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Honduras ex-President Rafael Callejas goes to US to face FIFA corruption charges
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Honduras ex-President Rafael Callejas goes to US to face FIFA corruption charges

AFP - December 14, 2015

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Former Honduran President Rafael Callejas left in a private jet for the United States on Monday to face charges raised as part of the FIFA corruption scandal,…

Football: Platini fails to get FIFA suspension lifted
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Football: Platini fails to get FIFA suspension lifted

Eric Bernaudeau | AFP - December 11, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Friday backed a 90-day FIFA ban against Michel Platini, in a new blow to the Frenchman's hopes…

Costa Rica prosecutors investigate football official Eduardo Li after international indictments
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Costa Rica prosecutors investigate football official Eduardo Li after international indictments

The Tico Times - December 10, 2015

While United States prosecutors zero in on Eduardo Li and dozens of other FIFA officials with a fury of indictments into alleged corruption in international football, Costa Rican…

Top US sponsors of FIFA urge football body to enact reforms
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Top US sponsors of FIFA urge football body to enact reforms

AFP - December 1, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Top sponsors of corruption-plagued FIFA urged the global football body on Tuesday to enact sweeping reforms with independent oversight, saying only a "cultural change"…

Former Brazil football chief Jose Maria Marin appears in US court in FIFA corruption case
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Former Brazil football chief Jose Maria Marin appears in US court in FIFA corruption case

AFP - November 3, 2015

NEW YORK -- Former Brazilian Football Confederation president José Maria Marin appeared in a United States court Tuesday after being extradited from Switzerland to face charges in…

Platini deal was ‘gentleman’s agreement’ – FIFA’s Blatter
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Platini deal was ‘gentleman’s agreement’ – FIFA’s Blatter

AFP - October 16, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter claimed on Friday that the $2 million payment he made to UEFA president Michel Platini was a "gentleman's agreement." "It was…

Football: Swiss approve extradition of Nicaraguan former FIFA official Rocha
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Football: Swiss approve extradition of Nicaraguan former FIFA official Rocha

AFP - October 15, 2015

GENEVA, Switzerland -- The Swiss justice ministry on Thursday approved the extradition of Nicaragua's Julio Rocha to the United States over charges he accepted bribes. Rocha was one of…

Blatter fights ban amid FIFA turmoil
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Blatter fights ban amid FIFA turmoil

Damon Wake and Eric Bernaudeau | AFP - October 9, 2015

ZURICH, Switzerland – FIFA President Sepp Blatter appealed against the 90-day ban that forced him out of office, his lawyers confirmed Friday, as world football's sleaze-tainted governing body headed into…

Report: Sepp Blatter suspended by FIFA
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FIFA
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Report: Sepp Blatter suspended by FIFA

AFP and The Tico Times - October 7, 2015

A FIFA tribunal elected to suspend its lame-duck president Sepp Blatter for 90 days on Wednesday, according to a report from Paul Kelso of Britain’s Sky News.…

4 reasons why FIFA’s Sepp Blatter must step down immediately
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4 reasons why FIFA’s Sepp Blatter must step down immediately

The Tico Times - October 3, 2015

The big, bad wolf has been howling outside Sepp Blatter's FIFA empire for the past few months, but now the entire foundation around him looks blown away with a…