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Moving past friendlies in UEFA and CONCACAF

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By J Hutcherson (Nov 16, 2017) US Soccer Players - Peru finally gave the World Cup playoffs what it needed, a game worth watching. With all due respect to Australia's win over Honduras much earlier in the day on Wednesday, that game quickly became an obvious conclusion.

Todas las selecciones del mundo - All national teams in the world

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Todas las selecciones del mundo - All national teams in the world

Toutes les sélections dans le monde - Tutte le nazionali del mondo

Alle nationalen Teams der Welt - Все сборные в мире

Todas as seleções do mundo - 世界中のあらゆる代表チー

Alla landslag i världen - 所有的国家队世界

جميع المنتخبات الوطنية في العالم - Dünyadaki tüm milli takımlar

Բոլոր հավաքականները աշխարհում - Alle nationale teams in de wereld

כל הבחרות הלאומיות בעולם - Wszystkie drużyny narodowe świata

Όλες οι εθνικές ομάδες στον κόσμο - oate echipele naționale din lume

ทั้งหมดทีมชาติในโลก - Minden nemzeti csapat a világon

세계의 모 국가 대표팀 - Všechny národní týmy na světě

تمام تیم های ملی در جهان - Timu zote kitaifa katika dunia

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The Nations League concept spreads

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We start the soccer news with Reuters' Simon Evans reporting that CONCACAF is planning for their version of a Nations League potentially starting in the September international window. The Nations League is a UEFA concept, put in place to replace friendlies with games that count. It's a multiple league structure for national teams with promotion and relegation and playoffs for a champion.

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Former heads of FIFA ethics committee launch consultancy

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Lausanne (AFP) – The two judges who formerly ran the FIFA Ethics Committee announced on Thursday that they have started a company to advise on good governance in sports.

Cornel Borbely, who is Swiss, was chairman of the FIFA committee’s investigatory arm, while Hans-Joachim Eckert, a German, presided over the adjudicatory chamber which banned former president of the governing body of world football Sepp Blatter and UEFA head Michel Platini, among others.

Argentina football official commits suicide over FIFA trial claims

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New York (AFP) – A former Argentine football official has reportedly committed suicide after he was accused of bribe-taking in testimony to a trial of top former FIFA figures in New York.

Jorge Delhon threw himself under a train in a Buenos Aires suburb on Tuesday, Argentine newspapers Clarin and La Nacion reported on their websites.

Argentina football official commits suicide over FIFA trial claims

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New York (AFP) – A former Argentine football official has reportedly committed suicide after he was accused of bribe-taking in testimony to a trial of top former FIFA figures in New York.

Jorge Delhon threw himself under a train in a Buenos Aires suburb on Tuesday, Argentine newspapers Clarin and La Nacion reported on their websites.

Global media paid bribes, FIFA trial hears

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New York (AFP) – A former executive who cut a plea deal with US prosecutors told the FIFA trial in New York Tuesday that media companies including Fox Sports paid bribes to secure television rights to soccer matches.

Alejandro Burzaco, the former chairman of an Argentine sports marking company, pleaded guilty in November 2015 to racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies and agreed to pay $21.

Football: FIFA defendants ‘blinded by greed,’ US prosecutors say

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New York (AFP) – Blinded by greed into accepting millions of dollars in bribes, or innocent bystanders?

Prosecution and defense lawyers opened the FIFA corruption trial on Monday, two and a half years after the United States unveiled the largest graft scandal in the history of world soccer.

Football: FIFA defendants ‘blinded by greed,’ US prosecutors say

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New York (AFP) – Blinded by greed into accepting millions of dollars in bribes, or innocent bystanders?

Prosecution and defense lawyers opened the FIFA corruption trial on Monday, two and a half years after the United States unveiled the largest graft scandal in the history of world soccer.

Football: FIFA bribery trial kicks off in New York

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New York (AFP) – 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.

Forty-two officials and marketing executives, and three companies were indicted in an exhaustive 236-page complaint detailing 92 separate crimes and 15 corruption schemes to the tune of $200 million.

FIFA human rights panel warns over migrant workers

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Geneva (AFP) – 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.

In its first report, FIFA’s newly-branded Human Rights Advisory Board issued a warning over “significant risks to workers’ rights in the final phases of the construction in Russia”.

FIFA human rights panel warns over migrant workers

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Geneva (AFP) – 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.

In its first report, FIFA’s newly-branded Human Rights Advisory Board issued a warning over “significant risks to workers’ rights in the final phases of the construction in Russia”.

Football: FIFA corruption trial opens in New York

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New York (AFP) – It was the raid that changed the face of the world’s most popular sport. Swiss police swooped in on a five-star Zurich hotel at dawn, arresting seven soccer officials at US request.

Two and a half years later, the only defendants detained in the United States who continue to profess their innocence will go on trial.

Football: FIFA corruption trial opens in New York

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New York (AFP) – It was the raid that changed the face of the world’s most popular sport. Swiss police swooped in on a five-star Zurich hotel at dawn, arresting seven soccer officials at US request.

Two and a half years later, the only defendants detained in the United States who continue to profess their innocence will go on trial.

Football: Jail for second defendant in FIFA scandal

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New York (AFP) – Costas Takkas, a British-Greek accountant and former Cayman Islands Football Federation official, on Tuesday became the second defendant sentenced to jail in the FIFA corruption scandal in the United States.

Judge Pamela Chen sentenced the 61-year-old accountant to 15 months in prison, 10 months of which Takkas already served in Switzerland after his arrest in May 2015 and prior to his extradition to the United States.

Palestinians say FIFA cowed by Israel over dispute

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Al-Ram (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – The Palestinian football chief on Sunday accused FIFA’s leadership of bowing to Israeli pressure to stay out of a dispute between Israel and the Palestinians over play in the occupied West Bank.

The world body’s ruling council declined on Friday to adopt any of three possible actions recommended by an international commission which spent more than two years looking at the long-running battle.

Palestinians say FIFA cowed by Israel over dispute

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Al-Ram (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) – The Palestinian football chief on Sunday accused FIFA’s leadership of bowing to Israeli pressure to stay out of a dispute between Israel and the Palestinians over play in the occupied West Bank.

The world body’s ruling council declined on Friday to adopt any of three possible actions recommended by an international commission which spent more than two years looking at the long-running battle.

Juventus escape punishment in Pogba case – club president

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has told the club’s shareholders that the Italian champions have been “completely acquitted” by FIFA in the transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United.

World football’s governing body were investigating French international Pogba’s transfer to Old Trafford over suspicions that a payment to agent Mino Raiola could have breached third party ownership rules.

Ronaldo eyes more FIFA success as Real Madrid dominate awards

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London (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights on a “lucky seventh” piece of FIFA silverware after collecting his fifth Men’s Player of the Year award on Monday.

Ronaldo’s Real Madrid side, who won both La Liga and the Champions League last season, dominated the 2017 Best FIFA football awards at a star-studded ceremony in London on Monday.

Ronaldo leads Real Madrid’s FIFA awards triumph

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London (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning last season saw him win the 2017 Best FIFA men’s player of the year trophy as Real Madrid dominated a star-studded awards ceremony in London on Monday.

The Portuguese ace, who has scored 44 goals in just 48 games for club and country so far this calendar year, played a major role in Real winning both La Liga and the Champions League.

Ronaldo leads Real Madrid’s FIFA awards triumph

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London (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning last season saw him win the 2017 Best FIFA men’s player of the year trophy as Real Madrid dominated a star-studded awards ceremony in London on Monday.

The Portuguese ace, who has scored 44 goals in just 48 games for club and country so far this calendar year, played a major role in Real winning both La Liga and the Champions League.

FIFA in deal to end FIFPro transfer complaint

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Zurich (AFP) – FIFA on Thursday reached a deal it hopes will lead to footballers union FIFPro withdrawing its complaint to the European Commission over “transfer market madness”.

World football’s governing body FIFA plans to launch an investigation into transfers after this summer’s record-breaking window sparked renewed unease at FIFPro.

PSG’s Khelaifi to be quizzed in Swiss World Cup probe on October 25: lawyer

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain president and beIN Media chief Nasser al-Khelaifi will be questioned by Swiss prosecutors on October 25 in a World Cup media rights probe, his lawyer told AFP Wednesday.

Khelaifi, a Qatari, “wanted to be heard as soon as possible by the Swiss attorney general’s office”, the lawyer said, adding that his client “denies any corruption” over the sale of rights for future World Cups.

PSG’s Khelaifi to be quizzed in Swiss World Cup probe on October 25: lawyer

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Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain president and beIN Media chief Nasser al-Khelaifi will be questioned by Swiss prosecutors on October 25 in a World Cup media rights probe, his lawyer told AFP Wednesday.

Khelaifi, a Qatari, “wanted to be heard as soon as possible by the Swiss attorney general’s office”, the lawyer said, adding that his client “denies any corruption” over the sale of rights for future World Cups.

Hope TV rights scandal ‘will not disrupt’ Qatar WCup: FIFA Sec Gen

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Madrid (AFP) – FIFA’s number two Fatma Samoura said Tuesday she hoped the criminal investigations into the sale of World Cup rights to the Qatari-owned beIN Media group will not “disrupt” Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

Swiss prosecutors said last week they had launched a criminal corruption probe targeting Paris Saint-Germain president and beIN media chief, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, and disgraced former FIFA executive Jerome Valcke over the sale of media rights for World Cups in 2018-2030.

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World Cup Play-Offs: Peru Secure 32nd And Final Qualification Spot With 2-0 Win Over New Zealand (Photo & Video)

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That's it. As of last night, we now know which 32 teams will be competing at the 2018 World Cup in Russia after Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 on aggregate to shore up the final qualification berth on offer.

After the first leg in Wellington finished goalless, a goal apiece from Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos was enough to seal a 2-0 aggregate victory in Lima, thus sending the Peruvians to their first World Cup in 36 years.

No Italy, no Holland, no Chile, no problem – Why a 48-team World Cup is still bad for football

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Qualification for World Cup 2018 in Russia is over. FIFA's football showpiece is supposed to be a showcase for the best of the best, but with Italy, the Netherlands, Chile and the United States...

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FIFA sets the stage for the 2026 World Cup

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On Tuesday, FIFA released the Guide to the Bidding Process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. That's the official title for the document that walks potential bidders through the requirements and expectations for staging the tournament. We already know that there are two bidders, a three-country North American bid and Morocco.

England Stride Into Under-17 World Cup Final Thanks To Second Successive Rhian Brewster Hat-Trick (Photos & Video)

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England's younglings are continuing to go great guns, with the Under-17s barrelling their way into a World Cup final on Wednesday afternoon.

This coming just three months after their Under-20 stablemates beat Venezuela to snare England's first World Cup honours since 1966 out in South Korea.

Russia 2018: Exiled Ex-FIFA President Sepp Blatter Will Attend World Cup As ‘Old Friend’ Of Vladimir Putin

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"Sorry Sepp, but you've not made it through to the judges' houses..."

Thanks to an assist from the Kremlin, Cinderella that is to say Sepp Blatter will go to the ball in Russia next year after all.

Despite serving a six-year ban from all football-related activities after being found guilty of corruption during his time in office, the deposed ex-FIFA president will still be attending the 2018 World Cup after receiving a personal invite from Russian president Vladimir Putin.

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The USMNT in Portugal

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The new look version of the USMNT currently training in Lisbon has plenty of time before playing Portugal on November 14. That's a luxury for a group that needs to get to know each other quickly.

"So each day we'll be out training, trying to build up a little bit more in terms of the team aspect of things," USMNT interim coach Dave Sarachan said in a video US Soccer provided to the media.

West Ham hires David Moyes

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West Ham United joined fellow London club Crystal Palace in making a coaching change early in the Premier League season. Like Palace, West Ham is in the relegation zone. Like Palace, they went with a known quantity in English soccer.

David Moyes takes the job with West Ham in 18th place on nine points.

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FIFA 18 Ultimate Team: A beginner’s guide

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Are you new to FIFA 18 Ultimate Team? In need of help building your squad?

Read on for our simple guide to getting up and running on the latest version of the world’s best football game.

FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) is a collectible card game in which every card is a player that can be added to your team.

FIFA 18 Ultimate Team: A beginner’s guide

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Are you new to FIFA 18 Ultimate Team? In need of help building your squad?

Read on for our simple guide to getting up and running on the latest version of the world’s best football game.

FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) is a collectible card game in which every card is a player that can be added to your team.

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Rinky Dinky L’il Kosovo Demonstrate Simple Joy Of International Friendlies By Snaffling Historic 4-3 Win Over Latvia (Photo & Video)

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While it's easy to grow despondent, borderline catatonic when it comes to international football, it would appear that there are still countries out there who actually ruddy enjoy themselves when it comes to chugging through friendlies.

Kosovo only registered as a FIFA nation in May of 2016, so all this is still pretty new to them.

News Roundup: Sam Allardryce interested in USMNT job, FIFA releases 2018 World Cup ball, Jack Elliot finishes 3rd in RoY voting

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Sam Allardyce interested in USMNT position, Donovan isn't, and more

Wednesday Kickoff: Luis Suarez praises Philippe Coutinho, Mexico fined again and more

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A former Liverpool teammate praised Philippe Coutinho while Mexico was hit with yet another fine by FIFA.

Following a summer full of rumors, Luis Suarez says that Philippe Coutinho would bring "a lot" to the current Barcelona team. (READ)

Mexico was once again issued a $10,000 fine by FIFA for"improper conduct among spectators (homophobic chants)".

ENGLAND DEFEATS SPAIN 5 - 2 IN U-17 FIFA WORLD CUP FINAL

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Fair Play Award: FIFA Pay Special Tribute To Francis Kone, The Life-Saving Togo Striker (Photos)

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As part of last night's Best Football Awards gala, FIFA took the time to pay special homage to Francis Kone, a Togolese international forward with a truly remarkable career record.

Kone, who currently plays for FC Zbrojovka Brno in the Czech top tier, has quite literally helped save the lives of not one, not two, not three, but four opponents over the course of his eight-year professional career.

Cristiano Ronaldo Crowned Best Male Player In The World, Women’s Football Pitifully Underrepresented At Latest FIFA Award Thing (Photos)

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It's no Ballon d'Or, but Cristiano Ronaldo was ordained as the best male player in the world at the 2017 Best FIFA Football Awards back-slapping buffet in London last night.

By virtue of winning the double with Real Madrid last season, Ronaldo pipped Lionel Messi and Neymar into second and third place, while Zinedine Zidane took first prize in the male coaching stakes.