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  • CSKA Moscow will play Bayern Munich in a partly closed stadium as punishment for fans racially abusing Manchester City players at a Champions League match.

    In this photo taken on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 21013, Manchester City's Yaya Toure, center, listens to CSKA's Kirill Nababkin, left, during the Champions League group D soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Manchester City, at Arena Khimki stadium outside Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure called on UEFA to take action against CSKA Moscow after he was subjected to racist chanting during his team's 2-1 win in the Champions League. The Ivory Coast player said he had
    LAST UPDATE : Oct 30, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT
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  • Real Madrid's Pepe, right, duels for the ball against FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi during the Spanish La Liga soccer match against FC Barcelona at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

    Barcelona leads the global soccer poll following a 2-1 victory over Real Madrid while Liverpool striker Luis Suarez earns top player spot. 

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 29, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT
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  • Brazil's Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo adjusts his glasses during a news conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Rebelo is not expecting waves of protests during the World Cup next year, saying the Brazilian people will be more worried about celebrating the tournament than complaining of its cost.

    Aldo Rebelo doesn't think Brazil will face anti-government protests similar to those that took place during the Confederations Cup this year.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 29, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT
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  • Manchester City's Fernandinho, right, plays the ball as Moscow's Keisuke Honda attempts to close him down during the UEFA Champions League group D soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Manchester City, at Arena Khimki stadium outside Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.

    UEFA President Michel Platini has ordered an investigation after a Champions League referee failed to follow guidelines and stop a match to warn Russian fans about racist abuse.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 25, 2013, 10:41 AM EDT
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  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2103 photo, Manchester City's Yaya Toure, centre, pointing towards fans speaks to the referee Ovidiu Hategan, unseen, CSKA's Kirill Nababkin, left, and Musa, back to camera, during the Champions League group D soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Manchester City, at Arena Khimki stadium outside Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure called on UEFA to take action against CSKA Moscow after he was subjected to racist chanting during his te

    With Russia preparing to host two of the biggest sporting events in the world, a professional soccer team from Moscow has been involved in a racism controversy.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 24, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT
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  • PSG player Edinson Cavani, right, celebrates scoring against RSC Anderlecht with teammates during their Group C Champions League soccer match in Brussels on Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013.

    Furious over a government plan to impose a tax on them, French soccer teams have unanimously agreed to scrap matches over one weekend at the end of November as a protest.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 24, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT
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  • In this Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 photo, Bob Bradley from the US, Egypt’s national team coach talks, during an interview with The Associated Press, in Cairo, Egypt. With Egypt still reeling from a 6-1 loss to Ghana in a World Cup playoff, the team's American coach is hoping to restore some pride to the bruised national side. It’s unclear, however, if Bob Bradley will even get the chance to do that.

    The Egyptian Football Association decided Monday to keep the American for the second leg of the country's World Cup playoff against Ghana.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 21, 2013, 12:57 PM EDT
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  • Ghana players celebrate a goal during their World Cup playoff soccer match in Kumasi, Ghana, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. Ghana stunned Egypt 6-1 in the first leg of their World Cup playoff on Tuesday, with Gyan's fifth-minute goal kicking off a dominant performance that makes the Black Stars overwhelming favorites to be one of the five African teams in Brazil next year.

    The Egyptian Football Association's board of directors will meet to "discuss" the heavy 6-1 loss to Ghana in the first leg of their World Cup playoff

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 17, 2013, 8:20 AM EDT
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  • Aron Johannsson, center, of the U.S. celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against Panama in a 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match, in Panama City, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. The United States rallied for a 3-2 win at Panama on Tuesday night that left Mexico's World Cup hopes alive and knocked out the Panamanians.

    Panama was about 90 seconds from advancing to a playoff against New Zealand for a World Cup berth. Now they're out and Mexico is in. 

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 16, 2013, 10:18 AM EDT
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  • Spain's Gerard Pique, left, Sergio Busquets, second left, Alberto Moreno, second right, and Sergio Ramos , right, celebrate their qualification for the 2014 World Cup at the end of their Group I qualifying soccer match against Georgia at the Carlos Belmonte stadium in Albacete, Spain, Tuesday Oct. 15, 2013.

    England and defending champion Spain qualified for the World Cup on Tuesday along with Russia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 16, 2013, 10:19 AM EDT
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