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  • 'Islamist' suspect is arrested over Borussia Dortmund coach bombing in Germany [tr]

    04/12/2017 5:47:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 12, 2017 | Chris Pleasance Julian Robinson, Allan Hall, and Simon Jones
    An 'Islamist' suspect has been arrested in connection with the pipe bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund's team bus before a Champions League game last night. German police searched two properties belonging to suspected extremists on Wednesday and made one arrest, according to authorities. Lead prosecutor Frauke Koehle said: 'Two suspects from the Islamist spectrum have become the focus of our investigation. Both of their apartments were searched, and one of the two has been detained.'
  • Swedish football fans protest mask ban by wearing niqabs

    04/03/2017 5:33:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.se ^ | 3 April 2017 12:06 CEST+02:00 | Lee Roden
    A group of Swedish football fans have launched a protest against a new ban on wearing masks at stadiums, exploiting an exception to the ban by wearing niqabs to cover their faces. On March 1st, the ban on wearing masks in the stands at Swedish football stadiums entered into force in an effort to combat violent behavior at games. Exceptions to the ban can be made however for people covering their faces in the line of duty like police, or people who cover their face for religious reasons. And it was the latter exception that some supporters of Stockholm club...
  • Clint Dempsey scores hat-trick as USA thrash Honduras 6-0 in World Cup qualifier

    03/25/2017 2:12:45 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    hindustantimes.com ^ | Mar 25, 2017 | Agence France-Presse
    Clint Dempsey made a fairytale return to international duty with a hat-trick as the United States reignited their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Honduras on Friday. Dempsey, playing his first international since recovering from a heart problem that forced a six-month layoff, scored goals in each half as the Americans romped to a crucial victory at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium.
  • Germany v England: Gareth Southgate says 'island' mentality must end

    03/22/2017 3:20:08 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    bbc.com ^ | March 21, 2017 | Phil McNulty
    Gareth Southgate prepared for his first game as permanent England manager by insisting foundations are now in place to narrow the gap on their opponents Germany - but warned the country's "island" mentality must end. England's 3-2 win over the World Cup holders in Berlin last March left then manager Roy Hodgson proclaiming his "finest moment" in charge - only to resign in June after a humiliating last-16 exit to Iceland at Euro 2016. Southgate, who replaced Hodgson's successor Sam Allardyce after an unbeaten four-game run in interim charge, faces a stern test in Dortmund on Wednesday before a World...
  • Disgraced ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele hired by FBI for Further Research

    03/07/2017 12:51:28 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/07/17 | Judi McLeod
    Too politically biased to succeed at the job of national security, the FBI has much in common with Christopher Steele in trying to pass off as truth bogus information The FBI is not just part of a USA intelligence apparatus that systematically spies on its own American citizenry, it intends to pay—with taxpayer dollars—for filth completely made up against a president they apparently did not want elected. The Bureau has been caught planning to pay ex-MI6 agent Christopher Steele, who salaciously claimed in a dirty dossier that Donald Trump hired prostitutes to urinate on a bed the Obamas slept on...
  • Atlanta United addressing anti-gay chant at first match

    03/06/2017 6:03:02 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    A.P. ^ | March 6, 2017 | Charles Odum
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta United said Monday it is "taking measures internally" to address an anti-gay chant used by some fans attending the team's first Major League Soccer match. United spokesman Chris Winkler said the team was aware of the chant during Sunday night's 2-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls. In a statement to The Associated Press, the team said the chants "have no place in our matches" and fans participating in those chants will be removed from games.
  • US denies visa to Tibetan women’s soccer team

    03/01/2017 4:34:53 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 26 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 2/27/17 | Naresh Thakur
    Having made its mark in the tournaments held across the Indian sub-continent, the Tibetan Women’s soccer team had heartbreak as the United States (US) embassy denied a visa to the team members to travel to the country where they were to take part in the Dallas Cup. The Tibetan women’s football team was invited by former English football player and manager Gordon Harold Jago to the Dallas Cup, a famous friendly youth tournament having soccer stars like David Beckham and Wayne Rooney in the alumni list. Trained by Cassie Childers, a US woman footballer from New Jersey, under the aegis...
  • Abby Wambach Is Engaged to Christian Blogger Glennon Doyle Melton

    02/24/2017 8:08:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    E News ^ | February 19, 2017 | Corinne Heller
    he 36-year-old retired U.S. soccer star, who helped her team win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, and the Christian mom blogger are engaged. They had gone public with their relationship late last year. Glennon, 40, announced their engagement Friday evening on Facebook.
  • World Cup madness: 48 countries, 16 groups (yes, that's 3 teams in each) [tr]

    01/10/2017 8:26:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 10, 2017 | Jack Bezants
    The FIFA Council have unanimously approved a 48-team World Cup from 2026 at a vote in Zurich. The plans overseen by president Gianni Infantino mean the tournament will now begin with 16 groups of three teams, with the top two advancing into a 32 team knock-out stage. Infantino has previously suggested FIFA could introduce penalty shoot-outs after group matches that end in a draw in order to stop teams playing for a result that favours them both.
  • Few survive after plane carrying Brazilian soccer team crashes

    11/29/2016 6:01:02 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 29 November 2016 | Yaron Steinbuch
    Six people have been pulled out alive from the wreckage of a chartered plane carrying a Brazilian soccer team that crashed in Colombia, killing 75 people, while en route to a championship match, officials said.
  • Plane With Brazilian Soccer Team Crashes in Colombia

    11/28/2016 9:58:36 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 29, 2016
    BOGOTA, Colombia — An airplane with 72 people on board, including players from a Brazilian soccer team heading to Colombia for a regional tournament final, has crashed on its way to Medellin's international airport. Medellin's Mayor Federico Gutierrez said that it is possible there are survivors.
  • (World Cup Qualifying) Joel Campbell scores twice as Costa Rica thrashes U.S. (4-0)

    11/15/2016 8:27:55 PM PST · by dfwgator · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 15, 2016 | ESPN staff
    Costa Rica thrashed the United States 4-0 on Tuesday night, handing Jurgen Klinsmann's team its second World Cup qualifying loss in a row following Friday's 2-1 defeat by Mexico.
  • Israelis warned to avoid soccer match after terror threat

    11/12/2016 12:24:43 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 2 replies
    Kehila News Israel ^ | 11-10-16 | Kehila News Israel Staff
    Israel’s World Cup 2018 qualifying game in Albania was moved and Israelis have been warned not to attend the match on Saturday after four Islamic State suspects were arrested on suspicions of planning attacks at the event. “In recent days, Balkan officials have arrested individuals affiliated with ISIS who have planned terror attacks against a range of targets in the Balkans, including the international soccer game between Albania and Israel,” read the the Counter Terrorism Bureau warning. “Despite the arrests, and depending on the situation, there is still a significant threat of attacks in the area. Therefore, the Counter Terrorism...
  • No alcohol in streets, public places at World Cup - Qatar

    11/08/2016 5:59:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Alcohol will be banned from streets and public places and if Qatari officials get their way even stadiums during the 2022 World Cup, the head of the country’s tournament organizing committee said on Tuesday. The comments by Hassan Al-Thawadi will further alarm football traditionalists already unhappy that the tournament will be moved to the winter because of fierce summer temperatures in Qatar. A ban on alcohol inside stadiums — there has long been speculation about what the conservative Muslim country would do on the tricky issue of alcohol for the World Cup — could bring organizers into conflict with FIFA...
  • Harvard cancels men’s soccer season due to sexually explicit ‘scouting reports’

    11/03/2016 7:52:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 3, 2016 | Jake Russell
    Harvard has canceled the remainder of its men’s soccer season due to what the university has described as continued production of sexually explicit “scouting reports” by players, which graded recruits of the women’s soccer team based on their appearance, according to the school’s newspaper, the Harvard Crimson.
  • Islamic State Uses Welding Gear to Execute Six Youths in Mosul

    09/23/2016 8:40:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    National Security (Breitbart) ^ | September 23, 2016 | John Hayward
    According to a report from Iraqi News, the Islamic State staged the public execution of six youths from a “resistance faction” in Mosul by handcuffing them and then killing them with a welding machine, before a large crowd of onlookers. “This came in order to create a state of fear and panic among the people,” said a source from within Mosul. The Toronto Sun explains that the Islamic State often uses the term “resistance group” to describe groups of young people who spray graffiti on the walls of occupied cities. Fox News reported the six boys, whose exact ages are...
  • U.S. Soccer blasts Megan Rapinoe for kneeling during anthem.

    09/17/2016 1:37:00 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/16/16 | Andy Clayton
    The suits that run U.S. Soccer aren't standing - or should we say, kneeling - with Megan Rapinoe. The federation that runs the national programs blasted the World Cup champ for taking a knee during the national anthem before Thursday night's friendly against Thailand in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Soccer star kneels for anthem in support of Colin Kaepernick

    09/05/2016 4:24:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 4, 2016
    U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem Sunday night before the Seattle Reign’s game against the Chicago Red Stars “in a little nod” to NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the anthem to protest racial injustice and minority oppression came to public notice when he remained seated on the...
  • Malaysia refuses to host FIFA because of Israeli presence

    08/19/2016 7:30:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/8/16 | Hillel Fendel
    Malaysia has decided it would rather not host the 67th FIFA Congress next year, as it means hosting an Israeli delegation as part of it. Malaysia was scheduled to host the Congress in its capital city of Kuala Lumpur on May 11-12, 2017. It refused to issue visas to Israeli delegates, and therefore had to relinquish the hosting rights. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Zahid Hamidi said his country could not provide visas to Israeli officials because of the lack of diplomatic ties with Israel and because "local sensitivities" might be riled up. "Some of the conditions of hosting the event...
  • NewsAlert:Canada loses to Germany in soccer semi

    08/16/2016 2:09:04 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    therecord.com ^ | August 16, 2016 | The Canadian Press
    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil — There will be no shot at Olympic gold for Canada's women's soccer team. Second-ranked Germany defeated No. 10 Canada 2-0 in the semifinals today in Belo Horizonte. The loss ended Canada's four-game winning streak at the Olympic tournament. Melanie Behringer and Sara Daebritz scored for the Germans, who will play No. 6 Sweden for gold at the storied Maracana in Rio. The Swedes defeated No. 8 Brazil on penalties in the other semifinal. Germany has a chance at an Olymic soccer double with the men facing Nigeria in Wednesday's semifinal. Canada will face the Olympic hosts...