Platini withdraws bid for FIFA presidency
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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.…

Eduardo Li agrees to extradition to the United States
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Eduardo Li agrees to extradition to the United States

Michael Krumholtz - December 15, 2015

After spending more than six months in a Swiss detention center, former Costa Rican football head Eduardo Li has decided to face his judicial fate in the…

Top US sponsors of FIFA urge football body to enact reforms
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Top US sponsors of FIFA urge football body to enact reforms

AFP - December 1, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Top sponsors of corruption-plagued FIFA urged the global football body on Tuesday to enact sweeping reforms with independent oversight, saying only a "cultural change"…

Former Brazil football chief Jose Maria Marin appears in US court in FIFA corruption case
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Former Brazil football chief Jose Maria Marin appears in US court in FIFA corruption case

AFP - November 3, 2015

NEW YORK -- Former Brazilian Football Confederation president José Maria Marin appeared in a United States court Tuesday after being extradited from Switzerland to face charges in…

Qatar opens mega-camp for 70,000 workers
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Qatar opens mega-camp for 70,000 workers

AFP - November 1, 2015

Doha, Qatar -- Qatar officially opened the country's biggest workers' accommodation camp on Sunday, with enough space to house almost 70,000 laborers. "Labor City," which also contains two police…

World Cup sponsors want FIFA’s Blatter to resign now
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World Cup sponsors want FIFA’s Blatter to resign now

AFP - October 2, 2015

NEW YORK -- World Cup sponsors Coca-Cola and McDonald's said Friday that FIFA head Sepp Blatter should step aside immediately to restore confidence in the scandal-plagued body. Visa, also…

Former football official Jack Warner shrugs off FIFA life ban
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Former football official Jack Warner shrugs off FIFA life ban

AFP - September 29, 2015

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago -- Disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner shrugged off his lifetime ban from football on Tuesday, dismissing his punishment as a ploy to…

Switzerland approves extradition to US of Costa Rican FIFA official Eduardo Li
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Switzerland approves extradition to US of Costa Rican FIFA official Eduardo Li

AFP - September 29, 2015

GENEVA, Switzerland -- The Swiss Justice Ministry on Tuesday approved the extradition to the United States of Costa Rican national Eduardo Li, one of the FIFA officials whose arrest…

Soccer needs new guardians, not Old Guard
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Soccer needs new guardians, not Old Guard

Kavitha Davidson | Bloomberg View - September 29, 2015

Swiss authorities announced on Friday that they had opened a criminal investigation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter. It seems the probe into corruption at soccer's global governing…

FIFA president Sepp Blatter faces criminal proceedings
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter faces criminal proceedings

AFP - September 25, 2015

Switzerland's top prosecutor said Friday that criminal proceedings had been opened against FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, on suspicion that he misappropriated funds and violated his duties as…