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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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FIFA fails to lift Kuwait suspension – Al-Maayouf faults politics, personal agendas

MEXICO CITY, May 13, (Agencies): Indonesia’s suspension from international soccer for government interference in the country’s football federation has ended after almost a year, FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced on Friday. However, the FIFA Congress confirmed the existing suspensions for Kuwait and Benin over government interference in their football associations. …

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Baffled clubs in plea to FIFA … Let us play – Delegation to lobby

MEXICO CITY, May 12, (RTRS): Kuwait’s clubs are baffled by their country’s exclusion from international soccer and have urged FIFA to end the dispute they say they have nothing to do with. The Kuwait FA (KFA) was suspended by FIFA in October after soccer’s governing body said a draft sports …

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FIFA to name 2026 WC host in May 2020

MEXICO CITY, May 10, (AFP): FIFA said on Tuesday that the country that will host the 2026 World Cup will be chosen in May 2020. Countries will have to present their candidacies before the end of December 2018, the world football body said in a statement after a council meeting in …

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