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World football rocked by U.S., Swiss arrests of officials for graft

ZURICH/NEW YORK - The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday as seven senior football officials were arrested on U.S. corruption charges and faced extradition from Switzerland, whose authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.

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England's Hartley ruled out of World Cup opener by ban

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Newcomers Bournemouth sign second goalkeeper Federici

- Premier League newcomers Bournemouth signed a second goalkeeper in two days on Wednesday, adding Australian international Adam Federici to their squad.

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Napoli ban questions about Benitez's future

- Napoli will not allow questions about coach Rafa Benitez's future at a news conference on Thursday amid widespread expectations the Spaniard is poised to replace the sacked Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid.

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Todd eyes elite company, and stormy weather

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Norwich make Dorrans move permanent

- Norwich City have signed West Bromwich Albion's Scotland midfielder Graham Dorrans on a permanent two-year deal, the Premier League newcomers said on Wednesday.

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