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What happened to the FIFA members who voted for Russia and Qatar

Five years ago on Wednesday, FIFA’s executive committee chose Russia to host the 2018 World Cup and Qatar for 2022 in one of the most controversial votes in sporting history. Sixteen of the 24 executive members have been suspended, arrested for bribery, or banned. Others have faced questions about their […]

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Transparency watchdog slams national associations for compounding risk of corruption

Anti-graft watchdog Transparency International (TI) on Thursday blasted scandal-plagued FIFA’s member national football associations for compounding the risk of corruption through a lack of transparency. The Berlin-based non-governmental organization said the various FAs’ reluctance to publish financial information had contributed to tarnishing the image of soccer. “Most of the 209 national […]

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Roy Keane calls Arsenal weak, soft and lacking leaders after Olympiacos loss

Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has launched another stinging attack on Arsenal, describing them as “weak,” “soft” and “lacking winners.” The Gunners are staring at elimination from the Champions League group stages after losing both of their opening two matches. Arsenal went down 2-1 to Dynamo Zagreb in their first […]