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Russian hackers open medical data on Carlos Tevez, others at World Cup

Published: August 22, 2017

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Carlos Tevez, Juan Sebastian


Russia denies its World Cup stadiums are built with forced labor from North Korea

Published: August 4, 2017

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Russia has denied using forced labor from North Korea to build facilities for the World Cup in 2018, after U.S. lawmakers called for a probe into reports of workers from the country not only spotted at the stadium sites but also of North Korean migrants dying under mysterious circumstances in Russia. Russian ex-Sports Minister and head of the World Cup organisation committee Vitaly Mutko said the sport’s world governing body FIFA could attest to the legitimacy of the tournament preparations


World Cup qualifying, one year out: Where things stand across the globe

Published: June 14, 2017

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With one year to go until the World Cup kicks off, we asked writers from around the world to summarise the state of qualifying play in


Report: Chinese investors aim to woo Newcastle United’s Ashley

Published: June 14, 2017

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Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has consistently claimed his club is not for sale, saying he won’t leave the helm without a trophy. He said he’s “wedded to the club” whether they like it or not, but apparently interest from China has him questioning his fidelity


Drogba scores, assists in USL debut with Phoenix Rising

Published: June 12, 2017

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It couldn’t have gone much better for the new player-owner as Didier Drogba enjoyed a dream start in the United Soccer League.


U.S. coach Bruce Arena calls up European-heavy roster for World Cup qualifiers

Published: May 28, 2017

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National team coach Bruce Arena has chosen a veteran 27-man roster for next month’s World Cup soccer qualifiers with Trinidad and Tobago as well as Mexico, with nine players coming off European clubs and six getting their first call-up of Arena’s six-month tenure as the U.S. coach. The U.S., fourth in the six-team CONCACAF standings four games into the 10-match qualifying tournament, will play the Caribbean team on June 8 in Commerce City, Colo., then fly to Mexico City for a showdown with the unbeaten group leaders on June 11


CONCACAF to ask FIFA to fast-track U.S.-led 2026 World Cup bid — sources

Published: April 10, 2017

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Historically, securing the right to host a World Cup has been a long, arduous process that involves significant travel, countless pitch


OTL: ‘Transparency’ a must for U.S. WC bid

Published: April 10, 2017

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Sam Borden joints Outside the Lines to preview the blockbuster WC bid between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada.


WATCH: Champions League last 16 picks

Published: February 13, 2017

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The FC crew have their say about which sides will survive the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League.


FIFA approves World Cup expansion

Published: January 10, 2017

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The World Cup finals will feature 48 teams from the 2026 tournament. The FIFA Council unanimously decided on president Gianni Infantino’s revamp, with the new format comprising 16 groups of three teams in each


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