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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.