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Accused ex-football official cites newspaper spoof in FIFA's defence

A former fifa executive accused of soliciting bribes in the Corruption case brought by U.S. authorities against world football officials, wants to know why the United States is hosting this year's World CUP if it dislikes football's governing body so much.
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FIFA's Blatter faces division and suspicion as fifth term begins

fifa President Sepp Blatter began his fifth term at the helm of football's governing body on Saturday facing the daunting task of restoring public faith in an organisation tainted by allegations of Corruption and deeply divided over his re-election
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Blatter defies calls to quit as FIFA scandal widens

Corruption charges engulfing world football's governing body have heaped shame and humiliation on the game, fifa President Sepp Blatter said on Thursday, although he flatly rejected calls to resign over the widening scandal.With fifa facing the worst crisis in its 111-year history, Michel Platini, who heads Europe's football confederation UEFA, said he had told Blatter to go "with tears in my eyes", but the 79-year-old had refused."I said, 'I'm asking you to leave, fifa's image is terrible.'
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Questions arise about banks' role in FIFA bribery case

A raft of banks could face tough questions in the sweeping U.S. crackdown on alleged Corruption in global football as prosecutors review how much they knew about millions of dollars in bribes flowing through the U.S. banking system to accounts around the world.
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World football rocked by U.S., Swiss arrests of officials for graft

The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday as seven senior football officials were arrested on U.S. Corruption charges and faced extradition from Switzerland, whose authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.
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Swiss arrest top global football officials in U.S., Swiss corruption cases

Seven of the most powerful figures in global football faced extradition to the United States on Corruption charges after being arrested on Wednesday in Switzerland, where authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.
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‘Nederlandse voetballers verdacht van matchfixing in Finland’

Four Dutch football players who are playing in the third division of Finland are suspected of match fixing. The foursome is aware of no harm conscious and has since returned to the Netherlands. A former player of RKC Waalwijk together with three other former players of Eijma are being suspected of bribery by their club Atlantis FC.
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Rio Olympics hit again as fraud charges levelled against construction consortium

Casting a new pall over the summer Olympics, federal authorities in Brazil have raided the offices of a construction consortium contracted to build one of the main competition facilities in Rio De Janeiro amidst charges that it skimmed off millions of dollars in a new Corruption investigation.
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Trekken de Panama Papers van het profvoetbal de beerput eindelijk open?

Great Britain is in the grip of a bribery scandal in British football. An undercover operation by The Daily Telegraph reveals widespread corruption in the English top football and exposes bribery and illegal practices with the transfers of football players.
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Sam Allardyce: Ex-England manager could face football ban

Sam Allardyce could be banned over the revelations that led to his exit as England manager, Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn says. Allardyce left his role after the Daily Telegraph claimed he told undercover reporters posing as businessmen how to "get around" player transfer rules.
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