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Global Soccer: Time Is Running Out for Last-Place Aston Villa

Global Soccer Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Westwood leaping over Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during their 1-1 draw at Villa Park in Birmingham, England. By ROB HUGHES January 17, 2016 LONDON — With a new television deal worth $ 170 million a year for each club just months away, now is not ...

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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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