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Eugenio Figueredo: Former FIFA vice-president admits to accepting bribes

Eugenio Figueredo: Former FIFA vice-president admits to accepting bribes

Figueredo`s own lawyer was not immediately available for comment. 

Eugenio Figueredo bribes paid `for decades`, claims prosecutor

Eugenio Figueredo bribes paid `for decades`, claims prosecutor

Former FIFA vice-president Eugenio Figueredo received millions of dollars in bribes throughout his career at the top of South American football, prosecutors claimed Friday.

FIFA ex-VP Eugenio Figueredo jailed pending Uruguay trial

FIFA ex-VP Eugenio Figueredo jailed pending Uruguay trial

Figueredo faces two to 15 years in prison if convicted.

Sepp Blatter under fresh fire ahead of two-day FIFA Executive Committee meeting

Sepp Blatter under fresh fire ahead of two-day FIFA Executive Committee meeting

 From corruption investigations in the United States and Switzerland to the sudden suspension of his right-hand man, FIFA chief Sepp Blatter can expect a barrage of questions when he faces the media on Friday.

Switzerland approves extradition of FIFA`s Eugenio Figueredo to US

Switzerland approves extradition of FIFA`s Eugenio Figueredo to US

 Switzerland ruled Thursday that former FIFA vice president Eugenio Figueredo should be extradited to face charges in the US, the first suspect facing a forced transfer in the corruption case that has shaken world football.

Switzerland says will rule on FIFA extraditions next month

Switzerland says will rule on FIFA extraditions next month

The Swiss justice ministry will rule next month on the extradition requests filed by the United States against six FIFA officials who have been accused of corruption, a spokesman said today.

South American football body unveils anti-corruption reforms

South American football body unveils anti-corruption reforms

South America`s soccer confederation, CONMEBOL, announced a raft of reforms on Wednesday designed to root out corruption and clean up the organisation`s image after the biggest graft scandal to hit the world`s favourite sport.

Swiss extradite detained FIFA official to US

Swiss extradite detained FIFA official to US

One of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe has been extradited to the United States, the Swiss Justice Ministry said on Thursday.

US seeks extradition of 7 FIFA officials in Switzerland

US seeks extradition of 7 FIFA officials in Switzerland

The United States has demanded the extradition of seven FIFA officials detained in May setting off what could become a prolonged legal battle over the handling of the major corruption case.

FIFA official to remain in custody pending extradition: Swiss court

FIFA official to remain in custody pending extradition: Swiss court

A Swiss court said Friday it had rejected an appeal filed by one of seven football officials arrested in Zurich last month demanding that he be released from custody pending extradition proceedings.

Corruption scandal in Latin America takes shine off Copa America

Corruption scandal in Latin America takes shine off Copa America

It should be South America`s showpiece soccer tournament. Instead the Copa America kicks off in Chile on Thursday as a widening U.S.-led investigation lifts the lid on rampant corruption among the sport`s top officials.

Swiss justice office says has blocked bank accounts in FIFA probe

Swiss justice office says has blocked bank accounts in FIFA probe

The Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) said it had blocked accounts at several banks in Switzerland after police arrested some of the most powerful figures in global soccer on Wednesday in U.S. and Swiss corruption cases.

Juan Angel Napout named CONMEBOL president

Paraguayan Juan Angel Napout has replaced Eugenio Figueredo of Uruguay as the president of South American football`s CONMEBOL governing body.

Uruguayan Figueredo named Conmebol chief

Uruguayan Eugenio Figueredo has been appointed president of South American football`s governing body Conmebol, a day after Nicolas Leoz quit the post.