Posts Tagged International soccer

Swiss prosecutors: electronic data, documents seized at FIFA’s headquarters in graft probe

ZURICH (AP) — Swiss prosecutors: electronic data, documents seized at FIFA’s headquarters in graft probe.

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Swiss authorities: 6 FIFA officials arrested, suspected of getting, paying millions in bribes

ZURICH (AP) — Swiss authorities: 6 FIFA officials arrested, suspected of getting, paying millions in bribes.

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FIFA VP Webb says don’t risk World Cup for political reasons

In this Monday June 8, 1998 file photo, Switzerland's Sepp Blatter next to a replica of the World Cup trophy, waves after being elected FIFA president, the world's soccer governing body, in Paris. FIFA has been routinely called “scandal-plagued” for much of Sepp Blatter’s 17-year presidential reign. Blatter has never been implicated in personal corruption, though FIFA has often seemed relaxed about wrongdoing linked to senior officials. Blatter is bidding for a fifth term on May 29, 2015.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

ZURICH (AP) — The future of the $5 billion World Cup has become a key battleground in the pursuit of votes in Friday’s FIFA presidential election.

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Some of Brazil’s most successful coaches out of a job

In this July 9, 2014 file photo, Brazil's coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gestures during a press conference in Teresopolis, Brazil. Almost a year after the loss to Germany on what he called the "worst day" of his career, Scolari still hasn't regained the trust of local fans. He failed in his first job after the World Cup debacle: a stint with Gremio that ended with his resignation on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, just two matches into the Brazilian league season. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

SAO PAULO (AP) — Some of the most successful coaches in Brazilian soccer are without a job, slowly losing out to a younger generation who are bringing fresh ideas and willing to accept lower salaries.

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Life on the inside of FIFA being treated like a criminal

In this Friday, July 12, 2013 file photo, Jim Boyce, chairman of the FIFA tournament organizing committee speaks during a news conference in Istanbul. Boyce's power as FIFA vice president will end on Friday May 29, 2015, when the British vice presidency and the $200,000 annual pay goes to former Manchester United chief executive David Gill. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)

ZURICH (AP) — Within weeks of becoming a FIFA vice president, Jim Boyce was on a plane when he grasped the low regard in which soccer’s leaders are held and the constant suspicion that they are corrupt.

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