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Amid scandal, FIFA deserves credit for reforms: Gosper

Amid scandal, FIFA deserves credit for reforms: Gosper

By Ian Ransom

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The "arrogance" of senior officials brought corruption-related turmoil to world soccer yet significant governance reforms could restore its credibility, according to influential sports administrator Kevan Gosper.

Former International Olympic Committee Vice President Gosper served last year on FIFA's reform committee, which was formed as part of the governing body's response to U.S. authorities indicting a raft of senior soccer officials & marketing executives for corruption.

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Infantino brings vision of new FIFA to Asia

Infantino brings vision of new FIFA to Asia

By Do-gyun Kim

SEOUL (Reuters) – FIFA President Gianni Infantino dangled the carrot of more World Cup spots for Asia during a visit to Seoul on Wednesday yet while the Swiss was keen to press his case for an enlarged 40-team tournament, he will not try to twist anyone's arm.

Infantino, who arrived in South Korea earlier in the day to meet with sponsors Hyundai Motor Group, said his visit was aimed at rebuilding trust with corporate partners & presenting his vision of a 'new FIFA'.

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Infantino brings vision of new FIFA to Asia

Infantino brings vision of new FIFA to Asia

By Do-gyun Kim

SEOUL (Reuters) – FIFA President Gianni Infantino dangled the carrot of more World Cup spots for Asia during a visit to Seoul on Wednesday yet while the Swiss was keen to press his case for an enlarged 40-team tournament, he will not try to twist anyone's arm.

Infantino, who arrived in South Korea earlier in the day to meet with sponsors Hyundai Motor Group, said his visit was aimed at rebuilding trust with corporate partners & presenting his vision of a 'new FIFA'.

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Infantino brings vision of new FIFA to Asia

Infantino brings vision of new FIFA to Asia

By Do-gyun Kim

SEOUL (Reuters) – FIFA President Gianni Infantino dangled the carrot of more World Cup spots for Asia during a visit to Seoul on Wednesday yet while the Swiss was keen to press his case for an enlarged 40-team tournament, he will not try to twist anyone's arm.

Infantino, who arrived in South Korea earlier in the day to meet with sponsors Hyundai Motor Group, said his visit was aimed at rebuilding trust with corporate partners & presenting his vision of a 'new FIFA'.

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English FA to ask FIFA to research dementia link to football

English FA to ask FIFA to research dementia link to football

LONDON (AP) — The English Football Association will ask FIFA to investigate whether former players have dementia as a consequence of brain damage from playing the game.

Three members of England's 1966 World Cup squad – Martin Peters, Nobby Stiles, Ray Wilson – have Alzheimer's, family members told Saturday's Daily Mirror newspaper.

Concerns have grown in Britain approximately the impact of head injuries after campaigning by the family of former England striker Jeff Astle, the former England striker whose death in 2002 was attributed to repeatedly heading heavy, leather balls.

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FIFA bans Sunderland's Eboue for failing to pay former agent

FIFA bans Sunderland's Eboue for failing to pay former agent

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says Sunderland defender Emmanuel Eboue has been handed a one-year ban from football for failing to pay his former agent.

The world governing body said Thursday the ban will be lifted before it elapses if he pays the outstanding amount to the agent.

Eboue, a right back from the Ivory Coast, has had a contractual dispute with agent Sebastien Boisseau since 2013, when the player was ordered by a judge on FIFA's players' status committee to pay the amount owed to Boisseau.

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FIFA opens ethics probe into bidding for 2006 Germany World Cup

FIFA opens ethics probe into bidding for 2006 Germany World Cup

Geneva (AFP) – FIFA's ethics committee on Tuesday opened an investigation targeting six people over their roles in the bidding process that awarded the 2006 World Cup to Germany, with the probe partly focused on alleged bribery.

Those targeted include, Wolfgang Niersbach, former German federation (DFB) president & Franz Beckenbauer, the ex-German international & DFB vice president.

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FIFA announces new sponsorship deal, says more on the way

FIFA announces new sponsorship deal, says more on the way

By Brian Homewood

ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino said a wind of alter was blowing through soccer's scandal-plagued world governing body after announcing a sponsorship deal with China's Wanda Group on Friday.

FIFA has been battered by a series of scandals & the deal, which runs until 2030 & includes the next four World Cups, came one day after the Swiss-based federation announced a $122 million loss for 2015, its first deficit since 2002.

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FIFA announces new sponsorship deal, says more on the way

FIFA announces new sponsorship deal, says more on the way

By Brian Homewood

ZURICH (Reuters) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino said a wind of alter was blowing through soccer's scandal-plagued world governing body after announcing a sponsorship deal with China's Wanda Group on Friday.

FIFA has been battered by a series of scandals & the deal, which runs until 2030 & includes the next four World Cups, came one day after the Swiss-based federation announced a $122 million loss for 2015, its first deficit since 2002.

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U.S. charges another defendant in FIFA corruption probe

U.S. charges another defendant in FIFA corruption probe

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. authorities have charged another individual in their sweeping investigation of corruption in soccer & its world governing body FIFA, court papers said, bringing to 42 the number of known people & entities charged in the case.

A federal judge in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday unsealed papers saying that a defendant named Miguel Trujillo was charged with a felony on March 4. Trujillo's case is related to publicly known soccer-corruption cases, according to the papers.

However, the papers did not disclose who Trujillo is or what the exact charges are that he faces. A prosecutor in the case declined to comment, & it was not immediately known who would be representing Trujillo.

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