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Platini arrested as part of 2022 World Cup probe

[ad_1] Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. AP Photo/Ronald ZakMichel Platini, the former UEFA president, was arrested in Paris early on Tuesday morning and placed in custody as part of an investigation into alleged corruption in the Qatar 2022 World Cup bidding process. Since 2015 FIFA has been embroiled in scandal and controversy, but who is involved, and what have they been accused of doing?
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Platini arrested as part of 2022 World Cup probe

[ad_1] Former UEFA president Michel Platini has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. AP Photo/Ronald ZakMichel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained and questioned by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. Since 2015 FIFA has been embroiled in scandal and controversy, but who is involved, and what have they been accused of doing? FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells
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U.S. has big issues to fix but is going one Gold Cup game at a time, starting with Guyana

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS -- Over the years, style of play has been a steady source of debate as it relates to the U.S. men's national team. The question usually centers on if the U.S. ever will reach the point where it, more often than not, plays on the front foot and dominates opponents. Or will it remain a team content to defend and counter?Much of this is specific to the opponent,
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Women’s World Cup 2019 – New lineup, similar result as USWNT dominates Chile, makes knockout round

[ad_1] 1:44 PM ETGraham HaysespnW.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.PARIS -- The United States can't officially clinch a place as the best team in its World Cup group until later this week, but it used Sunday's game against Chile to show that even its second team is among the best in the world.Despite wholesale changes to the starting
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2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup

[ad_1] 7:59 AM ETGraham HaysespnW.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.PARIS -- For the players involved, a World Cup can be a repetitive cycle of meetings, practices, meals and waiting that is interrupted only occasionally by 90 minutes of soccer. So it was hardly a surprise to find a contingent of American players wasting time at one of the
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Women’s World Cup 2019 – Are we really going to blame USWNT players for scoring, celebrating goals?

[ad_1] 7:44 AM ETGraham HaysespnW.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.REIMS, France -- The last team off the field four years ago in Canada, when it hung around amid the confetti to celebrate its third world championship, the United States was the last contender to take the field in the 2019 Women's World Cup.The Americans looked like a team
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Women’s World Cup 2019 – U.S. women make opening statement with record rout of Thailand

[ad_1] 6:54 PM ETGraham HaysespnW.com CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.REIMS, France -- The last team off the field four years ago in Canada, when it hung around amidst the confetti to celebrate its third world championship, the United States was the last contender to take the field in the 2019 Women's World Cup.The Americans looked like a team
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Should we be worried about their Gold Cup chances?

[ad_1] 1:58 PM ETESPN staffThe 2019 Gold Cup begins on Saturday, June 15 as Mexico take on Cuba in Los Angeles and the U.S. kick off their campaign to defend their crown next Tuesday with a game against Guyana in Saint Paul, Minnesota. While Mexico look just fine with nothing but wins under Gerardo "Tata" Martino, the same cannot be said of the Yanks: the Gregg Berhalter regime has been