Posts Tagged Men’s soccer

FIFA sponsors Coke, Visa express concern over Qatar labor

In this Sunday, May 3, 2015 file photo taken during a government organized media tour, Kuttamon Chembadnan Velayi from Kerala, India, speaks to journalists while sitting on his bed in a room he shares with seven other Indian laborers in Doha, Qatar. The housing facility has been cited by Qatari labor officials for substandard conditions.  Advocates for workers' rights are urging FIFA sponsors to take more responsibility for the treatment of World Cup workers in Qatar, calling the "horrific" working conditions there a blot on any company's brand. At a press conference Monday, May 18, 2015 they singled out FIFA sponsors such as McDonalds, Visa, Coca-Cola, Adidas, Budweiser, Gazprom, KIA and Hyundai, saying they have the power to pressure both FIFA and Qatar into improving the treatment of hundreds of thousands of migrant workers. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

LONDON (AP) — FIFA came under pressure from sponsors Adidas, Coca-Cola and Visa on Wednesday to push Qatar to deliver reforms for migrant workers as the country rapidly expands to host the 2022 World Cup.

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FIFA making progress in Israeli-Palestinian soccer spat

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, receives a gift from FIFA President Sepp Blatter, during their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Tuesday he is on a "mission of peace" to resolve tensions between the Israeli and Palestinian soccer federations in the hope of staving off a Palestinian bid to oust Israel from the world governing body. (Mohamad Torokman/ Pool Photo via AP)

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he is making process in resolving a spat between Palestinian and Israeli soccer leaders and hopes to avoid a vote to suspend Israel.

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Sepp Blatter opponents considering joining forces

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)

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The three challengers bidding to oust Sepp Blatter as president of FIFA have discussed joining forces against the 79-year-old Swiss incumbent.

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Cantona sues Cosmos, alleging breach of contract

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Manchester United forward Eric Cantona has sued the New York Cosmos, saying the team never delivered on promises to pay him and provide a share of equity in the club.

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Commissioner: St. Louis in mix for next round of expansion

Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber, left, shakes hands after speaking to a gathering of soccer fans Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in St. Louis. Garber is visiting St. Louis to meet with officials and assess its potential as an MLS expansion city. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said Tuesday that St. Louis will be a top contender for the next round of expansion, probably in 2020, if the city’s stadium plans for a new NFL stadium are fulfilled.

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