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LONDON - With an almost unbelievably cruel and ironic sense of timing, Michel Platini's grand plan to open up the European championship finals to more countries than ever before is reaching its climax just as he faces a possible suspension from football.

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FIFA Presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon 'facing suspension'

SEOUL - South Korea's Chung Mong-joon has said he is facing a 15-year suspension by FIFA's Ethics Committee that has "sabotaged" his campaign for the FIFA Presidency, but he denied any wrongdoing and vowed to continue his bid to lead soccer's world governing body. | Video

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Ramos withdraws from Spain squad for Euro qualifiers

MADRID - Real Madrid centre back Sergio Ramos has withdrawn from the squad for Spain's final two Euro 2016 qualifiers against Luxembourg and Ukraine due to a shoulder injury and has been replaced by club team mate Nacho.

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Roles reversed as North Ireland face winless Greece

LONDON - No two countries coming face to face in this week's European qualifiers better emphasise the rise and fall of football's fluctuating fortunes than Northern Ireland and Greece, who meet in Belfast on Thursday.

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No let up in pressure but Boks know path to success

LONDON - There will be no let-up in the pressure on South Africa against the U.S. in their Rugby World Cup Pool B clash on Wednesday, but Springbok captain Fourie du Preez says the team have a clearer idea of the way they want to play.

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