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FIFA prosecutor wants World Cup report published

ZURICH (AP) — In a move that exposed tensions in the FIFA ethics team investigating 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding corruption, prosecutor Michael Garcia...


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Qatar insists World Cup question of 'when not if'

Qatar organizers dismissed any chance of the 2022 World Cup being taken away from the Gulf nation after a warning on Monday by a FIFA executive committee member....


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Columbus Crew adds Austrian defender to roster

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Crew have added European veteran defender Emanuel Pogatetz (POH‘-gah-tetz) as a discovery signing and immediately placed him on...


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FIFA, Russia relations hit rough spot

GENEVA (AP) — Relations between FIFA and its next World Cup host, Russia, are under strain. Two major issues have flared since July 13, when Russian state...


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Premier League to use vanishing spray in matches

LONDON (AP) — English Premier League referees will start using a vanishing spray to prevent encroachment by players in a defensive wall during free kicks. The...


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Premier League to use vanishing spray in matches

LONDON (AP) — English Premier League referees will start using a vanishing spray to prevent encroachment by players in a defensive wall during free kicks. The...


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FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament “can achieve positive change.” Some lawmakers in Germany want the...


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FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament “can achieve positive change.” Russia’s alleged involvement in...


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Blatter, Emir of Qatar meet for labor rights talks

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter has met with the Emir of Qatar to discuss improving migrant workers’ rights in the 2022 World Cup host nation. In a...


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