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FIFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF to receive another $92 million in compensation over corruption probe
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FIFA, CONMEBOL, CONCACAF to receive another $92 million in compensation over corruption probe

The US Department of Justice, which is investigating the 2015 global corruption scandal that former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter was involved in, made the announcement on Thursday.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: US, Mexico seal qualification; Costa Rica face New Zealand in playoff
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: US, Mexico seal qualification; Costa Rica face New Zealand in playoff

The USA were beaten 2-0 by Costa Rica in San Jose to finish third in the standings while Mexico eased past El Salvador 2-0 in Mexico City to finish second overall.

FIFA World Cup Qualifying: Panama upset much-changed USA, Mexico go top
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FIFA World Cup Qualifying: Panama upset much-changed USA, Mexico go top

Panama moved up into third place in the CONCACAF standings with the victory, level on eight points with the USA, who are second.

FIFA details USD 5M handed to football players claiming unpaid salaries
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FIFA details USD 5M handed to football players claiming unpaid salaries

The FIFA Fund for Football Players especially targeted cases where clubs went out of business, then restarted without paying old debts.

FIFA Club World Cup: Andre-Pierre Gignac's lone goal helps Mexico's Tigres make history in tournament
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FIFA Club World Cup: Andre-Pierre Gignac's lone goal helps Mexico's Tigres make history in tournament

Tigres are the first CONCACAF team to reach the final of FIFA Club World Cup.

Coronavirus Outbreak: CONCACAF confirms postponement of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers
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Coronavirus Outbreak: CONCACAF confirms postponement of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

CONCACAF said in a statement the games would now take place next March, saying the decision had been taken in conjunction with world governing body FIFA.

New Zealand becomes fourth nation to seal qualification for FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup
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New Zealand becomes fourth nation to seal qualification for FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup

New Zealand joins Asian qualifiers Japan and North Korea, besides India who got an automatic berth as host country in the 16-team age-group showpiece to be held in five venues of the country from 17 February to 7 March.

Coronavirus Outbreak: CONCACAF chief eyes World Cup qualifying overhaul
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Coronavirus Outbreak: CONCACAF chief eyes World Cup qualifying overhaul

The novel coronavirus outbreak will likely mean the end of the Hex, the six-team World Cup qualifying format used by the CONCACAF region, said CONCACAF chief Victor Montagliani

US prosecutors allege bribes paid to FIFA executive members in 2018, 2022 World Cup bid votes
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US prosecutors allege bribes paid to FIFA executive members in 2018, 2022 World Cup bid votes

The US investigation into corruption in the world of football, including FIFA executives, became public in 2015 with the announcement of criminal charges against a slew of officials and others.

Lower-tier clubs lose appeal attempting to implement promotion and relegation system in Major League Soccer
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Lower-tier clubs lose appeal attempting to implement promotion and relegation system in Major League Soccer

Lower-tier clubs Miami and Kingston Stockade filed a challenge in 2017 with the Court of Arbitration for Sport against FIFA, North American football body CONCACAF and the US Soccer Federation

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Christen Press, Samantha Mewis score braces against Costa Rica as United States finish top of group in qualifying
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Christen Press, Samantha Mewis score braces against Costa Rica as United States finish top of group in qualifying

The World Cup-winning US team extended their unbeaten streak to 26 games. The Americans wrapped up the group stage with three shutouts and 18 goals

Women's World cup-winning United States team to face Spain, England and Japan in fifth SheBelieves Cup
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Women's World cup-winning United States team to face Spain, England and Japan in fifth SheBelieves Cup

The top-ranked United States plays in the CONCACAF qualifying tournament starting later this month

David Beckham's new MLS team Inter Miami hires Uruguayan Diego Alonso as first head coach
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David Beckham's new MLS team Inter Miami hires Uruguayan Diego Alonso as first head coach

David Beckham’s new MLS team finally has its first coach, with Inter Miami hiring Diego Alonso.

FIFA ban three officials including former Peru Football Federation Manuel Burga for life over involvement in corruption
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FIFA ban three officials including former Peru Football Federation Manuel Burga for life over involvement in corruption

Former Peru Football Federation Manuel Burga and Argentinian officials Eduardo Deluca and Jose Luis Meiszner took secret payments while allocating marketing and media contracts for regional competitions, FIFA said

Former CONMEBOL vice-president Eugenio Figueredo latest official to receive life-ban from football, announces FIFA
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Former CONMEBOL vice-president Eugenio Figueredo latest official to receive life-ban from football, announces FIFA

87-year-old Eugenio Figueredo was a former vice-president of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) and served on several FIFA committees

FIFA hands life ban to former CONCACAF secretary general Enrique Sanz for involvement in bribery scandal
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FIFA hands life ban to former CONCACAF secretary general Enrique Sanz for involvement in bribery scandal

In a statement, FIFA said that 45-year-old Sanz had been handed the ban for the negotiation of bribe payments in the scope of various bribery schemes concerning competitions organised by FIFA, CONCACAF, the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL).

FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar to inaugurate third stadium for marquee tournament during 2019 Club World Cup
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Qatar to inaugurate third stadium for marquee tournament during 2019 Club World Cup

'The FIFA Club World Cup 2019 will provide a glimpse of Qatar's compact nature ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2022,' FIFA said in a statement

Dutch club Ajax sign American midfielder Alex Mendez from Bundesliga side Freiburg on three-year contract
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Dutch club Ajax sign American midfielder Alex Mendez from Bundesliga side Freiburg on three-year contract

Midfielder Alex Mendez, among the top American players at this year's Under-20 World Cup, has transferred to the Dutch club Ajax from Germany's Freiburg.

CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019: Mexico on course to win eighth title, beat Martinique to top Group A
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CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019: Mexico on course to win eighth title, beat Martinique to top Group A

Mexico have won their final Group A game against Martinique to advance to the quarter-finals as they look to win their eighth title at the regional championships

CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019: Andres Guardado's second-half brace helps Mexico beat Canada
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CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019: Andres Guardado's second-half brace helps Mexico beat Canada

Andres Guardado's brace helped Mexico seal a comfortable 3-1 victory over Canada in their second match of the Gold Cup and move to the top of their Group A