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CAIRO | Egypt’s goalie, oldest World Cup player, quits national team

CAIRO — Egypt’s goalkeeper Essam El Hadary says he’s retiring from the national team after making history and becoming the oldest soccer player to play in a World Cup match during the tournament in Russia. The 45-year-old posted on Facebook late on Monday: “After 22 years, four months and 12 days, I saw it as … Continue reading CAIRO | Egypt’s goalie, oldest World Cup player, quits national team

KAZAN, Russia | Rodriguez misses Colombia training, scan shows calf swelling

KAZAN, Russia — James Rodriguez missed training on Saturday and a scan showed that he had minor swelling of his right calf, three days before a last-16 match against England at the World Cup. Rodriguez, who was the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup, has been bothered by the injury since the start of … Continue reading KAZAN, Russia | Rodriguez misses Colombia training, scan shows calf swelling

KAZAN, Russia | Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez misses training

KAZAN, Russia — James Rodriguez was the only Colombia player who didn’t take part in training Saturday, raising further doubts about whether he will be fully fit for the World Cup knockout match against England. Rodriguez, who was the top scorer at the 2014 World Cup, has been bothered by a calf injury since the … Continue reading KAZAN, Russia | Colombia playmaker James Rodriguez misses training

CAIRO | FIFA advances African World Cup teams $2M for player bonuses

CAIRO (AP) — FIFA will give five Africa soccer federations a $2 million advance each on World Cup prize money to pay player bonuses before the tournament in Russia. The Confederation of African Football says the agreement for Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia will help “settle beforehand the question of bonuses.” The 32 federations … Continue reading CAIRO | FIFA advances African World Cup teams $2M for player bonuses