Posts Tagged Professional soccer

Trinidad’s Warner characteristically defiant amid FIFA raids

In this Thursday, June 2, 2011 file photo, suspended FIFA executive Jack Warner gestures during a news conference held shortly after his arrival at the airport in Port-of-Spain, in his native Trinidad and Tobago. Warner was one of the 14 people indicted Wednesday May 27, 2015 in the U.S. on corruption charges.  (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur, File)

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) — Police said former FIFA vice president Jack Warner would spend Wednesday night in jail after surrendering to face an arrest warrant issued at the request of U.S. authorities, who filed corruption charges against him and 13 others tied to international soccer.

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Dnipro player collapses in Europa League final

Dnipro's Matheus is carried off the pitch during the final of the soccer Europa League between FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Sevilla FC at the National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk player Matheus collapsed during the closing minutes of the Europa League final against Sevilla on Wedneday.

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Blatter says FIFA will work hard with authorities to ‘root out any misconduct’

ZURICH (AP) — Blatter says FIFA will work hard with authorities to ‘root out any misconduct’

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Swiss police detain soccer officials ahead of FIFA congress

In this picture taken from a cell phone video, hotel employees hold a blanket to hide the identity of a person led out of a side entrance of the Baur au Lac hotel to a waiting car in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Several soccer officials were arrested and detained by Swiss police on Wednesday pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities after a raid in the luxury hotel. The case involves bribes "totaling more than US$ 100 million" linked to commercial deals dating back to the 1990s for soccer tournaments in the United States and Latin America, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice said in a statement. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)

ZURICH (AP) — Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA on Wednesday, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and threatened with extradition to the U.S. in an investigation of what was called “rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted” corruption.

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UEFA calls for postponement of FIFA elections

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — UEFA says the election scheduled Friday to elect FIFA’s president should be postponed and that it will consider boycotting this week’s FIFA congress following the arrests of soccer officials in Zurich.

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