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Birthday boy Kante scores as France beats Russia 4-2

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Soccer-Cahill brace as Australia take another step towards Russia

Soccer-Cahill brace as Australia take another step towards Russia

(Repeats story published on Tuesday, no alter to text)

* Australia claim spot in last 12

* Redknapp admits gulf in class

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Russia says Blatter, Platini to be invited to World Cup

Russia says Blatter, Platini to be invited to World Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Disgraced world soccer president Sepp Blatter & the sport's European head, Michel Platini, will be invited to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Monday.

Blatter & Platini, the two men at the top of the world's most popular sport, were banned by soccer governing body FIFA for eight years in December over a spate of corruption scandals on their watch that, among other things, raised questions approximately Russia's right to host the tournament.

Mutko told Russia's R-Sport news agency on Sunday that Blatter & Platini were appealing against their bans & still permitted to attend soccer events.

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Valcke downfall is new blow for Blatter

Valcke downfall is new blow for Blatter

Zurich (AFP) – FIFA's suspension of secretary general Jerome Valcke left world football reeling again from scandal on Friday & further weakened its president Sepp Blatter.

Valcke was put on indefinite leave on Thursday night over accusations that he agreed to let World Cup tickets be sold at a vastly inflated price.

The Frenchman strongly denied the allegations. But FIFA's chief of finance Markus Kattner took over "all duties" held by Valcke in the day-to-day running of football's governing body, FIFA said.

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Suspension of FIFA's Valcke won't impact Russia's World Cup plans: minister

Suspension of FIFA's Valcke won't impact Russia's World Cup plans: minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The suspension of Jerome Valcke, FIFA's secretary general, will not impact Russia's plans to host the 2018 World Cup, Vitaly Mutko, Russia's sports minister, said on Friday, the TASS agency reported.

"All major decisions approximately the World Cup have been taken: the concept behind it & the budget have been approved, the schedule of the tournament is determined," TASS cited Mutko as saying.

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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Suspension of FIFA's Valcke won't impact Russia's World Cup plans: minister

Suspension of FIFA's Valcke won't impact Russia's World Cup plans: minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The suspension of Jerome Valcke, FIFA's secretary general, will not impact Russia's plans to host the 2018 World Cup, Vitaly Mutko, Russia's sports minister, said on Friday, the TASS agency reported.

"All major decisions approximately the World Cup have been taken: the concept behind it & the budget have been approved, the schedule of the tournament is determined," TASS cited Mutko as saying.

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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Suspension of FIFA's Valcke won't impact Russia's World Cup plans: minister

Suspension of FIFA's Valcke won't impact Russia's World Cup plans: minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The suspension of Jerome Valcke, FIFA's secretary general, will not impact Russia's plans to host the 2018 World Cup, Vitaly Mutko, Russia's sports minister, said on Friday, the TASS agency reported.

"All major decisions approximately the World Cup have been taken: the concept behind it & the budget have been approved, the schedule of the tournament is determined," TASS cited Mutko as saying.

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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Suspension of FIFA's Valcke won't impact Russia's World Cup plans: minister

Suspension of FIFA's Valcke won't impact Russia's World Cup plans: minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The suspension of Jerome Valcke, FIFA's secretary general, will not impact Russia's plans to host the 2018 World Cup, Vitaly Mutko, Russia's sports minister, said on Friday, the TASS agency reported.

"All major decisions approximately the World Cup have been taken: the concept behind it & the budget have been approved, the schedule of the tournament is determined," TASS cited Mutko as saying.

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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Suspension of FIFA's Valcke won't impact Russia's World Cup plans: minister

Suspension of FIFA's Valcke won't impact Russia's World Cup plans: minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The suspension of Jerome Valcke, FIFA's secretary general, will not impact Russia's plans to host the 2018 World Cup, Vitaly Mutko, Russia's sports minister, said on Friday, the TASS agency reported.

"All major decisions approximately the World Cup have been taken: the concept behind it & the budget have been approved, the schedule of the tournament is determined," TASS cited Mutko as saying.

(Reporting by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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Slava Voynov is returning to Russia, leaving LA Kings

Slava Voynov is returning to Russia, leaving LA Kings

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FILE – In this April 1, 2015, file photo, Los Angeles Kings player Slava Voynov, left, leaves court  …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Defenseman Slava Voynov says he will return home to Russia, leaving the Los Angeles Kings in the wake of his legal troubles on domestic violence charges.

Voynov announced his intention to self-deport Wednesday in a statement through his agent, Rolland Hedges.

Voynov pleaded no contest in July to a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence against his wife, Marta Varlamova.

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