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US Soccer scraps anthem-kneeling policy

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United States Soccer on Saturday voted to end a ban on players kneeling during the national anthem, something they have done to protest racial inequality and police brutality. More than 70 percent of the members of U...

Trinity Rodman, daughter of the NBA legend, drafted 2nd overall in pro soccer league

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Trinity Rodman, a rising star on US soccer youth national teams, was selected second overall by the Washington Spirit in Wednesday's National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) draft. Rodman, 18, is the daughter of NBA l...

Paolo Rossi, Italian soccer great and World Cup winner, has died at the age of 64

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Italian soccer great Paolo Rossi has died at the age of 64, according to Italy's national public broadcaster RAI. Rossi is best known for leading the Italian National Team to a World Cup victory in 1982 against West...

Hundreds of kids and their families are headed to Arizona for a soccer tournament with 500 teams

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A soccer tournament featuring hundreds of players is a go in Phoenix -- in spite of Covid-19 restrictions and the mayor's disapproval. The Desert Super Cup is an annual youth soccer tournament taking place over Than...

Haiti’s soccer chief banned for life for sexual abuse of young football players

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International football's governing body, FIFA, has banned the president of the Haitian Football Federation (FHF), Yves Jean-Bart, from the sport for life, following an investigation into allegations of sexual harass...

Nadhim Shaker, former Iraqi soccer star, dies from Covid-19

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Nadhim Shaker, one of Iraq's most famous soccer stars in the 1970s and '80s, has died from Covid-19, health officials told CNN on Saturday. He was 63. Nadhim Shaker Shaker died Friday in a hospital in the nort...