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FIFA threatens legal action against Kuwait

ZURICH, Nov 19, (AFP): World football body FIFA has joined the International Olympic Committee in threatening legal action against Kuwait over the government takeover of sporting bodies, according to a letter obtained by AFP. The letter from FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura also reaffirmed that Kuwait would be kept in …

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FIFA bans Qatari official from Asian vote – Racism task force achieved its goal: Samoura

PANAJI, India, Sept 26, (AFP): World football body FIFA has banned a senior Qatari official from running in elections for a seat on its new-look council over an investigation. Scandal-plagued FIFA’s ethics committee last month recommended a two-and-a-half-year ban from the game for Saoud Al-Mohannadi, vice-president of the Qatar Football …

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OCA sets up sub-offices as Kuwait row rumbles – ‘Asian Games protected’

DANANG, Vietnam, Sept 24, (RTRS): The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has decided to set up five new sub-offices to enable it to function effectively while the row with the Kuwait government continues over its headquarters in the Gulf State. Kuwait was suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in …

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FIFA protests seizure of football office in Kuwait – Letter warns on escalation of dispute

ZURICH, Sept 2, (AFP): World governing body FIFA has written to the Kuwait Football Association giving a new warning over the “escalation” of a power struggle between the government and Kuwait’s sports authorities, a spokesperson said Friday. FIFA added its voice to the International Olympic Committee’s protest over the government’s …

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POLICE ASSIST TRANSITION OF SPORTS OFFICES – Amir takes lead, gives direction to sport

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 29, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has placed his personal weight as the top State leader behind national-level efforts aimed at rejuvenating the Kuwaiti sports and encouraging young athletes. As part of his keenness on the issue, His Highness the Amir on …

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FIFA ‘seeks’ ban for Qatar official

ZURICH, Aug 26, (RTRS): A FIFA ethics investigator has recommended that a senior Qatari official should be banned from the game for at least two-and-a-half years and fined 20,000 Swiss francs ($20,676) over allegations he failed to cooperate with an inquiry. The recommendation, announced by the global soccer body’s ethics …

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Olympic, football bodies dissolved – ‘Financial irregularities’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 25, (Agencies): The Public Authority for Sports (PAS) has decided to dissolve the Kuwait Football Association and the Kuwaiti Olympic Committee, assigning two interim commissions — alluding the measure to financial irregularities. Kuwait sports authority dissolves football Assoc., Olympic committee Hmoud Flaiteh, PAS deputy general director, affirmed …

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FIFA panel opens probes into S. Africa match-fixing cases

ZURICH, Aug 24, (RTRS): FIFA’s ethics watchdog has opened formal proceedings against ex-South Africa football chief Kirsten Nematandani and two other functionaries over alleged violations connected to fixing international friendlies in 2010, it said on Wednesday. The adjudicatory chamber of global soccer body FIFA’s independent Ethics Committee said it opened …

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Ex-FIFA prez Havelange dies at 100 – Reputation damaged by corruption

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 16, (AP): Joao Havelange, who as president of FIFA for two decades transformed soccer’s governing body into a multibillion-dollar business and a hotbed for subsequent corruption that damaged its reputation, has died. He was 100. Havelange, who was suffering from a respiratory infection, died early Tuesday …

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KUWAIT LEGISLATORS AMEND CONTROVERSIAL SPORTS LAW – ‘Unlikely to score FIFA, IOC goals’

KUWAIT CITY, June 20: Kuwaiti lawmakers have approved sweeping changes to the country’s sports laws likely to prolong bans imposed by international football and the Olympics. World football’s governing body FIFA and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) suspended Kuwait in October over laws that allow government interference in sports. Several …

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