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FIFA audit panel member stood down from duty

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has removed a member of its financial monitoring panel who has been implicated in corruption.

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As troops exit, Britain aids soccer in Afghanistan

In this image supplied by the Football Association on Monady Sept. 15, 2014  former England international soccer star  Michael Owen. left,  coaches  Afghanistan captain Islamuddin Amiri , right, and an unidentified female member of the delegation from the Afghanistan FA during the  training session at St Georges Park on  Friday Sept. 5, 2014 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. The paths that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn’t have been more different. When a 9-year-old Rooney was catching the eye of talent spotters in Liverpool in 1995 and joining up with Premier League club Everton, Amiri was enduring hardship and horror under Taliban rule in Kabul, where Afghanistan’s national stadium was used for public executions and brutal punishments.  (AP Photo/Michael Regan/The FA) NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — The paths that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn’t have been more different.

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Messi described as ‘a little tired’ of critics

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi has told at least one football official in Argentina that he’s “a little tired of” the criticism he’s received since the World Cup.

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Portugal coach Bento leaves after poor results

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal coach Paulo Bento has quit because of poor results, including a 1-0 shock defeat against Albania.

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