Posts Tagged Latin America and Caribbean

FIFA now subject to federal probes in US, Switzerland

Walter De Gregorio, FIFA Director of Communications and Public Affairs, addresses the media during a press conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA’s reputation for corruption has reignited spectacularly two days before a presidential election expected to give Sepp Blatter four more years at the head of world soccer.

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US Department of Justice statement on FIFA corruption probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Excerpts from U.S. Department of Justice statement on FIFA corruption probe:

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Even sport fishing benefits from better US-Cuba relations

HAVANA (AP) — An annual sport fishing tournament is benefiting from the thaw in relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

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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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