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Wednesday May 27 2015
‘Bribes for 2010 World Cup’

US attorney general Loretta Lynch has outlined the charges against various FIFA members, including bribes to award the 2010 World Cup to South Africa.

Six officials from football’s governing body were arrested in Zurich today, having been indicted on charges of fraud, racketeering and money laundering.

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Wednesday May 27 2015
FIFA: ‘Fully co-operating’

FIFA has released a statement declaring that it is ‘fully co-operating’ with separate investigations into the organisation.

Nine officials from world football’s governing body were arrested this morning in Zurich, having been indicted by law enforcement in the United States.

The indictment from the department of justice accuses numerous FIFA officials of “engaging in various criminal activities, including fraud, bribery and money laundering.”

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Wednesday May 27 2015
FIFA: Election goes ahead

FIFA communications director Walter De Gregorio says that this week’s presidential elections will go ahead despite the arrests of FIFA officials. 

Speaking in a press conference following a string of arrests at a Zurich hotel early this morning, De Gregorio said the events will go ahead as planned.

The nine officials arrested included current FIFA Vice-President Jeffrey Webb and former Vice-President Jack Warner, as well as seven others and four sports marketing executives.

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Tuesday February 24 2015
FIFA recommends winter World Cup

A FIFA taskforce has recommended that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar be held over November and December.

The tournament has traditionally been held in the months of June and July, but fears for player and fan safety were raised after the decision to award the tournament to Qatar.

Temperatures in Doha regularly exceed 40C in the summer months, and have even been known to reach 49C.

A taskforce for world football’s governing body has recommended that the competition be played in November and December, where temperatures are likely to be in the 20s.

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Thursday February 19 2015
Figo wants expanded World Cup

FIFA Presidential candidate Luis Figo has set out his proposals, including a potential 48 nation World Cup.

The former Inter winger is challenging Sepp Blatter for the leadership of football’s governing body, alongside Dutch federation president Michael van Praag and Jordanian Prince Ali bin Al Hussein.

Figo said that the current tournament could be expanded to include 40, or even 48 teams, with one suggestion being to play two simultaneous tournaments on different continents followed by a knockout tournament in one nation.

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Monday July 28 2014
Official: Lazio net De Vrij

Lazio have confirmed Stefan De Vrij “will undergo his medical tomorrow morning” after a deal with Feyenoord.

Dutch and Italian media had already suggested terms had been agreed and it was made official on Lazio Style Radio.

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Saturday June 21 2014
Immobile absence explained?

It’s reported Ciro Immobile was meant to come on against Costa Rica, but Cesare Prandelli was forced to switch.

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Monday June 16 2014
Line-ups: Ghana - USA

Milan's Sulley Muntari and Juventus' Kwadwo Asamoah start for Ghana tonight in their World Cup opener against USA.

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Tuesday July 9 2013
Italy mark World Cup anniversary

Today is the seventh anniversary of Italy’s World Cup triumph in Berlin, as recalled by Fabio Cannavaro. Where were you?

The captain posted a message on his Twitter account that read: “9/07/2006 Happy birthday my love.”

It was on July 9 2006 that Cannavaro wore the captain’s armband and lifted the World Cup trophy into the sky.

Italy won their fourth edition of the tournament after beating France on penalties.

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Friday May 24 2013
Robinho aims for World Cup place

Milan forward Robinho has admitted that he has to play more football is he's to be picked for the Brazilian national team.

The Rossoneri striker started just nine League games last term, and the 29-year-old has conceded that to play at next year's World Cup, he'll have to spend more time on the pitch.

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