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A timeline on the FIFA scandal
A timeline on the FIFA scandal

A rundown of some of the notable events that led to Tuesday's announcement that FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign: December 2010: FIFA, soccer's governing body, awards Russia the 2018 World Cup and Qatar the 2022 World Cup. June 2011: Former FIFA executive committee member Mohamed bin Hammam is found guilty of bribery and banned from international football activity for life by FIFA's ethics committee. July 2012: FIFA's ethics committee appoints Michael Garcia, the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, to head an investigation into corruption allegations. Nov. 2014: FIFA's ethics committee chairman Hans-Joachim Eckert publishes a...

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