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Will Sepp show up? FIFA presidential race nears conclusion

Sepp Blatter may have been banned from football for eight years but William Hill isn’t too sure this’ll stop him from turning up at the FIFA congress this week. Sepp Blatter, who has endlessly protested his innocence in the ongoing corruption investigation which scandalized the football federation last year, continues to be in the news as he appeals his personal …

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Eight candidates submit for FIFA presidency

A frantic last day ended with eight candidates submitting applications to become the outgoing Sepp Blatter’s replacement at Fifa, including the Uefa General Secretary, Gianni Infantino. Confusingly, Michel Platini, the current President of Uefa, has submitted his own application despite an ongoing a 90 day ban concerning an investigation into a disputed payment of £1.3m in 2011. Despite the ban …

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Betfair – Blatter odds on to retain FIFA Presidency

International football governing body, FIFA has been shell-shocked this week following the charges made against 9 senior ranking officials with regards to bribery and corruption by the FBI and IRS Criminal Investigation Unit. The charged officials are accused of taking in excess of $150 million in bribes stretching back 24 years. US prosecutors said the officials conspired with sports marketing …

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