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Soccer Power Index: Daily update

Explanation of SPI

ESPN's Soccer Power Index (SPI) is a rating system which uses historical data on both the international and club level to predict the outcome of a match. The algorithm uses several years of data, taking into account goals scored and allowed, quality of the lineup fielded, and the location of the match. In addition, SPI weights recent matches more heavily, and also takes into account the importance of the match, so a World Cup match counts much more than a Friendly.



Franz Beckenbauer returns to TV role, confirms Freshfields talks

DFB interim president Reinard Rauball and treasurer Reinard Grindel have spoken about the future of the governing body amid the scandal over the awarding of the 2006 World Cup.

Franz Beckenbauer confirmed he has spoken to investigators about the 2006 World Cup scandal as he resumed his role as a pundit on German television.

Beckenbauer has not worked on Sky TV since mid-October, when Der Spiegel raised questions over a controversial €6.7 million payment made by the German Football Association's (DFB) World Cup organising committee, which he had led.

However, the honorary Bayern Munich president was back in the job ahead of Tuesday's Champions League action, saying:...

Euro 2016 and 2018 World Cup fan zones set for heightened security

Salvador's fan zone doesn't disappoint, though the crush of fans from all countries slows you down.
Fan zones have been a success at major international tournaments in the past..

PARIS -- French and Russian authorities plan to increase security at fan zones at Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup following the attacks in Paris.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Tuesday security for Euro 2016, set to take place from June 10 to July 10 in France, will be reinforced to ensure "the fan zones will be put in place."

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who chairs the organising committee for the World Cup, said there was a particular focus on protecting crowds gathered...