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Football 14 Jan 2016 | 7:32 AM Premium

Ex-soccer boss in Americas pleads not guilty in U.S. bribe case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former high-ranking football official in the Americas pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges in a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme at the heart of a U.S. investigation into corruption in the sport's world governing body.

Football 30 Dec 2015 | 8:46 AM Premium

Banned Platini could face further trouble over Dubai event

MIAMI (Reuters) - Banned UEFA president Michel Platini could face further investigation from FIFA's Ethics Committee after attending an awards ceremony and conference in Dubai despite being barred from "all football activity".

Football 05 Dec 2015 | 6:53 AM Premium

Factbox - Football officials in Americas charged in FIFA bribery probe

(Reuters) - Twenty-seven football officials are under indictment in the United States over allegations they ran bribery schemes totalling as much as $200 million (£132 million) in the sale of television and marketing rights for football tournaments and matches.

Football 04 Dec 2015 | 11:21 AM Premium

U.S. asks Honduras to extradite ex-president over alleged FIFA ties

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The United States government has made a formal extradition request to Honduras for the country's former President Rafael Callejas over his suspected links to the FIFA corruption scandal, the Honduran government said on Thursday.

Football 04 Dec 2015 | 1:19 AM Premium

Ex-football official from Panama among new FIFA defendants - sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors are charging ex-soccer official Ariel Alvarado of Panama in the next stage of their sweeping criminal case over allegations of corruption in the sport, sources familiar with the matter said.

Football 03 Dec 2015 | 2:24 PM Premium

FIFA says aware of U.S. action, will cooperate

ZURICH (Reuters) - World soccer body FIFA is cooperating with U.S. and Swiss corruption probes, it said on Thursday after more police swoops in the case.

Football 19 Nov 2015 | 3:17 AM Premium

FIFA candidate Sexwale wants shirt sponsors for national teams

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Tokyo Sexwale says he wants national teams to be able to wear sponsors' names on their shirts at an expanded World Cup tournament.

Football 11 Nov 2015 | 5:22 AM Premium

Dutch, Belgians seek advice on whether to sue FIFA

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Netherlands and Belgium have sought legal advice over whether to seek compensation for the cost of their abortive World Cup bid after discovering the choice of Russia for the 2018 finals was pre-planned.

Football 13 Nov 2015 | 8:47 PM Premium

Chile FA chief takes unexpected 30-day medical leave

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean Football Association (ANFP) president Sergio Jadue has taken a 30-day medical leave, the ANFP has said amid media speculation his decision could be linked to the FIFA corruption probe.

Football 03 Nov 2015 | 8:32 AM Premium

Proposed FIFA reforms, including term limits, face rejection

MIAMI (Reuters) - A leading member of FIFA's reform committee, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, says up to 40 percent of the reform proposals made by ethics and compliance chief Domenico Scala could be rejected, including plans for term limits for top executives.