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Fifa president Gianni Infantino has been cleared of any violation of the governing body's code of ethics, Fifa's independent ethics committee has announced.
Infantino was investigation over claims over misconduct relating to use of private flights but has now been cleared of any wrongdoing.
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Swiss authorities carried out a search of Fifa's Zurich headquarters on Thursday as they continue their criminal investigation into football's world governing body.
The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) conducted the search and seized documents and electronic data as part of its probe which initially began into the circumstances surrounding the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
A statement from the OAG read:
As part of the ongoing criminal investigations in the Fifa affair, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) carried out a search of Fifa's headquarters on June 2, 2016 with the aim of confirming existing findings and obtaining further information.
Documents and electronic data were seized and will now be examined to determine their relevance to the ongoing proceedings.
The investigations still relate only to the persons named in earlier statements issued by the OAG and further persons unknown. As proceedings are ongoing, no further information can be given at present.
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FIFA appointed its first ever female secretary general on Friday.
Senegalese United Nations official Fatma Samoura was appointed FIFA Secretary General by the FIFA Council, the first woman to hold the prominent position at football's world governing body.
The announcement was made by FIFA President Gianni Infantino at the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico City.
"Fatma is a woman with international experience and vision who has worked on some of the most challenging issues of our time,” President Infantino said.
“She has a proven ability to build and lead teams, and improve the way organisations perform.
"Importantly for FIFA, she also understands that transparency and accountability are at the heart of any well-run and responsible organisation".
Michel Platini's ban from football has been reduced from six to four years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Platini, alongside ex-Fifa president Sepp Blatter were originally suspended for eight years by world football's governing body over a two million Swiss francs payment, worth around £1.4m at current exchange rates, made by Blatter to Platini in 2011.
These bans were reduced in February to six years before the latest verdict on Monday.
The Frenchman's lawyer confirmed he would resign from his role as Uefa president in the coming days.
I take note of today's decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport but I see it as a profound injustice.
This decision imposes upon me a suspension which will prevent me, coincidentally, to present myself at the next Fifa presidential election.
As agreed with the national associations, I resign from my position of president of Uefa in order to continue my fight before the Swiss courts to prove my probity in this matter. Life always has nice surprises in reserve, I am henceforth available to live.
Former Fifa vice president Jeffrey Webb is facing the prospect of a lifetime ban from football after the governing body's Ethics Committee opened proceedings against him.
The ex-Concacaf president pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy, three counts of wire fraud conspiracy and three counts of money laundering conspiracy in November.
He was reportedly extradited to the United States following his arrest in Switzerland in May 2015.
The adjudicatory chamber of the Ethics Committee is chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert and has been recommended to issue a lifelong ban.
The adjudicatory chamber has carefully studied the report of the investigatory chamber, under the chairmanship of Dr Cornel Borbely, and decided to institute formal adjudicatory proceedings against Mr Webb, formerly the President of Concacaf a Vice-President of Fifa, a member of the Executive Committee of the Caribbean Football Union and the President of the Cayman Islands Football Association.
"The final report was transmitted to the adjudicatory chamber on 26 April 2016, with a recommended sanction of a lifelong ban from all football-related activities for violations of articles 13, 15, 18, 19 and 21 of the Fifa Code of Ethics."
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