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Ex-Croatian international Boban becomes FIFA official

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA on Monday named former Croatian international Zvonimir Boban as a deputy secretary general as part of its reform process to redeem its tainted image.

Boban, who played 48 times for Yugoslavia and Croatia, will take charge of football affairs as the world body divides up its administration into business and sporting divisions.

Ex-Croatian international Boban becomes FIFA official

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA on Monday named former Croatian international Zvonimir Boban as a deputy secretary general as part of its reform process to redeem its tainted image.

Boban, who played 48 times for Yugoslavia and Croatia, will take charge of football affairs as the world body divides up its administration into business and sporting divisions.

FIFA sack top official over bonuses worth millions

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA on Monday sacked deputy general secretary Markus Kattner for financial 'breaches' involving secret bonuses worth millions of dollars, according to sources close to an inquiry by the world body.

Kattner's downfall topples another member of ex-president Sepp Blatter's inner circle at football's world body.

FIFA sack top official over bonuses worth millions

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA on Monday sacked deputy general secretary Markus Kattner for financial 'breaches' involving secret bonuses worth millions of dollars, according to sources close to an inquiry by the world body.

Kattner's downfall topples another member of ex-president Sepp Blatter's inner circle at football's world body.

FIFA sack top official over ‘breaches’ worth millions

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA on Monday sacked deputy general secretary Markus Kattner for financial 'breaches' involving millions of dollars, according to sources close to an inquiry by the world body.

Kattner's downfall topples another member of ex-president Sepp Blatter's inner circle at football's world body.

FIFA sack top official over ‘breaches’ worth millions

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA on Monday sacked deputy general secretary Markus Kattner for financial 'breaches' involving millions of dollars, according to sources close to an inquiry by the world body.

Kattner's downfall topples another member of ex-president Sepp Blatter's inner circle at football's world body.

FIFA sack deputy general secretary general Kattner

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA on Monday sacked deputy general secretary Markus Kattner for financial 'breaches' linked to his job.

Kattner had been acting general secretary after previous general secretary Jerome Valcke was also dismissed for irregularities.

"Kattner has been dismissed from his position effective immediately," the world body said in a statement.

FIFA sack deputy general secretary general Kattner

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA on Monday sacked deputy general secretary Markus Kattner for financial 'breaches' linked to his job.

Kattner had been acting general secretary after previous general secretary Jerome Valcke was also dismissed for irregularities.

"Kattner has been dismissed from his position effective immediately," the world body said in a statement.

FIFA seeks two-year ban for Niersbach over Germany’s 2006 bid

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA's ethics committee on Friday recommended a two-year ban from all football activities for Wolfgang Niersbach, former president of the German Football Association (DFB), over an alleged corruption scandal around the right to host the 2006 World Cup.

FIFA's adjudicatory chamber said they had received a final report from world football governing body's ethics committee investigatory chamber and decided to proceed with formal proceedings against Niersbach.

FIFA seeks two-year ban for Niersbach over Germany’s 2006 bid

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Zurich (AFP) FIFA's ethics committee on Friday recommended a two-year ban from all football activities for Wolfgang Niersbach, former president of the German Football Association (DFB), over an alleged corruption scandal around the right to host the 2006 World Cup.

FIFA's adjudicatory chamber said they had received a final report from world football governing body's ethics committee investigatory chamber and decided to proceed with formal proceedings against Niersbach.

Last FIFA suspect pleads not guilty in US

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New York (AFP) Ex-FIFA official Julio Rocha pleaded not guilty in New York to corruption allegations Wednesday, the last suspect extradited from Switzerland in connection with the massive scandal rocking world soccer.

The former president of the Nicaraguan Football Federation entered his plea to a raft of corruption offenses before a judge in Brooklyn shortly after he arrived in the United States from Zurich.

Last FIFA suspect pleads not guilty in US

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New York (AFP) Ex-FIFA official Julio Rocha pleaded not guilty in New York to corruption allegations Wednesday, the last suspect extradited from Switzerland in connection with the massive scandal rocking world soccer.

The former president of the Nicaraguan Football Federation entered his plea to a raft of corruption offenses before a judge in Brooklyn shortly after he arrived in the United States from Zurich.

Last FIFA suspect pleads not guilty in US

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New York (AFP) Ex-FIFA official Julio Rocha pleaded not guilty in New York to corruption allegations Wednesday, the last suspect extradited from Switzerland in connection with the massive scandal rocking world soccer.

The former president of the Nicaraguan Football Federation entered his plea to a raft of corruption offenses before a judge in Brooklyn shortly after he arrived in the United States from Zurich.

Last FIFA suspect pleads not guilty in US

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New York (AFP) Ex-FIFA official Julio Rocha pleaded not guilty in New York to corruption allegations Wednesday, the last suspect extradited from Switzerland in connection with the massive scandal rocking world soccer.

The former president of the Nicaraguan Football Federation entered his plea to a raft of corruption offenses before a judge in Brooklyn shortly after he arrived in the United States from Zurich.

FIFA audit chief Scala quits over threat to reforms

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Mexico City (AFP) The head of FIFA's independent audit committee, Domenico Scala quit on Saturday in protest at what he called attacks on reforms of the scandal-tainted world football governing body by its leadership.

Scala is angry at a FIFA Council move to control the nomination of members of independent oversight bodies such as its ethics committee and audit and compliance committee.

FIFA audit chief Scala quits over threat to reforms

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Mexico City (AFP) The head of FIFA's independent audit committee, Domenico Scala quit on Saturday in protest at what he called attacks on reforms of the scandal-tainted world football governing body by its leadership.

Scala is angry at a FIFA Council move to control the nomination of members of independent oversight bodies such as its ethics committee and audit and compliance committee.

FIFA audit chief Scala quits over threat to reforms

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Mexico City (AFP) The head of FIFA's independent audit committee Domenico Scala quit Saturday in protest at what he called attacks on reforms of the scandal-tainted world football governing body by its leadership.

Scala said he was "consternated" by a FIFA Council move to control the nomination of members of independent oversight bodies such as its ethics committee and audit and compliance committee.

FIFA audit chief Scala quits over threat to reforms

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Mexico City (AFP) The head of FIFA's independent audit committee Domenico Scala quit Saturday in protest at what he called attacks on reforms of the scandal-tainted world football governing body by its leadership.

Scala said he was "consternated" by a FIFA Council move to control the nomination of members of independent oversight bodies such as its ethics committee and audit and compliance committee.

FIFA audit chief Scala quits over threat to reforms

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Mexico City (AFP) The head of FIFA's independent audit committee Domenico Scala quit Saturday in protest at what he called attacks on reforms of the scandal-tainted world football governing body by its leadership.

Scala said he was "consternated" by a FIFA Council move to control the nomination of members of independent oversight bodies such as its ethics committee and audit and compliance committee.

FIFA audit chief Scala quits over threat to reforms

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Mexico City (AFP) The head of FIFA's independent audit committee Domenico Scala quit Saturday in protest at what he called attacks on reforms of the scandal-tainted world football governing body by its leadership.

Scala said he was "consternated" by a FIFA Council move to control the nomination of members of independent oversight bodies such as its ethics committee and audit and compliance committee.

Major League Soccer

2016 MLS All-Star fan voting kicks off today

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Fans can vote on the MLS website, or by playing FIFA 16

Major League Soccer announced that the fan voting portion of the MLS All-Star team selection process begins on Thursday, May 26 and lasts until July 4.

To vote online, fans should head to the All-Star page on the MLS website, where they can vote for 10 players -- a goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders, and two forwards.

Major Link Soccer: Ex FIFA VP faces fraud charges

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Once at the top of Soccer leadership, Jack Warner now faces a $50 Million lawsuit.

MLS:

When given an opportunity to hop on the Zlatan hype train, Bruce Arena simply let it pass.

Chris Wondolowski has signed a contract extension with the San Jose Earthquakes, nearly guaranteeing that he will ride into the sunset in the South Bay.

Soccer Politics

Yugoslavia’s ‘What If’ Moment Lives On

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In 1992, the Yugoslav national team finished first in their qualifying group for EURO92 and was one of the favorites to win the tournament. Many were left in shock when a tearful Ivica Osim (Yugoslavia's manager) resigned from his post during a press conference in Belgrade. As the country descended into war and chaos, the.

FIFA being FIFA

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FIFA is looking for a new audit and compliance chairperson after a controversial decision on oversight led to a very public response.

Soccer News: Ibrahimovic in MLS

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his exit from PSG official, with his next stop leading to rumors that he's considering MLS and the LA Galaxy.

Adidas

Adidas to continue sponsoring FIFA: company

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Frankfurt (AFP) German sportswear giant Adidas will continue sponsoring FIFA, despite the corruption allegations dogging the bidding process for the 2006 World Cup, the group's supervisory board chief said on Sunday.

"If you want to sell sporting goods, you have to have a good relationship with the people in the clubs and the associations.

Adidas to continue sponsoring FIFA: company

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Frankfurt (AFP) German sportswear giant Adidas will continue sponsoring FIFA, despite the corruption allegations dogging the bidding process for the 2006 World Cup, the group's supervisory board chief said on Sunday.

"If you want to sell sporting goods, you have to have a good relationship with the people in the clubs and the associations.

Fatma Samoura

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.

Gianni Infantino

FIFA's relationship with five star lifestyle continues despite Infantino's early promises

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FIFA has become infamous for the members’ lavish or “five-star” way of life.

But after Gianni Infantino was chosen president of the sport’s governing body in February, one of his first promises was to make FIFA more unassuming and more humble.

The early signs were indeed promising and the fact that he traveled to Britain for his first official engagement by a budget airline, rather than a private plane, like his predecessor preferred.

FIFA audit chief Scala quits over threat to reforms

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Mexico City (AFP) The head of FIFA's independent audit committee Domenico Scala quit Saturday in protest at what he called attacks on reforms of the scandal-tainted world football governing body by its leadership.

Scala is angry at a FIFA Council move to control the nomination of members of independent oversight bodies such as its ethics committee and audit and compliance committee.

FIFA audit chief Scala quits over threat to reforms

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Mexico City (AFP) The head of FIFA's independent audit committee Domenico Scala quit Saturday in protest at what he called attacks on reforms of the scandal-tainted world football governing body by its leadership.

Scala is angry at a FIFA Council move to control the nomination of members of independent oversight bodies such as its ethics committee and audit and compliance committee.

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New FIFA secretary general vows to improve game’s ‘tarnished image’

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Paris (AFP) FIFA's new secretary general Fatma Samoura on Saturday vowed "to help footballrestore its tarnished image" following a spate of scandals within the game's world governing body.

"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 FIFA's first ever female secretary general, told AFP.

New FIFA secretary general vows to improve game’s ‘tarnished image’

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Paris (AFP) FIFA's new secretary general Fatma Samoura on Saturday vowed "to help footballrestore its tarnished image" following a spate of scandals within the game's world governing body.

"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 FIFA's first ever female secretary general, told AFP.

The Rest

FIFA fires deputy secretary following discovery of secret bonus scheme

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FIFA’s deputy secretary general Markus Kattner has been “fired with immediate effect”, after it was discovered that there existed a secret bonus scheme that paid out millions of dollars over a period of years.

Kattner took over as acting secretary general since his predecessor Jérôme Valcke was suspended and then banned from football for 12 years.

Some Soccer News for May 17, 2016

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It's Day 138 of 2016.


Its a new day at FIFA, but guess what happened almost immediately? The same old things. The majority of FIFA members have no interest in changing how they have done business in the past:
  • One of new president Gianna Infantino's first orders of business was to get a rule passed that that allows the executive committee to hire and fire members of the supposed independent audit and oversight committee.

Report: U.S., Mexico discussing joint 2026 World Cup bid

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Just days after former U.S. Men's National Team defender Alexi Lalas firmly stated that the United States is capable of hosting a future World Cup on its own, reports have surfaced linking a joint bid between the U.S. and another CONCACAF nation.

According to ESPN FC, the U.S. and Mexico are reportedly in talks over a joint bid that would see the 2026 World Cup come to North America.