US judge pushes FIFA corruption trial date back

The US federal judge overseeing football’s sweeping corruption scandal has conceded that February next year will be too early to start proceedings.

Former FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner is among several former FIFA executives indicted by the United States' Justice Department in this matter.

Prosecutors had proposed what they described as an “aggressive but achievable” schedule to begin the process of sentencing a raft of disgraced powerbrokers snared by the massive corruption investigation.