Wednesday Kickoff: FIFA, Neymar, Roma, and more

Wednesday Kickoff: FIFA, Neymar, Roma, and more

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Wednesday Kickoff: FIFA, Neymar, Roma, and more

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FIFA sacked a top official after being embroiled in scandal since May of 2015, while Spanish court wants Neymar to testify and more:

FIFA’s Emergency Committee officially cut ties with Secretary General, Jérôme Valcke, while Dr Markus Kattner will serve as Acting Secretary General in his place. (REPORT)

Neymar has been ordered to appear in Spanish court to testify about an investigation into his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to Spanish giant Barcelona. (REPORT)

After only one win in its last 10 games across all competitions, AS Roma has officially sacked head coach Rudi Garcia. (REPORT)

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has reportedly set his sights on acquiring talented Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, who has an asking price of €100 million. (REPORT)

VfL Wolfsburg striker Bas Dost is sidelined for at least six weeks after breaking his foot in training. (REPORT)

AS Monaco is reportedly close to signing 31-year-old former CSKA Moscow striker Vagner Love. (REPORT)

Having already been linked to Arsenal, FC Basel midfielder Mohamed Elneny is reportedly in London to finalize a deal, and may be ready to play come Sunday against Stoke City. (REPORT)

TUESDAY REWIND

Although talented attacker Abu Danladi is still not yet eligible to be in the upcoming draft, SBI revealed its second edition of the 2016 MLS Mock Draft. (REPORT)

Real Salt Lake head coach Jeff Cassar confirmed to SBI that the club has had discussions to bring 28-year-old forward Yura Movsisyan back to MLS. (REPORT)

Chicago Fire head coach Veljko Paunovic told SBI that the club is hoping to make roster announcements in the coming days. (REPORT)

North Florida talent Alex Morrell has turn a few heads at the MLS Combine, with one unnamed MLS coach saying: “He’s different than most American players.” (REPORT)

North Carolina center back Jonathan Campbell told SBI that he still has some learning to do leading up to this week’s MLS Draft. (REPORT)

Former New York City FC and Real Salt Lake head coach Jason Kreis has reportedly joined Jurgen Klinsmann’s coaching staff for the January training camp in Carson, California. (REPORT)

Chicago Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson replaced D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid in the U.S. Men’s National Team’s January camp due to an injury. (REPORT)

Former Bolton Wanderers midfielder Stuart Holden will train with the USMNT as a guest during the 2016 January camp. (REPORT)

What do you think of Valcke’s sacking? What do you expect to come of Neymar’s case? Who should be Roma’s next manager? Will Real Madrid buy Pogba?

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