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A 63-year-old former Guatemalan football official is expected Wednesday to become the first person sentenced by a US judge over the sweeping corruption scandal that rocked world soccer.
A 63-year-old former official in Guatemala's Football Federation broke down in tears as he pleaded guilty in New York Friday to wire fraud and conspiracy in the massive corruption scandal that has rocked world soccer.
Guatemala's former football chief pleaded guilty in New York on Friday to racketeering and wire fraud conspiracies in connection with the unprecedented FIFA corruption scandal rocking world soccer.
The United States got their flagging 2018 World Cup qualification campaign back on track on Tuesday with a 4-0 thrashing of Guatemala.
The pressure is on coach Jurgen Klinsmann and the United States as they host Guatemala on Tuesday aiming to bounce back from an embarrassing 2-0 defeat in Guatemala City in 2018 World Cup qualifying.
A Guatemalan court on Wednesday authorized the extradition of the former national football chief, Brayan Jimenez, to the United States where he is wanted on bribery charges engulfing the FIFA world football body.
Guatemala coach Ivan Franco Sopegno has resigned amid the crisis sparked by the US probe into FIFA for suspected bribery, the Guatemalan football federation said Friday.
A top official in Guatemala's Football Federation, Hector Trujillo, was arrested in the United States on Friday after being indicted in a massive corruption scandal rocking the sport's world body FIFA, a top Guatemalan judge said.