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LONDON (Reuters) – He turned “You’re fired” into his reality show catch-phrase, but it was Donald Trump who went up in flames on Saturday – or at least an effigy of him did, as part of Britain’s annual Bonfire Night celebrations.

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 ZURICH — FIFA president Sepp Blatter faces an imminent 90 day suspension from football if the governing body’s ethics judge backs a prosecutor’s recommendation, a close friend and former advisor to Blatter told Reuters on Wednesday. Blatter’s long-term confidant Klaus Stoehlker said the decision by judge Hans-Joachim Eckert on the provisional suspension was expected by Friday. “There is no final decision, this is a recommendation from the lower part of the Ethics Committee to the upper part,” said Stoehlker, who added that Blatter had been informed of the development.

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Israel and Palestine play high stakes soccer

11Ago

By James M. Dorsey Israel and Palestine are playing political soccer with Palestinian football as the ball. It is a match which Israel is unlikely to win and that could prove to produce a bruising loss

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Israel struggles with racist underground

05Ago

By James M. Dorsey Israel is struggling with how to deal with groups some of which are underground that are linked to a banned nationalist political party that has emerged at the core of recent racist, anti-Palestinian incidents and include a militant soccer fan group that was responsible for last month’s violent clashes during a Europa League qualifier in Belgium between Israeli club Beitar Jerusalem and Charleloi SC

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By Tom Miles GENEVA, June 14 (Reuters) – Sepp Blatter may seek to stay on as the president of FIFA, a Swiss newspaper quoted an anonymous source close to Blatter as saying on Sunday. The report comes less than two weeks after Blatter resigned as head of the world soccer organization.

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It takes balls to take a gunshot to the testicles. But it’s the only way Jeremiah Raber can test his invention, a bulletproof jockstrap. More…

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By James M. Dorsey A warning by world soccer body FIFA president Sepp Blatter following talks this weekend with Qatari emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani that Qatar needs to do more to improve the working and living conditions of its migrant workers is the latest signal that Qatar will have to take substantive steps to fend off attempts to deprive it of its 2022 World Cup hosting rights. More..

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MEDIOTIEMPO | Agencias Londres, Inglaterra, viernes 18 de Noviembre del 2011 Rosell señaló que si la ECA no llega a un acuerdo con el máximo organismo del futbol europeo, existe la posibilidad de “organizar un campeonato propio” El Presidente ejecutivo de la Premier League inglesa, Richard Scudamore, rechazó este viernes la propuesta del Presidente del FC Barcelona, Sandro Rosell, de reducir a 16 los equipos que participan en la competición para poder programar encuentros europeos en fin de semana. “Está bien que haga esta propuesta, pero creo que la hace desde una visión muy barcelonista

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Filed under: Fútbol , Fútbol Español Esta mañana se ha dado a conocer que una gran leyenda del fútbol en España, de origen argentino, Alfredo Di Stéfano , ha ingresado al Salón de la Fama de la FIFA. El Presidente de Honor del Real Madrid, Di Stéfano ingresó este viernes en el Salón inaugurado en México, en el estado de Pachuca , por Joseph Blatter, Presidente de la organización. Este recinto además cuenta con un museo y un centro interactivo de tecnología avanzada donde los fanáticos podrán convertirse en futbolistas profesionales, aunque sea por un día

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