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Iraq edge Qatar for final Olympic berth in Asia

DOHA (Reuters) - Iraq booked a spot at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics after edging hosts Qatar for third place at the Asian Football Confederation's under-23 championships with a 2-1 extra time win. The Qatari side, featuring many players...

UEFA finally agrees to accept goal-line technology

NYON, Switzerland (Reuters) - UEFA finally overcame its reluctance to adopt goal-line technology on Friday, approving its use at this year's European Championship and next season's Champions League. The use of the technology, which helps match officials determine whether the...

China dismiss soccer head coach Perrin – reports

BEIJING (Reuters) - China have dismissed their French coach Alain Perrin after a disappointing World Cup qualifying campaign, local media reported on Friday. Sina Sports and China Radio International said Chinese Football Association officials met with Perrin on Thursday and...
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Argentina, Uruguay want to co-host 2030 World Cup

COLONIA, Uruguay (Reuters) - Argentina and neighbouring Uruguay will bid to co-host the 2030 World Cup, Argentine President Mauricio Macri said at a joint news conference on Thursday with Uruguayan leader Tabare Vazquez. "We have decided that our best opportunity...
Jerome Valcke

FIFA ethics committee extends Valcke suspension

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's ethics watchdog has extended Secretary General Jerome Valcke's suspension from world soccer as it prepares a ruling over accusations of corruption involving the sale of World Cup tickets. The French administrator has denied any wrongdoing in...

Ethics watchdog recommends nine-year ban for FIFA’s Valcke

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's ethics watchdog has recommended a nine-year ban for secretary-general Jerome Valcke over alleged corruption involving the sale of World Cup tickets, among the dozens of scandals rocking soccer's crisis-plagued governing body. Cornel Borbely, chief investigator for...
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Top 5 worst title defences

How often have you seen champions perform shambolically the next season? Too often, isn't it. For some reason the winners of the previous season just cant recapture their old form and end up performing poorly . Many managers who are...

Scandal-hit Sepp Blatter named ‘Swiss of the Year’

ZURICH (Reuters) - Suspended world soccer chief Sepp Blatter was named "Swiss of the Year" on Thursday by a weekly magazine in his native Switzerland, on the same day he appeared before a FIFA ethics committee to face questioning...