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FIFA gets tougher on racism in disciplinary code update

FIFA is doubling its minimum ban for racist incidents to 10 games, and will start inviting players to make victim statements at disciplinary hearings.

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FIFA has launched a program teaching soccer bodies worldwide how to safeguard children from abuse.

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No sold out games in Women’s World Cup 2nd round

Data from FIFA shows none of the 2nd round at the Women’s World Cup in France has sold out.

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Refugee women find relief in Greek football

Many of the players at Hestia FC weren’t allowed to play — or even watch — football matches in their home countries.

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FIFA makes penalty shootout rule change during World Cup

The debut of video review in women’s soccer is causing confusion and has pushed FIFA to make a rule change heading into the knockout phase of the World Cup.

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FIFA bans Botswana official for life for taking bribes

FIFA says its ethics judges have banned a soccer official from Botswana for life for taking bribes linked to convicted match-fixer Wilson Perumal.

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Platini arrested as part of 2022 World Cup investigation

Former UEFA president Michel Platini was questioned by police Tuesday after being arrested in a corruption probe of the vote that gave the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, a judicial official said.

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Defending champion US faces Netherlands in World Cup final

The United States will be vying for its fourth Women’s World Cup title when it meets European champion the Netherlands on Sunday.

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FIFA tells Saudis to stop pirated Women’s World Cup TV feeds

FIFA has told Saudi-backed satellite broadcaster Arabsat to stop transmitting pirated feeds of Women’s World Cup games from a Qatari network in an ongoing sports television rights dispute linked to the Gulf diplomatic crisis.

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FIFA looks to expand Women’s World Cup from 24 to 32 teams

FIFA is looking to expand the Women’s World Cup from 24 to 32 teams.

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5 players to watch at the Women’s World Cup

The Women’s World Cup kicks off Friday in Paris. Twenty-four teams will traverse France for the next month in pursuit of soccer’s most prestigious trophy. Here are five players to watch during the tournament:

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Bayer 04 Leverkusen Fußball GmbH, also known as Bayer 04 Leverkusen [ˌbaɪ̯ɐ ˈleːvɐˌkuːzn̩], Bayer Leverkusen, Leverkusen or simply Bayer, is a German football club based in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The club plays in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system, and hosts matches at the BayArena.

The club was founded in 1904 by employees of the German pharmaceutical company Bayer, whose headquarters are in Leverkusen and from which the club draws its name. It was formerly the best-known department of TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen, a sports club whose members also participate in athletics, gymnastics, basketball and other sports including the RTHC Bayer Leverkusen (rowing, tennis and hockey). In 1999 the football department was separated from the sports club and is now a separate entity formally called Bayer 04 Leverkusen GmbH.

Bayer Leverkusen have won one DFB-Pokal and one UEFA Cup. Their local rivals are 1. FC Köln.

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