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FIFA to review World Cup corruption report

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA will further review the 2018 and 2022 World Cup corruption investigation, putting the status of hosts Russia and Qatar back in question.

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FIFA to further review World Cup corruption probe, putting Russia, Qatar back in question

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA to further review World Cup corruption probe, putting Russia, Qatar back in question.

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Eckert, Garcia to meet amid FIFA probe crisis

GENEVA (AP) — The judge and prosecutor behind FIFA’s World Cup bid corruption investigation will meet Thursday in an effort to repair their relations and restore the reputation of a case seemingly in disarray.

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Marseille president Vincent Labrune in custody

France's forward Andre-Pierre Gignac plays with the ball during a training session, at the Velodrome Stadium, in Marseille, southern France, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Sweden will face France in an international friendly soccer match, on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

PARIS (AP) — French police detained three officials on Tuesday for payments linked to the 2010 transfer of France international Andre-Pierre Gignac to Marseille, and launched an operation against suspected match-fixing in the second division.

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Qatari whistleblower protests FIFA judge’s report

In this Friday, July 27, 2012 file photo, Chairmen of the two chambers of the new FIFA Ethics Committee Michael Garcia, left, from the US and Joachim Eckert, right, from Germany attend a press conference, at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert is unlikely to reach final decisions in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding corruption probe until early next year.  FIFA has cleared Russia and Qatar of any wrongdoing in their winning bids for the next two World Cups. German judge Joachim Eckert formally closed FIFA’s probe into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests on Thursday, almost four years after the vote by the governing body's scandal-tainted executive committee. Eckert noted wrongdoing among the 11 bidding nations in a 42-page summary of FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia’s investigations. (AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri, File)

GENEVA (AP) — A Qatari whistleblower has lodged a complaint about her treatment in the World Cup bid corruption report by FIFA’s judge, and the English Football Association demanded the release of the full corruption investigation on Monday.

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