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Senator George Weah greets his supporters during a campaign rally in Monrovia on Oct. 8. (Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

A Football God Is About to Become President of Liberia

Former AC Milan striker George Weah is revered in soccer-obsessed West Africa, but can he convince Liberians he’s smart enough for the top job?

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Mexican Soccer Star Sanctioned for Drug Trafficking Ties

Rafa Marquez, Mexico’s captain, allegedly linked to Flores narco ring.

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 17:  Teams and Officials Say No To Racism during the FIFA U-20 World Cup Semi Final match between Brazil and Senegal at Christchurch Stadium on June 17, 2015 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

FIFA Dismantled Its Anti-Racism Task Force And Says Its Work Is Done

Despite calls for it to remain intact, FIFA has dismantled its anti-racism task force.

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Running Out of People to Purge, Erdogan Targets Turkish Soccer Referees

Ninety-four soccer officials, including referees, have been purged in the wake of a coup attempt in Turkey.

MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA  JUNE 18, 2016: Alexander Shprygin, head of the Russian Football Supporters' Association, arrives at Sheremetyevo International Airport from Nice, France. France deports Russian football fans after mass fighting in the 2016 UEFA European Championship. Mikhail Japaridze/TASS (Photo by Mikhail JaparidzeTASS via Getty Images)

This Russian Soccer Fan Was Expelled from France, then Live-Tweeted His Sneaky Return

Nine days ago, Alexander Shprygin was kicked out of France. Today, he was there to see Russia play Wales.

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Among the Khuligans

When riot police, casual racism, and small-scale arson are part of an average weekend game, is it any wonder that Russian soccer fans’ trip to France turned ugly?

TOPSHOT - A man throws a chair as a small group of Russian men provoke a group of England supporters in the centre of Lille, on June 14, 2016, three days after Russia and England football fans clashed in the southern French city of Marseille during the Russia vs England, group B, Euro 2016 match.  / AFP / LEON NEAL        (Photo credit should read )

French Ambassador Summoned Over ‘Unfriendly Actions’ Toward Suspected Russian Hooligans

The Kremlin says France's detention of a busload of suspected hooligans is discriminatory.

MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 11:  Fans clash after the UEFA EURO 2016 Group B match between England and Russia at Stade Velodrome on June 11, 2016 in Marseille, France.  (Photo by )

Russian Hooligans Are Wreaking Havoc at Euro 2016, But Does the Kremlin Care?

A Russian parliamentarian said he doesn't "see anything wrong with the fans fighting."

PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Karim Benzema of France (2nd L) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal on a penalty kick during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil.  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Does French Soccer Have an Arab Problem?

As Euro 2016 kicks off, the French national team is once again facing questions over just which France it represents.

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U.S. Soccer Chief Hints Trump Could Cost the U.S. the 2026 World Cup

The head of U.S. soccer warns a Donald Trump presidency could cost American the World Cup.

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FIFA: Blatter and Other Top Officials ‘Awarded’ Themselves $80 Million

FIFA officials awarded themselves tens of millions of dollars after U.S. indictments last May.

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Can China Buy Its Way Into Becoming the World’s Next Soccer Powerhouse?

Breaking transfer records is one thing. Fielding a quality team is another.

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Argentine TV Uses Donald Trump to Troll U.S. Soccer

Forget the ‘hand of God’ — Argentines are now using the small-handed Republican front-runner to score a preemptive victory against American fütbol fans.

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Sepp Blatter: My Downfall Is America’s Fault

Sepp Blatter blamed America for his eight-year ban from soccer.

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FIFA Officials Suspected of Taking ‘Millions’ in Bribes Arrested

The Justice Department's investigation into FIFA graft creeps closer to the United States.

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