- FIFA scandal reverberating across soccer-crazy South America Updated: May-29-15 4:59 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Within hours of the FIFA scandal breaking, Sergio Jadue, the president of Chile's soccer federation, was declaring his innocence even though he wasn't formally accused of anything.
- Blatter wins re-election despite FIFA corruption scandal Updated: May-29-15 4:34 pm
ZURICH - In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter.
- Swiss say there's no special treatment for soccer officials Updated: May-29-15 3:17 pm
BERN, Switzerland - The immediate price that seven international soccer officials paid for their role in a U.S. corruption probe is perhaps best illustrated by their sudden change of accommodation.
- What lies ahead for FIFA and Sepp Blatter in his 5th term Updated: May-29-15 3:16 pm
ZURICH - The FIFA election is won and done. Sepp Blatter's problems, however, are far from over.
- THE LATEST: Qataris defend integrity in 2022 World Cup bid Updated: May-29-15 8:18 am
ZURICH - The latest on FIFA developments:
- New stars likely to be found at Under-20 World Cup in NZ Updated: May-29-15 1:29 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A world away from the turmoil of corruption and political infighting plaguing soccer, there will be a reminder this weekend of what is best about the game - the talent showcase of the Under-20 World Cup.
- Ex-FIFA vice president Warner leaves jail in ambulance Updated: May-29-15 12:42 am
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner left a Trinidad jail by ambulance Thursday, a day after he was charged in a U.S. corruption case that has led to the arrests of more than a dozen international soccer officials and businessmen.
- A look at the voting blocs in the FIFA president balloting Updated: May-29-15 12:26 am
FIFA's 209 members are expected to elect President Sepp Blatter to a fifth term Friday, based on statements in recent months issued by continental confederations, despite a string of scandals including the indictment of nine soccer officials this week by the U.S. government.
- US to vote for Ali in FIFA election and not Blatter Updated: May-29-15 12:21 am
NEW YORK - The United States says it will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president Friday and not for incumbent Sepp Blatter.
- Hawit becomes CONCACAF acting president after Webb charged Updated: May-28-15 6:14 pm
Alfredo Hawit of Honduras has been appointed acting president of CONCACAF and American Ted Howard has been made acting general secretary.
- UN reviewing FIFA partnerships amid corruption scandal Updated: May-28-15 5:04 pm
- FIFA probe shines light on middle-man sports marketing firms Updated: May-28-15 4:56 pm
NEW YORK - The U.S. Justice Department's targeting of FIFA, soccer's global governing body, has put a spotlight on the powerful role that marketing firms play in the global sports arena.
- Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign amid scandal Updated: May-28-15 3:43 pm
ZURICH - As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body.
- Former FIFA member Blazer's plea seems key to investigation Updated: May-28-15 11:27 am
NEW YORK - Former FIFA executive committee member Chuck Blazer appears to have provided key information that has been central to the Justice Department's soccer corruption investigation, linking other officials in the Americas to a series of schemes.
- Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship Updated: May-28-15 11:13 am
LONDON - Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer's global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ship.
- South Africa's 2010 WCup bid implicated in corruption probe Updated: May-28-15 11:05 am
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa - When South Africa won the right to host Africa's first World Cup, it was seen as a heartwarming reward for Nelson Mandela and a country that had shaken off decades of apartheid.
- 2022 World Cup host Qatar stays silent on FIFA probes Updated: May-28-15 10:39 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Qatar is keeping quiet about the American and Swiss raids that have rocked FIFA and thrown another unwelcome spotlight on the tiny Gulf nation's hosting of the 2022 World Cup.
- Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs Updated: May-28-15 10:38 am
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer's governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.
- CONCACAF wants FIFA election to go ahead despite turmoil Updated: May-28-15 8:30 am
ZURICH - The embattled CONCACAF soccer body says it wants the FIFA presidential election to go ahead Friday.
- Blatter calls crisis meeting, skips 3rd public appearance Updated: May-28-15 8:02 am
ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter chaired an emergency meeting with continental soccer bodies Thursday while staying out of public view himself.
- US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect Updated: May-28-15 5:44 am
BERN, Switzerland - For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world.
- Organizers: U20 World Cup unaffected by FIFA investigation Updated: May-28-15 1:58 am
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Football New Zealand doesn't expect the arrests of some leading FIFA executives on corruption charges to have any impact on the Under-20 World Cup, which kicks off Saturday.
- 12 schemes outlined by prosecutors in soccer indictment Updated: May-27-15 10:42 pm
The indictment of soccer officials and marketing and TV executives Wednesday alleges 12 schemes:
- Failed Australian bid questioned with new FIFA controversy Updated: May-27-15 10:20 pm
Australia spent about $40 million in an attempt to host the 2022 World Cup, an ultimately futile bid which received just one vote when the tournament was awarded to Qatar.
- $150M in bribes, dozen schemes: US prosecutors' FIFA case Updated: May-27-15 9:59 pm
NEW YORK - In accusing soccer federation leaders of tarnishing the sport by taking $150 million in bribes and payoffs, U.S. prosecutors laid out a sweeping corruption case that hinges on the testimony of insiders, including some who have agreed to cooperate in plea deals.