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Blatter not traveling to Women’s World Cup final in Canada

In this Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 file photo, President of FIFA Sepp Blatter arrives at the Culloden Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland.  FIFA says President Sepp Blatter will not go to Canada for Sunday's Women's World Cup final, amid criminal investigations into soccer's governing body. Secretary General Jerome Valcke will also be absent from the biggest event in women's soccer, it was reported on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)

MONTREAL (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter will skip the Women’s World Cup final in Canada, avoiding a visit to North America at a time when U.S. officials are pursuing a criminal investigation into the game’s ruling body.

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FIFA article draws criticism for referring to Morgan’s looks

MONTREAL (AP) — FIFA is being criticized for its treatment of the women’s game. Again.

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FIFA hopeful Bility says would step aside for Hayatou

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Liberian who wants to be FIFA president says he would step aside if longtime African soccer head Issa Hayatou decided to run.

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Ali Krieger gives US team insight into Germany

United States' Ali Krieger (11) and China's Liu Shanshan (2) battle for the ball during the first half of a quarterfinal match in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer tournament, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)

MONTREAL (AP) — The Germans are going to have to be vigilant about giving too much away with their on-field chatter on Tuesday night. Defender Ali Krieger will be listening.

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UEFA tells Spanish league to accept 2022 World Cup dates

UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino gestures during a press conference after the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. UEFA has decided that the Champions League final will be played in Wales for the first time in 2017 at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

PRAGUE (AP) — European football’s governing body told the Spanish league on Tuesday to stop challenging the decision to move the dates of the World Cup in 2022 to November-December.

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