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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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Blatter ‘may seek to stay as Fifa boss’

Sepp Blatter may seek to stay on as the president of Fifa, a Swiss newspaper quoted an anonymous source close to Blatter as saying on Sunday. The report comes less than two weeks after Blatter resigned as head of the world soccer

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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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FBI to investigate Russia, Qatar World Cup bids

The FBI's investigation of bribery and corruption at Fifa includes scrutiny of how soccer's governing body awarded World Cup hosting rights to Russia and Qatar, a US law enforcement official said. Russia and Qatar have den

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Blatter Affect: Qatar shares tumble to six-week low

Qatar's stock index tumbled 2.8 per cent to a six-week low in early trade on Wednesday after Sepp Blatter unexpectedly resigned as president of soccer's world governing body FIFA. Doha was chosen to host the FIFA 2022 Worl

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Qatar ready to fight for 2022 World Cup

Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have indicated they will not relinquish the right to host football's showpiece event easily, whatever the fall-out from Sepp Blatter's decision to step down as Fifa president. Blat

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Blatter quits Fifa; under investigation by US

Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer on Tuesday by saying he would step down as Fifa president in the wake of a corruption investigation that now includes the 79-year-old chief himself. Blatter, who has led soccer's world g

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Blatter aide linked to payments in Fifa probe

US prosecutors believe Fifa president Sepp Blatter's top lieutenant made $10 million in bank transactions that are central to the bribery investigation of the world soccer body, a source familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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