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Football 09 Oct 2015 | 8:32 AM Premium

Insight - As lawyers took control at FIFA, Blatter became increasingly isolated, powerless

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter's loss of control of soccer's world governing body had been evident to staff in its hilltop glass headquarters here well before Thursday's announcement by FIFA's Ethics Committee that he had been suspended.

Football 28 Oct 2015 | 10:57 PM Premium

Seven ready to run for head of FIFA; Nakhid disqualified

ZURICH (Reuters) - Seven candidates are now lined up to take over at FIFA from Sepp Blatter, whose 18 years as president are ending with world soccer's governing body entangled in a scandal over pervasive corruption.

Football 29 Oct 2015 | 4:02 AM Premium

FIFA's Blatter planned for Russia and U.S. to host World Cups

MOSCOW (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter planned for Russia and the United States to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and blamed UEFA president Michel Platini for Qatar's bid victory over the Americans, a spokesman for Blatter said on Wednesday.

Football 31 Oct 2015 | 2:57 AM Premium

FIFA's Blatter says attacks from sponsors politically motivated

LONDON (Reuters) - Embattled soccer boss Sepp Blatter has rejected complaints made by the sport's biggest sponsors over a bribery and corruption scandal, saying they were politically motivated and made at the behest of the United States.

Football 18 Sep 2015 | 8:32 AM Premium

FIFA suspends number-two official after ticket allegations

ZURICH/NEW YORK (Reuters) - World football body FIFA put Jerome Valcke, its second-ranking official, on leave on Thursday just hours after an ex-footballer raised allegations he was involved in a plan to resell 2014 World Cup tickets for a lucrative profit.

Football 07 Aug 2015 | 10:27 PM Premium

North American football body CONCACAF's general secretary Sanz fired

ZURICH (Reuters) - The head of North American football's governing body CONCACAF has been fired following the FBI investigation into corruption allegations at FIFA, a source and his lawyer said.

Other Sport 23 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

UCI backs Armstrong ban

GENEVA (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life on Monday after the International Cycling Union (UCI) ratified the United States Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) sanctions against the American.

Other Sport 23 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

UCI backs Armstrong ban

GENEVA (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life on Monday after the International Cycling Union (UCI) ratified the United States Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) sanctions against the American.

Other Sport 11 Oct 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

What next for Armstrong after devastating report?

PARIS: A damning report placing Lance Armstrong at the heart of the biggest doping programme in sporting history has prompted questions about next steps, with the seven-time Tour de France winner's career and reputation in tatters.

Other Sport 25 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM Premium

Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis admits defrauding supporters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former professional cyclist Floyd Landis, who implicated teammate Lance Armstrong in a doping scheme, agreed to a plea deal in federal court in San Diego on Friday, admitting he defrauded supporters out of nearly $500,000 by claiming that he himself had not doped, prosecutors said.