Friday, May 22, 2015

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The Women's World Cup host nation is ready to welcome thousands of Americans to the spectacle.
For once, a major FIFA election is untainted by claims of vote-buying. There's no need this time.
Michael van Praag has withdrawn from the election and thrown his weight behind Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein.
In leaving the FIFA presidential race, Luis Figo said the organization is "living under a dictatorship."
Dom Dwyer and Krisztián Németh led Sporting over the reigning Eastern Conference champions.
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Visa, Coca-Cola and Adidas pressured FIFA to push Qatar to deliver reforms for migrant workers.
Eric Cantona alleges the team fired him without paying nearly $1 million in salary and an equity interest.
Rene Meulensteen's six-month term as a consultant to Nick Sakiewicz will not be extended.