Ukraine, Russia spar over soccer in Crimea

August 1, 2014 5:42 PM

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MOSCOW -- Five months after the annexation of Crimea, Russia and Ukraine are now squabbling over soccer clubs in the region.

Defying authorities in Ukraine, Russia is incorporating three Crimean teams into its own leagues — a move that could strain relations between the host country of the 2018 World Cup and the sport's world governing body.

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