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As Suspect Arrested in Bombing, German Soccer Team Plays on

Dortmund lost hastily rescheduled game 3-2

(Newser) - German authorities arrested a suspected Islamic extremist Wednesday in their investigation into a bomb attack on a top German soccer team , while the team—missing a defender wounded in the blast—lost 3-2 to Monaco in a hastily rescheduled Champions League match. Amid heightened security, the defeat for Borussia Dortmund... More »

Soccer Infiltrated by Organized Crime

Investigation casts doubt on 680 matches

(Newser) - Is soccer completely rigged? You'd be forgiven for thinking that, in light of a Europol investigation released today that identifies 680 matches authorities suspect were fixed for gambling purposes. The alleged culprit: an Asia-based organized crime syndicate. Authorities suspect at least 425 people, including players and both match and... More »

Chelsea Wins Champions League in Shootout

First title for Chelsea won 4-3 on penalties

(Newser) - You can't keep Didier Drogba down. The charismatic striker was at the heart of Chelsea's unlikely comeback victory in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich last night, scoring the tying goal in the 88th minute and the winner on the final penalty kick of the 4-3 shootout.... 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 »

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