ZURICH - FIFA remains committed to the 2018 World Cup in Russia and says a boycott would not be an effective way of reducing tensions in the region, football's world governing body said on Friday.
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BARCELONA - Barcelona are looking to recapture the kind of form they hit when former coach Pep Guardiola, the club's most successful manager, took over in 2008, midfielder Andres Iniesta said on Friday.
ATHENS - Italian Claudio Ranieri has signed a two-year deal to manage the Greek national team, the Hellenic football federation said on Friday.
WELLINGTON - The ACT Brumbies have abandoned his conservative game plan but Jake White's Sharks' side won't when they face the Canterbury Crusaders in their Super Rugby semi-final on Saturday.
NEW YORK - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has echoed the sentiments of new Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal in criticising the demands of their pre-season tour.
SAN JOSE - Coach Jorge Luis Pinto has decided to quit World Cup quarter-finalists Costa Rica because they refused to allow him to choose his backroom staff. "I realised I would not be able to count on conditions to carry out my work," the 61-year-old Colombian said on his personal website (www.jorgeluispinto.com) on Thursday.