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Iceland becomes smallest nation to qualify for World Cup

Iceland becomes smallest nation to qualify for World Cup

on October 10, 2017, 7:39 AM / in Soccer

Iceland on Monday became the smallest country (by population) to qualify for the World Cup. The team from the island nation of 330,000 sealed an automatic berth by winning Group I with a 2-0 defeat of Kosovo. Fans erupted in celebration as fireworks marked the achievement at a packed Laugardalsvollur Stadium, the team’s home field in Reykjavik, and captain Aron […]

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FIFA Bans Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini for 8 Years Over $2M in Payments

on December 21, 2015, 6:14 AM / in International News, Soccer, Sports

NBC News ZURICH — FIFA’s ethics committee banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years from all soccer-related activities in verdicts announced Monday. Platini’s bid to succeed Blatter as FIFA president in a Feb. 26 election is now likely ended. Ethics judges ruled that Blatter broke FIFA Code of Ethics rules on conflicts of interest, breach of loyalty and […]

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