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World Cup sponsors want FIFA’s Blatter to resign now
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World Cup sponsors want FIFA’s Blatter to resign now

AFP - October 2, 2015

NEW YORK -- World Cup sponsors Coca-Cola and McDonald's said Friday that FIFA head Sepp Blatter should step aside immediately to restore confidence in the scandal-plagued body. Visa, also…

Prosecutors begin to close in on Eduardo Li and other FIFA officials
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Prosecutors begin to close in on Eduardo Li and other FIFA officials

The Tico Times - September 29, 2015

As United States prosecutors seeking extradition continue to get help from Swiss authorities, there seems nowhere for Eduardo Li and some of the highest-ranking officials in international football…

Former football official Jack Warner shrugs off FIFA life ban
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Former football official Jack Warner shrugs off FIFA life ban

AFP - September 29, 2015

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago -- Disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner shrugged off his lifetime ban from football on Tuesday, dismissing his punishment as a ploy to…

Switzerland approves extradition to US of Costa Rican FIFA official Eduardo Li
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Switzerland approves extradition to US of Costa Rican FIFA official Eduardo Li

AFP - September 29, 2015

GENEVA, Switzerland -- The Swiss Justice Ministry on Tuesday approved the extradition to the United States of Costa Rican national Eduardo Li, one of the FIFA officials whose arrest…

Soccer needs new guardians, not Old Guard
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Soccer needs new guardians, not Old Guard

Kavitha Davidson | Bloomberg View - September 29, 2015

Swiss authorities announced on Friday that they had opened a criminal investigation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter. It seems the probe into corruption at soccer's global governing…

FIFA president Sepp Blatter faces criminal proceedings
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FIFA president Sepp Blatter faces criminal proceedings

AFP - September 25, 2015

Switzerland's top prosecutor said Friday that criminal proceedings had been opened against FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, on suspicion that he misappropriated funds and violated his duties as…

FIFA corruption probe: Swiss to extradite ex-VP Figueredo to US
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FIFA corruption probe: Swiss to extradite ex-VP Figueredo to US

Tariq Panja | Bloomberg - September 17, 2015

Switzerland approved the extradition of former FIFA Vice President Eugenio Figueredo to the United States on corruption charges as part of a sweeping investigation into accusations of…

FIFA reform taskforce meets for first time
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FIFA reform taskforce meets for first time

AFP - September 2, 2015

BERN, Switzerland – A 12-member committee set up by FIFA to draw up far-reaching reforms to the organization in the wake of a corruption scandal met for the first…

FIFA-Gate: Costa Rica’s Eduardo Li allegedly received 6-figure bribe, says US indictment
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FIFA-Gate: Costa Rica’s Eduardo Li allegedly received 6-figure bribe, says US indictment

The Tico Times - May 28, 2015

It’s safe to say Eduardo Li, the 56-year-old president of Costa Rica’s national football federation, FEDEFUTBOL, didn't think this was how his trip to Europe was going to…