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FIFA confirms investigation into Real Madrid’s signing of youth players

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FIFA have confirmed that Real Madrid is currently under investigation for irregularities in their signing of youth players. Should it be deemed that the Spanish club have breached the governing body's regulations, the reigning Club World Cup and European champions could face similar sanctions to those which were handed down on Barcelona the Catalan side was barred from signing players for two transfer windows.

FIFA confirms investigation into Real Madrid’s signing of youth players

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FIFA have confirmed that Real Madrid is currently under investigation for irregularities in their signing of youth players. Should it be deemed that the Spanish club have breached the governing body's regulations, the reigning Club World Cup and European champions could face similar sanctions to those which were handed down on Barcelona the Catalan side was barred from signing players for two transfer windows.

TONI KROOS IFFHS BEST PLAY CREATOR FOR 2014

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Real Madrid Facing Possible FIFA Sanctions For Signing Of Underage Players

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Real Madrid is currently under investigation into how the club conducted itssigning of underage players. Should it be deemed that the Spanish side have breached FIFA regulations, the reigning world and European champions could face similar sanctions to those which werehanded down on Barcelona last year the Catalan club was barred from signing players for two transfer windows.

Real Madrid Facing Possible FIFA Sanctions For Signing Of Underage Players

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Real Madrid is currently under investigation into how the club conducted itssigning of underage players. Should it be deemed that the Spanish side have breached FIFA regulations, the reigning world and European champions could face similar sanctions to those which werehanded down on Barcelona last year the Catalan club was barred from signing players for two transfer windows.

Ballon d’Or: Why it should have been Neuer

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This past Monday would have been a great day to make history. Instead, January 12, 2015 will be remembered as the day where soccer players, coaches and sports experts from all over the world collaboratively could have made history but unfortunately refused to do so. Of course I'm referring to Cristiano Ronaldo being awarded the 2014 Ballon d'Or, arguably the most prestigious honor an individual player can receive.

REAL MADRID BEST CLUB THE WORLD 2014 | IFFHS

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France Football Prepares Three Ballon d’Or Covers Ahead Of Today’s Announcement

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France Football magazine has prepared three possible front covers ahead of today's 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich which is scheduled to begin at 20:00 CET (2:00pm EST).

Each cover features the three nominees for World Player of the Year: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.

France Football Prepares Three Ballon d’Or Covers Ahead Of Today’s Announcement

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France Football magazine has prepared three possible front covers ahead of today's 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or ceremony in Zurich which is scheduled to begin at 20:00 CET (2:00pm EST).

Each cover features the three nominees for World Player of the Year: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi.

Sepp Blatter

Camp is open, preseason focus, signings are coming, national teams news, more

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Jim Curtin on his focus as preseason training begins, assures fans signings are coming. Steffen comes up big as US U-20s qualify for World Cup. USMNT roster for Chile and Panama friendlies announced. More.

More Valdes rumors and other Union bits, CBA update, more news

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Latest Valdes rumors. Can the Union take advantage of "hideous" Philly sports scene? CBA negotiations update. US U-20s face El Salvador on Saturday to qualify for World Cup. FIFA loses more sponsors. More.

More FIFA fans head for the exit

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FIFA is set to lose three more World Cup sponsors
Castrol, Continental and Johnson & Johnson were among eight second-tier sponsors for Brazil 2014, along with Budweiser, McDonalds, Moy Park, Oi and Yingli. But the three firms have joined Sony and Emirates in not renewing their sponsorship deals for Russia 2018.

David Ginola To Run For FIFA Presidency, Campaign Backed By Banteriffic Bookmakers Paddy Power

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By Chris Wright

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David Ginola has announced his plans to run against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

In a video message posted on his campaign website, Ginola looking as sharp as ever made the following declaration:

"We all know that the FIFA system isn't working.

Ballon d’Or bollocks + some defensive chat

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Morning all.

Did you watch any of that Ballon d'Or nonsense last night? Not for me. I don't need to see Lionel Messi wearing a suit that nobody else would wear. Or Cristiano Ronaldo groomed to within in inch of his life. Or any of those other people in FIFA doing things. Somehow they've convinced people that this shit matters when it really, really doesn't.

FIFA Vice-President Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein Set to Challenge Sepp Blatter

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"I am seeking the Presidency of FIFA because I believe it is time to shift the focus away from administrative controversy and back to sport".

FIFA vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan has announced that he will challenge Sepp Blatter for the presidency of FIFA. Up till now only Jérôme Champagne has publicly thrown his hat into the ring to oppose Blatter for FIFA's top job.

FIFA Vice-President Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein Set to Challenge Sepp Blatter

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"I am seeking the Presidency of FIFA because I believe it is time to shift the focus away from administrative controversy and back to sport".

FIFA vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan has announced that he will challenge Sepp Blatter for the presidency of FIFA. Up till now only Jérôme Champagne has publicly thrown his hat into the ring to oppose Blatter for FIFA's top job.

Zac thanks fans, Union home dates leaked ahead of today’s schedule release, Gerrard announcement today, more

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Zac MacMath thanks Union fans after loan announcement. 2015 schedule due to be released today. Gerrard signing expected today. Latest moves from across the league including Lagerwey as GM at Seattle and report that Red Bulls have fired Mike Petke. More.

Newcastle United

Deloitte – Newcastle In Strongest Commercial Position Ever

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We finally tracked down the Deloitte report on the Money League which they published last night, and the piece where they talk about Newcastle United who are in19th position with £129.7M in revenues the highest revenues ever at Newcastle and a massive increase of 35% over the previous financial year.

FIFA Are Misinterpreting Their Own Rules On Ben Arfa

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The news today is that Ben Arfa's one game for the Newcastle U21 side this season, means that he played one game officially for Newcastle this season, and since players are only allowed to play for two clubs in a season, he cannot play for the French side Nice. Article 5.3 of the FIFA regulations [..

Transfer News

Barcelona Believes It Has Found Loopholes to Circumvent Transfer Ban

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Barcelona officials are currently examining options thatwould allow the La Ligagiant to sign players this year, despite a FIFA-imposed embargo that prevents the club from buying players until January 2016.

The Catalan daily SPORT claimsthat Barcelona lawyers have uncovered two options.

Barcelona Believes It Has Found Loopholes to Circumvent Transfer Ban

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Barcelona officials are currently examining options thatwould allow the La Ligagiant to sign players this year, despite a FIFA-imposed embargo that prevents the club from buying players until January 2016.

The Catalan daily SPORT claimsthat Barcelona lawyers have uncovered two options.

Major League Soccer

MLS to Adopt New Technology to Curb Concussions in Soccer

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A mild traumatic brain injury, commonly referred to as a concussion, is most commonly defined as a head injury that results in temporary loss of brain function. Concussions have been quite visible in the press over the last decade, after a number of former American football players have come forward to reveal that they had sustained extensive brain damage after suffering numerous undiagnosed concussions.

MLS to Adopt New Technology to Curb Concussions in Soccer

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A mild traumatic brain injury, commonly referred to as a concussion, is most commonly defined as a head injury that results in temporary loss of brain function. Concussions have been quite visible in the press over the last decade, after a number of former American football players have come forward to reveal that they had sustained extensive brain damage after suffering numerous undiagnosed concussions.

World Cup

Technology in Refereeing – Treat or Threat?

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Flash back to the England versus Germany match in the 2010 World Cup Knockout Stage, where Frank Lampard picks up the ball trickled off from Jermaine Defoe, and chips it over Manuel Neuer, the goalkeeper of Germany; the ball hits the crossbar, bounces off the line, and Neuer quickly recovers it; Lampard raises his hands in celebration, but soon puts them over his head in disbelief, as the goal gets disallowed.

Solo, Team USA Dodge Bullet

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Fourth-degree assault charges were dropped against USWNTgoalkeeper Hope Solo on Tuesday afternoon, according to Fox Sports. Although she was permitted to participate in all team activities since June, when the charges were filed, the uncertainty surrounding heravailabilityfor the upcoming 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup hadmany wondering if Team USA would have to travel to Canada without arguably the world's best keeper.

FIFA Find Long-Lost Original Base Of The Jules Rimet Trophy In Their Basement (Photo)

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By Chris Wright

Having been missing and assumed lost for many years, the square marble base of the original World Cup trophy has been discovered in storage at the FIFA headquarters.

According to BBC Sport, the blue block is the original base of the Jules Rimet trophy, whichcarries the names of the first four World Cup winners between 1930 and 1950 before it was replaced by a similar but slightly larger base in 1954.

CONCACAF commits to Hexagonal for 2018 World Cup Qualifying

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CONCACAF 2018 World Cup qualifying will feature a final Hexagonal round, the confederation announced in advance of the draw. Read More

Book Review: The A to Z of Football Hates

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The A to Z of Football Hatesby Richard C. Foster
Published byAmberley Publishing
2014, £11.69

A list will always get people talking and it's not just online that Tops 10s and A to Zs are endlessly regurgitated and refashioned. There is a healthy appetite for such exercises in book form – from the offensive/amusing likes of Crap Towns, through the mildly diverting Is it me or is .

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The Problems Inherent in the FIFPro World XI

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Revealed on January 12th, the FIFPro World XI is supposed to be a list complete with the best goalkeeper, four best defenders, three best midfielders, and three best attackers of the past calendar year. This XI is voted on by 20,000 professional soccer players from across the world, all members of FIFPro, the largest soccer player association.

FIFA 15 Ultimate Team | Team of the Year Prediction - ft. Rio Ferdinand, Barton, Walker, Akinfenwa

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EA SPORTS will release its FIFA Ultimate Team of the Year on January 12th. Based on the Official FIFPro World XI, the FUT Team of the Year gives gamers the opportunity to play with and against the best players in the world, with their in game stats boosted to reflect their outstanding form in 2014.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Curtin & Albright on draft, Edu, Kljestan, and more, Union preseason opponents, more news

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Jim Curtin and Chris Albright discuss a number of topics ahead of Thursday's draft. Report names Union's opponents at preseason IMG Tournament. Is Mix-NYCFC deal signed? Turf it is at Women's World Cup. More.

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2014 Ballon d’Or Award

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Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the second year in a row. Ronaldo, aka CR7, defeated Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer to win the top honor, and is now officially recognized as the best player in the world for the year 2014.

The 29-year-old superstar had an incredible 2014 with 60 goals scored in 56 games, and winning 4 trophies (the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and the 2013 Ballon d'Or).

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins 2014 Ballon d’Or Award

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Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious FIFA Ballon d'Or award for the second year in a row. Ronaldo, aka CR7, defeated Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer to win the top honor, and is now officially recognized as the best player in the world for the year 2014.

The 29-year-old superstar had an incredible 2014 with 60 goals scored in 56 games, and winning 4 trophies (the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and the 2013 Ballon d'Or).

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Arda Turan Claims His ‘FIFA Coach Of The Year’ Vote Was Changed From Diego Simeone To Jogi Löw

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By Chris Wright

ESCANDALO MASIVO!!!

Turkish captain Arda Turan is claiming that his FIFA Coach of the Year vote was changed from Diego Simeone to Germany'sJoachim Löw without his say-so.

The official poll showed that Turan awarded five points to Löw, three to Jose Mourinho and just one to Simeone his coach at Atletico Madrid.

FIFA 15 - Tis the season to FIFA!

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Christmas and the holiday season is officially over and what better way to combat the holiday blues and to spend your Christmas money than to buy FIFA 15 for XBox One!

FIFA 15 brings football to life in stunning visual detail so fans can experience the emotion and intensity of football like never before.

The Rest

La pérdida de más patrocinadores de FIFA

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Siguiendo doce meses de tumulto en relación con los escándalos de FIFA, tres más de los patrocinadores de FIFA han confirmado que van a juntarse con Sony y los Emirates en abandonar FIFA.

Castrol, Continental y Johnson & Johnson terminaron su alianza con el organismo gobernante del fútbol después del fin de sus contratos al final del año pasado.

La homofobia en el futbol mexicano

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La homofobia en el futbol mexicano

La FIFA investigo a la afición mexicana por conducta inapropiada en el mundial del 2014. FIFA lanzó la investigación después del partido de México contra Camerún después de quejas que venían de varios espectadores porque los hinchas mexicanos gritaban la palabra puto cuando el portero de Camerún despejaba el balón de su meta.

Rebuilding in the Premier League

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In a Premier League season where avoiding relegation is a struggle for a lot of teams, the January transfer window looms large. Read More

Edu deal official, draft previews, Diskerud signs with NYCFC, Altidore-Defoe swap, Solo charges dismissed, more

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Edu deal announced. Diskerud joins NYCFC. Reports of Altidore-Defoe swap. Domestic violence charges against Hope Solo dismissed. More.

FIFA has a choice for president

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The upcoming FIFA presidential election has another candidate, with FIFA vice-president Ali Bin Al Hussein running. Read More