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Published:Tuesday | December 8, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Webb removed

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Island (CMC):

Jeffrey Webb, the disgraced former president of CONCACAF, has finally been removed as president of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA).

CIFA made the announcement in a statement issued after an emergency meeting of its executive Monday night which followed Webb's guilty plea in a probe into corruption in international football.

Webb initially pleaded not guilty to the charges but US Department of Justice officials revealed last week that he has switched his plea and agreed to forfeit more than US$6 million of ill-gotten gains.

Putin moves to end WCup 2018 delays


President Vladimir Putin has demanded delays in construction of 2018 World Cup projects be quickly overcome.

After chairing a meeting on Russia's preparations yesterday, Putin says there have been "certain difficulties" at various facilities, and he highlighted the Baltic port of Kaliningrad, where "delays there should be fixed as quickly as possible."