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Witness says he paid $160M in bribes to soccer officials

Published: November 17, 2017

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A former marketing executive from Argentina testified Thursday at a U.S. trial that he and his company arranged to pay 30 soccer officials about $160 million in bribes over the course of several years until his arrest in 2015. Alejandro Burzaco offered the estimate in the case against three former South American soccer officials accused in the sprawling bribery scandal engulfing FIFA, the sport’s governing body


Man United profited from Danny Drinkwater move to Chelsea – sources

Published: November 16, 2017

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MANCHESTER — Manchester United made back some of their outlay to Chelsea for Nemanja Matic this summer after Danny Drinkwater moved to


Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo plays 45 minutes for under-23 team

Published: November 15, 2017

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LEIGH, England — Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has made his comeback after 209 days out injured. The 27-year-old moved a


England show ‘heart, resilience, spirit’ as praise for Joe Gomez rolls in

Published: November 15, 2017

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LONDON — John Stones believes England can take heart from going toe-to-toe with FIFA’s top two ranked sides, after Gareth Southgate’s team followed last


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.


Eriksen answers Pep’s Kane claim, insists Spurs aren’t one-man team

Published: October 16, 2017

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LONDON — Christian Eriksen has had his say on “the Harry Kane team” row, agreeing that Pep Guardiola’s comment lacked respect and insisting


Kylian Mbappe ‘more professional’ than Lionel Messi at same age – Giuly

Published: October 12, 2017

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Kylian Mbappe is “more professional” than Lionel Messi was at the same age, Messi’s former Barcelona teammate Ludovic Giuly has


Arsenal’s Wenger: Alexis Sanchez ‘in a difficult mind’ after Chile elimination

Published: October 12, 2017

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LONDON — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that Alexis Sanchez may not be in the right mindset to play this weekend after 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.


Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer facing six months on the sidelines

Published: October 7, 2017

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Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has said recovery from his latest fracture could take at least six months but he hopes to play again


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