World Cup Qualifying - CONCACAF
U.S. prosecutors say they have uncovered a dozen different schemes while investigating corruption at FIFA, the world football body -- and that some of those schemes involved the awarding of the 2010 World Cup to South Africa.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said at a news conference that bribery and corruption have been marring the sport for at least 24 years as FIFA officials solicited bribes from sports marketing firms and others surrounding its marquee events.
Lynch spoke on Wednesday...
ZURICH -- FIFA has deferred a decision on potentially limiting which continents can bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
FIFA's executive committee met on Monday and had the option of blocking bids from confederations which hosted one of the two previous tournaments.
The panel meets again on Saturday.
As Russia will host the 2018 World Cup, the rule could exclude Europe from 2026 bidding. The United States, Canada and Mexico are likely candidates.
FIFA says the executive committee decided that the 2026...
Honduras claimed the final available place in July's CONCACAF Gold Cup after beating French Guiana 4-3 on aggregate in San Pedro Sula on Sunday.
Anderlecht midfielder Andy Najar starred for Los Catrachos, netting two goals to help Jorge Luis Pinto's men recover from a 3-1 first leg deficit.
Honduras will join Panama, Haiti and reigning champions the United States in Group A.
The Gold Cup kicks off on July 7.
Also on Sunday, four CONCACAF countries advanced to the second round of World Cup qualifying.
Barbados turned around a first-leg deficit to defeat U.S. Virgin Islands 4-0 and advance in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying on Thursday.
Raheim Sargeant scored just four minutes in as Barbados, ranked 131st in FIFA's rankings, erased the deficit from the 1-0 home defeat in the first leg to a team ranked 197th.
Jamal Chandler gave Barbados the edge in the 25th minute and goals in the second half from Mario Harte and Chandler helped Barbados into the second round in June against Aruba.
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