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Argentina lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide: Police

A former Argentine lawyer for a government-run soccer television program ran in front of a Buenos Aires train and committed suicide late on Tuesday, hours after being accused in a New York court of receiving bribes, police said.

Nov 16, 2017, 09:31 AM IST

Global media paid bribes, FIFA trial hears

In US federal court, he detailed how his Torneos y Competencias S.A. company paid millions of dollars in bribes to South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) executives for more than a decade to secure television rights to major tournaments.

Nov 15, 2017, 13:05 PM IST

US judge announces 8-month jail sentence for Guatemalan in FIFA scandal

A US judge on Wednesday imposed the first sentence in the sweeping FIFA corruption scandal, sending a Guatemalan former official to jail for eight months and saying that he had destroyed people's faith in soccer.

Oct 26, 2017, 08:48 AM IST

US judge to sentence first official in FIFA scandal

A 63-year-old former Guatemalan football official is expected Wednesday to become the first person sentenced by a US judge over the sweeping corruption scandal that rocked world soccer.

Oct 25, 2017, 13:53 PM IST

Disgraced ex-CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb banned for life; Sepp Blatter hit with FIFA bribery probe

Webb was found guilty of charges including conflicts of interest and bribery and corruption.

Sep 09, 2016, 23:46 PM IST

REVEALED: Gianni Infantino says FIFA salary less than USD 2m, well below Sepp Blatter earned

Blatter, who was mired in scandal before being banned from FIFA, made $3.6 million in 2015.

Aug 28, 2016, 18:05 PM IST

Sepp Blatter in last fight against six-year FIFA ban

A full investigation and trial by FIFA's in-house court found Blatter and Platini both guilty of ethics violations. 

Aug 24, 2016, 10:17 AM IST

US judge delays Jeffrey Webb`s FIFA sentencing

Webb was the first former FIFA official to be hauled publicly before court in New York last July.

Jun 03, 2016, 05:29 AM IST

FIFA sack top official Markus Kattner over `breaches` worth millions

The action is a new blow to FIFA`s reputation as it seeks to redeem its scandal-tainted name under new president Gianni Infantino who was elected in February.

May 24, 2016, 11:03 AM IST

FIFA chief Gianni Infantino `very sad` for Michel Platini

Platini, once the frontrunner to succeed Blatter as the most powerful man in the sport, said after the ruling he had no choice but to resign and would keep fighting in Swiss courts to prove his "probity."

May 10, 2016, 11:10 AM IST

FIFA ethics investigator recommends life ban for ex-VP Jeffrey Webb

He is one of 41 individuals and entities indicted following the U.S. Department of Justice’s investigation into soccer corruption.

May 05, 2016, 09:59 AM IST

'Victim' FIFA files for compensation after admitting to World Cup hosting bribes

The world governing body of football is seeking to claim "tens of millions of dollars" in bribe money seized by U.S. federal prosecutors.

Mar 16, 2016, 18:05 PM IST

FIFA scandal: Former agent's confession threatens to drag down others

Miguel Trujillo on Tuesday pleaded guilty in a New York federal court to four counts of money laundering, wire fraud and a falsified tax return.

Mar 10, 2016, 15:50 PM IST

FIFA congress: World football body passes landmark reforms on salary disclosure, human rights, women's football

Extraordinary FIFA Congress 2016 is being held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland.

Feb 26, 2016, 18:12 PM IST

Won't commit suicide, will fight till end: Michel Platini

Former UEFA president Michel Platini has vowed to continue his fight against his ban from football after FIFA rejected his appeal.

Feb 25, 2016, 22:40 PM IST

Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini's bans reduced to 6 years by FIFA

Blatter and Platini can still go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to appeal the bans.

Feb 24, 2016, 23:47 PM IST

FIFA scandal: You cannot buy a World Cup, says Sepp Blatter

The Swiss football administrator has once again claimed that he is innocent as he awaits the judgement of a corruption appeal against his eight-year ban from the sport.

Feb 20, 2016, 17:25 PM IST

FIFA Ethics Committee sanctions German great Franz Beckenbauer

FIFA is investigating the awarding of World Cups as soccer`s governing body faces the biggest graft scandal in its history.

Feb 17, 2016, 23:20 PM IST

Michel Platini hopeful of being back at UEFA for Euro 2016

Platini was banned for eight years in December along with FIFA president Sepp Blatter over a payment of two million Swiss francs ($2.03 million) made to the Frenchman in 2011 by FIFA.

Feb 16, 2016, 10:02 AM IST

FIFA ethics committee bans Jerome Valcke for 12 years

Valcke's ban is four years longer than the eight-year sanctions handed down to FIFA President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini.

Feb 12, 2016, 23:42 PM IST