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The Galveston County Daily News : Soccer

December 19, 2014

Soccer

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FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Defiantly declaring that FIFA is no longer in crisis, Sepp Blatter said Friday the decision to hold the next two World Cups in Russia and Qatar won't be revoked and the governing body will publish a confidential probe into the process that picked those countries as hosts.

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Thursday 12/18/2014
FIFA meets amid crisis over Garcia's resignation
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 3:03 pm

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Amid another crisis at FIFA, President Sepp Blatter and his executive committee opened a two-day meeting Thursday to discuss the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia and whether to publish his confidential World Cup report.

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Two-speed labor system in Qatar for 2022 World Cup
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 8:02 am

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Men crammed together, dozens to a room, on bunk beds so close they can reach over and shake hands.

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Qatar: Building team to spring surprise in 2022
Updated: December 18, 2014 - 5:00 am

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It's a cold, hard fact of football: Countries with tiny populations don't generally beat big ones with deep wells of talented players.

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Liverpool advances in League Cup; Brooks scores in Germany
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 11:00 pm

Liverpool will play Chelsea in the League Cup semifinals after Raheem Sterling scored twice in a 3-1 victory over second-tier Bournemouth on Wednesday night, and Tottenham advanced with a 4-0 rout of Newcastle.

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APNewsBreak: Garcia resigns as FIFA prosecutor
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 6:05 pm

GENEVA (AP) — The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings.

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Blatter to AP: "Surprised" by Garcia resignation
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 3:01 pm

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter tells The Associated Press he is "surprised" by the resignation of Michael Garcia, the American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process.

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Resignation statement from FIFA prosecutor Garcia
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 12:01 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Statement from Michael Garcia, Chairman of the Investigatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee:

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In Qatar, migrant workers paid to be sports 'fans'
Updated: December 17, 2014 - 12:01 pm

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The men grappled with each other to board the quickly filling bus. Others wriggled in through the windows, scaling the outside, using the large wheels as footholds and leaving scuff-marks on the white exterior with their shoes.

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