• Strootman has 2-match ban for Rome derby melee lifted
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    Strootman has 2-match ban for Rome derby melee lifted

    ROME (AP) Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman has had a two-match ban lifted on appeal, clearing him to play key matches against AC Milan and Juventus. Strootman had been banned for instigating a melee after scoring during Sunday’s Rome derby. After the goal and an extended celebration, words appeared to be exchanged as Roma’s players walked back onto the field alongside Lazio’s bench. Strootman appeared to toss water from a bottle at Lazio’s Danilo Cataldi, who reacted by tugging the neck of Strootman’s shirt as the Netherlands midfielder walked away. That prompted both benches to get involved. Cataldi, who had been on the bench, was given a red card while Strootman was shown a yellow. The two-match

  • Bangladesh unions join suit against FIFA over World Cup workers
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    Bangladesh unions join suit against FIFA over World Cup workers

    DHAKA/DOHA (Reuters) - Bangladesh labor activists said on Friday they had joined a lawsuit in Switzerland against world soccer body FIFA for allegedly failing to use its influence to ensure people working on 2022 World Cup facilities in Qatar are treated fairly. The suit, filed in FIFA's home city of Zurich with the backing of the largest labor union in the Netherlands, calls on FIFA to force Qatar to adopt "minimum labor standards" for migrant workers preparing for the tournament, including at least the right to quit a job or leave the country. The Gulf state has faced criticism of its treatment of foreign workers from Amnesty International, the Building and Wood Workers' International organization and others.

  • MLS Cup 2016 roundtable: Key topics ahead of Toronto vs. Seattle
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    MLS Cup 2016 roundtable: Key topics ahead of Toronto vs. Seattle

    Ahead of the 2016 MLS Cup final this Saturday in Toronto, the PST crew take a look at the key issues as Toronto FC host Seattle Sounders FC with both clubs not only searching for their first MLS Cup trophy but also competing in their first-ever final. With over 35,000 expected at BMO Field in freezing conditions, everything is set up for one of the most exciting MLS Cup finals in recent history. Can Toronto’s Designated Players lead them to glory and help them become the first Canadian team to win the title? Will Seattle finally reward its incredibly loyal fans by finishing off its miraculous run to the final with a win? All that and more is answered, right here. It’s here, MLS Cup 2016 in freezing