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  1. Five investigated, including three FIFA execs, in World Cup corruption probe

    Nov 27, 2014, 3:17 PM EST

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    Three FIFA ExCo members and German legend latest to be under the spotlight.

  2. FIFA whistleblower “offered FBI protection” after threats against herself, family

    Nov 19, 2014, 2:30 PM EST

    Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani and his wife Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser al-Misnad hold a copy of the World Cup trophy after the awarding of the 2022 World Cup. The event marked the first time a World Cup finals was awarded to a nation in the Middle East - the second time the event will take place in the Asian confederation (Japan-South Korea 2002).

    Whistleblower who claimed corruption against Qatar speaks of threats.

  3. Reports: FIFA broke promises of confidentiality to corruption whistleblowers

    Nov 17, 2014, 11:11 AM EST

    Michael  Garcia

    In other news, Garcia is being advised to leak his report and an England official involved with the bidding in 2010 called it the Wild West.

  4. English official compares 2018, 2022 World Cup bidding to “Wild West”

    Nov 16, 2014, 5:14 PM EST

    Sepp Blatter

    Robertson got the job in 2010, while the process was going on, and his initial questions as to how England’s bid was going were met with an interesting response.

  5. German league President: UEFA could leave FIFA if full Garcia report not released

    Nov 15, 2014, 5:31 PM EST

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    The German Football League President has said UEFA would have to consider leaving FIFA if world governing body doesn’t come clean over Garcia report.

  6. English FA reject FIFA’s criticism of 2018 World Cup bid

    Nov 13, 2014, 9:34 AM EST

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    England’s 2018 World Cup bid comes under criticism in FIFA’s report into alleged corruption.

  7. FIFA report “erroneous” says American lawyer who investigated corruption claims

    Nov 13, 2014, 8:06 AM EST

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    Garcia says FIFA’s report into his findings “contains numerous materially incomplete and erroneous representations of the facts and conclusions”

  8. FIFA report clears Russia, Qatar to host World Cups but fallout continues

    Nov 13, 2014, 7:44 AM EST

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    FIFA released 42-page report on Michael Garcia’s investigation, but huge question marks remain.

  9. More reports of slave-like conditions in Qatar World Cup cities could turn heat up on FIFA

    Nov 7, 2014, 3:42 PM EST

    Labourers work at the construction site of Qatar Foundation headquarters in Doha

    While the report doesn’t say that workers are building World Cup stadia, it does deepen previous reports of civil rights issues in Qatar.

  10. European clubs propose later domestic Cup finals, April-May World Cup in 2022

    Oct 30, 2014, 11:15 AM EST

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    The proposed moves would leave only 10 days prep time before the World Cup began, and would also alter the UEFA Champions League schedule.

  11. Top European clubs prefer to play Qatar World Cup in May

    Oct 24, 2014, 7:44 AM EST

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    The European Club Association includes at least one club from every nation in UEFA and includes Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona.

  12. FIFA official advocates late night start times for World Cup in Qatar

    Oct 21, 2014, 8:23 AM EST

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    Harold Mayne-Nicholls’ plan would be a boon for US television viewers, but would it sit well with the players?

  13. European clubs want Winter Olympics moved to accommodate 2022 World Cup

    Oct 7, 2014, 8:34 AM EST

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    Should the Winter Olympics be moved to accommodate a winter World Cup? The head of Europe’s top clubs thinks so.

  14. Platini’s in, so will we see the World Cup corruption report?

    Sep 25, 2014, 6:10 PM EST

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    His weighing in on — or decision not to oppose the release of — the Garcia report is a decent-size step in getting the information out there.

  15. US soccer, prosecutor, call for secret FIFA World Cup report to be released

    Sep 24, 2014, 11:08 AM EST

    U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati replaced Bob Bradley with Jurgen Klinsmann after the 2011 Gold Cup, sparking the program's transition.

    Gulati: “If we’re going to truly support the idea of transparency and change within FIFA, it has to be made public in the truest meaning of the word.”

  16. FIFA Executive: “The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will not happen”

    Sep 22, 2014, 1:38 PM EST

    Theo Zwanziger

    Zwanziger: “Medics say they cannot accept responsibility with a World Cup taking place under these conditions.”

  17. Criminal? FIFA’s report into alleged 2018, 2022 World Cup corruption not public

    Sep 22, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

    Sepp Blatter

    A report documenting FIFA’s internal investigation into alleged World Cup bidding corruption will not be published.

  18. IOC: Winter switch for World Cup 2022 wouldn’t clash with Olympics

    Sep 9, 2014, 11:23 AM EST

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    Awesome news all around, as Sepp Blatter has assured the International Olympic Committee that a winter World Cup in 2022 wouldn’t clash with the Games.

  19. Researchers arrested after looking into labor conditions in Qatar

    Sep 9, 2014, 7:51 AM EST

    Labourers work at the construction site of Qatar Foundation headquarters in Doha

    A British authority representative had transferred a message from Upadhyaya to his family saying: “I am well, I have been well looked after and I will be home soon.”

  20. Qatar/Russia World Cup bidding investigation delayed until September

    Jul 21, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

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    The findings were due in late July, but will have to wait. Will Qatar and Russia hold onto their World Cup hosting duties?

  21. Video game mod allows you to explore the evils of Qatar’s 2022 World Cup

    Jul 19, 2014, 4:13 PM EST

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    Through the wonders of Civilization 5, you can exploit migrant workers, too.

  22. Shattered glass: Hotel mirror paid the price when Bill Clinton found out about Qatar 2022

    Jun 24, 2014, 10:39 PM EST

    Former President Bill Clinton speaks to gathered participants at the annual gathering of the Clinton Global Initiative America, at the Sheraton Downtown, in Denver, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

    The former president took his frustrations out in his Zurich hotel room.

  23. Franz Beckenbauer suspended by FIFA for role in Qatar scandal

    Jun 13, 2014, 1:06 PM EST

    'Erdinger-Talk 2013'

    It’s one of the last things FIFA needs during the opening of a World Cup, as soccer’s governing body is far from covering itself in glory.

  24. Sepp Blatter claims Qatar bribery claims are fueled by racism

    Jun 9, 2014, 2:47 PM EST

    Sepp Blatter

    “It really makes me sad,” Blatter said (Cue: “Total Eclipse of the Heart”).

  25. FIFA sponsors have taken note of corruption allegations – is the added pressure good or bad?

    Jun 8, 2014, 4:18 PM EST

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    Major sponsors have told FIFA they expect a thorough investigation of the corruption allegations, but it would seem all they really want is good publicity.

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