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Paraguay judge rules ex-soccer boss Leoz can be extradited

Asunci - A court in Paraguay ruled Thursday that ex-South American soccer chief Nicolas Leoz could be extradited to face trial in the United States over alleged bribery and money laundering.

Kiwis 'gutted' as Peru end World Cup dream

Wellington - New Zealand football fans lamented the end of their World Cup dream Thursday after a 2-0 defeat to Peru, but said the unfancied All Whites' gritty display had done the nation proud.

Football: FIFA defendants 'blinded by greed,' US prosecutors say

New York - Blinded by greed into accepting millions of dollars in bribes, or innocent bystanders?

Football: FIFA bribery trial kicks off in New York

New York - Three South American former soccer officials were blinded by greed and accepted millions of dollars in bribes, US prosecutors told the FIFA corruption trial Monday as defense lawyers insisted their wealthy clients were innocent.

Blatter says Hope Solo's 'grabbed ass' claim is 'absurd'

Lausanne - The former head of world football Sepp Blatter said Saturday that claims by US women's goalkeeper Hope Solo that he had grabbed her backside were "absurd".

FIFA human rights panel warns over migrant workers

Geneva - FIFA's human rights advisors on Thursday criticised a lack of transparency over the condition of workers on World Cup projects in Russia, highlighting the plight of North Koreans reportedly building facilities.

Defiant Hong Kong football fans boo Chinese anthem

Hong Kong - Defiant Hong Kong football fans booed the Chinese national anthem at a home match against Bahrain Thursday, ahead of the implementation of a law making it illegal to disrespect the song.

Mexican girls fight violence with boys' own game: football

San Felipe Del Progreso - Guadalupe Garcia, an indigenous Mexican woman, was working as a maid when she fell in love -- not with her boss, like a hackneyed telenovela plot, but with football.

UN clears Qatar in migrant worker abuse probe

Geneva - The UN's labour agency on Wednesday closed a probe into the alleged mistreatment of foreign workers in World Cup 2022 host Qatar, praising a reform plan agreed by the emirate.

'Nothing to fear' as Australia plays Honduras on edge of killing field

Tegucigalpa - Australia are to face Honduras for a World Cup playoff in a Central American stadium on Friday located on the edge of a cane field notorious for being where gangs dumped corpses and dismembered victims with chainsaws.

Football: jury selection begins in FIFA corruption trial

New York - Jury selection began Monday in the FIFA bribery trial of three South American ex-officials, two and a half years after US prosecutors unveiled the largest graft scandal in the history of world soccer.

Russia faces 'very real' threat of attack at World Cup

Moscow - Russia says it will take extraordinary measures to combat any terrorist threat when it hosts the World Cup next year, as its military campaign in Syria makes the country a prime target for jihadists.

Football: Briton gets jail in second FIFA sentencing

New York - A US judge sentenced a British-Greek accountant to jail for 15 months on Tuesday, condemning his "breathtaking" fraud in helping to launder $3 million in bribes in the FIFA corruption scandal.

Syria footballers take refuge in Iraq as tables turn

Baghdad - A decade ago, Iraqi footballers used to take refuge in neighbouring Syria to pursue their career but the tables have turned in the tumultuous world of Middle East conflicts.

Emotions run high as Anne Frank row rages in Italy

Milan - Emotions were still running high in Italy, days after Lazio fans posted anti-semitic photos of Anne Frank in a Roma jersey in the stands of the Stadio Olimpico.

Georgia elects ex-football star Kaladze mayor of capital

Tbili - Georgia announced Sunday that former AC Milan football star Kakha Kaladze had been elected mayor of its capital Tbilisi.The country's election administration said on its website that Kaladze won 51 percent of the vote in Saturday's municipal election.

Barca won't be used as political tool - Bartomeu

Barcelona - Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted on Saturday the Catalan giants cannot be used by either side of a political battle over Catalonia's drive to gain independence from Spain.

Blatter says he is going to World Cup at Putin's invitation

Zurich - FIFA's disgraced ex-president Sepp Blatter has told AFP he will go to next year's World Cup in Russia at the invitation of President Vladimir Putin, despite being banned from football."I will go to the World Cup in Russia.

'Don't hit' foreign fans, Russian Cup mayor tells locals

Moscow - The mayor of the Russian World Cup host city of Kaliningrad advised locals Wednesday to leave the city on match days -- and not to hit fans."Be hospitable and friendly -- don't hit anyone," said the city's mayor Alexander Yaroshuk.

TV deal for 2026, 2030 World Cups 'advantageous' for FIFA - BeIN

Doha - The TV broadcasting rights deal agreed for the 2026 and 2030 World Cups, which is under investigation by Swiss prosecutors, was "advantageous for FIFA", a beIN spokesman claimed Saturday.

Swiss open corruption probe against PSG's Al-Khelaifi, ex-FIFA executive Valcke

Geneva - Switzerland has opened a criminal probe targeting Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the president of Paris Saint-Germain, and FIFA's former secretary general Jerome Valcke, over alleged corruption in the sale of World Cup media rights.

Gulf rivals trade barbs over 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Doha - Qatar reacted angrily Wednesday after its Gulf rival the United Arab Emirates questioned whether it should be allowed to host the 2022 football World Cup without a change of policy.

Israel police dismiss report of knife incident at Spain match

Jerusalem - Israeli police dismissed on Tuesday local media reports that a pitch invader who ran towards Spanish attacker Isco at a World Cup qualifier in Jerusalem was carrying a knife.

Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay confirm 2030 World Cup bid

Buenos Aires - Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay will form a joint bid to host the centenary World Cup in 2030, the presidents of the three countries confirmed on Wednesday.

Football: 29 hurt as French stadium barrier collapses

Amiens - Twenty-nine fans were hurt, five of them seriously, when a barrier collapsed Saturday at a stadium in the northern French city of Amiens as away supporters celebrated their opening goal.

29 hurt in French stadium barrier collapse

Amiens - Twenty-nine fans were hurt, four of them seriously, when a barrier collapsed Saturday at a stadium in the northern French city of Amiens when away supporters celebrated a goal.

29 hurt in French stadium barrier collapse

Amiens - Twenty-nine fans were hurt, four of them seriously, when a barrier collapsed Saturday at a stadium in the northern French city of Amiens when away supporters celebrated a goal.

World Cup ticket sales start Thursday

Moscow - FIFA announced Tuesday that ticket sales for the 2018 World Cup will begin on Thursday, nine months to the day that the tournament kicks off in Russia.

No sand, no problem: Beach football in landlocked Afghanistan

Kabul - At a makeshift beach in landlocked Afghanistan, children as young as eight, wearing baggy Real Madrid and Barcelona shirts with "Ronaldo" and "Messi" printed on the back, joyfully kick and chase the ball.

41 cities bidding for 2026 World Cup games

Los Angeles - Forty-one cities in Canada, Mexico and the United States have submitted bids to serve as host cities for the 2026 World Cup, officials said Thursday.
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