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FBI raids Miami offices of FIFA-linked television production company

FBI agents raided the Miami offices Thursday of a television production company linked to the corruption scandal shaking FIFA, as the crisis at football’s world governing body deepened. The raid occurred as several senior FIFA officials from the past or present were among 16 more people indicted by US authorities, […]

US Department of Justice announces 16 more indictments in ongoing FIFA scandal

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced an additional 16 indictments in its ongoing investigation into corruption in world soccer’s governing body, FIFA. The new charges, centering around allegations of over $200 million in criminal bribes and kickbacks, come seven months after 14 other high-ranking executives and business associates […]

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South African media says Tokyo Sexwale may lose Africa’s support

Africa’s FIFA presidential contender Tokyo Sexwale risks losing the continent’s backing and may be asked to pull out of the race, South African newspaper reports said on Sunday. Two local Sunday papers made the speculation ahead of the Friday meeting of the leadership of the 53-member Confederation of African Football […]

FIFA fines five nations for fans’ homophobic chants during 2018 World Cup qualifiers

FIFA has handed out fines to the football associations of Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay for homophobic chants by supporters during qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup. World soccer’s governing body opened disciplinary proceedings against the associations of the respective countries after studying evidence gathered by their Anti-Discrimination […]

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Wages of sin return to haunt sports barons

Judges and prosecutors trashed the reputations of two of the leading Lords of the Rings in 2015 and criminal charges against Sepp Blatter and Lamine Diack were a warning that sport has got to clean up its act. Bribes, doping, even more bribes, the sky seems to be the limit […]

Switzerland hands US prosecutors FIFA evidence

Switzerland on Wednesday handed over an initial package of bank documents to US prosecutors requested by Washington as evidence in the ongoing criminal cases targeting senior FIFA leadership. The material “relates to bank accounts allegedly used for bribes connected with the grant of marketing rights to soccer tournaments in Latin […]

FIFA fires secretary general Jerome Valcke

FIFA has fired secretary general Jerome Valcke, who is under investigation for misconduct, world football’s governing body said Wednesday. The former right-hand man to Sepp Blatter, the FIFA president banned for eight years, has been accused of aiding a scheme to sell 2014 World Cup tickets on the black market. […]

FIFA ex-vice president denied house arrest bid

A New York judge on Thursday rejected an application by Honduran former FIFA vice president Alfredo Hawit to be placed under house arrest without bail over his involvement in the corruption case gripping world football. Hawit, 64, who was extradited to the United States on Wednesday from Switzerland following his […]