Allegations against FIFA erupted earlier this year as delegates gathered to re-elect Sepp Blatter as president. There has been a steady stream of negative headlines since then. Here is the chronicle of FIFA's corruption scandal.
Former FIFA official Mohamed bin Hammam has admitted he received a payment from a World Cup organizing committee account after the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany. However, he denied the money was a bribe.
Marco Polo Del Nero, the president of Brazil's football confederation, has been suspended for 90 days while he is under an ethics investigation. He has remained in power despite facing US corruption charges.
A former FIFA vice president for South America and the Brazilian head of the 2014 World Cup have been found guilty of racketeering. The seven-week trial exposed corruption at the heart of soccer's ruling body.
Africa has many good footballers, but because of the key role played by politics, national teams are performing way below their potential. Lack of trust among stakeholders has hampered progress, said coach Volker Finke.
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