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A Respite of Soccer for Qatar’s Laborers

DOHA, Qatar — It was not yet 8 a.m., but already a fierce sun was beating down as the Taleb Group soccer team arrived at the technical committee building of the Qatar Football Association. As had been the case on Friday mornings for the past few weeks, even at such ...

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Global Soccer: Wolfsburg’s Hard Work Earns Upset Over Real Madrid

Global Soccer By ROB HUGHES April 7, 2016 LONDON — Zinedine Zidane is becoming a proper coach now. Last Saturday, his Real Madrid team won a hard-fought victory over Barcelona in the Camp Nou stadium; five days later, Real was beaten close to humiliation at Wolfsburg in the Champions League. “That’s football,” ...

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Johan Cruyff, the High Priest of Dutch Soccer, Dies at 68

Johan Cruyff, a brash Dutch soccer star who helped develop a style that revolutionized the way the game is played, becoming the Netherlands’ greatest player and later a scolding conscience of the sport, died on Thursday in Barcelona, Spain. He was 68. The cause was cancer, Cruyff’s family said in ...

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