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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, pictured here at Moscow's courthouse in May, was released from custody on Thursday. He said on Instagram that the prison where he was held for a month has been decked out for World Cup fans. Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tibet's team met the London Turkish All-Stars at a CONIFA World Cup match this week. Final score: London Turkish All-Stars 4, Tibet 0. Sam Mellish/In Pictures via Getty Images hide caption

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Ofer Eini and Rotem Kamer, president and CEO of the Israeli Football Association, respectively, address the media Wednesday in the town of Ramat Gan, east of Tel Aviv. The men announced that the organization will file a formal complaint to FIFA against the Palestinian Football Association. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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FIFA accuses ticket reseller Viagogo of unfair competition and "opaque and deceptive business conduct." Here, the view from seats inside the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, where the 2018 World Cup will kick off on June 14. Ivan Sekretarev/AP hide caption

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U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo during the quarterfinal match against Sweden at the 2016 Rio Olympics, the last match in which she played. Solo announced Thursday she is running for the U.S. Soccer presidency. Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona was one of several stars who took part in Friday's draw for the 2018 World Cup. The widely watched draw was held at the Kremlin in Moscow. Dmitri Lovetsky/AP hide caption

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Italian national team players slump in dejection at the end of their World Cup qualifying match against Sweden on Monday. The 0-0 draw killed the four-time world champions' hopes of a spot in the 2018 tournament. Luca Bruno/AP hide caption

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U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati (center), Canadian CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani (left) and Mexican Football Federation President Decio De Maria present their unified bid for the 2026 World Cup at a news conference in New York City on Monday. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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United States midfielder Carli Lloyd (center) moves the ball upfield against England during the first half of a SheBelieves Cup match on March 4 in Harrison, N.J. England won the match, 1-0. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

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U.S. men's national soccer team coach Bruce Arena watches his team during a practice session on Jan. 11, in Carson, Calif. Arena returned to the U.S. team in November to salvage its run for World Cup qualification. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

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U.S. Men's Soccer Goes Back To The Future With New Coach, New Priorities

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Maracanã Stadium's turf is dry, worn and filled with ruts and holes. Those soccer clubs that call the stadium home plan to meet and discuss how to bring Maracanã up to game-worthy shape. The question is, who will pay for the repairs? Nacho Doce/Reuters hide caption

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Bruce Arena has been rehired to coach the U.S. Men's Soccer Team. He's previously coached the team from 1998-2006 where he posted a record of 71 wins, 30 losses and 29 draws. Alex Gallardo/AP hide caption

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Brazilian soccer star Pele displays the FIFA World Cup during its presentation in Rio de Janeiro in February 2010. Pele's World Cup winner's medals from 1958, 1962 and 1970 are up for auction. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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United States players celebrate a goal against Guatemala during the second half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio. The United States beat Guatemala 4-0. Jay LaPrete/AP hide caption

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Former Honduran President Rafael Callejas leaves federal court in New York City on Monday after pleading guilty to conspiracy charges in a wide-ranging FIFA soccer scandal. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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