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Monaco being investigated for youth player recruitment
PARIS (AP) French football authorities are investigating whether Monaco has broken rules regulating the recruitment of youth players when signing two players under the age of 18.
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New Celta Vigo coach mixes up team''s name with biggest rival
MADRID (AP) Portuguese coach Miguel Cardoso got off to an embarrassing start as manager of Celta Vigo on Tuesday, mistakenly thanking rival Deportivo La Coruna for hiring him.
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Iran warned new law is putting Asian Cup place at risk
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Iran has been told it could face suspension from the Asian Cup in January over a law interfering in the national soccer federation''s independence.
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Celta replaces Mohamed with Portuguese coach Miguel Cardoso
MADRID (AP) Celta Vigo has hired Portuguese coach Miguel Cardoso to replace Argentine manager Antonio Mohamed.
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Egypt''s retired soccer star sentenced to 1 year in prison
CAIRO (AP) An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Aboutrika, one of the country''s greatest all-time soccer players, to a year in prison for tax evasion while also giving him the option to pay a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds, or $1,115, to have the sentence suspended.
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UEFA warns clubs over financial abuses after Man City leaks
MANCHESTER, England (AP) Previously concluded Financial Fair Play cases could be reopened, UEFA warned on Monday as evidence grows of Manchester City''s attempts to disguise its source of income and spending.
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Mark Uth, Julian Draxler drop out for Germany
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) Schalke forward Mark Uth has been ruled out of Germany''s games against Russia and the Netherlands, while Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Julian Draxler will miss the first game.
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Switzerland and Schalke forward Embolo faces 6 weeks out
LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) Switzerland and Schalke forward Breel Embolo has a broken toe and will be sidelined for up to six weeks, missing UEFA Nations League and Champions League games.
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Inspired by Cruyff, Betis coach gets big win at Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Real Betis coach Quique Setien likes to say that he would give his little finger to have had the honor of playing for Johan Cruyff.
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PSG routs Monaco 4-0 to win 13th straight league game
PARIS (AP) Runaway French league leader Paris Saint-Germain won 4-0 at Monaco on Sunday to secure a 13th straight league win and move 13 points clear at the top.