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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - OCTOBER 09: A FIFA logo next to the entrance at the FIFA headquarters on October 9, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland. On Thursday, FIFA's Ethics Committee provisionally banned FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter from all football activities for the duration of 90 days. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)(Getty Images)

FIFA bans Afghan football chief Keramuddin Karim pending sex abuse probe

By Agence France-Presse | Geneva
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 09:28 PM IST
FIFA’s independent ethics committee said in a statement that the provisional ban “may be extended pending proceedings on the merits of the case.”
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Image for representational purposes only(REUTERS)

Afghan football chiefs suspended over sex abuse on women’s team

By AFP | Kabul
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2018 04:56 PM IST
The story quoted former captain Khalida Popal -- who fled the country after receiving death threats and has spoken out previously about the discrimination women face in Afghanistan -- as saying male officials were “coercing” female players.
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