FIFA President Sepp Blatter and European soccer boss Michel Platini were both banned from soccer for eight years on Monday for ethics violations, leaving the global game leaderless as it struggles with a swirl of corruption cases. The pair, who were also fined, had been suspended in October while an[…]
Sepp Blatter, FIFA president, and his possible successor, UEFA chief Michel Platini, have been provisionally suspended for 90 days by the global football body’s ethics committee. The committee also handed out a 90-day suspension to Jerome Valcke, FIFA secretary general, who had already been put on leave by the football[…]
Fifa President Sepp Blatter is being investigated by US authorities as part of their corruption inquiry into football’s governing body, The New York Times (NYT) has reported. Blatter, who announced on Tuesday that he will be resigning from his position , has not been directly implicated in the parallel US and[…]
The newly re-elected leader of FIFA Sepp Blatter has said he’s shocked at the way the US targeted football’s world governing body, adding the arrest of its officials and calls for his resignation is “no coincidence.” On Friday, 79-year-old Blatter won his fifth presidential term at FIFA after his opponent,[…]
President Sepp Blatter has opened FIFA’s annual congress in Swiss city of Zurich with a call for unity after twin criminal investigations rocked world football’s governing body this week. Blatter, who is widely tipped to be voted in for a fifth term as president later on Friday, told congress attendees[…]
Global football governing body FIFA are facing an unprecedented scandal on the eve of its annual congress, after up to 14 high ranking officials were indicted amidst allegations of widespread corruption. Amongst those arrested was current vice president, Jeffery Webb as well as his predecessor Jack Warner. This follows dawn[…]
Football’s governing body Fifa is due to open its annual congress despite warnings from sponsors that they may review ties over the arrest of senior officials on corruption charges. Coca-Cola, Adidas and Visa were among the companies to voice their concern. The European football body Uefa will decide whether to boycott Friday’s[…]
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