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Internal FIFA probe of Blatter finds scant evidence – Handelszeitung

ZURICH (Reuters) - An internal investigation of suspended FIFA President Joseph "Sepp" Blatter has found no evidence of wrongdoing over a 2 million Swiss franc ($2.02 million) payment to European soccer head Michel Platini, a Swiss newspaper reported on...
Luis Suarez

Suarez, Neymar and Messi find a home in Russian zoo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - If Barcelona's Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi ever get to Saransk, one of 11 host venues for the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia, they will find their namesakes playing already in the local zoo. Officials...
CONMEBOL

South American soccer bosses charged in latest FIFA graft probe

By Mark Hosenball and Joshua Franklin WASHINGTON/ZURICH (Reuters) - Soccer bosses from across South and Central America were among 16 people charged on Thursday with multimillion-dollar bribery schemes for marketing and broadcast rights, in a dismantling of a Latin American...
Marco Polo Del Nero

Brazil’s del Nero asks for temporary leave

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's football federation said President Marco Polo del Nero had asked for a leave of absence on Thursday in order to focus on defending himself from accusations made in an indictment by U.S. authorities. Del Nero...
Karim Benzema

Benzema insists he has done nothing wrong in sextape scandal

PARIS (Reuters) - France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema insisted on Wednesday he has done nothing wrong after being put under investigation in France in connection with an alleged attempt to blackmail a fellow international with the use...
Andriy Shevchenko

Shevchenko to join Ukraine coaching staff – report

By Igor Nitsak KIEV (Reuters) - Former Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko is set to join the national team's coaching staff, the Ukrainian Football 1 channel quoted assistant coach Olexandr Zavarov as saying on Friday. Zavarov, who works under head coach Mykhaylo...
Ukraine Racism

Ukraine get one-game stadium ban from UEFA for racism

By Igor Nitsak KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine have been ordered to play their next home game in UEFA competition behind closed doors following racist behaviour, the use of laser pointers, illicit banners and chants at the Euro 2016 qualifier against...

Ecuador’s players strike over $20 million salary backlog

QUITO (Reuters) - Players in Ecuador's top two football divisions have gone on strike over about $20 million in salaries owed to them by the clubs. Of the 24 clubs in the first and second divisions, 18 are in debt...