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Mourners embrace as they wait to see Diego Maradona lying in state outside the presidential palace in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. The Argentine soccer great who led his country to the 1986 World Cup died Wednesday at the age of 60. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Argentines bid a raucous farewell to Maradona amid clashes

- Associated Press

Soccer superstar Diego Maradona was buried Thursday in a private ceremony attended by only two dozen people — a stark contrast to earlier in the day when tens of thousands of weeping fans filed past his coffin for hours in an observance that mixed head-of-state-like honors with the chaos of a rowdy stadium.

 In this March 1987 file photo, Pele, left, and Maradona hold "Sports Oscar" trophies in Milan, Rome. The Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, died from a heart attack on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at his home in Buenos Aires. He was 60. (AP Photo/File)  **FILE**

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona dies at 60

- Associated Press

Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year’s World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.

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Germany's Serge Gnabry, left, and Ukraine's Ilya Zabarnyi battle for the ball during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Germany and the Ukraine at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

UEFA ruling relegates Ukraine from Nations League top tier

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UEFA ruled Wednesday that Ukraine must forfeit a Nations League game against Switzerland that was canceled when the entire squad was put into quarantine by Swiss doctors, a decision that relegates the team from the competition’s top tier.

New England Revolution's Tajon Buchanan celebrates his goal against the Philadelphia Union during the first half of an MLS soccer playoff match Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Chester, Pa. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Revolution beat Supporters’ Shield winner Philadelphia 2-0

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Adam Buksa and Tajon Buchanan scored four minutes apart - both on assists from Carles Gil - in the first half and the New England Revolution beat the Supporters’ Shield winner Philadelphia Union 2-0 on Tuesday night in the MLS Cup playoffs.

Toronto FC's Nick DeLeon, center, challenges Nashville SC's Alex Muyl, left, as Nashville's Alistair Johnston watches during the first half of an MLS soccer playoff match Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in East Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Expansion-club Nashville upsets 2019 runner-up Toronto FC

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Daniel Ríos scored in the 108th minute and Nashville beat the defending Eastern Conference champion Toronto FC 1-0 on Tuesday night, becoming the first expansion team to win two MLS Cup playoff games.

Aston Villa's Jack Grealish looks on during the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Brighton and Hove Albion at the Villa Park stadium in Birmingham, England, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, Pool)

England soccer star Grealish admits to 2 driving offenses

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England soccer player Jack Grealish pleaded guilty to two driving offenses on Tuesday, the first coming in March during lockdown in Britain when a witness said he found the Aston Villa captain slurring his words after crashing his car.

Barcelona's Sergino Dest celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Champions League group G soccer match between Dynamo Kyiv and FC Barcelona at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv, Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Dest scores 1st goal as Barça advances in Champions League

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American defender Sergiño Dest scored his first goal with Barcelona as the Catalan club comfortably defeated Dynamo Kyiv 4-0 and advanced to the knockout stage of the Champions League on Tuesday despite the absence of Lionel Messi.