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Alex Labidou

Atletico Madrid’s president and club officials looked on as its new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium was blessed in a pitch-side ceremony.
The Catalan club leads La Liga with 31 points from 11 matches, four points more than second-place Valencia.
A powerful soccer official from Argentina demanded bribes to vote for Qatar to host the World Cup in 2022.
The Italian football federation has ordered Lazio to attend a disciplinary hearing after shocking displays of anti-Semitism.
Jorge Luis Pinto has accused Australia of espionage attempt after a drone hovered over his Honduras squad’s practice session.
British-owned multinational chemical firm INEOS has agreed to buy Swiss soccer club Lausanne-Sport.
U.S. prosecutors say Brazilian businessman Jose Maria Marin was a soccer official on the take - and wasn’t always discreet about it.
The French football league won’t take any sanctions against Amiens despite dozens of fans being injured when a barrier collapsed at its stadium earlier this season.
The organizers of the 2022 World Cup have a message for Germany’s soccer leadership ahead of a meeting on Friday: Qatar does not support terrorism.
Since arriving in New Zealand for their World Cup playoff, Peru’s players have responded cautiously and patiently to the same question.
Alex Morgan scored and Alyssa Naeher had a late stop to help the U.S. Women’s National Team to a 1-1 draw with Canada.
Al Thawadi told The Associated Press on Thursday that “Qatar is at the forefront of the fight against terrorism.”
The Scottish soccer federation has banned a player for eight matches for making fun of an opponent who is missing an eye.
The chairman of Greek soccer club Olympiakos and 27 other businessmen and former sporting officials will stand trial on match-fixing charges, a panel of judges ruled Wednesday.
The lineup of teams at the World Cup in Russia will be confirmed over the next week.
Italy has a straightforward plan to avoid missing its first World Cup in six decades - just play its usual game in the playoff against Sweden.
The French league will investigate the incidents that marred a soccer match between Saint-Etienne and Lyon after home fans invaded the pitch and unfurled an aggressive banner calling for “hatred” during a 5-0 loss.
Simone Zaza and Alessandro Florenzi are back in the Italy squad for the first time in a year.
Peru captain and striker Paolo Guerrero has been provisionally suspended by FIFA for 30 days after failing a doping test.
The company that manages Lionel Messi’s image rights says the player has donated more than 70,000 euros ($81,000) to the medical charity Doctors Without Borders after winning a court case against a Spanish newspaper.
Ukrainian police say they have detained 52 people for fan violence ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game between Shakhtar Donetsk and Dutch club Feyenoord.
Authorities in Argentina have accused former Colombia soccer international Mauricio Serna of being part of a criminal organization devoted to money laundering.
A key Russian government official overseeing preparations for the World Cup next year says there are delays.
Referees in Australia will be encouraged to issue red and yellow cards to misbehaving coaches and team officials during a trial.