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

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

  3. 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

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    2014 World Cup showed why this is truly the beautiful game

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    Fans react to Germany's win in World Cup final

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    The most unbelievable goals in the history of soccer

  • Former FIFA vice-president Chung to appeal six-year ban to CAS

    FIFA presidential candidate and former vice-president Chung Mong-joon has said he will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after he was banned for six years by the ethics committee of soccer's world governing body on Thursday. The South Korean described the ruling in a statement as…

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  • FIFA discussing delaying presidential election: sources

    ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA is discussing delaying the election for their next president following the suspensions given to Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, two sources have told Reuters. The item is expected to be on the agenda of an emergency executive committee meeting which could make the decision…

    Reuters33 mins ago
  • Swiss approve extradition of soccer official Takkas

    By Joshua Franklin ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) has approved a U.S. extradition request for soccer official Costas Takkas, one of seven individuals arrested in Zurich in May as part of a U.S. clampdown on alleged corruption in soccer. The seven are half of the…

    Reuters41 mins ago
  • Sepp Blatter appeals against FIFA suspension

    By Simon Evans ZURICH (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter has filed an official appeal against his suspension from soccer by FIFA's ethics committee, his friend and former public relations adviser Klaus Stoehlker said on Friday. Blatter, the Swiss who has been president of the global soccer body FIFA since…

  • Ecuador stun Argentina to win 2-0 in Buenos Aires

    Two goals in two minutes gave Ecuador a shock 2-0 win over Argentina in Buenos Aires on Thursday as the Andean side got off to a flying start in their bid to reach the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. Frickson Erazo headed home the first goal after 80 minutes and Felipe Caicedo doubled their lead…

  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Brazil loses without Neymar; Argentina falls with no Messi

    Brazil showed Thursday it can't win against the best without Barcelona star Neymar, losing 2-0 at Chile as qualifying in South America opened for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. It was the same story for Argentina without its Barcelona marquee player Lionel Messi, falling 2-0 at home against Ecuador.

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  • Chile beat Brazil 2-0 in opening World Cup qualifier

    Chile got their 2018 World Cup campaign off to the perfect start on Thursday when two late goals gave them a 2-0 win over five-time champions Brazil. Eduardo Vargas deftly volleyed home a cross from the right after 72 minutes that goalkeeper Jefferson got a hand to but could not stop. Alexis…

  • Blatter suspended as FIFA president; Platini also banned

    Sepp Blatter is out of a job at FIFA. Michel Platini might never even get there. Two of the most powerful men in soccer were handed 90-day suspensions by the FIFA ethics committee on Thursday, essentially ending Blatter's 17-year reign as president and likely stunting Platini's chances of…

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  • As lawyers took control at FIFA, Blatter became increasingly isolated, powerless

    By Simon Evans and Mark Hosenball ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter's loss of control of soccer's world governing body had been evident to staff in its hilltop glass headquarters here well before Thursday's announcement by FIFA's Ethics Committee that he had been suspended. The Swiss…

  • The Latest: Sheikh Salman calls for FIFA ExCo meeting

    FIFA vice president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa says he has written to acting president Issa Hayatou to request an urgent meeting of the governing body's executive committee. Sunil Gulati, a member of the executive committee and head of the United States Soccer Federation, also called for…

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  • Reaction to provisional bans on Blatter, Platini

    A summary of the reaction after FIFA president Sepp Blatter and UEFA president Michel Platini, who is also a candidate for the next FIFA presidential election, were provisionally banned for 90 days by FIFA's ethics committee on Thursday: - - - - GERMAN FOOTBALL FEDERATION (DFB) PRESIDENT WOLFGANG…

  • UEFA defy FIFA and back their president Platini

    By Simon Evans ZURICH (Reuters) - UEFA defied FIFA’s suspension of Michel Platini on Thursday when it said he would not be replaced as head of European soccer’s governing body and gave him its backing in the appeal process. Earlier on Thursday, the Ethics Committee of world soccer body FIFA…

  • World soccer rocked by suspension of Blatter and Platini

    By Simon Evans and Joshua Franklin ZURICH (Reuters) - World soccer chief Sepp Blatter and European boss Michel Platini were suspended on Thursday, engulfed by a deepening corruption scandal as their sport faces criminal investigations in Switzerland and the United States. Blatter, the Swiss who…

  • Dream weaver Platini spins his way into trouble

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - As one of the greatest footballers in the history of the game Michel Platini was a dream weaver who created magic with the ball at his feet. When he swapped his blue France shirt for a business suit, that aura helped smooth his ascendancy towards the summit of…

  • Practicing in a car park: WCup qualifying for Somalia's team

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- While revelations swirl of FIFA executives in expensive suits taking millions in bribes to award money-spinning World Cups, some of the poorest teams face near-impossible challenges to make it to soccer's biggest tournament, and try their hearts out anyway.

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  • Blatter’s ship finally runs aground

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Sepp Blatter wanted to be remembered as the FIFA president who turned soccer into a truly global sport, and a catalyst for development, peace and social change. Although he strenuously denied his own involvement, those scandals finally caught up with him on…

  • Consider external candidate to succeed Blatter, Bach says

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has waded into the FIFA crisis, suggesting the body to look outside football for an "external candidate" to succeed the suspended Sepp Blatter. In a strongly worded, rare intervention into the FIFA…

  • Blatter disappointed he wasn't heard before FIFA suspension: lawyers

    Sepp Blatter is disappointed that FIFA's ethics committee did not speak with him before provisionally suspending him, lawyers for the world soccer body's president said on Thursday. "President Blatter was disappointed that the Ethics Committee did not follow the Code of Ethics and Disciplinary…

  • No Messi, Neymar, Suarez and Rodriguez as qualifying opens

    Lionel Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez and James Rodriguez will all be missing when 2018 World Cup qualifying gets underway in South America on Thursday. Messi is out with a left knee injury picked up on Sept. 26 and is not expected to return for Barcelona until late November. ''With Leo you have a…

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