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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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Saudi stadium plan scaled back as oil drop bites

Saudi Arabia's plans to dramatically increase the size and scope of football stadiums around the country have "been shelved" because of the impact of falling oil prices, sources have told Reuters. Under plan

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Qatar defends 2022 World Cup bid

Qatar defended its successful 2022 World Cup bid on Friday following corruption scandals in soccer's governing body Fifa and said it would carry on with plans to stage the event. Qatar's World Cup organising committee said

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Blatter calls for unity at opening address to Fifa

Embattled Fifa president Sepp Blatter called on members of world soccer's governing body to stick together to stamp out corruption in the wake of the latest scandal to hit the game. Addressing the Fifa delegation at Friday'

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Qatar falls further on Fifa probe, MSCI profit-taking

Qatar's bourse fell sharply on Thursday, driven by news of criminal investigations against Fifa soccer officials as well as by profit-taking after an upgrade of some stocks by index compiler MSCI. Most other Gulf markets were also soft.

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Visa threatens to end Fifa sponsorship

Visa has told Fifa it could end its sponsorship of soccer's world governing body if it does not act fast to restore the reputation of the game after senior officials were arrested on bribery and corruption charges. The stateme

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Soccer sponsors dismayed by Fifa graft allegations

Soccer World Cup sponsor Nike said it was cooperating with authorities after bribery and corruption charges against senior Fifa officials were announced by US prosecutors and arrests were made in Switzerland. US prosecutors issued

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Soccer world rocked by Fifa arrests

The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday as seven senior soccer officials were arrested on US corruption charges and faced extradition from Switzerland, whose authorities also announced a criminal investigation in

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Swiss arrest top Fifa officials in corruption cases

Swiss police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer on Wednesday, announcing a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups and plunging the world's most popular sport into turmoil.

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