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File - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo, Portland Timbers fans wait for the team's MLS soccer match against the Seattle Sounders in Portland, Ore. Several Timbers fans have been banned for three games for waving flags that display an antifascist symbol, in apparent violation of Major League Soccer's policy that prohibits political displays at games. (Serena Morones/The Oregonian via AP)

Portland soccer fans banned for antifa-linked Iron Front flags

- Associated Press

Several Portland Timbers fans have been banned for three games for waving flags that included an anti-fascist symbol in violation of Major League Soccer’s policy that prohibits political displays at games.

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Police: Man had sexual relationship with underage girl

Associated Press

Police say a former Connecticut youth soccer coach charged with having a sexual relationship with an underage girl told investigators he was “in love” with her but knew the relationship was wrong.

Anti-government protesters celebrate a soccer match win in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Iraqis are celebrating a 2-1 win over Iran in a much-anticipated World Cup qualifying match. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Protesters in Iraq celebrate soccer win against Iran

- Associated Press

Thousands of anti-government protesters in Iraq’s capital city celebrated with fireworks a 2-1 win over Iran in a much-anticipated World Cup qualifying match, hoping it would return momentum to their movement that has been hit by a deadly security crackdown.

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Anti-government protesters celebrate a soccer match win in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Iraqis are celebrating a 2-1 win over Iran in a much-anticipated World Cup qualifying match. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Iraqi protests celebrate 2-1 win over Iran in soccer match

- Associated Press

Anti-government protesters in Iraq’s capital city are celebrating with fireworks a 2-1 win over Iran in a much-anticipated World Cup qualifying match, hoping it’ll return momentum to their movement.

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018 file photo, Spanish football president Luis Rubiales gestures during a press conference at the 2018 soccer World Cup in Krasnodar, Russia. A Spanish court is going to decide Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 whether the Spanish league will be allowed to play the Villarreal-Atletico Madrid game in the United States next month. The league accuses the Spanish soccer federation of unfair competition for not giving its approval for the game scheduled for Dec. 6. The dispute is the latest between league president Javier Tebas and federation president Luis Rubiales, two outspoken figures in Spanish soccer who have been at odds over a series of issues. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, file)

Federation says La Liga game in US could hurt 2030 WCup bid

- Associated Press

The Spanish soccer federation says the Spanish league’s attempt to play a regular-season game in the United States breaches FIFA regulations and could hurt Spain’s chances of hosting the 2030 World Cup.

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 file photo, Javier Tebas, the president of the Spanish La Liga, speaks during the World Football summit in Madrid, Spain. A Spanish court is going to decide Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 whether the Spanish league will be allowed to play the Villarreal-Atletico Madrid game in the United States next month. The league accuses the Spanish soccer federation of unfair competition for not giving its approval for the game scheduled for Dec. 6. The dispute is the latest between league president Javier Tebas and federation president Luis Rubiales, two outspoken figures in Spanish soccer who have been at odds over a series of issues. (AP Photo/Paul White, file)

League boss criticizes Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia

- Associated Press

The president of the Spanish league is criticizing the decision of the Spanish soccer federation to play the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia, citing the country’s backing of a satellite company that is allegedly behind the piracy of European match broadcasts.