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Football 03 Nov 2015 | 11:03 PM Premium

Sheikh Salman says up to Asian FAs whether he runs

ZURICH (Reuters) - The head of Asian soccer, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain, says he has been "urged" to stand in the election for FIFA president but wants to gauge opinion from football federations in the region before he decides whether to run.

Football 28 May 2015 | 5:27 PM Premium

Hong Kong eyeing implications for banks of FIFA corruption probe

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's de-facto central bank, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA), said on Thursday it was aware of bribery and corruption charges against officials from football's world governing body FIFA, and was monitoring the implications for banks.

Football 28 May 2015 | 1:27 PM Premium

Linchpin of Brazil football business central to FIFA corruption sweep

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - To help bring corruption charges against some of the most powerful men in world football, prosecutors in the United States convinced a Brazilian sports mogul to confess to a life at the nexus of money, football and graft.

Football 28 May 2015 | 6:57 PM Premium

One of worst days in FIFA history, says Figo

ZURICH (Reuters) - The date of May 27 will go down as one of the worst days in the history of world football's governing body FIFA, former presidential candidate Luis Figo said on Thursday.

Football 17 Jun 2015 | 7:37 PM Premium

Swiss bank Julius Baer says has launched internal FIFA investigation

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss bank Julius Baer said on Wednesday it has opened an internal investigation in connection with FIFA amid a corruption scandal surrounding soccer's governing body.

Football 02 Jun 2015 | 8:32 AM Premium

Former Brazil football boss probed for money laundering - source

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The former head of the Brazilian football federation, Ricardo Teixeira, is facing charges of money laundering and tax evasion, a police source said on Monday, as an international bribery scandal put the spotlight on Brazil's national sport.

Football 04 Jun 2015 | 12:32 PM Premium

Accused former FIFA Vice President Warner vows to tell all

PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD (Reuters) - Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner, a central figure in world football's deepening scandal, has vowed to tell investigators all he knows about corruption within the sport's governing body.

Football 03 Jun 2015 | 12:32 PM Premium

Australia, New Zealand welcome Blatter resignation

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Soccer officials from Australia and New Zealand welcomed the shock resignation of FIFA President Sepp Blatter after both publicly backed his main challenger for the office last week.

Football 04 Jul 2015 | 12:32 PM Premium

FIFA's Webb charged in Cayman Island's corruption case: media

(Reuters) - Suspended FIFA vice-president and CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb, already facing charges in football's global bribery scandal, has now been charged in a healthcare fraud case in his native Cayman Islands, local media reported on Friday.

Football 21 Jul 2015 | 12:12 PM Premium

FIFA hasn't come to its senses, says South Korea's Chung

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean tycoon Chung Mong-joon, one of the most influential figures in Asian football, said on Tuesday that leaving Sepp Blatter at the helm of FIFA until a new president is elected shows those in power at the scandal-hit governing body "have yet to come to their senses".