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FIFA Seeks Clarification From Emirates Over Sponsorship Comments

Soccer’s governing body said it’s “surprised” by the comments attributed to an executive at sponsor Emirates that the airline is mulling whether to end a deal with FIFA after the 2014 World Cup.

FIFA has been roiled by a slew of corruption scandals in the past year that have spooked sponsors, who pay millions to be associated with the World Cup, sport’s most-watched event.