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FIFA and Adidas ties in spotlight – WC graft claims

BERLIN, Oct 21, (AFP): Allegations that Germany bribed its way to secure the right to host the 2006 World Cup not only shook the football world, but also shone a spotlight on cosy ties between sportswear giant Adidas and FIFA. At the heart of the latest graft claims to rock …

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Of slander, blemish

THE decision by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) to suspend all Kuwait’s football activities under the pretext local laws do not correspond with international laws following government ‘interference’ in football affairs in the country is just a flimsy valueless decision. FIFA is currently soaked to the skin in disciplinary …

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FIFA reconfirms presidential election in Feb 2016 – Platini’s status uncertain; reform plan would curb presidency

ZURICH, Oct 20, (Agencies): FIFA decided Tuesday to stick with its presidential election date in February, as uncertainty surrounded Michel Platini’s candidacy and Asia’s top soccer official edged closer to entering the race. With no clear timetable for Platini to challenge his provisional suspension, officials who have supported the UEFA …

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Platini hits back over FIFA payment row – Soccer body’s leaders meet amidst latest scandal storm 

PARIS, Oct 19, (Agencies): UEFA chief Michel Platini on Monday admitted he had no written contract for a $2.0 million payment from FIFA president Sepp Blatter as his chances of replacing the Swiss veteran as head of the world body nosedived ahead of a key FIFA council meeting in Zurich …

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No Gulf Cup here; MP wants special session

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 19: The Cabinet on Monday decided that Kuwait would not host the 23rd Gulf Cup of Nations scheduled for December 2015. The decision was made during Monday’s Cabinet weekly meeting held at Bayan Palace and chaired by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, …

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Clubs reject FIFA decision to suspend Kuwait – MP recommends punishment for clubs that violate country’s laws

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: In what seems to be the last attempt to rescue the situation, some sports clubs in the country have declared outright rejection of FIFA’s decision to suspend Kuwait. Seven clubs out of 16 endorsed a proposal filed by the Chairman of Salmiya Sports Club Sheikh Turki …

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Sheikh Salman, Asia’s soft-spoken strongman – ‘We need some stability’

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16, (Agencies): Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa isn’t the first Asian football chief to aspire to run FIFA, but with his powerful backers and opportunistic timing he could be the first to succeed. The soft-spoken Bahraini royal took over an Asian confederation in turmoil after Mohamed …

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‘IOC received inaccurate info on Kuwait sports situation’ – FIFA ban Thai soccer chief, Hayatou delays arrival

GENEVA, Oct 12, (Agencies): Kuwaiti Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said Monday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) received inaccurate information on the Kuwaiti sports situation, but “we have rectified the image.” Speaking to KUNA following his meeting with IOC …

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Delegation seeks to assure FIFA; Kuwaiti officials, MPs fly to Switzerland

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 10, (KUNA): Chairman of the parliamentary youth affairs committee MP Abdullah Al- Maiouf said on Saturday the Kuwaiti delegation, on a mission to Switzerland, will seek to persuade FIFA that the local sports laws do not contravene with the Olympic Charter. MP Al-Maiouf, in a statement to …

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Kuwait clubs back govt in dispute with FIFA

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 9, (RTRS): Kuwait’s national sports clubs have rallied behind the Gulf state’s authorities in their dispute with FIFA over alleged government interference in local soccer associations, state news agency KUNA said on Friday. FIFA, world soccer’s governing body, has given the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) until next …

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