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  • Blatter meets FIFA deputies to discuss vote

    Blatter meets FIFA deputies to discuss vote

    ZURICH, July 19, 2015 (AFP) - FIFA leader Sepp Blatter held talks with his vice presidents late Sunday ahead of a meeting to set a date for an election of a new supremo of the scandal tainted world football body.

    July 20, 2015
  • FIFA ex-vice president pleads not guilty

    FIFA ex-vice president pleads not guilty

    NEW YORK, July 18, 2015 (AFP) - Former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb pleaded not guilty in US court Saturday in connection with a massive international corruption scandal, with his release set at a $10 million bond.

    July 19, 2015
  • Investigative journalist who hunted down FIFA

    Investigative journalist who hunted down FIFA

    WASHINGTON, July 16, 2015 (AFP) - He says that he is the only reporter to ever be barred by FIFA president Sepp Blatter -- and veteran investigative journalist Andrew Jennings wears it as a badge of honor.

    July 16, 2015
  • Chuck Blazer was US informant since 2011

    Chuck Blazer was US informant since 2011

    NEW YORK, June 16, 2015 (AFP) - Chuck Blazer, the American who blew the whistle on FIFA's giant corruption scandal, worked secretly for US prosecutors from 2011 while still on FIFA's executive committee, court documents show.

    June 17, 2015
  • Football: Computer data seized at FIFA HQ

    Football: Computer data seized at FIFA HQ

    LAUSANNE, June 11, 2015 (AFP) - FIFA has handed over computer data to Swiss police investigating the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes and suspended bidding for the 2026 tournament as it remained at the centre of a football corruption storm.

    June 11, 2015
  • Warner blasts US, FIFA suspects turns self in

    Warner blasts US, FIFA suspects turns self in

    PORT OF SPAIN, June 10, 2015 (AFP) - Fallen FIFA executive Jack Warner said Tuesday that US authorities would be unable to give him a fair trial, while an Argentinian businessman indicted in the soccer body's sprawling corruption scandal handed himself over to Italian police.

    June 10, 2015
  • Trinidad academy sign of Warner's shady deals

    Trinidad academy sign of Warner's shady deals

    PORT OF SPAIN, June 8, 2015 (AFP) - Trinidad and Tobago's Centre of Excellence, a football academy built with millions of dollars from FIFA, today hosts more weddings and conventions than matches, a symbol of the shady dealings of fallen executive Jack Warner.

    June 09, 2015
  • Russia and Qatar may lose World Cups

    Russia and Qatar may lose World Cups

    GENEVA, June 8, 2015 (AFP) - Russia and Qatar could lose the right to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups if evidence is found of corruption in the bidding process, a FIFA official was quoted as saying on Sunday.

    June 08, 2015
  • S. Africa leadership 'approved' WC payment

    S. Africa leadership 'approved' WC payment

    JOHANNESBURG, June 6, 2015 (AFP) - Football's world governing body faced fresh pressure Saturday, after media reports the highest levels of South Africa's government approved a $10-million payment that US investigators suspect was a bribe to get the 2010 World Cup.

    June 06, 2015
  • Net closes in on senior FIFA leaders

    Net closes in on senior FIFA leaders

    NEW YORK, June 4, 2015 (AFP) - Unsealed court documents showed Wednesday that US prosecutors have detailed evidence of corruption at the highest levels of FIFA, tainting the award of hosting rights to the 1998 and 2010 World Cups.

    June 04, 2015
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