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FIFA president Sepp Blatter, center, leaves a hotel to lead a meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Amid another crisis at FIFA, Blatter will lead an executive committee meeting on Thursday with the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia now on the agenda. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

- Associated Press

FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and will publish at least some of the confidential report into the bidding process, President Sepp Blatter said Friday.

Manchester United's manager David Moyes looks on during their English Premier League soccer match against Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Sunday April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)

David Moyes hired as Real Sociedad manager

Associated Press

It is his first coaching job since being fired by Manchester United last season after less than a year in charge, having succeeded Alex Ferguson after his retirement.

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Moroccan king suspends country's sports minister

- Associated Press

Moroccan King Mohammed VI on Friday suspended the sports minister of his duties and ordered an investigation into the state of the soccer field in Rabat's Moulay Abdellah stadium after heavy rains disrupted a Club World Cup match.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi reacts during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Getafe and Barcelona a at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 . (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Barcelona needs goals to keep pace with Madrid

- Associated Press

With Real Madrid still playing at the Club World Cup in Morocco, Barcelona will have a chance to close the gap on the Spanish leaders on Saturday.

Liverpool's Mario Balotelli, centre gestures to Manchester United's Robin van Persie during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Dec. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Balotelli suspended 1 match for social media post

Associated Press

Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli has been suspended for one game and fined 25,000 pounds ($39,000) by the governing body of English soccer for making a racially offensive online post.

Marseille's French midfielder Florian Thauvin, left, challenges for the ball with Monaco's Belgium midfielder Yannick Ferreira Carrasco, during the League One soccer match between Monaco and Marseille, at Louis II stadium in Monaco, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

Race for French league title still wide open

- Associated Press

While many expected Paris Saint-Germain to reign supreme this season, the race for the French league title has turned into a three-team contest.

Bayern's Arjen Robben from the Netherlands, right, celebrates with teammate Franck Ribery from France after scoring his side's opening goal during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between FC Bayern and SC Freiburg in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Bayern eyeing more Bundesliga records

- Associated Press

Bayern Munich looks likely to wrap up another successful year by claiming two more Bundesliga records, while Borussia Dortmund is desperate to avoid the winter break in the relegation zone.

FIFA meets amid crisis over Garcia's resignation

- Associated Press

Amid another crisis at FIFA, President Sepp Blatter and his executive committee opened a two-day meeting Thursday to discuss the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia and whether to publish his confidential World Cup report.