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Disgraced ex-CONCACAF president Webb banned for life

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Zurich (AFP) Former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb has been banned from all football-related activities for life by the adjudicatory chamber of FIFA's Ethics Committee, world football's governing body confirmed on Friday.

Webb was found guilty of charges including conflicts of interest and bribery and corruption.

US judge delays Webb’s FIFA sentencing

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New York (AFP) A US judge on Thursday delayed until November 18 the sentencing of disgraced FIFA former vice president Jeffrey Webb in the sweeping corruption scandal rocking world soccer.

The 51-year-old from the Cayman Islands was scheduled to become the first defendant sentenced in the FIFA scandal in New York on Friday after pleading guilty to racketeering, conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.

US judge delays Webb’s FIFA sentencing

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New York (AFP) A US judge on Thursday delayed until November 18 the sentencing of disgraced FIFA former vice president Jeffrey Webb in the sweeping corruption scandal rocking world soccer.

The 51-year-old from the Cayman Islands was scheduled to become the first defendant sentenced in the FIFA scandal in New York on Friday after pleading guilty to racketeering, conspiracy, wire fraud and money laundering.

CONCACAF

Jeffrey Webb confirmed as CONCACAF leader

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Cayman Islands FA president Jeffrey Webb is now the 4th president of the CONCACAF confederation. He was the lone candidate for the position (29 nominations out of the 40 members) and was voted by acclamation at the CONCACAF congress in Budapest today. Webb has the administrative experience from years of service at the national FA, CFU, CONCACAF, and FIFA committees, and has accumulated the contacts that go along with such service.

Webb Elected CONCACAF President

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Jeffrey Webb is now officially the president of CONCACAF. Webb was elected on Wednesday in Budapest during CONCACAF's meeting as part of FIFA's Congress. Webb ran unopposed. Representing the Cayman Islands, Webb was previously president of the Caribbean Football Union, a subsidiary of CONCACAF. "Over the last year our mission and our vision have been blurred, from lawyers, to audit reports to compensation, we have deviated from our mission," Webb said in his acceptance speech.

Caribbean asserts its numerical advantage in CONCACAF presidential race

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CONCACAF announced a few days ago that Jeffrey Webb, a banker and current president of the Cayman Islands FA, will be the only candidate for the CONCACAF presidency. The vote won't occur until CONCACAF's Extraordinary Congress in Budapest in late May, but given that Webb received endorsements from 25 of the 40 member associations, something significant would have to happen for him to lose support.

Canada, Antigua and Barbuda advance as CONCACAF qualifying continues

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By FRANCO PANIZO

The final round of matches in the second round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying might as well not be played, as all the teams to advance are now known.

The six teams to secure their passage into the third round of qualifying were finalized on Friday, with Canada being one of the teams to secure its passage.

International fixtures: England looks to clinch, WC qualifying continues & more

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England is a point away from cementing a place at the 2012 European championships, but the Three Lions will have to earn that point on the road at Montenegro.Â

That match is one of the few highlights among the day's European qualifiers, in addition to the anticipated matchup between Germany and Turkey.

Canada, Panama earn road victories in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying

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Canada's quest to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup has started off in fine fashion.

After beating St. Lucia convincingly on Friday, the Canadians topped Puerto Rico by a 3-0 scoreline on the road behind goals from Iain Hume, Simeon Jackson and Tossaint Ricketts to take early control of Group D on Tuesday.

Matchday 2 of CONCACAF Second Round as it happens

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Joined in progress, it's the second matchday of the second round of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying. Here we go: [Group B] Barbados 0-2 Trinidad & Tobago F [Group A] Dominican Republic 1-1 Suriname F [Group F] US Virgin Islands 1-8 Antigua & Barbuda F [Group E] Belize 1-2 Guatemala F [Group D] St. Lucia 2-4 St.

Matchday 1 of CONCACAF Second Round as it happens

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Today CONCACAF World Cup qualifying starts for 19 more national associations in the confederation, with matches going on from Toronto to Georgetown. (Or is Paramaribo further south?) This post will be updated throughout the day with results and events as they come in, but I'll be working so it will be more of a semi-live blog.

A hurried preview of the CONCACAF second round

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Hopes for a detailed preview went out of the window thanks to business matters, and with the first qualifiers kicking off in a little over an hour right now there won't be much time for an in-depth analysis. Nevertheless, here is a look at the six groups and my expectations for how things will shake out.

CONCACAF World Cup Draw - the road to Brazil starts here

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FIFA conducted the World Cup qualification draw in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.


Under the CONCACAF Qualifying system, there will now be a 2nd Round group stage that the United States will not be involved in. The USA enters in Round 3, where they will face fellow seeded team Jamaica along with the winners of Round 2's Groups E and F.

Robin Van Persie

Give Robin what he wants + Theo thoughts

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Morning all, and a happy hallowe'en to you all.

I wonder what John Terry is dressing up as tonight? Slipenstein? Stumbledore? Black Ice-T? Devon Loch? Whatever it is, he'll be watching Robin fang Persie ease away from him to round the twat in the hat to score.

The warm glow from Saturday remains.

International Round-up: Netherlands romp, Spain wins and more

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The international fixtures for the month of September got underway all across the globe on Friday, but no game came close to the Netherlands' match versus San Marino in terms of lopsidedness.

Playing in a Group E European Championship qualifier, the Netherlands scored nearly a dozen goals as it defeated San Marino 11-0.

El Salvador

CONCACAF Qualifying Continues

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While the U.S. is building towards their entrance into World Cup qualifying in third round, action continues in the second round with a host of qualifiers during this international window. Keep a close eye on Groups E and F, which will send their group winners to face the United States and Jamaica in the next phase.

El Salvador Mitre 2011/13 Home Jersey / Camiseta

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The Federación Salvadoreña de Fútbol, FESFUT, has officially launched the El Salvador Mitre 2011/13 home jersey. Los Cuscatlecos' new home kit will be used for the first time when El Salvador meets Copa America 2011 semi-finalist Venezuela in an international friendly on August 7th in the United States.

Liverpool

TOM HICKS interview analysis: Part 1 - Did H+G really put $270m into Liverpool FC?

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In his recent interview with Sky Sports, former Liverpool owner Tom Hicks made a series of statement relating to his tenure at the club. In this new series, I will examine the veracity of his claims, using documentary evidence where possible.

I have no allegiance to Hicks, Gillett, or indeed anyone at LFC.

EXCLUSIVE: H+G and the £144m LFC loans - How the world's press got it WRONG

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According to the media, Tom Hicks and George Gillett have invested £144m into Liverpool FC since 2007, and that is the figure they apparently stand to lose if the sale to NESV goes through. £144m is the magic number, and it has been repeated in almost every newspaper, blog and news program worldwide over the last couple of weeks.

LFC POINTS DEDUCTION: The legal position (and why it's not likely to happen)

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Sensationalised reports have surfaced again recently regarding the possibility Liverpool could suffer a 9 point deduction if the club is forced into administration this week. In this article, I'll look at the legal basis for that possibility, and explore whether it is actually likely to happen.

Media reports arguing that Liverpool now face a possible points deduction are based on speculation, not fact.

The Rest

Webb Expected To Be New CONCACAF President

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CONCACAF released a press release on Thursday announcing that Cayman Islands Football Association president Jeffrey Webb will be the only name on the ballot for the vacant CONCACAF presidency when elections are held on May 23rd. "I would like to acknowledge and thank the CONCACAF member associations from across the Confederation that have demonstrated their confidence in me through their support of my nomination for president.

"You will find the name of Mr Yeung in the newspapers in Hong Kong ... every day"

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English football was shocked by the arrest in Hong Kong of Carson Yeung Ka-sing, the chief and single-largest shareholder of Birmingham City FC's HKSE-listed holding company, Birmingham International Holdings, an investment, entertainment and sportswear firm registered in the Cayman Islands. BIH shares were suspended from trading.

Early, random thoughts on today's World Cup 2022 disappointment

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Commiserating over our disappointment

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Caribbean: Puerto Rico progress to next stage

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Puerto Rico became the first team to progress to the second qualifying round of the 2010 CFU Caribbean Cup on Wednesday after their 2-0 victory over the Cayman Islands saw them top the group. All of the matches in Group A of the first qualifying round took place in the Puerto Rican city of Bayamón thus giving the host nation a clear advantage over the rest of their group opponents.