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Former Peru soccer official found not guilty in U.S. FIFA bribery case

Former Peru soccer official found not guilty in U.S. FIFA bribery case

Former Peru soccer federation president, Manuel Burga, was found not guilty on Tuesday of racketeering conspiracy by a U.S. jury in New York. Burga was charged along with Juan Angel Napout, the former president of the South American soccer governing body CONMEBOL and Paraguay’s soccer federation, and Jose Maria Marin, former president of Brazil’ soccer […]

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FIFA suspends Brazil football chief Del Nero

FIFA suspends Brazil football chief Del Nero

Rio De Janeiro – Brazilian Football Confederation president Marco Polo del Nero has been given a provisional 90 day ban pending the outcome of a FIFA corruption probe, Xinhua news agency reported. The suspension starts with immediate effect and may be extended for another 45 days while FIFA’s ethics committee investigates the 76-year-old. “During this […]

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FIFA threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup

FIFA threatens to boot Spain out of World Cup

Madrid – The governing body of world football (FIFA) confirmed on Friday that it has written to the Spanish federation (RFEF) warning they could be suspended form the 2018 World Cup because of political interference. Earlier in the day Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Spain had received “no such letter from FIFA.” The issue centres […]

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FIFA slaps Peru captain Guerrero with one-year drug ban

FIFA slaps Peru captain Guerrero with one-year drug ban

Paris – Peru captain Paolo Guerrero will miss the World Cup after been banned from football for a year for failing a drugs test, FIFA’s disciplinary committee announced on Friday. The 33-year-old attacker, who plays for Brazilian giants Flamengo, was handed the ban after “testing positive for cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine.” The drug control came following […]

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FIFA ends Kuwait’s suspension for political meddling

FIFA ends Kuwait’s suspension for political meddling

Kuwait City – World football governing body FIFA announced on Wednesday it was lifting its suspension of Kuwait, after the Gulf state’s parliament adopted a law meant to end government interference in the sport. “The suspension of the Kuwait football association is lifted,” FIFA’s president Gianni Infantino announced alongside a Kuwaiti official in a short […]

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US judge sentences Guatemalan to 8 months in FIFA scandal

US judge sentences Guatemalan to 8 months in FIFA scandal

New York – A 63-year-old former Guatemalan football official was handed an eight-month jail term Wednesday, the first person sentenced by a US judge over a massive corruption scandal that rocked world soccer two years ago. The US investigation, first unveiled in May 2015, has seen federal prosecutors in New York indict around 40 football […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo wins Best FIFA Men’s Player Award

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Best FIFA Men’s Player Award

Cristiano Ronaldo has been named Best FIFA Men’s Player ahead of Lionel Messi for the second successive year. The Real Madrid forward received 43.16 per cent of the total votes and was presented with the 2017 award by Diego Maradona and former Brazil striker Ronaldo at the London ceremony after beating off competition from Messi […]

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Regal Ronaldo tipped for Best FIFA award

Regal Ronaldo tipped for Best FIFA award

London – Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning exploits with Real Madrid make him the strong favourite to win the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player Award at Monday’s ceremony in London. The Portuguese superstar, who won last year’s inaugural award, fired Madrid to glory in La Liga and scored 12 goals as they won the Champions League for […]

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Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar named as best FIFA Player finalists

Ronaldo, Messi, Neymar named as best FIFA Player finalists

London – Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar were Friday named as the finalists for the Best FIFA Men’s Player award, China\’s Xinhua news agency reported. Ronaldo, who is aiming to claim the honour for the second year running, played a key role in Real Madrid’s Champions League and La Liga titles this year. Messi, […]

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Germany return to top of FIFA rankings

Germany return to top of FIFA rankings

Zurich – World champions Germany pushed Brazil back into second place to return to the top of the Fifa rankings, which was published today. Germany’s 2-1 win away to the Czech Republic and their 6-0 drubbing of Norway in the World Cup qualifiers lifted them over the already-qualified Brazil, who dropped points in a draw […]

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