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Russia World Cup organizer steps down

The chairman of Russia's successful 2018 World Cup local organizing committee is stepping down amid allegations that he and other government officials supervised and financed state-sponsored doping, state-run media reported Wednesday.

World Cup draw: Portugal lands Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo won't need to do much scouting ahead of Portugal's opener at next year's football World Cup in Russia as the reigning European champions landed in the same group as Spain.

How Qatar is shrugging off partial Arab embargo... for now

Now, three weeks into what Qatar calls a "blockade," it is finding ways around the sanctions imposed by the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt, who have accused their fellow Arab state of funding terrorism and destabilizing the Middle East.