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CAF President Ahmad Ahmad Banned for Five Years by FIFA

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad Banned for Five Years by FIFA

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad Banned for Five Years by FIFA CAF President Ahmad Ahmad Banned for Five Years by FIFA FIFA on Monday banned the top official in African soccer from the sport for five years, upending the leadership of one of its six regional confederations only months before a presidential election and offering a new reminder that corruption continues …

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FIFA Plans to Order Release of Players Over Clubs’ Objections

FIFA Plans to Order Release of Players Over Clubs’ Objections

FIFA Plans to Order Release of Players Over Clubs’ Objections FIFA Plans to Order Release of Players Over Clubs’ Objections After weeks of indecision and discussion, FIFA is planning to order soccer clubs to release players who have been called up for World Cup qualification games next week, a move that is likely to lead to a furious backlash from …

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino Under Criminal Investigation

FIFA President Gianni Infantino Under Criminal Investigation

FIFA President Gianni Infantino Under Criminal Investigation FIFA President Gianni Infantino Under Criminal Investigation A federal prosecutor in Switzerland said on Thursday that he had opened a criminal investigation into Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, after concluding that there were “indications of criminal conduct” in meetings between Infantino and an official overseeing an investigation into soccer corruption. The investigation …

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Jailed FIFA Official Juan Ángel Napout Contracts Coronavirus in Florida Prison

Jailed FIFA Official Juan Ángel Napout Contracts Coronavirus in Florida Prison

Jailed FIFA Official Juan Ángel Napout Contracts Coronavirus in Florida Prison Jailed FIFA Official Juan Ángel Napout Contracts Coronavirus in Florida Prison Juan Ángel Napout, a former vice president of soccer’s governing body FIFA serving a nine-year sentence for corruption, has tested positive for the coronavirus inside a Miami federal prison. The positive result came days after a federal judge …

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Sexual Abuse Case in Haiti Soccer Puts FIFA Under Scrutiny Again

Sexual Abuse Case in Haiti Soccer Puts FIFA Under Scrutiny Again

Sexual Abuse Case in Haiti Soccer Puts FIFA Under Scrutiny Again Sexual Abuse Case in Haiti Soccer Puts FIFA Under Scrutiny Again A year after the ouster of the head of soccer in Afghanistan over accusations that he sexually abused female players, global soccer is facing another serious case that is raising questions over its commitment to protecting vulnerable athletes. …

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Fifa 21 release date confirmed for September despite coronavirus difficulties

Fifa 21 release date confirmed for September despite coronavirus difficulties

Fifa 21 release date confirmed for September despite coronavirus difficulties Fifa 21 release date confirmed for September despite coronavirus difficulties Electronic Arts have announced a release schedule for their upcoming games, including Fifa 21. Despite difficulties in production and distribution caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Fifa 21 and Madden 21 are on course for a September release, consistent with previous years. Other video games had already …

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Rafael Callejas, Honduran Ex-President Convicted in FIFA Case, Dies at 76

Rafael Callejas, Honduran Ex-President Convicted in FIFA Case, Dies at 76

Rafael Callejas, a former president of Honduras who was ensnared in an international soccer scandal and convicted in the United States of taking bribes while president of his nation’s soccer federation, died on April 4 in Atlanta. He was 76. The cause was complications of acute myeloid leukemia, his lawyer, Manuel J. Retureta, said. He had been living in Atlanta …

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U.S. Success Puts Focus on Swiss Failures in FIFA Corruption Case

U.S. Success Puts Focus on Swiss Failures in FIFA Corruption Case

Days after the U.S. Department of Justice unveiled more details in a case that has shined a light on decades-long corruption at the heart of soccer, the Swiss authorities have confirmed that they planned to drop one of two cases against Sepp Blatter, a former president of FIFA, the sports global governing body. Blatter had been suspected of improper business …

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U.S. Prosecutors Say Qatar and Russia Bribed FIFA Officials to Win World Cup Bids

U.S. Prosecutors Say Qatar and Russia Bribed FIFA Officials to Win World Cup Bids

After years of investigations and indictments, the United States Department of Justice on Monday said for the first time that representatives working for Russia and Qatar had bribed former FIFA officials to secure hosting rights for soccer’s World Cup. Prosecutors made the accusations in an indictment charging three media executives and a sports marketing company with a number of crimes, …

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