April 16, 2021

The FIFA arrests show how far Qatar has fallen in the past 5 years/See petitions

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By Armin Rosen From Business Insider The US Department of Justice’s charging documents against 14 individuals accused of bribery and racketeering in conjunction with their roles at FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, barely mention Qatar. Nevertheless, the accusations don’t reflect well on the oil- and gas-rich Persian Gulf monarchy that won the rights to host […]

Raising red card, Kirkland partner quits FIFA probe

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By Nathalie Pierrepont, From The Am Law Daily Michael Garcia is taking himself off the pitch. After two years at the helm of a high-profile probe into a controversial process that awarded the next two World Cups, the former top federal prosecutor and Kirkland & Ellis litigation partner resigned Wednesday from his role as independent […]

Committee to examine Garcia report

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From BT Sport FIFA’s executive committee will be able to see some parts of the Garcia investigation into World Cup bidding, it has been announced. FIFA’s executive committee will examine parts of Michael Garcia’s report The decision follows a meeting by FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia and ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert at FIFA headquarters in […]

In corruption debacle, FIFA satirizes itself while further besmirching the beautiful

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By Sam Laird From Mashable It reads like something from a Monty Python sketch, but this is real life — or, at least, what passes for reality in the warped universe of FIFA Land. In sum: The ethics of FIFA’s report on its much-anticipated report on ethics regarding the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 […]

China could help with Argentina’s $1.5B debt

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By Chaka Phillips “A look at China’s impact on Latin America and the Caribbean Region” China and Latin America’s business arrangement seems to go as far back as 2000. Now China’s influence is growing not just in Latin American countries, but also in the Caribbean region as well. According to a Time magazine article dated […]

CONCACAF latest stories

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World Cup Q & A with President Jeffrey Webb With the completion of group stage play at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and three of CONCACAF’s four representatives sealing berths in the round of 16, President Jeffrey Webb sat down with CONCACAF.com to get his views on the action in Brazil. Q: Great results thus […]

CONCACAF news

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CONCACAF pushing ahead with 2026 World Cup bid By Julian Linden (Reuters) – Aggrieved at missing out on the chance to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cups, the governing body for soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean is adamant it should be given the 2026 tournament. CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb […]

Webb hails success of FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica

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CONCACAF becomes center of women’s game as Canada prepares to host pair of global events SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (Thursday, April 3, 2014) – CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb has praised the Costa Rican Football Federation, the Local Organizing Committee and the government for their successful hosting of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. He asserted […]