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World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

Nov. 23, 2021 15:47 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tiny Arab nation of Qatar has for years employed a former CIA officer to help spy on soccer officials as part of a no-expense-spared effort to win and hold on to the 2022 World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. ...

World Cup host Qatar used ex-CIA officer to spy on FIFA

Nov. 23, 2021 01:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA officer has spied on top soccer officials for years while working for Qatar, the tiny Arab country hosting next year’s World Cup tournament, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Qatar sought an edge in securing hosting...

Hamilton: F1 'duty bound' to raise awareness of human rights

Nov. 18, 2021 18:25 PM EST

Formula One is “duty bound” to raise awareness of human rights issues as the series closes its season in the Middle East, seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton said Thursday. F1 concludes its season with its inaugural races in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, followed by...

Swedish clubs sign Qatar protest, demand action from FIFA

Nov. 18, 2021 08:11 AM EST

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Sweden’s top soccer leagues signed an Amnesty International protest on Thursday that gives “a red card to FIFA” and demands that the governing body stand up for the rights of migrant workers in Qatar during next year’s World Cup. Qatar...

FIFA politics a new challenge for Ellis over biennial WCups

Nov. 17, 2021 08:19 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Since capping three decades coaching by lifting a second World Cup with the American women, Jill Ellis has taken time to reflect and embark on a different path, with new career challenges. “I’m not saying I would never go back to the sidelines,”...

Crystal Dunn finds her voice, embraces union role

Nov. 10, 2021 20:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — There was a time only a few years back when just playing the game was enough for Crystal Dunn. But a combination of factors — from the unrest following the shooting of Jacob Blake last year to the pandemic to the national team's ongoing fight for...

Expanded World Cups will dilute US-Mexico qualifiers

Nov. 10, 2021 18:35 PM EST

Taylor Twellman has played in and watched the U.S.-Mexico rivalry: intense, physical matchups in front of frenzied fans who savor the often bruising battles between the top teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean. Fervor reaches an apex in World Cup...

Fox reaches deal with UEFA for next 2 European Championships

Nov. 03, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox Sports will be the broadcast home of the next two European Championships after reaching a six-year agreement with UEFA. Fox takes over the rights from ESPN, which had covered the last four Euros. The deal begins with the Nations League in June. ...

Sepp Blatter, Platini indicted for fraud in Switzerland

Nov. 02, 2021 13:07 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Former FIFA officials Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini were charged with fraud and other offenses by Swiss prosecutors on Tuesday after a six-year investigation into a controversial $2 million payment. The 85-year-old Blatter and 66-year-old Platini now...

Swiss prosecutors indict former FIFA officials Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini on fraud charges

Nov. 02, 2021 09:57 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss prosecutors indict former FIFA officials Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini on fraud charges.