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Chung evidences 'electoral fraud' and slams Salman and AFC's support of Platini

Chung Mong-joonBy Andrew Warshaw
September 3 - In a dramatic early twist in the race to succeed Sepp Blatter, South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon has lambasted his own confederation by accusing them of breaking electoral and ethical rules and calling for an official inquiry.

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Carrard gathers task force in Bern for first attempt at FIFA reform blueprint

Francois CarrardBy Andrew Warshaw
September 2 - FIFA's much-touted Reform Task Force convenes for the first time today and tomorrow amid considerable doubt over whether it will finally be able to bring about desperately needed concrete change in the wake of the unprecedented corruption crisis that has engulfed the organisation.

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Zico reaches out to FIFA candidates calling for presidential debate

ZicoSeptember 2 - Prospective FIFA presidential candidate Zico has written to all his potential rivals asking them to engage in an early debate about the future of the organisation.

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Prosecutors head to Zurich to get hot under the white collar

Stop hazingBy Paul Nicholson
September 2 – Timing is everything but a gathering of the world's federal prosecutors for a conference in Zurich, where FIFA is headquartered, has a certain tragi-comical resonance.

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Platini stays quiet on FIFA, but backs Olympiakos saying there was no favourtism

Michel Platini7By Andrew Warshaw
August 28 - Michel Platini's eagerly awaited first press conference since announcing he is running for FIFA president turned into a giant anti-climax when he refused to answer any questions about his candidacy, much to the disappointment and annoyance of scores of journalists who had travelled to Monaco specifically to hear his blueprint for the future.

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FIFA extraditions: US keep grip on Rocha; Argentine judge suspends Jinkis' extradition

Loretta Lynch leads US dept of just press conferenceBy Mark Baber
August 28 - In the latest moves in the FIFA corruption case, an Argentine judge has suspended the US extradition request for Argentine businessmen Hugo and Mariano Jinkis in lieu of more information from US prosecutors, whilst the US has insisted on priority over Nicaragua in extraditing Julio Rocha from Switzerland.

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Waiting game: Sexwale undecided on run at FIFA presidency

Tokyo SexwaleBy Andrew Warshaw
August 28 - Former South African political prisoner turned human rights icon Tokyo Sexwale says he is still unsure whether to take on UEFA president Michel Platini and South Korea's former FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-joon in the race to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president next February, but will make a decision "in due course".

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Sexwale takes reins for renewed talks on solution to Palestine/Israel stand-off

Blatter, Eini, Sexwale and RajoubBy Andrew Warshaw
August 27 - FIFA have kickstarted their latest attempt finally forge a workable compromise in the Middle East that satisfies both Palestinians and Israelis.

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Platini to keep his FIFA manifesto under wraps as big questions mount

Michel Platini21By Andrew Warshaw
August 27 - FIFA presidential candidate Michael Platini will publish his manifesto in the next six to eight weeks and not, as had been anticipated, at his first session with the international media at the conclusion of Champions and Europa League business in Monaco tomorrow.

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