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Court case threatens to take gloss off Ostersund’s rise

It was one of European soccer’s most heartwarming stories, an unconventional club from a sleepy city in central Sweden making an eight-year journey from the amateur ranks to beating Arsenal in the Europa League.

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UEFA Champions League

The 2018–19 UEFA Champions League will be the 64th season of Europe's premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 27th season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs' Cup to the UEFA Champions League.

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US faces greater challenges this time around at World Cup

The U.S. women’s national team is well aware the rest of the world is catching up.

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Platini arrested as part of 2022 World Cup investigation

Former UEFA president Michel Platini was questioned by police Tuesday after being arrested in a corruption probe of the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a judicial official said.

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FIFA keeps 32 teams for 2022 World Cup, scrapping expansion

FIFA scrapped plans to expand the 2022 Qatar World Cup to 48 nations, deciding Wednesday to stick with 32 countries due to the political and logistical complexities of using another Persian Gulf nation.

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FIFA tells Saudis to stop pirated Women’s World Cup TV feeds

FIFA has told Saudi-backed satellite broadcaster Arabsat to stop transmitting pirated feeds of Women’s World Cup games from a Qatari network in an ongoing sports television rights dispute linked to the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

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FIFA working on solution for World Cup ticketing issue

Responding to criticism after some fans buying tickets for the Women’s World Cup were not given seats together, FIFA said it was working toward a solution with the local organizing committee in France.

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5 players to watch at the Women’s World Cup

The Women’s World Cup kicks off Friday in Paris. Twenty-four teams will traverse France for the next month in pursuit of soccer’s most prestigious trophy. Here are five players to watch during the tournament:

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Vivianne Miedema scored a goal in each half Saturday to advance the Netherlands into the second round of the Women’s World Cup for the second straight tournament with a 3-1 win over Cameroon on Saturday at Valenciennes, France.

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The world’s best player won’t be at the Women’s World Cup but the world’s best team will be, with both sides taking a stand for equality.

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Jill Roord came off the bench and scored in stoppage time to give the Netherlands a 1-0 victory over New Zealand in the Women’s World Cup group opener for both teams Tuesday.

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Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball GmbH, also known as Bayer 04 Leverkusen [ˌbaɪ̯ɐ ˈleːvɐˌkuːzn̩], Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen or simply Bayer, is a German football club based in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The club plays in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system, and hosts matches at the BayArena.

The club was founded in 1904 by employees of the German pharmaceutical company Bayer, whose headquarters are in Leverkusen and from which the club draws its name. It was formerly the best-known department of TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen, a sports club whose members also participate in athletics, gymnastics, basketball and other sports including the RTHC Bayer Leverkusen (rowing, tennis and hockey). In 1999 the football department was separated from the sports club and is now a separate entity formally called Bayer 04 Leverkusen GmbH.

Bayer Leverkusen have won one DFB-Pokal and one UEFA Cup. Their local rivals are 1. FC Köln.

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