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Being a soccer fan in Egypt is a risky, even deadly, passion

CAIRO (AP) Being a soccer fan in Egypt has been a dangerous, sometimes even deadly, passion for years. That may soon change. The Al-Ahly club’s ”Ultras” – hardcore supporters of the Cairo-based team and the country’s largest fan association – have appealed to authorities to negotiate an end to years of tension and violence while disavowing member… FOX Sports Digital

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Cincinnati schools OK land swap with pro soccer team

CINCINNATI (AP) Cincinnati Public Schools have agreed to a land swap with the city’s professional soccer team so the club can build a new $ 200 million stadium on the site where a high school stadium now sits. The school board approved the swap Tuesday. As part of the deal, FC Cincinnati agreed to build Taft High School a new ...

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Competitive soccer finally returns to Iraq on Tuesday

Competitive international soccer returns to Iraq on Tuesday less than a month after FIFA lifted a near three-decade-long ban. In the group stage of the 2018 AFC Cup, Asia’s second tier club competition, Lebanon’s Al Ahed will travel to the central Iraqi city of Karbala, located about 100 kilome… FOX Sports Digital

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Infamous Cristiano Ronaldo Sculptor Gets Another Try At The Soccer Star's Bust

The piece is stationed in Ronaldo’s birthplace of Madeira, Portugal, at the airport that now bears his name. You might describe it as an … interesting interpretation.  The internet meme machine was savage to say the least, and Santos took the negative response very hard. Santos and his family had a rough time in the weeks and months that followed ...

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Vladimir Putin Juggles Soccer Ball To Hype World Cup

At least he kept his shirt on. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who likes to show off his athletic skills (and sometimes his pecs), juggled a soccer ball in a video posted Monday to hype the World Cup in Russia this summer. Featuring many for… Sports

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German soccer leagues crack $5 billion for revenue

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) German professional soccer is booming with record revenue across two divisions of just over 4 billion euros ($ 5 billion) last season, the 13th straight there has been an increase. The German football league (DFL) says revenue among the 36 teams in the top two tiers increased by 4.2 percent from the season before, with 14 of ...

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LAFC teams with YouTube TV to air local soccer matches

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Football Club has teamed with YouTube TV to air the new MLS team’s English-language matches on local television. YouTube TV will also carry all nationally televised matches on ESPN, Fox and FS1 as part of the multi-year deal announced Wednesday. The team’s jersey will prominently feature a YouTube TV logo. LAFC has a league-high ...

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