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  • Gill refuses vice-presidential role post Blatter's re-election

    Gill refuses vice-presidential role post Blatter's re-election

    AFP News
    Gill refuses vice-presidential role post Blatter's re-election

    The fallout from Sepp Blatter's re-election as president of scandal-plagued FIFA continued on Saturday with Football Association vice-president David Gill confirming he would not take up his post on FIFA's elite Executive Board. The 57-year-old Englishman -- who was a well respected chief executive of Manchester United from 2003-2013 -- said he did not think being the British vice-president of FIFA would do his reputation any good while it is headed by Blatter and plagued by corruption …

  • Blatter says he will forgive but won't forget UEFA rebellion

    Blatter says he will forgive but won't forget UEFA rebellion

    Associated Press
    Blatter says he will forgive but won't forget UEFA rebellion

    ZURICH (AP) — Emboldened by his fresh mandate to lead world soccer, Sepp Blatter made it clear there may be consequences for European leaders who tried to oust him from FIFA. …

  • History on the agenda as Arsenal aim to retain FA Cup

    History on the agenda as Arsenal aim to retain FA Cup

    AFP News
    History on the agenda as Arsenal aim to retain FA Cup

    Holders Arsenal face Aston Villa in the FA Cup final on Saturday with a pair of historic landmarks driving the Gunners in their bid to retain the famous old trophy. A victory over Villa at Wembley would make Arsenal chief Arsene Wenger the first post-war manager to win the FA Cup six times, taking him ahead of Alex Ferguson and level with George Ramsay -- the only boss to have won six FA Cups, with his last coming in charge of Villa in 1920. There would also be a significant slice of history …

  • Falcao: prioridad es Mundial, no Copa América

    Falcao: prioridad es Mundial, no Copa América

    Associated Press
    Falcao: prioridad es Mundial, no Copa América

    BOGOTÁ (AP) — Radamel Falcao prioriza el Mundial de 2018 sobre la próxima Copa América, pero le cautiva la posibilidad de ganarla. …

  • Brazil's Santos sues Neymar, Barcelona over transfer deal

    Brazil's Santos sues Neymar, Barcelona over transfer deal

    Reuters
    Brazil's Santos sues Neymar, Barcelona over transfer deal

    Brazilian soccer club Santos said on Friday it filed a suit with FIFA seeking compensation for a breach of contract in the transfer of forward Neymar to FC Barcelona, adding to the controversy that led to the resignation of the president of the Spanish champions. Modesto Roma, the president of Santos, said the team filed the suit against Barcelona, Neymar, his father and marketing firm Neymar Sports e Marketing. "Santos believes that Barcelona, Neymar and his company violated the transfer …