Michel Platini Confirms He Will Run for FIFA President

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GENEVA—Michel Platini has launched his campaign to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, aiming to give the scandal-hit governing body “the dignity and the position...

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    FIFA Expels Chuck Blazer for Life for Bribery, Corruption

    GENEVA—Chuck Blazer was banned for life by FIFA’s ethics committee on Thursday for widespread corruption, finally ending the career of the longtime most senior American... Read more

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    Carli Lloyd Becomes Captain America for US Women

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia—For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd’s Wikipedia page listed her position as “President of the United States.” More like Captain America... Read more

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    US Defeats Japan 5–2 for 3rd WWC Title

    VANCOUVER, Canada—Carli Lloyd scored a hat trick in the first 16 minutes of the game, and the United States went on to blitz Japan 5–2 to... Read more

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    Canada Successfully Pulls Off Hosting of FIFA Women’s World Cup

    Call it a success, but just not an overwhelming one. Canada pulled it off without a hitch—hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament across five... Read more

  • Germany's Alexandra Popp (18) and USA's Carli Lloyd (10) battle for a header in Women's World Cup semifinal action in Montreal on June 30, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Ryan Remiorz)

    Carli Lloyd Captains USA to Semifinal Win Over Germany

    MONTREAL—Carli Lloyd did what a captain is supposed to do in the big moments. The U.S. captain converted a penalty and set up Kelley O’Hara’s... Read more

  • England’s Karen Bardsley snags a ball while under pressure in FIFA Women's World Cup action against Norway at Lansdowne Stadium on June 22, 2015 in Ottawa. Bardsley was chosen as player of the match. (Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

    England’s Sampson Expects ‘Tight’ Women’s World Cup Quarterfinal Against Canada

    OTTAWA—England earned the right to face Canada in the FIFA Women’s World Cup quarterfinals with a gritty come-from-behind 2–1 win over Norway on Monday. England... Read more

  • Canadian midfielder Ashley Lawrence (L) celebrates her goal against Netherlands along with teammate Allysha Chapman in FIFA Women's World Cup action on June 15, 2015 in Montreal. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

    Canada Tops Group at FIFA Women’s World Cup

    MONTREAL—Mission accomplished for Canada, just barely. The Canadian women finished atop Group A—their first objective at the FIFA Women’s World Cup—after a 1–1 draw with... Read more

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    FIFA’s Top Spokesman Leaves Job, Blatter Urged to Do Same

    GENEVA—FIFA’s top spokesman left his job Thursday, hours after Sepp Blatter was urged to do the same by the European Parliament. FIFA communications director Walter... Read more

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    Favorites Take Charge in FIFA Women’s World Cup

    The FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada is off to a terrific start with encouraging attendance and television viewership for Canada and the U.S.—and some... Read more

  • Atletico Madrid winners of the HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens Cup at the Hong Kong Football Club on Sunday May 31, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Atletico Madrid win HKFC Citibank Soccer 7’s Cup

    HONG KONG—The HKFC Citibank soccer 7’s saw an exciting end to the tournament on Sunday May 31 when first time visitors Atletico Madrid came back... Read more

  • FIFA President Sepp Blatter leaves after a press conference at the headquarters of the world's football governing body in Zurich on June 2, 2015. (Valeriano Di Domenico/AFP/Getty Images)

    Head of FIFA Sepp Blatter Resigns as Law Enforcement Closes In

    Just four days after winning his re-election as FIFA president—and six days after a corruption crisis engulfed FIFA—Sepp Blatter is stepping down and relinquishing his... Read more

  • Harry Panayiotou of Leicester City FC (player of the tournament 2013) on the ball in their match against Hong Kong’s BC Rangers in the HKFC Citibank Soccer Sevens 2014. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    HKFC Citibank Soccer 7’s Set for this Weekend in Hong Kong

    HONG KONG—The HKFC Citibank soccer 7’s takes place this weekend, May 29-31 at the Hong Kong Football Club ground at Sports Road, Happy Valley. There... Read more

  • Preparing for scrutiny. Wednesday’s FIFA press conference gets ready to roll. (Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images)

    FIFA Meeting Begins With a Bang as Arrests Put Corruption Top of the Agenda

    FIFA’s annual meetings are normally formulaic affairs where everything happens to plan: grand speeches are held, pats on the back are summarily dished out and,... Read more

  • HKFC (Blue) and Kwun Tong players challenge for the ball in the penultimate HKFA Division 1 match at Sports Road on Sunday May 16, 2015. (Eddie So)

    Kitchee Win HKFA Cup

    HONG KONG—The final of the HKFA Cup was played last Sunday May 17 at Mong Kok Stadium as the Premier League teams’ s domestic season... Read more

  • Sun Hei goalkeeper made some important saves, including this shot during their 3-2 defeat to Lucky Mile, at Sports Road on Sunday May 10, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Kitchee Premier League Champions

    HONG KONG – The final round of games in the inaugural Premier League campaign were all played last Saturday 9 May. Given that Kitchee had... Read more

  • Montreal Impact midfielder Ignacio Piatti knocks the ball away from Club América defender Paul Aguilar at Stade Olympique in Montreal. Club América won CONCACAF Champions League with an outstanding performance on April 29, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

    Montreal Impact’s Miraculous Run Falls Short Against Club América

    MONTREAL—The Montreal Impact almost pulled off the unthinkable—winning CONCACAF Champions League by beating arguably the region’s greatest team, Club América of Mexico. But in the... Read more

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