A Uruguayan soccer team appealing a sanction for arranging sham player trades said FIFA should treat it the same as other clubs accused of facilitating tax avoidance including Switzerland’s FC Locarno, according to the ruling body’s judgment.
Three-time champion Germany beat England 4-1 yesterday to reach a soccer World Cup quarterfinal against Argentina, a 3-1 winner against Mexico. Both games were overshadowed by controversial decisions from match officials.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored his competition-leading ninth goal as Real Madrid beat Galatasaray 3-0 to move closer to a third straight Champions League soccer semifinal. Malaga and Borussia Dortmund drew 0-0.