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Football: US releases three FIFA guilty plea transcripts

A U.S. judge released Monday transcripts of guilty pleas from three prominent defendants in the sweeping FIFA corruption investigation who confessed to crimes and agreed to pay $37.5 million in compensation.

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.

FIFA enacts reforms, chooses new president

No candidate got the required two-thirds majority in the first round of voting to become president, FIFA members did adopt reforms Friday designed to limit the authority of top leaders and end the patronage and waste that prevailed during Sepp Blatter's 18-year term.

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.

FIFA memo asks would-be president to stick to the script

The five candidates to run FIFA have received a very clear message from the global football organization: If you win Friday's election, here's what you say.

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.

FIFA corruption probe: Michel Platini vows to fight ‘injustice’ 

Michel Platini told AFP in an interview Tuesday that he is determined to fight for the FIFA presidency and to clear his name after being banned for eight years.

FIFA ethics tribunal bans Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for 8 years

A FIFA ethics tribunal on Monday banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years saying they had abused their positions over a suspect 2 million Swiss franc payment.

Football: Day of FIFA reckoning for Blatter, Platini

FIFA's ethics watchdog will on Monday give a verdict against Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini with both facing lengthy bans over a suspect two million dollar payment.

Football: Platini fails to get FIFA suspension lifted

Michel Platini's chances of taking over as head of football's most important but corruption-scarred governing body are dwindling.

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