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Asia football head backs Blatter for 5th FIFA term

FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter listens to journalist's questions at a press conference following a FIFA Executive Committee meeting, on Friday, Sept.26, 2014, at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter has confirmed he will stand for a fifth term as Fifa president.  (KEYSTONE/Steffen Schmidt)

The head of the Asian Football Confederation is backing Sepp Blatter’s bid for a fifth term as FIFA president.

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Time running out for Women’s World Cup turf fight

FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter listens to journalist's questions at a press conference following a FIFA Executive Committee meeting, on Friday, Sept.26, 2014, at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. Blatter has confirmed he will stand for a fifth term as Fifa president.  (KEYSTONE/Steffen Schmidt)

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will send an independent team to Canada to survey playing surfaces for the women’s World Cup next year amid fierce protests over the tournament being played on artificial turf.

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Germany agency says free-kick spray dangerous

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A technical finding that the vanishing spray used in free-kick situations could be a health hazard, is not worrying the German Football Federation.

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Suit: Soccer player punched opponent at halftime

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — A lawsuit is accusing a former New York high school soccer player of punching an opponent during halftime and breaking his jaw.

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UEFA probes Liverpool, Inter for overspending

Liverpool's Jordan Rossiter celebrates the opening goal during the English League Cup Third Round match Liverpool against Middlesbrough at Anfield, Liverpool, England, Tuesday Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Peter Byrne) UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has opened formal investigations into overspending by Liverpool and Inter Milan and possible breaches of its Financial Fair Play rules.

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