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  • Global reaction to Sepp Blatter's decision to resign

    Reaction from around the globe to Sepp Blatter's sudden announcement Tuesday that he will step down as FIFA president amid a corruption scandal: --- ''It was a difficult decision, a brave decision, and the right decision.'' - Michel Platini, president of European soccer federation UEFA. --- ''A…

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  • Palestinian football chief defends FIFA move

    Palestinian football chief Jibril Rajoub said Tuesday he took full responsibility for an 11th-hour decision to withdraw a bid to have FIFA suspend Israel from the world footballing body. Rajoub announced the surprise decision Friday at the annual FIFA congress in Zurich, sparking jubilation in…

  • Here's are the favorites to replace Sepp Blatter as the next FIFA president

    In a shocking move, Sepp Blatter announced on Tuesday that he will step down as president of FIFA...

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  • Blatter's 17-year rule in soccer marked by growth, scandal

    GENEVA (AP) — Sepp Blatter governed the biggest sport on Earth for nearly two decades, for years untouched personally by allegations of corruption, but never sharing the game's popularity.

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  • Soccer-I'm staying at Chelsea, says Costa

    (Recasts with Costa quotes) By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, June 2 (Reuters) - Striker Diego Costa dismissed media reports suggesting he was unhappy at Chelsea after helping the English champions to a 1-0 victory in a tour match against Sydney FC on Tuesday. Earlier, Britain's Sun newspaper said the…

  • Rodgers stays in Liverpool hotseat after talks

    Brendan Rodgers will be given another chance to deliver Liverpool their first league title in over a quarter of a century after he held talks with the club's American owners on Tuesday both the Press Association and the BBC reported. The 42-year-old Northern Irishman -- who failed to land any…

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    Betting odds for the next FIFA president (7 photos)

    Last week Sepp Blatter won a landslide re-election for a fifth term as FIFA president. Amid indicitments and scandal, Blatter announced that he was stepping down on Tuesday morning. William Hill Sports Book has released odds on the next FIFA president following Blatter's resignation. Check…

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  • Centenary Copa America tournament in U.S. in 2016 in doubt

    A 16-team soccer tournament to be played in the United States next year to celebrate 100 years of South America's Copa America has been cast into doubt by the arrest of top FIFA officials on multi-million dollar bribery charges. Jose Luis Meiszner, general secretary of the South American Football…

  • Nepal urges Qatar to end controversial migrant sponsorship scheme

    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepal's labor minister urged Qatar on Monday to scrap a sponsorship scheme which prevents the free movement of migrant workers, calling it a violation of the rights of thousands of its nationals who are working in the Gulf state. The kafala…

  • Blatter rocks world soccer by quitting FIFA amid scandal

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer on Tuesday by unexpectedly saying he would step down as FIFA president in the wake of a corruption investigation that reportedly may include the embattled chief himself. Citing sources familiar with the case, The…

  • Venezuela's Maduro suggests Maradona as FIFA president

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday suggested that Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona become the next FIFA president, hours after a deepening soccer scandal spurred the resignation of the group's top official. Sepp Blatter stepped down as FIFA president less than a week after charges…

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    Sepp Blatter through the years (30 photos)

    Sepp Blatter, FIFA’s long-time president, announced on Tuesday that he will be resigning as soon as an extraordinary FIFA congress has elected a successor. Blatter had won a fifth term as president just last Friday and seemed to feel vindicated in two victory speeches, after yet another round of…

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  • Blatter disgraced FIFA, says former VP Warner

    No one has brought more shame on FIFA than its president Sepp Blatter and he should step aside for a younger leader, the organization's former vice president Jack Warner has said. Warner, who has been accused of soliciting bribes as part of a U.S.-led corruption case against senior soccer…

  • Prince Ali to stand in new FIFA presidency elections: official

    Jordanian Prince Ali bin al Hussein will stand in new elections for the presidency of world football's governing body after Sepp Blatter announced he was to quit FIFA, a senior Jordanian football official told AFP. Prince Ali failed in his bid last week to oust Blatter, the Swiss veteran winning a…

  • New York Cosmos defeat Cuba in diplomatic soccer friendly

    By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - The New York Cosmos dominated Cuba 4-1 on Tuesday in a soccer friendly meant to promote better relations between the United States and Cuba and demonstrate that baseball-mad Cuba is also becoming a soccer nation. International goodwill was on display as the U.S.…

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  • Lack of European unity derails anti-Blatter strategy-Dutch FA

    The Dutch football association believe there is no need for further discussion by UEFA over the fallout from Sepp Blatter’s re-election as FIFA president because of a lack of European unity, KNVB director Bert van Oostveen told reporters. UEFA is holding an emergency meeting before Saturday’s…

  • 'He can score on anyone': Barcelona defends Messi's skills

    There is no questioning allowed at Barcelona when it comes to Lionel Messi's status as the greatest player in football. ''I don't doubt that he can score against any team in any league in the world,'' Luis Enrique said Tuesday ahead of this weekend's Champions League final in Berlin against the…

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