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Prince Ali urges FIFA to stick with February election date

FIFA’s presidential election should go ahead as planned on Feb. 26 and not be delayed due to the suspensions of Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan said on Wednesday.
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Exclusive - FIFA mulls delaying presidential election, calls crisis meeting

fifa is discussing delaying the election for its next president, two sources told Reuters, a move that could give Michel Platini more time to appeal against his ban from the game and then stand to replace departing leader Sepp Blatter.
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FIFA's ethics panel suspends Blatter and Platini

World soccer chief Sepp Blatter and European boss Michel Platini were suspended on Thursday, engulfed by a deepening Corruption scandal as their sport faces criminal investigations in Switzerland and the United States.
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Coke, McDonald's join sponsor call for FIFA's Blatter to resign

Major soccer sponsors on Friday issued coordinated calls for the immediate resignation of fifa president Sepp Blatter in the most significant move by companies supporting the sport since a Bribery and Corruption scandal erupted at world football's governing body last May.
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FIFA sponsors Coca-Cola, McDonald's call on Blatter to resign

Coca-Cola Co and McDonald's, on Friday called for the immediate resignation of fifa president Sepp Blatter a week after Swiss authorities said they were opening a criminal investigation into the head of the world soccer body.In quick succession, the major sponsors of fifa released statements demanding Blatter step down, in the strongest sign yet companies that have long linked their brand names to the global sport will push for change in the organisation.
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Why is there so much greed in English football?

There has always been Corruption in football. In the first few decades after 1863, when it all began with the setting up of The FA, it was strictly an amateur game, which was how the public-school founding fathers believed that God and nature had intended it.
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FA accused of ‘institutional failure’ over Sam Allardyce England appointment

The Football Association has been accused of “institutional failure” by a parliamentary committee for failing to conduct proper due diligence on Sam Allardyce, after the England manager departed after only one match in charge following a newspaper sting.
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Former FIFA powerbroker Warner banned for life

Trinidadian Jack Warner, once one of the most powerful men in world football, has been banned from all football-related activities for life, the ethics committee of the global governing body fifa said on Tuesday.
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For Blatter, Swiss raid shows FIFA probe moving closer to home

Since the explosive indictments and arrests of international football officials in May, fifa President Sepp Blatter -- previously a prolific traveller -- had only once left his home base of Switzerland. In the end, he wasn’t even safe in his own office.On Friday morning, staff from the Swiss Attorney General’s Office (OAG) arrived at FIFA’s headquarters building high in the hills above Zurich.
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Swiss target Blatter in criminal probe

Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter, the head of world football body fifa, on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and misappropriation of funds, the Swiss attorney general's office said on Friday.
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