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Gruesome Soccer 'Joke' Kicks Off Outrage

Poland's coach apologizes for bloodied German tabloid photos

(Newser) - The coach of Poland's soccer team has apologized to Germany after a tabloid paper printed doctored photos making it look like he was holding the severed heads of Germany's coach and captain, the Guardian reports. The countries face each other in the Euro 2008 tournament on Sunday, and elements of... More »

Scottish Soccer Fans Riot After Loss

Man stabbed, cops beaten as Scottish fans—'baying wolves'—riot

(Newser) - Fans of a Scottish soccer team rampaged in Manchester, England, last night, attacking the police and civilians after their team lost in the final of a European championship match played there. One fan of the winning Russian team was stabbed, the Times of London reports; police noted 52 assaults, and... More »

British Soccer Fans Ready to Invade Russia

Diehards planning trip to Moscow to see all-England final

(Newser) - The May 21 Champions League soccer final in Moscow will feature two English powers—but cost might be the least of the worries for British fans hoping to make the trip. An overwhelmed Russian embassy is already farming out applications for visas, and demand was crashing Web sites even before... More »

Euro Soccer Bosses & Players Union Sign New Deal

Agreement covers issues including players' rights and transfers

(Newser) - European soccer's governing body UEFA and the players' union FIFPro signed an agreement Thursday covering areas such as contract transfers and players' rights of employment.  The deal should prevent another Bosman ruling, the landmark 1995 decision in which the European Court of Justice gave athletes more freedom to change... More »

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