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Italy coach Ventura fired after missing World Cup place

Italy coach Ventura fired after missing World Cup place

ROME (AP) – Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura has been fired following the Azzurri’s failure to qualify for the World Cup. Ventura leaves in disgrace, widely criticized for his tactical decisions that left Italy out of football’s biggest competition for the first time in six decades. A football federation statement …

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Italy miss World Cup for first time since 1958

Sweden’s players jumped for joy at the final whistle in Milan after Jan Andersson’s side hung on for a famous 0-0 draw against four-times champions Italy on Monday that secured a place at next year’s World Cup finals in Russia. Jakob Johansson’s deflected strike in Stockholm was the only goal …

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Croatia eyes World Cup spot with 4-1 win over Greece

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) – Croatia took a decisive step toward World Cup qualification Thursday, overwhelming Greece for a 4-1 victory in the first leg of their playoff. Captain Luka Modric shook off concerns of poor form by opening the scoring from the penalty spot in the 13th minute, before leaping …

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Russia prosecutor Mueller just getting started: analysts

Russia prosecutor Mueller just getting started: analysts

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s explosive charges against three former aides to President Donald Trump’s campaign are merely the starting steps of an aggressive probe into possible collusion with Russian election interference, analysts say. The former FBI chief sent a resounding message of much more to come when he unveiled money …

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Mueller probe into Russian meddling charges these 3 men

WASHINGTON (AP) – The first criminal charges to come from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into foreign meddling in the 2016 election stem from different activities. A primer on those charged: PAUL MANAFORT Before Manafort became GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s top strategist between late March and August 2016, he …

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World Cup: Injured Moses to miss final Nigeria qualifier

njured Moses to miss final Nigeria qualifier

Chelsea’s Victor Moses will miss Nigeria’s final 2018 World Cup qualifier in Algeria and the friendly against Argentina with a hamstring injury, while coach Gernot Rohr recalled in-form youngster Henry Onyekuru. Nigeria had already qualified for next year’s finals in Russia with Moses a key figure, but the 26-year-old suffered …

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