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Football 15 Aug 2015 | 8:32 AM

Brazil police raid World Cup arena, Odebrecht offices in fraud probe

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.

Football 18 Jul 2015 | 12:02 AM

FIFA powerbrokers to plot future in Monday meeting

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.

Football 16 Jul 2015 | 12:42 PM

Labour unions, human rights groups step up calls for FIFA reform

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.

Football 26 Jun 2015 | 3:12 AM

Paraguay president strips regional football confederation of immunity

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.

Football 12 Jun 2015 | 9:42 AM

Amid fireworks and razzmatazz, Copa America kicks off

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.

Football 02 Jun 2015 | 11:27 PM

FIFA vice president suggests sinister U.S tactics

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - FIFA vice president Issa Hayatou said the arrest of officials from world football's governing body in Zurich last week at the behest of the U.S. Justice department should have been carried out on American soil.

Football 01 Jun 2015 | 9:12 PM

Blatter disgraced FIFA, says former VP Warner

BERLIN (Reuters) - No one has brought more shame on FIFA than its president Sepp Blatter and he should step aside for a younger leader, the organisation's former vice president Jack Warner has said.

Football 30 May 2015 | 11:02 AM

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.

Football 30 May 2015 | 3:27 AM

No acclamation just chutzpah from unconvincing Blatter

(Reuters) - Sepp Blatter's face told its own story.

Football 29 May 2015 | 8:32 AM

Accused former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner freed

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.