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In a year of odd moves, FIFA and Al Capone become neighbors

All across Europe & the Americas — as they plot legal strategy, await extradition hearings & consider the billable hours run up by their lawyers — FIFA officials can take…

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Soccer's dark year: From bribery arrests to suicide attacks

LONDON (AP) — Dawn had just broken in Zurich when a man was spotted being dragged out of an opulent hotel's side entrance. Raising a single white sheet, hotel staff…

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FIFA sets date to end 'ExCo' name, curb decision powers

GENEVA (AP) — The tainted "executive committee" name of FIFA's ruling panel will end on April 26. FIFA published the agenda on Wednesday for its special election congress on Feb….

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AP PHOTOS: Major moments in international sports in 2015

LONDON (AP) — From Serena Williams' near Grand Slam in tennis to Japan's shock defeat of South Africa in the Rugby World Cup & Barcelona's dominance on the football pitch,…

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FIFA bans Blatter, Platini for eight years

Zurich (AFP) – An ethics tribunal of scandal-plagued FIFA on Monday banned Sepp Blatter & Michel Platini for eight years saying they had abused their positions over a 2 million…

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FIFA needs African president, says Sexwale

Johannesburg (AFP) – FIFA presidential hopeful Tokyo Sexwale said at the weekend it was high time Africa takes the reins at the world football governing body & fixes the "heartbroken"…

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Exclusive: U.S. investigates broadcasters in widening FIFA case

By Mica Rosenberg & David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) – A sports marketing company that was described in a sweeping indictment this month as retaining contracts because of the "support"…

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Platini fails to get FIFA suspension lifted

Lausanne (AFP) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday backed a 90-day FIFA ban against Michel Platini, in a new blow to the Frenchman's hopes of entering…

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South American soccer bosses charged in latest FIFA graft probe

By Mark Hosenball & Joshua Franklin WASHINGTON/ZURICH (Reuters) – Soccer bosses from across South & Central America were among 16 people charged on Thursday with multimillion-dollar bribery schemes for marketing…

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Tainted members of FIFA's executive committee since 2010

At least two dozen members of FIFA's executive committee have since 2010 been indicted or disciplined by FIFA or the IOC: SEPP BLATTER, SWITZERLAND FIFA president, 1998-2015, provisionally suspended for…

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