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Qatar says six more workers hurt building World Cup venues

Qatar’s World Cup organizers said on Wednesday that six laborers building stadiums for the 2022 tournament suffered work-related injuries last year but there were no fatalities. Qatar has been widely condemned for its treatment of almost two million foreign workers. Critics have estimated that several thousand workers could die in […]

Chelsea and PSG owners eye Beckham MLS Miami buy-in, says report

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, Paris Saint Germain’s Qatari owners and a Chinese group are among investors looking at purchasing a majority stake in David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team, the Miami Herald reported. Citing an unnamed source close to the negotiations, the newspaper said Beckham has been around the world […]

EPL GW 26 preview; World Soccer Talk Podcast

On this edition of the World Soccer Talk podcast, Richard Farley and Nipun Chopra forgo the mid-week FA Cup replays to focus on what could be the defining weekend of the Premier League season, with the league’s top four teams paired off in two Sunday showdowns. In the day’s early game, first […]

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside dies aged 63

Long-serving Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has died aged 63 after a short battle with cancer, the English second-tier club announced on Wednesday. Gartside joined the Bolton board in 1988 and had served as chairman since 1999, overseeing the club’s 11-year stint in the Premier League between 2001 and 2012, […]

FA Cup betting preview

  The magic for which the FA Cup is famous around the world is that small town teams get a chance to prove themselves against the big boys, and often reach the latter stages of the competition. When it comes to winning the cup though, small clubs often fail in […]

Liverpool owners scrap ticket hike, apologize to fans

Liverpool’s owners on Wednesday apologized and scrapped controversial plans to hike Anfield ticket prices after 10,000 fans walked out of the ground in protest at the weekend. Principal owner John W Henry and chairman Tom Werner acted after legions of angry Reds fans stormed out of the ground in the […]

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson admits child sex charge

Sunderland’s England international winger Adam Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming at his under-age sex trial on Wednesday. The 28-year-old player, capped 12 times by England, continues to deny two other charges of sexual activity with a girl aged […]

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Perspective needed on FOX’s record-breaking Bundesliga number for Stuttgart-Hamburg

Congratulations to the Bundesliga and FOX Sports on the record-breaking audience of 468,000 who watched Stuttgart against Hamburg on the over-the-air FOX network last Saturday. The 468,000 number is the biggest audience ever on US television for a live Bundesliga match. With it being the first of 8 live Bundesliga […]

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