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Canada vs Panama match canceled in labor, equal pay dispute

Canada vs Panama match canceled in labor, equal pay dispute

Canada’s men’s national team refused to play a match Sunday against Panama amid strained labor negotiations with the nation’s governing body, as players seek to equalize match fees and share World Cup prize money with the women’s team. The game was called off just two hours before it was set to start at Vancouver’s BC …

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German police 'ready for action' ahead of England's Nations League fixture

German police ‘ready for action’ ahead of England’s Nations League fixture

German police ‘ready for action’ ahead of England’s Nations League fixture in Munich – AP German authorities have drafted in 700 police officers to form a ring of steel security presence ahead of England’s Nations League fixture in Munich on Tuesday. Potential games between supporters “cannot be completely ruled out”, the local force has admitted, …

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Blatter, Platini finally going to court in FIFA fraud trial

Blatter, Platini finally going to court in FIFA fraud trial

GENEVA (AP) — Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini’s 11-day trial on charges of defrauding FIFA starts Wednesday — finally bringing the epic downfall of soccer’s former world leaders into criminal court. The fallout from the case ousted Blatter ahead of the schedule as president of FIFA and ended Platini’s campaign to succeed his former mentor. …

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