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Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini Are Barred From Soccer for 8 Years

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, two of the most powerful figures in global soccer, were barred from the sport for eight years on Monday morning after being found guilty of ethics violations. The suspensions were imposed by the independent ethics committee of FIFA, soccer’s international governing body. Mr. Blatter, who ...

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Leonid Slutsky Juggles Two Demanding Jobs in Russian Soccer

MOSCOW — The Russian soccer federation announced this year that it was toughening one of the rules for teams in its top domestic league: In an effort to bolster the development of young Russian players ahead of the 2018 World Cup, club teams would be particularly limited in the number ...

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Global Soccer: Real Madrid Embarrassed at Home in El Clásico

LONDON — When the white handkerchiefs are waved en masse at the team, the coaches and the club president at Real Madrid’s stadium, it usually has drastic repercussions. It means the coach is on the firing line. The gesture is one of derision, of rejection by Real Madrid’s supporters of ...

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