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FIFA corruption: Could Russia, Qatar lose their World Cups?

If there is enough evidence of wrongdoing, FIFA has the power to strip the World Cup from both Russia and Qatar. Soccer’s governing body, currently engulfed in the worst corruption scandal in its 111-year history, […]

06/06/2015

Text of Sepp Blatter’s statement

Here is the statement by Sepp Blatter on Tuesday announcing he will step down as FIFA president: I have been reflecting deeply about my presidency and about the 40 years in which my life has […]

06/02/2015

Sepp Blatter

Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president

FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he will resign from soccer’s governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and has promised to call for fresh elections to choose a successor. Sepp Blatter’s Statement The 79-year-old Blatter […]

06/02/2015

Gyasi Zardes

Gyasi Zardes called up to U.S. Men’s National Team for June friendlies

LA Galaxy forward Gyasi Zardes has been named to a 22-player roster by U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for friendlies in Europe against two of the top three finishers at the 2014 […]

06/01/2015

Sepp Blatter

Criminal probe arrives at the door of the great survivor Blatter

Sepp Blatter is arguably the most powerful man in world sports and certainly its greatest survivor. Now comes the biggest challenge of his 17-year rule of FIFA: dealing with the U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations […]

05/27/2015

Loretta Lynch

THE LATEST: AG says $110 million in bribes linked to 2016 Copa America

The Latest on FIFA developments: 5:25 p.m. (1525 GMT, 11:25 a.m. EDT) U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says investigators have found $110 million in bribes linked to the planning of the 2016 Copa America soccer […]

05/27/2015

FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland

Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed

Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA’s awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of “rampant, […]

05/27/2015

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LA Galaxy to compete in star-studded International Champs Cup North America

LA Galaxy announced today that the club will compete in the 2015 International Champions Cup North America. The third year of the tournament, the annual summer showcase will take place from July 11 to August […]

04/16/2015

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2012, file photo, United States' Kelly O'Hara (5) fights for control of the ball with Costa Rica's Daniela Cruz (8) during the first half of CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer game action at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. A group of players from the U.S. women’s national team, who will vie for a spot in the World Cup in October qualifying, have joined with several international players in protesting the turf surfaces for next summer’s big event in Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward, File)

Women’s World Cup turf war heats up

Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women’s World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass. A group of players from the U.S. women’s national team, who […]

08/27/2014

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb 22, 2014 file photo UEFA President Michel Platini  speaks during a press conference. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Platini prepares to announce FIFA election plan

  GENEVA (AP) — Michel Platini is set to announce Thursday if he will challenge former mentor Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency. The UEFA president will meet the leaders of his 54 member federations […]

08/26/2014

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