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FIFA ethics committee opens proceedings against two former national soccer association presidents

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 01:05

FIFA's ethics committee opens formal proceedings against Eduardo Li, the former president of the Costa Rican Football Association, and Brayan Jimenez, former president of the Guatemalan Football Association, who are accused of violating FIFA rules including those forbidding bribery and corruption

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SHOWS: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (OCTOBER 7, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. VARIOUS OF FORMER COSTA RICAN SOCCER FEDERATION PRESIDENT, EDUARDO LI, AND HIS FAMILY WALKING OUT OF COURTHOUSE GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA (FILE - JANUARY 12, 2016) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 2. VARIOUS OF JIMENEZ BEING TAKEN INTO POLICE CUSTODY AS JOURNALISTS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS SWARM HIM GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA (MARCH 1, 2016) (ORIGINALLY 4:3) (MUTE) (GUATEMALAN NATIONAL CIVIL POLICE HANDOUT - MUST COURTESY POLICIA NACIONAL CIVIL DE GUATEMALA) 3. STILL PHOTO OF POLICE OFFICER REMOVING HANDCUFFS FROM FORMER GUATEMALAN FOOTBALL FEDERATION CHIEF, BRAYAN JIMENEZ 4. STILL PHOTO OF JIMENEZ, NOW WITHOUT HANDCUFFS, IN CUSTODY 5. POLICE OFFICER CUFFING JIMENEZ STORY: FIFA's ethics committee has opened formal proceedings against two former Central American soccer officials after an investigator for the world soccer body recommended they be banned from the game for life for alleged corruption, the watchdog said on Wednesday (February 15). Eduardo Li, former president of the Costa Rican Football Association, and Brayan Jimenez, former president of the Guatemalan Football Association, are accused of violating FIFA rules including those forbidding bribery and corruption. Last year, Li and Jimenez pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to charges including racketeering and wire fraud.

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FIFA ethics committee opens proceedings against two former national soccer association presidents

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 01:05