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The Galveston County Daily News : Soccer

February 1, 2015

Soccer

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Column: Blend of good, bad is box office in Chelsea's Costa

When football historians tell the story of the hurricane that battered England in the form of Chelsea forward Diego Costa, they might pinpoint this week as the moment when admiration started to sour into disdain.

  • icon Updated: January 30

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Friday 01/30/2015
Luis Figo names 5 European nominees for FIFA election bid
Updated: January 30, 2015 - 4:03 pm

GENEVA (AP) — Two would-be FIFA presidents stepped up campaigning on Friday after nominations closed to challenge Sepp Blatter for the most powerful job in world football.

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Thursday 01/29/2015
Russia to cut budget for 2018 World Cup amid economic woes
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 4:05 pm

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will cut the budget for hosting the 2018 World Cup as part of plans to slash state expenditure while recession looms, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Thursday.

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US fades in 3-2 loss at Chile, extends winless streak to 5
Updated: January 29, 2015 - 3:05 am

The U.S. soccer team started 2015 the same way the Americans ended last year: with a loss.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Barcelona and Tottenham advance in cups
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Neymar scored twice, and Barcelona won 3-2 at Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night to reach the Copa del Rey semifinals on 4-2 aggregate.

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Column: FIFA hopeful is Trojan horse for gambling industry
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 8:00 am

PARIS (AP) — Don't laugh. There's nothing funny about the gambling industry's latest wheeze to sink its teeth even deeper into football and its fans.

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Tuesday 01/27/2015
Chelsea reaches League Cup final with victory over Liverpool
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 9:00 pm

LONDON (AP) — Branislav Ivanovic scored on a header from Willian's free kick in the fourth minute of overtime, and Chelsea beat Liverpool 1-0 Tuesday night to reach England's League Cup final on 2-1 aggregate.

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Barcelona considering ending Qatar sponsorship deal
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 4:00 pm

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The president of Barcelona says the Spanish club is considering ending its lucrative shirt sponsorship deal with Qatar Airways because of concerns over social issues in the Gulf state.

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Monday 01/26/2015
Hope Solo could be left off US World Cup roster
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 2:00 am

Goalkeeper Hope Solo faces the possibility of being left off the American roster for this year's Women's World Cup if she fails to complete tasks set for her by the U.S. Soccer Federation, which may include alcohol counseling.

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