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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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Fifa postpones 2026 bid, seeks new chief

Scandal-plagued Fifa postponed the bidding for the right to host the 2026 World Cup on Wednesday and embarked on the search to find a replacement for outgoing President Sepp Blatter. Fifa secretary general Jerome Valcke said durin

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Russia, Qatar World Cups ‘could be taken away’

Russia and Qatar could be stripped of their World Cup hosting rights if evidence emerges of bribery in the bidding process, the independent chairman of Fifa's audit and compliance committee told a Swiss newspaper. The FBI'

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FIFA crisis 'worse than Olympics scandal'

Canadian lawyer Dick Pound, who headed the investigation to clean up the International Olympic Committee after the 2002 Salt Lake City winter games corruption scandal, said on Friday that the FIFA crisis was worse than anything the IOC faced.

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‘No way’ Qatar will lose 2022 World Cup

Qatar's Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah said on Wednesday there was "no way" his country would be stripped of its right to host the 2022 World Cup, accusing Qatar's critics of an anti-Arab campaign. "It i

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Interpol puts two ex-FIFA officials on 'red notice'

Interpol put two top former FIFA officials on its "red notice" wanted list at the request of U.S. authorities on Wednesday as their investigation into corruption at soccer's governing body gathered pace. The move by

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