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Russia Sees U.S. Conspiracy Against World Cup Plans in FIFA Scandal

Sweeping corruption probes in the U.S. and Switzerland have cast a shadow over Vladimir Putin's plans to host the international soccer championships in 2018

Here's the case for a re-vote on the 2022 Qatar World Cup

Several high-ranking FIFA officials were arrested on racketeering and corruption charges in Zurich on Wednesday. Nine current and former FIFA officials are accused of taking more than $150 million in bribes related to tournaments in North and South America. Show More Summary

FIFA Indictment Is the 'World Cup of Fraud'

1 hour agoNews : Newsweek: US

Top soccer officials allegedly took hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes over more than two decades to arrange marketing contracts and award tournaments and to fix elections, U.S. law enforcement officials said on Wednesday. Following a years-long FBI investigation, the U.S. Show More Summary

U.S. women's national team bombarded with questions about FIFA arrests

NEW YORK—The Women’s World Cup begins in 10 days. And when attention should be on the athletes, right now the focus is on FIFA. (...)

IRS Chief Richard Weber Issues FIFA a 'Red Card' for 'World Cup of Fraud'

While discussing the arrests of FIFA officials, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) chief Richard Weber was able to work in a sly joke during a news conference. FIFA officials were arrested Wednesday on federal corruption charges. To putShow More Summary

Decision on World Cup in Russia up to FIFA - US Attorney

A decision on whether the next World Cup will still be held in Russia is up to the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), Acting US Attorney Kelly Currie of the Eastern District of New York told journalists on Wednesday.

IRS agent says he's issuing FIFA a "red card" at the "World Cup of fraud"

DAD JOKE DAD JOKE DAD JOKE DAD JOKE DAD JOKE IRS chief of criminal investigations Richard Weber -- aka Your Dad -- took the podium at today's press conference announcing a crackdown and arrests on allegedly corrupt FIFA official. Your...Show More Summary

Clinton Foundation Also Took Money from Human Rights-Abusing Qatar World Cup

4 hours agoNews : Mediaite

At this point, the journalism world should put every negative institution into a grab bag, pull one out at any given time, and see whether it's connected to the Clinton Foundation.

FIFA Officials Arrested In Switzerland On US Corruption Charges

1st UPDATE, Wednesday, 04.30 AM- FIFA reps have confirmed that a planned congress and presidential election scheduled for this Friday will still go ahead, as will the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in Russia and Qatar respectively. The rep...Show More Summary

FIFA: No re-vote on Russia, Qatar World Cups

4 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

FIFA also said that none of the indicted executives will be suspended and its presidential election will go on as planned.

People Are Redesigning World Cup Sponsors' Logos to Protest Worker Abuse

4 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

FIFA is getting it from all sides right now, and for good reason. Last night the US Justice Department reportedly arrested officials for fraud related to the upcoming World Cups in Qatar and Russia. And even before the arrests, fans were protesting the use of forced labor at World Cup construction sites by hitting FIFA where it hurts: Its sponsors. Read more...

Russia And Qatar: FIFA Corruption Scandal Will Not Affect 2018, 2022 World Cups, Yet

Despite the shocking developments overnight, Russia and Qatar are keeping the World Cups for 2018 and 2022, respectively, according to FIFA’s spokesman. The world woke up to stunning news that nine FIFA officials and five others were arrested on corruption charges and will be extradited to the U.S. Show More Summary

FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges

Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in... To view the full story, click the title link.

Clinton Foundation Took FIFA Money

5 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Both Bill Clinton and his family’s charity have been tied to soccer’s governing body, as well as Qatar’s disastrous World Cup bid.

World Cup sponsor Adidas reacts to the arrest of FIFA officials (ADS)

Adidas has become the first World Cup sponsor to publicly respond to the news Wednesday morning that FIFA was subject to two separate corruption probes, which resulted in the arrests of several high-ranking officials. The German sportswear...Show More Summary

What to Know About the U.S. Investigation into Soccer’s Governing Body

Swiss prosecutors also announced a further investigation into wrongdoing in the awarding of World Cup hosting rights to Russia and Qatar

Russia sports minister on 2018 World Cup: We have 'nothing to hide'

Following the indictment  of nine FIFA members and five corporate executives tied to soccer's governing body on corruption charges Wednesday, Russia's top sports official says the country has "nothing to hide" in regard to how it was awarded the 2018 World Cup.

Stocks in Qatar Sink Amid FIFA Arrests

Qatari stocks fell the most in eight weeks on Wednesday hours after authorities in Switzerland announced they were opening a criminal investigation into the Middle Eastern country's successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, according...Show More Summary

How Qatar got so rich so fast

FIFA officials were recently indicted in a $150 million bribery scandal in connection with the selection of host country for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. At the same time, Switzerland has announced a criminal investigation into...Show More Summary

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