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(Reuters) - Pressure on German Football Association (DFB) chief Wolfgang Niersbach increased considerably on Wednesday after tax raids a day earlier on the world's largest soccer federation in relation to a World Cup 2006 payment to FIFA stunned the nation.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German prosecutors conducted raids on Bavarian tax authorities on Thursday as part of a probe into the leaking of confidential records of Uli Hoeness, the Bayern Munich football club president who stunned Germany last year by admitting to tax dodging.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian prosecutors carried out a series of raids and arrests at soccer clubs across the country linked to investigations into financial fraud and possibly match-fixing, Belgian broadcasters VRT and RTBF said on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - Seven people suspected of manipulating soccer results in at least two Brazilian state leagues have been arrested, officials said on Wednesday.The match-fixing ring involved players, coaches, agents and presidents of clubs in the second and third divisions of the Sao Paulo state championship, said Kelly Cristina Sacchetto Cesar de Andrade, one of the police officers leading the investigation dubbed Operation Game Over. Those arrested Wednesday morning in raids in four Brazilian states were believed to have worked with betting syndicates in Malaysia, China and Indonesia, Sacchetto said.
ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay's president ratified a new law stripping the headquarters of South America's CONMEBOL football confederation of its immunity, paving the way for possible police raids on the complex as the investigation into graft in world football deepens.
LONDON (Reuters) - With just over a week to go until the British transfer window closes for four months, several Premier League clubs are steeling themselves to resist raids on their talented youngsters from bigger rivals.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian investigators carried out raids at Standard Liege and the home of the soccer club's president on Wednesday as part of a inquiry into corruption in player transfers.