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ZURICH | FIFA bans Dominican Republic official in bribery case

ZURICH  — FIFA ethics committee judges have banned the former president of Dominican Republic’s soccer federation for 10 years in a bribery case. FIFA says Osiris Guzman was also found guilty of charges of accepting gifts and conflicts of interest. Guzman was fined 150,000 Swiss francs ($151,000), though it is unclear how the fine can … Continue reading ZURICH | FIFA bans Dominican Republic official in bribery case

TAMPA, Fla. | US loses 4-2 to Colombia in Bradley’s return

TAMPA, Fla.— Carlos Bacca, Radamel Falcao and Miguel Borja scored second-half goals to lead Colombia over the United States 4-2 on Thursday night in an exhibition that marked the return of American captain Michael Bradley to the national team following a one-year absence. James Rodriguez put Colombia ahead with a pretty curling shot from just … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla. | US loses 4-2 to Colombia in Bradley’s return

NEW YORK | Ex-Brazil soccer boss gets 4 years in prison in FIFA probe

NEW YORK — A former South American soccer official convicted on corruption charges in the sprawling FIFA (FEE’-fuh) bribery scandal has been sentenced in New York to four years in prison. Jose Maria Marin is a former president of Brazil’s soccer federation and was sentenced on Wednesday in Brooklyn federal court. The government had asked … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ex-Brazil soccer boss gets 4 years in prison in FIFA probe