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FIFA lifts ban on 2026 World Cup voters publicly backing bid

LONDON — A ban on voters publicly endorsing a 2026 World Cup bid has been lifted by FIFA in the face of criticism from...
Rodchenkov: Gov’t order to protect doped Russian footballers

Russian soccer players were protected from being caught doping under direct government orders that laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said he followed to ensure cheating...
Putin meets FIFA president Infantino to discuss World Cup

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Monday to discuss World Cup preparations. ...
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland — Former FIFA vice president Chung Mong-joon has won his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to be allowed to...
FIFA urged to scrap Chechnya as World Cup base for Egypt

FIFA approved Chechnya as a World Cup base for Egypt and immediately met calls on Friday to reverse its decision in the face of...
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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A federal judge in Argentina has rejected an extradition request by the United States for the former CONMEBOL secretary general...
FIFA president praises Russian World Cup preparations

HANOI, Vietnam — FIFA's president has praised Russia's preparations for this summer's World Cup. ...
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MOSCOW — A Russian national team player is under investigation for doping by FIFA, according to the Russian government. ...
FIFA meets with Spanish officials to discuss govt. meddling

MADRID — FIFA and Spanish officials are calling for a quick resolution to the problems involving Spain's soccer federation, but there are no warnings...
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GENEVA — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims to have "new facts" and wants to re-open the financial misconduct case that led to his...

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