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  • Greece hires Ranieri as national team coach

    July 25, 2014

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Claudio Ranieri has signed a two-year contract to coach Greece's national soccer team, replacing Fernando Santos after he guided the Greeks to the second round at the World Cup in Brazil.The 62-year-old Italian signed the deal Friday and will prepare Greece for European Championship qualifying.

  • Euro qualifying match moved amid policing spat

    July 25, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) - The German soccer federation has moved a European Championship qualifier between Germany and Gibraltar out of Bremen after the city's government decided that organizers should help pay for police deployments at high-risk matches.The DFB says the match Nov. 14 will now be played in Nuremberg.

  • FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

    July 25, 2014

    ZURICH (AP) - FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament ''can achieve positive change.''Russia's alleged involvement in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine last week prompted calls from some lawmakers in Germany to review the country's hosting rights.

  • Israeli club's Austria game moved over security

    July 25, 2014

    VIENNA (AP) - A preseason friendly between Maccabi Haifa and German team Paderborn has been moved to a new venue after pro-Palestinian demonstrators stormed the pitch during the Israeli club's previous game in Austria.The match will go ahead on Saturday in Leogang, in Salzburg province, organizer Hannes Empl told the Austria Press Agency.