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Blatter concerned by Russian soccer racism before World Cup

FIFA president Sepp Blatter leaves after the International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Sepp Blatter wants the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar to take place no later than Dec. 18, a date that would avoid a conflict with the powerful Premier League over the Christmas schedule in England. The dates of the 2022 tournament will be confirmed in March by the FIFA executive committee, which Blatter heads. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter is concerned by a study that highlighted the scale of Russian soccer’s racism problem ahead of the 2018 World Cup, warning there “must be some sanctions” if the extremism is not eradicated.

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FIFA wary on video tech, calling it ‘biggest decision ever’

FIFA president Sepp Blatter leaves after the International Football Association Board (IFAB) meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Sepp Blatter wants the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar to take place no later than Dec. 18, a date that would avoid a conflict with the powerful Premier League over the Christmas schedule in England. The dates of the 2022 tournament will be confirmed in March by the FIFA executive committee, which Blatter heads. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — Soccer’s rule-makers ruled out the imminent use of video technology on Saturday, hours before the wrong Sunderland player appeared to be sent off at Manchester United.

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MLS Commissioner Garber: Hopeful season will start on time

BOSTON (AP) — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber says he is still hopeful the season will start on time, even as the professional soccer league and its players head into the last week of their offseason without a collective bargaining agreement.

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Blatter wants 2022 World Cup final no later than Dec. 18

President of FIFA Sepp Blatter arrives at the Culloden Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.  Blatter arrived for the 129th annual general meeting of The International Football Association Board that is taking place Saturday. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar to take place no later than Dec. 18, a date that would avoid a conflict with the powerful Premier League over the Christmas schedule in England.

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Scale of racism in World Cup host Russia exposed by study

In this June 10, 2012, file photo,  Czech Republic's Theodor Gebre Selassie walks from the pitch after the Euro 2012 soccer championship Group A match between Russia and Czech Republic in Wroclaw, Poland. UEFA said it is investigating reports by anti-racism experts of abuse directed at the Czech players during Russia's 4-1 victory. Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, a dossier provided to The Associated Press revealed on Friday. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

LONDON (AP) — Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, according to a report provided to The Associated Press.

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