Sunday Ticker: Scandal rocks England WC bid, Chelsea wins FA Cup and more

Sunday Ticker: Scandal rocks England WC bid, Chelsea wins FA Cup and more

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Sunday Ticker: Scandal rocks England WC bid, Chelsea wins FA Cup and more

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LordTriesman (Reuters)

So much for England being a shoe-in to host the 2018 World Cup.

Another scandal has hit English soccer, but this one could prove to be the most costly aftera Daily Mail investigative report uncovered disparaging comments made by the head of the England 2018 World Cup bid, who accused Russia and Spain of conspiring to fix this summer's World Cup.

Lord Triesman, head of the English FA and English 2018 World Cup bid committee was recorded making shocking remarks about a variety of subjects, sparking a scandal that led to his resignation just a day after the details of the recording emerged.

While England is still considered a strong contender to host the 2018 World Cup, this scandal could wind up hurting the bid considerably.

Here are some other stories from the weekend to get you through Sunday:

Chelsea wins FA Cup, securing second trophy

After hitting the woodwork multiple times and even giving up a penalty, Chelsea still stood scoreless against pesky Portsmouth, but Didier Drogba helped end the Pompey Cinderella story with a beautiful free kick goal to give Chelsea a 1-0 victory in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Pachuca falls as Toluca, Santos reach Mexican final

Jose Francisco Torres saw his Mexican season come to an end on Saturday as Pachuca lost their semifinal to Toluca, 1-0, in Toluca. The teams tied in the first leg at Pachuca, but poor finishing against a short-handed Toluca side doomed 'Los Tuzos' to semifinal elimination.

Toluca will take on Santos Laguna, which demolished Morelia, 7-1, in their semifinal second leg.

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What did you think of these stories? Think England's World Cup bid is in trouble? Impressed with Chelsea's double? Disappointed to see Pachuca eliminated, or happy to know Torres will be in national team camp?

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