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Indictment Against FIFA Raises Questions About Nike's History In Brazil

A U.S. indictment alleges an unnamed sportswear company paid bribes to secure a 1996 deal with Brazil. That's the year Nike signed a multi-million dollar sponsorship with Brazil's soccer federation.
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At FIFA Meeting, Israeli And Palestinian Delegates Shake Hands

The "handshake for peace" was perhaps the only thing that could compete with accusations of corruption and bribery that have dominated the international gathering of soccer's governing body.
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Under Cloud Of Scandal, Sepp Blatter Seeks 5th Term As FIFA President

The head of soccer's global governing body was not among those indicted on criminal charges. Still, many believe Sepp Blatter shares the blame for a "culture of corruption," and he should step down.
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Indictments Bring To Light FIFA's Veil Of Secrecy

The corruption arrests of officials on soccer's governing body hardly surprised those who pay attention the sport. Lack of accountability and payouts to soccer federations helped to create the empire.
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What Are $26 Million In American Express Rewards Points Worth?

While he was a FIFA executive, Chuck Blazer charged $26 million in business expenses to a personal American Express card. Brian Kelly of thepointsguy.com explains the value of those rewards points.
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FIFA Delegate: Indictment 'Brought A Cloud' On Upcoming Presidential Vote

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Randolph Harris, president of the Barbados Football Association, about the latest on the FIFA indictments and the soccer organization's upcoming presidential vote.
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FIFA President Blatter: Bribery Scandal Puts 'Long Shadow' Over Soccer

Embattled FIFA President Sepp Blatter faces a re-election vote Friday, in the face of new corruption and bribery charges against senior members of FIFA.
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FIFA Update: Europe's UEFA Backs Blatter's Opponent; Raids In Brazil

Accusations of rampant corruption at FIFA came just days before Sepp Blatter is set to stand for re-election Friday. Europe's UEFA says it will back Blatter's lone opponent.
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Sponsors Monitor Corruption Charges Against Soccer Officials

The arrest of 7 FIFA officials in Zurich is raising questions for corporations that underwrite soccer's main event, the World Cup. Coca-Cola, Adidas and others are withholding public comment for now.
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Soccer Indictments Outline Schemes Involving Sports Marking Firms

Most of the charges relate to bribes paid by sports marketing executives to secure lucrative marketing and media rights. One of the companies named has its North American headquarters in Miami.

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