The new museum FIFA World in Zurich promotes the dynamic element of soccer while contrasting it with still images, jerseys and trophies. All in all, it celebrates the sport which has so often been in the headlines for the wrong reasons.
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.
Russian soccer champion Spartak Moscow has been accused of racism after a tweet which appeared to refer to its black players as "chocolates." Authorities have said they will crack down on racism ahead of the World Cup.
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.
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.
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