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Uruguay's Godin ends contract in Brazil after 9 matches

Uruguay defender Diego Godín and Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro have ended their contract six months.

The 36-year-old Godin, who signed in January, played nine matches for the club in five months.

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Poland cuts Russia-based player out of World Cup plans

Poland won't consider defender Maciej Rybus in its plans for the World Cup in Qatar after he signed a new contract with a Russian club.

The Polish soccer federation said on Monday coach Czesław Michniewicz told Rybus that he would be left out of the squad for Nations League games in September and out of Poland's plans for the World Cup because of his "current club situation."

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FIFA extends Ukrainian club contract rules for next season

Seeking to protect Ukrainian soccer clubs during the Russian military invasion, FIFA on Tuesday extended emergency contract rules for foreign players and coaches through next season.

FIFA's move aims to give clarity and security for clubs with some staff likely leaving on loan deals while the direction of the war is unclear.

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Mbappe accuses French federation boss of ignoring racist abuse

France international Kylian Mbappe on Sunday accused the president of the French Football Federation (FFF) of ignoring racist abuse after his penalty miss at Euro 2020.

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Defiant Leclerc insists Ferrari can beat Red Bull and Verstappen

Charles Leclerc left the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in defiant mood after Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix and insisted that he can overhaul Max Verstappen to win this year’s world championship.

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Rudiger says Ancelotti key to Real Madrid move

Antonio Rudiger said on Monday Carlo Ancelotti was instrumental in his decision to join Real Madrid from Chelsea this summer.

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Formula One's bid to end bouncing faces bumpy passage

Formula One's bid to intervene in the sport's 'porpoising' row on health and safety grounds produced ill-tempered clashes among team bosses and no progress during the Canadian Grand Prix at the weekend.

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No. 1 Medvedev beats Ivashka to reach Halle quarterfinals

Top-ranked Daniil Medvedev defeated Ilya Ivashka for the second time in a week, beating the Belarusian 7-6 (4), 6-3 Thursday to reach the quarterfinals at the Halle Open.

Medvedev, who also elminated Ivashka in 's-Hertogenbosch last week, saved three set points when trailing 5-4 in the first set.

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Excitement and disappointment as World Cup 2026 cities named

Cheers and sighs met FIFA's announcement of the host cities for the 2026 World Cup.

There were a number of no-brainers among the 16 World Cup sites, like the Los Angeles area, Mexico City and Toronto. But for some of the cities that were on the bubble, the announcement Thursday was a dud.

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Haaland set for EPL debut for Manchester City at West Ham

Erling Haaland's English Premier League debut is set to come in an away match at West Ham when Manchester City opens its title defense at the Olympic Stadium.

The schedule for the league's 2022-23 season was released on Thursday, with Liverpool — the team widely expected to vie for the title with City again — starting away to promoted team Fulham. City plays its first game a day later.

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