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‘FIFA’ player’s sexist online past comes back to haunt him

Published: July 19, 2017

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When you say stupid things on the internet, there’s always a chance that it could come back to haunt you. Two days after Dutch professional soccer club PSV Eindhoven signed FIFA esports player Tony Kok to compete under its name, PSV dropped him. Never tweet.


Trending: FIFA whistleblower Chuck Blazer dies aged 72

Published: July 13, 2017

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Thursday’s latest stories from the world of football in ESPN FC’s What’s Trending…


Former FIFA ExCo member turned whistleblower Chuck Blazer dies at 72

Published: July 12, 2017

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Chuck Blazer, the disgraced American soccer


Mexico’s manager Osorio banned for six games by FIFA

Published: July 9, 2017

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Mexico’s manager Juan Carlos Osorio has been suspended for six games by FIFA. World soccer’s governing body revealed the ban on Friday after FIFA Disciplinary Committee investigation into Osorio’s sideline behavior following Mexico’s 2-1 defeat to Portugal in the 2017 Confederations Cup third place match. Osorio was charged with “using insulting words towards the match officials while displaying an aggressive attitude towards them” after the defeat which saw Portugal equalize in stoppage time and then score the winner via a penalty kick in extra time.


FIFA suspends Mexico’s coach from Gold Cup

Published: July 8, 2017

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Mexico is holding most of its top players out of the CONCACAF Gold Cup and now it will play the 12-team tournament without its coach as well after FIFA suspended Manager Juan Carlos Osorio for six games on Friday for his actions in the third-place match of the Confederations Cup last week in Russia. Mexico, which begins Gold Cup group play against El Salvador on Sunday in San Diego, would play six games if it reaches the tournament final July 26 in Santa Clara


Germany knock Brazil off top spot in FIFA rankings as top 20 are revealed

Published: July 8, 2017

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Germany have returned to the top of FIFA’s world rankings for the first time in two years, knocking Brazil into second.


Platini loses again as Swiss judges uphold 4-year FIFA ban

Published: July 7, 2017

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland’s supreme court has dismissed an appeal by former FIFA vice president Michel Platini against his four-year ban for financial wrongdoing.


Germany tops latest FIFA rankings, USMNT falls 12 spots

Published: July 7, 2017

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There’s a new sheriff in town when it comes to FIFA’s World Rankings. [ MORE: Arsenal completes record move for Lyon’s Lacazette ] Germany has moved into the top spot following their 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup title on Sunday, while South American


FIFA rankings: USA drops 12 spots, are now ranked below Tunisia, Congo and Iran

Published: July 7, 2017

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The new FIFA rankings are out for July, and the United States men’s national team has plummeted from 23rd to 35th in the world. Now behind the likes of Tunisia, Congo, Senegal, Egypt and others, the U.S.


U.S. drops 12 spots to No. 35 in FIFA rankings

Published: July 7, 2017

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The U.S. men’s national soccer team hasn’t lost since Bruce Arena took over as coach in December, has climbed from last to third in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying table and played Mexico to a 1-1 draw on the road last month.


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