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 and its big money consultants accused of breaking its own laws

CONCACAF logoBy Paul Nicholson
December 29 - The confederation that can't seem to put a governance foot in the right direction is now being accused by its own federations of breaking its own statutes by not appointing an interim president.

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Cayman FA ejects Webb and battles with government over funds

CIFABy Andrew Warshaw
December 10 - Former FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb, the official who swept to prominence promising to clean up the organisation but fooled all those who viewed him as the new white knight of transparency and tolerance, has been formally ousted from running football in his native Cayman Islands.

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Caribbean storm brews in Cayman over claims of rigged elections and suspicious cash transfers

Bruce BlakeBy Paul Nicholson
September 2 – The Cayman Islands have been plunged into new football controversy and allegations of election rigging and financial irregularities. With Cayman Islands and former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb currently being held in the US on corruption charges, back in Cayman the process of healing has been derailed.

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Gulati hits back as US senator questions selection of Hope Solo

Hope SoloJune 14 - US senator Richard Blumenthal has written to US soccer president Sunil Gulati expressing discontent about Team USA's investigation into the domestic violence charges filed against US goalkeeper, two-time Olympic gold medalist, Hope Solo.

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Gloves off, CONCACAF federations show their election colours

concacaf logo3By Paul Nicholson in the Bahamas
April 16 – If there was any lingering confusion as to where the CONCACAF federation votes were heading, in bulk, at the May election for FIFA president, no-one was left in any doubt after an extraordinary show of support from the floor for Sepp Blatter at the confederation's congress in the Bahamas today.

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Blatter holds court and backs CONCACAF for 4th World Cup berth

Webb and BlatterBy Paul Nicholson in the Bahamas
April 16 - Speaking at the opening of the CONCACAF Congress in the Bahamas today (Thursday) FIFA president Sepp Blatter told his audience of national federations their confederation should have four automatic places at the FIFA World Cup.

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Caribbean federations have a hot day in the FIFA political sun

CFU CongressBy Paul Nicholson in the Bahamas
April 16 – For anyone taking the global annual football confederation congress tour, the Caribbean is the current stop on the schedule which will end in Zurich in May with the main event of the election of the FIFA president. And as in previous elections, the Caribbean is having its day in the FIFA political sun.

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CFU Club Championship kicks off with Champions League as the prize

CFU club championship logoApril 16 – While their federation presidents were in the Bahamas at the CONCACAF Congress, 15 clubs from nine Caribbean Football Union (CFU) member associations were starting their quest for qualification to the CONCACAF Champions League for the 2015/16 next season.

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