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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Japan star Keisuke Honda says he planned to retire after this year's World Cup but changed his mind when offered a contract by the Melbourne Victory in Australian football's A-League.

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SAN DIEGO — In 1998, U.S. Soccer brass proudly rolled out Project 2010, a $50 million plan to win the men’s World Cup in 12 years. There were flow charts and speeches, pledges to open residential academies and hire more talent scouts, incremental goals and big dreams.

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — After making his first appearance of the Premier League season on Saturday, Tottenham forward Son Heung-min landed in Indonesia on Monday to play for South Korea at the Asian Games.

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PARIS (AP) — The gap between Paris Saint-Germain and its domestic rivals is so huge that any sense of suspense has been killed in the French league even before the start of the new season.

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BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Ramon Jesurun, FIFA Council member and president of Colombia's football federation, is being investigated for alleged embezzlement and resale of tickets for World Cup qualifying matches, Colombian trade authorities said.

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SAO PAULO (AP) — Neymar's decision to use a sponsored advert to admit he sometimes over-reacted to fouls at the World Cup has backfired, with Brazilian marketing experts saying it had made the Paris Saint-Germain striker's image even worse.

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SAO PAULO (AP) — Neymar used a sponsor's ad to admit he exaggerated some of his reactions after being fouled during the World Cup in Russia. The video, published Sunday and broadcast on several Brazilian TV networks, features the striker accepting criticism for the first time and promising t…

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SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari signed a contract with Palmeiras on Thursday, returning home for the first time since his humiliation at the 2014 World Cup.

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State security officers "stormed" the Nigeria Football Federation headquarters on Monday and removed a group who claimed control while the FIFA-backed head of Nigerian soccer was at the World Cup, the NFF said.