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Blatter wins fifth FIFA term as challenger concedes

ZURICH - Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA for a fifth term on Friday after the only other candidate conceded defeat after a first round of voting in an election overshadowed by allegations of corruption in world football. | Video

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Ticket sales for World Cup hit two million mark

LONDON - Ticket sales for the rugby World Cup based in England and Wales this September and October have passed the two million mark, organisers said on Friday.

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Platini puts FIFA politics aside to remember Heysel deaths

ZURICH - Michel Platini set FIFA politics aside for a while on Friday, the 30th anniversary of the Heysel Stadium disaster when 39 mostly Italian fans lost their lives at the 1985 European Cup final.

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Suarez fit for King's Cup final, says Luis Enrique

BARCELONA - Luis Suarez is fit to face Athletic Bilbao as Barcelona bid to pick up their second trophy of a potential treble in Saturday's King´s Cup final, coach Luis Enrique said on Friday.

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Hartley replaced in England squad by player he head-butted

LONDON - English rugby's serial offender Dylan Hartley had an ironic comeuppance on Friday when he was dropped from the World Cup training squad for his latest misdemeanour -- and replaced by his victim.

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England FA chairman says World Cup boycott possible

LONDON - English FA chairman Greg Dyke said England would support a possible boycott of the 2018 World Cup if Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA.

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