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Mexico beats Canada 2-0, qualifies for CONCACAF finals

Mexico beats Canada 2-0, qualifies for CONCACAF finals

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Andres Guardado & Jesus Corona scored first-half goals & Mexico beat Canada 2-0 Tuesday night in a World Cup qualifier to become the first nation to clinch a berth in the six-nation final round of the North & Central American & Caribbean region.

Guardado scored on a penalty kick in the 17th & Corona in the 45th.

Seeking its seventh straight World Cup berth, Mexico (4-0) leads Group A with 12 points, followed by Canada & Honduras (both 1-2-1) & El Salvador (0-2-2).

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Soccer-FIFA's Warner extradition papers signed, case adjourned to Friday

Soccer-FIFA's Warner extradition papers signed, case adjourned to Friday

By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar

PORT OF SPAIN, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Trinidad & Tobago's Attorney General has signed Authority to Proceed (ATP) documents, clearing the way for extradition proceedings against ex-FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner, who is wanted in the United States on corruption charges, a court heard on Monday.

The case was then adjourned until Friday after lawyers asked for time to review the documents. Warner is among nine officials of world football's governing body, along with five sports marketing executives indicted by U.S. prosecutors. He faces 12 charges related to racketeering & bribery.

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Olimpia beats Sounders 1-0 in CONCACAF play

Olimpia beats Sounders 1-0 in CONCACAF play

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Alberth Elis scored in the 60th minute to assist Olimpia beat the Seattle Sounders 1-0 on Wednesday night in CONCACAF Champions League play.

Olimpia improved to 1-1-0 & Seattle dropped to 1-1-1 in Group F.

Donis Escober made one save for the shutout.

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Earthquakes-D.C. United Preview

Earthquakes-D.C. United Preview

Keeping some of its starters out of its latest game could pay off for D.C. United in its bid to defend its slim Supporters' Shield lead.

D.C. will try to accomplish that task by earning a fourth consecutive home victory Saturday night & denying the San Jose Earthquakes a third straight overall win.

D.C. United (13-8-5) sent mainly its reserves to Panama for a 1-0 win in its CONCACAF Champions League opener Wednesday against Arabe Unido. Even coach Ben Olsen skipped the trip yet that was because of a CCL suspension incurred from last season's competition.

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CONCACAF women's qualifying set for February in Texas

CONCACAF women's qualifying set for February in Texas

The World Cup-champion U.S. women's national team will obtain home-country advantage early next year in the bid for a spot in the Rio Olympics.

CONCACAF, the governing body of soccer in North & Central America & the Caribbean, announced Wednesday that its Olympic qualifying would be held Feb. 10-21 in the Dallas area & Houston.

Eight teams, including the United States, Mexico & Canada, will be divided into two groups for matches at BBVA Compass Stadium, home to both the Houston Dynamo & the Houston Dash, & Toyota Stadium outside of Dallas in Frisco.

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CONCACAF women's qualifying set for February in Texas

CONCACAF women's qualifying set for February in Texas

The World Cup-champion U.S. women's national team will obtain home-country advantage early next year in the bid for a spot in the Rio Olympics.

CONCACAF, the governing body of soccer in North & Central America & the Caribbean, announced Wednesday that its Olympic qualifying would be held Feb. 10-21 in the Dallas area & Houston.

Eight teams, including the United States, Mexico & Canada, will be divided into two groups for matches at BBVA Compass Stadium, home to both the Houston Dynamo & the Houston Dash, & Toyota Stadium outside of Dallas in Frisco.

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EXCLUSIVE-North American soccer body's General Secretary Sanz fired

EXCLUSIVE-North American soccer body's General Secretary Sanz fired

(Updates with new FIFA details, rewrites in part)

By Simon Evans

ZURICH, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The head of soccer's governing body for North & Central America & the Caribbean, Enrique Sanz, has been fired following the FBI investigation into alleged corruption in FIFA, his lawyer said on Friday.

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Exclusive: North American soccer body CONCACAF's general secretary Sanz fired

Exclusive: North American soccer body CONCACAF's general secretary Sanz fired

By Simon Evans

ZURICH (Reuters) – The head of North American soccer's governing body CONCACAF has been fired following the FBI investigation into corruption allegations at FIFA, a source & his lawyer said.

"Enrique Sanz was terminated from his employment with CONCACAF this week," a source close to the confederation said. Sanz's lawyer, Joseph DeMaria, confirmed Colombia-born Sanz had been dismissed.

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Exclusive: North American soccer body CONCACAF's general secretary Sanz fired

Exclusive: North American soccer body CONCACAF's general secretary Sanz fired

By Simon Evans

ZURICH (Reuters) – The head of North American soccer's governing body CONCACAF has been fired following the FBI investigation into corruption allegations at FIFA, a source & his lawyer said.

"Enrique Sanz was terminated from his employment with CONCACAF this week," a source close to the confederation said. Sanz's lawyer, Joseph DeMaria, confirmed Colombia-born Sanz had been dismissed.

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CONCACAF fires top official Sanz over FIFA bribery claims

CONCACAF fires top official Sanz over FIFA bribery claims

MIAMI (AP) — CONCACAF has fired its secretary general, Enrique Sanz, who is implicated in a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of corruption in football.

Sanz is already facing a life ban from FIFA which provisionally suspended him on June 1.

On the same day, he was provisionally banned by CONCACAF pending an internal inquiry of corruption which moreover implicated its president Jeffrey Webb in taking bribes arranged by Sanz.

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