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ICYMI 2014: Soccer Field Standoff Highlights Gentrification Tension

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United States' Abby Wambach fights for the ball with Brazil's Bruna Benites during a final match of the International Women's Football Tournament in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday. The game ended in a draw, giving Brazil the tournament victory. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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At the Arsenal video club, men sit shoulder to shoulder. But some still say it's too dangerous to go in because of Ebola. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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As Ebola Cases Drop, Liberia's Soccer Fans Are Back In The Zone

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New England Revolution's Charlie Davies celebrates his goal against the New York Red Bulls last week to secure a spot in the MLS Cup. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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After A 5-Year Struggle, Soccer Player Gets A Second Chance

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In a new public health campaign, British actor Idris Elba plays a soccer coach whose team is squaring off against Ebola. Courtesy of Africa United hide caption

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Idris Elba Plays A Soccer Coach Out To Crush Ebola In New Ad Campaign

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FIFA President Joseph Blatter is flanked by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov (right) and Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani on Dec. 2, 2010, in Zurich, Switzerland, after the announcement that Russia will host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar in 2022. Michael Probst/AP hide caption

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FIFA President Joseph Blatter (second right) is flanked in Zurich, Switzerland, on Dec. 2, 2010, by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov (right) and Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani after the announcement that Russia will host the soccer World Cup in 2018 and Qatar in 2022. Michael Probst/AP hide caption

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Qatar Football Association President Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Bin Ahmed al-Thani exchange documents in Doha, Qatar, on Dec. 16, 2010, after the Arab country won the bid to stage the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Osama Faisal/AP hide caption

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Germany's players celebrate after winning 1-0 on extra time at the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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Retired U.K. soccer player Jason Roberts, seen here in 2012 playing for Reading, says he's experienced racism in the sport since his teens. Scott Heavey/Getty Images hide caption

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Soccer's Racism Problem In Need Of Follow-Through

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Brazil fans on Copacabana Beach were subdued during the third-place game against the Netherlands on Saturday. The national team gave them little to cheer about. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Brazil Regain Soccer Glory With Beauty Over Brawn?

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