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The Bizarre Story of the Fake Nonprofit That “Campaigned” For Workers in Qatar

Voiceless Victims claimed to be an organization “committed to give a voice for those who had their own silenced.” Its goal was to make “a better world by providing aid to those who need it most.” Then it was revealed to be fake.

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Samir Nasri Had a Bizarre Night on Twitter and Now He’s Being Investigated for Doping

Besides tweets about offering “complete sexual service” the Drip Doctor Twitterstorm has sparked an investigation into a possible doping offence.

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Klinsmann, Arena, Kids, & No Consequence For Failure

When two of the supposed best quit Europe in their mid-20s to play MLS , at what should have been the peak of their career, they took a soft option.

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How Victor Montagliani Put Canada and MLS On His Clean-Up List

For MLS to operate in Canada, Canada Soccer, Concacaf AND FIFA has to sign off approval. Montagliani is suggesting that unless MLS finds a solution that brings equality to Canadian teams he is considering not sanctioning the participation of Vancouver Whitecaps, Toronto, and Montreal Impact in MLS.

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - FEBRUARY 26:  Victor Montagliani, member of the 2016 FIFA Reform Committee talks during the Extraordinary FIFA Congress at Hallenstadion on February 26, 2016 in Zurich, Switzerland.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

CONCACAF President Victor Montagliani Says Corruption Doesn’t End Overnight

“What we need to remember is that we don’t forget our history. We want to make sure that, from a confederation standpoint, history never repeats itself.”

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Germany, Franz Beckenbauer, and the ghost of Charlie Dempsey

Havelange, Blatter, Blazer, Valcke, Warner, Texeira, Platini… Franz Beckenbauer can now add his name to the list of The Untouchables who – it turns out – are in fact touchable by the law.

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Same Old Scene: The Asian Football Confederation Re-hires Alex Soosay, Who Resigned After Corruption Allegations

If ever there was a damning example that football officials are not serious about corruption within their ranks then please direct your attention to the Asian Football Confederation.