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Apr 16, 2015

Figo calls CONCACAF congress undemocratic

NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) – FIFA presidential hopeful Luis Figo has hit out at what he called a lack of democracy at CONCACAF’s congress on Thursday after incumbent Sepp Blatter was the only candidate given a chance to speak.

Before speeches by 10 federations from the North and Central America and Caribbean body, Blatter spoke to the congress and said CONCACAF should have an extra place in the World Cup.

Apr 16, 2015

Soccer-Figo calls CONCACAF congress undemocratic

NASSAU, Bahamas, April 16 (Reuters) – FIFA presidential hopeful Luis Figo has hit out at what he called a lack of democracy at CONCACAF’s congress on Thursday after incumbent Sepp Blatter was the only candidate given a chance to speak.

Before speeches by 10 federations from the North and Central America and Caribbean body, Blatter spoke to the congress and said CONCACAF should have an extra place in the World Cup.

Apr 16, 2015

CONCACAF congress turns into pro-Blatter rally

NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) – Hailed as “the father of football” and compared to Jesus Christ, FIFA president Sepp Blatter received backing from across Caribbean and Central American countries at the CONCACAF congress on Thursday.

Blatter received pledges of support from 10 federations as the congress quickly turned from a business meeting into a rally to back the incumbent.

Apr 16, 2015

Soccer–CONCACAF congress turns into pro-Blatter rally

NASSAU, Bahamas, April 16 (Reuters) – Hailed as “the father of football” and compared to Jesus Christ, FIFA president Sepp Blatter received backing from across Caribbean and Central American countries at the CONCACAF congress on Thursday.

Blatter received pledges of support from 10 federations as the congress quickly turned from a business meeting into a rally to back the incumbent.

Apr 15, 2015

Caribbean will not adopt block vote for FIFA presidency

NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) – - FIFA president Sepp Blatter will have to work for the votes of the 25 Caribbean soccer associations after the region’s union head said they would break with their normal practice of voting as a block.

Antiguan Gordon Derrick, president of the Caribbean Football Union which has 25 votes in FIFA’s presidential election next month, said there would be no mandate from the body, long a Blatter stronghold, to vote for any one candidate.

Apr 15, 2015

Soccer-Caribbean will not adopt block vote for FIFA presidency

NASSAU, Bahamas, April 15 (Reuters) – FIFA president Sepp Blatter will have to work for the votes of the 25 Caribbean football associations after the region’s union head said they would break with their normal practice of voting as a block.

Antiguan Gordon Derrick, president of the Caribbean Football Union which has 25 votes in FIFA’s presidential election next month, said there would be no mandate from the body, long a Blatter stronghold, to vote for any one candidate.

Apr 15, 2015

Barca, United and Chelsea headline U.S tournament

MIAMI (Reuters) – Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea will headline the 2015 International Champions Cup in the United States in July, organisers said on Wednesday.

The pre-season tournament, which has attracted huge attendances across the States, will feature 10 clubs in its third year, including three from North America’s Major League Soccer.

Apr 15, 2015

Soccer-Barca, United and Chelsea headline U.S tournament

MIAMI, April 15 (Reuters) – Barcelona, Manchester United and Chelsea will headline the 2015 International Champions Cup in the United States in July, organisers said on Wednesday.

The pre-season tournament, which has attracted huge attendances across the States, will feature 10 clubs in its third year, including three from North America’s Major League Soccer.

Apr 14, 2015

U.S. announce experienced squad for Women’s World Cup

By Simon Evans

(Reuters) – The United States head coach Jill Ellis announced her 23-woman squad for the Women’s World Cup featuring 14 members of the 2012 Olympic gold medal winning team.

The U.S open their campaign in Winnipeg against Australia on June 8 and official final squad lists do not have to be provided to FIFA until May 25 but Ellis chose to make her selection public before a series of warm-up games.

Apr 14, 2015

Soccer-U.S. announce experienced squad for Women’s World Cup

April 14 (Reuters) – The United States head coach Jill Ellis announced her 23-woman squad for the Women’s World Cup featuring 14 members of the 2012 Olympic gold medal winning team.

The U.S open their campaign in Winnipeg against Australia on June 8 and official final squad lists do not have to be provided to FIFA until May 25 but Ellis chose to make her selection public before a series of warm-up games.

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