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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. | Video

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Arsenal bid to down Villa and become leading FA Cup club

LONDON - Arsene Wenger will seek to guide Arsenal to a record 12th FA Cup triumph when they face Aston Villa on Saturday and become the most successful manager in the history of the grand old competition.

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Give England 2018 World Cup, urges Lennart Johansson

STOCKHOLM - Lennart Johansson, former president of European football's governing body UEFA, says the decision to award the World Cup to Russia and Qatar must now be reviewed in the light of the latest corruption allegations.

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Ford versus Farrell is centrepiece of Premiership final

LONDON - English rugby's Premiership final on Saturday is a classic showdown between the high-risk, attacking verve of Bath and the pragmatic points accumulation machine of Saracens.

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Zimbabwe's Chigumbura slapped with two-match suspension

- Elton Chigumbura's Pakistan tour came to an abrupt end after the Zimbabwe captain was slapped with a two-match suspension for his team's slow over-rate in Tuesday's first One-Day International in Lahore.

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River Plate reach semis with fine 3-0 away win

- River Plate, a goal down from the first leg of their Libertadores Cup quarter-final, stunned Cruzeiro 3-0 at the Mineirao in Belo Horizonte to reach the last four 3-1 on aggregate on Wednesday.

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