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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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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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Qatar, Russia World Cups will go ahead: Fifa

Soccer's governing body Fifa called the arrest of six of its leading figures on bribery charges a "difficult moment" but said President Sepp Blatter would not step down and that the next World Cups would go ahead as planned in Russ

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