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FIFA ethics committee judge arrested in Malaysia on suspicion of corruption

FIFA has fined four clubs over the late payment of players.
FIFA ethics committee judge Sundra Rajoo was arrested in Malaysia.

A FIFA ethics committee judge has been arrested in Malaysia on suspicion of corruption.

Sundra Rajoo's lawyer told the Associated Press his client had been detained by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) after returning from FIFA business in Zurich the previous evening.

The lawyer, Cheow Wee, said a court refused a request for a seven-day remand order against Rajoo, who was later released unconditionally.

"The judge agreed with our position that he has diplomatic immunity and privileges,"...

U.S. Soccer not approached by ex-Real Madrid coach Julen Lopetegui - agent

Following Sergio Ramos' comments on his departing manager, the FC guys question if Julen Lopetegui ever had the support of the Real Madrid dressing room.

Julen Lopetegui did not offer his services to U.S. Soccer with a view to taking over the national team, his agent has told ESPN FC.

Sports Illustrated on Tuesday reported that former Spain and Real Madrid coach Lopetegui had approached U.S. Soccer via an intermediary to express an interest but had been turned down.

"That is not correct," agent Carlos Bucero said. "Julen has not offered his services for any position.

"It has only been a few days since his exit from Real Madrid and now is the time...

Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane leave Republic of Ireland jobs

With their positions in the Nations League decided, neither Denmark nor Ireland could find an offensive breakthrough as they settle for a 0-0 draw.

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and assistant Roy Keane have left their jobs by mutual agreement, the Football Association of Ireland has said.

O'Neill, who took over in November 2013, was in charge for 55 games but had endured a disappointing run of results in 2018.

The Republic finished last in their Nations League group and have won only one of their last 11 games, with reports after Monday's goalless draw with Denmark suggesting the manager's future was in doubt.

Former Republic and...

Greece sack coach Michael Skibbe after poor Nations League run

Greece have sacked coach Michael Skibbe after a disappointing run in the Nations League, the country's Football Association (EPO) said on Thursday.

The EPO has appointed 65-year-old Angelos Anastasiadis as his successor, the first Greek coach for the national team who is not an interim appointment in 17 years.

Skibbe, from Germany, took over in 2015 after the 2004 European champions' failure to qualify for Euro 2016, and last year signed a contract extension to include Euro 2020 if they qualified.


Edin Dzeko joins Cristiano Ronaldo among Europe's top 10 international scorers, Wayne Rooney next to drop out

On the night he became Bosnia and Herzegovina's most-capped player, Edin Dzeko scored to lead the Dragons past Austria in the Nations League.

Edin Dzeko's two goals in Bosnia and Herzegovina's 2-0 victory over Northern Ireland in the UEFA Nations League on Monday saw him reach two personal milestones.

The first goal saw Dzeko pass the 300 career goals mark for club and country, while the second strike put him among the top 10 European international goal scorers off all time with 55 for his national team.

The Roma striker overtook two players -- including England's all-time top scorer, Wayne Rooney -- to go joint seventh. That...