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  • Croatia's World Cup qualification celebrations have been overshadowed by apparent pro-Nazi chants by some fans and defender Joe Simunic.

    In this Nov. 19, 2013 file picture Croatia's defender Josip Simunic, left, is challenged by Iceland's Alfred Finnbogason during their World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match against Iceland, in Zagreb, Croatia. Croatia's World Cup qualification celebrations have been marred by apparent pro-Nazi chants by fans and defender Josip Simunic. Croatia qualified for the World Cup with a 2-0 win over Iceland on Tuesday. Video footage shows Simunic taking a microphone to the field after the match and sho
    LAST UPDATE : Nov 20, 2013, 11:54 AM EST
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  • France's soccer team celebrate after defeating Ukraine during the World Cup qualifying playoff second-leg soccer match between France and Ukraine at Stade de France stadium in Saint Denis, outside Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. France beats Ukaine 3-0 in playoff second leg to qualify for World Cup.

    Greece, Ghana and Algeria also earned berths, and Mexico took a 5-1 lead into the second leg of its playoff against New Zealand.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 19, 2013, 11:04 PM EST
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  • Iceland's players practice during a training session Monday, Nov. 18 2013, at the Maksimir stadium in Zagreb. Iceland will play Croatia on Tuesday in a World Cup qualifying playoff second-leg soccer match.

    Icelanders who have fought back for five years since the country's spectacular financial collapse finally have something to smile about.

    LAST UPDATE : Nov 19, 2013, 5:45 PM EST
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  • Soccer struggles to control match-fixing as billions flow into the pockets of organized crime

    Soccer is falling under a cloud of suspicion as never before, sullied by a multibillion-dollar web of match-fixing that is corrupting increasingly larger parts of the world's most popular sport.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 12, 2013, 2:53 PM EST
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