- 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.
- Former FIFA member Blazer's plea seems key to investigation Updated: May-28-15 1:49 am
NEW YORK - When Chuck Blazer answered the phone at his Trump Tower apartment, his pet macaw Max could often be heard squawking in the background.
- Asian federation still backs Blatter, wants elections Friday Updated: May-28-15 1:15 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The Asian Football Confederation says it still supports Sepp Blatter's bid for another term as FIFA president, and opposes any move to delay Friday's scheduled elections despite a fresh crisis in the sport's global governing body.
- 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:
- FIFA's commercial partners urged to make their voices heard Updated: May-27-15 10:30 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.
- 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.
- Ex-FIFA vice president Warner arrested, granted bail Updated: May-27-15 9:24 pm
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad - Police said former FIFA vice president Jack Warner would spend Wednesday night in jail after surrendering to face an arrest warrant issued at the request of U.S. authorities, who filed corruption charges against him and 13 others tied to international soccer.
- US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe Updated: May-27-15 7:38 pm
ZURICH - The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami.
- How FIFA works: from the congress to executive committee Updated: May-27-15 7:10 pm
ZURICH - From its sleek headquarters in Zurich, FIFA has become a financial giant under Sepp Blatter.
- Nike says it's cooperating with authorities in FIFA probe Updated: May-27-15 5:00 pm
NEW YORK - Nike says it is cooperating with authorities in the U.S. probe into corruption of FIFA, the governing body of soccer worldwide.
- 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 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.
- 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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- Some of Brazil's most successful coaches out of a job Updated: May-26-15 7:45 pm
SAO PAULO - Some of the most successful coaches in Brazilian soccer are without a job, slowly losing out to a younger generation who are bringing fresh ideas and willing to accept lower salaries.
- 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.