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Fifa probe gets over 100 reports on wary deals

Swiss authorities have received more than 100 reports of suspicious financial activity linked to Fifa's decisions to let Russia and Qatar host the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments, the Swiss attorney general's office said on Saturday.

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Fifa team targets match-fixing, corruption cases

Fifa's independent ethics committee is probing 'many' cases of suspected corruption, is accelerating its investigations and expects life bans for all but minor offences, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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Qatar to decide on World Cup stadiums by year-end

Qatar hopes to decide how many stadiums it will use in hosting the 2022 World Cup by the end of this year, a spokesman for the organising committee said on Tuesday. Corruption allegations at soccer's governing body Fifa have p

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Fifa launches internal probe of corruption

Soccer's world governing body Fifa has launched an internal investigation of alleged corruption, two people familiar with the matter said, in a development that may signal greater cooperation with criminal probes by US and Swiss authorities.

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Former IOC official Carrard for Fifa reform role

Former International Olympic Committee (IOC) director general Francois Carrard has been asked by scandal-plagued global soccer body Fifa to head its Reform Task Force, the Swiss lawyer told Reuters on Thursday.  

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Sheikh Ahmad coy about who should succeed Blatter

As the candidates hoping to succeed Fifa's outgoing president Sepp Blatter continue to lobby for support, the political kingmaker who could have a big influence on who gets the job says world soccer has more to worry about than picking its n

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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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