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Russia plans to use prison labor for 2018 World Cup

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup.

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Capello set target of World Cup semifinal with Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia coach Fabio Capello has been told that his team’s target should be a World Cup semifinal at home in 2018.

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Palestinians to push forth with bid to oust Israel from FIFA

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The head of the Palestine Football Association says he is pressing forth with his bid to oust Israel from FIFA despite efforts from its president to diffuse the crisis.

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Platini: FIFA led by Blatter will always lack credibility

In this Wednesday, March 4, 2015 file photo, FIFA President Sepp Blatter attends a general Conmebol congress in Asuncion, Paraguay. Sepp Blatter’s widely expected re-election on May 29, 2015 as president of soccer’s world governing body for a fifth term has seldom seemed a real contest. Three rival candidates entered the race in January: Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, Luis Figo of Portugal and Michael van Praag of the Netherlands. Van Praag, however, dropped out of the race on Thursday May 21, 2015, and switched his support to FIFA vice president Prince Ali. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA lacks credibility while Sepp Blatter is president, according to UEFA leader Michel Platini, saying his former mentor fears the “emptiness” of life after leaving soccer’s world governing body.

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Blatter set to polarize opinion for 4 more years at FIFA

FIFA President  Sepp Blatter attends a press conference in Jerusalem, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Blatter said Tuesday he is on a “mission of peace” to resolve tensions between the Israeli and Palestinian soccer federations in hopes of staving off a Palestinian bid to oust Israel from the world governing body. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

GENEVA (AP) — Sepp Blatter divides opinion so much even his opponents are charmed by him.

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