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FIFA

Banned Valcke sets up business in Spain: sources

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Lausanne (AFP) – Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, who is banned from football and the target of a Swiss criminal investigation, has resurfaced in Spain and set up an events management business, sources say.

The Frenchman was banned last year for 12 years - reduced to 10 - for ethics breaches and fired by FIFA as part of a corruption scandal that threatened to bring football’s governing body to its knees.

Banned Valcke sets up business in Spain: sources

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Lausanne (AFP) – Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, who is banned from football and the target of a Swiss criminal investigation, has resurfaced in Spain and set up an events management business, sources say.

The Frenchman was banned last year for 12 years - reduced to 10 - for ethics breaches and fired by FIFA as part of a corruption scandal that threatened to bring football’s governing body to its knees.

Investigators raid French football offices in probe targeting Sepp Blatter

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French authorities have seized documents from the country's football federation in connection with the Swiss criminal investigation targeting former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, Switzerland said Wednesday.

The search was conducted Tuesday two days before Blatter's 80th birthday with Swiss officials present while French investigators searched the French Football Federation (FFF) headquarters.

Investigators raid French football offices in probe targeting Sepp Blatter

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Photo credit: AFP

French authorities have seized documents from the country's football federation in connection with the Swiss criminal investigation targeting former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, Switzerland said Wednesday.

The search was conducted Tuesday two days before Blatter's 80th birthday with Swiss officials present while French investigators searched the French Football Federation (FFF) headquarters.

The Rest

No police action against former England football boss Allardyce

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London (AFP) Sam Allardyce will not face a police investigation over the newspaper sting operation that saw his time as England manager brought to an end after just one game in charge, it was announced Friday.

Allardyce, 62, was sacked following the publication by the Daily Telegraph in September of controversial comments made to undercover reporters.