• Outgoing FIFA President Sepp Blatter, in an interview with the Financial Times, said that the 2022 World Cup was all set for the United States in a pre-vote deal — until now-suspended UEFA president Michel Platini was wooed by cash from Qatar representatives and used his power to swing the vote to the Middle Eastern nation. The allegations of an anti-democratic pre-vote agreement and of corruption in the official voting process, from FIFA’s top official, are incredibly troubling for the beleaguered organization.

 

• The Macalester men’s soccer team can complete an undefeated regular season by avoiding a loss on the road at Bethel today. The No. 17 Scots clinched the MIAC title last week, and if they navigate past the Royals today, it will be their third undefeated conference season in school history, after 1991 and 2002.

 

• United States striker Abby Wambach announced her retirement, following the end of the national team’s Victory Tour late in 2015. She will retire with at least 184 international goals, 26 more than second-place Mia Hamm on the women’s list, and 75 more than Iranian striker Ali Daei, the men’s record holder.