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Royal Roundup: Former FIFA bosses charged with fraud

NWSL 2022 draft details announced, Santo replaced by Conte at Tottenham, Mexico fined again by FIFA, and more...

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Former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter and FIFA VP/UEFA Pres. Michael Platini have been indicted for fraud and other crimes in Switzerland. The charges come from the raid on the FIFA offices back in 2015, and the resulting fallout that forced both to resign their positions.

[CBS][TheScore][SI]


REAL SALT LAKE / UTAH

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MLS / USL / NWSL

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USA

  • [USSOC] Tickets for the USMNT vs Mexico world cup qualifier in Cincinnati are sold out.

INTERNATIONAL

  • [CBS][TheScore][SI] Former FIFA bosses Sepp Blatter and Michael Platini have been indicted for fraud in Switzerland.
  • [Guardian] Nuno Espírito Santo fired as coach of Tottenham Hotspur, Antonio Conte named as replacement.
  • [APN] Barcelona and Juventus both booked their berths to the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds.
  • [SI] Mexico has been fined by FIFA again for homophobic chants. Team will also play 2 world cup qualifier games without fans.

LAST WORD

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