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Swiss Prosecutor Cleared in FIFA Corruption Probe, then Quits

A Swiss federal prosecutor suspended last month in connection with corruption investigations in the world of football has been cleared of wrongdoing and quit his job, authorities said Friday.

The criminal probe into the head of the Swiss federal prosecution's economic crimes division, Olivier Thormann, has been dropped, the attorney general's office (OAG) said in a statement.

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Premier League Set to Use VAR from Next Season

The Premier League is set to use the Video Assistant Referee system from next season after clubs "agreed in principle" to the move on Thursday.

During a meeting attended by key members of all 20 Premier League clubs, officials were presented with an update on the non-live VAR trials taking place.

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Russians Agree to Let WADA Inspect Moscow Doping Lab

The World Anti-Doping Agency announced on Thursday that Russia had agreed to allow a WADA team to make the long-awaited inspection visits to the main Russian laboratory.

"A delegation from WADA will be in the Moscow laboratory on November 28, with high hopes that the full technical team will be there to complete the work in the days after," WADA president Craig Reedie said in Baku.

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PSG Face Fresh Financial Fair Play Allegations

UEFA said Wednesday that further examination of French giants Paris Saint-Germain's alleged flaunting of Financial Fair Play rules would have to await a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

In the latest revelation from Football Leaks, French sports daily L'Equipe said UEFA was considering ordering PSG to amend its accounts to drastically re-assess the value of its sponsorship contract with the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).

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Referee Suspended as 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' Replaces Coin Toss

A football referee in England has been suspended for three weeks after it emerged he had abandoned the standard pre-match coin toss ahead of a Women's Super League match in favor of a game of 'rock, paper, scissors'.

The Football Association announced Thursday that referee David McNamara had accepted a charge of "not acting in the best interests of the game" prior to a WSL match between Manchester City and Reading last month.

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Loew to Continue Squad Clear-Out for New-Look Germany

Joachim Loew is set to again give youth a chance in Germany's last internationals of 2018, against Russia and the Netherlands, as his squad clear-out continues following the World Cup debacle.

Having already dropped 2014 World Cup winner Sami Khedira, Loew left Jerome Boateng out of his latest squad and now Thomas Mueller is set to again be benched for Thursday's friendly against Russia in Leipzig.

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'I Love Leo', Maradona Denies Messi Criticism

Diego Maradona says he "loves" Lionel Messi and described as "false" comments attributed to him attacking his Argentine compatriot and Barcelona legend.

"Leo is a friend of mine and I'd never speak ill of a friend," Maradona assured Spanish sports newspaper Marca on Wednesday.

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Swedish Striker Ibrahimovic Named Top MLS Newcomer

Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic of the Los Angeles Galaxy was named Monday as Major League Soccer Newcomer of the Year, defeating England's Wayne Rooney among others for the award.

Ibrahimovic won in a balloting of MLS coaches and players plus a media panel with an average of 36.36 percent support to 32.25 percent for DC United captain Rooney. Mexico's Carlos Vela of Los Angeles FC was third on 13.47 percent.

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Mick Schumacher Eyes Macau Grand Prix Challenge in F3

Mick Schumacher will attempt to follow in his famous father's footsteps on Saturday when he races in the Macau Grand Prix to decide arguably the world's best Formula Three driver.

"It's great to be back in Macau, it was a fantastic season for the whole team and I'm proud to be coming here as European champion," Mick Schumacher, 19, said after arriving in China with his Italian Prema Team.

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Qatar Considering Offers to Host World Cup Teams Abroad

Qatar is considering offers from other countries to host teams during the 2022 World Cup, but no decision has been taken yet, the head of the organizing committee told AFP on Monday.

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