American and Swiss criminal investigations into corruption in global soccer are unlikely to lead to any threat to Russia retaining the hosting rights for the 2018 World Cup, according to US and European sources familiar with the probes.
As the football season goes into high gear, fans in the region can catch all the action, in full HD, on OSN, it was announced.
A new season of world-class football from across the globe is now showing on Abu Dhabi Sports channels
The head of Bolivia's soccer federation, Carlos Chavez, was arrested on Friday on charges of corruption in the management of finances, the Bolivian public prosecutors office said.
Chavez is also the treasurer of the South Amer
Swiss justice officials said on Thursday they had extradited to the US an official detained in a US corruption investigation into world soccer's governing body Fifa.
The Swiss Federal Office of Justice did not name the officia
Saudi Arabia's plans to dramatically increase the size and scope of football stadiums around the country have "been shelved" because of the impact of falling oil prices, sources have told Reuters.
Qatar defended its successful 2022 World Cup bid on Friday following corruption scandals in soccer's governing body Fifa and said it would carry on with plans to stage the event.
Qatar's World Cup organising committee said
Embattled Fifa president Sepp Blatter called on members of world soccer's governing body to stick together to stamp out corruption in the wake of the latest scandal to hit the game.
Addressing the Fifa delegation at Friday'
Qatar's bourse fell sharply on Thursday, driven by news of criminal investigations against Fifa soccer officials as well as by profit-taking after an upgrade of some stocks by index compiler MSCI. Most other Gulf markets were also soft.
Visa has told Fifa it could end its sponsorship of soccer's world governing body if it does not act fast to restore the reputation of the game after senior officials were arrested on bribery and corruption charges.
Soccer World Cup sponsor Nike said it was cooperating with authorities after bribery and corruption charges against senior Fifa officials were announced by US prosecutors and arrests were made in Switzerland.
US prosecutors issued