NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Russia is set to reclaim the spot on the FIFA Council stripped from the country's deputy prime minister. UEFA said Wednesday that 2018 World Cup organizing committee CEO Alexei Sorokin is the only applicant to fill a seat left vacant by Vitaly Mutko. Sorokin must pass an eligibility test by a FIFA review panel to be accepted as a candidate and have a clear run at the Sept. 20 election. UEFA member federations will vote at a meeting in Geneva. Mutko, who is also the chairman of the World Cup organizing committee, was blocked by the FIFA panel in March because of a conflict with his government duties. However, a seat on the 37-member FIFA Council stayed vacant at UEFA's
Walsh’s poem “This is the Place”, which was recited to thousands of people attending a vigil for the victims of the massacre in Manchester, highlights the democratic power of poetry. Almost 200 years ago – when another atrocity, the Peterloo massacre, robbed Manchester of peaceful people who had gathered together in a protest, demanding the right to vote – poetry became a way of channelling the anger and grief that people felt. The compression of rage in Percy Shelley’s poem “England in 1819” where he sides with a “people starved and stabbed on the untilled field” is still rousing and, although without the searing anger, Walsh’s poem is also there with the people.
Sargent and the U.S. sit atop Group F. (U.S. Soccer) The United States’ 1-0 victory over Senegal at the Under-20 World Cup on Thursday in South Korea fell into the category of total team effort. The center-back partnership of Eric Palmer-Brown and Cameron