• FIFA official admits taking bribes in U.S. federal investigation
    Sports Illustrated

    FIFA official admits taking bribes in U.S. federal investigation

    A member of the FIFA Audit and Compliance Committee was suspended by the Asian Football Confederation after admitting he took $1 million in bribes for election votes. Richard Lai of Guam plead guilty in a Brooklyn, New York federal court on Thursday and was provisionally banned for 90 days by the Asian Football Confederation for his actions, FIFA announced. "The defendant's breach of trust was particularly significant given his position as a member of the FIFA Audit and Compliance committee, which must play an important and independent role if corruption within FIFA is to be eliminated, "Bridget M. Rohde, an Acting U.S. Attorney, said.

  • A soccer fan in Iran looks identical to Messi
    USA Today

    A soccer fan in Iran looks identical to Messi

    Barcelona's Lionel Messi is one of the most recognizable athletes on Earth, and one Iranian soccer fan is embracing his uncanny resemblance to the Argentinian superstar. Meet Riza Perestes. He's a regular guy from Iran, but he's gained popularity for his stunning resemblance to Messi. The Mehr News Agency met up with Perestes, who was wearing an Argentina jersey, and took photos of the Messi doppelgänger. Mehr News Agency Mehr News Agency Mehr News Agency Mehr News Agency Mehr News Agency Mehr News Agency And here's the real Messi. The hair, the beard, the similar face. Yeah, we totally see it. (h/t 101greatgoals)

  • VIDEO: Los goles de la J16 de la Liga MX
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    VIDEO: Los goles de la J16 de la Liga MX

    J16 VERCRUZ          1-0       MONTERREY     J16 CHIAPAS               0-0       SANTOS       J16 TIGRES