• Soccer-Swiss book Euro 2016 spot with 7-0 San Marino win

    (Adds details) ST GALLEN, Switzerland, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Switzerland booked a place at Euro 2016 by thrashing minnows San Marino 7-0 at home on Friday to clinch second place in Group E with a match to spare. The Swiss, who scored six second-half goals, have 18 points from their nine matches and are…

  • Walcott, Sterling extend England's winning run

    Theo Walcott strengthened his claim to a central striking role as England defeated Estonia 2-0 at Wembley on Friday to register a ninth win in nine Euro 2016 qualifiers. With record goal-scorer Wayne Rooney injured, Harry Kane led the line for England, but it was Walcott who opened the scoring in a…

  • FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeals 90-day suspension

    FIFA officially announced it on Thursday. FIFA's ethics committee met this week after criminal proceedings were filed by the office of the attorney general of Switzerland against Blatter in late September regarding a payment of nearly $2 million to UEFA president Michel Platini.

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  • Swiss approve extradition of soccer official Takkas

    By Joshua Franklin ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) has approved a U.S. extradition request for soccer official Costas Takkas, one of seven individuals arrested in Zurich in May as part of a U.S. clampdown on alleged corruption in soccer. The seven are half of the 14…

  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Messi to stand trial in Spain on 3 counts of tax fraud

    Lionel Messi will stand trial in Spain on three counts of tax fraud and could be sentenced to nearly two years in prison if found guilty. A Spanish judge on Thursday rejected a request to clear the Barcelona player of wrongdoing and decided to charge him and his father, Jorge Horacio Messi, with…

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  • Brazil vs. Chile live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch World Cup qualifying online

    The Selecao has to start their World Cup qualifying campaign without Neymar. Brazil kick off World Cup qualifying on Thursday, and they'll do it without their biggest star. Neymar is out during this entire international break, thanks to a suspension he picked up at Copa América.

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  • Soccer-Ecuador championship results and standings

    Oct 9 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Ecuador championship match on Friday Friday, October 9LDU de Quito 1 LDU de Loja 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 LDU de Quito 13 8 2 3 28 15 26 -------------------------2 Universidad Catolica Quito 13 7 2 4 22 18 23 3 Aucas 13 6 4 3 18 14 22…

  • EURO 2016: England make it nine wins out of nine

    England 2 Estonia 0: Theo Walcott's first-half injury-time goal and Raheem Sterling's late strike earn England victory at Wembley to maintain their 100 per cent qualifying record

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  • Associate says Blatter hopes to be back within 10 days

    Suspended and shamed, Sepp Blatter is still hoping to return to power as FIFA president within the next 10 days. Both Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini were given 90-day bans in the wake of a Swiss criminal case investigating financial misconduct at FIFA. Platini has also said he will fight…

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  • Soccer-Strachan still best man for Scotland, says Dalglish

    Gordon Strachan should remain manager of Scotland despite their elimination from Euro 2016, the country's most capped player Kenny Dalglish said on Friday. Strachan, whose contract expires after their final qualification match away to Gibraltar on Sunday, refused to discuss his future after…

  • Ireland upsets Germany 1-0 in Euro 2016 qualifier

    DUBLIN (AP) — Substitute Shane Long scored five minutes after coming on for Ireland to upset world champion Germany 1-0 and clinch at least a playoff place for Euro 2016 on Thursday.

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    FIFA sponsors face difficult dilemma

    FIFA sponsor McDonald's has called for a thorough investigation into allegations of wrongdoing at FIFA following the suspension of the organisation's president Sepp Blatter. As Ivor Bennett reports, the scandal engulfing world football's governing body is presenting its commercial partners with a…

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  • Soccer-Barcelona back Messi in tax fraud case

    * Barca offer 'full support' to Messi, family * Spanish club vows to fight 'external decisions' (Adds possible start date of hearings) BARCELONA, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Barcelona have given their full backing to Lionel Messi in the Argentina forward's tax fraud case and vowed to fight "external…

  • Klopp Will Bring fun to the EPL

    Jurgen Klopp has reportedly agreed to a deal that will make him Liverpool's newest manager. Considering he's one of the best managers in the world, it's a boon for the Reds, but Klopp's out-there style will also bring loads of fun to the EPL.

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  • Italy won't take Azerbaijan lightly in Euro qualifiers, says El Shaarawy

    Monaco forward Stephan El Shaarawy said Italy won't be taking Azerbaijan lightly when the Azzurri travel to Baku on Saturday looking to seal qualification for Euro 2016 with a game to spare. Amid a number of Azzurri absences through injury, El Shaarawy is being tipped to start for Antonio Conte's…

  • 4 teams to watch in Euro 2016 qualifying

    There's intrigue all over the continent, and only five of the France 2016's 24 places have been secured. When the qualification groups were drawn, Wales were ranked 51st in the world. As they come to a close, Gareth Bale and co. are sitting pretty in eighth, looking down on England, Italy, France…

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  • France beats Armenia 4-0 in friendly match

    Karim Benzema ended a one-year scoring drought with his national team in style, netting two goals and setting up another as France beat Armenia 4-0 in a friendly match on Thursday. Benzema scored twice late in the second half after providing the assist to Antoine Griezmann for France's opener…

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