Football Americas

CONCACAF say house is now in order and they want their FIFA cash

CONCACAF logoBy Andrew Warshaw
February 12 - FIFA's decision to freeze funding to CONCACAF and CONMEBOL, the two confederations most affected by the ongoing corruption scandal with a spate of officials charged and arrested, has drawn a carefully worded response from CONCACAF who insist they are putting their house in order and clearly want the payments resumed.

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UNCAF declare for Montagliani but election turns ugly as dirty tricks mount

Victor Montagliani2By Paul Nicholson
February 10 – The central American federations that form the UNCAF regional body that is part of CONCACAF, have moved swiftly to show their support for Canadian Victor Montagliani in his bid for the confederation's presidency. But their declaration has been met with accusations that CONCACAF's old guard are skewing the election to their man.

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Montagliani heads north American push for power at CONCACAF

Victor Montagliani2By Paul Nicholson
February 9 – The battle for the presidency of CONCACAF has been raised a notch in intensity with the official announcement by Canadian FA president and CONCACAF executive committee member Victor Montagliani that he will run for election in May at the confederation's congress in Mexico.

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Cayman's Watson hammered as judge sends him down for 7 years

Canover WatsonBy Andrew Warshaw
February 8 - "Canover Watson's fall from grace is now complete," reported the local newspaper after yet another one-time high-profile FIFA figure brought shame upon football's scandal-tarnished world governing body.

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The show must go on: Costa Rica steps up to host regional Futsal finals

CONCACAF logoBy Paul Nicholson
February 3 - FIFA may have suspended their funding but CONCACAF are getting used to operating on reduced cashflow. The US Justice Department partially froze funds back in May 2015 when they arrested then president Jeffrey Webb and Costa Rican president Ricardo Li, and followed that up with a raid the confederation's Miami headquarters.

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Guatemala's $1 million question: Where is it?

fedefut GuateBy Mark Baber
February 1 - As much as $1 million in funds from soccer's global governing body FIFA may have gone missing from Guatemala's soccer federation last year, according to reports of an internal audit carried out by the federation.

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CONCACAF reform proposals pave way for root and branch changes in power base

CONCACAF logoBy Paul Nicholson
January 26 – CONCACAF has released details of its proposed reform measures to its member federations, at the centre of which would be the replacement of the executive committee with a CONCACAF Council.

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Central American bloc opts to support Infantino

uncafJanuary 26 - Gianni Infantino's bid to squeeze over the line in next month's FIFA presidential election has been given impetus after he received the bloc support of the central American Football Union (UNCAF), which carries seven votes in next month's ballot.

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Warner stays anchored in Trinidad as judge grants extradition stay

Jack Warner3By Mark Baber
January 26 - Jack Warner's solicitors have won a victory in their battle to prevent, or at least delay, their client's extradition from Trinidad and Tobago to face charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money-laundering in the US.

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