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Brazil president urges broad investigation after FIFA probe

IBN Live – 5/28/2015

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff called on Wednesday for a comprehensive investigation of wrongdoing in soccer after U.S. and Swiss authorities announced separate inquiries into the activities of the game’s powerful governing body, FIFA. 54 more words

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Sepp Blatter says FIFA must police itself

Sam Borden, Andrew Das, Dan Bilefsky – The New York Times, 5/28/2015

Sepp Blatter, the president of world soccer’s governing body, acknowledged the “unprecedented and difficult times” for his organization on Thursday and said it must do a better job of policing itself, but he largely avoided taking responsibility for the actions of “a tiny minority” arrested in a corruption inquiry this week. 118 more words

Nation, Politics & Government

Red Carded: How We Can Help Remove The 2022 FIFA World Cup From Qatar

On May 13th of 2014, ESPN aired an “E-60,” detailing the processes by which Nepalese workers were migrated to Qatar in hope of employment, while being treated like slaves. 639 more words

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Brazil finishes construction of soccer stadiums 10 months after the World Cup

When Brazil held the 2014 World Cup last summer, a portion of the host stadiums was still undergoing construction.

The BBC reported that two of these venues, Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo and the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, had finally been completed almost a year following the recognized tournament’s conclusion. 216 more words

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