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Things to know about the Under-20 World Cup

In this June 10, 2008 file photo, England's rugby team players stretch during their training at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. The FIFA Under-20 World Cup kicks off Saturday, May 30, 2015 in New Zealand. The final will be held at Auckland's 25,000-seat North Harbour Stadium on June 20. (Wayne Drought/NZPA via AP, File) NEW ZEALAND OUT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The under-20 World Cup kicks off Saturday in New Zealand and will likely feature some of the stars of the future. Here’s some things to know:

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FIFA’s commercial partners urged to make their voices heard

In this May 19, 2015 file photo FIFA President Sepp Blatter attends a press conference in Jerusalem. Blatter is seeking reelection at the FIFA congress in Zurich where six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel. The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election.   (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

LONDON (AP) — FIFA’s sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer’s global governing body to clean up its act — and fast — following Wednesday’s arrest of seven officials.

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Jonathan Franzen talks up, and around, his new novel

Author Jonathan Franzen speaks at an event at BookExpo America, Wednesday, May 27, 2015,  in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NEW YORK (AP) — Writing has become no easier for Jonathan Franzen, whose fifth novel comes out this fall.

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US Department of Justice statement on FIFA corruption probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Excerpts from U.S. Department of Justice statement on FIFA corruption probe:

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Some of Brazil’s most successful coaches out of a job

In this July 9, 2014 file photo, Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gestures during a press conference in Teresopolis, Brazil. Almost a year after the loss to Germany on what he called the "worst day" of his career, Scolari still hasn't regained the trust of local fans. He failed in his first job after the World Cup debacle: a stint with Gremio that ended with his resignation on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, just two matches into the Brazilian league season. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Some of the most successful coaches in Brazilian soccer are without a job, slowly losing out to a younger generation who are bringing fresh ideas and willing to accept lower salaries.

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