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fifa targets gay slurs by chile, mexico fans in russia


st. petersburg, russia (ap) — in a bid to rid the world cup of gay slurs, fifa will get tough with latin american fans in russia. fifa has ordered tighter monitoring of offensive incidents at confederations cup matches, and wants referees to stop play if fans persist. fifa secretary general fatma samoura says curbing problems […]






fifa targets gay slurs by chile, mexico fans in russia


in a bid to rid the world cup of gay slurs, fifa will get tough with latin american fans in russia.






fifa bans lionel messi for 4 world cup qualifying games


lionel messi has been banned from argentina's next four world cup qualifiers, starting with tuesday's game in bolivia. fifa says messi was banned for verbally abusing an assistant referee during a home qualifier against chile on thursday. fifa intervened when the incident was not initially reported...






us, canada, mexico ask fifa for faster world cup bid process


geneva (ap) — the north american bid to host the 2026 world cup has asked fifa for a decision in june 2018, two years ahead of schedule. in a letter seen by the associated press, the soccer federations from the united states, canada and mexico asked fifa to consider their request next month in bahrain […]






messi faces fifa action for insults in world cup qualifier


fifa says it has opened a disciplinary case against lionel messi after tv pictures showed the argentina forward verbally abusing a match official in a world cup qualifying game against chile.






messi faces fifa action for insults in world cup qualifier


zurich (ap) — fifa says it has opened a disciplinary case against lionel messi after tv pictures showed the argentina forward verbally abusing a match official in a world cup qualifying game against chile. fifa can judge messi before tuesday’s qualifier in bolivia and impose a ban if a red card was justified. the incident […]






fans are divided by the choice of fifa 18 cover star


ea sports has announced that real madrid and portugal star, cristiano ronaldo, is the new fifa 18 cover star. he’ll feature on the cover of this year’s edition of the game, but a special fifa 18 ‘ronaldo edition’ will also be released alongside the standard edition. the portuguese forward’s involvement with fifa 18 goes as far as ea […] the post fans are divided by the choice of fifa 18 cover star appeared first on fandom powered by wikia.






fifa bans lionel messi for four world cup qualifying games


lionel messi has been banned from argentina's next four world cup qualifiers, starting with tuesday's game in bolivia. messi was banned for “having directed insulting words at an assistant referee” during a home qualifier against chile on thursday, fifa said hours before kickoff in la paz. “this...






u.s., canada, mexico ask fifa for faster world cup bid process


the north american bid to host the 2026 world cup has asked fifa for a decision in june 2018, two years ahead of schedule.






us, canada, mexico ask fifa for faster world cup bid process


the north american bid to host the 2026 world cup has asked fifa for a decision in june 2018, two years ahead of schedule.






2026 world cup in north america? seems certain, but of course, fifa has final sa


at meetings in bahrain, fifa's ruling council recommended allowing three more months for rival bids to come forward. the u.s.-mexico-canada effort had pushed for a fast-track decision this week.






russia accuses fifa of overcharging on world cup tv rights


host russia has accused fifa of overcharging for tv rights for next year's world cup to cover financial difficulties.






joining world cup bid with mexico could help u.s. gain fifa support


a final on or around the 250th anniversary of the declaration of independence. modern stadiums across the united states and perhaps in mexico and canada, too.






mlb reviews security at all parks after fenway racial slurs


major league baseball is reviewing its security protocols in all 30 stadiums after orioles outfielder adam jones complained of fans shouting racial slurs in boston this week and other black players reacted by saying it's a common reality when playing in several cities.






at estadio azteca, u.s., mexico fans get along but passion shows through


three u.s. fans unfurled a city of chicago flag with the slogan, "build bridges not walls," outside mexico city's estadio azteca before sunday's u.s.-mexico world cup qualifying match, and they posed for pictures with their mexican counterparts.






“it’s pathetic.” adam jones says fans yelled racial slurs at him at fenway park


orioles center fielder adam jones said he was taunted with racial slurs at fenway park during baltimore's game against the boston red sox.






red sox apologize for fans' racial taunts toward adam jones


red sox president sam kennedy is apologizing for fans taunting orioles center fielder adam jones with racial slurs.






red sox apologize for fans' racial taunts toward adam jones


boston red sox president sam kennedy is apologizing for fans at fenway park taunting baltimore orioles center fielder adam jones with racial slurs.






red sox apologize for fans' racial taunts toward adam jones


boston red sox president sam kennedy is apologizing to baltimore orioles center fielder adam jones after fans at fenway park taunted him with racial slurs.






mlb reviews security at all parks after fenway racial slurs


boston (ap) — major league baseball is reviewing its security protocols in all 30 stadiums after orioles outfielder adam jones complained of fans shouting racial slurs in boston this week and other black players reacted by saying it’s a common reality when playing in several cities. it’s not yet clear what changes might be made, […]






friendly or not, loss to croatia doesn't bode well for mexico's coach


the last time the mexican national team played in california, it was humiliated by chile in the quarterfinals of the copa america centenario. the 7-0 score — mexico’s worst loss in 88 years — was greeted with apocalyptic horror back home, with espn’s david faitelson saying it “could mark this generation...






fifa audit official admits bribery in us federal probe


zurich (ap) — the sprawling american investigation of bribery and corruption in international soccer has reached into asia and claimed the first guilty plea from a senior official in the new fifa leadership. a member of the fifa audit and compliance committee, richard lai of guam, was provisionally suspended friday by the fifa ethics committee […]






fifa sends 1,300-page corruption probe to swiss prosecutors


geneva (ap) — fifa has sent 1,300 pages of internal investigation reports into suspected bribery and corruption to switzerland’s attorney general. however, fifa said friday it was legally barred from publishing the full reports or commenting on the evidence or conclusions. the documents complete a 22-month probe by legal firm quinn emanuel, which fifa retained […]






fifa sends 1,300-page corruption probe to swiss prosecutors


geneva (ap) — fifa has sent 1,300 pages of internal investigation reports into suspected bribery and corruption to switzerland’s attorney general. however, fifa said friday it was legally barred from publishing the full reports or commenting on the evidence or conclusions. the documents complete a 22-month probe by legal firm quinn emanuel, which fifa retained […]






russia fires cruise missiles at isil targets in syria


four kalibr cruise missiles, launched from warships in the mediterranean, hit their targets near palmyra, kremlin says.






mexico targets suppliers, buyers in move against fuel theft


mexico is embarking on a strategy to combat illegal pipeline thefts that includes going after those who purchase and deal in stolen fuel as well as the thieves, the country's treasury secretary said tuesday.






u.s., mexico and canada announce joint world cup 2026 bid


at a time when the political leaders of the united states, mexico and canada are talking about barriers, the presidents of the soccer federations from the three countries joined in unity monday, declaring their intention to submit an unprecedented three-nation bid to host the 2026 fifa world cup....






us could gain fifa support through mexico, canada joint bid


new york (ap) — a final on or around the 250th anniversary of the declaration of independence. modern stadiums across the united states and perhaps in mexico and canada, too. a north american world cup in 2026 with 48 nations would be far larger and played in almost all different venues than the 24-team event […]






fifa 18 trailer, release date, news and rumors


here's everything we know, and everything we want to see in this year's fifa.






fifa 18 release date, news and rumors


here's everything we know, and everything we want to see in this year's fifa.






correction: chile-wildfires story


in a story jan. 26 about wildfires in chile, the ociated press reported erroneously that a series of fires had destroyed about 385,000 acres (160,000 hectares). according to chile's national forestry agency, the fires burned 716,540 acres (289,974) hectares from jan. 15-26.






lionel messi wins fifa appeal, ban lifted


argentina captain lionel messi was cleared by fifa on friday to play in the next three world cup qualifiers after a ban for insulting a referee's assistant was lifted. messi already served one match of the four-match ban that was imposed when the fifa disciplinary committee gave its ruling hours...






us soccer: trump encouraging a world cup with mexico, canada


far from impeding a world cup bid, souring diplomatic relations between the united states and mexico emboldened those country’s soccer leaders to find common ground through pursing one of the biggest events in sports. the u.s. could have gone it alone trying to host the 2026 world cup, but it is seeking goodwill from fifa […]






us soccer: trump encouraging a world cup with mexico, canada


far from impeding a world cup bid, souring diplomatic relations between the united states and mexico emboldened those country’s soccer leaders to find common ground through pursuing one of the biggest events in sports. the u.s. could have gone it alone trying to host the 2026 world cup, but it is seeking goodwill from fifa […]






mlb insider: finally condemning racial slurs


the red sox and major league baseball both addressed the issue of racial slurs this week after an ugly incident at fenway park