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  • US files formal extradition request for 7 FIFA officials

    The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body. Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice said Thursday...
  • With no Blatter, Hayatou to present trophy at Women's WCup

    With Sepp Blatter staying away, FIFA Senior Vice President and African soccer head Issa Hayatou will present the trophy at the Women's World Cup final in Canada, a senior official at Hayatou's Confederation of African Football said Wednesday. Hayatou,...
  • Blatter not traveling to Women's World Cup final in Canada

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter will skip the Women's World Cup final in Canada, avoiding a visit to North America at a time when U.S. officials are pursuing a criminal investigation into the game's ruling body. Blatter's second-in-command, secretary general...
  • Swiss court denies bail release for detainee in FIFA case

    Switzerland's Federal Criminal Court has rejected a request for release on bail by one of the seven men arrested on corruption charges last month in a raid on FIFA's luxury hotel in Zurich. The Swiss court said "there was a risk that the appellant...
  • FIFA: Blatter not making U-turn on pledge to leave office

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter has not made a U-turn on his plans to leave office, the governing body said Friday. FIFA responded after Swiss daily Blick reported comments made by Blatter late Thursday at an event to thank construction workers at FIFA's new...
  • Swiss bank named in FIFA indictment opens investigation

    Swiss private bank Julius Baer says it is investigating its involvement in a FIFA corruption case and is cooperating with authorities. The Zurich-based bank was named in a U.S. Department of Justice indictment three weeks ago which alleged a racketeering...
  • Swiss AG: 53 possible money-laundering cases in FIFA probe

    Reeling from an American federal investigation of bribery in soccer, FIFA was put under more pressure Wednesday as the scale of a separate Swiss investigation of suspected money laundering was revealed. Banks in Switzerland have flagged up 53 possible...
  • Liberia soccer chief announces run for FIFA presidency

    Liberia's soccer chief launched a bid on Thursday to succeed Sepp Blatter, pledging to eradicate corruption and ensure fans trust FIFA again by being a unifying leader who stops power being concentrated at the top. Liberia Football Association...
  • Azerbaijan free speech activist flown out by Swiss FM

    A free speech activist from Azerbaijan who spent 10 months in the Swiss embassy has left the country aboard the jet of Switzerland's foreign minister. Emin Huseynov landed in Switzerland late Friday with Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter, who...
  • Israeli veterans group comes under fire amid boycott threat

    An organization of former Israeli soldiers dedicated to shedding light on the dark side of the country's military is coming increasingly under fire, roiling a country in the grips of a battle against the burgeoning threat of international isolation and...
  • Putin casts FIFA scandal as U.S. plot to wreck Russia's 2018 World Cup

    Putin casts FIFA scandal as U.S. plot to wreck Russia's 2018 World Cup
    Russian President Vladimir Putin reacted Thursday with trademark indifference to the bribery scandal plaguing the world soccer federation FIFA, denying any wrongdoing by Russia and accusing the United States of trying to wreck his country's hosting of the...