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UK mulls criminal probe into FIFA bids case

LONDON (AP) — A criminal investigation into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption could be opened in Britain, with authorities urging whistleblowers to come forward with information.

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Arsenal in 15th straight Champions knockout round

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, center, is challenged by Ludogorets' Cosmin Moti during the Champions League Group B soccer match between Ludogorets and Liverpool at Vassil Levski stadium in Sofia, Bulgaria, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Arsenal reached the knockout stage of the Champions League for the 15th straight season with a 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night, and Liverpool put itself in position to advance if it wins at home over Basel next month.

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Former match-fixer advises limiting online bets

Wilson Raj Perumal, match-fixer of Singapore and now living in Hungary presents the local edition of his book "Kelong Kings" which details his exploits and shows "to what extent football and football betting are corrupt", in Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014. Perumal says limiting online betting only to matches in the world's top leagues would help cut down on fixing because those games are not as easy to manipulate. (AP Photo/MTI,Tamas Kovacs)

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Limiting online betting to matches in the world’s top leagues would help cut down on fixing because those games are not as easy to manipulate, according to convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal.

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Lahm among 3 Germany defenders on shortlist

Barcelona's Gerard Pique fights for the ball with APOEL's Gustavo Manduca during a Champions League Group F soccer match between APOEL and FC Barcelona at GSP stadium, in Nicosia, Cyprus, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

ZURICH (AP) — World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm is among three Germany defenders nominated by professional players for selection in the FIFA FIFPro World XI.

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Torpedo Moscow penalized 3 games for racial abuse

MOSCOW (AP) — Torpedo Moscow has been ordered to close part of its stadium for three games by the Russian Football Union as punishment for its fans racially abusing opposition players.

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