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Sheikh Ahmad to appeal sentence

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11, (AP): A Kuwaiti sheikh who is a major powerbroker in the Olympics and world soccer was sentenced to six months in prison for comments made in a television interview three years ago, a local newspaper reported Friday. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who is a member of …

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MP brandishes prosecution over sports issue – FIFA hit on ‘friendly’ threat

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 11: Chairman of the Youth and Sports Committee of the National Assembly Abdullah Al- Mayouf said the committee will refer sports issue to the Public Prosecution if corrupt practices have been proven. He pointed out the committee is planning to recommend the evacuation of the Football Association …

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Blatter in FBI spotlight over $100m bribery case: report – Platini hopeful new document can clear his name at FIFA

LONDON, Dec 7, (AFP): US authorities are investigating evidence indicating FIFA’s suspended president Sepp Blatter knew about $100 million (92 million euros) in bribes paid to former members of the football body, a BBC report said Sunday. The BBC investigation alleges that sports marketing company ISL paid a total of …

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Qatar says labour abuse claims ‘simply untrue’ – Amnesty criticises FIFA for not doing enough

DOHA, Dec 3, (AFP): Qatar on Wednesday dismissed claims it has done almost nothing to tackle migrant labour abuse since being awarded the 2022 World Cup exactly five years ago as “simply untrue”. In a vigorous defence of its treatment of foreign labourers, Doha said an Amnesty International report arguing …

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FIFA discusses reforms amid new sponsor attacks – ‘Changes should be subject to independent oversight’

ZURICH, Dec 2, (AFP): FIFA’s leadership held talks on reforms Wednesday as sponsors who provide hundreds of millions of dollars demanded independent leadership of changes to football’s scandal-tainted governing body. The FIFA executive committee — with president Sepp Blatter and vice president Michel Platini both suspended — is holding two …

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Messi, Ronaldo & Neymar are Ballon d’Or nominees – Argentine overwhelming favourite 

LONDON, Nov 30, (RTRS): Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will go head-to-head once again for the title of world’s best footballer after being short-listed along with Neymar on Monday for the 2015 FIFA Ballon d’Or. For the seventh time in eight years, the dynamic duo of Barcelona’s Messi and Real …

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Platini facing life ban from soccer – ‘Lawyer calls proposed punishment scandal, excessive’

PARIS, Nov 24, (AFP): FIFA’s ethics watchdog wants Michel Platini banned for life over a suspect payment, the UEFA president’s lawyer said on Tuesday. Platini, until recently the favourite to take over football’s world body, and FIFA president Sepp Blatter will find out in the next month whether a FIFA …

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Sheikh Ahmad wants bigger role than presidency

LAUSANNE, Nov 20, (AFP): Asia’s powerful Olympic chief Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah said Friday that he is not bidding to succeed FIFA president Sepp Blatter because he has a bigger role to play in cleaning up world football. “Why don’t I want to succeed Sepp Blatter? Because I …

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FIFA postpones Kuwait next World Cup qualifying match – Becker backs Beckenbauer in World Cup graft row

ZURICH, Nov 13, (Agencies): FIFA has postponed Kuwait’s next World Cup qualifying match because its federation is suspended from international soccer for government interference. Kuwait was to play at Myanmar in neutral Bangkok, Thailand, on Tuesday in an Asian qualifying group. FIFA says “taking into account the suspension, the match …

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Blatter again points finger at Sarkozy over Qatar – Credit Suisse says investigated by Swiss, US authorities

PARIS, Oct 30, (AFP): Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter has again accused former French president Nicolas Sarkozy of influencing the awarding of the 2022 World Cup hosting rights to Qatar rather than the United States. Qatar controversially won the right to host the 2022 World Cup, a decision that has …

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