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Chinese Team Breaks Record to Pay $56 Million for Soccer Player

bloomberg.com — China has underlined its global soccer ambitions once again with little-known team Jiangsu Suning agreeing to buy Brazilian attacker Alex Teixeira for 50 million euros from Ukraine's Shakhtar Dontesk, shattering the country's transfer record for the second time in a week.
Feb 05, 2016

Little-Known Chinese Team Jiangsu Breaks Asian Record to Pay $56 Million for Coveted Soccer Player bloom.bg/1K2sQdr via @business

Scandal-Plagued Soccer Body Seeks Forensic Investigators

bloomberg.com — South America's regional soccer body Conmebol, which has lost its last three presidents under the cloud of a global corruption scandal, is inviting forensic accountants to investigate its business affairs since 2011. A sprawling U.S. Department of Justice investigation alleges money laundering and racketeering stretching back almost 20 years.
Feb 03, 2016

Conmebol Hires Forensic Investigators, New Leader Visits Vatican bloom.bg/1PAEahd via @business

Feb 04, 2016

Scandal-Plagued Soccer Body Seeks Forensic Investigators bloom.bg/1PAEahd via @business @tariqpanja

FIFA Blocks $20 Million in Payments to Scandal-Ridden Groups

bloomberg.com — FIFA has blocked $20 million in funding to the organizations that oversee soccer in the Americas, dealing yet another blow to the confederations at the center of a sprawling U.S. corruption case.
Feb 01, 2016

RT @tariqpanja: Exclusive: FIFA Blocks $20 Million in Payments to Scandal-Ridden Americas bloom.bg/1PtFpi7 via @business

Feb 02, 2016

FIFA block $20m in funding to the organizations that oversee football in the Americas: goo.gl/DpjVy6 #DannyTheyreGonnaGetcha!

Feb 02, 2016

FIFA block $20m in funding to the organizations that oversee football in the Americas goo.gl/DpjVy6 #DannyTheyreGonnaGetcha!

Fox Sports to Pay $15 Million for Messi, Neymar Tournament

bloomberg.com — Fox Sports has paid $15 million to broadcast the Copa America Centenario, the biggest soccer tournament to take place in the U.S. in more than 20 years, according to people with knowledge of the contract. Fox's contract is about one-quarter of what Univision is paying for the Spanish-language broadcast rights, said the people, who asked for anonymity because details of the agreement are confidential.
Jan 28, 2016

Fox Sports to Pay $15 Million for Messi, Neymar Tournament bloom.bg/1KHFdqe via @tariqpanja

Jan 28, 2016

Fox Sports to Pay $15 Million to Broadcast Biggest Football Event in US Since 1994 World Cup bloom.bg/1KHFdqe via @business

Jan 28, 2016

Fox Sports to Pay $15 Million for Messi, Neymar Tournament bloom.bg/1KHFdqe via @business

Infantino Emerges From Platini's Shadow in Run for FIFA President

bloomberg.com — Less than two years ago, when Michel Platini was the most powerful man in European soccer, he told reporters the sport should groom its future leaders from the ranks of great players -- more like Platini and, by implication, less like Sepp Blatter, the Swiss marketer who was then FIFA's president.
Jan 28, 2016

Interview: 'I am Gianni Infantino'- Platini's Number 2 Tries to Emerge From Boss's Shadow in FIFA Bid bloom.bg/1ZU1lEJ via @business

Jan 28, 2016

"I am Gianni Infantino" — Platini's deputy emerges from his shadow in run for FIFA president bloom.bg/1ZU1lEJ

Jan 28, 2016

RT @tariqpanja: Interview: 'I am Gianni Infantino'- Platini's Number 2 Tries to Emerge From Boss's Shadow in FIFA Bid bloom.bg/1ZU1lEJ via @business

Jan 28, 2016

Infantino: ''If [Platini] calls me and tells me, ‘We had a deal, step aside,’ I would tell him no'' bloom.bg/1ZU1lEJ via @business

Jan 29, 2016

RT @tariqpanja: Infantino: ''If [Platini] calls me and tells me, ‘We had a deal, step aside,’ I would tell him no'' bloom.bg/1ZU1lEJ via @business

South America Names New Soccer Leader Following U.S. Arrests

bloomberg.com — The governing body of South American soccer elected Paraguay's Alejandro Dominguez as its new president at an emergency meeting Tuesday, filling a vacuum created after several Conmebol leaders were arrested in connection with a global investigation into corruption in the sport.
Jan 26, 2016

South America Has New Football Head, Transparency Pledges Similar To Jailed Ex-Leader's bloom.bg/1lNYpvQ via @business

Clubs Threaten to Walk Out of Top Soccer Event in Cash Dispute

bloomberg.com — South America's leading clubs have warned the continent's beleaguered soccer body that they will pull out of one of the sport's top tournaments if they do not get a 150 percent increase in income from the Copa Libertadores.
Jan 26, 2016

Copa Libertadores Dispute Could See Top Clubs Walk Out in Cash Dispute bloom.bg/1PyjCl5 via @business

Jan 26, 2016

Teams including Boca, River Squeeze Conmebol for 150% Libertadores Pay Rise After Years of Corruption bloom.bg/1PyjCl5 via @business

Leaks Website Helps FIFA Regulate $4.2 Billion Soccer Trades

bloomberg.com — The market for global soccer player transfers reached $4.2 billion in 2015, up 2.6 percent from the year before and largely attributed to the wealthy clubs in the English Premier League, according to FIFA's Global Transfer Market Report.
Jan 21, 2016

FIFA Taps Leaks Website That Revealed Bale's Contract to Regulate $4.2 Billion Global Transfer Market bloom.bg/1RVd5Yy via @business

Jan 21, 2016

RT @business: Market for global soccer players reached $4.2 billion in 2015, FIFA figures show bloom.bg/1RVd5Yy pic.twitter.com/n2LLQ54x6f

FIFA Gives Real Madrid and Atletico One-Year Transfer Ban

bloomberg.com — Real Madrid and local rival Atletico Madrid have been banned by FIFA from signing new players for a period of two transfer windows after breaching regulations on contracting underage athletes.
Jan 14, 2016

China Football Push May Have Played Part in Real and Atletico's Transfer Sanction bloom.bg/1P2MojU via @business

Jan 14, 2016

RT @tariqpanja: China Football Push May Have Played Part in Real and Atletico's Transfer Sanction bloom.bg/1P2MojU via @business

Jan 14, 2016

RT @tariqpanja: China Football Push May Have Played Part in Real and Atletico's Transfer Sanction bloom.bg/1P2MojU via @business

FIFA now targeting Sepp Blatter’s right-hand man Jerome Valcke for lifetime ban from soccer

news.nationalpost.com — RIO DE JANEIRO - After effectively ending the career of FIFA president Sepp Blatter, internal investigators at soccer's beleaguered governing body are shifting their focus to throwing out his chief lieutenant, Jerome Valcke. Valcke had been suspended before FIFA announced its investigations into Blatter and European soccer head Michel Platini, which ended with Monday's eight-year bans of both men.
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Feb 12, 2016

Valcke banned for 12 years today for a litany of misdeeds. His number two now acting Fifa general secretary. 🙈🙉🙊

Feb 12, 2016

RT @WyreDavies: Being frustrated by aspects of living in #Brazil is one thing but this "gringo" is wide of the mark & patronising. https://…

Feb 12, 2016

FIFA also said Valcke used private jets for personal use and destroyed evidence related to his conduct.

Feb 12, 2016

Question is there are other very senior fifa officials still in place that knew about all of this conduct and did nothing. What about them?

Feb 12, 2016

Ex FIFA sec Gen Valcke gets 12-yr ban for among other things: World Cup TV and ticket sale misconduct and inflated expenses

Feb 12, 2016

But up 6.2% to $14.47 after yesterday's financial statement twitter.com/estevecalzada/…

Feb 11, 2016

I wish this was better. Nice use of multimedia but content very basic. Man Utd execs should be pleased. twitter.com/BBCSport/statu…

Feb 11, 2016

Very good and very depressing by @owen_g Fifa’s 5 presidential runners hit Miami and try to keep a lid on the vice gu.com/p/4gjtx/stw

Feb 11, 2016

@james_corbett @patrick_nally and no request for comment to anyone mentioned in that article. Surely they deserve a right of reply


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