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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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Fifa leaves door open for Platini presidential bid

Suspended European soccer chief Michel Platini may be able to run for president of Fifa if he wins an appeal against his 90-day ban, the world governing body said on Tuesday. Outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter and Platini were b

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Swiss target Blatter in criminal probe

Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter, the head of world soccer body Fifa, on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation of funds, the Swiss attorney general's office said on Friday.

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Dubai developer signs up 'Desert Pele' as ambassador

Dubai-based property developer, The First Group, has signed up Saudi Arabian football legend Majed Abdullah as its new brand ambassador for its operations in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region. The former striker for S

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Dubai developer signs up 'Desert Pele' as ambassador

Dubai-based property developer, The First Group, has signed up Saudi Arabian football legend Majed Abdullah as its new brand ambassador for its operations in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region. The former striker for S

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Probes unlikely to disrupt Russia World Cup

American and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption in global soccer are unlikely to lead to any threat to Russia retaining the hosting rights for the 2018 World Cup, according to US and European sources familiar with the probes.

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OSN brings world-class football

As the football season goes into high gear, fans in the region can catch all the action, in full HD, on OSN, it was announced.   A new season of world-class football from across the globe is now showing on Abu Dhabi Sports channels

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Bolivian soccer chief arrested on corruption charges

The head of Bolivia's soccer federation, Carlos Chavez, was arrested on Friday on charges of corruption in the management of finances, the Bolivian public prosecutors office said. Chavez is also the treasurer of the South Amer

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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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