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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

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Danish women risk World Cup expulsion over FA dispute

The Danish women's football team will not play Sweden in their planned World Cup qualifier on Friday and risk being kicked out of the competition as a dispute between the players and the Danish Football Association (DBU) has not yet been resolved.

16 Oct 2017

Malmo crowned Swedish champions after win over Norrkoping

STOCKHOLM Malmo FF were crowned Swedish champions for the fourth time in five years after coming back from a goal down to win 3-1 away at IFK Norrkoeping on Monday.

09 Oct 2017

Shaky Croatia grab World Cup playoff place with 2-0 win over Ukraine

Striker Andrej Kramaric struck two superb second-half goals to grab second spot in Group I for Croatia and a place in the playoffs, as they beat Ukraine 2-0 in their final World Cup qualifier in Kiev on Monday.

08 Oct 2017

Northern Ireland make playoffs despite 1-0 loss to Norway

Northern Ireland secured a World Cup playoff spot before kicking a ball on Sunday as other results went their way and then lost 1-0 to Norway in Group C after an own goal by Chris Brunt put paid to their chances of being among the seeded second-placed teams.

08 Oct 2017

Bendtner back as Denmark clinch playoff spot with Romania draw

Nicklas Bendtner returned to the starting line-up to help Denmark secure second position in Group E and a place in the playoffs, winning a penalty for his side in a 1-1 draw with Romania in their final World Cup qualifier.

07 Oct 2017

Berg hits four as Sweden hammer Luxembourg 8-0

STOCKHOLM Striker Marcus Berg scored four goals and Andreas Granqvist netted two penalties as Sweden ran riot in front of a record crowd of 50,022 at the Friends Arena, hammering Luxembourg 8-0 to replace France as leaders of World Cup qualifying Group A.

07 Oct 2017

Norway to pay male and female internationals equally

A new agreement between Norway's football association and the country's international players will lead to men and women receive the same financial compensation for representing their country, with the men making a financial contribution to the women's team.

06 Oct 2017

Swedes do not fear Dutch showdown, says keeper Olsen

STOCKHOLM Sweden do not fear the prospect of needing a result against the Netherlands in Amsterdam to progress to the World Cup finals at the expense of their struggling Group A rivals, the Scandinavian side's goalkeeper Robin Olsen has told Reuters.

29 Sep 2017

Interview - Soccer players should copy NFL protest against racism, says Thuram

STOCKHOLM European soccer players should copy American footballers by "taking a knee" during national anthems to protest against racism, former World Cup winner Lilian Thuram said on Friday.

20 Sep 2017

McGregor could address Congress in rights campaign for fighters

Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor could speak in the United States Congress to help with a campaign to extend the legal protections enjoyed by boxers to MMA fighters, according to Congressman Markwayne Mullin.

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