FIFA has dismissed Jérôme Valcke as its secretary general. Valcke, along with suspended President Sepp Blatter, has been the subject of a corruption inquiry. Laurence Griffiths/FIFA via Getty Images hide caption

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Futbol Club Barcelona's Neymar da Silva Santos pours champagne over Adriano as their team won the final match against River Plate at the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournament in Yokohama, near Tokyo, on Dec. 20. Shuji Kajiyama/AP hide caption

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Sweetness And Light

Soccer, The Normal-Sized Player's Game

It's called "the beautiful game," but sports commentator Frank Deford says that's because of who plays soccer, not because of how it's played.

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Now-suspended FIFA President Sepp Blatter (left) congratulates Juan Angel Napout after Napout was confirmed as president of CONMEBOL earlier this year. Jorge Saenz/AP hide caption

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter (right), seen here with UEFA President Michel Platini after he was re-elected in May, says Platini's European federation has sought to undermine him. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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FIFA's ethics committee has suspended President Sepp Blatter for 90 days, along with UEFA President and FIFA Vice President Michel Platini and FIFA Secretary-General Jérôme Valcke. Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images hide caption

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter, seen here in August, says he is cooperating with Swiss authorities and has done nothing illegal, in response to new allegations of corruption. Fabrice Coffrini /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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