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Qatar mulls special courts for World Cup offenders

Qatar may create special courts during the 2022 soccer World Cup to deal quickly and "very gently" with alcohol-consuming fans who break the law in a conservative Muslim state where public drunkenness is prohibited, a Qatari official s

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New Fifa poll push for Shaikh Salman

Ten Arab and international human rights organisations have launched a campaign in support of a Bahraini official in his bid to become Fifa president. The ‘Yes to Shaikh Salman’ drive supports Asian Football Confederation president

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Former Fifa watchdog member gets 7 years jail

A former member of world soccer body Fifa's financial watchdog has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the Cayman Islands after being found guilty of fraud, his lawyer said. Canover Watson, who was a member of Fifa'

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Fifa candidates head to Qatar for electoral meeting

Four of the candidates for president of Fifa are heading to Qatar for meetings on Saturday, with one of them, South African Tokyo Sexwale, saying "the time for alliances is coming.”   The development s

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Fifa dumps its once-powerful secretary general

World soccer body Fifa said on Wednesday it had fired Secretary General Jerome Valcke, a move that comes amid alleged corruption involving World Cup ticket sales and a number of swirling scandals at the sport's governing authority.

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Shaikh Salman may revisit World Cup bid processes

Fifa presidential candidate Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa could revisit the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups if he wins next month's Fifa presidential election and previous "wrongful conduct" has been proven.

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Fifa ethics panel seeks 9-year ban for Valcke

Investigators for Fifa's ethics watchdog on Tuesday recommended that suspended Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke be banned from soccer for nine years and fined 100,000 Swiss francs ($99,029.51) for ethics violations. The in

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Fifa bans Blatter, Platini for eight years

Suspended Fifa president Sepp Blatter and European soccer boss Michel Platini were both banned from soccer for eight years on Monday by the Ethics Committee of football's global governing body. The pair, who were also fined, h

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Swiss make more arrests in Fifa corruption scandal

Law enforcement officials made more arrests on Thursday in the ongoing investigation of soccer's world governing body Fifa, at least some of them in a pre-dawn raid on a hotel in Zurich, Swiss authorities and the New York Times said.

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Qatar rejects Amnesty report on labour abuse

Qatar's government has rejected a report by Amnesty International which said abuse of migrant labourers in the country remains "rampant" five years after it won the right to host the World Cup. A statement by Qatar&#

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