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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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SOCCER TURMOIL: Swiss to probe World Cup bids

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 says BBC crew on tour held for trespass

A BBC television team was arrested in Qatar and held for two nights in prison while reporting on living conditions for migrant labourers working on the 2022 World Cup, the broadcaster said on Monday. Qatar had organised a press to

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German TV team held in Qatar for lacking permit

A German television team reporting on Qatar 2022 World Cup preparations was arrested and questioned by the authorities who prevented it from leaving for five days, broadcaster WDR said. Qatar said the team did not have a permit to

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Sheikh Ahmad joins Fifa top table

Kingmaker Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah of Kuwait extended his influence further into soccer on Thursday when he was elected unopposed as one of Asia's three ordinary representatives on Fifa's executive committee. Sheikh

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Vinci denies claim of forced labour in Qatar

French construction group Vinci has denied a claim from a campaign group over alleged forced labour involving migrant workers on building projects tied to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The Sherpa NGO said in a statement it had subm

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Qatar ‘should be stripped of World Cup’ – Fifa member

Qatar should be stripped of the 2022 World Cup in order to rectify the mistake of awarding them the world's biggest single sports event, outgoing Fifa Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Tuesday. Zwanziger, the f

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Qatar prioritises sustainability for World Cup projects

Qatar is on track to ensure the overwhelming majority of the projects to be used in the 2022 Fifa World Cup will achieve world-class standards of sustainability, said a top official. “We are saying that 80 per cent of the co

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Clubs will seek compensation if World Cup held in Nov

European clubs want compensation if Fifa stages the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November and December while the leagues said such a move would cause "great damage" to domestic soccer. Meanwhile, the world players' uni

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