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Hope Solo accuses ex-FIFA president of assault

Published: November 12, 2017

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The U.S. women’s national team goaltender says Sepp Blatter sexually assaulted her at an awards ceremony in 2013.


U.S.’s Solo alleges assault by FIFA’s Blatter

Published: November 11, 2017

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FIFA corruption scandal to see first soccer official sentenced

Published: October 26, 2017

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A Guatemalan judge who once served as general secretary of his country’s soccer federation is expected to be the first person sentenced in the U.S. in the world soccer bribery scandal.


Infantino Wants VAR At 2018 World Cup, But FIFA Head Referee Warns Technology Could Kill Soccer

Published: October 25, 2017

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino, speaking at FIFA’s ‘The Best’ Awards in London, reaffirmed his hope for Video Assistant Referees (VAR) to be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. But FIFA’s head of refereeing Massimo Busacca expressed his concerns about VAR to the press at an open referee training session in Kolkata, India, saying “The day we think technology will substitute human decisions, we kill football.” Busacca’s words conjure up images of Nike’s 2014 World Cup advert where robots replace real soccer players and empty seats replace fans.


Diego Maradona: Giving FIFA award to Ronaldo and not Messi ‘hurt my soul’

Published: October 24, 2017

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Argentina great Diego Maradona admitted it “hurt his soul” to hand the Best FIFA Men’s Player award to Cristiano Ronaldo and not to


Trending: Ronaldo beats Messi, Neymar to FIFA award

Published: October 24, 2017

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


Brazil coach Tite voted for Cristiano Ronaldo over Neymar for FIFA award

Published: October 23, 2017

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Brazil coach Tite voted for Cristiano Ronaldo over his own player Neymar on his FIFA ballot for The Best Men’s Player Award. Ronaldo


Cristiano Ronaldo named Best FIFA Men’s Player for second year running

Published: October 23, 2017

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten Lionel Messi and Neymar to win The Best FIFA Men’s Player award for the


UAE official: Qatar review a must before 2022 FIFA World Cup

Published: October 11, 2017

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates –  The Emirati minister of state for foreign affairs has commented on Qatar hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup in light of the diplomatic crisis between Doha and four Arab nations. Anwar Gargash wrote on Twitter on Tuesday: “Qatar’s hosting of World Cup 2022 should include a repudiation of policies supporting extremism & terrorism. Doha should review its record.” Doha long has denied funding extremists.


Fifa to discuss longer but fewer international breaks during season

Published: October 7, 2017

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Fifa is considering introducing longer but fewer international breaks during the domestic season.


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