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Home >Section 2 Around the Net > Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Michael Garcia, the man FIFA hired to investigate the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, quit his post on Wednesday, citing FIFA's "lack of leadership," saying he cannot change the culture of soccer's world governing body. Michel Platini, the President of UEFA, soccer's European confederation, later described ... Read the whole story
FIFA executive committee member Theo Zwanziger on Tuesday indicated that 2022 World Cup host Qatar must meet a March 15 deadline for specific labor reforms or it could risk losing the tournament it won the right to host in 2010. Read the whole story
Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp hinted that he could soon depart the BVB by saying he will miss the club's fans when he is no longer in charge, following Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Wolfsburg. Dortmund was forced to settle for a point at Signal Iduna Park despite taking the lead ... Read the whole story
Real Madrid's will face San Lorenzo of Argentina in Saturday's Club World Cup final after the South American champ ended a surprise run in the tournament by amateur team Auckland City with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday. European champion Real will be the heavy favorite as San Lorenzo needed overtime ... Read the whole story
Tottenham will play Sheffield United in the League Cup semifinal after thrashing Newcastle United 4-0 at White Hart Lane in the quarterfinal on Wednesday. The London club has been in good form recently, taking 10 points from a possible 15 in the Premier League, leading some to believe that slow-starting ... Read the whole story
Following Liverpool's 3-1 League Cup quarterfinal win at Bournemouth, Coach Brendan Rodgers defended two-goal hero Raheem Sterling, saying that recent criticism leveled at the England international is misplaced. With both Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli missing due to injury, Sterling, 20, played a central striking role against the Cherries. Read the whole story
Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has beaten Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero to Argentina's player of the year award for his performances for both club and country during 2014. Read the whole story

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