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Fifa appoints PwC as new auditors

Soccer's scandal-plagued global governing body Fifa on Friday said it has appointed PwC as its new auditors replacing KPMG, which stepped down from its position in June. PwC's appointment will initially be valid until the

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Qatar backs official after Fifa investigator seeks ban

Qatar's Football Association said on Saturday it fully backed its vice president Saoud Al-Mohannadi, a day after a Fifa investigator recommended he be banned from the game for at least 2 1/2 years over allegations of non-cooperation with an

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Fifa probe team seeks 4-year ban for Makudi

The investigatory chamber of Fifa's independent ethics committee has asked for former executive committee member Worawi Makudi to be banned from soccer for at least four years for allegedly breaching the soccer governing body's code of c

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Blatter, Valcke 'enriched themselves with salary hikes'

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and two other leading officials were involved in a "co-ordinated attempt" to enrich themselves through annual salary increases and World Cup bonuses, world soccer's governing body said on Friday.

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FIFA names first woman secretary general

Senegal's Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura, a United Nations veteran, became the first woman to be named as secretary general of soccer's world governing body FIFA on Friday. The 52-year-old, currently the UN Development Programm

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Fifa unveils 2026 World Cup bidding process

Fifa has unveiled the timetable of its delayed bidding process for the 2026 World Cup, with president Gianni Infantino's plans for a 40-team tournament to be decided by October and a final decision on the hosts to be made in May 2020.

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Dubai plans to build $816m hi-tech stadium

A landmark stadium with a seating capacity of 60,000 will be set up at a cost of Dh3 billion ($816 million) within the Dubai Club premises in the Al Aweer area of the UAE emirate, said a report. The ambitious Mohammed bin Rashid S

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Fifa sets up worker welfare body for Qatar World Cup

The head of soccer's world governing body Fifa urged Qatar to hasten improvements in safety and labour conditions for builders working on sites for the 2022 World Cup and declared:"we will not just sit and wait". &nb

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Fifa approves video trials, revised soccer laws

Soccer's law-makers gave the green light on Saturday to the use of video technology to aid referees in live matches starting no later than the 2017-18 season. The International Football Association Board (IFAB), the games law-

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Arabs lament missed opportunity at big Fifa race

The Arab region squandered the chance to help elect their first FIFA president because their two candidates failed to co-operate, leaving the door open for Swiss Gianni Infantino to triumph on Friday, Arab soccer chiefs and pundits said.

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