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  1. How fans in Buenos Aires prepared for the World Cup final
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    How fans in Buenos Aires prepared for the World Cup final

  2. Fans react to Germany's win in World Cup final
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    Fans react to Germany's win in World Cup final

  3. Wondolowski moving on from World Cup miss
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    Wondolowski moving on from World Cup miss

  4. The most unbelievable goals in the history of soccer
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    The most unbelievable goals in the history of soccer

  5. A match that proved too big for the Spanish referee
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    A match that proved too big for the Spanish referee

  6. Mourinho on the ‘tired team’ that lost the World Cup
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    Mourinho on the ‘tired team’ that lost the World Cup

  7. 2014 World Cup showed why this is truly the beautiful game
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    2014 World Cup showed why this is truly the beautiful game

  • Germany leads FIFA rankings as minnows move up

    ZURICH (AP) -- Germany still leads the FIFA rankings, while two of Europe's smallest nations made big gains after upset results.

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  • UK mulls criminal probe into FIFA bids case

    LONDON (AP) -- A criminal investigation into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption could be opened in Britain, with authorities urging whistleblowers to come forward with information.

    The Associated Press
  • Lahm among 3 Germany defenders on shortlist

    ZURICH (AP) -- World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm is among three Germany defenders nominated by professional players for selection in the FIFA FIFPro World XI.

    The Associated Press
  • Valcke: FIFA faces 'years' to rebuild reputation

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke acknowledged Tuesday that it will take ''years to rebuild our reputation'' following the World Cup bidding corruption investigation.

    The Associated Press
  • Sony does not plan to renew FIFA sponsorship contract: sources

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp does not plan to renew its sponsorship contract with FIFA, the governing body for world soccer, as the Japanese electronics maker needs to prioritize its restructuring efforts, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Such a move would follow Emirates Airline's …

    Reuters
  • FIFA official: WCup boycott would be 'nonsense'

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Friday a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be ''nonsense.''

    The Associated Press
  • FIFA ethics chiefs agree next step for 2018/2022 report

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and investigator Michael Garcia have met for the first time since their public disagreement and agreed a report into the 2018/2022 World Cups bid process should be further reviewed. They decided on Thursday that Garcia's…

    Reuters
  • FIFA to review World Cup corruption report

    ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA will further review the 2018 and 2022 World Cup corruption investigation, putting the status of hosts Russia and Qatar back in question.

    The Associated Press
  • FIFA to further review World Cup corruption probe, putting Russia, Qatar back in question

    ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA to further review World Cup corruption probe, putting Russia, Qatar back in question.

    The Associated Press
  • Denouncing FIFA, whistleblower fears for safety

    LONDON (AP) -- A whistleblower in the World Cup bidding controversy fears her treatment by FIFA will prevent people from coming forward with allegations of corruption and says she was approached three years ago by the FBI, which was worried about her safety.

    The Associated Press
  • Eckert, Garcia to meet amid FIFA probe crisis

    GENEVA (AP) -- The judge and prosecutor behind FIFA's World Cup bid corruption investigation will meet Thursday in an effort to repair their relations and restore the reputation of a case seemingly in disarray.

    The Associated Press
  • FIFA whistleblower says 'living in fear'

    LONDON (Reuters) - FIFA whistleblower Phaedra Al-Majid, who accused Qatar of corruption in its successful bid to win the right to host the 2022 soccer World Cup, said on Wednesday she was living in fear after receiving threats against her family. Al-Majid, a former employee of the Qatar 2022 bid,…

    Reuters
  • Blatter warns English FA over World Cup report

    ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter has warned the English of the legal consequences of their demands for the World Cup corruption report to be published.

    The Associated Press
  • Klinsmann says US failed 'to digest' World Cup

    DUBLIN (AP) -- After watching the United States go winless in four straight games for the first time since he took over as coach three years ago, Jurgen Klinsmann had a harsh assessment of the Americans' post-World Cup performances.

    The Associated Press
  • FIFA files criminal complaint over World Cup bids

    GENEVA (AP) -- The latest twist in FIFA's World Cup bid corruption case has landed on the desk of Switzerland's attorney general.

    The Associated Press
  • FIFA whistleblower says report violated confidentiality

    By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former employee of Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid has accused FIFA investigators of violating confidentiality promises made when she agreed to provide evidence of alleged corruption related to the bid. On Sunday, former Qatar bid employee Phaedra Almajid sent…

    Reuters
  • Qatari whistleblower protests FIFA judge's report

    GENEVA (AP) -- A Qatari whistleblower has lodged a complaint about her treatment in the World Cup bid corruption report by FIFA's judge, and the English Football Association demanded the release of the full corruption investigation on Monday.

    The Associated Press
  • Only tough options now for FIFA prosecutor Garcia

    GENEVA (AP) -- Michael Garcia faces a difficult decision after FIFA, soccer's notoriously unaccountable world governing body, released a summary of his investigation into World Cup bidding that the former U.S. federal prosecutor calls ''incomplete and erroneous.''

    The Associated Press
  • German league president says UEFA could leave FIFA

    BERLIN (AP) -- UEFA would have to consider leaving FIFA if world football's governing body does not publish in full American attorney Michael Garcia's report into bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, says German Football League President Reinhard Rauball.

    The Associated Press