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‘Shameless’ ex-FIFA official jailed for seven years over Webb conspiracy

GEORGE TOWN: Millionaire businessman Canover Watson has been jailed for seven years for conspiring with disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb to “steal money from the Cayman Islands government”. Watson was treasurer of the Cayman Islands Football Association while Webb was president and was also a ...
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Fuller has Scala in his sights with latest salvo over Sheikh Salman

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS —- FIFA reform campaigner Jamie Fuller has taken aim at both FIFA election overseer Domenico Scala and presidential contender Sheikh Salman ahead of the world football federation’s ballot on February 26 in Zurich. Scala is the Swiss businessman who heads the FIFA ...
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All over for Sexwale bar the shouting as far as FIFA power bid is concerned

PRETORIA: Tokyo Sexwale’s campaign for the FIFA presidency is close to coming to a premature end writes KEIR RADNEDGE. The South African businessman was not surprised that the executive committee of the African confederation decided on Friday to formally endorse the candidacy of Asian president ...
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Lingard strike just not enough as Costa rescues Hiddink’s unbeaten record

LONDON: Jesse Lingard was in trouble with Louis Van Gaal before Manchester United’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea for telling the media that their manager had loosened the defensive shackles and started encouraging his team with more attacking verve. Not true, said Van Gaal, and the ...
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Sepp Blatter . . . fighting on despite his ban

Media-savvy Blatter raises stakes in bid for grand exit at FIFA Congress

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS —- Sepp Blatter is maintaining his campaign to continue making mischief for FIFA in the run-up to the February 26 election to choose his successor as president of the world football federation. Not for the first time, Blatter’s chosen vehicle has been ...
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CAF leaders endorse Sheikh Salman for FIFA but Egypt, Liberia back Prince Ali

TIMOTHY OLOBULU / AIPS* in KIGALI: Asian Football Confederation head Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa has been endorsed – to no surprise – as the preferred candidate for the Confederation of African Football in the forthcoming FIFA presidency election in Zurich on February 26. A ...
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International and national federations, sponsors, bidders, organisers . . .

AIBA / International Judo Federation – Feb 06: International Olympic Committee / World Series of Boxing / PyeongChang 2018 / PyeongChang 2018 + Tokyo 2020 + Beijing 2022 / Jamie Fuller – Feb 05: iSportconnect / International Judo Federation / ONE Championship / Beyond Sport ...
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Sport offers crucial litmus test of Iran’s journey back out of sanctions era

JAMES M DORSEY: Sports and air transport are likely to serve as indicators of whether Iran has the flexibility to become a major node in an increasingly globalised world. At the core of Iranian efforts to become a global sports and airline hub will be ...
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Super Bowl cities Denver, Charlottie vie for dominance of their own

SANTA CLARA: Ahead and around Super Bowl 50 Denver and Charlotte have been waging a battle of friendly competition that involves, among other things, a mayor-to-mayor Super Bowl wager. The mayor with the losing team must don the victor’s team jersey and broadcast an image of ...
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Dentsu extends reach with acquisition of Barcelona based marketing agency

TOKYO: Japanese advertising and public relations company Dentsu has agreed a deal to acquire Spanish sports marketing and brand activation specialist Alesport Group. Although financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, it was confirmed that when the acquisition is finalised, Alesport will maintain its ...
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