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Vladimir Putin accuses US of meddling in FIFA affairs, trying to take away Russia’s World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — Vladimir Putin accuses US of meddling in FIFA affairs, trying to take away Russia’s World Cup.

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Things to know about the Under-20 World Cup

In this June 10, 2008 file photo, England's rugby team players stretch during their training at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. The FIFA Under-20 World Cup kicks off Saturday, May 30, 2015 in New Zealand. The final will be held at Auckland's 25,000-seat North Harbour Stadium on June 20. (Wayne Drought/NZPA via AP, File) NEW ZEALAND OUT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The under-20 World Cup kicks off Saturday in New Zealand and will likely feature some of the stars of the future. Here’s some things to know:

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Former FIFA member Blazer’s plea seems key to investigation

In this Feb. 14, 2005 file photo, Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF)  Secretary General  Chuck Blazer as he attends a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany.  Blazer was one of four men who pleaded guilty in the Justice Department's corruption investigation into FIFA announced Wednesday May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernd Kammerer, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer appears to have provided key information that has been central to the Justice Department’s soccer corruption investigation, linking other officials in the Americas to a series of schemes.

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5 Players to watch at the Under-20 World Cup

In this Feb. 8, 2015 file photo, Argentina's Giovanni Simeone, is awarded the top scorer trophy at the end of the South America Under-20 soccer championship in Montevideo, Uruguay. The FIFA Under-20 World Cup which starts in New Zealand on Saturday, May 30, will be a showcase of the new generation of talent that will populate those leagues in years to come.  (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico,File)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Five players to watch at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup, which kicks off Saturday in New Zealand:

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Soccer world shocked by FIFA raids

The June 1, 2011 file photo shows Swiss  FIFA President Joseph (Sepp) Blatter during a press conference after the 61st FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland.  Blatter is seeking reelection at the FIFA congress in Zurich. Blatter is not among the six soccer officials who were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel. The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election.  (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments:

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