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Pele made Cosmos debut 40 years ago, molded U.S. soccer as we know it

Forty years ago this week, Pele made his official debut for the New York Cosmos. They lined up against the Dallas Tornado and the best-known American …

Violence shuts schools, deprives children of medical care in Syria's East Ghouta, warns UNICEF - United Nations Sustainable Development

Five of the more than 130 children who require immediate medical evacuation have died as they could not access treatment they needed due to the …

Middle East

Rio prosecutors launch probe into soccer final violence

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Prosecutors in Rio de Janeiro launched an investigation Thursday into the fan violence surrounding the Copa Sudamericana final between local club Flamengo and Argentine team Independiente.<p>Clashes broke out on the night before Wednesday's match at Maracana Stadium, and …

Russia’s World Cup 2018 - a quick traveller's guide to host cities

The long-awaited 2018 FIFA World Cup is drawing near, and the groups have already been formed. The celebration of football is coming not only to Moscow and St Petersburg, but also to several of Russia’s lesser-known cities, opening them up to tourists and fans from around the world. Let’s have a …