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New bid at AFA presidential election put back to next year

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The Argentine Football Association presidential election was postponed until next year after it was blocked by a civil court judge on Thursday. The judge acted on an injunction presented by a supporter of interim president Luis...

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...
Football Soccer - Euro 2016 draw - Palais des Congres, Paris, France - 12/12/15 Group D coaches Turkey's Fatih Terim, Spain's Vicente del Bosque, Czech Republic's Pavel Vrba and Croatia's Ante Cacic pose with EURO 2016 trophy REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Holders Spain start Euro 2016 campaign v Czechs

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Spain will begin their bid for an unprecedented third successive European Championship title against Czech Republic after the draw for the 2016 finals was made at the Palais des Congress on Saturday. World champions Germany...
Top Five One Man National Teams in Football

Top Five One Man National Teams in Football

Every single football fan has his own perception about the game. But the one thing that each one of us shall agree on is that football is a team game. There is no way that one player's performance can...
Luiz Felipe Scolari

Life goes on for upbeat Scolari

By Brian Homewood OSAKA (Reuters) - Former Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari was back to his old self on Saturday -- upbeat, pulling faces and reprimanding anyone who dared ask if he was still suffering the after-effects of the infamous...

Honduras international Peralta shot dead

REUTERS - Honduras midfielder Arnold Peralta was shot to death in the Honduran city of La Ceiba on Thursday, police said. Peralta, 26, was attacked by several men as he got into his car at a shopping centre in his...

Sweden sitting pretty in French Atlantic chateau

By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - One of the last teams to qualify for Euro 2016 via the playoffs, Sweden took no chances with their accommodation and booked a luxury chateau on the French Atlantic coast over a year in...

Internal FIFA probe of Blatter finds scant evidence – Handelszeitung

ZURICH (Reuters) - An internal investigation of suspended FIFA President Joseph "Sepp" Blatter has found no evidence of wrongdoing over a 2 million Swiss franc ($2.02 million) payment to European soccer head Michel Platini, a Swiss newspaper reported on...