Read the full 161-page indictment here Buy nba coins:FIFA scandal: Jeffrey Webb pleads not guilty to corruption chargesJeffrey Webb, one of the seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich on corruption charges, pleaded not guilty in a U.S. court. Webb, 50, made his first appearance stateside in Brooklyn, N.Y. federal court on Saturday, reports Bloomberg. He claimed innocent to U.S. charges of racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering. He allegedly received millions of dollars in the form of bribes and kickbacks for distributing the media rights to various international soccer tournaments.
Webb chose not to resist extradition to the United States, unlike the other arrested officials, which could suggest his potential willingness to cooperate with prosecutors as the investigation continues.Webb, as FIFA vice president and CONCACAF president, worked closely with outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatteras well as ex-CONCACAF president and FIFA vice president Jack Warner, who is currently resisting extradition from Trinidad and Tobago.After his indictment, he received a provisional ban and was replaced as FIFA vice president.Fox Sports reports Webb was released on $10 million bond following his arraignment in court.
The United States Women’s National Team are back on top of the monthly FIFA world rankings after winning the World Cup for the first time since 1999.The USWNT lost the No. 1 spot in FIFA’s world rankings to Germany in December, the first time the squad wasn’t ranked first in more than six years. The United States captured their third World Cup title with a dominating 5-2 victory over Japan, led by midfielder Carli Lloyd’s hat-trick. Television viewership for a soccer match was at an all-time high, with 25.4 million people in the United States watching the game In the new standings released Friday, Germany is second after losing to the Americans in the semifinals of the Women’s World Carli Lloyd turns in Women's World Cup final performance for the ages
France maintains its spot at No. 3 and World Cup runner up Japan is fourth. Coming in at No. 5 is England, with its highest ranking ever after beating Germany 1-0 in the third-place game.Brazil, Sweden, Japan, North Korea (Korea DPR), Australia and Norway round out the top 10. World Cup host Canada dropped three spots to 11th. Get your own SI special-edition USWNT World Cup championship cover Nigeria is Africa’s highest ranked team at No. 29, while New Zealand (No. 16) is the Oceania Football Confederation’s top ranked squad.
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