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FIFA bans Dominican Republic official in bribery case

Oct. 12, 2018 11:51 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA ethics committee judges have banned the former president of Dominican Republic's soccer federation for 10 years in a bribery case. FIFA says Osiris Guzman was also found guilty of charges of accepting gifts and conflicts of interest. Guzman was fined 150,000 Swiss francs ($151,000),...

Women's soccer: Wait and see approach to FIFA strategy

Oct. 11, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

FIFA's new global strategy to grow the women's game is prompting both praise and skepticism. Soccer's governing body has been addressing the women's side of the sport in the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-pronged proposal announced this week that focuses on...

FIFA undertakes global initiative to grow the women's game

Oct. 10, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

FIFA is rolling out a global strategy to grow the women's game in advance of next year's World Cup in France. Soccer's governing body has been ramping up its attention to the women's side of the sport for the past several years, partly in response to calls for more equity. The result is a five-pronged proposal...

Former FIFA official Prince Ali takes soccer charity global

Oct. 9, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Former FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali is taking his charity project worldwide to build on its work of bringing soccer to Syrian refugees in Jordan. The prince detailed plans Tuesday for the Association Football Development Program Global to fund projects, donate equipment and provide...

Private jets, favors to son detailed in FIFA official's case

Sep. 24, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA spent $11.7 million in less than three years on private jets, including luxury sight-seeing trips for a top official, a newly published legal document shows. Jerome Valcke, then the FIFA secretary general, was urged in a 2013 internal memo to find "more cost efficient alternatives...