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Nov 13, 2014

Soccer-England’s 2018 World Cup bid slammed in ethics report

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – England was slammed by a FIFA ethics report on Thursday for over-indulging former powerbroker Jack Warner in its attempt to win the right to host the 2018 World Cup.

England’s bid team helped an acquaintance of Warner find part-time employment in the United Kingdom and spent 55,000 US dollars to sponsor a gala event in his native Trinidad and Tobago in its attempts to win Warner’s favour, the report said.

Nov 13, 2014

FIFA’s ethics judge gives all-clear to 2018/2022 bids

LONDON (Reuters) – The soccer World Cups of 2018 and 2022 are set go ahead in Russia and Qatar as planned after FIFA’s ethics committee said on Thursday it could find no grounds for reopening the controversial bidding process.

In a long-awaited report, the committee said that “the various incidents which might have occurred are not suited to compromise the integrity of the FIFA World Cup 2018/2022 bidding process as a whole.”

Nov 13, 2014

FIFA’s ethics judge gives all-clear to 2018/2022 bids

LONDON (Reuters) – The soccer World Cups of 2018 and 2022 are set go ahead in Russia and Qatar as planned after FIFA’s ethics committee said on Thursday it could find no grounds for reopening the controversial bidding process.

In a long-awaited report, the committee said that “the various incidents which might have occurred are not suited to compromise the integrity of the FIFA World Cup 2018/2022 bidding process as a whole.”

Nov 13, 2014

Soccer-FIFA’s ethics judge gives all-clear to 2018/2022 bids

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – The soccer World Cups of 2018 and 2022 are set go ahead in Russia and Qatar as planned after FIFA’s ethics committee said on Thursday it could find no grounds for reopening the controversial bidding process.

In a long-awaited report, the committee said that “the various incidents which might have occurred are not suited to compromise the integrity of the FIFA World Cup 2018/2022 bidding process as a whole.”

Nov 12, 2014

Soccer-Iceland take centre stage in Euro qualifiers

LONDON, Nov 12 (Reuters) – Surprise packages Iceland, Northern Ireland and Slovakia will all attempt to chalk up their fourth straight wins in the wildly unpredictable Euro 2016 qualifiers which resume over the weekend.

Iceland, who have scored eight goals without conceding in Group A, travel to Plzen, the home of Pilsner beer, hoping to add to add the Czech Republic to their list of scalps after their improbable wins over Turkey, Latvia and Netherlands.

Nov 10, 2014

Volleyball – FIVB calls for release of jailed Iranian protestor

BERNE (Reuters) – Volleyball’s governing body (FIVB) has called for the release of an imprisoned Iranian-British woman who took part in a demonstration at a match in Tehran against a ban on females attending some men’s sporting events.

Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was sentenced to a year in jail on Nov. 2 for spreading anti-state propaganda, Iranian media said, after being arrested for demanding that women be allowed to watch a volleyball match between Iran and Italy in June.

Nov 10, 2014

FIVB calls for release of jailed Iranian protestor

BERNE (Reuters) – Volleyball’s governing body (FIVB) has called for the release of an imprisoned Iranian-British woman who took part in a demonstration at a match in Tehran against a ban on females attending some men’s sporting events.

Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was sentenced to a year in jail on Nov. 2 for spreading anti-state propaganda, Iranian media said, after being arrested for demanding that women be allowed to watch a volleyball match between Iran and Italy in June.

Nov 6, 2014

FIFPro wants unpaid players to be released after 30 days

ZURICH (Reuters) – Footballers should be released from their contracts as soon as they have gone 30 days without being paid, the world players’ union FIFPro said on Thursday.

“FIFPro is negotiating a change to the regulations that would see a club sanctioned and a player entitled to terminate his contract and be free to seek employment elsewhere after 30 days of non-payment,” FIFPro said in a statement.

Nov 6, 2014

Soccer-FIFPro wants unpaid players to be released after 30 days

ZURICH, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Footballers should be released from their contracts as soon as they have gone 30 days without being paid, the world players’ union FIFPro said on Thursday.

“FIFPro is negotiating a change to the regulations that would see a club sanctioned and a player entitled to terminate his contract and be free to seek employment elsewhere after 30 days of non-payment,” FIFPro said in a statement.

Nov 5, 2014

FIFA bars Italian FA chief over ‘banana’ comment

BERNE (Reuters) – Italian football federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio has been barred from holding any position with world governing body FIFA for six months over an alleged racist comment he made in August.

European soccer’s governing body UEFA has already imposed a similar sanction on the 71-year-old and the FIFA decision announced on Wednesday was another embarrassment for the FIGC, whose own investigation had cleared Tavecchio of any wrongdoing.