• John Terry has been handed a four match suspension along with a $356,000 fine by the English Football Association for abusing Queens Park Rangers player Anton Ferdinand. Terry also recently announced his retirement from international soccer.

    Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand, left, is marked by Chelsea's John Terry as Chelsea defend a corner during their English Premier League soccer match at Loftus Road stadium, London, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012.
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
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  • FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke, left, and FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter speak during a press conference after a meeting of the FIFA Executive Committee, at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Blatter has told the governing body's anti-corruption advisers to stop publicly criticizing the ruling board members of soccer's governing body.

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter and the governing body's anti-corruption advisers are working on resolving issues between the two sides. Blatter was upset that his colleagues were publicly targeted for resisting reform proposals within the league. 

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 5:00 PM EST
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  • Manchester United's Danny Welbeck, left, has a shot toward's goal past Newcastle United's Mike Williamson, right,during their English Premier League soccer match at the Sports Direct Arena, Newcastle, England, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

    Goal-line technology exists, but it is not being used in FIFA. After another questionable goal-line judgment, many are calling for the technology to be put into play to make the world's most popular sport even better. 

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 09, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
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  • U.S. men’s national soccer team members warm up during a workout, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 on the campus of Florida International University in Miami. The U.S. plays at Antigua and Barbuda on Friday Oct. 12, and in Kansas City against Guatemala on Oct. 16, in two World Cup qualifying matches.

    If the Americans win their next two games, starting with a road test against Antigua and Barbuda on Friday night, they will move on no matter what happens in the other remaining Group A matchups.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 09, 2012, 11:30 PM EST
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  • Serbian players, in red shirts, clash with England players, during their 2013 European Under-21 Championship play-off, Second leg match, in Krusevac, Serbia, Tuesday, Oct .16, 2012. England Under-21s claimed their place at Euro 2013 amid unsavoury scenes during their qualifying play-off in Serbia. Players appeared to be pelted with missiles after Connor Wickham struck in injury time of the second leg to book England's trip to next summer's finals in Israel.

    The racial abuse that black English players suffered during a soccer match in Serbia wasn't the first time such problems have occurred at the hands of Serbian fans.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 10:30 AM EST
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  • United States forward Clint Dempsey, right, is congratulated by forward Herculez Gomez (9) and teammates after scoring during the first half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match against Guatemala in Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The United States won 3-1.

    The U.S soccer team is now one step closer to its seventh straight World Cup appearance after a 3-1 victory over Guatemala. Clint Dempsey scored twice and assisted Carlos Bocanegra's equalizer.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 11:00 AM EST
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  • A cash-strapped Greek soccer team has found a new way to pay the bills, with help from the world’s oldest profession. Players are wearing bright pink practice jerseys emblazoned with the logos of the Villa Erotica and Soula’s House of History, a pair of pastel-colored bordellos recruited to sponsor the team after drastic government spending cuts left the country's sports organizations facing ruin.

    Players on a cash-strapped Greek soccer team now wear pink practice jerseys with the logos "Villa Erotica" and "Soula's House of History," two bordellos it recruited as sponsors after drastic government spending cuts left the country's sports clubs facing ruin.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 12:30 PM EST
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  • Chelsea's John Terry, center, leads his team out to play Norwich City for their English Premier League soccer match at the Stamford Bridge Stadium, London, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.

    John Terry apologized Thursday for using inappropriate language during an on-field confrontation and will accept a four-match ban for racially abusing an opponent during a Premier League game.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
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