- Soccer officials arrested at Swiss hotel in corruption probe Updated: May-27-15 4:02 pm
ZURICH - The U.S. government launched a corruption attack on soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Zurich hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.
- A look at the 7 officials arrested in the FIFA raids Updated: May-27-15 3:50 pm
Here is a look at the seven soccer officials arrested in Switzerland on warrants issued by the U.S. Justice Department after a corruption probe involving FIFA members. All seven are connected with the regional confederations of North and South America and face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Authorities want them extradited to the United States:
- FIFA's commercial partners urged to make their voices heard Updated: May-27-15 3:36 pm
LONDON - FIFA's sponsorship paymasters are facing mounting calls to put pressure on soccer's global governing body to clean up its act - and fast - following Wednesday's arrest of seven officials.
- Trinidad issues arrest warrant for ex-VP of FIFA Warner Updated: May-27-15 3:10 pm
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for former FIFA vice president Jack Warner at the request of authorities in the United States, where he was one of 14 people linked to international soccer indicted on corruption charges.
- FIFA suspends 11 people over soccer corruption cases Updated: May-27-15 2:49 pm
ZURICH - FIFA has suspended 11 people, including two of its vice presidents, from all football-related activities following a U.S. criminal investigation into corruption in world soccer.
- Criminal probe arrives at door of the great survivor Blatter Updated: May-27-15 2:39 pm
ZURICH - Sepp Blatter is arguably the most powerful man in world sports and certainly its greatest survivor.
- UEFA calls for postponement of FIFA elections Updated: May-27-15 1:50 pm
WARSAW, Poland - UEFA says the election scheduled Friday to elect FIFA's president should be postponed and that it will consider boycotting this week's FIFA congress following the arrests of soccer officials in Zurich.
- Russia criticizes US over FIFA case Updated: May-27-15 1:24 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Russia's foreign ministry has heavily criticized the United States over the arrest in Switzerland of officials from soccer's ruling body FIFA.
- 6 of the 7 arrested in FIFA probe oppose extradition to US Updated: May-27-15 12:12 pm
BERN, Switzerland - The Swiss justice ministry says six of the seven soccer officials arrested in a FIFA corruption probe oppose extradition to the United States.
- Gamba Osaka advances in Asian Champion League Updated: May-27-15 10:48 am
OSAKA, Japan - Gamba Osaka advanced to the Asian Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-2 win over FC Seoul on Wednesday.
- FIFA says it is a 'damaged' party in case against officials Updated: May-27-15 9:50 am
ZURICH - FIFA portrayed itself as the victim after authorities in Switzerland and the United States acted swiftly Wednesday on a pair of separate soccer corruption cases.
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- FIFA now subject to federal probes in US, Switzerland Updated: May-27-15 8:24 am
ZURICH - FIFA's reputation for corruption has reignited spectacularly two days before a presidential election expected to give Sepp Blatter four more years at the head of world soccer.
- US Department of Justice statement on FIFA corruption probe Updated: May-27-15 6:22 am
- Text of Swiss prosecutors' statement on FIFA Updated: May-27-15 5:06 am
BERN, Switzerland - Statement issued by Swiss authorities Wednesday in connection with their investigation into FIFA corruption:
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- Brazil's Sao Paulo hires Colombian coach Juan Carlos Osorio Updated: May-26-15 7:30 pm
- Nigerian goalkeeper banned 1 year for spitting at official Updated: May-26-15 4:33 pm
CAIRO - A Nigerian goalkeeper was banned for a year for spitting at an assistant referee and clubs were handed fines totaling $85,000 in disciplinary decisions announced by the Confederation of African Football on Tuesday.
- Sevilla looks to underline Spanish dominance Updated: May-26-15 4:30 pm
WARSAW - In Wednesday's Europa League final, Sevilla can make history in more ways than one.
- Dnipro aims to give fans 'a bit of happiness' Updated: May-26-15 2:30 pm
WARSAW - With their home country torn apart by conflict, the players of surprise Europa League finalist Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk say they are simply focusing on providing fans with "a little bit of happiness."
- FIFA VP Webb says don't risk World Cup for political reasons Updated: May-26-15 2:12 pm
ZURICH - The future of the $5 billion World Cup has become a key battleground in the pursuit of votes in Friday's FIFA presidential election.
- Neuer, Mueller, Kroos left out of Germany squad Updated: May-26-15 1:42 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, forward Thomas Mueller and midfielder Toni Kroos have been left out of Germany's squad for the upcoming friendly against the United States and the European Championship qualifier against Gibraltar.
- Eintracht Frankfurt coach Thomas Schaaf quits after 1 season Updated: May-26-15 7:50 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Eintracht Frankfurt coach Thomas Schaaf has stepped down, blaming the club's board for making him leave after only one season in charge.
- Life on the inside of FIFA being treated like a criminal Updated: May-26-15 7:38 am
ZURICH - Within weeks of becoming a FIFA vice president, Jim Boyce was on a plane when he grasped the low regard in which soccer's leaders are held and the constant suspicion that they are corrupt.
- Rebel soccer club on the rise in Manchester Updated: May-26-15 6:57 am
MANCHESTER, England - It's 90 minutes before kickoff and the stadium's concourse is filling up with excited United fans clutching their match tickets and wearing red-and-white scarves and jerseys.