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FIFA candidates head to Qatar – Sexwale says time for alliances

MIAMI, Jan 29, (Agencies): Four of the candidates for president of FIFA are heading to Qatar for meetings on Saturday, with one of them, South African Tokyo Sexwale, saying “the time for alliances is coming”. The development suggests that electoral horse-trading might be about to begin in the battle to …

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Court ‘clears’ Sheikh Ahmad – Final say with Supreme Court

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 25, (AFP): Kuwait’s appeals court Monday cleared top sports executive and prominent royal family member Sheikh Ahmad Fahad Al-Sabah of charges of insulting the judiciary. The court acquitted Sheikh Ahmad, a member of the FIFA executive committee and the International Olympic Committee, of all charges pressed against …

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Blatter still being paid salary despite ban from world soccer

MIAMI, Jan 19, (Agencies): FIFA’s Sepp Blatter may have been banned for eight years from the game but he is still receiving his president’s salary from world soccer’s governing body, a spokesman for FIFA’s Audit and Compliance Committee told Reuters on Monday. Blatter was suspended for 90 days by FIFA …

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Kuwait fined, forfeit match – FIFA ban

LONDON, Jan 13, (Agencies): Kuwait have been fined 10,000 Swiss francs ($9,932.46) and forfeited November’s World Cup 2018 qualifier against Myanmar after failing to play the match due to a FIFA ban, soccer’s governing body said in a statement on Wednesday. The Kuwait Football Association were suspended from FIFA in …

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Ethics watchdog recommends 9-yr ban for Valcke

ZURICH, Jan 5, (RTRS): FIFA’s ethics watchdog has recommended a nine-year ban for secretary-general Jerome Valcke over accusations of corruption over the sale of World Cup tickets, one of dozens of allegations involving officials at soccer’s crisis-plagued governing body. Cornel Borbely, chief investigator for FIFA’s independent ethics committee, requested that …

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FIFA presents reform package – 36-member council to replace ‘Exco’

ZURICH, Dec 23, (RTRS): Shaken by corruption scandals, global soccer body FIFA on Wednesday presented the detailed reforms it will ask members to adopt in February at a special congress that seeks to restore its reputation and elect a new leader. The reforms include limiting the number of terms top …

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Platini calls FIFA’s 8-year ban a ‘kick in the teeth’ – Blatter to use all legal steps to clear name

PARIS, Dec 22, (AFP): Michel Platini called FIFA’s eight-year ban a “kick in the teeth” but vowed in an interview with AFP on Tuesday to fight on for the presidency of world football’s governing body. The FIFA vice president and UEFA leader condemned the ethics committee that banned him on …

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Sheikh Salman ‘favorite’ to head FIFA – Mixed reaction to Blatter, Platini bans

LONDON, Dec 21, (Agencies): Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa from Bahrain was made the favourite to become FIFA’s new president in February’s election by bookmaker William Hill on Monday following the eight-year ban on UEFA president Michel Platini. Sheikh Salman, the president of the Asian Football Confederation, is 6-5, …

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FIFA bans Blatter, Platini for 8 yrs

ZURICH, Dec 21, (Agencies): A FIFA ethics tribunal on Monday banned Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini for eight years saying they had abused their positions over a 2 million Swiss francs payment made to Platini. The sentence against the two most powerful men in football stunningly highlighted the troubles faced …

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‘Suspended’ Platini will not attend FIFA hearing – 2 plead not guilty

PARIS, Dec 16, (Agencies): Suspended European soccer chief Michel Platini will not attend Friday’s FIFA ethics committee hearing in protest at what he condemns as a political process designed to prevent him running to lead the world governing body, his lawyers said on Wednesday. Platini was provisionally suspended for 90 …

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