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Tag: Eugenio Figueredo

  • Sunday, October 22nd 2017 - 01:45 UTC

    Uruguay's football caught between a rock and a hard place

    Uruguayan striking players in a street demonstration

    Soccer passionate Uruguay is again with no matches this weekend in the local major leagues and could be for several weeks, because of a conflict between professional players demanding to remove the authorities of their association and a call for fresh elections. A request supported by six hundred signatures, and until complied there will be no games. The measure has been supported by the referees association.

  • Friday, April 22nd 2016 - 08:00 UTC

    Sentenced ex FIFA vice-president in home arrest following surgery in Uruguay

    Eugenio Figueredo was ex FIFA vice president and before also head of Uruguay's football association

    FIFA's former vice-president and ex president of Uruguay's football association Eugenio Figueredo is under home arrest following prostate surgery. Judge Adriana de los Santos authorized the 'temporary' measure while the former official recovers. He was in hospital several days given his age, 84 and heart problems.

  • Thursday, April 7th 2016 - 09:52 UTC

    Uruguay's Damiani has resigned from FIFA's Ethics committee

    “We can confirm that Mr. Damiani resigned from his position as member of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA”

    Uruguay's Juan Pedro Damiani has resigned from FIFA's ethics committee after the Panama Papers showed his law firm acted as an intermediary for a disgraced FIFA official.“We can confirm that Mr. Damiani resigned from his position as member of the adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee of FIFA,” panel spokesman Marc Tenbuecken reported. The news was advanced by the Uruguayan media.

  • Monday, January 25th 2016 - 08:29 UTC

    Paraguay's Dominguez, expected to be confirmed Conmebol president on Tuesday

    Alejandro Domìnguez, (43) is a Paraguayan economist, belonging to one of the richest families in the country is expected to be confirmed on Tuesday

    Conmebol the South American football confederation rattled by corruption and massive arrests of its former members (except Uruguay's), involved in the major FIFA scandal, has a president, and if nothing happens from here to election day, 26 January, he is Alejandro Domìnguez, (43) a Paraguayan economist, belonging to one of the richest families in the country.

  • Friday, December 4th 2015 - 07:49 UTC

    Uruguay's former football chief Bauza, only Conmebol member not indicted

    Uruguay's Sebastian Bauza so far is out of the FBI investigation, and feels 'very calm' about all the proceedings, including those in Montevideo

    Of the ten presidents from South America's football confederation, Conmebol, during the period under investigation by the FBI, only two had not been indicted until Thursday: Uruguay's Sebastian Bauza and Ecuador's Luis Chriboga. However US Attorney General Loretta Lynch included Chriboga in the latest list of allegedly 16 indictments.

  • Friday, December 4th 2015 - 07:29 UTC

    FIFA corruption: new round of arrests of South American football officials

    The indicted include the president of South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), Juan Angel Napout from Paraguay.

    Sixteen more top football officials were charged in a dramatic widening of the FIFA corruption scandal on Thursday, as US prosecutors vowed to leave no stone unturned in their quest to root out graft. Several senior FIFA officials from the past or present were named in a 92-count US Justice Department indictment which came after a series of dawn raids at a luxury hotel in Zurich hosting FIFA officials.

  • Friday, September 18th 2015 - 07:58 UTC

    FIFA's investigation reaches Valcke, who is released from his duties until further notice

    Newspaper allegations on Thursday implicated Valcke, 54, in a scheme to sell World Cup tickets for above face value.

    FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has been put on leave and released from his duties until further notice. A Fifa statement said it had “been made aware of a series of allegations involving the secretary general”.

  • Friday, July 3rd 2015 - 06:55 UTC

    US asks Switzerland for extradition of seven FIFA officials on bribery charges

    The list includes former CONCACAF president Jeffrey Webb and FIFA vice-president Eugenio Figueredo from Uruguay (L)

    The United States asked Switzerland on Thursday to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in an investigation into a global bribery scandal at soccer's governing body, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) announced.

  • Thursday, May 28th 2015 - 00:18 UTC

    “Red Card” for 14 FIFA and sports marketing officials

    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch laid out charges against FIFA officials, who used the US financial system for bribes and kickbacks

    The United States Department of Justice brought charges on racketeering, wire fraud, and money laundering on 14 FIFA and sports marketing officials. Dubbed the “World Cup of corruption” by Richard Weber, chief of the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation unit, the charges are the result of an investigation from the U.S. District Attorney’s office in Eastern New York.

  • Friday, September 20th 2013 - 08:31 UTC

    Argentina and Brazil address Mercosur and trade discussion with Europe

    Figueiredo and Timerman during the picture session

    Argentina’s Hector Timerman and Brazil’s new Foreign minister Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado discussed a long agenda of common interest issues during a work meeting held in Buenos Aires, which included Mercosur, trade discussions with Europe, Unasur, Haiti and US cyber-spying in the region among other issues.

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