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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:00:21 GMTValencia fans protesting the owner Peter Lim after a loss this month. Lim bought the club in 2014, and the early signs were promising. Now, Valencia is drifting toward relegation.Valencia, which has the fourth-highest budget in Spain but the fourth-worst record, always poses a challenge for coaches, but it has never experienced a crisis quite like this.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:32:20 GMTManchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, right, headed in a goal during a match against Liverpool in Manchester on Sunday.Manchester United Manager José Mourinho has criticized his fans for not being vocal enough. They responded with a stadium-shaking effort against Liverpool.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:56:37 GMTUganda, celebrating a goal against Botswana, is one of the teams that are likely to benefit the most from the coming World Cup expansion.In countries in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, the expansion was seen as an opportunity for smaller federations to play on the world stage someday.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:40:15 GMTGianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, had pressed for increasing the number of countries that play in the World Cup when he ran for the leadership of the organization last year. He said it would invigorate the event, which is expected to bring an additional $1 billion in television, sponsorship and ticketing revenue in the first cycle alone.The move, pushed by the group’s president as a chance to increase fan engagement, is expected to bring an additional $1 billion every four years.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:41:44 GMTTimor-Leste players posed for a team photo before their 2018 World Cup qualifying match against Malaysia in June 2015.An investigation by the Asian Football Confederation found that officials of the East Timor soccer federation had falsified birth certificates to register the players.