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Corruption: First convicted FIFA bigwig awaits US sentencing

The first bigwig convicted in the United States in the FIFA corruption scandal that disgraced world football awaited sentencing on Wednesday.

Brazil football chief Marco del Nero gets life ban

Brazilian football head Marco Polo Del Nero has been banned from football for life by FIFA’s ethics committee for bribery, the global football body said on Friday.

FIFA trial: New York jury acquits former Peru soccer boss Manuel Burga

A US jury on Tuesday acquitted a Peruvian former soccer boss at the FIFA corruption trial in New York, just days after convicting two South American co-defendants.

FIFA appoints normalisation committee to run Mali FA

FIFA has appointed a normalisation committee to run the affairs of the Malian Football Association (Femafoot).

Why I want to head Brazilian football federation – Romario

Former Brazil international and now Senator, Romario, has declared interest in the presidency of the country’s corruption-tainted football governing body.

FIFA threatens to kick Spain out of 2018 World Cup

Spain were in danger of being thrown out of the World Cup on Friday over alleged government interference in its football association.

FIFA suspends Brazil federation president Marco Polo del Nero

Brazil's football federation president has been suspended for 90 days while he is under a FIFA ethics investigation.

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