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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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FIFA rejects claim

MILAN, May 28, (AP): An alleged plot by FIFA President Gianni Infantino to oust the official who oversaw the salary offer he refused to accept has been dismissed as “ludicrous” by world soccer’s governing body. FIFA responded to reports in Saturday’s edition of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung which the German daily …

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FIFA seeks two-year ban for Niersbach over Germany’s 2006 bid – ‘Duties of disclosure’

ZURICH, May 20, (AFP): FIFA’s ethics committee on Friday recommended a two-year ban from all football activities for Wolfgang Niersbach, former president of the German Football Association (DFB), over an alleged corruption scandal around the right to host the 2006 World Cup. FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber said they had received a …

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Govt spending key driver of Kuwait construction sector – One of the few countries in GCC spending money after 2008 economic slump: experts

KUWAIT CITY, May 16: Kuwait is probably one of the few countries in the GCC that is spending money after the 2008 economic slump, says Senior Vice President at Hill International Middle East Jeff Badman. In a report published by constructionweekonline.com Sunday, Badman pointed out that Kuwait was booming in …

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Cabinet says very unhappy over FIFA’s failure to lift suspension – Acting PM Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled chairs weekly meeting

KUWAIT CITY, May 16, (KUNA): The cabinet held its customary weekly meeting at Bayan Palace on Monday under chairmanship of Acting Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah. At the onset of the meeting, the cabinet was apprised of a letter received by His Highness the Amir …

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Soccer fans in Kuwait react to FIFA’s refusal to lift ‘ban’ – Govt urged to take steps

KUWAIT CITY, May 14: The recent refusal of the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) to lift the ban on Kuwait Football Association has drawn multitude of comments and negative reactions from soccer fans in Kuwait. Most of the people who reacted to the development agreed that the government should …

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