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Swiss examine 152 suspicious transfers linked to FIFA probe

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss authorities are reviewing more than 150 reports of suspicious financial activity linked to FIFA's decision to award Russia and Qatar the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, a spokesman for the attorney general said on Tuesday.

FIFA says Thailand's Makudi banned for three months

ZURICH (Reuters) - Former FIFA executive committee member Worawi Makudi was banned again on Monday for failing to respect an earlier suspension imposed during an investigation over alleged misconduct, football's governing body said.

Meal vouchers and water feed FIFA jamboree as austerity bites

MIAMI (Reuters) - As the princes, sheikhs and diplomats who would rule world football filed into a Miami airport hotel it struck an incongruous tone, a world away from the opulent jamborees of popular myth.

Exclusive: Nearly $1 million in FIFA funds missing in Guatemala - sources

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Nearly $1 million in funds from soccer's global governing body FIFA may have gone missing from Guatemala's soccer federation last year, according to sources and an internal audit seen by Reuters.

"Whistleblower" helps Swiss investigation against FIFA's Blatter

ZURICH (Reuters) - An important witness has offered information to help criminal proceedings against long-time president of the world soccer body FIFA, Sepp Blatter, the Swiss attorney general's office said on Thursday.

FIFA inspector was banned for seeking personal favours - committee

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's ethics committee said on Thursday that former World Cup bid inspector Harold Mayne-Nicholls repeatedly asked for personal favours from one of the countries that bid to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.

Suspended Guatemalan judge pleads not guilty in U.S. football case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A suspended Guatemalan judge who was arrested while aboard a Disney cruise ship has pleaded not guilty to charges that he took bribes in exchange for media and marketing rights to World Cup qualifier matches.

Banned Platini could face further trouble over Dubai event

MIAMI (Reuters) - Banned UEFA president Michel Platini could face further investigation from FIFA's Ethics Committee after attending an awards ceremony and conference in Dubai despite being barred from "all football activity".

Blatter gives up on FIFA, says fighting for his honour -Bunte

ZURICH (Reuters) - Banned FIFA president Sepp Blatter feels "abandoned" by the global football body and will now focus on clearing his name, the 79-year-old Swiss told German magazine Bunte.

Former Salvadoran national football player Alfredo Pacheco shot dead

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Alfredo Pacheco, a football player who played for the Salvadoran national side before being banned from the sport for life for his involvement in match fixing, was murdered on Sunday, the Salvadoran attorney general's office said.