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Football 28 May 2015 | 9:12 AM

Costa Rica opens probes into arrested FIFA official Eduardo Li

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rica has opened investigations into the president of the country's football federation who was among seven FIFA executives arrested in Switzerland on Wednesday on corruption charges brought by prosecutors in the United States.

Football 28 May 2015 | 1:27 PM

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 | 5:27 PM

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 | 6:57 PM

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 29 May 2015 | 1:42 AM

IOC president tells FIFA it's time to clean up its act

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA needs to learn from the Olympic movement's experience and become more transparent if it is to regain its credibility, the president of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach told delegates at the opening of the FIFA Congress on Thursday.

Football 29 May 2015 | 8:32 AM

Accused former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner freed

PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) - Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner, who has been accused of soliciting bribes as part of a vast corruption case against senior football officials, left jail in Trinidad and Tobago via ambulance on Thursday after he was granted bail, according to local media.

Football 29 May 2015 | 8:32 AM

FIFA brothers scrambled to deposit cash hoard at U.S. banks, U.S. court documents show

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two brothers who pleaded guilty in the FIFA football bribery scandal deposited large sums of cash in a frenzied series of visits to U.S. banks, hoping to avoid detection by authorities, U.S. court documents released this week showed.

Football 29 May 2015 | 2:52 PM

Blatter the right man for the job says power-broker Sheikh Ahmad

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter is the right man for the job and should be re-elected for another four years on Friday, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, one of the most powerful men in world sport, has told Reuters in an interview.

Football 29 May 2015 | 5:17 PM

FIFA scandal no surprise for Australian whistle-blower

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Bonita Mersiades, a prominent activist for change in global football governance, might be expected to be feeling more than a little vindicated following this week's arrests of high-ranking FIFA officials in Zurich.

Football 31 May 2015 | 5:47 AM

FIFA's Blatter comes out fighting despite scandal and divisions

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter came out fighting on Saturday as he began his fifth term in charge of football's governing body, implying that the United States timed the announcement of a major corruption probe to try to scupper his re-election bid.