and/or do they go out of their way looking to be offended. The latest tale comes from The World Cup, where FIFA wants to clamp down on --- get...
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