Posts Tagged International soccer

Blatter criticizes US justice chief, soccer corruption case

FIFA President Sepp  Blatter speaks during   a news conference following the FIFA Executive Committee meeting in Zurich, Switzerland, on Saturday, May 30, 2015. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

ZURICH (AP) — Invigorated by his FIFA election win, Sepp Blatter dismissed any suggestion Saturday that the American investigation into soccer corruption could yet lead to his door.

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Blatter says he will forgive but won’t forget UEFA rebellion

FIFA president Sepp Blatter after his election as President greeted by UEFA President Michel Platini, right, at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term on Friday after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round.  (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP)

ZURICH (AP) — Emboldened by his fresh mandate to lead world soccer, Sepp Blatter made it clear there may be consequences for European leaders who tried to oust him from FIFA.

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THE LATEST: Blatter: ‘Something smells’ in US soccer probe

FIFA president Sepp Blatter applauds after his re-election during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015. Blatter has been re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption. The 209 FIFA member federations gave the 79-year-old Blatter another four-year term on Friday after Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan conceded defeat after losing 133-73 in the first round. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)

ZURICH (AP) — The latest developments concerning FIFA:

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Panama holds Argentina to draw at Under-20 World Cup

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Argentina captain Angel Correa scored both his team’s goals as the tournament favorites were held to a 2-2 draw by Panama on Saturday in their opening match at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup.

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Marketing executive pleads not guilty in FIFA scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — A sports marketing executive from Florida pleaded not guilty on Friday to conspiracy and other charges stemming from the FIFA corruption scandal.

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