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Blatter defies calls to quit as FIFA scandal widens

FIFA President Sepp Blatter rejected an emotional plea to resign from one of the world's soccer greats on Thursday as the corruption scandal engulfing the game's governing body drew warnings from sponsors and political leaders.

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Visa threatens to end Fifa sponsorship

Visa has told Fifa it could end its sponsorship of soccer's world governing body if it does not act fast to restore the reputation of the game after senior officials were arrested on bribery and corruption charges. The stateme

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Soccer sponsors dismayed by Fifa graft allegations

Soccer World Cup sponsor Nike said it was cooperating with authorities after bribery and corruption charges against senior Fifa officials were announced by US prosecutors and arrests were made in Switzerland. US prosecutors issued

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Soccer world rocked by Fifa arrests

The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday as seven senior soccer officials were arrested on US corruption charges and faced extradition from Switzerland, whose authorities also announced a criminal investigation in

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Swiss block bank accounts in Fifa probe

The Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) said it had blocked accounts at several banks in Switzerland after police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer on Wednesday in U.S. and Swiss corruption cases. "

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Swiss arrest top Fifa officials in corruption cases

Swiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer on Wednesday, announcing a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups and plunging the world's most popular sport into turmoil.

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Qatar, Russia World Cups will go ahead: Fifa

Soccer's governing body Fifa called the arrest of six of its leading figures on bribery charges a "difficult moment" but said President Sepp Blatter would not step down and that the next World Cups would go ahead as planned in Russ

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SOCCER TURMOIL: Swiss to probe World Cup bids

Swiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer on Wednesday, announcing a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two world cups and plunging the world's most popular sport into turmoil.

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Swiss open criminal cases linked to World Cup bids

Swiss authorities on Wednesday opened criminal proceedings against individuals on suspicion of mismanagement and money laundering related to the award of rights to host the 2018 and 2022 Fifa soccer World Cups in Russia and Qatar.

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6 Fifa officials held in Switzerland; extradition to US likely

Six high-ranking soccer officials, including two vice-presidents of world governing-body Fifa, were arrested by Swiss police on Wednesday and detained pending extradition to the US. The arrests were made by plain-clothed police sh

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