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Ethics Committee opens formal proceedings against Gabonese football officials charged with sexual abuse

The Disciplinary Committee has extended the decision passed by the Gabonese Football Association to provisionally suspend Mr Eyi from all football-related activities

In December 2021, the independent Ethics Committee initiated preliminary investigation proceedings into allegations of sexual abuse allegedly committed by the former Gabon U-17 coach Patrick Assoumou Eyi, who is accused of raping and sexually abusing minors in Gabon. Following a request by its chairman, and in accordance with the FIFA…

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FIFA Statement regarding incidents in Mexican Liga MX

FIFA would like to stress that violence should have absolutely no place in football

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) is shocked at the tragic incident that took place at La Corregidora stadium in the city of Queretaro during the fixture between Queretaro and Atlas. The violence was unacceptable and intolerable. FIFA joins the Mexican Football Association and Concacaf in condemning this barbaric incident and encouraging the local authorities…

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US Department of Justice awards FIFA Foundation USD 201 Million Compensation

The funds will go into a newly formed World Football Remission Fund, established under the auspices of the FIFA Foundation

The United States Department of Justice has awarded the sum of USD 201 million to the FIFA Foundation as compensation for the losses suffered by FIFA (www.FIFA.com), Concacaf and CONMEBOL as victims of decades of football corruption schemes. This money was seized from the bank accounts of former officials who…

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FIFA and Gianni Infantino welcome Swiss Federal Criminal Court decision to recuse extraordinary Federal Prosecutor

The FCC emphatically declared that the bias of Mr Keller could not guarantee a fair process

FIFA (www.FIFA.com) and FIFA President Gianni Infantino welcome the decision of the Swiss Federal Criminal Court (FCC) to remove Stefan Keller from his position as extraordinary Federal Prosecutor. The FCC emphatically declared that the bias of Mr Keller, as demonstrated by his various media releases, repeated procedural errors, and consistent…

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FIFA: Federal Criminal Court reprimands extraordinary Federal Prosecutor Stefan Keller and declares aspects of his investigation null and void

Mr Keller was appointed to look into certain meetings that the former Swiss Attorney General, Michael Lauber, had with the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino

The Swiss Federal Criminal Court (FCC) has ruled that extraordinary Federal Prosecutor Stefan Keller acted illegally by extending his investigation beyond its remit. Mr Keller was appointed to look into certain meetings that the former Swiss Attorney General, Michael Lauber, had with the FIFA President, Gianni Infantino. However, instead of doing…

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FIFA President discusses threats to football at UN crime and justice congress

FIFA protecting “not just football and its institutions, but also the very people that practise the sport”

President Infantino addresses special event on safeguarding sport from corruption and crime; FIFA (www.FIFA.com) protecting “not just football and its institutions, but also the very people that practise the sport”. FIFA President Gianni Infantino has featured at the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice to discuss the…

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Moses Hassim Magogo suspended for two months

A two-month suspension from taking part in any kind of football-related activity at national and international

The chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has ratified the plea bargain entered into by Mr Moses Hassim Magogo, President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations and member of the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee, and the chairperson of the investigatory chamber. An investigation…

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Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Mr Abu Bakarr Kabba

Guilty of having accepted and received bribes in relation to the manipulation of international matches, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Abu Bakarr Kabba, a former football official affiliated to the Sierra Leone Football Association, guilty of having accepted and received bribes in relation to the manipulation of international matches, in violation of the FIFA Code of Ethics. The formal ethics…

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Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Mr Musa Hassan Bility

A fine in the amount of CHF 500,000 has been imposed on Mr Bility

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mr Musa Hassan Bility, member of the CAF executive committee, as well as former President of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) and former FIFA Standing Committee member, guilty of having misappropriated FIFA funds, as well as having received benefits and found…