Football: US releases three FIFA guilty plea transcripts
Corruption
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Corruption
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Football: US releases three FIFA guilty plea transcripts

AFP - April 19, 2016

 NEW YORK -- A U.S. judge released Monday transcripts of guilty pleas from three prominent defendants in the sweeping FIFA corruption investigation who confessed to crimes and…

FIFA ex-VP Hawit pleads guilty in corruption case
Corruption
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Corruption
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FIFA ex-VP Hawit pleads guilty in corruption case

AFP - April 11, 2016

NEW YORK -- Former FIFA vice president Alfredo Hawit pleaded guilty Monday to four criminal charges, including racketeering and wire fraud conspiracy, in connection with the massive corruption…

Football: Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal
Business
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Business
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Football: Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal

AFP - April 4, 2016

BARCELONA, Spain -- The family of Lionel Messi denied Monday that he was involved in tax evasion after the Barcelona star emerged as one of many personalities accused…

Jamaica Part II: Will Costa Rica’s La Sele find its killer instinct?
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Global
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Jamaica Part II: Will Costa Rica’s La Sele find its killer instinct?

Michael Krumholtz - March 29, 2016

When Johnny Acosta scored on the 67th minute equalizer in last Friday's World Cup Qualifier in Jamaica, Costa Rica breathed a collective sigh of relief. Disaster was avoided as…

FIFA wants former officials, including Costa Rica’s Eduardo Li, to pay back millions
Corruption
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Corruption
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FIFA wants former officials, including Costa Rica’s Eduardo Li, to pay back millions

Eric Bernadeau | AFP - March 16, 2016

ZURICH, Switzerland – FIFA on Wednesday sought tens of millions of dollars in damages from the "sordid" officials facing charges in the United States over mass bribery scandals that have rocked…

FIFA enacts reforms, chooses new president
FIFA
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FIFA
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FIFA enacts reforms, chooses new president

Ben Simon and Eric Bernaudeau | AFP - February 26, 2016

ZURICH, Switzerland -- Gianni Infantino made his name as UEFA's master of ceremonies until scandal forced his boss Michel Platini out of the race for the FIFA presidency. On…

Costa Rica’s ex-football chief Eduardo Li gets house arrest
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s ex-football chief Eduardo Li gets house arrest

AFP - February 24, 2016

NEW YORK -- A New York judge agreed to a house arrest arrangement Wednesday for Eduardo Li, former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation charged in the…

FIFA memo asks would-be president to stick to the script
Crime
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Crime
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FIFA memo asks would-be president to stick to the script

Tariq Panja | Bloomberg - February 24, 2016

[caption id="attachment_89005" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Michael Buholzer/AFP[/caption] The five candidates to run FIFA have received a very clear message from the global football organization: If you win Friday's election,…

Costa Rica’s Eduardo Li to request release on bail from US prison
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica’s Eduardo Li to request release on bail from US prison

AFP - February 3, 2016

Eduardo Li, the ex-president of the Costa Rican Football Federation (FEDEFUTBOL) accused of corruption in connection with the ongoing FIFA scandal, will request to be released on bail…

Platini withdraws bid for FIFA presidency
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Crime
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Platini withdraws bid for FIFA presidency

AFP - January 7, 2016

PARIS -- Suspended UEFA chief Michel Platini on Thursday withdrew from the race to become FIFA president, telling L'Equipe that he will concentrate on clearing his name instead.…