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MOSCOW (AP) Terrorists, hooligans and anti-corruption protesters. Those are the main concerns for the Russian security forces ahead of the Confederations Cup. A week which began with at least 1,750 people reported arrested in protests across the country on Monday will end with the first games of the World Cup’s main warm-up event. Russia is …

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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Not perfect, but good enough to avoid game-changing referee mistakes at the World Cup. Football’s governing body set out aims for its experimental video review system ahead of live trials at the Confederations Cup starting on Saturday. Head of refereeing Massimo Busacca says the technology should help referees ”to eliminate a …

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El Tri qualified for the Confederations Cup by winning the CONCACAF Cup against the USMNT in 2015, and will represent their region. They’re sitting pretty on top of the Hex standings, three points clear of second-placed Costa Rica, and they’ve lost just one out of their last 13 matches. Still, they were smashed by Chile in …

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MOSCOW (AP) Russia has made progress fighting soccer racism ahead of next year’s World Cup, but players, coaches and fans still risk abuse, a new report says. There were 89 racist and far-right incidents at Russian games in the 2016-17 season, slightly below the two previous seasons, according to Thursday’s report by European anti-discrimination group …

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) Uli Stielike has been fired as South Korea’s head coach after poor results in World Cup qualifying. South Korea’s football association made the announcement Thursday, two days after a 3-2 loss in Qatar. It was South Korea’s third defeat in the last five qualification games and left hopes of progressing to …

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While a number of Major League Soccer players were fanned out across the globe for World Cup qualifying matches, some of those back at home stayed busy preparing for the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup this week. A slate of games was played Tuesday, with the majority of the schedule set for Wednesday. …

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The U.S. Open Cup fourth round continues Wednesday night, with 13 matches–including two all-MLS affairs–settling who will advance to the round of 16. The Colorado Rapids, Seattle Sounders and D.C. United have already punched their tickets for the next stage after ousting OKC Energy, the Portland Timbers and amateur side Christos FC, respectively, on Tuesday night. …

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Share this: The 2018 FIFA World Cup begins exactly one year away, so it’s now time for soccer’s premier warm-up act. The 2017 Confederations Cup will kick off Saturday in Russia, when the host nation taking on New Zealand in front of legions of fans in attendance and hundreds of millions more watching from near …

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On June 14, 2018, Russia will take to the field at the Luzhniki Stadium. The referee will blow his whistle, a ball will be kicked and the 2018 World Cup will be underway. One year from today. Incredibly, we are already three years removed from the 2014 World Cup, where James Rodriguez and his band of …

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