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Fifa to meet sponsors after increased pressure for reforms

Fifa will meet its leading commercial partners next month after three of them increased pressure for major reforms to soccer's governing body following a series of corruption scandals. Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke said

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Visa, Coke call for independent body to reform Fifa

Visa joined fellow Fifa sponsor Coca-Cola Co in calling for an independent commission to reform the way that soccer's governing body is run. The credit card company's chief executive said on its quarterly earnings call tha

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Switzerland extradites official to US in Fifa case

Swiss justice officials said on Thursday they had extradited to the US an official detained in a US corruption investigation into world soccer's governing body Fifa. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice did not name the officia

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Fifa bans Chuck Blazer from soccer for life

Former Fifa executive committee member Chuck Blazer, a key figure in a US investigation into corruption by soccer officials, on Thursday was banned for life from football activities by the sport's governing body. Blazer, who i

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Fifa bans Qatar-Russia bid inspector for 7 years

Harold Mayne-Nicholls, who led the teams which inspected bids to host the 2018 Russia and 2022 Qatar World Cups, has been banned from all football for seven years, Fifa's ethics committee said on Monday. World soccer's gov

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Fifa president Blatter ‘has not resigned’

Sepp Blatter has told a Swiss newspaper he has not quit as Fifa president, adding to speculation he may try to stay on as head of world soccer's governing body that is gripped by a corruption scandal. "I have not resigned

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Swiss examine Fifa grants in soccer probe

Swiss authorities are examining development grants made by Fifa around the world as part of their investigation into the sport's global governing body and its award of World Cup hosting rights for Russia in 2018 and Qatar in 2022, a source f

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Top Fifa officials hire US lawyers over probe

Fifa's president, Sepp Blatter, and his second-in-command have hired high-powered lawyers to represent them, two sources said as a corruption probe engulfs soccer's global governing body with Swiss authorities identifying suspicious bank

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Interpol ditches Fifa deal as corruption scam deepens

Interpol suspended a 20-million-euro sports "integrity" agreement with FIFA on Friday, at the end of testing week for soccer's scandal-hit ruling body that saw its chief spokesman quit, bidding for the 2026 World Cup shelved, and r

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Gulf states defend Qatar 2022 World Cup

Gulf Arab countries have offered support for Qatar as host of the 2022 World Cup as criticism grows over the choice of the desert nation as the venue for world soccer's top event. Swiss and US authorities are investigating bot

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