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FIFA president says Costa Rica could host World Cup, vows ‘never again’ to corruption scandals in soccer

Infantino announced that FIFA is studying the possibility of hosting the Under-20 Women's World Cup in 2020 in Costa Rica and Panama.

Panama firm pleads guilty in FIFA corruption scandal

Mimo International Imports and Exports admitted to fraud for having illicitly paid $500,000 to Costa Rican Eduardo Li.

FIFA ex-VP Hawit pleads guilty in corruption case

Alfredo Hawit, who is from Honduras and also served as CONCACAF president, appeared Monday at a hearing in a Brooklyn court where he agreed in addition to his guilty pleas to forfeit nearly $1 million.

Football: Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal

The family of Lionel Messi denied Monday that he was involved in tax evasion after the Barcelona star emerged as one of many personalities accused of shady offshore dealings in the Panama Papers scandal.

Costa Rica’s ex-football chief Eduardo Li gets house arrest

The judge's decision came despite a demand from federal prosecutors of a deposit of $10 million to $15 million as security that Li would remain in the U.S. to face fraud and money laundering charges.

Platini withdraws bid for FIFA presidency

Suspended UEFA chief Michel Platini on Thursday withdrew from the race to become FIFA president, saying he will concentrate on clearing his name instead.

Eduardo Li agrees to extradition to the United States

After months of appealing an extradition ruling, former Costa Rica football executive Eduardo Li has agreed to be extradited from Switzerland to the United States, where he faces charges of money laundering and wire fraud.

Top US sponsors of FIFA urge football body to enact reforms

In a joint open letter addressed to FIFA, sponsors AB InBev, adidas, The Coca-Cola Company, McDonald’s and Visa called on FIFA's executive committee to adopt reforms aimed at improving transparency and rooting out corruption

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

Former Brazilian football official José Maria Marin is the latest to appear before a U.S. court to face charges in connection with the FIFA corruption scandal.

Qatar opens mega-camp for 70,000 workers

"Labor City" is a model for other camps that could follow. Qatar plans to build seven "cities" to house foreign laborers working on the 2022 World Cup and other major infrastructure projects.

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