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Prosecutors mention no fewer than a dozen major financial institutions in their indictment

In its 164-page indictment, the Department of Justice paints a picture of FIFA, the world governing body for soccer, as an organization with questionable bank statements, a maze of wire transfers and at times, one that even did business using envelopes stuffed with cash. 68 more words

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The Impunity Trap

By Jeffrey D. Sachs

Project Syndicate

Ours is a world of impunity. Allegations of corruption swarmed around FIFA for decades, culminating in indictments of current and former officials last week. 447 more words


FIFA’s Corruption Stains World Soccer - NYTimes.com

As it has always done when confronted with allegations or evidence of corruption, FIFA declared that the investigations were good for the organization and that FIFA was fully cooperating. 203 more words


Swiss police arrest 6 soccer officials at request of U.S. authorities ahead of FIFA congress

ZURICH — Six soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich. 235 more words


The lob, featuring Alain Girese

A thousand – maybe a million games later – but the 1986 Coupe de France final, between Girondins Bordeaux and Olympique Marseille, will always be a game to never forget for me. 260 more words


Blatter says he's been 'godfather' for women's soccer

ZURICH — Describing himself as a ”godfather” to women’s soccer at FIFA, Sepp Blatter has acknowledged its appeal still trails that of the men’s game. 299 more words


Canadian Championship game between Whitecaps, Edmonton postponed due to snow

EDMONTON — The first leg of the Amway Canadian Championship semifinal between the Vancouver Whitecaps and FC Edmonton has been postponed due to unplayable conditions at Clarke Field. 59 more words