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FBI Reportedly To Investigate Former Mexican Football Federation Execs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 30 / 15

The FBI is reportedly "preparing an investigation" into current and former top Mexican Football Federation (FMF) execs for possible bribery payments, according to INFORMADOR. Former FIFA Exec Chuck Blazer "reportedly confessed that there was a payment of bribes" for Mexico's hosting of the 2003 Gold...

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Brazil World Cup Legacy Dissected

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07/07/14
Nigeria Football President Sacked

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07/07/14
Ticketing Scandal Rocks World Cup

An "illegal ticketing scandal rocked the World Cup," according to Rod Woollard of the AFP. Police probing an int'l scalping syndicate said that "thousands of illegally sold tickets worth millions of dollars were believed to have originated from a FIFA individual." Rio de Janeiro Police Commissioner ...

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07/07/14
Neymar's Injury Floods Global Press

Brazil "awoke from a night celebrating their side's progress" to the World Cup semifinals to the "bitter" realization that they will be "without their best player Neymar for the rest of the tournament," according to John Drayton of the London DAILY MAIL. He has "been ruled out for at least four week ...

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07/04/14
Webb Discusses FIFA Racism Disconnect

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Neymar Wears Banned Beats At Presser

Brazil forward Neymar "has potentially cooked up a World Cup storm" by sporting a pair of Beats by Dre headphones -- even after players "were specifically told they were banned from the tournament," according to Jack Gaughan of the London DAILY MAIL. Neymar "wore the merchandise at a press conferenc ...

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07/04/14
FIFA To Consider Substitution Proposal

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