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July 15, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Croatia, Georgia and Albania were denied berths in next season's European club soccer tournaments after being rated dangerous regions. UEFA, European soccer's governing body, admitted nine new countries to today's first-round draw for the three European Cup competitions. Russia, Ukraine, the three Baltic states, Slovenia, Israel, Liechtenstein and the Faroe Islands met a UEFA emergency committee's requirements on safety and match organization.
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July 15, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Croatia, Georgia and Albania were denied berths in next season's European club soccer tournaments after being rated dangerous regions. UEFA, European soccer's governing body, admitted nine new countries to today's first-round draw for the three European Cup competitions. Russia, Ukraine, the three Baltic states, Slovenia, Israel, Liechtenstein and the Faroe Islands met a UEFA emergency committee's requirements on safety and match organization.
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July 11, 1990 | From Associated Press
England, isolated for five years because of its violence-prone fans, was brought back into the European soccer community Tuesday. The Union of European Football Assns. imposed no explicit conditions on the return of English clubs, banned after the 1985 Heysel Stadium disaster in Brussels in which 39 died in a riot started by unruly English fans.
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July 11, 1990 | From Associated Press
England, isolated for five years because of its violence-prone fans, was brought back into the European soccer community Tuesday. The Union of European Football Assns. imposed no explicit conditions on the return of English clubs, banned after the 1985 Heysel Stadium disaster in Brussels in which 39 died in a riot started by unruly English fans.
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May 12, 1987 | GRAHAME L. JONES
Six of the world's leading soccer teams will compete in a five-nation, 10-game international tournament to be played at the Coliseum between June 11 and 21, it was announced Monday. The tournament, to be known as the Los Angeles Gold Cup, will feature two European teams, two from South America and two from Mexico. The winner will be awarded a $60,000, 18-karat gold trophy which is being cast in Italy, according to the tournament's promoter, Hugo Bandi.
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January 25, 2009 | associated press
Poland and Ukraine have earned the endorsement of soccer's officials -- again -- for the 2012 European Championship after months of speculation that they'd lose the tournament. Recent visits to host cities, however, reveal the giant task that lies ahead. The jubilation that erupted in Poland and Ukraine after the Union of European Football Associations' decision in April 2007 to award them European soccer's showcase event turned to fear last year as false starts on the construction of stadiums, roads, airports and hotels in both countries fueled speculation UEFA could dump the eastern Europeans and move the tournament to a backup host -- possibly Italy, Germany or Scotland.
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June 1, 1986 | Associated Press
These are happier times for soccer fans in Liverpool, who one year ago were scarred by a soccer riot that killed 39 people in Brussels. Liverpool soccer club just completed the rare feat of winning the English league championship and the Football Association Cup in the same season, beating Everton, another Liverpool team, in both competitions. The so-called "double" has been achieved only two other times this century.
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February 20, 1996 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Sweden's Pernilla Wiberg battled icy and steep slalom conditions to win the combined event Monday at the World Alpine Skiing Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain. Wiberg, who won the combined gold medal at the 1994 Olympics, finished with a combined time of 3 minutes 19.68 seconds. "It's better than a slow track with holes in it, where you catch your edges," Wiberg said, adding that the conditions were tough but fair. Austria's Anita Wachter was second in 3:21.
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