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FIFA - a tragedy tinged with farce

LONDON (Reuters) - In less than a week, the public face of FIFA has gone from something resembling an old-style Communist Party rally, with a defiant Sepp Blatter fronting ranks of flag-bearing youths, to what looks more like a scene from "Reservoir Dogs".

Analysis - Long arm of U.S. law may struggle to reach all FIFA defendants

NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors may find it difficult to get a number of the people they have charged in the FIFA bribery scandal to face the music. Several cannot be found, and the authorities in some countries may not agree to extradition requests.

Interpol issues wanted-person alerts for six in U.S. FIFA probe

ZURICH (Reuters) - Interpol said on Wednesday it has issued international wanted-person alerts for two former FIFA officials including Jack Warner and four corporate executives at the request of U.S. authorities as part of a corruption probe.

Interpol raids office of Argentine execs named in FIFA scandal - media

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Interpol agents raided on Friday the offices of three Argentine businessmen accused by the United States of paying tens of millions of dollars in bribes in a corruption scandal that has shaken world football, local media reported.

Singapore probes match-fixing at SEA Games

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - At the same time as football's world leaders were meeting in Switzerland vowing to clean up the game following the latest corruption cases, another scandal emerged, this time involving match-fixing in Asia.

Colombia won't arrest Rincon on drug charges - police

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian police will not arrest former Real Madrid and Corinthians midfielder Freddy Rincon because the South American nation has no extradition treaty with Panama where he is wanted on drug-related charges.

Alleged Singapore match-fixing 'mastermind' fails to overturn detention order

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's high court has rejected an application by the alleged head of a global football match-fixing syndicate to review a detention order that has allowed him to be held for more than a year without charge, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Singapore extends orders to hold four over match-fixing

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has extended detention orders that allow it to hold four people accused of being involved in a global football match-fixing syndicate without charge, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Wednesday.

Up to 80 countries a year hit by match-fixing - Interpol

MANCHESTER England (Reuters) - Between 60 and 80 countries have reported allegations of match-fixing for each of the last three years, the head of the Interpol-FIFA initiative set up to fight the crime said on Wednesday.

World Cup ticket-scalping suspect released from Brazilian jail

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Ray Whelan, chief executive of a Swiss hospitality company implicated in an alleged World Cup-ticket resale scheme, was released from jail on Wednesday on the order of Brazil's Supreme Court, Rio's prison authorities said.