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  • Zurich is world's most expensive city

    The Swiss banking capital is still the world's most expensive city, according to the 17th edition of a report from the Swiss bank UBS, published Tuesday, May 29. When it comes to buying power, however, Los Angeles residents' salaries go furthest.

  • Deep division as FIFA decides on expanded World Cup

    FIFA's governing council is set to decide on Tuesday whether to expand the World Cup, a controversial idea that has created deep divisions among global football's most powerful camps.

  • Barca withdraw appeal over fines for pro-Catalan flags

    Barcelona have agreed to withdraw an appeal against fines imposed by UEFA last year after their supporters waved pro-Catalan independence flags at two matches, European soccer's governing body said on Monday.

  • FIFA loses the man who led fight against match-fixing

    The man who was leading FIFA's fight against match-fixing has left his post, soccer's world governing body said on Monday.

  • Footballers face modest wages, late payment

    Far from the image of owning fast cars and living in mansions, footballers around the world face low wages, delayed payments, bullying and intimidation, according to a survey published on Tuesday.

  • Swiss launch probe on Kaiser

    Authorities in Zurich open criminal proceedings against German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer.

  • FIFA headquarters searched, documents seized

    Swiss investigators search FIFA's Zurich headquarters and seize documents, the country's prosecution authority says, while FIFA says the search targets sacked deputy general secretary Markus Kattner.

  • ‘Messi's achievements beyond my wildest dreams’

    Lionel Messi's father says he could never have dreamed of the success Barcelona's five-time Ballon d'Or winner has enjoyed.

  • Messi widely tipped to regain Ballon d'Or

    Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is targeting an unprecedented fifth Ballon d'Or award in Zurich, with the Argentine heavily favoured to reclaim the prize from three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Fifa vice-presidents held in Zurich

    Two Fifa vice-presidents are arrested in a dawn raid at a Swiss hotel on suspicion of accepting millions of dollars of bribes.

  • Fifa calls crisis meeting

    Fifa is discussing delaying the election for its next president, two sources told Reuters, a move that could give Michel Platini more time to appeal against his ban.

  • Fifa to probe Platini dossier leak

    Fifa will investigate the alleged distribution of a dossier highly critical of Uefa president Michel Platini.

  • Milind Soman turns 'Ironman'

    Model-actor Milind Soman, who turns 50 in November this year, has won the Ironman title at a triathlon held in Zurich in Switzerland on July 19 in which over 2,000 participants this year included seven Indians reports The Indian Express.

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    Swiss banks ‘reported suspicious Fifa accounts’

    Swiss banks report suspicious activity around accounts of football's world governing body Fifa, says the Swiss attorney general.

  • Fifa presidency

    Blatter and Ali battle for power

    While Fifa continues to reel from "a storm" of damaging corruption allegations, 209 member associations will decide on Friday whether to give Sepp Blatter a fifth term as president.