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  Sepp Blatter given ovation by staff   Fifa president has been given a 10-minute standing ovation by some 400 staff as he returned to its Zurich HQ after announcing he was to step dow   Sepp Blatter to quit as president amid corruption scandal Map of Zurich Switzerland
Ronaldo wins Best FIFA Men's Player 2016 award  The soccer superstar also landed a double European triumph with club and country, as well as the prestigious Ballon d'Or Award   Gianni Infantino crowned new FIFA president Map of Zurich Switzerland
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2016 Feb.26  
  World football's governing body elected the Swiss-Italian lawyer after he defeated Bahrain's Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa in the 2nd round
2015 Jun.3  
2015 Jun.2  
  Blatter says he will resign as president of football's governing body Fifa amid a corruption scandal
 79-year-old Swiss has called an extraordinary Fifa congress 'as soon as possible' to elect a new president
2013 Aug.9    
  The owner of a shop in Zurich where US talk show host Oprah Winfrey says she encountered racism has called the incident a 'misunderstanding'
2012 Jul.5     FIFA to use goal-line technology Map of ZURICH Switzerland
  Soccer gave its stamp of approval to goal-line technology, headscarves for female Muslim players and a 5-referee system to officiate matches
2011 Sep.27     Polanski returns for Zurich award Map of Zurich Switzerland
  Director Roman Polanski has received a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival, 2 years after his arrest in the city on sex charges
2011 May.25   FIFA probe new bribery claim  Football's governing body has announced it is to investigate two of its most high profile members over bribery allegations 2010 Dec.2     FIFA's World Cup be held in Qatar in 2022 Map of Zurich Switzerland
  The tiny, wealthy nation beat out the United States, Japan, South Korea and Australia to host what will be the largest sporting in the world
 The son of emir and head of the bid team, said he was looking forward to the first time a Middle Eastern nation hosts the event
2010 Dec.2     2018 FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia Map of Zurich Switzerland  The Russian government has pledged billions of dollars to build new stadiums and infrastructure. Putin did not attending the ceremony
 It will be the first time the contest has been held in eastern Europe.. Russia beat out England and joint bids from Spain/Portugal and Belgium/Netherlands
2010 Nov.18   FIFA suspends pair amid corruption claim  World football's governing body FIFA suspended Amos Adamu of Nigeria and Reynald Temarii of Tahiti, two of its executive committee members 2009 Dec.21       Messi named World Player of Year
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  Barcelona star Lionel Messi was named FIFA World Player of the Year, capping a remarkable 2009 for the Argentina star
2009 Oct.20     Swiss 'tipped off US' on Polanski Map of Zurich Switzerland
  Newly released documents have shed light on how fugitive film director came to be arrested during a trip to Zurich last month
2009 Oct.10     Armenia, Turkey sign historic agreement Map of Zurich Switzerland
  Turkey and Armenia are establishing diplomatic relations after nearly a century of animosity. The border has been closed since 1993
 Neither the Armenians nor the Turks gave a closing statement after the signing
2009 Sep.27     Roman Polanski detained in Zurich Map of Zurich Switzerland  Film director Roman Polanski has been taken into custody and faces extradition to the US for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977
 Polanski, 76, was detained as he travelled from France to collect a lifetime achievement award at the Zurich Film Festival under a 2005 international alert issued by the US
2008 Jun.17     Champs Italy snatch last-8 Euro berth
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  World champions eliminated 10-man France from the European Championships with a 2-0 victory that sent them into a quarterfinals
2008 Feb.11     Gang robs Zurich of top paintings Map of Zurich Switzerland
  An armed gang has stolen 4 paintings worth some $160m by the Cezanne, Degas, Van Gogh and Monet from a museum
2007 Oct.21     Hot Henin claims Zurich Open title Map of Zurich Switzerland
  World No. 1 extended her winning run to 20 matches after beating Golovin 6-4 6-4 in the final of the Zurich Open
2006 Oct.22       Sharapova wins year's fourth title Map of Zurich Switzerland
  U.S. Open champion is beating unseeded Slovak Daniela Hantuchova 6-1 4-6 6-3 in the Zurich Open
2006 Aug.18   Powell equals world record again  Asafa Powell of Jamaica equaled his own 100-meter record of 9.77 sec. at the meeting in Zurich 2002 Sep.6     Filipino man with iron bar injures 14 Map of Zurich Switzerland
  A 32-year-old went on the rampage in a village near Zurich, before being subdued on a bus

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B. 2017-01-09 Ronaldo wins Best FIFA Men's Player 2016 award Zurich, Switzerland
2016-02-26 Gianni Infantino crowned new FIFA president Zurich, Switzerland
3. 2015-06-03 Sepp Blatter given ovation by staff Zurich, Switzerland
4. 2015-06-02 Sepp Blatter to quit as president amid corruption scandal Zurich, Switzerland
5. 2013-08-09 Oprah 'race snub' a 'misunderstanding' Zurich, Switzerland
G. 2012-07-05 FIFA to use goal-line technology ZURICH, Switzerland
H. 2011-09-27 Polanski returns for Zurich award Zurich, Switzerland
I. 2011-05-25 FIFA probe new bribery claim Zurich, Switzerland
J. 2010-12-02 FIFA's World Cup be held in Qatar in 2022 Zurich, Switzerland

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