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Hope TV rights scandal ‘will not disrupt’ Qatar WCup: FIFA Sec Gen

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Madrid (AFP) – FIFA’s number two Fatma Samoura said Tuesday she hoped the criminal investigations into the sale of World Cup rights to the Qatari-owned beIN Media group will not “disrupt” Qatar’s hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

Swiss prosecutors said last week they had launched a criminal corruption probe targeting Paris Saint-Germain president and beIN media chief, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, and disgraced former FIFA executive Jerome Valcke over the sale of media rights for World Cups in 2018-2030.

World Cup ticket sales start Thursday

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Moscow (AFP) – FIFA announced Tuesday that ticket sales for the 2018 World Cup will begin on Thursday, nine months to the day that the tournament kicks off in Russia.

“Fans all over the world will also be able to book their place as ticket sales for the tournament start exclusively on FIFA.

New FIFA number two Samoura starts work

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA's new general secretary Fatma Samoura officially started work Tuesday, becoming the first woman and non-European to hold the powerful post at the scandal-tainted organisation.

Samoura was named to the job in May, in a surprise move by FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who has sought to repair the reputation of world football's governing body since over taking over from the disgraced Sepp Blatter.

New FIFA number two Samoura starts work

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA's new general secretary Fatma Samoura officially started work Tuesday, becoming the first woman and non-European to hold the powerful post at the scandal-tainted organisation.

Samoura was named to the job in May, in a surprise move by FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who has sought to repair the reputation of world football's governing body since over taking over from the disgraced Sepp Blatter.

Fatma Samoura: FIFA’s first woman secretary general is used to crises

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Paris (AFP) Fatma Samoura, FIFA's first-ever female secretary general, may be an outsider in the football world but she is hoping her two decades of experience as a UN diplomat will help her restore the sport's "tarnished image".

"My goal is to support the programme of president Gianni (Infantino) and to help football restore its tarnished image," the Senegalese UN diplomat, named Friday as the second-in-command of football's ruling body, told AFP.

Fatma Samoura: FIFA’s first woman secretary general is used to crises

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Paris (AFP) Fatma Samoura, FIFA's first-ever female secretary general, may be an outsider in the football world but she is hoping her two decades of experience as a UN diplomat will help her restore the sport's "tarnished image".

"My goal is to support the programme of president Gianni (Infantino) and to help football restore its tarnished image," the Senegalese UN diplomat, named Friday as the second-in-command of football's ruling body, told AFP.

FIFA names woman as secretary general for first time

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Mexico City (AFP) FIFA named a Senegalese UN diplomat as its first ever female secretary general on Friday, a historic move announced at a congress that sought to relegate world football's corruption crisis to the past.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino made the surprise announcement in Mexico City that he had chosen 54-year-old Fatma Samoura, an outsider unknown to the football world, to be his deputy at the male-dominated organization.

FIFA names woman as secretary general for first time

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Mexico City (AFP) FIFA named a Senegalese UN diplomat as its first ever female secretary general on Friday, a historic move announced at a congress that sought to relegate world football's corruption crisis to the past.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino made the surprise announcement in Mexico City that he had chosen 54-year-old Fatma Samoura, an outsider unknown to the football world, to be his deputy at the male-dominated organization.

FIFA names woman as secretary general for first time

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Mexico City (AFP) FIFA named a Senegalese UN diplomat as its first ever female secretary general on Friday, a historic move announced at a congress that sought to relegate world football's corruption crisis to the past.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino made the surprise announcement in Mexico City that he had chosen 54-year-old Fatma Samoura, an outsider unknown to the football world, to be his deputy at the male-dominated organization.

FIFA names woman as secretary general for first time

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Mexico City (AFP) FIFA named a Senegalese UN diplomat as its first ever female secretary general on Friday, a historic move announced at a congress that sought to relegate world football's corruption crisis to the past.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino made the surprise announcement in Mexico City that he had chosen 54-year-old Fatma Samoura, an outsider unknown to the football world, to be his deputy at the male-dominated organization.

FIFA names woman as secretary general for first time

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Mexico City (AFP) FIFA named a Senegalese UN diplomat as its first ever female secretary general on Friday, a surprise and historic move announced at a congress to overhaul the scandal-plagued organization.

Fatma Samoura, 54, comes from outside the football world, having worked with the United Nations for 21 years.

FIFA names woman as secretary general for first time

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Mexico City (AFP) FIFA named a Senegalese UN diplomat as its first ever female secretary general on Friday, a surprise and historic move announced at a congress to overhaul the scandal-plagued organization.

Fatma Samoura, 54, comes from outside the football world, having worked with the United Nations for 21 years.

Samoura chosen as first female FIFA secretary general

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Mexico City (AFP) FIFA on Friday named Senegalese UN diplomat Fatma Samoura as the first female secretary general in the history of the male-dominated world football organization.

Samoura, 54, comes from outside the football world, having worked with the United Nations for 21 years. She is currently based in Nigeria for the UN Development Program.

Samoura chosen as first female FIFA secretary general

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Mexico City (AFP) FIFA on Friday named Senegalese UN diplomat Fatma Samoura as the first female secretary general in the history of the male-dominated world football organization.

Samoura, 54, comes from outside the football world, having worked with the United Nations for 21 years. She is currently based in Nigeria for the UN Development Program.

FIFA picks Fatma Samoura as first female secretary general

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Mexico City (AFP) FIFA on Friday named Senegalese UN diplomat Fatma Samoura as the first female secretary general in the history of the male-dominated world football organization.

Samoura, 54, comes from outside the football world, having worked with the United Nations for 21 years. She is currently based in Nigeria for the UN Development Program.

FIFA picks Fatma Samoura as first female secretary general

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Mexico City (AFP) FIFA on Friday named Senegalese UN diplomat Fatma Samoura as the first female secretary general in the history of the male-dominated world football organization.

Samoura, 54, comes from outside the football world, having worked with the United Nations for 21 years. She is currently based in Nigeria for the UN Development Program.

FIFA picks Fatma Samoura as first female secretary general

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Mexico City (AFP) FIFA on Friday named Senegalese UN diplomat Fatma Samoura as the first female secretary general in the history of the male-dominated world football organization.

"She will bring a fresh wind to FIFA, somebody from outside, not somebody from inside, not somebody from the past but somebody new," FIFA president Gianni Infantino told the organization's annual congress in Mexico City as he announced that the council had approved his choice.

FIFA picks Fatma Samoura as first female secretary general

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Mexico City (AFP) FIFA on Friday named Senegalese UN diplomat Fatma Samoura as the first female secretary general in the history of the male-dominated world football organization.

"She will bring a fresh wind to FIFA, somebody from outside, not somebody from inside, not somebody from the past but somebody new," FIFA president Gianni Infantino told the organization's annual congress in Mexico City as he announced that the council had approved his choice.

Senegalese woman ‘likely new FIFA number two’

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Mexico City (AFP) Senegalese UN diplomat Fatma Samoura is likely to be named as FIFA's new secretary general on Friday, which would make her the first female number two ever at world football's governing body, according to a source close to FIFA.

The historic appointment is expected to be made at the FIFA congress in Mexico City, the sources said on condition of anonymity.

Senegalese woman ‘likely new FIFA number two’

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Mexico City (AFP) Senegalese UN diplomat Fatma Samoura is likely to be named as FIFA's new secretary general on Friday, which would make her the first female number two ever at world football's governing body, according to a source close to FIFA.

The historic appointment is expected to be made at the FIFA congress in Mexico City, the sources said on condition of anonymity.

Philadelphia Union

Barnetta leaving at season’s end, other Union news, more

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Tranquillo Barnetta will not re-sign with the Union, will join his hometown club in Switzerland after end of season. More news.

Blake and Rosenberry start for All Stars, Union-RSL, LVU U-18s advance to semis, more news

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Blake and Rosenberry unscathed in All Star starts. Union readying for RSL. Nor'easters host PDL semis on Saturday. LVU U-18s advance to national semis. More news.

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“Character and grit”: Union news and more

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The Rest

Mini pitches, area schools in NCAA tourney, US-Costa Rica tonight, more

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Union Foundation targets building 50 mini pitches in and around Philly. Villanova, RIder, and Delaware in NCAA tourney. Klinsmann says US can win in Costa Rica tonight. More news.