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Blatter, Platini's suspension rocks world soccer

ZURICH - World soccer chief Sepp Blatter and European boss Michel Platini were suspended on Thursday, engulfed by a deepening corruption scandal as their sport faces criminal investigations in Switzerland and the United States.

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Ireland stun Germany 1-0 to throw Group D wide open

DUBLIN - Ireland stunned world champions Germany 1-0 thanks to Shane Long's 70th-minute strike on Thursday to throw Euro 2016 qualifying Group D wide open and maintain their chances of booking a spot at the finals with a game left to play.

08 Oct 2015

Insight - As lawyers took control at FIFA, Blatter became increasingly isolated, powerless

ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter's loss of control of soccer's world governing body had been evident to staff in its hilltop glass headquarters here well before Thursday's announcement by FIFA's Ethics Committee that he had been suspended.

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Lewandowski snatches late leveller to end Scottish hopes

- Poland stayed on course to reach Euro 2016 after Robert Lewandowski scored in stoppage time to grab a last-gasp 2-2 draw against Scotland, whose hopes of qualifying ended on Thursday.

08 Oct 2015

Wins for Uruguay, Colombia, Paraguay in 2018 qualifiers

- Uruguay and Colombia made 2-0 winning starts to the South American qualifiers on Thursday for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia in contrasting geographical conditions.

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England hunt for crumbs from their own World Cup table

MANCHESTER, England - What could and should have been a rousing finale, where a win or a Six Nations-style chase for 50 points would send England into the World Cup quarter-finals, is now not even the biggest rugby match in Manchester on Saturday.

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