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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Azeri Clubs Start Coup

BAKU, Azerbaijan -- A breakaway group of eight top Azeri clubs went on a collision course with the country's soccer federation Tuesday when they elected the head of a separate ruling body for the sport.

The latest move may jeopardize the ASF's membership of world governing body FIFA ahead of 2002 World Cup qualifiers as it had warned Azeri officials to end their squabbles or face consequences.

Azerbaijan is in World Cup qualifying European Group 4 with Sweden, Turkey, Slovakia, Macedonia and Moldova.