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Soccer flare-ups are only part of the problem for the sport

Herald Sun - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
SOCCER'S A-League has a massive problem - some of its fans are so badly behaved they should be banned from sporting stadiums across the country.

China soccer growth outstrips spending by other global leagues

ABC Online - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
China is keen to become a world soccer power and is making all the right moves off the pitch to ensure future success on the playing field.
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Cleveland Teen Was Kicked Out of His Rec Soccer League for the Best Reasons

GQ Magazine - ‎12 hours ago‎
Good sportsmanship is overrated. Sports are supposed to be fun, and few things make sports more fun than people dancing, celebrating, and in general being overly-excited weirdos.

Tom Elliott hits back at criticism over soccer column

3AW - ‎21 hours ago‎
Tom Elliott has hit back at the A-League and critics of his controversial soccer column. The 3AW Drive host wrote an opinion piece for The Herald Sun published on Friday, in which he took aim at the culture of the sport and it's problematic fans.
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Former FIFA No. 2, Jérôme Valcke, Suspended From Soccer for 12 Years

Wall Street Journal - ‎9 hours ago‎
Jérôme Valcke, FIFA's former No. 2 and right-hand man to Sepp Blatter, was suspended from all soccer-related activities for 12 years on Friday, following an announcement by the FIFA Ethics Committee.

Will a new St. Louis County soccer complex saturate the market?

fox2now.com - ‎2 hours ago‎
Youth soccer supporters say "no". There are some questions as to whether the County has budgeted enough money to build the project.

Soccer club nets a win with new turf

Geelong Advertiser - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
Work on the soccer pitch has been completed, but aside from a recent photoshoot with the Geelong Advertiser, Ducks coach Colin Raj said his players would have to wait a few more weeks before they could start training on it.

100 Years of Soccer in the Snow

Paste Magazine - ‎8 hours ago‎
snow-soccer 1snow1926arsmufc January 1926 - Coin toss at Highbury for Arsenal's meeting with Manchester United. Official reports fail to mention how many times said coin got lost in the snow.
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Olympic women's soccer qualifying: Canada dominates Guyana

CBC.ca - ‎13 hours ago‎
Twenty-year-old Ashley Lawrence had a hat trick and 16-year-old Deanne Rose had two goals as Canada's women's soccer team cruised to a 5-0 victory over Guyana in its first game of the CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying tournament in Houston.
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Why NBA Players Might Soon Look Like Soccer Players

Entrepreneur - ‎5 hours ago‎
Never mind the NBA's national championship: the question of whether players' jerseys should be used as advertising vehicles is taking over the court.

The Downfall of a Russian Soccer Team

The New Yorker - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
The Russian soccer team Dynamo Moscow has its roots in a factory club that was founded in 1887, at the Morozov mill, on the city's outskirts.
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Soccer: Messi named La Liga player of the month for first time

Reuters - ‎12 hours ago‎
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has been named La Liga's player of the month for January, the first time he has won the award since its introduction in 2013.
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Premier League Soccer Star Admits Sex Act with a Minor

teleSUR English - ‎3 hours ago‎
English soccer player Adam Johnson "abused his revered position in society" by having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl who "idolised” him, a court heard Friday.

Orangetown soccer scrum as officials change residency rules

The Journal News | LoHud.com - ‎7 hours ago‎
Now a group of soccer parents complain a recent change in the town's field use policies will allow the Orangetown Mighty Midgets recreational soccer program and their World Class FC travel teams to monopolize the soccer complex at 175 Old Orangeburg ...
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English soccer star Adam Johnson admits sexual act with child

9news.com.au - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Sunderland's England international winger Adam Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming at his under-age sex trial overnight.
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Illinois youth soccer group bans 'heading' the ball for players 10 and under

WQAD.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) - The group that governs 81,000 young soccer players in Illinois says it will no longer let athletes age 10 and younger use their heads to strike the ball.

If Soccer Wants To Weed Out The Bad Guys, Here's Where To Start

Huffington Post Australia - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
This video scares me like hell. It makes me want to avoid A-League games. It makes me wonder what administrators in this country are doing to tackle bad soccer fans. The video sits proudly, front-and-centre, on the website of the Red and Black Bloc ...
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Soccer-FIFA candidate Salman signs amended human rights pledge

Yahoo Sports - ‎16 hours ago‎
Feb 12 (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa has signed an amended version of an Amnesty International pledge to end human rights abuses and corruption in the sport should he win election to soccer's top job later ...
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Victoria Police threaten to put a stop to Melbourne A-League matches if flares let off at games

Herald Sun - ‎15 hours ago‎
Police are fed up of dealing with soccer fans letting off flares. Picture: Scott Barbour/Getty. Mr Leane said police were also concerned about the rising use of explosives at soccer games that had the power to burn and sever body parts. Eight were ...

Soccer-Unpredictable league makes beating Spurs essential - Sagna

Yahoo Sports - ‎12 hours ago‎
Feb 12 (Reuters) - The unpredictable nature of the Premier League this season means it is essential for Manchester City to beat second-placed Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday to keep their title aspirations alive, right back Bacary Sagna said.
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