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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Police raided a stadium in the northeastern city of Recife and other offices around Brazil on Friday as part of an investigation into fraud in contracting for the arena, which was built for the 2014 FIFA World Cup football tournament.
ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's future will begin to take shape on Monday when its executive committee meets to choose a date for the presidential election and discuss proposed reforms to football's discredited governing body.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prominent labour union and human rights groups on Wednesday stepped up public pressure on world football body FIFA, which is currently mired in a corruption scandal, to agree to be reformed and clean up its act through an independent process.
ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay's president ratified a new law stripping the headquarters of South America's CONMEBOL football confederation of its immunity, paving the way for possible police raids on the complex as the investigation into graft in world football deepens.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - South America's top football competition kicked off on Thursday amid fireworks and razzmatazz, as football fans across the continent tried to forget the corruption scandals plaguing the sport and concentrate on events on the pitch.
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.
(Reuters) - Sepp Blatter's face told its own story.
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.