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Chung facing 19-year FIFA ethics ban

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) FIFA presidential contender Chung Mong-joon said Tuesday he is facing a 19-year suspension by the ethics committee of the world football body for alleged ethics breaches surrounding South Korea's failed bid for the 2022 World Cup, and also for openly criticizing the committee.

The South Korean billionaire denied any wrongdoing and accused the committee of acting as a "hit man" of current FIFA President Sepp Blatter who Chung says is attempting to damage his candidacy.

"The true danger is that they won't stop at sabotaging only my candidacy but also destructing FIFA's presidential election and FIFA itself," the former FIFA vice president said in a news conference in Seoul.

Mourinho charged by FA over ref gripes

LONDON (AP) Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was charged by England's Football Association on Monday for accusing Premier League referees of being biased against his team, hours after he was given public backing by the club following its disappointing start to the season.

Speaking after Saturday's 3-1 loss to Southampton at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho said referees "are afraid to give decisions for Chelsea." (MORE)

Liverpool fires manager Rodgers

There are two schools of thought regarding how Brendan Rodgers will be remembered at Liverpool.

Was he the progressive coach who led one of the most exhilarating teams in a generation to within a Steven Gerrard slip of the English league title, and needed time to build another? (MORE)

England probed for approaching official

The bad news just keeps on coming for England at the Rugby World Cup.

Two days after becoming the first host team to fail to qualify for the knockout stage, England was told it was being investigated after a member of the team's staff allegedly approached a match official during the 33-13 loss to Australia on Saturday. (MORE)

Madrid D Carvajal out with ankle injury

MADRID (AP) Real Madrid says its defender Dani Carvajal injured his right ankle during the 1-1 league draw at Atletico Madrid.

A club statement on Monday revealed that tests on Carvajal at a Madrid hospital have diagnosed "an injury to the peroneal tendons" in his right ankle. (MORE)

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