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VICE Sports World News Roundup: November 13th

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It's Friday the 13th of November, 2015, and Sepp Blatter is still, technically, president of FIFA.

One of FIFA's vice presidents, the Spaniard Angel Maria Villar, has been fined 25,000 Swiss francs (about $25,000) by the FIFA ethics committee for failing "to behave in accordance with the general rules of conduct" during attorney Michael Garcia's ethics investigation in 2014.


Germany passed a law making it illegal for athletes to dope. The controversial law should come into effect early next year. Violators could face lengthy jail time.

The European Championships qualifying playoffs got underway last night, with Hungary beating Norway 0-1 in Norway. Tonight, Bosnia and Herzegovina take on Ireland. Tomorrow, Ukraine and Slovenia go at it before the main event: Sweden versus Denmark. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is playing for a ticket to his last major international tournament.

In South American World Cup qualifying, Chile played Colombia to a 1-1 draw.

The German national team had to be evacuated from its Paris hotel after a bomb threat. The Germans play France in a friendly tonight.

England rugby star Danny Cipriani is set to appear in court related to drunk driving charges after he crashed his Mercedes last summer.

Later today, Russia will find out if its athletics team will be suspended from the Rio Olympics next summer. Earlier this week, I had an interesting conversation with the German journalist who first uncovered systemic doping in Russia.

Photo of the Day

Soccer legends Zinedine Zidane, Xavi Hernandez, and…. Per Mertesacker came together to present the ball that will be used at the European Championships next year. Adidas made the ball.