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David Conn has spent years writing about corruption at Fifa. When he was granted an audience with its deposed president over lunch in Zurich, he found there was more to the man than the arch-villain of popular caricature In any account of the extraordinary rise and fall into corruption of footballs world governing body, Fifa, […]

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(CNN)Tensions in northeast Asia are among their highest in decades, amid continued missile testing by Pyongyang and saber-rattling from Tokyo, Beijing and Washington. In discussions with FIFA President Gianni Infantino this week, the South Korean President suggested a “regional bloc” including both Koreas, China and Japan could join forces to host the 2030 football World […]

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A crucial vote from local politicians has restored life to Beckhams stalled venture, but its not quite the show-stopping product he envisaged at the beginning Barely a month ago, the final whistle was set to blow on David Beckhams long-held dream of launching his own professional football club in Miami, the glitziest of American cities. […]

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John Brooks limps off with a leg injury as United States struggles to draw with Venezuela in tune-up for World Cup qualifiers Christian Pulisic scored early in the second half, defender John Brooks limped off with a leg injury and the United States struggled at the start of a 1-1 exhibition tie against Venezuela on […]

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Brisbane Roar will appeal a hefty fine from the Asian Football Confederation for not providing international buffet style meals for a group of travelling Champions League match officials Brisbane Roar will appeal a hefty fine from the Asian Football Confederation for not providing international buffet style meals for a group of travelling Champions League match […]

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Despite some market similarities and familiar challenges there are stark differences in experience and strategy Australian football has long been fascinated by Major League Soccer. A 2003 report by the National Soccer League Task Force an Australian Soccer Association brains trust charged with figuring out just what the future A-League should be featured several pages […]

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John Terry will say goodbye to Chelsea with the title, Jos Mourinho will pick his weakest team yet and Manchester City should tread carefully at Watford 1) A teary farewell from a Chelsea pensioner The best team in the league face Sunday being my last game and retiring from football, and having seen his England […]

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Atlticos famous old stadium witnessed its last-ever European night in familiar company, with a familiar outcome, but with the fans unbowed and in full voice The first roll of thunder hit with two minutes left on the last-ever European night at the Vicente Caldern. The rain poured off the roof and through it too, swirling […]

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NGolo Kant beat Eden Hazard, Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alexis Snchez to take PFA player of the year award, while Dele Alli won young player prize The Chelsea midfielder NGolo Kant has been voted the Professional Footballers Association player of the year for the 2016-17 season. The Frenchman is on course to […]

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