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US judge denies bail request from FIFA fraud suspect

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A US judge on Wednesday refused to release a FIFA corruption scandal suspect on bail, saying the man's proposal to post $5 million was not enough.

Judge Robert Levy scheduled a new hearing February 23 for the suspect, Eduardo Li, the former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation.

US judge denies bail request from FIFA fraud suspect

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A US judge on Wednesday refused to release a FIFA corruption scandal suspect on bail, saying the man's proposal to post $5 million was not enough.

Judge Robert Levy scheduled a new hearing February 23 for the suspect, Eduardo Li, the former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation.

Some Soccer News for Feb 2, 2016

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It's Day 33 of 2016.


In response to the USA Department of Justice investigation that has unearthed financial crimes across CONCACAF + CONMEBOL the parent organization FIFA has suspended all funding of those two federations. SUSPENDED! This stoppage is currently holding up at least $10 Million to each federation.

Tuesday Kickoff: Buffon, La Liga, FIFA and more

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Still years away, a legend between the pipes has decided to reveal when he will step away from the game while transfer news continues to dominate the headlines this Tuesday.

Juventus and Italy national team goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon revealed he will retire from soccer following the 2018 World Cup.

Gianni Infantino

Meeting the FIFA Presidential Candidates

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On January 26th FIFA confirmed five candidates: Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, Gianni Infantino, Tokyo Sexwale and Jerome Champagne. The election will be held on the 26th of February in Zurich. This election will be the first since 1998 without Sepp Blatter, who stepped down in 2015 ("Fifa Presidency", 2016).

European Clubs against 40-team World Cup

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The European Club Association (ECA) insisted Tuesday that extending the World Cup from 32 to 40 teams would put too much burden on clubs and inflict physical overload on players.

"We are satisfied with the balance of interest and any change would need very careful review," insisted ECA vice-president Umberto Gandini.

European Clubs against 40-team World Cup

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The European Club Association (ECA) insisted Tuesday that extending the World Cup from 32 to 40 teams would put too much burden on clubs and inflict physical overload on players.

"We are satisfied with the balance of interest and any change would need very careful review," insisted ECA vice-president Umberto Gandini.

FIFA election candidates avoid soccer’s real problems

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The battle for the FIFA presidency has turned into a grueling round-the-globe marathon for the five candidates but observers say they are avoiding the real problems facing the scandal-infected world football body.

With Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa and UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino leading the pack, many will descend on an African congress in Rwanda on Friday and quickly move on to Miami for a meeting of north and central American soccer nations.

FIFA election candidates avoid soccer’s real problems

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The battle for the FIFA presidency has turned into a grueling round-the-globe marathon for the five candidates but observers say they are avoiding the real problems facing the scandal-infected world football body.

With Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa and UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino leading the pack, many will descend on an African congress in Rwanda on Friday and quickly move on to Miami for a meeting of north and central American soccer nations.

Alex Ferguson throws weight behind Gianni Infantino bid

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Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson on Wednesday became the latest high-profile football figure to declare his support for Gianni Infantino's FIFA presidential bid.

"In my role as ambassador to UEFA over the last few years I've got to know Gianni very well," Ferguson, 74, said in a video message posted on Infantino's campaign website.

Alex Ferguson throws weight behind Gianni Infantino bid

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Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson on Wednesday became the latest high-profile football figure to declare his support for Gianni Infantino's FIFA presidential bid.

"In my role as ambassador to UEFA over the last few years I've got to know Gianni very well," Ferguson, 74, said in a video message posted on Infantino's campaign website.

Midday Ticker: Guardado, Infantino, Vardy and more

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FIFA's presidential race is heating up, but the main storyline this Tuesday is the injury of a Mexican international playing abroad.

Mexican midfielder Andres Guardado, 29, will be sidelined for "some weeks" after suffering a hamstring injury during PSV Eindhoven's 4-2 win vs. De Graafschap on Saturday.

Jose Mourinho and stars endorse Infantino’s FIFA bid

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A stellar cast of soccer figures including Jose Mourinho and Luis Figo appeared in support of Gianni Infantino's FIFA presidential bid at an event at London's Wembley Stadium on Monday.

UEFA general secretary Infantino, who is bidding to succeed the disgraced Sepp Blatter in the February 26 election in Zurich, was accompanied by a host of glittering names from the game as he outlined his plans for the first 90 days of his presidency.

Jose Mourinho and stars endorse Infantino’s FIFA bid

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A stellar cast of soccer figures including Jose Mourinho and Luis Figo appeared in support of Gianni Infantino's FIFA presidential bid at an event at London's Wembley Stadium on Monday.

UEFA general secretary Infantino, who is bidding to succeed the disgraced Sepp Blatter in the February 26 election in Zurich, was accompanied by a host of glittering names from the game as he outlined his plans for the first 90 days of his presidency.

Thursday Kickoff: De Bruyne, Copa del Rey, Neymar and more

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A Wednesday full of thrilling cup action has left plenty of stories to read about this morning, including the timetable for return of a Belgian star.

Manchester City recorded an impressive 4-3 aggregate victory against Everton in the English League Cup semifinals on Wednesday, but there was bad news for the Citizens as midfielder Kevin De Bruyne suffered a right-knee injury that may keep him out for weeks.

FIFA’s presidential candidates stepping up campaigns as election approaches

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The five candidates to take over the FIFA presidency from the banned Sepp Blatter stepped up the frantic hunt for votes Tuesday as the campaign entered the final month. FIFA sent a formal notice to the 209 member associations on Tuesday confirming that Prince Ali bin al Hussein, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa, Gianni Infantino, Tokyo Sexwale and Jerome Champagne would take part in the Feb.

FIFA’s presidential candidates stepping up campaigns as election approaches

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The five candidates to take over the FIFA presidency from the banned Sepp Blatter stepped up the frantic hunt for votes Tuesday as the campaign entered the final month. FIFA sent a formal notice to the 209 member associations on Tuesday confirming that Prince Ali bin al Hussein, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa, Gianni Infantino, Tokyo Sexwale and Jerome Champagne would take part in the Feb.

Lionel Messi

Midday Ticker: Ronaldo's future, Messi, Everton and more

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Two of the game's biggest stars dominated afternoon headlines on Monday, while Everton is set to be purchased by two American investors over the coming days.

Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo said he will remain in Madrid for the final two years left on his current contract before making a decision on his future, saying: "I want to stay here for two more years, and then we'll see about the future.

Major Link Soccer: 2022 World Cup in USA if Champagne has his way

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FIFA Presidential candidate Jerome Champagne believes the United States should directly be made the 2022 World Cup host if Qatar is stripped of the tournament.

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It could be a ploy to get the American vote in the FIFA presidential election, but candidate Jerome Champagne went on the record Tuesday and stated that "The United States should directly get to host the 2022 World Cup if Qatar is stripped of the tournament ".

Soccer Politics

Soccer News: Leicester City keeps it up in the Premier League

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Leicester City makes the soccer news with another convincing win while Premier League ticket prices become an issue across England. Read More

Robbie Rogers, Sexuality and the Institution of Football

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On May 26, 2013, Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Robbie Rogers became the first openly gay male to compete within a major North American professional sports league, stepping onto the pitch in the 77th minute of his club's match against the Seattle Sounders and demonstrating, even if for only several minutes, a liberation he had never.

“Era Gol de Yepes”

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"Era gol de yepes" es quizá una de las frases más repetidas en la historia reciente de Colombia. Para los que no saben, la existencia de esta frase se devuelve al año 2014, específicamente al partido Brasil contra Colombia por los cuartos de final del mundial de futbol. Hasta ese día, todo era felicidad para.

Soccer News: Stuart Holden retires

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USMNT player Stuart Holden announces his retirement and FIFA withholding funds from CONCACAF becomes a campaign issue in the soccer news. Read More

Soccer News: The transfer market and FIFA politics

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The January 2016 transfer market closes with a coach the major news in England while FIFA cuts off funds to CONCACAF and CONMEBOL. Read More

Soccer News: Iceland opens the USMNT’s 2016 schedule

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Soccer News: FIFA politics is at it again

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The FIFA presidential election is already seeing the voting blocks we're used to from prior campaigns and squad issues for MLS teams. Read More

Soccer News: MLS prepares for the preseason

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MLS teams are getting their 2016 squads together to start preseason training with the Columbus Crew making the move for a veteran. Read More

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Major Link Soccer: US Soccer sues the USWNT players union

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Things are getting testier in the world of US women's soccer. DC United is calling out Orlando for their tampering. Is San Francisco's new NASL team an elaborate joke?

Seattle

You may have missed the Sounders' first preseason match in Arizona on Wednesday, and I can say for sure that if you weren't there in person, the best you got was a rather subpar cell phone feed.

FIFA 16 Roster Update: Philadelphia Union Edition

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As the transfer window rolls on, we take a look at how it impacts the roster on FIFA 16.

MLS is often overlooked when it comes to the worlds most popular soccer video game, FIFA 16 and understandably so. Most would rather play with the highly rated squads in the major European leagues than mess around with a league full of players with mid-60's overall ratings and the occasional aging superstar.

African continent

South African media says Tokyo Sexwale may lose Africa’s support

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Africa's FIFA presidential contender Tokyo Sexwale risks losing the continent's backing and may be asked to pull out of the race, South African newspaper reports said on Sunday.

Two local Sunday papers made the speculation ahead of the Friday meeting of the leadership of the 53-member Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Kigali due to decide which candidate to support.

South African media says Tokyo Sexwale may lose Africa’s support

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Africa's FIFA presidential contender Tokyo Sexwale risks losing the continent's backing and may be asked to pull out of the race, South African newspaper reports said on Sunday.

Two local Sunday papers made the speculation ahead of the Friday meeting of the leadership of the 53-member Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Kigali due to decide which candidate to support.

Infantino

Presidencia de la FIFA: Infantino minimiza acuerdo Asia-Africa de Salman

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El candidato a la presidencia de la FIFA Gianni Infantino, minimizó este martes el acuerdo entre las confederaciones africana y asiática, presidida por su principal rival, el jeque bahreiní Salman.

El acuerdo de cooperación entre la Confederación Asiática (AFC, con 46 votos) y la Africana (CAF, con 54 sobre 209 votantes) presagia un acuerdo electoral que dejaría casi en mayoría al jeque Salman si ambas confederaciones se unen en la votación del 26 de febrero para reemplazar a Joseph Blatter.

Presidencia de la FIFA: Infantino minimiza acuerdo Asia-Africa de Salman

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El candidato a la presidencia de la FIFA Gianni Infantino, minimizó este martes el acuerdo entre las confederaciones africana y asiática, presidida por su principal rival, el jeque bahreiní Salman.

El acuerdo de cooperación entre la Confederación Asiática (AFC, con 46 votos) y la Africana (CAF, con 54 sobre 209 votantes) presagia un acuerdo electoral que dejaría casi en mayoría al jeque Salman si ambas confederaciones se unen en la votación del 26 de febrero para reemplazar a Joseph Blatter.

Alejandro Dominguez

Scandal-hit South American football federation elect new president Alejandro Dominguez

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South American soccer confederation CONMEBOL looks to clean its image by choosing a new president Tuesday, as three of its former heads face US indictments in the FIFA corruption scandal.

After being searched this month by investigators probing alleged bribes, CONMEBOL's headquarters in Paraguay now hosts football chiefs from 10 countries who will choose a new leader and decide who to back for FIFA president.

Scandal-hit South American football federation elect new president Alejandro Dominguez

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South American soccer confederation CONMEBOL looks to clean its image by choosing a new president Tuesday, as three of its former heads face US indictments in the FIFA corruption scandal.

After being searched this month by investigators probing alleged bribes, CONMEBOL's headquarters in Paraguay now hosts football chiefs from 10 countries who will choose a new leader and decide who to back for FIFA president.

The Rest

Zinedine Zidane: A Living Legend

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Zinedine Zidane es considerado uno de los mejores futbolistas en toda la historia del deporte. Famoso por su elegancia y facilidad con el balón, no era sólo un famoso jugador francés, sino también una cara internacional para el juego del fútbol. El atleta nació en el año 1972, y comenzó a jugar al fútbol.

USMNT holds steady in latest FIFA rankings

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There are many movers in the latest edition of the FIFA rankings, but the U.S. Men's National Team is not one of them.

In spite of a 3-2 friendly win against Iceland, the USMNT is still 32nd in the world according to February's edition of the rankings. CONCACAF rival Costa Rica lost a contest against Venezuela, 1-0, on Tuesday, but managed to climb six spots in the rankings into 31st.

Television Rights – How the Premier League and FIFA are the Big Winners

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Television Rights – How the Premier League and FIFA are the Big Winners - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

From next season, it will cost Sky or BT around £10 million to broadcast each game, with the new television rights finally coming into practice. The deal, worth around £5.1 billion, will see the bottom team of next season's Premier League collect £99 million, the same amount Chelsea got last season when they won the trophy.

SonarFeed FIFA Tournament '16 raises more than $11,000 for Lamar Neagle Foundation

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In four years, a group of live vloggers has generated around $25,000 for Lamar's foundation to put towards youth programs in South King and North Pierce counties.

It started as a little tournament featuring a couple friends playing EA's FIFA. It is now a behemoth event raising five figures which draws the attention and participation of hundreds.