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Police raid German football HQ over 2006 World Cup payment

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Police raided the Frankfurt headquarters of Germany's football association (DFB) on Tuesday and searched the homes of officials to investigate suspected tax evasion linked to the awarding of the 2006 World Cup, prosecutors said.


Soccer agent seized in Monaco on fraud charges

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A soccer agent has been arrested in Monaco on charges in Belgium of fraud, corruption and money laundering in player transfers, Belgian prosecutors said on Wednesday.


Former Anderlecht general manager arrested in widening fraud sting

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Anderlecht's former general manager Herman van Holsbeeck was arrested on Thursday in a widening investigation into fraud, corruption and money laundering during player transfers.

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Doctor at the centre of doping case leaves jail

The doctor at the centre of Spain's biggest investigation into doping in sport was released on bail on Saturday after spending the night in a Madrid jail.


Anderlecht raided in transfer cash probe

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian police raided the offices of Anderlecht and the national football association on Wednesday in relation to a money laundering investigation involving agents and player transfers.


Cycling - Austrian Preidler admits to doping amid investigation

PARIS (Reuters) - Austrian cyclist Georg Preidler on Monday admitted to cheating amid an investigation into blood doping that brought down five skiers at the Nordic skiing world championships last week.

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Police find unused Games tickets in OCI Rio raid

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian police raided Irish Olympic officials on the last day of the Rio Games on Sunday, seizing passports, computers, mobile phones and unused tickets in a rapidly expanding investigation into allegations of an illegal ticketing scam.

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United threatened in suicide bomb plot

A suicide bomb plot to kill football fans at Saturday's English Premier League match between champions Manchester United and Liverpool was foiled by police, I>The Sun/Inewspaper reported on Tuesday.

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Spanish doctor charged in doping investigation

MADRID (AP) - A prosecutor has brought the first formal charges against Eufemiano Fuentes and four other people in Spain's long-running Operation Puerto doping scandal.

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Cops arrest five over UEFA Cup final violence

Police have arrested five men believed to have played a part in the violence that erupted after last year's UEFA Cup final between Glasgow Rangers and Zenit St Petersburg in Manchester.