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Get Uber, FIFA and Rich Muslims to Help Plug Aid Gap – Experts

By Tom Esslemont LONDON, Jan 17 – A $15 billion shortfall in global humanitarian aid could be addressed by tapping into innovative sources of finance, such as smartphone apps, the football industry and wealthy Islamic donors, a United Nations panel of experts said on Sunday. Despite rising global wealth, the ‘outdated’ aid system has been

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FIFA Inspector Was Banned for Seeking Personal Favours

By Brian Homewood ZURICH, Jan 14 – FIFA’s ethics committee said on Thursday that former World Cup bid inspector Harold Mayne-Nicholls repeatedly asked for personal favours from one of the countries that bid to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. Mayne-Nicholls, who was banned for seven years on July 6, “ignored his responsibility as

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FIFA Fires Secretary General Valcke

ZURICH, Jan 13 – FIFA said on Wednesday it had fired Secretary General Jerome Valcke amid alleged corruption involving World Cup ticket sales, one of many scandals surrounding soccer’s governing body. “The FIFA Emergency Committee decided, on 9 January 2016, to dismiss Jerome Valcke from the position of FIFA Secretary General with immediate effect,” Zurich-based

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Zidane a Change for the Better at Real, Modric Says

MADRID, Jan 10 – Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric believes Saturday’s 5-0 drubbing of Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga in Zinedine Zidane’s debut as coach shows the former Real and France great is the right man for the job. Modric, a Croatia international, said he was sorry for Rafa Benitez, sacked and replaced by

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Switzerland Freezes Millions of Swiss Francs in FIFA Case

ZURICH, Dec 17 – The Swiss Justice Ministry has frozen millions of Swiss francs related to world soccer body FIFA, a spokesman said on Thursday, confirming a media report. World soccer’s governing body is suffering the worst corruption scandal in its more than 100-year history, with 41 entities and people including soccer bosses from throughout

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FIFA Ethics Committee Bans Officials From Nepal, Laos

VIENNA, Nov. 16 – The ethics committee at world soccer body FIFA has banned two officials from Nepal and Laos for taking cash during elections, it said on Monday. Ganesh Thapa, president of the All-Nepal Football Association, was banned for 10 years and fined 20,000 Swiss francs ($19,870), while Viphet Sihachakr, president of the Laotian

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