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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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Iraqi deputy PM resigns, faces graft probe

One of Iraq's three deputy prime ministers resigned on Monday and will be investigated for corruption, officials said, the first tangible result of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi's push to tackle corruption in the face of mounting unrest

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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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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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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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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 quits as FIFA chief after corruption scandal

Sepp Blatter resigned as FIFA president on Tuesday in the face of a US-led corruption investigation that has plunged world soccer's governing body into the worst crisis in its history. Blatter, 79, announced the decision at a

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Blatter wins fifth Fifa term as challenger concedes

Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of Fifa for a fifth term on Friday after his only challenger conceded defeat in an election overshadowed by allegations of rampant corruption in world soccer. Blatter won despite demands that

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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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Questions arise about banks' role in Fifa bribery case

A raft of banks could face tough questions in the sweeping US crackdown on alleged corruption in global soccer as prosecutors review how much they knew about millions of dollars in bribes flowing through the US banking system to accounts around

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