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The Chicago skyline is shown in this July 2016 file photo. On March 15, 2018, the Windy City officially dropped its planned bid for hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File) **FILE**

Chicago drops out of World Cup bid, criticizes FIFA

- Associated Press

Chicago, the home of the U.S. Soccer Federation, dropped out of the North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup as 23 cities were chosen to be included in documents to be submitted to FIFA on Friday.

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, Robinho celebrates after scoring in a friendly soccer match between Friends of Neymar and Friends of Robinho, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho was sentenced to nine years in jail by a court in Milan, Italy, on charges of sexual assault following an incident in 2013, Italian news agency ANSA reported Thursday Nov. 23, 2017, who also report a statement from Robinho's lawyer, that Robinho denies the charges and will appeal. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine, FILE) **FILE**

Robinho denies sexual assault after 9-year jail sentence

Associated Press

Former AC Milan and Real Madrid striker Robinho was sentenced to nine years in jail by a court in Milan on charges of sexual assault following an incident in 2013, Italian news agency ANSA reported Thursday.

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