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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Football fans can go on a roller-coaster ride at their World Cup games in St. Petersburg, and that’s even before kickoff. An array of actual white-knuckle rides stand in the amusement park close to the stadium on a pre-match walk from the metro station. Emerging from Krestovsky Ostrov station on the …

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Share this: Russia’s soccer team is in a win-or-go-home situation. Russia will host Mexico on Saturday in their final 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Group B game. Russia needs a win to advance to the semifinals, while Mexico needs just a draw to advance. Mexico’s Carlos Salcedo and Hector Moreno will miss the game due to the …

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) FIFA should pick the best referees for the World Cup and not limit its list to one per nation, according to coaching great Guus Hiddink. Hiddink, a two-time World Cup semifinalist, told The Associated Press three or four referees should be chosen from the same country if they were best at …

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SOCHI, Russia (AP) Germany coach Joachim Loew says he has offered Leon Goretzka advice on his club future as the midfielder is linked with a move away from Schalke. The 22-year-old Goretzka, who has a year remaining on his Schalke contract, has put in strong performances as part of an inexperienced Germany side at the …

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SOCHI, Russia (AP) Perhaps keeping the ball on the ground should be the order from air traffic control rather than coaches in this southern Russian coastal resort. A FIFA-assigned training ground, used so far by Australia and Cameroon at the Confederations Cup, is directly on the flight path into Sochi’s airport. After passing over the …

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First, here’s a look at the group standings. Group A: Mexico: 1-1-0, 4 GF, 3 GA, 1 GD, 4 PointsPortugal: 1-1-0, 3 GF, 2 GA, 1 GD, 4 PointsRussia: 2-0-1, 2 GF, 1 GA, 1 GD, 3 PointsNew Zealand: 0-0-2, 1 GF, 4 GA, 0 Points Group B: Chile: 1-1-0, 3 GF, 1 GA, 2 …

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HOUSTON (AP) Maximiliano Urruti scored in the 59th minute and FC Dallas tied the Houston Dynamo 1-1 on Friday night in the Texas Derby. Scored his ninth goal of the season and 10th goal in his last 16 games. Michael Barrios got behind the defense for a through ball and passed it back to the …

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TORONTO (AP) Drew Moor scored early and Sebastian Giovinco struck late and Toronto FC overcame a tight schedule turnaround to beat the New England Revolution 2-0 on Friday night. Toronto was coming off a 1-1 tie Wednesday night in Montreal in the first leg of the Canadian Championship final. The Revs had been off since …

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David Villa is one of those rare players where the hype has matched the performance. Showered with attention and heralded as a game-changer upon joining NYCFC more than two seasons ago, the Spanish World Cup winner vowed that he’d get the team on the right track and serve as a worthy ambassador for Major League …

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Alexandre Lacazette’s on-again, off-again connection to Arsenal appears to be very much back on.  Arsenal will reportedly spend a club-record £44 million to sign Lacazette from Lyon in a major transfer splash to add to its summer haul. Arsenal, which finished fifth in the Premier League and will miss out on the Champions League for …

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