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Gunmen in Mexico kill 17 as FIFA tournament opens

MONTERREY, Mexico (AFP) – At least 17 people were killed in a string of attacks in Mexico, authorities said Sunday, including a shooting at a bar in Monterrey just hours after the opening of soccer’s Under-17 World Cup. Gunmen stormed the bar in Mexico’s third largest city late Saturday and…

Suarez to FIFA: In your FACE! FIFA to Suarez: Shrug

Suarez gets ready for a flying elbow drop to sportsmanship The decision of FIFA to limit Suarez’ ban to one match would be perplexing enough, if Suarez wasn’t rubbing all our noses in it: The ‘Hand of God’ now belongs to me. Mine is the real ‘Hand Of God’. “I…

Going Home

It’s no surprise, but Koman Coulibaly has been sent packing. For Wednesday’s game, FIFA have assigned Frank De Bleeckere, a Belgian with significant experience at this level, including the 2006 Champions League matches between Barcelona and Chelsea.…

Chelsea given transfer death penalty by FIFA

Breaking: Chelsea have been banned from signing any new players until 2011, after Fifa accused them of illegally inducing a French youth-team player to join the club in 2007. Fifa’s dispute resolution chamber today released a statement fining Gaël Kakuta €780,000 following a complaint from FC Lens and finding Chelsea…

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