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FIFA official: WCup boycott would be 'nonsense'
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Friday a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be "nonsense."
Only tough options now for FIFA prosecutor Garcia
GENEVA (AP) — Michael Garcia faces a difficult decision after FIFA, soccer's notoriously unaccountable world governing body, released a summary of his investigation into World Cup bidding that the former U.S. federal prosecutor calls "incomplete and erroneous."
Qatar to World Cup critics: We're no vampires
DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar's sports minister says the 2022 World Cup will set a benchmark of excellence that will be "almost impossible to beat" and promised in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press that the Gulf nation will implement labor reforms in the next few months.
Olympic official: Winter Games won't move for WCup
BANGKOK (AP) — The 2022 Winter Olympics will remain in the traditional February time slot and will not be moved to make way for a rescheduled World Cup in Qatar, the head of the world's national Olympic committees said Thursday.
Canadian organization responds to lawyers' letter
TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian Soccer Association is denying allegations that it targeted players involved in a legal challenge to the use of artificial turf at next summer's Women's World Cup.
South Africa mourns slain soccer team captain
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The shooting death of the beloved captain of South Africa's national soccer team during an apparent house robbery stunned a country long accustomed to violent crime, and police launched a manhunt Monday for the intruders.
Lloyd leads US women past Mexico 3-0
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — After the United States' path to the World Cup hit a snag four years ago, Carli Lloyd was happy to help send the team through smoothly this time.
Next Women's World Cup a big chance for US soccer
The chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer.
FIFA audit panel member stood down from duty
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has removed a member of its financial monitoring panel who has been implicated in corruption.
Brazil World Cup ticket-scalping suspect gets bail
SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian judge has granted bail to a British executive charged in an alleged World Cup ticket-scalping scheme.
Messi breaks Spanish league scoring record
Lionel Messi has yet another reason to be considered among the very best to have played football as he became the Spanish league's all-time leading scorer with 253 on Saturday.
Paul Caligiuri changed US soccer 25 years ago
Paul Caligiuri changed the direction of American soccer 25 years ago.
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